I want to get the ending where Shep breathes. But getting to 7,800+ war assets is proving to be extremely difficult!

I know that I should probably make peace between the Quarians and Geth, but that's difficult too

Any help would be appreciated!

  • I would assume you are asking from the Legendary edition? Because back in the original version there was a multiplayer that I think was stripped from the Legendary edition. That multiplayer was needed to get the best ending.
    – Fredy31
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 16:44
  • @Fredy31: Do you have a source for that? I got the best ending way back when, and definitely never played multiplayer. Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 16:48
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    masseffect.fandom.com/wiki/War_Assets As such, the highest obtainable War Assets score is approximately 7500. If the multiplayer mode is not played, the player will only be able to acquire ~3750 EMS, which is less than the ~4000 EMS necessary to experience all possible endings. Downloadable content for Mass Effect 3 significantly affects the War Assets system. Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut lowers the EMS required to achieve all possible endings from ~4000 to 3100.
    – Fredy31
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 16:50
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    I played ME3 on release so I guess my memory was before the DLC made it possible to hit the best ending without playing the Multiplayer.
    – Fredy31
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 16:51
  • Here is a full checklist of every scenario and how it must be completed for the best effect on the war assets. drive.google.com/file/d/0B6pbVWgC1aPxc3YyelltVmI3UVE/… I don't really know where to upload this file for preservation sake, but its been available for 4 years and is still here.
    – Fredy31
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 18:26

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For Legendary Edition, my Paragon run got 8000+, and Renegade got 7800+ (and "best" Destroy), by doing almost everything including Omega and Leviathan. Saved Wrex, made peace between Quarians and Geth. Renegade lost Eve and had fake queen. Need to do the side quests and search everywhere for Assets: the non-quest ones total more than a few hundred.

On my third run, leaning toward Synthesis (which the online guides are less clear about for LE) but I skipped the two DLC and some searches. Before Cerberus HQ I had 6389. Then added 110 for the Reaper Brain totalling 6499. I would have been annoyed if I was off by one. But I got it.

(For the original release, you would increase your Readiness percentage from 50% to 100% by playing Multiplayer OR a free iOS app. Later that app was replaced with a web app. There was also a separate mobile game for a few years.)

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