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Rank 3 Lupus Gifts

A list of all Rank 3 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.

Name the Spirit

Rank 3 Lupus Gift / Rank 2 Theurge Gift

A werewolf with this Gift becomes familiar with the ways of the Umbra. He can sense the type and approximate Trait levels (Rage, Gnosis, Willpower) of spirits. A spirit servant of the Uktena totem teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point and rolls Perception + Occult (difficulty 8).

Source: Core book revised.

Catfeet / Possum’s Feet

Rank 3 Lupus Gift / Rank 3 Bunyip Gift

This Gift gives the werewolf the agility of a cat, making him immune to falls under 100 feet (he lands on his feet just right). He also has perfect balance even on the most slippery surfaces, and the difficulties of all combat actions involving body slams and grappling decrease by two. Cat-spirits teach this Gift. Possom-spirits teach the Bunyip version.

System: This ability becomes innate to those who learn the Gift.

Source: Core book revised / Rage Across Australia

Monkey Tail

Rank 3 Lupus Gift

Although the lupus’ tail retains the appearance of a regular wolf’s tail, it gains far more agility and flexibility. Although incapable of fine manipulation, the tail can grasp objects, wrap around branches or allow the Garou to hang upside down. The tail can also attack from an unexpected direction. A monkey-spirit must be persuaded to teach a Garou this Gift.

System: After learning the Gift, the Garou’s tail automatically becomes prehensile whenever she likes. In order to manipulate the tail successfully, the player must make a Dexterity + Athletics roll (difficulty 6). The difficulty can increase for very delicate operations.

If the Garou’s Strength exceeds her Stamina, she can use the tail to hang or swing. When attempting to life objects with her tail, the Garou’s Strength rating is halved. If used as an attack, the tail’s damage is Strength -1.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Death Whispers

Rank 3 Lupus Gift

The ancient Greeks associated the wolf with death. Hecate wore three wolf heads, while Charon wore wolf ears. Lupus with this Gift echo that connection. By standing entirely still near a recently dead body, the lupus can hear the final worlds of the deceased. These words are often rambling and incoherent, but can provide clues and understanding of what happened at the moment of their death, or of their most prominent thoughts at the moment of their demise.

System: The lupus must stand next to the corpse and stay entirely still, trying to hear the very soft whispers. The player then rolls Perception + Occult (diff 7). To successfully hear the death whispers, the lupus must obtain more successes than the number of hours the body has been dead. More successes than required increase the clarity of the whisper. This Gift may be attempt only once per dead body.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)

Strength of Gaia

Rank 3 Lupus Gift

The Goddess blesses the lupus with the fullness of his might when he wears the most natural of his skins. While wearing lupus form, the Garou enjoys the full might of Crinos. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Rage point. His Lupus form base strength increases by four, rather than the normal one, for the rest of the scene.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition