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Rank 2 Wendigo Gifts

A list of all Rank 2 Wendigo tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Wendigo Gifts of all ranks, see All Wendigo Gifts.

True Fear

Rank 2 Ahroun Gift / Rank 2 Shadow Lord (Judges of Doom & Lords of the Summit) Gift / Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

The Ahroun can display the true extent of her power, scaring one chosen foe into quiescence for a number of turns. Spirits of fear teach this Gift.

System: The player rolls Strength + Intimidation (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). Each success she achieves cows the enemy for one turn; the victim cannot attack at this time. He may defend himself if attacked and otherwise act normally, although his action will likely be guided by fear.

Source: Core book revised / Shadow Lord Tribebook (revised) / Wendigo Tribebook (revised)

Fangs of the North / Claws of Frozen Death

Rank 2 Get of Fenris Gift / Rank 2 Wendigo Gift
The Wendigo version is called Claws of Frozen Death

Blue smoke rolls off of the werewolf’s claws and teeth, which are transformed into curving daggers of hardened ice. Wounds inflicted with these terrible weapons turn black and fester, all the warmth and life driven out of them. A snow-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Wits + Survival (difficulty 7). The transformation lasts for the rest of the scene, or until banished voluntarily. Any individual wounded by the werewolf’s fangs or claws suffers a –1 penalty for the rest of the scene as chills wrack her body. Additionally, such wounds heal badly; mortals are likely to lose injured limbs as the tissue necrotizes, and beings capable of supernaturally swift healing (such as vampires or Black Spiral Dancers) are unable to heal these wounds for one day per success on the Gift’s activation roll. This Gift can’t be used in Homid, but applies fully to the claws and/or fangs of all other forms.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Umbral Compass

Rank 2 Uktena Gift

Camp: Skywalkers
Note: the Skywalkers will teach this Gift to any fellow Uktena or Wendigo

This Gift helps Garou cross the Gauntlet and traverse the Umbra more easily. Once in the Umbra, the Gift helps the Garou orient herself so she has less chance of becoming lost or confused as to where she is. Further, it seems to urge the Garou toward a direction she needs to travel. Thus, if something terrible is happening in the Umbra, use of this Gift will point the Garou right toward it. This could be a good thing or very inconvenient and potentially deadly, depending on the Garou’s point of view and her ability to talk or fight her way out of difficult situations. This Gift is taught by any bird-spirit.

System: The player rolls Perception + Survival (difficulty 7). A single success allows the Garou to lower the difficulty of crossing the Gauntlet by one and to find her way through the Umbra with little difficulty. If she then needs guidance while in the Umbra, she may roll her Gnosis (difficulty 6) to find her way. Should the Garou using Umbral Compass botch her roll to cross through the Gauntlet, she is allowed to make a single Gnosis roll (difficulty 8) to escape the effects of the botch. Failure on this roll means the botch takes effect as normal, while a botch makes the “caught” Garou difficulty for others to find and free.

Source: Uktena Tribebook

Virgin Snow

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

Camp: Ghost Dance

Nunavut, to many Wendigo, remains a symbol of hope and preserved purity among Garou and Kinfolk alike. The Ghost Dance has always trusted in the power that tradition holds, and it reveres the perfect and simple ways that have been imparted from generation to generation. This Gift rewards any Garou who chooses to follow the path of the old ways rather than take a modern or Wyrmcomer shortcut. An ancestor-spirit teaches this Gift to the Camp of the Ghost Dance in Nunavut.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point, and then rolls Intelligence + Rituals, difficulty 6.If she succeeds, she may add one point to any ability roll she needs to make; she must be offered a choice between a human or Wyrmcomer way, and a Garou or Kinfolk way, both applicable to the same Ability — and consciously choose the Garou way. For example, a Wendigo who refuses penicillin, and chooses to fight an infection with a time-tested poultice of herbs and roots, can add a point to her Medicine knowledge; a werewolf who leaves behind a nylon backpack, GPS and freeze-dried food before a journey can add a point to her Survival skill. Similarly, a Garou who decides to travel on foot or by sled, instead of in a car or a snowmobile, can add a point to her Drive skill.

Source: Wendigo Tribebook (revised)

Devouring Rime

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

A Garou with this Gift can touch something living and cause it to become covered with ice. Slowly radiating outward from the point of contact, a shimmering coat of ice crawls over the target’s body, freezing every muscle it touches into motionlessness. A jaggling of Great Wendigo teaches this Gift.

System: The character must be within physical reach of the target, and must be able to touch the target’s bare skin, flesh or fur. When he does so, the player spends one Willpower point to create a quickly-growing layer of ice over the target’s body. The target must spend a point of Rage to resist the devouring coat of ice before the next round, or she becomes frozen and immobile for the rest of scene. The ice itself behaves naturally under all external physical changes; for example, it melts beneath a sudden blast of heat, and it can be chipped away (carefully) by anyone assisting the target.

Source: Wendigo Tribebook (revised)

Salmon Swim

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

A Garou with this Gift is able to swim as easily as a fish, or even walk on the surface of the water as if it were land. Salmon Swim works only on freshwater bodies, not on oceans, but it works as well on a lake or pond as it does a river. The Gift does not work within a swimming pool or other purely artificial container of fresh water. This Gift is taught by a salmon-spirit.

System: The player spends one Gnosis and rolls Dexterity + Athletics (difficulty 7). For each success, the character can move freely on or under the surface of the water for one scene. Additionally, during this period, the Garou can use the effects of the Lupus Gift: Hare’s Leap, so long as he begins and ends his leap in a sizable body of fresh water.

Source: Wendigo Tribebook (revised)


Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

A werewolf with this Gift may use it to drastically reduce any amount of her own bleeding, specifically blood loss that she experiences as a result of combat. A bloody wound taken in a duel or in battle by a klaive, blade, fang or claw can be staunched swiftly with a whisper of gratitude to the spirits. Tourniquet does not heal, numb or close the wound, but simply keeps it from bleeding further. Wendigo consider it very bad form to use this Gift to stem bleeding caused by self-inflicted wounds, causing the loss of Honor Renown if its use is known. Accordingly, Wendigo may not use this Gift while attempting to complete a rite or other ritual that requires any check of Stamina. A hawk-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Willpower point and rolls Strength + Survival. This gift converts Lethal wounds into Bashing wounds, and does not repair Bashing damage on its own. The more successes she rolls, the more bleeding she can staunch, at the ratio of 1 success to 2 Health Levels converted.

Source: Wendigo Tribebook (revised)

Cutting Wind

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

The Garou conjures up a bitterly cold blast of wind and directs it at will. The wind can knock opponents off their feet, as well as chill them to the bone. A spirit servant of Great Wendigo itself teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point. Directing the gust requires a Dexterity + Occult roll. Anyone hit by the wind loses two dice from all dice pools that turn, and one the next turn. The wind can also knock foes off ledges, into traffic or into pits. The wind’s medium range is 20 yards, and it is modified per the rules on firearms. The wind lasts for a number of turns equal to the number of successes rolled.

Source: Core book revised.

Scent of the Man-Eater

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

The Litany states purely and clearly that Garou shall not eat the flesh of humans or wolves. Despite the reputation of their totem spirit, Wendigo truly revile cannibalism as one of the most horrible violations of the Litany and of the ways of Gaia. This Gift allows a werewolf to sense if another Garou is guilty of this depraved act, by scenting the stain of human or lupine blood on the target’s spirit. An ancestor-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Primal-Urge, at a difficulty of 6. If successful, the character can detect whether or not a Garou has eaten a human or a wolf since the last full moon. With two successes, she can detect how recently; with three or more successes, she can tell if it is a habit with the Garou in question, or only a shameful aberration.

Source: Wendigo Tribebook (revised)


Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

The Warpath camp acquired a this Gift similar to the Black Furis’ Curse of Aeolus to cover their ecoterrorist activities. The Wendigo calls up a thick, eerie fog that obscures vision and unnerves her opponents. The Wendigo can see through the fog, but all other have trouble navigating by sight. A rain spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player makes a Gnosis roll. The difficulty varies according to the surrounding terrain and humidity: 4 near the sea, 6 under normal circumstances, 9 in a desert. The Wendigo can see normally, but others caught in this fog halve their Perception scores (with regards to sight only). The fog is quite unnerving, and everyone except the Wendigo and her packmates loses a die from all Willpower dice pools.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Speak with Wind Spirits

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

The Wendigo may call upon wind-spirits for knowledge and guidance. He can ask them one question, which must concern the immediate area (wind-spirits have notoriously short attention spans). A wind-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: Upon learning this Gift, the Garou can speak with wind-spirits automatically while he is in the Umbra. To ask a question in the Physical world, the player must spend one Gnosis point and roll Manipulation + Expression (difficulty 7). The number of successes reflects the accuracy of the information.

Source: Core book revised.

Ghost Pack

Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

This Gift allows the Wendigo to call upon the aid of their ancient relatives. Much like the Past Life Background, the Ghost Pack can aid the Garou when she is in trouble or needs advice. The Ghost Pack whispers secrets to the Wendigo and often follows her around even after the Gift expires. A buffalo-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player must spend one Gnosis, one Rage and roll Charisma + Occult (difficulty 7). The number of successes equals the number of ancestor spirits that come to the user’s aid. Although the ghosts cannot affect the physical world — they are simply memories and not actual wraith — they can provide information and skills as per the Past Life Background.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.