In Shadowrun-Returns, there are many etiquette that will allow you to answer or to say something during the dialogue that can save your life, give extra XP or easily solve some puzzles.

Sometimes, a specific etiquette is not even present in the entire story, so it is a waste of Karma points. Other etiquette are constantly showing up.

Does anyone know what etiquette is the most useful for the Hong Kong release of the Shadowrun-Returns?


So far, Academic and Shadowrunner already appeared 2 times each and I just started working for Kindly Cheng.

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    This was flagged opinion-based, but I disagree. The question defines "most used/useful" as giving most alternative dialogue options and extra XP.
    – DJ Pirtu
    Aug 21, 2015 at 16:25
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    This question could easily be restructured as "how many times does each etiquette show up".
    – Ryre
    Aug 21, 2015 at 16:45
  • Hey @Toast, I'm not looking for a ranking on "how many times each etiquette show up". For instance, the 2 times Academic showed up, they were extremely useless to the plot, just to make the character look "smart". It did not help to solve the case or added anything. On the other hand, the 2 times the Shadowrunner etiquette was available, it clearly could steer the conversation on another direction.
    – vianna77
    Aug 21, 2015 at 17:46
  • So you need a list of when each etiquette is used in the game AND the outcome of having that etiquette?
    – Ryre
    Aug 21, 2015 at 19:49
  • That would make for an excellent answer. But look, for example, at Nythain's answer about the base game etiquettes on the Shadowrun Returns forums (which I guess in turn came from gamefaqs). That format and level of detail would make for a good answer here.
    – Sterno
    Aug 21, 2015 at 19:52

2 Answers 2


Top Tips for Skills requirement in Shadowrun: Hong Kong has all of them I think, but is full of spoilers.

Shadowrunner seems most useful, followed shortly by Gang. Academic comes up very frequently, providing additional information and some better conversation options. Socialite, Security, and Corporate are infrequent and can be worked around. Street never shows up as far as I can tell.

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    I'm about to finish the game and I would say that shadowrunner is actually the most useful. Security, Sociality and Corporate are also extremely useful in some parts of the game to avoid gunfight or gather extra info. And as mentioned in the response, Academic pops up a LOT, but mainly for story enrichment. Gang does not appear that much and sociality can be used instead.
    – vianna77
    Aug 25, 2015 at 15:06

Gang, Shadowrunner, Academic and Security

I'm basing this information on

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=503910261 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=503343380

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