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Rank 5 Ahroun Gifts

A list of all Rank 5 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.

Shared Strength

Rank 5 Ahroun Gift

No matter how strong you are, you can’t be everywhere. Sooner or later, if you live long enough, every Ahroun will experience the heartbreak of seeing a packmate die in combat, and knowing that they simply couldn’t be there to help. Elders have seen this more than any, so it is not unusual that they would learn a Gift like this. This Gift allows an Ahroun to donate his capacities to one of his packmates for a single turn, imbuing them with their strength, speed and skill. However, they pay a high price for this help, losing their own strength for the same amount of time. This Gift is taught by a wolf-spirit.

System: The player spends two Gnosis and states a period of time for the Gift to remain active. This could be “the next turn”, “an hour”, “the rest of the scene” or even “until the day I die”. If the Ahroun dies, the Gift ceases to work immediately, so “until the Final Battle” won’t work unless you survive to see it. For that amount of time, one Garou of the Ahroun’s choice and within their line of sight immediately is treated as possessing the Ahroun’s Physical Attributes, Brawl, Dodge and Melee abilities (if the target has higher abilities, they retain their own high scores). However, the Ahroun is treated as having a mere one dot in all Physical attributes, in all forms, as long as the Gift is active and no dots in Brawl, Melee and Dodge. The target and Ahroun cannot spend experience points to raise any of the shared Traits until the Gift ends.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Kiss of Helios

Rank 5 Ahroun Gift

The Ahroun can invoke the sun’s power to become completely immune to the damaging effects of fire. Additionally, the Ahroun may ignite any portion of his body and keep it burning for extended periods. Most commonly the Garou will light his mane during rituals, but he can also ignite his claws or mouth without ill effect. A fire elemental or a sun-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis. For the rest of the scene, the Ahroun cannot be harmed by any natural forms of fire, up to and including molten lava. Artificial fires (napalm, gas fires, etc.) do one-quarter damage, and they are treated as bashing damage. The Garou does two additional dice of aggravated damage if he attacks with blazing fists, claws or fangs. The effects last for one scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Strength of Will

Rank 5 Ahroun Gift

The Ahroun with this Gift could lead his pack to the gates of Hell itself if that were what it took. A wolf-spirit or an Incarna avatar teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou’s player spends a point of Willpower and rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty 8). Each success grants all the Garou’s allies within 100 feet an extra point of Willpower. These extra points last for the rest of the scene, and they can be spent as usual. This Gift can even raise an ally’s Willpower above its maximum or even above 10. This Gift may be used only once per scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Aegis

Rank 5 Ahroun Gift

This Gift grants a Garou a mystical aegis protecting her from attacks. This is not a literal shield; rather, strikes simply fail to hit vital areas, bullets defects of a belt buckle and circumstance otherwise conspires to prevent blows from landing solidly on the warrior while this ability is in effect. A wind-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Willpower, and the difficulty of all attack rolls made against her for the duration of the scene are increased by two. Any attack roll that scores only one success (after dodge, if applicable) against the Garou is considered to be a graze, and inflicts only bashing damage.

Source: Book of Auspices


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