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Rank 4 Theurge Gifts

A list of all Rank 4 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.


Rank 4 Theurge Gift

Shamans from many diverse cultures are said to know secrets for placating angry ghosts and ancestors — this Gift is one of them. A Theurge with this Gift always knows exactly what kind of sacrifice is necessary to make atonement for an offense against the spirit world, and is skilled in the secret methods of offering it. A spirit from the realm of Erebus teaches this Gift.

System: With a Perception + Occult roll (difficulty 7), the Theurge learns what she must offer to placate and offended spirit. Usually, as long as both offender and Theurge are sincere, a few points of Gnosis spent is sufficient to restore harmony; if the offender is dead or absent, or the offense is truly great, the spirit courts may require the Theurge take on a geas as chiminage, offer a fetish or undertake a quest. In legendary cases, Theurges have even been known to surrender their lives to restore the Garou Nation’s ties to a wronged Incarna or totem spirit.

Source: Book of Auspices

Spirit Drain

Rank 4 Theurge Gift

The Garou may drain power from a spirit to feed his own resolve. A spirit servant of the Uktena totem teaches this Gift.

System: The player makes a resisted Gnosis roll against the spirit. If the player succeeds, the spirit loses one Essence point per success for the rest of the scene. For every two points drained, the Garou gains a temporary Willpower point, but she loses any points exceeding her maximum at the end of the scene.

Source: Core book revised.

Grasp the Beyond

Rank 4 Theurge Gift

The Garou may take things to and from the Umbra without having to dedicate them to herself (see the Rite of Talisman Dedication). This Gift affects humans and animals, both willing and unwilling. Garou often use this power to take loyal Kinfolk with them on Umbral quests or to heal injured Kinfolk — both body and soul — in mystic Glens.

System: The Garou must grasp the object or person he wishes to take to the spirit world. He must then spend a number of Willpower points: one for small items (a pocket-watch or knife), two for larger items (a backpack or bow) and three for huge items (including people). The player makes the usual Gnosis roll to pierce the Gauntlet and step sideways; if successful, both he and the desired object or person pass into the Umbra. An unwilling target may resist with a Willpower roll; each success subtracts one from the Garou’s successes. A Garou attempting to abduct an unwilling victim must achieve at least three successes on his Gnosis roll.

Unless she has the ability to step sideways, any person taken to the Umbra must rely on the Garou to escape, or she must find an area with a very thin Gauntlet, such as a caern. The Gauntlet rating must be 3 or lower for a victim to exit of his own accord. If he does exit, he may not reenter the Umbra, regardless of the Gauntlet rating. If left in the Umbra too long, a living creature eventually turns to spirit matter entirely.

Source: Core book revised.


Rank 4 Theurge Gift

The Theurge breathes life into her shadow, which can then perform tasks for her. The shadow moves about independently with the same abilities as its creator. The Theurge’s emissary can cause lifesaving distractions, pick up remote objects and even fight battles.

System: To activate teh shadow, the player must roll Dexterity + Enigmas (difficulty 8) and spend one Gnosis point. The Theurge must act out the doings of her shadow by making “shadow puppets” with her hands. No light need be present for the shadow to be active. In all respects besides appearance, the shadow maintains the same Traits and Abilities as the Garou. The werewolf cannot create multiple shadows. The shadow can operate out of sight of the Garou; its range is ten yards per success.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Blurring the Mirror

Rank 4 Theurge Gift

This Gift allows the Theurge to cloud the minds of other beings, making it impossible for them to find the Umbra or step sideways into it. Once used as a form of punishment for arrogant pups, this Gift is more often deployed as a weapon against Black Spiral Dancers in the days of the coming Apocalypse. A Weaver-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point for every individual she wishes to affect. The Gauntlet increases by five for those targets for the rest of the scene. Up to five individuals can be affected at once. While normally used against other Garou, this Gift is effective against any being capable of entering the Umbra sideways, including other Fera and some mages.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Rank 4 Theurge Gift

This Gift offers the Theurge true insight into the future. Such visions are sporadic and sometimes enigmatic, but unless a specific effort is made to change what is ahead, they are always accurate. An owl-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: This Gift is as much a story element as a power; the player should check with his Storyteller before buying it for a character. Regardless of whether it is possessed by a player character or not, visions come only at the Storyteller’s whim and contain whatever information he desires. The Storyteller should obviously avoid depicting player characters’ futures in such visions, to avoid turning them into a set piece.

Source: Book of Auspices