I only know that the shiva drug was used in the "Eurowar" but what's the effect of the drug? And is it possible to get in Shadowrun 5 or is it impossible? Does it still exsist?


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So far Shiva is not part of any supplement for Shadowrun 5.

But the german version of War! ("Fronteinsatz") for SR4 got - as usual - some bonus content. Not everything got into the final version. Some of those spare parts were released for free here. It's written in german. The statblock for Shiva reads as follows

Duration: 2 x 1d6 Hours
Effect: +2 constitution, +5 strength, -2 willpower, high pain tolerance 2, berserk, disorientation Disorientation: The victim suffers a dice pool modicication of -2 on all actions because of confusion and disorientation for 10 minutes.

The next paragraph describes how this drug only causes nausea for a third of the users and the other two third gain full benfit but also suffer 20S damage without a resistance test (and hence die) as the drug wears of.

For 2074 the text states that officially there are no samples of this drug left but remnants might be found.

As SR4 and SR5 are very similar, you can use the given statblock.

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    \$\begingroup\$ +5 seems a bit hight though, since +4 is the usual max for attribute boosts. It should probably be changed to +4 and Physical Limit +X should be added (I suggest X = 4). \$\endgroup\$
    – fabian
    Feb 2, 2016 at 17:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also 20S doesn't imply death in sr5 (don't know if this was different is sr4); In fact you can barely kill a Gnome with that damage, if he's at full health... \$\endgroup\$
    – fabian
    Feb 2, 2016 at 18:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's probably worth checking the full text if you can read it... IIRC, some drugs downer effect is completely unresisted. You just eat it. If you're already wounded, as you're likely to be after using a combat drug, 20S can easily kill \$\endgroup\$
    – T.J.L.
    Feb 2, 2016 at 19:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ You take these 20S without a restistance test. Combined with some other injuries it will most likely kill you. I edited the answer and added this info. \$\endgroup\$
    – Kekse
    Feb 3, 2016 at 7:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also... Grrr! Damned German extra content! Grrr! \$\endgroup\$
    – T.J.L.
    Feb 3, 2016 at 13:23

Rules for Shiva have been published in the German equipment book State of the Art ADL as Shiva(vintage).

According to the book large quantities of the drug were produced before deciding the drug was useless, so there are still remainders available (12F, 200 NY/€).

It's highly addictive (Rating 11, Threshold 4, Addiction type: both).


Vector: Ingestion
Speed: Immediate Duration: 2d6 Hours
Effect: \$\frac{1}{3}\$ chance of just causing Nausea; if it works +2 constitution, +2 strength, -2 willpower, high pain tolerance 4, berserk (like mentor spirit bear), Disorientation


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