Jaal joins the Tempest crew in Mass Effect Andromeda after A Trail of Hope mission. The Angaran squadmate can only be romanced by female Ryder although initially he expresses no interest in any such entanglements.
Mass Effect Andromeda Jaal Romance guide will help players build a relationship with the Angaran and eventually lead to exclusive partnership or unique friendship.
Mass Effect Andromeda Jaal Romance
Once Jaal is aboard the Tempest, players should regularly talk to him after missions. Initially, there won’t be a lot of dialogue choices and no way to flirt with him but after freeing Moshae on Voeld, the first romantic dialogue appears when talking to Jaal aboard the Tempest.
Players can tell him that they are interested in him and like having him around to which Jaal will respond in kind. To further proceed the relationship, players will also need to do his loyalty mission.
Jaal’s loyalty mission, Friend or Foe, will require players to travel to multiple planets in an encounter against another Angaran named Akksul. Eventually, players will have to use the vidcon terminal in the meeting room of Tempest. While there, players can tell Jaal that Akksul is jealous of him to further advance the romance.
When players have completed Hunting the Archon mission, they will get an email from Jaal and he will request to speak to Ryder. Once players go to his quarters and talk to him, Jaal will tell them that he needs to rescue three Angarans from Akksul which unlocks another loyalty mission, Flesh and Blood.
This mission will take Ryder to Havarl and at the end of the mission, there will be a standoff and players will have a gun to Akksul’s head while he will have one targeted at Jaal’s head. Players will have a small time window to shoot Akksul but to further advance the romance, they shouldn’t take the shot. Akksul fires the gun which misses Jaal so he survives the encounter.
Since Jaal wanted players to make this exact choice, they will now have fully gained his trust if they don’t fire at Akksul and will open up the final portion of Jaal’s romance. Once back on the Tempest, players will get an email from Jaal who would like Ryder to meet his family.
For this, players will need to go down to the planet and meet at Jaal’s mother’s house. A timed opportunity will arrive where players can hug his mother and should do so to improve their relationship with Jaal. Afterwards, he will take the players to his room where Ryder and Jaal will confess their love for each other, staring at the lights on the ceiling of his room.
Now that players have committed to Jaal, they won’t be able to romance other squad mates in Mass Effect Andromeda. After completing Journey To Meridian mission, players can talk to Jaal at the Tech Lab on Tempest and choose the dialogue option “I adore you” and then culminate the romance at Aya Hub, near the waterfall.