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Rank 4 Lupus Gifts

A list of all Rank 4 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.

Scream of Gaia

Rank 4 Get of Fenris Gift / Rank 4 Lupus Gift / Rank 4 Wendigo Gift

The Garou emits a horrible, ragged scream imbued with Rage and pain of Gaia. The force of the scream batters foes and knocks them off their feet. Storm-spirits, which the Get call Sturms, teach this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Rage. Everyone within a 50-foot radius is blasted to the ground to suffer one health level of bashing damage per success as a shockwave rips through the area.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition


Rank 4 Lupus Gift / Rank 4 Bunyip Gift

The werewolf’s jaws strengthen to the point that she can chew through just about anything, given enough time. In addition, her jaws do more damage in combat, and only death will break her grip if she clamps her teeth into an opponent. Wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point and rolls Stamina + 4 against a variable difficulty (3 for wood, 6 for steel handcuffs, 9 for a train car coupling). The length of time it takes to gnaw through something depends on the number of successes. In addition, this Gift gives a character’s bite two extra dice of damage for the duration of the scene.

Source: Core book revised / Rage Across Australia

Beast Life

Rank 4 Lupus Gift / Rank 4 Children of Gaia Gift

The werewolf with this Gift can communicate with other wild animals and attract (or even command) them. Domesticated animals will speak with the werewolf, but they have given themselves to the ways of humans and must be persuaded to obey the Garou. Any animal spirit may teach this Gift, although Lion and Bear are most often sought as teachers.

Children of Gaia: Children of Gaia who use this Gift never do so if the animals attracted would come to harm, unless the very heart of a caern is threatened.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Animal Ken (difficulty 7). The character gains the ability to communicate with all animals automatically. One success can attract specific types of animals within a 10-mile radius, and those that can reach the werewolf in a reasonable amount of time will do so. Each additional success adds 10 miles (two successes indicate a 20-mile radius). All wild animals become friendly to the character. They follow any reasonable request the character makes, and many unreasonable ones as well. A character who uses this Gift to force an animal to sacrifice itself had best pay homage to its spirit or risk angering Gaia. The effect lasts for one scene, but the time may be extended by spending one Gnosis point per extra scene desired.

Source: Core book revised.


Rank 4 Lupus Gift

A common trick of desert-dwelling Garou, this Gift allows the user to produce a noxious venom. The werewolf’s bile can incapacitate or even kill a victim. The Garou herself is immune to her own poison, but she can be incapacitated by another Garou’s Venom attack.

A rattlesnake-spirit teaches this Gift. Most Garou hesitate to make deals with snakes and serpents, but sometimes necessity outweighs prejudice.

System: After making a successful bite attack, the Garou must roll Stamina + Primal-Urge in a resisted roll against the target’s Stamina +4. For every additional success the attacker gets, the victim receives an additional nonsoakable, aggravated wound along with whatever damage the bite caused. Each success also reduces the target’s Stamina by one level until the victim loses consciousness. Additional poisonous bites can force the victim into a coma and eventually kill her.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Terror of the Dire Wolf

Rank 4 Lupus Gift

Wolves haunt the ancestral nightmares of humanity, and of those monsters that were once human. The werewolf lets out a fierce snarl that triggers primordial terror in opponents and drowns them in the Delirium. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Rage and rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty of the opponent’s Willpower or, if he is affecting a group, the highest Willpower represented). If successful, the werewolf invokes the full effect of the Delirium on any human, formerly-human, or partly-human creature who can see her — including those normally immune to the Delirium, such as mages and vampires. Only other werewolves and Fera are immune. It may be used in any form, although Homid and Glabro raise the difficulty of the Primal-Urge roll by one.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition