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Rank 1 Lupus Gifts

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

Salmon Leap / Hare’s Leap / Leap of the Kangaroo

Rank 1 Fianna Gift / Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift
Called Salmon Leap in the Fianna Tribebook & Hare’s Leap as Lupus Gift in 20th Anniversary Edition

The old legends relate of Fianna warriors leaping over enemies and crossing rivers without getting their feet wet; this Gift is one way they did it. Taught by a salmon-spirit or ancestor-spirit, this Gift is functionally identical to the Lupus Gift: Hare’s Leap.

Hare’s Leap: By invoking this Gift, the werewolf may leap incredible distances. Hare-, frog- and cat-spirits usually teach this Gift. The lost Bunyip knew this Gift as Leap of the Kangaroo, however marsupial-spirits seem loath to aid werewolves these days. Today, many werewolves call this Gift “Leap of the Kangaroo” in their fallen cousins’ honor.

System: The player rolls Stamina + Athletics (difficulty 7). If successful, she may double her normal jumping distance.

Source: Fianna Tribebook (revised) / 20th Anniversary Edition / Rage Across Australia

Heightened Senses

Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Black Furies Gift / Rank 1 Galliard Gift

The werewolf with this Gift tunes in to the world around him, increasing his senses vastly. When in Homid or Glabro form, her senses become as sharp as those of a wolf, allowing him to hear sounds beyond his normal range, granting him superior night vision and making his sense of smell stronger than that of any dog. In wolf forms, his senses become preternaturally potent, allowing him to perform feats that border on precognition. This Gift has drawbacks as well. If a fire alarm were to go off around a Garou using this Gift, it might render him helpless. Cities can barrage the werewolf with a sensory overload. Wolf-spirits teach this gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point. The effects last for one scene. In Homid or Glabro forms, the werewolf’s Perception difficulties decrease by two, and he may roll Perception + Primal-Urge to perform sensory feats impossible for humans (such as tracking by scent). In Crinos, Hispo and Lupus forms, Perception difficulties decrease by three (which is not cumulative with the ordinary Lupus-form Perception bonuses), and the werewolf gains an extra die to Primal-Urge dice pools.

Source: Core book revised; 20th Anniversary Edition


Sense Prey

Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

Werewolves used this ancient Gift during hard winters to feed their packs. The Gift lets Garou locate enough prey to feed a pack. In the urban environment, this Gift guides the lupus to prey within the city, usually in parks, sewers, animal shelters and even zoos. The Gift will tell the werewolf the location of large numbers of prey within 50 miles in the wilds, and within the limits of a city and its suburbs. Humans do not register as prey animals, although some say that the Red Talons know a variant of this Gift that can find them. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The hunter’s player rolls Perception + Primal-Urge. The difficulty is 7 in wilderness environments and 9 in urban environments. Success indicates the location of enough prey to feed a large pack. In the case of multiple sources, the Gift guides the werewolf to the nearest source (although not necessarily the easiest or safest).

Source: Core book revised.

Sense Wyld

Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Theurge Gift / Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

The Garou may sense Wyld energies or spirits in the nearby area. Any Gaian spirit can teach this Gift.

System: The Garou rolls Perception + Enigmas against a difficulty determined by the Storyteller, based on the strength of the presence.

Source: Umbra

Predator’s Arsenal

Rank 1 Lupus Gift

One of the most unnerving aspects of the Homid shape is its lack of proper weapons. This Gift remedies that problem (while still retaining much of the Homid shape’s ability to blend in with the human world), granting the Garou battle-ready claws and teeth in Homid form. It is taught by a wolf-spirit.

System: The werewolf concentrates for a turn to gain access to bite and claw attacks in Homid form for the rest of the scene, or until she dismisses the transformation. These attacks inflict lethal rather than aggravated damage, and may be concealed by simple expediencies such as the werewolf keeping her mouth closed, wearing long sleeves, or keeping her hands in her pockets. She can even speak normally without giving herself away, as long as she’s careful not to open her mouth too wide or smile so that her teeth show, although her voice sounds rough and a bit distorted (attempting to discern that there’s something amiss with a Garou taking such precautions requires a Perception + Alertness roll, difficulty 9).

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Prey Mind

Rank 1 Lupus Gift

The wolf is not always the predator, as lupus sorely realize. Humans’ capability for destruction grows ever greater, and more wolves die at their hands every day. When the predator becomes prey, it is this Gift that comes to the fore and assists the Garou in evasion, showing them places to hide, ways to run, and even chances to attack back. A lamb or deer-spirit teaches the Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Primal-Urge, difficulty 7 in wilderness environments, 9 in urban environments. Success guides the wolf in how to best evade her pursuers; she gains three dice to any pool made to escape, outdistance, hide from or evade pursuit. the Gift’s effects last for one turn per success, so if the lupus hasn’t thrown pursuit by then, she’s on her own.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)

Find Water

Rank 1 Lupus Gift

This gift allows a Garou to locate any body of water within 20 miles. One or two successes will indicate the general direction of the water. Three or four  success will indicate the distance, and five successes will allow the Garou to determine if the water is contaminated in any way. The Garou makes a Perception + Survival roll against a difficulty of 6 to use this Gift.

Source: Ways of the Wolf