Merits, Mortal (1st Edition)

From Codex of Darkness
Merit Rating Prerequisites Description Book
A Little Knowledge Reduce penalties when researching oddities Asy 50, Rel 84
Beacon of Life ••• Occult •• Add Occult dots to resistance against Numina and Stygian Manifestations BotD 91
Beast Kin •••• Rapport with related Changing Breed, resist Delusion CB 96
Doubting Thomas Inhibit psychic powers SS 65
Gatekeeper •••• Can spend Willpower to open an Avernian Gate BotD 51
Lunatic Glare •• Wolf-Blooded ••• May inflict Lunacy with a glare BotW 125
Medium ••• or ••••• Resolve •• Always perceive ghosts; five dot version adds control, and synergy with Unseen Sense for ghosts BotD 93
Proximus Sleepwalker Hereditary Sleepwalker family; increased likelihood of Awakening, able to use minor magics, store Mana, and suffers a curse MTA 334, SL 63
Regnant • to ••••• Ghoul Information, Vitae, resources, or intervention provided by vampiric master Ghou 71
Sense Sympathy ••• Ghoul, Empathy ••• Emotional connection to vampiric master similar to Blood Sympathy Ghou 73
Sexualized •• Ghoul Carnal aura that benefits Presence or Manipulation Ghou 73
Sin-Eater ••• Resolve •••, Composure ••, Occult •, Sin-Eaters Specialty Restore lost Morality to another Myth 58
Sleepwalker •••• Does not Disbelieve, Unseen Senses (Mage) MTA 334, errata
Unseen Sense ••• Wits •• Alerted when particular phenomena present WoD 109
Watched • to ••••• Wolf-Blooded •• Protected by a werewolf or pack BotW 126
Witness ••• Immune to Sybaris, able to discern Lifeless and Deathless, compulsively attracted to the Deathless MTC 83-84
Wolf-Blooded •••• Specialty in Animal Ken (Wolves), +2 to resist Lunacy, Unseen Sense for werewolves and spirits WTF 79

Style Merits

Style Rating Maneuver Description Book
Deceived Cultist Sworn to serve the Deceived. Must spend 10 cumulative Willpower resisting conditioning to shed this Merit. Dec 38-40
Conditioning Immune to magical or nonmagical efforts to betray the cult, in action or intelligence. Must spend Willpower to willingly take an action against the cult. Immune to patron's Sybaris.
•• Learning Gain a dot of Occult for each decade spent in the cult. Roll Wits + Occult to sense fellow cultists. Receive benefits of Witness Merit.
••• Power Gain Essence pool, the Dead Eyes Numen, and may purchase the Dead Skin, Phantom Arsenal, and Will from Power Numina. Recover Essence through ritual worship.
•••• Resurrection Linger on death as one of the Lucid Dead. May purchase the Regeneration, Spectral Toughness, and Spirit Prowess Numina.
••••• Priesthood Gain the Siphon and Stolen Pillars (Ren) Numina. Linger on death as a Revenant or an Impassioned Soul.
Wolf-Blooded Optional variant. Vulnerable to derangements, spirit activity, and the impulse to lash out when angered. BotW 26-27
•• Wolves' Rapport Specialty in Animal Ken (Wolves)
••• Lunacy Mitigation +2 to resist Lunacy.
•••• Unseen Sense As the Unseen Sense Merit, for werewolves and spirits.
••••• Lesser Regeneration As the Quick Healer Merit for non-aggravated damage. Stacks with Quick Healer.
Notation Legend
Dot of a Trait Rating (Skills, Merits)
Power Trait Point (Vitae, Mana)
Willpower Point
Activation Damage B/L/A
Special/Other Activation Cost
Alternate Costs ●/●●●
Costs per Item ●/item
Optional Costs (●)
Cost Ranges ● to ●●●
Combined Notation Example ●(○)
●/item, 1L