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Staminup Stimulant
Type Dermal Patch
First Found Level 1 - Hospital
Dropped by Human Corpses (Physical) (1%)
Human Corpses (Security) (10%)
Cyborg Enforcers (15%)
Destructible Yes
Hit Points 20
Stackable Yes

A Staminup Stimulant is a dermal patch found in System Shock. It gives the player unlimited stamina as long as the patch lasts.

An experimental combat-enhancement patch developed by TriOptimum Pharmaceutical in the 2070's, it reduces weakness and lethargy caused by overexertion (reduces fatigue).

The method of application is a dermal patch applied directly to the skin, with the dose delivered by dermal osmosis. The acting compounds are still being tested and show serious side effects with their current compositions.


While the patch is active, the player has infinite stamina, indicated in the Biological Systems Monitor with a fatigue rating of --. When the patch wears off, which (from testing) takes from 50 to 93 seconds, the player's fatigue level will instantly go to 100%, and must be recovered from by not running or jumping.

If the player pops another Staminup at this time, they can enjoy infinite stamina immediately, but eventually need or limited supply will end, and the player will have to slow down. The side effect is not reduced or shortened by the Detox patch.

This item can also be used to get out of a sticky situation, especially combined with the Turbo Motion Booster System. This will enable you to run to a distant location, giving you time to apply medical supplies and reload your ammo (though this is really only a last resort strategy).