Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


Purify Scent

Rank 1 Shadow Lord Gift

Camp: Bringers of Light

If another supernatural creature attempts to determine the breed, tribe or auspice of a Bringer of Light, the target may use this Gift to retain her secrets. A Night-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Shadow Lord spends one point of Gnosis and rolls Perceptions + Primal-Urge. The difficulty of discovering the information is increased by 1 for each success (up to a maximum modifier of +3).

Source: Tribebook: Shadow Lords.


Rank 1 Uktena Gift

The Garou can create a field of inky blackness through which only she can see. A night-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis (difficulty varies: 3 for twilight, 6 for indoors, 9 for bright sunlight). Each success blacks out a 10′ by 10′ by 10′ area. The Garou can choose any area within his line of sight. The metis Gift: Eyes of the Cat can see through the conjured darkness.

Source: Core book revised.

Shadow Cutting

Rank 3 Shadow Lord Gift

One of the more cunning tactics of the Shadow Lords, this Gift allows a Lord to maim or kill her opponent by attacking the shadow he casts. This tactic makes her attacks difficult to dodge, and can provide a great advantage in situations where the shadow is a larger or more accessible target than the opponent himself. A night-spirit teaches this Gift

System: The werewolf must activate the Gift by spitting into her opponent’s shadow and spending a Gnosis point. For the remainder of the scene, she may injure her opponent by striking his shadow. Only fetish weapons, silver or natural weaponry (claws and teeth) will work in conjunction with this Gift; firearms or other mundane measures cannot transmit damage across the spirit-link. The victim has two fewer dice to dodge attacks aimed at his shadow, and cannot parry such attacks at all. The Storyteller may even give the shadow’s attacker extra dice in certain situations, such as during sunset or when the victim is a few stories up, but his shadow falls at the Garou’s feet.

Source: Shadow Lords Tribebook Revised


Ubiquitous Presence

Rank 4 Shadow Lord Gift

Paranoia is a wonderful weapon. It keeps enemies from resting, from thinking properly, and, done right, from ever attacking you. And if you can’t be everywhere at once, at least you can appear to be. The Shadow Lord can curse an enemy with paranoia, giving the victim an unflinching suspicion that the Garou is watching her, even when that belief would otherwise be entirely illogical. Shadow or night-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Intimidation, difficulty of the victim’s Intelligence x 2. Success indicates that the curse takes effect, reducing all dice pools of the victim by one for each two successes rolled. The effects last for one day and night.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)

Shadow Pack

Rank 5 Shadow Lord Gift

The Garou summons up shadowy duplicates of himself to stand by him in battle. These shadow-wolves resemble the Shadow Lord and have some of the same capabilities. A night-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Gnosis (difficulty 8) and spends a variable number of Gnosis points. For each point spent, the Garou summons a shadow-duplicate. These duplicates have the same Attributes and Abilities as the Garou, but they may not use Gnosis or Willpower. Each has only one health level (i.e., any attack that is not soaked destroys it). The duplicates fade at the end of the scene.

Source: Core book revised.