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Rank 3 Theurge Gifts

A list of all Rank 3 Theurge Auspice Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Theurge Gifts of all ranks, see All Theurge Gifts.

Pulse of the Invisible

Rank 3 Theurge Gift / Rank 3 Bunyip Gift

Spirits fill the world around the Garou, and none knows this fact better than the Theurge. This Gift grants constant awareness of the spirit world. Even in the physical world, the Theurge with this Gift can interact with spirits in the Penumbra at will. While most spirit activity is barely worth watching, the Theurge will be aware of any dramatic changes. Any spirit can teach this Gift.

System: If the Garou’s permanent Gnosis equals or exceeds the Gauntlet, he can see into the Umbra automatically. Otherwise, the player must roll Gnosis to pierce the Gauntlet (difficult of the Gauntlet rating). Only one success is required. The effect lasts for an entire scene or until the character enters an area with a higher Gauntlet.

Source: Core book revised

Parting the Velvet Curtain

Rank 3 Theurge Gift / Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou with this Gift may open the Gauntlet, physically transporting creatures other than shapeshifters into the Umbra. This Gift is taught by a turtle-spirit.

System: The Garou must touch the creature to be affected; the player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis against a difficulty equal to the local Gauntlet plus one per creature affected. Kinfolk or other shapeshifters do not add to the difficulty as do other creatures. If the roll is successful, the Gift user automatically steps sideways along with his passengers.

A maximum of eight other creatures may be transported in this fashion. While in the Umbra, the affected creatures are bound to the Garou with silk threads. They will always remain by the Garou’s side and must leave the Umbra when the Garou does. However, the Garou may sever a thread and send a creature back to its starting point by spending a Willpower point.

If the affected creature wants to resist either the initial transition or the return to the physical world, she may make a resisted Willpower roll against the Gift-wielder (difficulty 6 for both rolls).

Source: Umbra

Web Walker

Rank 3 Theurge Gift / Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

The Garou may move across the Pattern Web through the Umbra, ignored and unmolested by any Weaver-spirits in the area. This Gift is taught by any Weaver-spirit.

System: To activate this Gift, the Garou spends two Gnosis points, then rolls Charisma + Science (difficulty 7). Success enables the Garou to travel through the Umbra as though she were on a moon bridge. However, there must be strands of the Pattern Web in the area through which the Garou wants to travel.

Source: Umbra

Umbral Sight

Rank 3 Theurge Gift / Rank 3 Uktena Gift

Although all Garou can Peek from the Penumbra into the Realm, the Theurge is capable of shifting his sight into the Penumbra from the physical world. This Gift is taught by an owl-spirit.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Perception + Alertness (difficulty of the area’s Gauntlet). In all other ways, this Gift works exactly like Peeking. The ability lasts for the rest of the scene or until the character moves to an area with a higher Gauntlet. Note that while focused on the Umbra, the character cannot see in the physical realm.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition

Umbral Camouflage

Rank 3 Theurge Gift

Although perfectly visible to all others, this Gift renders the werewolf undetectable to spirits. A wind-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point, and for the remainder of the scene, she is completely invisible to spiritual senses. She may move about as normal but cannot make any attack actions without disrupting the Gift.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Evocation of the Ceremony

Rank 3 Theurge Gift

Rituals are not used only to evoke supernatural effects; they also have an inherent value to Theurges in and of themselves. Using this Gift, the Garou evokes a sense of awe, reverence and holy mystery through ritualistic behavior — anything from a Garou rite to a Catholic sacrament. Along with any normal mystical effect, the ceremony produces a sense of reaffirmation and cosmological belonging in everybody who participates. While Theurges usually use this effect to strengthen sincere spiritual devotions or build community among Garou, it’s just as easily abused to keep participants in a rite in ignorant, dogmatic fear of the supernatural world — the Theurge’s intent, not the nature of the Gift, determines which is the case. An enigmatic spirit teaches this Gift.

System: Any being can attempt to inspire, unify or cow an audience through ritualism with a Charisma + Rituals, Occult, Performance or Subterfuge roll as appropriate to the exact situation. Possession of this Gift increases the Charisma of the Theurge by four dots, only for the purposes of such attempts (to a maximum of nine).

Source: Book of Auspices


Rank 3 Theurge Gift

The Theurge calls upon the spirits to revoke their favor from another Garou; she must verbally state the target’s offenses against the spirit worlds, and the target must be present; if successful, the target loses both Renown and spiritual Gifts. A hyena-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Intimidation against a difficulty equal to the target’s [Gnosis + 3]. Each success causes the target to lose one point of temporary Renown for good. In addition, the target loses access to one Gift of the Theurge player’s choice for the remainder of the story, of a maximum level equal to the successes rolled.

Source: Book of Auspices

Spirit Path

Rank 3 Theurge Gift

The Umbra can often confuse the senses of even the most perceptive tracker. The Theurge who possesses this Gift can track a particular spirit anywhere in the spirit world. As long as the Garou knows the spirit’s name, she can find that spirit no matter which Umbral realm it takes refuge in. A cockroach-spirit can teach this Gift.

System: As long as the Garou knows the true name of the spirit, she can use this Gift. She must spend a Gnosis point to be able to find the spirit. A successful Perception + Enigmas roll (difficulty 8) reveals the location of the errant Umbral denizen. Some Realms and certain Charms can make this Gift more difficult to use. The Gift: Name the Spirit can be used in conjunction with Spirit Path.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Prophetic Vision

Rank 3 Theurge Gift

This Gift enables the Garou to receive a vision of the future based on the study of the night sky. The vision usually reveals itself in astrological terms (“Lu-Bat’s influence suggests an attitude of acceptance towards the events of the next several days” or “The intervention of Shantar indicates that changes may occur rapidly in the near future”). This Gift is taught by a star-spirit.

System: The Garou spends one Gnosis point and rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty 7). The number of successes indicates how precise a vision appears to the character. A single success provides vague information, while three of more successes allows the revelation of specific details. Storytellers should couch their visions in symbols appropriate to the Incarna and matter at hand; the seer should have to interpret the vision rather than be spoon-fed.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Rank 3 Theurge Gift

This is the Gift of ejecting spirits from places or objects, whether they are there voluntarily or are bound there. Any Incarna avatar can teach this Gift.

System: The Garou must concentrate uninterrupted for three turns. If a spirit does not wish to leave, the player must make a Manipulation + Intimidation roll (difficulty of the spirit’s Willpower). If the spirit has been bound to its lodging place (or into a fetish), then the exorcist must make a Wits + Subterfuge roll (difficulty 8) and gain more successes than the binder did when tying the spirit to its location. This Gift can be used to “cure” fomori, although the host will surely die as the Bane is ejected unless a powerful healer manages to preserve her live during the exorcism.

Source: Core book revised.

Umbral Tracking

Rank 3 Theurge Gift

Usually only the Garou who creates an Umbral tether can see it. If a Theurge has this Gift, that is no longer true. This Gift is taught by a fly spirit.

System: By spending one point of Gnosis, the Garou can see all active Umbral tethers around her. She does not know to whom the tethers belong, but can tell in what direction it extends to the Garou. If the Garou attempts to break the tether, the tether’s creator knows immediately and may make a resisted Strength + Occult roll at difficulty 6 against the Garou. If the attacker gains more successes, the tether is destroyed.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)