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Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gifts

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


Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift

Children of Gaia see no use for lethal force when they are not fighting minions of the Wyrm, but even they succumb to frenzy. This Gift, used chiefly by Children of Gaia with high Rage or in duels, allows the Garou to use her natural weaponry and Rage without fear of killing her opponent. A dove-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point. For the rest of the scene, all damage that the Garou inflicts with her own body (claws and teeth, but no weapons of any kind) is considered bashing. A creature “killed” by such damage merely falls unconscious, and he may heal the wounds at the usual rate for bashing damage.

Source: Core book revised.

Brother’s Scent

Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift

Drawing upon the universal brotherhood of all creatures of Gaia, the werewolf seems to fit in wherever he goes. Those given no reason to suspect the Child’s presence simply overlook her. A servant of Unicorn teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Appearance + Empathy (difficulty 6). All individuals not specifically on guard against intruders overlook any incongruity in the Garou’s appearance — for example, a naked man covered in blood and carrying a grand klaive walking through a high-society ball would draw no particular notice, nor would a wolf wandering through a residential neighborhood. The Garou isn’t invisible, he simply doesn’t stand out when he otherwise should, and his appearance is considered unremarkable even when he’s interacted with. If the werewolf’s actions alone would draw attention to himself (shouting, starting a fight, attempting to kick down a locked door) the Gift’s illusion is immediately broken. Those specifically on the lookout for individuals who don’t belong (security guards at a private facility, for example) don’t succumb to this Gift unless their Willpower is lower than the Garou’s successes on the activation roll.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift

The Child may purify water by dipping her hand or bowing her forehead to the surface. An avatar of Unicorn teaches this Gift as a sign of his favor.


The Garou touches the surface and rolls Perception + Primal-Urge. Water that is poisoned by animal dung or parasites has a 5 difficulty. The difficulty is 7 for chemical waste and 9 for Wyrm taint. Each success purifies enough water for one person for one day.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)

Jam Weapon

Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou may stop any Weaver-born weapons from working within the range of his voice. A dove-spirit teaches this Gift.


The Garou shouts a single, strange word and spends a Gnosis point. The player rolls Perception + Expression, difficulty of the Willpower of the nearest armed person. For each success, all manufactured weapons will not function for one combat round. This includes guns, crossbows, flame-throwers, and even tasers or cattle prods {anything with moving parts). It does not include natural weapons (retractable claws don’t count as moving parts).

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)

Swallow Rage

Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift

This Gift allows the Child of Gaia to overcome her innate savagery, although at a dangerous cost. By use of this Gift, the Child may stop a frenzy and reduce her Rage by directing it inward. The inward battle is visible for several minutes and can take the form of a shuddering concentration or even a masochistic heating. An ancestor-spirit teaches this Gift.


When the Garou falls into frenzy, the player may make a reflexive Rage roll, difficulty 7; this Rage roll, unlike others, cannot in itself induce frenzy. Even one success on this roll immediately brings the werewolf out of frenzy. However, each success does one health level of lethal damage to the Garou, and reduces her temporary Rage by a similar amount. The player must decide at the moment of entering frenzy whether to use this Gift or not; once the Garou has fully succumbed to frenzy, she cannot focus enough to use this Gift.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)

Resist Pain

Rank 1 Philodox Gift / Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift / Rank 1 Get of Fenris Gift / Rank 1 Wendigo Gift

Through force of will, the Philodox is able to ignore the pain of his wounds and continue acting normally. A bear-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point; his character may ignore all wound penalties for the rest of the scene.

Source: Core book revised.

Mother’s Touch

Rank 1 Theurge Gift / Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift / Rank 1 Black Furies Gift / Rank 1 Glass Walker Gift, Camp: Wise Guys / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

Camp: Order of Our Merciful Mother (Black Furies)

The Garou is able to heal the wounds of any living creature, aggravated or otherwise, simply by laying hands over the afflicted area. The Garou may not heal herself, spirits or the undead with this Gift. A bear- or unicorn-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Medicine (difficulty of the wounded individual’s Rage, or 6 for non-Garou). Each success heals one health level. The Theurge may heal even Battle Scars in this manner if the Theurge uses the Gift in the same scene in which the scar was obtained and she spends a second Gnosis point. There is no limit to how many times this Gift may be used on a person, but each use requires the expenditure of one Gnosis.

(Glass Walker): Wise Guys using this Gift often recite Luke 17:19 when using it. “And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition / Glass Walker Tribebook