I wanna do a speedrun on insanity and unlike the other questions here, I'm looking to kill all my squad except for Morinth. What's the fastest way to achieve this? If I only want her to survive should I bring her along to the final battle?

Also, I know that I need at least 2 people surviving for Shepard to survive. Well, I'm also looking to kill him on this run.

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    Quite the masochist eh? I am curious though, and correct me if I am wrong here, but doesn't Shepard have to survive for any squad mates to survive, including Morinth?
    – Xantec
    Nov 10, 2011 at 22:32
  • @Xantec Nope. You can have one squadmate left and sheppard will still die.
    – Mr Smooth
    Nov 10, 2011 at 22:47
  • @MrSmooth does it show that squadmate returning to the Normandy and escaping (assuming you got the upgrades) or are they assumed lost (and dead) in the Collector base? i've never thought to do that before, so forgive my curiosity.
    – Xantec
    Nov 11, 2011 at 3:18
  • @Xantec What happens is, as you're returning to the Normandy, your crewmate jumps on board, and then as you jump to try to grab onto the Normandy, if you have 2 crew members, they'll help you up, if you have one, they can't catch you, and you fall, leaving your one crew member and joker as the only people left alive (plus whatever "extra" crewmembers you saved)
    – Mr Smooth
    Nov 11, 2011 at 4:06
  • @MrSmooth, that must be dependent on other factors too, and possibly WHICH crew member survives the final mission. Because I have actually had one of my two squaddies in the final mission die and then still made it back and on to Normandy and escaped safely. (I can't remember at this point who the survivor was though.)
    – eidylon
    Nov 11, 2011 at 17:35

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You need at 2 for your team and 1 for each role they play during the rescue/assault that are not in your party. As I recall you need someone to do the infiltration, another to do the biotic shield and one other for the fire team, so that is at least 4 5 allies. I don't recall offhand any other roles.

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    You also need two people to lead fire teams (assuming that the first team leader dies).
    – Adeese
    Dec 20, 2011 at 12:12
  • @Adeese right, updated.
    – CyberSkull
    Dec 20, 2011 at 15:01

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