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Effect+10 hit points per point
Maximum valueHuman, Elf: 9
Dwarf: 11
Orc: 14
Troll: 17.

Body is one of the attributes.


Body is exactly what it says on the tin: Your natural resilience. Every point invested in the attribute adds 10 hit points.

Increasing Body also seems to increase the chances that a character will take half or reduced damage, rather than double damage, from an attack. However, a much more reliable way to reduce incoming damage is to take cover.

Body is the only attribute not to have any skills or abilities tied directly to its use, until Cyberware Affinity was added in Shadowrun: Hong Kong.