And to make it simple, let's say it's for a non-imported game without DLC.

The reason I ask is Bioware told me I'd be able to finish the game and get the best ending without needing multiplayer or the iOS apps. However, I'm still about 3000 short of the best ending without increasing Galactic Readiness, yet I've been fairly meticulous. I'm sure I've gotten most, if not all, of the Citadel missions, and I even managed to unite the quarians and geth. In fact, the only thing left in my mission list is find intel on Eden Prime, but that's essentially locked out after waking Javik.

So, if I were to go through the game and make all the best choices, what would be my Total Military Strength (TMS)?

  • My Total War asset is about 7200 and i think the most you can get is 7300 and I picked the Green ending =)
    – user22020
    Mar 23, 2012 at 9:38

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I just did a quick count through the wiki, and I got 6500 +/- 200 for non-DLC non-imported character options. I may have accidentally counted some mutually exclusive options. That gives an EMS of around 3000.

Not enough to get the "Shepard Lives" ending(4000), but certainly enough for synthesis(2800)

  • This meshes with my own eyeballing. I was waiting to answer until I could add it all up, but this is close enough for government work. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:12
  • Did you remember to count War Assets acquired directly through scanning?
    – MBraedley
    Mar 16, 2012 at 12:12
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    I guess this means that a) I didn't miss much and b) Bioware lied to me.
    – MBraedley
    Mar 16, 2012 at 12:28
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    My results thus far are pretty close to Ampsersand's, where I'll fall just shy of 4,000 effective. I've been doing my best to 100% everything, and I imported a pretty "ideal" ME2 save. BioWare's full of it if they think you can get to the highest tier endings without doing something other than single player.
    – agent86
    Mar 16, 2012 at 13:08
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    Compiled a list from wikia, but lacks the points to get pass this questions' protection. If I got all the choices right the max you can get is 7730 points without ipad games/multiplayer, assuming you killed Wrex, saved council, and finished all DLC. Without DLC estimated around 7500. Without ME1/2 may drop it below 7000.
    – Sheepy
    Apr 6, 2012 at 1:38

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