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Last Stand in Mass Effect 2

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This is a rare achievementSurvive all five waves in the battle for Object Rho

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Posted on 29 March 11 at 14:20, Edited on 01 April 11 at 06:31
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Survive all five waves in the battle for Object Rho.

This one is missable, because you can get knocked down but won't actually die, and the story will go on. So if you don't want the achievement, just let yourself get iced immediately. But we aren't here for that, are we ?

You have to survive 5 waves of attackers, so if you get downed, immediately DASHBOARD OUT.

Luckily, I found an exploit to win the fight easily. At the start of the fight, do not stay there but go to the right, up the little stairs and take cover behind the side of the console here. You should be behind the console's left side if you look at it, and have some glass cover on the left, then the stairs. Now you will hardly ever be attacked from the left, and all attacks towards you will finish in your little console wall. And the best part is ? You can shoot THROUGH it, without getting out of cover. The same goes for the left side of the room according to Baihu1983 and some classes find hiding behind the "L" shaped console better for the YMIR fight because the Mech doesn't rush you there, so try both !

For those who want to play fair, beware of grenades that will knock you out of cover, and here are my tips :

Wave 1 : regular Soldiers with regular weapons. Just go hide in the corner I previously talked about. Even if there is a passage on your left, the enemy will hardly ever take it unless you come out of cover for an ammo run (they will hide behind the 2 columns instead), making it the best cover in the room. Same goes for the left side of this symmetrical room.
Wave 2 : regular Soldiers with 2 Heavy's with Flamethrowers. Theses guys can rape you, so again, use "my" cover and you will be safe. You can even detonate one guy's tank when the other is next to him and take the 2 down in 1 shot on Casual.
Wave 3 : regular Soldiers with 1 Heavy Vanguard and 1 Heavy Flamethrower. The first is a pushover and won't rush you, so eat away his armor, and ice him. Be careful with the Flamethrower Heavy because he WILL rush you.
Wave 4 : regular Soldiers with 1 Heavy Engineer and 1 Heavy Flamethrower. The first is a pushover and won't rush you, so eat away his shields, and ice him. Be careful with the Flamethrower Heavy because he WILL rush you.
Wave 5 : same, plus an YMIR Mech. Yeah. In close quarters. Yeah... If you're playing a maxed-out Infiltrator like me that can do 1000 points of damage in one shot, go into Tactical Cloak and headshot the Mech twice with your Widow and it will go nuclear, so move your ass out of cover after that ! If you're playing another class, use Power Armor or Heavy Geth Shield Boost with a combo of Heavy Overload, Heavy Incinerate and/or Heavy Warp, the best biotic power in the game. Try to use Warp Ammo as well, again the best ammo in the game. And use your best weapon, of course, depending on your class. Too bad the frag grenades from Mass Effect 1 aren't there anymore.

Author: Asturgis


You have to survive 5 waves of attackers, to survive the waves just go to the left of the room when you start and go in the corner behind an L shaped desk. They wont even come near you.
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Posted on 27 July 11 at 20:40, Edited on 24 August 15 at 04:54
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BEST SPOT TO TAKE COVER: Immediately to your left at the start, behind an L-shaped white desk.

Said desk is in the top left of this picture:
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If you stay in cover behind this position, your only problems should be enemies with flamethrowers and the YMIR Mech.

Dashboarding is NOT ENTIRELY NECESSARY. If the screen starts to go red/black - meaning you have been downed - immediately press start, then load the second autosave. You get one right before going into this room and the cutscene.

I used a maxed out Sentinel, and though any class should work, Power Armor, Cloak and Adrenaline Rush for Sentinels, Infiltrators and Soldiers respectively will help if you run a bit low on ammo (as well as surviving longer). Lower the difficulty if needed.

When you see a Pyro, kill him immediately. Remember you can save a little ammo by shooting the tank on his back, and damage any nearby enemies in the ensuing explosion.

If you start to run low on ammo, hopefully you've killed some enemies to your left beforehand. Activate Armor, Cloak or Adrenaline, then run on the left side of those pillars in front of you. They will offer a little bit of protection from enemy fire.

When the Mech comes, focus all your attention on him. While he will get almost as close as the Pyros who rush you, he never came around the front of that desk, and I was still safe. WHEN HE DIES, Sentinels need to have Armor activated, and anyone else needs to be as far away as you can without severely compromising yourself. Back up to the wall behind you and the explosion shouldn't kill you.
SENTINELS: DO NOT use Throw when the Mech's protection is gone. Both times I did, he went down for a few seconds but then glitched and was standing on the desk I you should be using for cover. If you got his protection down when he's farther away, more power to you.

I got this on Hardcore (because after beating Insanity, even Veteran feels a little too easy), and it shouldn't be too hard on the lower difficulties, especially Casual. Good luck.
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