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Falling Touch

Rank 1 Ahroun Gift / Rank 1 Stargazer Gift

This Gift allows the Garou to send her foe sprawling with but a touch. Any aerial spirit can teach this Gift.

System: The Garou’s player rolls Dexterity + Medicine (difficulty of the opponent’s Stamina + Athletics). Even one success send the victim to the ground. Doing so counts as an action; activating this Gift and striking a foe with intent to harm are two separate things.

Source: Core book revised.

Truth of Gaia

Rank 1 Philodox Gift

As judges of the Litany, Philodox have the ability to sense whether others have spoken truth or falsehood. A Gaffling of Falcon teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Intelligence + Empathy (difficulty of the subject’s Manipulation + Subterfuge). This Gift reveals only whether the target speaks the truth or lies.

Source: Core book revised.

Falcon’s Grasp / Implacable Grip

Rank 1 Silver Fang Gift / Rank 1 Uktena Gift

A leader must keep a tight grip on his power, and this Gift allows the Garou to do so literally. The Garou’s hands or jaws tighten in a mighty death-grip, making it nearly impossible to escape. A falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one point of Rage. For the remainder of the scene, the Garou’s grip with either hands or jaws (or both at the cost of two Rage) is much stronger. In game terms, the Garou’s Strength is considered three points higher for purposes of grappling or maneuvers such as the jaw lock. The Garou may not use this extra Strength to inflict damage.

Source: Core book revised / Tribebook: Uktena (revised)

Eye of the Falcon

Rank 1 Silver Fang Gift

Falcon is a great predator, with keen eyes and a sharp beak. As he soars in the sky, he can spot the tiny movement in the grass that betrays the location of his prey at great distances. He shares this Gift freely with his children so they may spot their foes easily and lead the Garou into battle with confidence. Any Falcon’s brood may teach this Gift.

System: All visual-based Perception and Alertness rolls are at -1 difficulty. The same applies to all long-range weapon attacks, such as a bow or gun. This Gift costs one Gnosis point to activate, and lasts for a scene.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)

King of the Beasts

Rank 2 Philodox Gift

The Philodox’s authority extends even into the realm of beasts, such that he can command the loyalty of any specific animal. If successful, the animal follows his commands willingly and unconditionally. A lion- or falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Philodox must choose one target within 100 feet. The player rolls Charisma + Animal Ken against a difficulty based on the werewolf’s relationship with the animal. This power works on only one animal at a time, and it does not attract animals to the Garou’s vicinity (see the Level Four lupus Gift: Beast Life).

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Source: Core book revised.

Slip of the Tongue

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

Sensing the truth is the purview of the Half Moon, but the trickster is adept at obtaining admissions of guilt, however accidental. By engaging in a conversation (heated or otherwise), the user of this Gift can make the target accidentally remark on what she wished to hide (“of course I had everything to do with his death… I mean, nothing to do with it!” or “The necklace isn’t here, search all you like, but don’t bother with the study, that’s so obvious!”) The slip may only arouse already suspicious minds, but it may fluster the target enough to cause some more tangible admission of guilt, like a confession or an attack. This Gift is taught by a Gaffling of Falcon or by any truth spirit.

System: The Ragabash must engage the target in a conversation relating to the suspected crime or action. The player and target make a resisted Manipulation + Subterfuge roll, difficulty of the opponent’s Willpower. One success allows a subtle slip only noticeable to the already suspicious, while five results in the spilling of damning information no judge could discount.

Source: Book of Auspices.

Empathy / Claw-to-Thumb

Rank 2 Silver Fang Gift / Rank 1 Wendigo (Camp: Sacred Hoop) Gift
The Wendigo version is called Claw-to-Thumb

To be a leader among wolves is largely a matter of physical dominance, but a human leader must understand his charges and follow their will to a degree. With this Gift, a Silver Fang can understand those around him and live up to their expectations. A falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Empathy (difficulty 7). Success indicates that the Garou knows what the majority would like to see, be it attack, mediation, harsh punishment or clemency. The more successes the player rolls, the better the Garou understands the people’s desires, even if the people would rather keep their desires secret. Note that this Gift by no means reveals the wisest or most rational decision, just the most popular one.

System: this Gift works as the Silver fang Gift: Empathy, except that the Wendigo learns to better observe and understand the wishes and emotions of humans and Kinfolk, not of other Garou.

Source: Core book revised / Wendigo Tribebook (revised)

Crescent Moon’s Awareness

Rank 2 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Moon Lodge (Waxing Cycle)

This Gift allows the character to make other around her more aware of the spirits of the place. Garou catch glimpses and hear incomprehensible whispers of the spirits in the Penumbra, while Kinfolk and other humans feel an unsettling awareness of an alien world that they are normally oblivious to and have no means of understanding. This teaches them the power of the Crescent Moon. To learn this Gift, the Fang must track down any one of Falcon’s brood and perform one, simple service for him.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Gnosis (difficulty 7). If the roll succeeds, all creatures in her immediate area (20 yards or so) become aware of the Penumbra at the edge of their senses. Garou may then step sideways or communicate with spirits at -1 difficulty. Humans, Kinfolk and animals find the effect profoundly disconcerting and lose one die from all their rolls while the Gift is in effect. Crescent Moon Awareness lasts for one turn per success rolled. The effects are doubled when a Theurge uses this Gift.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)

Locate Spirit Tutor

Rank 2 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Wise Heart

The werewolves of House Wise Heart are renowned for their skill as tutors and mentors. However, they know that the spirits themselves are the best tutors for Gifts. This Gift allows a Silver Fang in the Umbra to locate the nearest spirit that can teach a particular Gift that he wishes his student to learn. From that point onwards, it is all up to the student and the spirit. A peregrine falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Willpower point and rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty 7). The more successes scored the better sense the character has of where an appropriate spirit resides.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)


Rank 2 Silver Fang Gift

The Garou, simply by her bearing and strength, proves to others her mastery and right to rule other tribes. This Gift is taught by a Falcon spirit.

System: The Garou rolls Appearance + Empathy (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). If successful, the difficulties for all Social rolls made by the Garou against that target are reduced by one, and the target’s difficulty to hit the Garou in combat is increased by one.

Source: Core book 2nd ed

Spirit of the Bird / Dark Aerie

Rank 2 Uktena Gift / Rank 3 Shadow Lord (Camp: Children of Crow) Gift

Few enemies would expect a werewolf to attack from above, which is precisely why the Uktena developed the means to do so. The Garou may hover, fly or float. Any bird spirit can teach this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. The Garou can fly at 20 mph and hover as she desires. The difficulties of all combat maneuvers increase by one. This Gift lasts for one hour.

In the Shadowlord version of this Gift, the servant of Crow is enveloped by shadows as he escapes.

Source: Core book revised.

Talons of Falcon

Rank 3 Silver Fang Gift

Falcon’s talons are sharp, allowing him to grasp and impale his prey, before it even realizes that he has swooped. He grants these same talons to the most worthy of his children, so that they may impale their foes upon their claws. This Gift turns a werewolf’s claws into wickedly sharp impaling weapons, able to slice through skin and muscle and deep into the entrails of the Fang’s foe. A falcon spirit of the Great Flock imparts the secret of this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and makes a Dexterity + Brawl roll to attack, as normal. The attack does Strength +3 aggravated damage and any attempts to use supernatural healing of any description on the wound are at +1 difficulty. Garou using this Gift often screech like a falcon that has just won its prey as they attack, and many opponents have fallen into fox frenzy when confronted with such a fearsome strike.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)

Reality’s Path

Rank 4 Philodox Gift

Perception is subjective, but the Philodox cannot afford that luxury. This Gift allows the user to sense whether what the subject believes to be true is actually false. A Jaggling of Falcon teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Enigmas (difficulty 7). A single success determines if what the subject is telling an unintended untruth. Three successes will discover if the subject was deliberately misled. Five successes or more will reveal the truth of the lie at its simplest level (it might tell who perpetrated a crime, but not why or who the perp was working for). Note that this Gift only works when a subject speaks what he truly believes; packmates can’t go on “fishing expeditions” by throwing out names to determine who really committed a deed, for example.

Reality’s path deals with knowable facts (“She never intended to return”, “despite his boast, your brother didn’t kill the Bane single-handed”), not greater spiritual truths.

Source: Book of Auspices


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


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.

Soul’s Guilt

Rank 5 Philodox Gift

This powerful but very temperamental Gift allows the weight of guilt which rests on the heart to emerge to the surface. The effect varies but usually appears as shadowing across the subject’s features; the shadows deepen as the guilt grows (other effects include “howls of demons,” the sound of winter winds or even ominous background music). Note that, while useful, it has some severe limitations, for it registers only what troubles the individual. To a single old lady, a white lie may give her nightmares and deeply shade her soul, while a vigilante may sleep the sleep of the just and go undetected by this Gift. Soul’s Guilt is taught by one of Falcon’s brood, or any spirit associated with Justice.

System: The Garou must look at (or in some cases, listen to or smell) the target and concentrate for one full turn. The player rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty of 7); number of successes indicate the clarity of the Garou’s impression.

Source: Book of Auspices

Paws of the Newborn Cub

Rank 5 Silver Fang Gift

With a glare and snarl, the Silver Fang strips her foe of any supernatural power. Many servants of the Wrym have tried to employ their putrescent magic against the Fangs, only to realize that they face a mighty foe with only mundane methods of defense. A falcon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). Each success removes all special abilities (shapeshifting, Gifts, any sort of supernatural or magical powers) for one turn.

Source: Core book revised.