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Rank 1 Ahroun Gifts

A list of all Rank 1 Ahroun Auspice Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Ahroun Gifts of all ranks, see All Ahroun Gifts.

Razor Claws

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift / Rank 1 Get of Fenris Gift

By raking his claws over stone or another hard surface, the Ahroun hones them to razor sharpness. Either a cat- or bear-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Rage point, and the Ahroun must take a full turn to sharpen her claws. For the remainder of the scene, her claw attack do an additional die of damage.

Source: Core book revised.


Inspiration / Grim Resolve

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift / Rank 1 Silent Strider (Camp: Harbingers) Gift  / Rank 1 Silver Fang Gift

Other werewolves look to the Ahroun for leadership in combat. The Gift of Inspiration is one reason. The Garou with this Gift lends new resolve and righteous anger to his brethren. Either a lion- or wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. All comrades (but not the Gift’s user) receive one automatic success on any Willpower rolls made during the scene.

Source: Core book revised / Tribebook: Silent Striders (revised) / 20th Anniversary Edition


Falling Touch

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift / Rank 1 Stargazer Gift

This Gift allows the Garou to send her foe sprawling with but a touch. Any aerial spirit can teach this Gift.

System: The Garou’s player rolls Dexterity + Medicine (difficulty of the opponent’s Stamina + Athletics). Even one success send the victim to the ground. Doing so counts as an action; activating this Gift and striking a foe with intent to harm are two separate things.

Source: Core book revised.


Spur Claws

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift

Some Garou take the bee as a role model for their cause. The bee is so devoted to her queen that she attacks her enemies with no care to the inevitable fact that she will die in the attack. For those Garou who feel similarly, bee-spirits may teach them how to turn their claws into stingers that stick in their opponents. Such poison as they excrete won’t kill their opponents but neither will it kill the werewolf in question.

System: The player spends one Rage. The next successful claw attack the character makes will bury her claws into the victim, where they stay stuck after they rip from the Ahroun’s fingertips. Until the victim takes the time to pull them out (which takes a full turn) they will suffer +2 difficulty on all actions. However, the Garou’s claws take a full turn to regenerate and can’t be used in that time.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Empathy of Hatred

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift

Using this Gift, an Ahroun can tell at a glance how strongly a given individual is ruled by anger — both at the moment and over the course of their life. An Epiphling of Rage teaches this Gift.

System: No roll is needed; the effect is automatic. By spending an action focusing on a person, the Ahroun can learn the permanent and temporary Rage that said person possesses. This is most useful for spirits and other shapechangers, of course, although some fomori may possess Rage as well. The Shadow Lord Gift: Aura of Confidence blocks the perception granted by this Gift completely.

Source: Book of Auspices


Pack Tactics

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift

While the Ahroun’s role as the overall leader of Garou is questionable, there is no doubt at all who should take control of the pack during a battle. By taking the lead and coordinating pack actions, the Ahroun gifts all of her packmates with great competence in the heat of battle. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Willpower point before initiating a Pack Tactics maneuver (Werewolf, page 212), and divides a pool of extra dice equal to her Leadership score among everyone performing the maneuver. The dice should be divided as evenly as possible, although the player may choose where to distribute extra dice (or in case of the Ahroun’s Leadership score granting fewer dice than the number of packmates involved).

Source: Book of Auspices


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