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Rank 1 White Howler Gifts

A list of all Rank 1 White Howler tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For White Howler Gifts of all ranks, see All White Howler Gifts.

Desperate Strength

Rank 1 Bone Gnawer Gift / Rank 1 White Howler Gift

In times of great trauma, desperate people have displayed amazing feats of strength and endurance. With a burst of adrenaline, a mother can lift a truck off a pinned child, or a father may smash through a wall to save his family. Through strength of will, a Bone Gnawer may channel that same desperate energy. If another packmate has fallen or been captured, the Garou may use this hideous strength in a desperate effort to help his pack.

System: After rolling on the Feats of Strength table, the Garou can burn a point of Willpower and roll one die for each Health Level he has remaining. For each success he can take an extra level of aggravated damage to increase his number of successes by one; he does not need to trade all of his successes in this fashion.

Source: Tribebook Bone Gnawers (Revised) / 20th Anniversary Edition

Sense Wyrm

Rank 1 Metis Gift / Rank 1 Theurge / Rank 1 Black Furies / Rank 1 Silent Strider / Rank 1 Silver Fang / Rank 1 Stargazer / Rank 1 Uktena / Rank 1 White Howler

The werewolf can sense manifestations of the Wyrm in the nearby area. This Gift involves a mystical sense, not a visual or olfactory image, although werewolves using the Gift sometimes say things like, “This place stinks of the Wyrm” (with a few more colorful adjectives). Garou should remember that the Wyrm’s taint can cling to relatively blameless souls. Werewolves may sense an innocent person who happens to work in a Wyrm-controlled factory or who has eated tainted food. This power requires active concentration. Any spirit of Gaia may teach this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Occult. The difficulty depends on the concentration and strength of the Wyrm’s influence. Sensing a single fomor in the next room would be difficulty 6, while detecting the stench of a Bane that was in the room an hour ago would be difficulty 8. Vampires register as Wyrm-tainted, save those with Humanity Traits of 7 or higher.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary

Primal Anger

Rank 1 Metis Gift / Rank 1 White Howler Gift

The metis learns to focus the anger within her heart and use it to increase her Rage. The anger takes a physical toll on the werewolf, and it is up to her to unleash it on her enemies. The spirits of ancient metis teach this Gift. Few members of other breeds have suffered enough shame and suffering to learn this Gift.

System: A character with this Gift may sacrifice a single health level, once per scene, and gain two extra points of Rage in exchange (even if doing so takes her above her permanent Rage rating). The health level is treated as aggravated damage for purposes of recovery.

Source: Core book revised / Past Lives

Visions of Dust / Death Sight

Rank 1 Silent Strider Gift / Rank 1 White Howler Gift
The White Howler version is called Death Sight

The werewolf’s eyes become cloudy and pale as she attunes her vision to the ashen landscape of the Underworld. An owl-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Perception + Occult (difficulty 7). For the rest of the scene, the character can see (and hear) ghosts and detect haunted areas with another Perception + Occult roll (difficulty corresponds to the severity of the haunting). This Gift bestows no power to touch or communicate with the dead, however — that usually requires the use of the Descent into the Underworld rite (see p. 213). A botch causes the Garou’s eyes to shine as beacons in the underworld, drawing the notice of broken, vengeful shades.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Haunting Howl

Rank 1 White Howler Gift

One of the howl-Gifts peculiar to the tribe, this eerie cry often echoed across the desolate moors prior to a White Howler raid. In the years since the White Howlers’ fall, this cry has become more alien and forlorn.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Intimidation, difficulty 7. All enemies within earshot of the werewolf’s howl suffer a +1 difficulty to Willpower rolls for three turns per success. Willpower expenditures are unaffected. No foe can be affected by more than one use of this Gift per scene.

Source: Past Lives


Rank 1 White Howler Gift

Part of the White Howlers’ reputation as excellent trackers stemmed from Gifts such as this one. The Garou with this Gift finds it childishly easy to track down any human, beast or supernatural being whose blood he has tasted. the Howlers parlayed this Gift into the tactic of letting a wounded enemy escape, only to unerringly track him to his lair and the rest of his clan. Today, the Black Spiral Dancers continue this practice, although without the aid of the Blood-Scent Gift.

System: Once learned, this Gift’s effects are permanent. The Garou receives two additional dice on any roll made to track prey whose blood she has tasted. These dice also apply to the use of tracking Gifts such as Pulse of the Prey.

Source: Past Lives

Shining Sigils

Rank 1 White Howler Gift

When this Gift is active, glowing sigils representing the Garou’s tales of Renown appear upon their skin or pelt. The marks shine a luminescent woad-blue, although Honor, Glory, and Wisdom all gleam with their own subtle inflections of color. Temporary Renown appears as reinforcing details on the permanent Renown symbols. This gift is taught by a Lune spirit.

System: While this Gift is active, the Garou receives a pool of bonus dice equal to his rank that he can allocate towards any Social rolls (including intimidation) towards spirits or other Gaian Garou until the remainder of the scene.

Source: White Howler Tribebook