Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


Infectious Laughter

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

Laughter is the tool with which Gaia’s tricksters promote enlightenment and the knife that slashes through the veil of Rage. When the Ragabash laughs, those around her are compelled to follow along, forgetting their grievances. A coyote- or hyena-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Ragabash must make some comment mocking the present situation in which she finds herself, then laugh at it. The player then rolls Manipulation + Expression (difficulty of the highest Rage rating of anyone listening). Success causes those who hear the Ragabash’s comment and laughter lose hold of their ire, and forget what it was that had them upset in the first place — although their temper will return if they are reminded of what the New Moon has made them forget.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Shatter Bone

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

Victims with twisted arms or crushed legs are much easier prey. The Ahroun with this Gift can destroy bone with a single punch, regardless of the damage inflicted by the blow. A hyena-spirit teaches this Gift

System: Before striking an opponent, the Ahroun must spend a Willpower point and a Rage point. The Garou must target a specific limb, which increases the attack’s difficulty. The player must score at least three successes. Also, he must spend the Willpower and Rage even if the blow does not connect or he scores fewer than three successes. The Successful use of this Gift crushes whatever bone structure lies beneath the targeted flesh and causes a number of Health Levels of damage equal to the number of successes in the attack roll -3. Broken arms and legs subsequently handicap an opponent in any combat. Broken ribs hinder movement and can possibly puncture a lung. A fractured skull renders the victim unconscious in most cases. A broken spine causes paralysis. This attack is unsoakable but doe not cause aggravated wounds.











Special Effect
Stamina roll (difficulty 8) to remain conscious

Dexterity roll to hold items; target cannot use broken limb to attack.

Dexterity roll to remain standing; target cannot run or attack with broken limb.

Stamina roll (difficulty 6) to avoid puncturing a lung.

Must attack target from rear; target remains paralyzed until this wound heals.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Laugh of the Hyena

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

Hyena follows no one; instead, he laughs and mocks anyone who tries to command him. In the same fashion, a Garou who can actually convince a Hyena-spirit to teach him such defiance can steal the spirit’s mocking laughter. The Garou can learn to resist any attempt to command, cajole, force, or demand him to do something he doesn’t want to do. This is never subtle. The Garou (and the player) must cackle like a hyena-spirit when calling upon this Gift.

System: The Bone Gnawer has a -2 difficulty to any Willpower roll used to resist mental domination or control. This includes the Gift: Roll Over; all effects of the vampire Discipline: Dominate; all effects of the mage Mind Sphere; and all effects of the wraith Arcanos: Puppetry.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)


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

Clenched Jaw

Rank 4 Ahroun Gift / Rank 4 Get of Fenris Gift (Camp: Mjolnir’s Thunder) / Rank 4 Red Talon (Kucha Ekundu) Gift

The werewolf with this Gift can bite down with such power that her grip won’t loosen until she chooses to do so; even in death, her jaws bite down. A wolf- or hyena-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: After making a successful bite attack, the player may invoke this Gift by spending a Rage point. For each successive turn she opts to maintain her grip, she makes a bite attack roll (difficulty 3). While foes can make a resisted Strength roll to break the grip (suffering an additional health level of damage in the process of tearing free), the Garou may add half her Willpower to her dice pool.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition