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 can I see through smoke?

When I'm facing an enemy that's lobbing smoke grenades like Cerberus Centurions, I often find myself helpless while I wait for the smoke to clear. What's the best way to see through/disperse smoke?
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How do you get the last paragon/renegade dialogue option towards the end of the game?

So I finally get to meet the Illusive Man, but the final 2 renegade/paragon option are greyed out! Here are my stats: War Readiness > 5000 Max Reputation (90% Paragon, 10% Renegade) However I ...
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How can I change Thane's fate in Mass Effect 3 with 'Gibbed Save Editor'?

In Mass Effect 3 I've missed the meeting in hospital with Thane and now the Salarian Councillor is dead. What should I change with the Gibbed Save Editor to save him? I didn't romance him.
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How do I remove the Geth “Hunter mode” HUD?

I would like to mod/eliminate the Geth 'Hunter mode' HUD, as it makes my eyes bleed. I am somewhat familiar with the Mass Effect 3 file structure, but am unsure as to where the HUD images are stored ...
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Where can I find Ashley in the Galaxy Map (and planet-wise)?

I just finished the mission on the moon of Palaven and I'm trying to romance Ashley. I'm about 2 and 1/2 hours into Mass Effect 3 and trying to find planet she is on. Where is she?
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How can I play Infiltrator effectively?

In Mass Effect 3 I chose Infiltrator for the ability to snipe and Cloak, but so far I've found that I run out of Sinper Rifle ammo fairly quickly and Cloak doesn't seem to help that much aside from ...
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Mass Effect 3 Loading Glitch

I'm on the first priority mission of the game, and when I get to the part with the turret, a few waves pass- and then nothing happens. Ever. I just get an infinite loading circle at the bottom right, ...
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How does the Venom Gauntlet poison damage work?

In Mass Effect 3, the Cabal Canguard character has a class power Venom Gauntlet. A passive bonus is the following: 30% of melee damage is applied as poison damage over 5 seconds. If I attack an ...
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Can I change the Galactic Readiness in my game by editing the configuration?

Is it possible to increase Galactic effectiveness in Mass Effect 3 by editing the coalesced.bin? If it is, how can I do this?
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ME3 MP: Actual damage reduction for the N7 Typhoon?

According to this thread the Typhoon fills the player's DR up to 50% minus whatever DR the player already has. Question: is this true and if so, are there other sources confirming this? If not true, ...
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Fabricate Mass Effect 3 File

Is it possible to "fabricate" a ME3 file? I lost my save file for Mass Effect 3 after a freak computer crash, and I want to create a save file up to the point where I used to be. How can I do this?
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ME3 Import Save from ME2 Halfway through?

Is it possible for me to import a Mass Effect 2 save into Mass Effect 3 if I have already done some missions without it? I bought and played about 10 hours of Mass Effect 3 already and I really love ...
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Taming the Mattock in Mass Effect 3

I was wondering if anyone is using the Mattock in Mass Effect 3 and if so, how did you tackle the floatyness of it. The Mattock in Mass Effect 2 was well balanced and had very little muzzle climb or ...
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What is the maximum possible amount of earned credits from a playthrough?

Trying to figure out the worth from bonus that has a 5% discount on stores. Assuming one does all the main, side, and DLC quests, how much is it possible to earn?
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Do more surplus resources mean greater War Asset?

When I imported by Mass Effect 2 save to Mass Effect 3, one of my War Assets were surplus resources which were collected from the Normandy SR2 when the Alliance was doing the retrofit. I am ...
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How do i get Mass Effect 3 DLC to work?

I went and brought i think all story based DLC for Mass Effect 3 (Leviathan, Omega, Citadel Part 1 & 2 and From Ashes) and i had already downloaded the Extended DLC which expands the ending. ...
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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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What is the difference between Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect 3 EN only?

I recently bought the Mass Effect trilogy and when I redeemed it to my Origin Account, Mass Effect 3 appeared twice. In normal version and an EN Only version. What is the difference between the two?
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How can I tell which weapon is rare in Mass Effect 3?

In Mass Effect 3 multiplayer store, you get to purchase various packs at different prices. For instance, the Spectre Pack gives you at least one Rare item out of the 5 random items that you receive. ...
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Strategies for using Turian Solider proximity mines

I've been playing around with the Turian Solider class in multiplayer, and haven't had much luck using the proximity mines. All I ever get out of them are some minor assists in the end. What are ...
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Battlefield 3 ''Race'' in ME3 Multiplayer

In the ME3 multiplayer lobby, I've seen some people list Battlefield 3 instead as their race. How do you obtain this? Is there any other perks other than the name change?
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Mass Effect 3: Using Wench Coalesced Editor - Can only change part of Concussive Shot power?

I have been messing around with the Wench Coalesced Editor to edit some power properties for the Soldier class. Now it seems that the Concussive Shot has - in part at least - some locked values that ...
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Does the Extended Ending DLC contain the Synthesis Choice?

When i saw my dad complete the game i remember him only having 2 choices, to destroy or to control the Reapers and i remember he chose to destroy, i remember the scene well as i remember seeing the ...
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Mass Effect 3 won't save new career but does save existing career

The situation is as follows: Mass Effect 3 is downloaded through origin, located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 3 The save folder is located at E:\BioWare\Mass Effect 3\Save Mass ...
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What sort of artifacts is Kannik looking for?

I'm trying to get General Oraka not killed. I've talked to Kannik in giving me the "top-of-the-line" weapons, but he expects artifacts from me. WHat sort of artifacts is he looking for & where can ...
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Can't kill Dr. Eva at the end of Priority: Mars with an imported ME3 character on Insanity

I imported my ME3 adept for another playthrough on Insanity and breezed through until I came up to the part where Dr. Eva is charging at the player character in slow motion. I'm using a Paladin V ...
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Is there any reason to do all these pull-ups?

After finishing the main storyline of the Citadel DLC, you get the option to invite certain crewmembers up to your apartment for a scene. When you invite James in, he notices your exercise equipment ...
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Is there Mass Effect 2 “ultimate playthrough” in regards to Mass Effect 3 import?

If I start a Mass Effect 2 game from scratch, keeping in mind that the save is ultimately intended for import to Mass Effect 3, where I'd want to have the best available resources (e.g skills, ...
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Mass Effect 3: Levels and cooldowns

Does the level in single player in any way affect the Multiplayer game? Because i have been playing and even tho i chose to go mainly for cooldowns they just won't go lower than 3,7-4,2 seconds. And ...
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PC Mass Effect 3: Local Profile transferred to Online Profile

Can you transfer your saved game/achievements from your Local Profile to an Online Profile so I can play multiplayer?
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How do I use Tech Armor?

I'm a sentinel, and one of my primary reasons for picking the class was I liked the idea of having an ability that improved my shields, since I'm not so great at avoiding being hit. But I can't seem ...
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How many discs does Mass Effect 3 have on Xbox 360?

I'd like to know how many discs come with the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3. Are the game files big enough to require multiple discs? Are there separate discs for multiplayer and single-player ...
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What types of weapons best suit each class in multiplayer?

I am quite addicted to ME3 multiplayer now. I would like to know the best weapon (locked & default ones) combinations for each class, so as to better equip myself for silver & gold levels.
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Why is upgrading cost much more than buying the next tier of a weapon in mass effect 3?

At the shuttle bay, buying an N7 Valiant II costs 1050 at the Procurement Interface specifically Kassa Fabrication, but at the upgrade station, it costs 4750. Does this mean upgrading the weapon puts ...
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Which Mass Effect 2 DLCs are relevant for Mass Effect 3's story?

I'm just playing through Mass Effect 2 for the first time and loving it, and I was wondering which of the (tons and tons) of DLC for ME2 might actually be relevant for Mass Effect 3's story? I ...
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What does the red Arrow in multiplayer weapon select mean?

I was looking through weapons on my Geth soldier and noticed some had a red arrow-ish thing in the background and wanted to know what that meant. My first assumption was it were weapons that ...
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DirectX setup Internal Error when installing Mass Effect 3

When trying to install Mass Effect 3 on my Windows 7 machine I got the following message at 99% installed: I have made sure that i have the most resent version of DirectX form the web installer. I ...
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Do all weapon mods work on all weapons?

Do all weapon mods for a class of weapons work for all weapons of that class? For example, does the Assault Rifle Piercing Mod work on a M-37 Falcon? If the answer is no, is there a list of all ...
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Can I save the Primarch's son on Tuchanka?

Is it possible to save Primarch Victus's son? I've done the Turian bomb mission that Cerberus is trying to blow, and the son always end up dead.
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Where is this shadow coming from?

I am playing Citadel and am confounded by a shadow that shows up in the den where the private terminal/invite someone over/invite to party terminal is located. It is clearly a female shadow and my ...
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How do I unlock Tier 6 weapons using the coalesced.ini?

I'm trying to unlock Tier 6 weapons in my original playthrough of Mass Effect 3. I know that normally I am supposed to run through the game and do a new game plus+ for Tier 6 of all my weapons, how do ...
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How do I remove 'heal scars'?

I accidentally enabled the 'heal scars' power which removed my scars. How can I remove this and get my scars back?
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Can't complete the Irune, Benning, and certain Citadel missions after Cereberus assaults Citadel

I'm trying to complete a few of the missions that involved finding pieces during the Tuchanka mission set. Specifically: Benning: Evidence Citadel: Improved Power Grid Citadel: Barla Von Citadel: ...
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Where on the Citadel do I first run in to Kelly Chambers?

Somehow I went through my otherwise-pretty-complete Mass Effect 3 playthrough without managing to run in to Kelly Chambers. I did import a save from Mass Effect 2 in which I'd saved her, so my ...
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Is it possible to defeat Jacob in Shattered Eezo?

When on the Silversun Strip (Citadel DLC) there is an option to challenge Jacob in a game of Shattered Eezo. I tried to beat him like 10 times but he always dishes out more damage Is it possible to ...
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Roughly how much data is used when playing Mass Effect 3 muliplayer online?

Roughly how much data does Mass Effect 3 multiplayer use, assuming that I use voice chat? Is it even possible to get a reasonable estimate for this?
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Will the Origin Store language affect the in-game language? (ME3)

I want to buy Mass Effect 3, and to that purpose, I just created an Origin account. The problem is that I live in Switzerland, and the Origin Store apparently detects my country and then forces the ...
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How can I play Vanguard effectively in Mass Effect 3?

In Mass Effect 2, I read the Vanguard - with the right specs and player skill - could completely dominate close quarters battle with the charge and shotgun/melee. Is this still an effective strategy ...
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What are the benefits/consequences when deciding the fate of the Rachni Queen in Mass Effect 3

On the mission 'The Attican Traverse: The Rachni' at the end of the mission you are faced with the decision to either free the Rachni Queen or leave her to the fate of her malevolent offspring. Given ...
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How can you romance Diana Allers?

In this post I saw you can romance Diana Allers. How can you do it? I have done some missions but can't speak with her, and there aren't any options besides getting her out of the Normandy.