For Shadowrun 5E, I have a rule-based question with respect to deckers: when you slave a lower rated cyberdeck to your higher rated commlink, does the higher Firewall score change Firewall-related rolls/stats?
For example: my character uses a Fairlight Caliban as a Master and slaves her Hermes Chariot to it (given the rules on Pg. 233 of the Rulebook), giving her a Firewall of 7 (higher than any attribute assignment currently possible with the deck, cool!) But when resisting Matrix damage there's a DR + Firewall roll; am I rolling with the 7 Firewall? 2nd related question: if I opt to use the Fairlight's Device Rating, does my Matrix Condition Monitors change since they are based on device rating?
I would figure that the resisting damage roll would use the higher firewall, but in the case of the 2nd example, Matrix Condition monitors would use my deck's actual Condition Monitor. My reason would be that my deck would be taking damage, not the comm. But not sure!