In Mass Effect 2, Legion says I either reprogram the Geth Heretics or destroy them?

How does this affect Mass Effect 3?

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    Related, perhaps: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/59270/…
    – Frank
    Jul 30, 2012 at 14:27
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    shrug I just searched the mass effect 3 tag with Heretics, and there it was, in the search results. I'm certainly no expert on the search options.
    – Frank
    Jul 30, 2012 at 14:48

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Destroying the Heretics gives a bonus to settling the

Quarian/Geth conflict.

If you don't broker peace, either choice yields War Asset bonuses if you remain consistent in your Geth stance, or penalties if you flip-flop.

If you do broker peace, you get a +150 modifier with one faction and -150 modifier with the other faction, depending on your choice with the heretics (either way adds up to 0 net asset modifier - note, you still get a good chunk of assets for brokering peace separate from this modifier (+300) ). Destroying the heretics improves your chance to broker peace.

My original concern with reprogramming the heretics is that it would be easy

for the reapers to reclaim them.

But the choice doesn't influence that.

  • @desaivv No, it should not matter if you take one renegade choice. Jul 30, 2012 at 14:56
  • What impact do these choices have if you broker peace between them?
    – kotekzot
    Jul 30, 2012 at 17:44
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    If you broker peace and reprogram the heretics, you get +150 geth assets and -150 quarian assets (modifiers, net to zero). If you broker peace and destroy the heretics, you get +150 quarian assets and -150 geth assets (modifiers, net to zero). Destroying the heretics improves your chance to broker peace.
    – Amy B
    Jul 30, 2012 at 18:07

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