Mass Effect 3 Citadel Missions Guide – Artifacts and Spectre Item Locations

Citadel in Mass Effect 3 acts as a town hub where you can receive different side quests for some extra goodies like cash, reputation and war assets, etc. Since ME3 also aims to tie up the loose ends from the previous games; some of these side quests are related to Mass Effect 1 and 2.

If you are looking for something extra and plan to take on these missions, our walk through below will help your cause.

For more help on Mass Effect 3, read our Romance Guide, Squad Members Guide and Endings Guide.

Mass Effect 3 Citadel Missions Walkthrough

You can find Aria in the Purgatory. She will ask you to unite the three; Blood Pack, Blood Suns and Eclipse. Depending upon your decisions with Zaeed in Mass Effect 2, there can be slight variation in this side quest. Head to the Embassies first through the apartment area for Eclipse.

Meet Bailey but forcing him won’t do any good. You need to head to C-SEC office in the Commons and deal with the subject yourself. She can be agreed to join your cause for Renegade points so make sure that you do that (This way you can take over the Eclipse).

For the Blue sons, you need to move to the holding area at Cargo Hold A. The person you meet, there will ask you to take care of Oraka in the commons.

Talk to the general and decide what you want to do next. Either choose the Renegade path or select Paragon and find a new weapons source. Kannik in the market will agree to render you with the weapons, but you will have to give him an artifact in return.

Head to planet Vana, in Vular system and then Kite’s Nest Cluster to find the artifact. This will convince Oraka to leave the blue sons alone. When you have all three groups, the mercenaries group will help you in your cause during war effort.

Hunar Diplomat
After you get the email, head to the embassy and talk to Jondum Bau. Head over to the Spectre Terminal and enable the Hanar Embassy Tracking.

The first of the three evidence can be found in the terminal (Embassy Offices). The other two can be found in the Holding area (at security check point and one at Bay E28.

Go back to the Embassy to meet Bau again. When you confront Hanar, you should choose here whether you want to save Bau or let him die. The latter option will earn you Hanar and Drell Forces.

Liara’s Father
Go to Commons and find the bartender Aethyta. You can now either select the renegade path or send her away.

You can also choose to talk to Liara (she is sitting on the table beside) directly and ask her to convince her father. The second option will earn you increment in your war Asset Asari Fifth Fleet.

Spectre and Artifact Delivery Missions

People on the Citadel and Normandy are looking for various items. Just by walking by someone you may overhear a request to pick up an item.

These fetch quests can be completed for rewards by scanning planets, searching area during missions, or sometimes buying them from your Spectre terminal.

Alien Medi-Gel Formula Mission
After you are done with the Pavalen main mission, head to Huerta on the top floor and when you leave the elevator, listen to the conversation the doctor is having about the Medi-Gel.

To complete this mission, you need to head to the hospital in the Citadel and meet Dr. Raven, whom you should hand over the formula. You will get Hanar & Drell Forces war assets as a reward for this mission.

Batarian Codes Mission
After completing Priority: Citadel 2, you can find Jordan Noles in Presidium Commons, who will ask for your help.

He will ask you to do something about the illegal use of batarian diplomatic codes. Head to the Spectre terminal first and then find the access points in the citadel.

Biotic Amp Interfaces
After you have completed the main mission Palaven, head to the top floor in Citadel (Huerta Memorial). Move to the Inpatient wing and then hear the Asari’s conversation.

One thing you should keep in mind that the mission will fail after Priority: Citadel 2. So make sure that you complete it before the Priority.

The mission is fairly simple. Head back to the Citadel’s Huerta Hospital floor and talk to the Asari scientist among the patients. You will get Citadel Defence Force war assets as a reward.

Cerberus Automated Turret Schematics
While you are completing Tuchanka: Bomb quest, grab the Turret Schematics to start the mission. A C-Sec officer will ask your help in tracking down the Cerberus turrets in Citadel.

You need to bring him the Cerberus automated turret Schematics in the Presidium Commons to get the job done. The mission, however, cannot be completed until you complete the main Priority: Citadel 2 tasks.

Citadel Defense Force war assets will be the reward you will get after finishing this task.

Heating Unit Stabilizers
You will find a Salarian in Presidium Commons of the Citadel through which you can start this mission. He will ask you to get heating unit stabilizers for him, which is not a difficult task if you know where to go.

Head to Spectre office on the second floor and then you can buy the Stabilizer from Spectre Requisitions section. After handing over the Stabilizer, you will get Salarian third fleet as a reward.

Improved Power Grid
You can get this mission from the women in Purgatory talking to herself. The upper floor will be available only when you return to the Citadel for the second time after completing Priority: Pavalan.

Your task is to find the schematics for the technician for the power grid. You can either purchase them via credits from the stores, or you can find Old Grid Schematics during the N7: Cerberus Attacks mission on Tuchanka.

You will get 1000 credits and Alliance Fifth Fleet as a reward after you are done with this task.

Inspirational Stories Mission
After you are done with Priority: Citadel 2 tasks, head to the refugee camp and find a Salarain named Solik.

He will ask you to capture a footage that can be made useful in War effort. Find it on the Citadel and head back to the refugee camp to complete the mission.

Krogan Dying Message Mission
When you are on Attican Traverse: Krogan Team mission, you will find a dead body of a Krogan holding a love letter.

Ereba is her love and she (an asari merchant) can be found in the Meridian Place in the Presidium Commons of the Citadel.

Reaper Code Fragments
After Priority: Citadel 2, head to Citadel Embassies to start the mission. The asari war strategist wants you to find the Reaper code fragment and hand it over to her. The code can help in predicting enemy movements.

Target Jamming Technology
If you trespass in Presidium Commons, you will over-hear a C-Sec Officer talking about the Jamming technology. So fetch him the technology, he wants to save lives and get your reward.

Artifacts and Spectre Item Locations

NPC (NPC Location) – Item (Item Location)

Preacher (Docking: Holding Area\Cargo Hold: C) – Pillars of Strength (Kite’s Nest\Harsa\Khar’Shan)

Diplomat (Citadel Embassies\Embassy Offices) – Prothean Obelisk (Shrike Abyssal\Urla Rast\Talis Fia)

Dr. Ravin (Hospital\Patient Lounge) – Alien Medi-Gel Formula (Sigurd’s Cradle\Decoris\Sanctum)

Officer (Purgatory\Lower Bar) – Banner of the First Regiment (Apien Crest\Castellus\Digeris)

Doctor (Hosptial\Examination Rooms) – Advanced Biotic Implants (Ismar Frontier\Aquila\Metaponto)

Asari Scientist (Hospital\Lab Services) – Biotic Amp Interfaces (Petra Nebula\Vetus\Grissom Acedemy)

Kannik (Commons\Market) – Black Market Artifacts (Kite’s Nest\Vular\Vana)

Dominic (Citadel Embassies\Embassy Offices) – Information on Bilal Osoba (Spectre Requisitions)

Alison (Purgatory\VIP Entrance) – Improved Power Grid (Krogan DMZ\Aralakh\Tuchanka)

Sellea (Commons\Courtyard) – Heating Stabilizers (Spectre Requisitions)

Angry Accountant (Commons\Bank) – Book of Plenix (Aethon Cluster\Aru\Irune)

C-SEC Officer (Commons\Courtyard) – Automated Turret Schematic (Krogan DMZ\Aralakh\Tuchanka)

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