The third installment of BioWare's Mass Effect series, which concludes the story of N7/Spectre operative Commander Shepard's battle against the Reapers.

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How do I beat the Reaper on Rannoch?

I'm having trouble with the last of the Rannoch missions, where Shep wakes up and takes on a Reaper. Shepard has a targeting laser which will call in an orbital strike with the combined might of the ...
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How does the Assault Rifle Piercing Mod work?

The Assault Rifle Piercing Mod I has the following description which I find somewhat confusing: Allows bullets to pierce 0.50-meter thick objects, but at 60% reduced damage. Ignores 25.00% of ...
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Where did my assault rifle go?

On the moon of Pavalon, I picked up some sort of Reaper-esque weapon that had only 1 shot during the mission's final fight. Not wanting to use the shot immediately, I swapped weapons (PC version, ...
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Does it make sense to upgrade the early weapons?

On the Normandy you have the option to upgrade your weapons, e.g. your M-15 Vindicator I to the M-15 Vindicator II or higher. I'm wondering if it makes sense to already upgrade my early weapons to a ...
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Are there any upgrades availiable for the Normandy to help me evade Reapers while gathering resources?

So, the Normandy is pretty cool. Her scanners have been upgraded, and I can check a few planets at once now to see if they have a shiny rock I might be interested in. Unfortunately, those scanners ...
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Where is Jondum Bau?

A couple missions into the game I got an email from Jondum Bau saying he'd like to meet me at the Citadel Embassies. I'm there and according to the map, I should be standing right on top of him, but ...
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Are shield, barrier and armor each completely different, or similar?

I am familiar with this question: What's the difference between armor, barrier, and shields? and I understand the use of different ammo types and skills in order to counteract these bonuses. ...
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How to kill a Brute effectively

The Brutes are giant Reaper-Giant hybrids that are very well armored, to the point where I'm sure their entire health bar is their armor. However, it seems to me that there is a certain point where ...
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Are there any good reasons to let a character die?

This question or answers to it will likely contain spoilers. In the series so far there have been a lot of allies who may have been killed. In general, it is usually better to help your allies to ...
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Does the Weapon Master damage bonus affect squad ammo effects?

The Weapon Master upgrade in the Combat Mastery Tree adds 40% damage to ammo powers: For the ammo powers there are upgrades that grant the ammo power also to your squadmates. Do your squad mates ...
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How can I get Shepard to stop tromping around the place like a raging bull?

Every step I take I can hear a loud dull thud because of Shepard's footsteps and it is starting to get on my nerves. Is there any way I can turn this off without impacting any other sound in the ...
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What determines whether I can use a Paragon or Renegade Interrupt?

I made two characters and I noticed I get the Paragon Interrupt (the flashing icon that lets you interrupt a cutscene to say something Paragon/Renegade-y) when my character is mostly Paragon and I get ...
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Do any of the reaper troops count as synthetics against skills?

For the purpose of skills like Sabotage and Overload do any of the reaper troops count as synthetics? I feel like some of them should, since they're clearly robotic (partially at least). However, ...
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Can PC saves be imported into console version of Mass Effect 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I transfer saved game files from my PC to my Xbox360? Having not yet played Mass Effect 1 or 2 I plan on purchasing them before jumping into Mass Effect 3. What ...
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Is there a maximum Biotic Charge distance?

Biotic Charge for the Vanguard class lets you leap very quickly into distant enemies, and I've never not been able to perform the move on a target as long as I had a line-of-sight and my view was ...
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When will Ash come back? [Spoilers]

Well, just started ME3, and Ash just got hurt pretty bad. She is now in the hospital on the citadel. Just wondering, will she ever come back in my squad? And if yes, when? 25% in the game? 50%?
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How can I remap keys to my powers in multiplayer?

In the single player game, I'm able to remap which number keys trigger various powers by holding down the spacebar and then, when the command window is open, dragging the power icons into whatever ...
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Can I Romance Ashley even though I did not in ME1, and I did Romance Miranda in ME2?

Can I Romance Ashley even though I did not in ME1, and I did Romance Miranda in ME2? Or am I stuck with Miranda?
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Do I get more points with an imported character in Mass Effect 3?

I imported my Mass Effect 2 character into Mass Effect 3. She started at level 24 or something. Immediately, I had a ton of points to put into various abilities. I wanted to play around with the ...
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Playing Mass Effect 3 without XBox Live - Any other way to boost galactic readiness?

My XBox Live just expired, and I dont want to buy it again for another year only for ME3. I heard I'll be missing on for galactic readiness, lowering my chances for the good ending. Is there another ...
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Point of no return? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any important points of no return? Like in Mass Effect 1, if you wanted to continue after you finished the game, you had to keep a save from before Illium. Is ...
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Are there any advantage to having a high galactic readiness rating in multiplayer?

In Singleplayer, the rating affects the outcome of the ending of the game. However, does it make any difference in multiplayer?
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After repelling the Citadel attack, can I complete quests where the quest giver is missing?

After repelling the Citadel attack, I am unable to find Barla Von and Sellea in Presidium Commons to return their respective quests. Am I too late to ever turn these quests in, or will the quest ...
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How do i promote from multiplayer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean to “promote a multiplayer character”? In Mass effect 3 there is this achievment for promoting a multiplayer character, i have been trying ...
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Does my multiplayer Galaxy at War progress count towards all my single player saves?

If I've got substantial Galaxy at War progress via the multiplayer mode, does that carry over to each different playthrough or save I might make? For instance, right now I'm doing a Paragon run. ...
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Why can enemies see me when I'm cloaked?

I am currently near the beginning of the game (Mars Archives), and I'm at the point in the area where I ride a tram. Soon after, a fight ensues. To reposition myself to a better spot during the fight, ...
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Where does the From Ashes DLC mission start?

I haven't been able to actually play Mass Effect 3 too much yet and was wondering how to start the From Ashes DLC so when I jump back on I can. I've never actually been able to start DLCs on the the ...
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Can I use Mass Effect 3 DLC while offline?

Every time I open Mass Effect 3, it connects to the EA network with the message "Validating DLC". For something like the pre-order guns, I don't see this as being a big deal, but for something bigger, ...
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Can I play Mass Effect 3 in First Person Mode?

It bugs me that my character covers part of the screen. Can I play this game in First Person Mode or in a less annoying Third Person Mode? How?
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Is it possible to save the ventboy?

I've played the demo for Mass Effect 3 and was a tad upset when the ventboy died. I was wondering if there was a certain choice that actually lets you convince him to come with you? I had put my game ...
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What is the effect of weapon weight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does weight affect the cooldown of my abilties? Does weapon weight affect anything other than recharge time? How does it affect recharge time (cool down periods get ...
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Change a Mass Effect keybinding for vault?

I find it very annoying that the run, hide, and vault are all the same button. I can't tell you how many times I have been trying to unhide so I could backpedal to a different cover position, when ...
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How do I interpret the “grenade warning” indicator?

When someone lobs a grenade in my direction, I get a little warning icon on my HUD. However, I've never been able to determine how severe the danger is - sometimes I lose almost all my shields and ...
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I accidentally said “no” to the reporter in the Citadel, can I change my mind?

I was approached by a reporter in the Citadel who was asking to join me aboard the Normandy and report what was going on. I don't remember her name, but I think she was wearing a white tank top. On ...
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Where is the Krogan DMZ?

One of the side missions has the goal of rescuing mercenaries from the Dranek system, inside the Krogan DMZ. None of the clusters in the galaxy map show that mission under the name, so which ...
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How do item qualities work for items purchased in the store?

In the multiplayer store, there are two item qualities mentioned; Uncommon and Rare. Are there other qualities above or below these two? How do you know qualities the items in a pack are after ...
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Can I do anything about a grenade in Mass Effect 3?

Every time I see a grenade fall near me, I try to pick it up and throw it back. This leads to a badly overcooked Shepard pie. Is there anything I can do about a nearby grenade other than run away? ...
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What is the perfect squad status at the end of the game

Everyone deep down wants to make sure their entire squad survives. So assuming that you go through the minimal losses throughout the series as in: Only losing Kaiden/Ashley on Virmire (Wrex ...
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When should I go for which grenade?

Since it sounds like grenades are in relatively short supply, I want to make good use of them. It seems clear to me that grenades are mostly useful against large numbers of enemies that are ...
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How do I unlock the Battlefield 3 soldier in multiplayer?

My friend has a fifth option available for his soldier class in multiplayer called "Battlefield 3". It looks similar to the human male model, but features the characteristic glowworm look as well as ...
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How is score calculated in multiplayer?

What factors into the score you receive at the end of a multiplayer mission in ME3?
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What are all the possible power combinations for detonation?

I know that biotic powers can detonate each other if one has a duration, but what about bio/tech combinations or ammo combinations?
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Is there a weak point on an Atlas?

Do they have a weak point? Generally headshots do more damage to enemies, and an Atlas is a pretty fearsome foe. I know using biotic/tech powers can speed up the destruction by chewing through shields ...
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What affects whether I get an elemental “hit” or proc?

Elemental ammo can "Proc", meaning they have a random chance of causing major effects like freezing/burning an enemy, in addition to the different damage they deal. What determines the frequency at ...
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How can I get my grenades to land where I want?

My Shepard is a soldier and I love lobbing grenades around. I love grenades so much that I make sure my teammates have their grenade skills maxed out too. However, I feel like I've failed as a ...
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What situations call for what weapon types?

I can pretty well understand the difference between say, a situation that calls for the sniper rifle or the shotgun (one is better at long range, and one at very close range), but in what situations ...
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How do you unequip a weapon?

In the loadout menu, the interface makes it pretty obvious how to equip your weapons. But since having additional weapons increases your weight and power recharge time, how do you actually unequip ...
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Who are the numerous that died?

When I started a new ME3 game, it asked me to choose if Ashley, Kaiden, or Numerous died. Who are the numerous? I chose numerous because I hoped that meant some no-names, but if numerous is the entire ...
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Should I buy my girl flowers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I gift my squadmates Chocolates or Tennyson? There are quite a few stores in Mass Effect 3, but not all of them seem useful. For example: I noticed that the ...
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Why are quest items not showing up in the Spectre terminal?

There are at least two quests where I'm supposed to buy something from Spectre reqs and they don't show up in the terminal. I just got finished with N7: Cerberus Abductions and I'm trying to finish ...