Mass Effect 3 Squad Members Guide – How To Recruit

By   /   Mar 7, 2012


Fighting Reapers is tough, you will have to act smart instead of going-all-out in open. Add to that you can’t fight them alone, you will need War Assets, Companions and a great squad.

Bear that in mind that you can’t survive Reaper invasion with a bunch of miss-fits. You will need War veterans equipped with high-tech weapons and armor. There will be missions where you will need to choose your squad-members wisely else you risk failure.

Each squad is a different class, and you might need to prefer one over other in certain cases, and your decision should be subjected to your relationship with your squad-members. If you have imported your Mass Effect 2 Characters Save File, you should stick to your favored characters in the past.

Note. Spoiler Warning! – Following squad-members may appear subjected to your Mass Effect character save file import. If you don’t import the character save file, none of the squad members will default to die in Suicide Mission.

For more help on Mass Effect 3, read our Romance Guide, Scanning Locations List and Errors Crashes Fixes.

Mass Effect 3 Recruitable Squad Members

Ashley Williams
You will have to choose between Ashley and Kaiden. One of them needs to die during Virmire mission in Mass Effect 1.

If you don’t import your character save file, you will be asked to choose between Ashley or Kaiden. She is recruitable early in the game after the prologue.

Kaidan Alenko
You will have to choose between Ashley and Kaiden. One of them needs to die during Virmire mission in Mass Effect 1.

If you don’t import your character save file, you will be asked to choose between Ashley or Kaiden. He is recruitable early in the game after the prologue.

James Vega
You get to choose James after the prologue.

Liara T’Soni
You can recruit her during your Mars adventures in Mass Effect 3.

Tali’Zorah vas Normandy
You can recruit her if she is alive and by that I mean, she has survived the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect 2.

If you don’t import your character save file, she will be recruit-able in Mass Effect 3 having survived that mission. You can recruit her when you meet her near the Quarrian Homeworld and recruit her after she assists you.

Garrus Vakarian
You can recruit him if he has survived the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect 2. If you don’t import your character save file, he will be recruit-able in Mass Effect 3 having survived that mission. You can recruit him when you meet him on the Turian Homeworld.

Javik (The Prothean)
He is only recruit-able if you have ‘From Ashes’ DLC installed on your hard-drive. He will join you after open his pod on Eden Prime.

EDI
She is recruit-able after your mission on Turian Homeworld. You need to recruit her before you leave the Turian Homeworld.

Found a reaper you can recruit? Let us know in comments; this may save EARTH!

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