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In Mass Effect 2, Legion says I either reprogram the Geth Heretics or destroy them?

How does this affect Mass Effect 3?

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I did search the site, could not find any questions related to the Heretics. – ヴァイシャリ Jul 30 '12 at 14:15
Related, perhaps:… – Frank Jul 30 '12 at 14:27
@fbueckert you are right. But how do you know ahead of time to search for the right question? I tried all combinations of Heretics and ME. I dunno. But that answer does indeed answer my question. Thanks. – ヴァイシャリ Jul 30 '12 at 14:30
shrug I just searched the mass effect 3 tag with Heretics, and there it was, in the search results. I'm certainly no expert on the search options. – Frank Jul 30 '12 at 14:48
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Destroying the Heretics gives a bonus to settling the

Quarian/Geth conflict.

If you don't broker peace, either choice yields War Asset bonuses if you remain consistent in your Geth stance, or penalties if you flip-flop.

If you do broker peace, you get a +150 modifier with one faction and -150 modifier with the other faction, depending on your choice with the heretics (either way adds up to 0 net asset modifier - note, you still get a good chunk of assets for brokering peace separate from this modifier (+300) ). Destroying the heretics improves your chance to broker peace.

My original concern with reprogramming the heretics is that it would be easy

for the reapers to reclaim them.

But the choice doesn't influence that.

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If I want to achieve peace between the Geth and Quarians, then do I definitively want to destroy the heretics? I care not about war assets in this case. – ヴァイシャリ Jul 30 '12 at 14:35
But destroying is not a paragon choice. Does it matter if I take one renegade choice? Too confused regarding paragon and renegade. – ヴァイシャリ Jul 30 '12 at 14:37
@desaivv No, it should not matter if you take one renegade choice. – Raven Dreamer Jul 30 '12 at 14:56
What impact do these choices have if you broker peace between them? – kotekzot Jul 30 '12 at 17:44
If you broker peace and reprogram the heretics, you get +150 geth assets and -150 quarian assets (modifiers, net to zero). If you broker peace and destroy the heretics, you get +150 quarian assets and -150 geth assets (modifiers, net to zero). Destroying the heretics improves your chance to broker peace. – David B Jul 30 '12 at 18:07

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