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True Shot

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Amazons of Diana

The accuracy of Artemis on the hunt could not be equaled by any other; this Gift allows Maidens to replicate their aunt’s spectacular feats of archery on the battlefield or on the hunt. It is less effective for Mothers and Crones than for Maidens, but still gives them some benefit. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: Spend one Rage and receive +3 to your dice pool for a single arrow shot. Mothers and Crones receive only a +2 bonus; Luna is said to favor those Garou who replicate her own aspect as Artemis. This Gift can be used in conjunction with Flurry of Arrows, below, but can be used for only one arrow per turn.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)

New Moon’s Laughter

Rank 1 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Moon Lodge (Waxing Cycle)

This Gift allows a werewolf to make others around her more receptive to criticism and less obsessed with their own pride, thus showing them the wisdom of the New Moon. To learn this Gift, the werewolf must trick a Lune into revealing the Gift.

System: The player must spend a point of Gnosis and roll Gnosis (difficulty 6). For one hour per success scored, the gathering that the character attended takes on a lighter mood. All Social rolls with a positive intent are at -1 difficulty, while all Social rolls intended to provoke argument, insult or misery are at +1 difficulty. If the character using the Gift is a Ragabash, the bonus and penalty are doubled.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)

Lambent Flame

Rank 1 Silver Fang Gift

The Garou causes her body to ignite with silver light. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point to ignite the light. The glare illuminates a 100-foot area. Any hand-to-hand attacks made against the Garou take a +1 difficulty penalty, while missile attacks receive a -1 difficulty bonus.

Source: Core book revised.

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

Sense Silver

Rank 2 Ahroun Gift / Rank 2 Silver Fang Gift

As consummate warriors, Ahroun must be prepared for every eventuality — including silver weaponry. This Gift, taught by Lunes, allows the Ahroun to detect the presence of silver.

System: The Garou rolls Perception + Primal-Urge (difficulty 7). If successful, she can detect the presence of any nearby silver. Three successes allow him to pinpoint the silver’s location.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition

Flurry of Arrows

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Amazons of Diana

The bow of Artemis slew many monsters of both human and Black Fury myth; the incarnation of Luna as maiden huntress was a swift and accurate shot with the bow. Appropriately, Luna has taught her children how to nock and release arrows more rapidly than a human might hope to follow. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: Spend a point of Rage; for the remainder of the scene, the character receives a free shot per turn from a bow (though not a crossbow) at no dice pool penalty. Thus, the character could simply take two bow shots, each at no penalty, or she might take three shots, and suffer a -2 on the first shot, -3 on the second, and no penalty on the shot granted by Flurry of Arrows.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)

Luna’s Armor

Rank 2 Children of Gaia Gift / Rank 2 Shadow Lord Gift / Rank 2 Silver Fang Gift

The Child of Gaia may call for Luna’s protection in battle. This Gift even allows limited resistance to silver. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou concentrates for one full turn, and the player spends a Gnosis point and rolls base Stamina + Survival (difficulty 7). The player may add one die per success to the Garou’s soak pool for the rest of the scene. These bonus dice may also be used to soak silver damage, but only these dice. For example, if the Garou’s Stamina is 4 and the player rolls three successes, the Garou has seven dice to soak non-silver damage and three to soak silver.

Source: Core book revised.

Mark of the Wolf

Rank 2 Homid Gift

The werewolf marks those she comes in contact with, leaving them to carry the same aura of the predator the Garou does. This subtle curse can wreak havoc in a target’s private or professional life, and is a favorite of many homids looking to provoke discord in the ranks of the enemy. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player selects a target that has had some interaction with the Garou during the scene (even something as simple as light conversation in an elevator counts), then rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty 7). The target inherits the Curse (see p. 262) as though she had a Rage rating equal to that of the Garou for one day per success.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Reverie of the Kol-Kin

Rank 2 Stargazers Gift

Camp: Demon Eaters

Demons are malicious tricksters bent on chaos. Their souls have been corrupted by the Wyrm so badly, there’s little real humanity left inside, regardless of how they appear on the outside. They can’t be trusted. They can’t be left alone. This Gift helps to trap them and keep them still for a time. The Stargazer’s eyes become pale mirrors, glowing faintly even in daylight. Any demon looking into the Stargazer’s eyes is held transfixed, unable to move or speak. It’s said that this ability was passed down from the group’s progenitor, Zhong Kui, who used it to hold one demon at bay while his pack eased in for the kill. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: The player spends a single Gnosis point. No roll is necessary to activate the Gift. The Stargazer’s eyes become reflective, and any demon (or demon-possessed individual) looking into the Stargazer’s eyes are held in a kind of trance. (Note that the subject cannot be Bane-possessed; only demons and their vessels are affected by this power.) The demon is allowed a single Willpower roll (difficulty 8) in the beginning to resist the allure of the werewolf’s eyes. This Gift is active as long as the Stargazer holds the gaze (blinking doesn’t disrupt it) or until the demon is attacked. This Gift only works on one demon or demon-possessed individual at a time.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)

Silver Claws

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift / Rank 3 Silver Fang Gift

The Ahroun can establish her battlefield primacy against other werebeasts by transforming her own claws into silver. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Gnosis (difficulty 7) to activate the Gift. The transformation lasts for the scene or until the Ahroun decides to end the Gift. Silver claws still do aggravated damage to all targets, and they are naturally unsoakable to the Garou and most other werebeasts. While the Ahroun manifests the calws, she suffers searing agonies. Each turn, she gains an automatic Rage point. Furthermore, all non-combat difficulties increase by one because of the distraction. When her Rage points exceed her Willpower, she must check for frenzy.

Source: Core book revised.

Purity of Spirit

Rank 3 Ahroun Gift

Many Galliards relate stories describing the werewolves’ weakness to silver as a kind of chiminage — the price Luna extracts from her children for the gift of Rage. Using this Gift, the werewolf can, at great cost, briefly shield himself against silver’s damaging power with his own spiritual energies. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou spends a number of Gnosis points and immediately receives this many automatic successes to soak damage from silver, even if she has no dice to roll. The effects lasts for a number of turns equal to the Gnosis spent, not including the remainder of the turn in which it was activated.

The Gift does not take an action to activate, and indeed can be activated immediately if the Garou has been struck by surprise with a silver bullet or blade to help ameliorate the damage… as long as the user hasn’t spent any Rage that turn of course. This Gift cannot be active at the same time as Luna’s Armor; whichever is activated last cancels the prior Gift.

Source: Book of Auspices

Open Moon Bridge

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The Garou has the ability to open a moon bridge, with or without the premission of the totem of that caern. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point. See the Rite of the Opened Bridge for more information on opening moon bridges. The maximum distance that can thereby be covered is 1,000 miles.

Source: Core book revised.

Full Moon’s Light

Rank 4 Ahroun Gift

The full moon is Luna’s warrior phase, when she searches out her enemies. The Ahroun can call upon her determination in finding her foes, illuminating any who oppose her. Lunes teach this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. For the remainder of the scene, anyone within one mile who is working against the Ahroun or her pack emits a soft glow, as though illuminated by moonlight. This Gift can be used to confound powers of stealth or even invisibility, but only if the target is actively attempting to harm, compete with, or otherwise foil the Ahroun or her pack.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Bolster the True Name

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

The Crone has no need for a child’s rage, and her wiles are enough to let her survive the day that the Mother’s stalwart nature fails her. She can sacrifice her hatred and will to reinvigorate her spiritual connections. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: A Crone using this Gift roll Intelligence + Occult with a target of her own permanent Gnosis; she spends one point of temporary Rage and one temporary Willpower, and refills her Gnosis pool if the roll achieves 2 or more successes.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)

Gift of Dreams

Rank 4 Galliard Gift

The Galliard crafts a dream, then breathes it into a sleeping individual. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Expression (difficulty 6) to craft the dream; more successes allows for more vivid and impactful dreams. To ensure that an individual experiences this dream, the Galliard must breathe it into the target’s mouth while they sleep. The player spends a Gnosis point to complete the Gift. Dreams crafted with this Gift are often unusually vivid and dramatic, often leaving even lifelong skeptics convinced that they hold some deep meaning.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Bridge Walker

Rank 4 Galliard Gift

The Galliard has the ability to create minor moon bridges through which she alone can travel. The Garou travels between the ends of this moon bridge in one percent of the time it would take to travel that distance normally, allowe her to disappear from in front of a foe and reappear behind it instantly. Note that these moon bridges are not protected by Lunes, and they attract the interest of spirit creatures occasionally. These being have even been known to follow the Garou into the physical world. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point to create the bridge. The moon bridge lasts for only one passage, unless the player spends a permanent Gnosis point during its creation, in which case it lasts until the next full moon. The maximum distance that can be traversed by the bridge is the Garou’s Gnosis in miles.

Source: Core book revised.

Luna’s Blessing

Rank 4 Ragabash Gift

When the moon is visible in the night sky, silver refuses to cause the Garou aggravated wounds. Indeed, if the moon waxes full, silver weapons may well turn on those who would wield them against the character. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: For each strike against the Garou, the wielder of the weapon must roll three extra dice on the attack; these dice are ready only to check for botches. The Garou can soak and regenerate silver as if it were bashing or lethal damage (depending on whether the silver is part of an edged weapon or not), but only when the moon is in a visible phase above the horizon. Therefore, the Garou is still vulnerable during the new moon.

Source: Core book revised.

Gibbous Moon’s Understanding

Rank 4 Silver Fang Gift

Camp: Moon Lodge (Waxing Cycle)

The greatest of the Silver Fangs’ Galliards have sometimes also been some of the tribe’s most successful battlefield leaders. This Gift can take some of the credit for this. It allows the werewolf to howl out general or specific instructions to her allies, and have them heard and understood even over the noise of battle, thus showing everyone the Gibbous Moon’s wisdom. To learn this Gift, the werewolf must persuade three different Lunes to spend a whole night in the character’s company. Just before dawn, one of them will teach the Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Rage and rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty 7). The number of successes is the number of howls the werewolf can make during this scene that will be understood as an order by any ally fighting in the same battle as the character. A Galliard character makes the roll at difficulty 5.

Source: Tribebook: Silver Fangs (revised)


Rank 5 Metis Gift

The metis struggles his whole life to find a place, a purpose and a sense of stability in his horrifying existence. With this Gift, he can force others to face their inner demons, including insanity and madness. The nature of the derangement varies among individuals, but it will always be sever, making it impossible for the victim to function normally. Lunes, along with spirits of trickery and madness teach this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Intimidation (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). The insanity lasts a number of days equal to the successes rolled on the attempt. During this time, the metis can increase or decrease the effects of the madness, granting the victim lucidity and then driving him into psychosis. Even after the Gift has ended, the repercussions from the bout with madness often haunt the target for the rest of his life.

Source: Core book revised.

Blessing of the First Pack

Rank 5 Red Talon Gift

The Red Talons believe that the very first pack of Garou set the standards for the auspices, and that only the Talons retain a strong enough connection to that First Pack to use this Gift. This may or may not be true, but no non-Talon Garou has ever exhibited this might Gift (but then, very few among the Talons even know of it). To learn this Gift, the Talon must have at least one dot in Ancestors. The Garou calls upon her the originator of her auspice and s temporarily transformed into the pinnavle of her moon-sign. An avatar of Wolf or a powerful Lune may teach this Gift, but neither does so often.

System:  The player spends two Gnosis points and rolls Charisma + Ancestors (difficulty 8). If the roll succeeds, the character becomes infused with the very essence of her auspice. For the remainder of the scene, the character receives five dots of Pure Breed in addition to any she already possesses. She may also make use of any auspice Gift for her particular auspice of level 4 or lower. (Gifts taken from sources other than Werewolf are subject to Storyteller approval.) In addition, Blessing of the First Pack grants power based on the character’s auspice:

Auspice          Bonus

Ragabash:      +3 to Stealth, +2 to Wits and Dexterity

Theurge:         +3 to Enigmas, +2 to Intelligence and Gnosis

Philodox:        +3 to Rituals, +2 to Manipulation and Stamina

Galliard:          +3 to Expression, +2 to Charisma and Strength

Ahroun:           +3 to Leadership, +2 to Strength and Rage


Source: Red Talons (revised)

Gate of the Moon

Rank 5 Silent Strider Gift

This Gift creates a specialized moon bridge that takes the Strider to her destination instantly. At least a sliver of moon must be visible at her area of departure. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point for every 100 miles the Garou needs to travel. She then rolls Intelligence + Alertness (difficulty varies on how far the journey is and how well the Garou knows the way). Success transports the character to her destination, but she will be disoriented for one turn unless the player scored three successes. A Botch takes the character miles in the wrong direction — possibly straight up.

Source: Core book revised.

Luna’s Avenger

Rank 5 Silver Fang Gift

The Garou’s entire body, regardless of her current form, is changed to living silver. She becomes a nearly unstoppable warrior. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou must concentrate for one full turn to activate this Gift. The player spends one Gnosis point. This Gift lasts for one scene, during which the Garou is immune to the effects of silver. Any attacks she makes does aggravated, unsoakable damage to Garou. Furthermore, she gains two extra points of Stamina and one additional health level while the Gift lasts.

Source: Core book revised.