In Mass Effect 3 multiplayer store, you get to purchase various packs at different prices. For instance, the Spectre Pack gives you at least one Rare item out of the 5 random items that you receive.

My question is, how can I tell which weapon is rare, which is uncommon and which is common? Essentially if I want a specific weapon, knowing its rarity allows me to decide which pack to stick to buying.

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    easiest way is to look on this list
    – l I
    Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 0:15

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Class • Common (blue) • Uncommon (silver) • Rare (gold)
Adept • Human Male/Female • Drell • Asari/Asari Justicar

Engineer • Human Male/Female • Salarian • Quarian/Geth

Infiltrator • Human Male/Female • Quarian • Salarian/Geth

Sentinel • Human Male/Female • Turian • Krogan/Batarian

Soldier • Human Male/Female • Turian • Krogan/Batarian

Vanguard • Human Male/Female • Asari • Drell/Krogan Battlemaster

You can find both lists here.

Weapon • Common (blue) • Uncommon (silver) • Rare (gold) • Ultra-Rare (black)

  • Assault Rifles
    • (Blue) M-8 Avenger
    • (Silver) M-15 Vindicator/M-96 Mattock/Phaeston
    • (Gold) Geth Pulse Rifle/Collector Assault Rifle/M-37 Falcon/M-76 Revenant/Striker Assault Rifle
    • (Black) M-99 Saber
  • Heavy Pistols
    • (Blue) M-3 Predator
    • (Silver) M-5 Phalanx
    • (Gold) Arc Pistol/M-6 Carnifex
    • (Black) M-77 Paladin/Scorpion/M-358 Talon/N7 Eagle
  • Shotguns
    • (Blue) M-23 Katana
    • (Silver) M-22 Eviscerator/M-27 Scimitar
    • (Gold) Disciple/Geth Plasma Shotgun/Graal Spike Thrower/M-300 Claymore
    • (Black) M-11 Wraith/N7 Crusader
  • Sniper Rifles
    • (Blue) M-92 Mantis
    • (Silver) M-13 Raptor/M-29 Incisor/M-97 Viper
    • (Gold) M-98 Widow/Kishock Harpoon Gun
    • (Black) Black Widow/Javelin/N7 Valiant
  • Submachine Guns
    • (Blue) M-4 Shuriken
    • (Silver) M-12 Locust/M-9 Tempest
    • (Gold) M-25 Hornet/Geth Plasma SMG3
    • (Black) N7 Hurricane
  • Dude.. that is fantastic! Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 7:22
  • @JamesJiao I left out the N7 weapons though, because the only way to get them is from weekend events where you are guaranteed one of them in the crate. Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 3:24
  • I believe that you left off the ultra rare geth spitfire assault rifle.
    – user79544
    Commented Jun 12, 2014 at 21:11

When you open a pack, the item cards themselves show their rarity based on the color of the edge of the card.

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The Drell Vanguard is a rare, and so is gold.

Silver means uncommon, and Black with an N7 logo means "Ultra Rare".

  • I think my answer is more geared towards the unknown. How would one know whether an item is a rare if he's never seen it before? Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 2:01
  • @JamesJiao How would you see an item without seeing its item card? Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 2:46
  • No I mean, if I want the Mattock, but I haven't unlocked it yet. So I have no idea whether it's rare or uncommon beforehand. If it's rare, I'd buy the Spectre Pack; if it's uncommon, then I'd buy the Veteran Pack, which is 3x cheaper and gives me a guaranteed uncommon every time. Essentially I am looking for the fastest route to get what I want in terms of which pack to buy in the store. Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 7:19
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    Btw, you must've hit the jackpot to get two Drell Vanguard cards in one pack!! Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 7:21

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