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Rank 4 Silver Fang Gifts

A list of all Rank 4 Silver Fang tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Silver Fang Gifts of all ranks, see All Silver Fang Gifts.

Ignore Death Blow / Sidestep Death

Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift
There are two nearly identical but mechanically different versions of this gift. We believe these are intended to be the same gift and that a player should not be able to possess both versions.

Player’s Guide 2nd Edition Version (Ignore Death Blow): Tales say that the first Silver Fang died and was reborn; since that time, the Fangs have passed won this Gift. A Fang with this Gift can choose to ignore what would be a killing blow. This Gift is taught by a lion-spirit.

System: Once per scene, the Fang can spend a Willpower point and ignore all damage from a single attack. The damage simply does not occur; no special handicaps take effect, either.

20th Anniversary Version (Sidestep Death): Old legends say that when the first Silver Fang died, he was reborn with this Gift. A Fang with this Gift simply sidesteps what would have become his deathblow. A lion-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: Once per scene, the player may spend three Willpower points to evade a single attack that would inflict enough damage to place the Fang’s health levels below Crippled (before soak). The Garou simply appears instantly at the nearest location not affected by the attack, which may be an inch, a mile or more.

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


Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift / Rank 4 Silent Strider (Camp: Sword of Night) Gift / Rank 4 Stargazer Gift

Upon learning this Gift, the Garou’s mental defenses are strengthened to the utmost. A falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The difficulties of any direct mental attacks or attempts to control the Garou’s mind, as well as more insidious psychic assaults (mind-reading, mentally implanting illusions or possession) are raised to 10. The effects of this Gift are permanent, but they do not apply to powers that sway emotion.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition

Leshii’s Boon

Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Crescent Moon

This Gift allows the Fang to turn the very plants and trees of the forest against her enemies. Tree branches lash against them and roots trip them up, animals nip at their heels and insects swarm around them. A leshii spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Occult (difficulty 6). Every enemy of the werewolf within a radius of the number of successes scored in meters loses two dice from every non-reflexive roll for the duration of the scene. In addition, should they be foolish enough to try to eat anything they find in the forest, it will do the number of successes rolled in levels of lethal damage.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)

Crescent Moon Fata

Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Moon Lodge (Waning Cycle)

This Gift allows a Garou to perceive the very threads of fate and destiny that direct the world. By studying a person or object, she can learn a little about its past, or its possible future. To learn this Gift, the werewolf must find a spider or firefly Jaggling of Moria, one of Luna’s Incarna, and challenge it to a contest of gamecraft. Should the Garou win, the Jaggling opens her eye to the play of fate upon the world. Thus, she makes the spiritual awareness of the Crescent Moon part of herself.

System: To win the gamecraft contest, the player rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty 9, 7 if the character is a Theurge). Should the roll be botched, the Jaggling takes umbrage at the character’s clumsy mind and takes three temporary Gnosis from the character as payment for its wasted time.

To activate the Gift, the player makes a Perception + Empathy roll (difficulty 5, 4 if the character is a Theurge). The character sees one thread of fate per success. The player may choose to spend multiple threads on one target, or to spread them amongst several. Each thread allows a single glimpse into the future or past. Multiple threads allocated int he same direction on the same target will allow the character to see further into the past or future. The Storyteller determines exactly what she sees, but should be both inventive and somewhat cryptic in the description. The workings of fate are strange and not easily understood by even the most aware of Theurges. However, it is much easier to see the past than the future. As a rule of thumb, each success will add hours into the past or minutes into the future.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)

Gibbous Moon’s Understanding

Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Moon Lodge (Waxing Cycle)

The greatest of the Silver Fangs’ Galliards have sometimes also been some of the tribe’s most successful battlefield leaders. This Gift can take some of the credit for this. It allows the werewolf to howl out general or specific instructions to her allies, and have them heard and understood even over the noise of battle, thus showing everyone the Gibbous Moon’s wisdom. To learn this Gift, the werewolf must persuade three different Lunes to spend a whole night in the character’s company. Just before dawn, one of them will teach the Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Rage and rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty 7). The number of successes is the number of howls the werewolf can make during this scene that will be understood as an order by any ally fighting in the same battle as the character. A Galliard character makes the roll at difficulty 5.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)


Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift

With the power of this Gift, the Fang can command other Garou, including Black Spiral Dancers, to do her bidding. A falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty of the target’s Wits +3). If the roll succeeds, the Garou can give the target one non-suicidal command, which he must obey for one turn per success. This Gift works only against Garou.

Source: Core book revised.