I heard that promoting a character in ME3 multiplayer permanently increases your minimum readiness value. Is that true? By how much? Can you promote enough characters that you stay at 100% forever?


While most actions in multiplayer increase your Readiness Rating from the base 50%, promoting a character in multiplayer adds 75 to your War Assets, permanently. You don't gain permanent readiness rating from this action, however.

When you multiply your war assets by your readiness rating, you end up with your effective military strength, which is really the number that matters when the game determines which variant of the endings will be available.

  • Alright. I guess they meant "increases your war assets" rather than "increases your readiness". – RandomEngy Mar 25 '12 at 0:17
  • Can you get 75 for each class or does it replace them when you promote again – Samuel Standrin Mar 27 '12 at 19:54
  • @SamuelStandrin, if you have a different question, use the ask question button to get an answer. – agent86 Mar 27 '12 at 20:10

I think you're confusing Galactic Readiness with War Assets. Promotion permanently adds 75 War Assets. Having said that, you would have to promote over 30 characters before you could receive the 4000 EMS needed to get a good ending, while also only doing the Priority missions.

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