Skills and specializations

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Skills are the core of your runner's abilities, determining what they specialize in - and what they cannot do, even if their life depended on it.

Each skill is tied to a specific attribute, which determines its maximum level. A skill is further broken down into specializations, which determine the focus of the skill. Attributes, skills and specializations are all increased by spending Karma (permanent), or by using or equipping items (armor or cyberware; consumables during combat).


  • Attribute (Quickness)
    • Skill (Ranged Combat)
      • Specialization (Pistol)

Raising an attribute from a value x to (x+1) will cost (x+1) Karma. E.g., raising an attribute from 2 to 3 will cost 3 Karma. Using the same example, raising an attribute from 0 to 3 will cost (1+2+3) = 6 Karma.

Body[edit | edit source]

  • Cyberware Affinity: Unlocks the ability to install powerful cyberware weapons (only available in SR:Hong Kong)
    • Cyber Spur
    • Hand Razor
    • Monofilament Whip

Quickness[edit | edit source]

Strength[edit | edit source]

Charisma[edit | edit source]

Intelligence[edit | edit source]

Willpower[edit | edit source]

see also: Character creation: Attributes and Skills