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Rank 3 Glass Walker Gifts

A list of all Rank 3 Glass Walkers tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Glass Walker Gifts of all ranks, see All Glass Walker Gifts.

Elemental Favor / Yao’s Commands

Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift / Rank 3 Red Talon Gift / Boli Zouhisze (Glass Walker) Gift

By begging, threatening or cajoling an urban elemental, a Garou can convince the spirit to do her a favor by manipulating or even destroying her earthly shell. Thus, a glass sheet might explode at the Garou’s foes; a door might refuse to open, even if unlocked, or a car’s brakes might fail. An urban elemental teaches this Gift.

Red Talon: this version affects the four classic elements — fire, earth, water and air — and a natural elemental teaches it.

Boli Zouhisze: When this Gift is taken, the Boli Zouhisze must choose to be able to command Eastern elementals (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) or urban elementals). The character may never command elementals of the other group.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Subterfuge (difficulty of the spirit’s Gnosis). The Storyteller determines the precise effects.

Source: Core book revised / Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)

Universal Interface

Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

Camp: Random Interrupts

Most Random Interrupts use two methods for dealing with computers. Some use mundane computers and techniques, others leap into the Umbra and deal with the technological spirits driving computers directly. This Gift allows a Random Interrupt to strike a balance between these two techniques, using the Umbra itself as a computer. He can simply type on air and visualize a screen in his own mind. A Pattern Spider teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty 7). Only one success is needed to fashion the intangible computer, but no more successes may be achieved using the computer than were achieved on the original Wits + Enigmas roll. The Glass Walker need not be in the Umbra to use this Gift, and the computer is considered to be connected to both the Internet and GWnet.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)

Whispers on the Street

Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

Camp: Wise Guys

The Glass Walkers’ enemies have historically been non-werewolves for the most part, since even the Black Spiral Dancers used to avoid the city. It’s no surprise that Gianluigi Lucci invented a Gift that allows communication exclusively between Garou. By picking up an object and whispering to the spirits surrounding it, the Garou can imbue it with a message that can be heard subconsciously by every werewolf picking it up. Sadly, this includes Black Spiral Dancers and, some argue, non-Wise Guy Glass Walkers. A Pattern Spider or insect spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point and rolls Gnosis, difficulty 7. The number of successes determines how long the message stays within the object. One success means the message will endure for a scene, two successes a day, three successes a week, and four successes a year. Should you roll five successes, then the message is permanently locked into the object.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)

Control Complex Machine

Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

Similar to Control Simple Machine, the Garou may now converse with and command the spirits of electronic devices such as computers, video games, and cars. One learns (or steals) this Gift from a Net-Spider.

System: The player spends one Willpower point and rolls Manipulation + Science (or Computer). The Storyteller sets the difficulty based on how complex the machine actually is (usually 8). The Garou’s control lasts for one scene.

Source: Core book revised.



Data Flow

Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

The Glass Walkers originally developed this Gift as a “remote control” for new electronic devices. As the computer gained importance, this Gift gained a whole new utility. Glass Walkers now use this ability to take control of the data resources that are so important to the world’s economy and to society in general. By focusing her attention on a single computer, a Glass Walker can take control of that machine from across the room. She can order it to erase its memory, alter security clearances, transmit false data or simply print a document. An electrical spirit or the even more complex computer spirits can teach this Gift.

System: A successful Wits + Computer roll (difficulty 7) plus the expenditure of one Gnosis point establishes contact with the computer. As long as the Garou keeps her target in her line of sight, she can maintain contact with the machine. While this Gift allows remote access, the Garou must still make all the appropriate roll to manipulate the computer.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Steel Blowfish

Rank 3 Glass Walkers Gift

Camp: Dies Ultimae

One of the stranger Dies Ultimae Gifts, this trick comes as an extension of the Steel Fur Gift. Like it, the Soldier’s fur becomes metallic, however the metal is much harder with this version, and the Garou puffs up to three times his normal size! However, this also makes him so heavy that he becomes utterly immobile. But he makes excellent cover, and it is to this purpose that the Gift is usually employed. The Gift can only be taught by a Pattern Spider found in a car wreck in which at least one person died, and the airbag failed to deploy. Somewhat depressingly, the Gift is widely known.

System: As with Steel Fur, the player spends one Willpower point and rolls Stamina + Science (difficulty 7). Each success adds one die to the Garou’s soak pool; once the final total has been added up, the soak pool is doubled. However, while activated the Garou (who must be in Crinos, Hispo or Lupus form) is three times his normal size in all directions and weighs too much to move. Most Dies Ultimae employing this Gift first curl into a ball in order to not crash through the ceiling.

Source: Glass Walkers (Revised)


Rank 3 Glass Walkers Gift

It’s impossible to keep a cockroach out of a house, and it’s equally impossible to keep a Glass Walker out, provided she has this Gift. Once this Gift is activated, the Glass Walker can easily break almost any barrier that is presented to her. Doors mysteriously unlock upon her approach; padlocks fall open with no explanation. The Gift has, however, a very short and specific time limit. A cockroach-spirit teaches the Gift.

System: The player spends one point of Gnosis and then rolls his Gnosis pool, difficulty 7. Every success will keep this Gift active for exactly one minute, and many Glass Walkers deliberately time themselves with stopwatches so they can know when this Gift will wear off. (If a hard mechanical number is needed, assume each minute is one turn.) During this time almost no door or barrier can possibly stop the Glass Walker. Highly secure doors (such as foot-thick iron security doors) may require a Dexterity or Wits+Streetwise roll, but every success on the initial Gnosis roll for this Gift adds one automatic success to such rolls.

Source: Tribebook: Glass Walkers (Revised)


Rank 3 Glass Walkers Gift

The Glass Walkers are the tribe of glass, steel and electricity. This last element can be used to directly damage opponents that the Glass Walker can either touch, or who are touching a conductive material such as metal or water. An electricity-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a number of Rage points. Each point of Rage spent inflicts three levels of aggravated wounds on the Glass Walkers’s opponents. These levels of damage may be divided among as many opponents as the number of Rage points invested in this Gift. As usual, the character cannot spend more Rage than half of his permanent rating in one turn.

Source: Tribebook: Glass Walkers (Revised)

Reshape Object

Rank 3 Homid Gift / Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift / Rank 3 Fianna Gift / Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

The werewolf can shape once-living material (but not undead!) into a variety of objects instantly. Trees may become shelter, buck antlers become spears, animal hides become armor, and flowers become perfumes. The item will resemble the object from which it was shaped (e.g., the aforementioned spear is made of antler, not wood). A Pattern Spider — one of the Weaver’s spirits — teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Crafts against a variable difficulty (5 to turn a broken tree limb into a spear, 8 to turn a plant into a floatable raft) and spends a Gnosis point. The created object is not necessarily permanent; it will last a length of time according to the following chart. Expending an additional Gnosis point allows a created weapon to inflect aggravated damage for the scene’s duration or until the object returns to its original form. This effect can be made permanent with the sacrifice of a permanent point of Gnosis if the object itself if changed permanently.

5 minutes
10 minutes
One scene
One story

Source: Core book revised.


Rank 3 Homid Gift / Rank 3 Silent Strider Gift / Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

This Gift allows the user to read or write any human language encountered, no matter how ancient or obscure. Galliards often use this Gift when translating ancient texts to revive old legends or compose new songs for moots. This Gift is taught by a Raven-spirit.

System: After spending one Willpower point, the player rolls her Intelligence + Linguistics. The obscurity and relative age of the language determines the difficulty. A common modern language such as Spanish is difficulty 4. An ancient and obscure tongue, such as Etruscan, would be difficulty 10. The number of successes determines the character’s fluency with the language.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition / 20th Anniversary Edition

Web Walker

Rank 3 Theurge Gift / Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

The Garou may move across the Pattern Web through the Umbra, ignored and unmolested by any Weaver-spirits in the area. This Gift is taught by any Weaver-spirit.

System: To activate this Gift, the Garou spends two Gnosis points, then rolls Charisma + Science (difficulty 7). Success enables the Garou to travel through the Umbra as though she were on a moon bridge. However, there must be strands of the Pattern Web in the area through which the Garou wants to travel.

Source: Umbra