This is my favorite guide on the Citadel. Our Mass Effect 3 Walkthrough covers the entire spectrum of the single player story, multiplayer tips, and how to build a powerful army.
The Citadel acts as a town hub where you can pick up many side quests for extra cash, War Assets, and Reputation. some of these quests even link to past events from Mass Effect 1 and 2.
Aria from Omega can be found inside Purgatory. She wants you to unite the Blood Pack, Blue Suns, and Eclipse. If Zaeed survived Mass Effect 2 he might change this mission slightly. You can recruit these mercs in any order, with the Blood Pack being the fastest. Might as well start there.
Head down to the Commons and into the apartment area. Meet with Narl to gain some Reputation and an update to the Terminus Fleet War Asset. For Eclipse head to the Embassies and chat with Bailey. You can try to force him to release Sederis for Renegade points, but this will fail anyway. You'll need to head to the C-SEC office in the Commons and talk to the criminal directly. She's clearly crazy, but can released for Renegade points. For the Paragon option head down to the Docks: Holding Area and convince her second in command to take over Eclipse.
For the Blue Suns Vosque can be found in the Holding Area at Cargo Hold A. He will ask you to take care of Oraka in the Commons. Talk to the General yourself to hear his story. You can take the Renegade path and off him, or choose Paragon and find a new weapons source. Talk to Kannik over in the Market and he will agree to supply weapons in exchange for an artifact. The one he wants is in the Kite's Nest Cluster, Vular System, on the planet Vana. With Kannik's help you can convince Oraka to leave the Blue Suns alone.
With all three tasks complete the mercenary groups will help you in the war effort.
You'll get an e-mail about this while on the Normandy. Head to the Embassy and talk to Jondum Bau. If Kasumi survived Mass Effect 2 parts of this mission may be fairly different. Move over to the Spectre Terminal and enable Hanar Embassy Tracking. Now head to the Terminal in the Embassy Offices to get the first piece of evidence. There are two more pieces of evidence in the Holding Area, one at the Security Check Point and the other over in Bay E28.
Head back to the Embassy and talk to Bau to confront the Hanar. There will be a Renegade prompt to save Bau, but if you ignore it and let him die you will gain Hanar and Drell Forces (50 War Asset). Choose carefully.
Inside the Commons you can speak to the bartender Aethyta. She will reveal her relation to Liara. You can either go the Renegade path and send her away. Alternately, you may talk to Liara at the nearby table and convince her to talk to her father. Doing so will update the War Asset Asari Fifth Fleet.
On the Normandy you'll get mail from Victus after the Citadel Attack. It appears that the Turians are looking for an Ambassador named Korlack last seen on the Citadel. Head to the Spectre terminal and use the tracker to locate Korlack. Head over to the Embassy Office and talk to the guard to gain access to Korlack's office. Listen to all three messages on the terminal to find out about the mercenaries that have captured Korlack. If Zaeed survived Mass Effect 2 he will be among them. Head over to the desk on the other side of the room and listen on the head set. You'll be taken to the Commons where you will need to check two apartments. The first will always be the wrong one, so go to the second right after. You'll save the Volus, and possibly with the help of Zaeed. If Zaeed was loyal in Mass Effect 2 you'll be able to gain him as a War Asset down in the Docks. However, if he was disloyal he will perish during this mission.
You'll gain this mission by walking around the Commons and listening in on a Turian talk about a wounded Batarian. Head down to the Holding Area and talk to the Nurse. You can choose to either kill the Batarian (Paragon) or leave him to suffer (Renegade).
Spectre and Artifact Delivery
People on the Citadel and Normandy are looking for various items. Just by walking by someone you may overhear a request to pick up an item. These fetch quests can be completed by scanning planets, searching area during missions, or sometimes buying them from your Spectre terminal.
|Reward||NPC||NPC Location||Requested Item||Item Location|
|Credits||Preacher||Docking: Holding Area\Cargo Hold: C||Pillars of Strength||Kite's Nest\Harsa\Khar'Shan|
|Credits||Diplomat||Citadel Embassies\Embassy Offices||Prothean Obelisk||Shrike Abyssal\Urla Rast\Talis Fia|
|War Asset||Dr. Ravin||Hospital\Patient Lounge||Alien Medi-Gel Formula||Sigurd's Cradle\Decoris\Sanctum|
|War Asset||Officer||Purgatory\Lower Bar||Banner of the First Regiment||Apien Crest\Castellus\Digeris|
|XP||Doctor||Hosptial\Examination Rooms||Advanced Biotic Implants||Ismar Frontier\Aquila\Metaponto|
|War Asset||Asari Scientist||Hospital\Lab Services||Biotic Amp Interfaces||Petra Nebula\Vetus\Grissom Acedemy|
|Quest Objective||Kannik||Commons\Market||Black Market Artifacts||Kite's Nest\Vular\Vana|
|Rep, XP||Dominic||Citadel Embassies\Embassy Offices||Information on Bilal Osoba||Spectre Requisitions|
|War Asset||Alison||Purgatory\VIP Entrance||Improved Power Grid||Krogan DMZ\Aralakh\Tuchanka|
|War Asset||Sellea||Commons\Courtyard||Heating Stabilizers||Spectre Requisitions|
|War Asset||Angry Accountant||Commons\Bank||Book of Plenix||Aethon Cluster\Aru\Irune|
|War Asset||C-SEC Officer||Commons\Courtyard||Automated Turret Schematic||Krogan DMZ\Aralakh\Tuchanka|
|War Asset||Soldier||Bay D24\Viewing Deck||Prothean Data Drives||Valhallan Threshold\Paz\Garvug|
@ Verne: Well the Rannoch end level boss of course. The giant laser beaming one. It was really hard to defeat it and this certain walkthrough was not a big help, so I checked wiki and found some useful tips. There was no chance that I could beat the boss without tips from wiki.
@khatibi22 Hmph ... I replied to this but don't know where my reply went.
Go to the left of the chasm and target the the boss with the designator.
As I recall, he shoots low and raises his aim point until he hits you. Before the laser gets high enough to hit you, cartwheel to the right and continue targeting him. He should get slammed from space before his laser gets you.
For the next round, go to the right side of the chasm and target him. Target him with the designator and cartwheel to the left when his laser gets close to you and continue targeting him. Again he should get stomped before his laser toasts you.
Go back to the left and repeat.
As I recall, once you get a hang of the pattern to use it's not terribly difficult.
I have tried several times but somehow I can't figure out the right way to defeat this boss:| any tips?
The main, of many, problems with this guide is the label on the titles. Yes, it`s Canada. But, where in Canada? Vancouver! What a surprise!! Seriously, more attention to detail and a lot less sloppyness, Mr. Seid. For Example, Cerberus base mission...ok, well ,um which of hundreds of planets was that?
I just watched two of the new ending cinematics, there are now four major endings. Apparently it is now possible to choose badly enough to lose the entire war against the Reapers. Try it, choose all Renegade responses at the end and watch what happens.
Great guide, fail to see everyone's problem with the ending, you defeat the Reapers and get a life, the end
@wavelength121 DUH, there are no clear details, just generalized findings. Completely unprofessional.
its there anyway to hide these commens, they are longer than the guide pages. It makes the pages load alot slower with extra stuff i dont even want
When dealing with the 2 brutes and the marauders just before finding General Victus on Menae (Palaven's moon), there is a reaper blackstar heavy weapon located on the right hand side of the map for you to use. So use it!! On insanity, it becomes a necessity!
@Dead_Locked795 this was, by far, the most helpful suggestion. Thanks! Too bad this guide was not even close to that. What a waste of space, and this fool gets paid to give mediocre advice.
How come the Table of Contents only goes up to Geth Dreadnaught? That's the exact point I'm at in the game, and the only reason I looked at this guide was to see how many missions I have left to get to this terrible terrible ending I keep hearing about!
@ali0918: Are you mad? The ME series is one of the few true eletronic roleplaying games we have. Yes, RPG stands for roleplaying game. In Mass Effect series: - Roleplaying? Check. I don't know much games that gives me so many choices about what kind of character I want to be with so many ways to demonstrate it. - Does your choices make difference? While most eletronic "RPG" we see out there gives you choices but they simply doesn't matter at the end, in ME your choices actually shapes and changes the world around you, and also what you'll have to do to accomplish some objectives. So this game is not rpg? You either have got to be kidding me or you simply doesn't know the meaning of the acronym.
NEW ITEM PICKUP: after entering the broken airlock and taking out the Cerb punks, turn around to the left and look around the sink to find a SMG Scope upgrade.
Your After Geth Dreadnought scans are the same as your After Sur'Kesh. You should really take a look at that!
@tex242 Yeah, some having to be completed before you embark on your next big mission ot they'll be gone. A shame the strategy guide didn't tell me that in the first few pages....
also for the record people who are saying they didnt get the special ending yet who did multi you need to have between 4-5k war assets forget which it is
in case GS forgot to mention it in their walk through... make sure you do multiplayer and get 100% war readiness... that will allow you to CHOSE the GREEN light which is BY FAR the Prettiest of the 3
[spoiler] Renegade Interrupt: kill Kai Leng, Don't press Renegade Interrupt: Kill Kai Leng. CHOICE! [/spoiler]
OKK ME MY SELF DONT CARE IF IT WAS GOOD OR BAD ENDING BUT I WISH FOR BIOWARE TO GET US NEXT TIME A ONE DECIDED ENDING, AT LEAST THE ENDING, SO WE COULD REST IN PEACE
Everyone complains about the ending saying that is wreaks the game completely. I think that yes, the ending was quite disappointing, but it didn't erase the fun I had getting up to that point. It is still a good, fun and powerful game I had a really good time with. In my opinion it's the journey not the destination.
@djforlife84 You are so right, god forbid we ask for quality for the price they demand. It is also so unreasonable and selfish to ask them to live upto the promises they made pre-launch. You have made me realize the error of my ways and from now on I will accept the pile of crap they give me, and will even smile and thank them, because we all know we got where we are today by accepting everything as-is.
Just for laughs...what will ending a beloved series the way Bioware did in future be called? Pulling a Bioware? Pulling a Hudson? Embracing Enternity? ?
Let me see... -Blue explosion or -Green explosion or -Red explosion decisions...decisions...decisions
@djforlife84 100% agree with you. I hope bioware doesn't alter the ending in the slightest. Sometimes gamers look like 3 year old kids who enrage for a bag of crisps or candy.
@ag_04 @djforlife84 you sound like retirees being told what to accept and having no choice but to accept it. `Off to the retirement home for you sailor, and no, you have no say in the matter because we know what`s right! for you`... LMFAO, I rather be a child that fights for his rights than a fool that gets herded to nowhere. Really, think about. They`re abusing your rights as a consumer and you just take it. WEAK.
P.S. I played all 3 games with same character. With all DLC installed. I actually played them in a roe... in the month before ME3... so do not dare telling me i don't understand what ME is. Thank you.
@djforlife84 i totally agree with you. Some opinions are so puerile. I actually loved the ending. Seeing Joker and EDI made Shepard's sacrifice (if he really did die) worthy. I hate the ending because it doesn't give me more details. What happened next. What happened to Shepard and the others... But there are ways to explain all these later... just keep the hope burning. These Stop Koni, Stop Acta kids now want to change a game ending!? What next... petition Tolkien to bring Boromir back to life?
@CornelMosneag Really, your comparing a literary work of art to a commercial sell out. Do you even know the difference? Obviously not.