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Rank 2 Homid Gifts

A list of all Rank 2 Homid Breed Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For more, see All Homid Gifts.

Jam Technology

Rank 2 Homid Gift / Rank 2 Glass Walker Gift

The werewolf can cause technological devices to cease functioning, albeit temporarily. Even the simplest of shaped objects will refuse to perform its function. A Gremlin — a type of Wyld-spirit that enjoys breaking things — teaches this Gift

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Crafts. The werewolf may choose the level of complexity she inteds to “jam.” All technological devices (i.e., any devices shaped from fabricated materials like metal or plastic) of that compledity within 50 feet cease functioning for one turn per success. The devices remain unchanged but inert. Knives won’t cut, gunpowder won’t ignite, gears won’t turn and so on. The difficulty of the roll is based on the following chart:

Device
Computer
Phone
Automobile
Gun
Knife
Difficulty
4
6
8
9
10

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition


Speech of the World

Rank 2 Homid Gift / Rank 2 Silent Strider Gift

This Gift allows Gaia’s warriors to read and wield the spirit of speech, bypassing the need to learn different languages and dialects. The Garou may speak and understand any human language she encounters, though she speaks with an obvious accent, marking her as an outsider. Speech of the World doesn’t convey literacy, nor is it an encyclopedia of cultural information. An ancestor-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Intelligence + Academics (difficulty 7). The effect lasts for one scene.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Staredown

Rank 2 Homid Gift

By staring into the eyes of a human or animal, a werewolf can cause the target to flee in terror. This Gift can be used against other werewolves, but the target will freeze in place rather than flee. A ram or snake-spirit teaches this gift.

System: The Garous using this Gift may focus on only one target per turn; the player rolls Charisma + Intimidation (difficulty 5 + the victim’s Rank). The victim flees for one turn per success, although he may expend a Willpower point to resist the Gift’s effects for a turn. Should the character score five or more successes, the victim flees for the duration of the scene. Werewolves (and most powerful Wyrm-monsters) will not flee, but they cannot attack while the Gift’s user continues to stare them down. However, if they are attacked themselves, all bets are off.

Source: Core book revised.


Divide

Rank 2 Homid Gift

Humanity excels at making tiny differences into massive gulfs. This can be seen in racism, sexism, and homophobia. This Gift rises up such hatred and suspicion. It is taught by a dog-spirit.

System: By spending one Gnosis point, and rolling Manipulation + Brawl, difficulty 7, the Garou can exacerbate divisions between individuals or groups. Note that the Gift cannot actually create anger and divisions; they must already exist to be exploited. If used on the theoretical “perfect family”, the Gift would fail. Among humans, the Gift simply prevents any resolution of issues and difficulties, possibly breaking into violence. One success might cause targets to raise voices at one another, three would spell lawsuits, and five might bring them to blows.

Amongst Garou and other shapeshifters with Rage, however, the Gift is even more powerful. Every success on the initial roll adds one success on all Rage rolls the targets make throughout the scene. With such manipulation, it is doubtful that any peace can be made, and highly probable new troubles will emerge.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Rooftop Sprint

Rank 2 Homid Gift

On occasion, a city Garou may find himself in a chase across the rooftops of his town. He may be pursuing a fleeing Wyrm-spirit or Black Spiral Dancer, or he might be running for his life from similar foes. Rooftop Sprint makes such a chase much more survivable — and even winnable — for the Garou who uses it. He becomes able to leap up and down several stories, and easily spring across open alleyways. The primary restriction on the character’s movement is that he cannot touch the ground, or the Gift’s effect ends at once.

System: The player must spend a point of Rage and roll Dexterity + Athletics (difficulty 6). For every success achieved, the character can jump up or down one story (3 meters) or 3 meters horizontally, without danger or difficulty. Athletics rolls can improve jumping distances, just as always; the effects of those Athletics rolls just add to the result given by this Gift. The Gift’s effects last for one scene, or until the character touches the ground at street level — if the Garou touches pavement, grass, or anything else commonly considered “ground” he is considered to have touched ground, but if he leaps from car roof to car roof he should be okay. Rooftop Sprint is taught by an alleycat-spirit.

Source: Book of the City


Mark of the Wolf

Rank 2 Homid Gift

The werewolf marks those she comes in contact with, leaving them to carry the same aura of the predator the Garou does. This subtle curse can wreak havoc in a target’s private or professional life, and is a favorite of many homids looking to provoke discord in the ranks of the enemy. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player selects a target that has had some interaction with the Garou during the scene (even something as simple as light conversation in an elevator counts), then rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty 7). The target inherits the Curse (see p. 262) as though she had a Rage rating equal to that of the Garou for one day per success.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


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