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Asari Ally

Complete the majority of the game with the asari squad member

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  • StumblesMcGeeStumblesMcGee575,453
    12 Dec 2010 12 Dec 2010 18 Dec 2010
    76 0 10
    After 3 long years of trying to get any of these Ally achievements to pop, I was finally able to get this with the help of my good friend Saft Und Kraft. I'm a list-kind of guy; he provided me with a basic layout and I took it to the next level. SO, here's a list of all MISSIONS and ASSIGNMENTS that need to be completed to get the ASARI ally achievement.

    The following MISSIONS I completed before I had Liara in my party. Another important thing to point out is that I'm pretty certain I collected Fist's Datapad before I had Liara in my party. However, I did not turn the datapad into Emily Wong until after I had Liara.

    Prologue: Find the Beacon
    Citadel: Expose Saren
    Citadel: Garrus
    Citadel: Wrex

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    ASARI (Liara) --
    Mass EffectAsari AllyThe Asari Ally achievement in Mass Effect worth 57 pointsComplete the majority of the game with the asari squad member

    MISSIONS:
    Feros: Colony Saved
    Find Liara T'Soni <=START HERE
    Noveria: Contamination
    Noveria: Leave Port Hanshan
    Noveria: Lorik Qui'in
    Noveria: Matriarch Benezia
    Noveria: Peak 15
    Noveria: Quarantine
    Noveria: Reactor Repair
    Noveria: Reconnect Landlines
    Noveria: Rift Station
    Noveria: The Hot Labs
    Virmire: Saren's Plan (Assault)

    ASSIGNMENTS:
    Citadel: Asari Conort
    Citadel: Dr. Michel (Dr Michel is Safe)
    Citadel: Family Matter
    Citadel: Homecoming
    Citadel: Jahleed and Chorban
    Citadel: Negotiator's Request
    Citadel: Old Friends
    Citadel: Our Own Worst Enemy (Received after Virmire, before Illos. Achievement popped when I turned this in)
    Citadel: Planting a Bug
    Citadel: Presidium Prophet
    Citadel: Reporter's Request
    Citadel: Rita's Sister
    Citadel: Scan the Keepers
    Citadel: Schell's Scanner
    Citadel: Signal Tracking
    Citadel: The Fan
    Citadel: The Fourth Estate
    Citadel: Xeltan Convinced

    Feros: Data Recovery
    Feros: Geth in the Tunnels
    Feros: Power Cells
    Feros: Varren Meat
    Feros: Water Restoration

    Noveria: Espionage
    Noveria: Smuggling

    Tali's Pilgrimage

    UNC: Asari Diplomacy
    UNC: Cerberus
    UNC: Colony of the Dead
    UNC: Dead Scientists
    UNC: Derelict Freighter
    UNC: Distress Call
    UNC: ExoGeni Facility
    UNC: Espionage Probe
    UNC: Geth Incursions
    UNC: Hade's Dogs
    UNC: Hostage
    UNC: Hostile Takeover
    UNC: Listening Post Alpha
    UNC: Listening Post Theta
    UNC: Lost Module
    UNC: Lost Freighter
    UNC: Major Kyle
    UNC: Missing Marines
    UNC: Missing Survey Team
    UNC: Privateers
    UNC: Rogue IV
    UNC: Sigma 23 (Depot)

    Virmire: Assisting Kirrahe's Team
    Virmire: Wrex is Dead

    X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps
    X57: Bring Down the Sky
    X57: Missing Engineers

    Collection Assignments --
    UNC: Asari Writings (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/UNC:_Asari_Writings)
    UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/UNC:_Locate_Signs_of_Battle)
    UNC: Prothean Data Disks (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/UNC:_Prothean_Data_Discs)
    UNC: Turian Insignias (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/UNC:_Turian_Insignias)
    UNC: Valuable Minerals (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/UNC:_Valuable_Minerals)

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    IN PROGRESS --
    MISSIONS:
    Race Against Time (Illos)

    ASSIGNMENTS:
    Citadel: Negotiator's Request

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    StumblesMcGee@Claptrap NL, it would be in your best interest to do everything posted to ensure your achievement pops. You may not end up doing everything, but it'll be close.
    Posted by StumblesMcGee on 09 Jan 15 at 18:50
    Moscow TimmyThere doesn't seem to be a consensus on how this achievements is unlocked. I got Liara as soon as possible and kept her in my party the whole game. I even ensured I was on the ground when finishing collectable quests. This did not pop until the final conversation with Saren at the end of the game.
    Posted by Moscow Timmy on 04 Dec 16 at 02:54
    DanixpxdBy far, the most boring achievement related to allies. I had to do over +60 missions, and obviously began to worry because no other character required so much. Anyways, both DLC's weren't enough, it unlocked soon after speaking to that weird AI in Ilos.
    Posted by Danixpxd on 04 Apr at 00:28
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  • Crimson DrifterCrimson Drifter828,189
    29 Aug 2008 31 Aug 2008
    75 9 18
    This is the hardest ally achievement to get due to how late in the game you get her.

    Do NOT do any sidequests until the quest comes up for you to go get her from the Tao Cluster.

    From then on keep her in your party at ALL times and do all sidequests and missions with her. The DLC missions also help for this achievement, although the collection ones are not necessary.

    I finished all possible assignments and missions with her and still didn't have it, mine popped after I finished the final DLC assignment. So keep that in mind.

    Note: Ilos is the cutoff point of being able to complete any more sidequests, so if you do all sidequests and DLC and still don't have it, you more than likely will get it during the final phase of the game.

    Visit this website: http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Wiki

    For a complete list of all side-quests and missions.
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    Chaz Of SpartaI did just under 70 missions/assignments until this finally popped - I got it after you meet Vigil the first time on Ilos (in the security area). What I did was to do everything I can after I got Liara, and only went to Ilos as a last resort and hoped it would unlock during then. Also, the collectible missions do help towards this, but you don't really have to go out of your way to complete them; I just scanned and marked every location I happened to find while doing all of the side missions.
    Posted by Chaz Of Sparta on 22 Jun 13 at 19:41
    Mestre ShrewdThis achievement is really very strange. I got it in Ilos too, a little earlier, after that message that only Shepard could understand. With the exception of DLCs also made all possible assignments (and there are many). Completionist got a little too late too.

    I think this achievement has more to uncover, you may not need to do all assigments but only some relevant. The guy up there for example said that only did the quests of the main planets and dlcs. Not counting the UNCs assigments.
    Posted by Mestre Shrewd on 03 Mar 14 at 01:16
    MikeWurzWhoJust in case anyone else STILL hasn't played this game... I was dreading this one due to how late you get her, but it was VERY short and somehow popped only one assignment after I popped the achievement for Kaiden (who you have for 4-5 extra missions before you even get Liara...?). No idea how that happened, but here's what I completed:
    15 Missions (includes the 5 you have to complete just to get her): 4 Citadel/Eden Prime, 1 Feros, 9 Noveria, 1 Rescue Liara
    33 Assignments (she was active for all 33): 3 Bring Down the Sky, 3 Pinnacle Station (maybe each of the 13 simulations counts?) , 2 Noveria, 5 Feros, 17 Citadel (includes Asari Diplomacy), 3 UNC (Rogue VI, Privateers, Missing Marines)
    So only 43 missions+assignments where she was active? Not sure how much the DLC helps, but this is the smallest # I've seen anywhere and required very little of the tedious flying/rovering around all of the UNC worlds. Could even take the number down lower if you're completing the game because I haven't even done Virmire, Ilos, or Race Against Time yet, but I didn't want to get to the end and not have the achievement.
    Posted by MikeWurzWho on 24 Feb 15 at 05:21
  • Misfit LenzMisfit Lenz127,520
    14 Jul 2010 13 Jun 2010
    30 2 3
    According to Mass Effect Wiki, you unlock this achievement by completing 50 assignments with Liara out of the disc's 73. Each DLC adds 3 to that list, making for a max of 79.

    1) You do not need the character in your party to count toward your total, you just need her there when the assignment is marked "completed"
    2) YES, DLC assignments can count, and are much easier than some in game assignments.
    3) I suggest using Garrus as your other party member, since they both require 50 assignments complete, the highest requirement for these achievements. Kill two birds with one stone.
    4) When you earn this, all characters will have cooldown time for Barrier and Stasis reduced by 10%

    ACHIEVEMENTS
    http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Achievements#Squadmates
    ASSIGNMENTS
    http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Assignments
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    QuarantaneDo you know if this means specifically assignments, or do the missions count as well?
    Posted by Quarantane on 16 Jul 10 at 18:28
    THE FIRST 0RDER50 Assignments, I dont think so, its approximatly 13-15 missions and 30-40 assignments per character
    Posted by THE FIRST 0RDER on 20 Jul 10 at 19:44
    DeadScourge75No , it's 15 missions and 45-50 assignements
    Posted by DeadScourge75 on 18 Mar 11 at 09:30
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