Is there any sure shot methodology to get the charm/intimidate option to be available in mass effect 3?

For instance,

in Priority : Tuchanka, i had to lose Mordin Solus because i didnt have a suitable charm/intimidate decision.

And here, it has been stated that :

Shepard may also have Charm and Intimidate options available. If so, Mordin agrees to delay the genophage cure until after the Reaper threat has passed, and to become a War Asset at the Crucible project in the meantime

I would like to know what i should do to get these in my decision tree. Thank you.

  • I added a spoiler tag to your.. well spoiler. – Resorath Mar 15 '12 at 6:53
  • @Resorath Good :) – Ashwin Krishnamurthy Mar 15 '12 at 6:54
  • @Moderators, Kindly dont close this question down. This doesnt deal with this one issue alone. I will have to use charm/intimidate in Priority : Rannoch as well. So i want to know how to make sure i get them. – Ashwin Krishnamurthy Mar 15 '12 at 6:55

From what I can glean from this question which actively answers your example, as well as my own question about Ashley, some dialog options are purely based on your previous interaction with that character - perhaps even as far back as previous Mass Effect games.

There is no sure-fire way of getting those options in a generic sense, although charm/intimidate options for Admiral Koris for example, appear to be based on reputation alone (combined paragon/renegade).

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