Van generally takes pretty much everything seriously, myth in particular. He is often seen using his powers to train. Before coming to camp ,Van was vastly unmotivated, but after losing his hand while fighting Fenrir, he's become bitter, determined, angry, and emotionally unstable.
Van possesses a spear made of Uru he calls Saltair. He wields an Uru sword that has been augmented with Kyrll earth enchantments, allowing it to create fissues in the ground when the blade is driven into the ground. His left hand isn't real, but is made of Uru, and is an enchanted gift from his father that allows him to turn any metal he touches with it into uru.