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Rank 3 Ahroun Gifts

A list of all Rank 3 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.

Silver Claws

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift / Rank 3 Silver Fang Gift

The Ahroun can establish her battlefield primacy against other werebeasts by transforming her own claws into silver. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Gnosis (difficulty 7) to activate the Gift. The transformation lasts for the scene or until the Ahroun decides to end the Gift. Silver claws still do aggravated damage to all targets, and they are naturally unsoakable to the Garou and most other werebeasts. While the Ahroun manifests the calws, she suffers searing agonies. Each turn, she gains an automatic Rage point. Furthermore, all non-combat difficulties increase by one because of the distraction. When her Rage points exceed her Willpower, she must check for frenzy.

Source: Core book revised.


Spirit Savage

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

In the spirit world, a warrior often finds himself dealing with hostile spirits much more often than he’d like. This Gift allows the Ahroun to brutally savage a spirit with a bite, impeding the spirit’s ability to attack or defend itself. Spirits find this Gift horrifying, and are unwilling to aid any warrior who uses it unjustly (such as against any Gaian spirit). It’s taught by wolverine-spirits, who care little for the opinion of their fellows.

System: The Garou must successfully bite his spirit opponent and spend a Rage pint. The player then rolls Strength + Brawl, difficulty 4; if the successes equal or exceed the spirit’s Willpower, the spirit’s Rage is effectively reduced by one point, plus one point for every extra success, for the rest of the scene. This Gift can be used only once per scene against any given spirit, and it cannot reduce a spirit to zero Rage.

For example, Tanya Riverjumper ignores the foul stench and clamps down on a Hogling. She gains six successes; three more than the Hogling’s Willpower. The Hogling loses four Rage for the rest of the scene; it now has only four dice to attack and defends itself, and it’s probably terrified to boot.

Source: Umbra


Purity of Spirit

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

Many Galliards relate stories describing the werewolves’ weakness to silver as a kind of chiminage — the price Luna extracts from her children for the gift of Rage. Using this Gift, the werewolf can, at great cost, briefly shield himself against silver’s damaging power with his own spiritual energies. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou spends a number of Gnosis points and immediately receives this many automatic successes to soak damage from silver, even if she has no dice to roll. The effects lasts for a number of turns equal to the Gnosis spent, not including the remainder of the turn in which it was activated.

The Gift does not take an action to activate, and indeed can be activated immediately if the Garou has been struck by surprise with a silver bullet or blade to help ameliorate the damage… as long as the user hasn’t spent any Rage that turn of course. This Gift cannot be active at the same time as Luna’s Armor; whichever is activated last cancels the prior Gift.

Source: Book of Auspices


Combat Healing

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

The Ahroun are famous for their ability to fight — it’s their purpose in life. This Gift allows a Garou to heal wounds during combat without hesitation or even a moment’s pause. While other Garou are licking their wounds, the Ahroun with this Gift keeps fighting. Wolverine-spirits teach this Gift, although they usually have to be bested in combat first.

System: The player spends two Rage points to activate this Gift. The Garou no longer need pause for a turn to heal a Health Level or roll Stamina to heal during combat. Every round, the Ahroun heals one nonaggravated Health Level, regardless of her actions.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Wind Claws

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

The Ahroun’s claws and fangs pass through the flimsy protections of their enemies as though they were but air and hope. An air elemental teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Rage point. For the rest of the turn, all of the Ahroun’s natural attacks completely ignore any armor (mundane or magical) that targets might be wearing; the targets forfeit all soak dice from such protection

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Heart of Fury

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

The Garou can steel himself against anger, suppressing his Rage and creating a mental dam against the explosive frenzies of his kind. This anger will catch up with him eventually, though, so he must vent it before it breaks free. A boar-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Willpower (difficulty of the character’s permanent Rage rating). Every two successes add one to the character’s frenzy difficulties for the scene, making it harder to frenzy. When the scene ends, however, past slights and injuries come rushing back to haunt the Garou, refilling the Garou’s heart and soul. He must spend one Willpower point or make a frenzy check immediately at the regular difficulty.

Source: Core book revised.


Shatter Bone

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

Victims with twisted arms or crushed legs are much easier prey. The Ahroun with this Gift can destroy bone with a single punch, regardless of the damage inflicted by the blow. A hyena-spirit teaches this Gift

System: Before striking an opponent, the Ahroun must spend a Willpower point and a Rage point. The Garou must target a specific limb, which increases the attack’s difficulty. The player must score at least three successes. Also, he must spend the Willpower and Rage even if the blow does not connect or he scores fewer than three successes. The Successful use of this Gift crushes whatever bone structure lies beneath the targeted flesh and causes a number of Health Levels of damage equal to the number of successes in the attack roll -3. Broken arms and legs subsequently handicap an opponent in any combat. Broken ribs hinder movement and can possibly puncture a lung. A fractured skull renders the victim unconscious in most cases. A broken spine causes paralysis. This attack is unsoakable but doe not cause aggravated wounds.

Target
Skull

Arm

Leg

Rib

Spine

Difficulty
+3

+2

+1

+2

+4

Special Effect
Stamina roll (difficulty 8) to remain conscious

Dexterity roll to hold items; target cannot use broken limb to attack.

Dexterity roll to remain standing; target cannot run or attack with broken limb.

Stamina roll (difficulty 6) to avoid puncturing a lung.

Must attack target from rear; target remains paralyzed until this wound heals.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


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