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Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation Guide – Create Custom Characters, Share Them with Your Friends

Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation Guide to help you learn all you need to know about creating your desired character.

Similar to earlier iterations, Mass Effect Andromeda features a multi-layered character creation system. Using this system, you can easily create your desired character, provided that you know all about the different aspects of the character creation.

The character creation system in Mass Effect Andromeda goes beyond the appearance of Pathfinder Ryder. In addition to name and appearance, you can also change skills, abilities, and even the backstory of your character.

For more help on Mass Effect Andromeda, check out our Multiplayer Guide, Skills & Abilities Guide, and Characters Guide.

Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation Guide

In this Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation Guide, we’ve detailed all you need to know about creating the perfect character.

Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation

Classless Character
In Mass Effect Andromeda, you’re no longer required to select a specific class e.g. Adept, Infiltrator, etc. in order to play the game. Unlike earlier iterations, Pathfinder Ryder has access to all the potential skills from the get-go.

Depending upon your playstyle, you can select the appropriate skills and start your journey. However, if during the course of your journey, you find your build to be underwhelming, you’re free to reset and reassign all the skills.

This is a pretty neat feature which you can use in order to mix things up on the go.

Skill Profiles
As mentioned earlier, you’re not required to choose a class in order to start your journey. You can, however, assign skills in a way that complement a specific playstyle also known as Mass Effect Andromeda Skill Profiles.

For instance, if you continue to invest in Biotic Abilities, you’ll unlock the Adept Skill Profile which offers bonuses for using Biotic Abilities. On the other hand, if you invest in Biotic Talents and Combat Abilities, you’ll unlock Vanguard Skill Profile.

NPC Customization
One of the coolest features of Mass Effect Andromeda is the ability to customize NPCs in the game. In addition to customizing the two Ryder twins, you should also be able to dictate the other sibling and Altec.

Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation Options


  • Head 1
  • Head 2
  • Head 3
  • Head 4
  • Head 5
  • Head 6
  • Head 7
  • Head 8
  • Head 9


  • Skin Tone
  • Brow
  • Cheek
  • Chin
  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Nose


  • Hair Style
  • Hair Color
  • Facial Hair Type


  • Outer Color
  • Inner Color


  • Eyeliner Style
  • Eyeliner Color
  • Eye Shadow
  • Eye Shadow Color
  • Lipstick Style
  • Lipstick Color
  • Blush Style
  • Blush Color

Scars & Tattoos

  • Scar Tissue
  • Tattoo Designs
  • Tattoo Color

Most of the options are available for both male and female characters. And yes, you can even put makeup on male character. Each of the options mentioned above have several presents to choose from. I expect a vast majority of players to spend hours and hours on the character customization and come up with their perfect characters.

This is all we’ve on our Mass Effect Andromeda Character Creation Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!