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Mass Effect 
Achievement Guide
Version 1.2

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Table of Contents
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1. Spoiler Warning                      [SPW]

2. Revision History                     [VHY]

3. Introduction                         [INT]

4. Execution Achievements 
     A. Distinguished Service Medal     [DSM]
     B. Spectre Inductee                [SDN]
     C. Search and Rescue               [SAR]
     D. Medal of Heroism                [MHR]
     E. Honorarium of Corporate Service [HCS]
     F. Council Legion of Merit         [CLM]
     G. Medal of Honor                  [MHN]
     H. Long Service Medal              [LSM]
     I. Scholar                         [SCH]
     J. Medal of Exploration            [MOE]
     K. Paramour                        [PAR]
     L. Rich                            [RCH]
     M. Tactician                       [TAC]
     N. Charismatic                     [CHA]
     O. Renegade                        [RGD]
     P. Paragon                         [PRA]
     Q. Power Gamer                     [PGR]
     R. Extreme Power Gamer             [EPG]
     S. Completionist                   [COM]

5. Difficulty Based Achievements 
     A. Distinguished Combat Medal      [DGS]
     B. Medal of Valor                  [MOV]

6. Collection Based Achievements 
     A. Pistol Expert                   [PIS]
     B. Shotgun Expert                  [SHG]
     C. Assault Rifle Expert            [ASR]
     D. Sniper Rifle Expert             [SNP]
     E. Throw Mastery                   [THR]
     F. Lift Mastery                    [LFT]
     G. Warp Mastery                    [WRP]
     H. Singularity Mastery             [SNG]
     I. Barrier Mastery                 [SHG]
     J. Stasis Mastery                  [STS]
     K. Sabotage Specialist             [SAB]
     L. Damping Specialist              [DMP]
     M. Overload Specialist             [OVL]
     N. AI Hacking Specialist           [AIH]
     O. First Aid Specialist            [FAS]
     P. Dog of War                      [DOG]
     Q. Geth Hunter                     [GEH]

7. Character Based Achievements 
     A. Soldier Ally                    [SOY]
     B. Sentinel Ally                   [SNY]
     C. Krogan Ally                     [KRY]
     D. Turian Ally                     [TUY]
     E. Quarian Ally                    [QRY]
     F. Asari Ally                      [ASY]

8. Legalities/Credits                   [LGL]

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1. Spoiler Warning                                                      [SPW]
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This is an achievement guide and by nature there may be references to plot 
secrets related to the achievement completion steps.  If a section will 
include plot spoilers the following text will be present in the section 
heading, ***Spoiler Warning***.  Be warned that labeling something as a 
spoiler can be subjective and this notification should be treated as my best 
effort.

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2. Revision History                                                     [RHY]
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Version 0.75       (11-25-2007)
-Initial Draft

Version 0.90       (11-27-2007)
-Added Completionist details.
-Updated some formatting issues
-Reordered suggested groups

Version 1.0        (11-28-2007)
-Restructured and bolstered Completionist details considerably
-Fixed formatting issues with header widths.
-Added Scholar achievement details, thanks to XxTnT3CKxX.

Version 1.1        (11-29-2007)
-Fixed some Virmire typos.
-Added more Achievement ingame UNLOCKS.
-Updated Collection achievement targeting specifics, thanks to Robert Joyce.
-Clarified Completionist).
-Updated Difficulty based achievements.
-Added details to Paramour, Charismatic, Paragon, Renagade thanks to Shane.

Version 1.2        (12-05-2007)
-Added Confirmed walkthrough for Asari Ally Achievement.

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3. Introduction                                                         [INT]
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This is a great game!  Realize that a minimum of 3 full play thrus will be 
necessary for 100% on achievements.  You should preplan all 3 of your play 
thrus before you start.

In order to get all the Character Based Achievements in only 3 play thrus you 
will need to pair up the 6 characters into 3 groups – then select what class 
you will want to play for Shepard in each group.  Keep in mind that over the 
3 play thrus Shepard will need to be able to accomplish all of the Collection 
based achievements.

Another thing to keep in mind is difficultyÂ… The first play thru will be on 
Veteran, the second will be on Hardcore and the final will be on Insanity. 
So now you will need to select which of your 3 groups is going to be used for
each difficulty.

Finally consider that on subsequent play-thru you will be able to carry one 
skill into the next play-thru.

Here are some suggestions but play style and personal preference will be key
in your decisions.  Just be sure to save your best group for last because
 Insanity is not trivial.

Group 1      Veteran
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Shepard      Soldier
Tali         [open locks]
Kaiden       [enough biotics]

Group 2      Hardcore
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Shepard      Engineer+[versatile weapon of choice]
Wrex         [heavy armor]
Liara        [biotics]

Group 3      Insanity
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Shepard      Adept+[versatile weapon of choice]
Ashley       [heavy armor]
Garrus       [open locks]


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4. Execution Achievements
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These achievements can be completed on any difficulty setting.
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A. Distinguished Service Medal                                          [DSM]
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25 AP

Complete the mission on Eden Prime.

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B. Spectre Inductee                                                     [SDN]
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15 AP

Find proof that Saren has gone rogue to become a Spectre.

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C. Search and Rescue                                                    [SAR]
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10 AP

Travel to Artemis Tau:Knossos:Therum and rescue Dr. TÂ’Soni.

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D. Medal of Heroism                                                     [MHR]
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25 AP

Travel to Feros and defeat the Thorian.

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E. Honorarium of Corporate Service                                      [HCS]
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25 AP

Travel to Noveria and defeat Benezia.

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F. Council Legion of Merit                                              [CLM]
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25 AP

Travel to Virmire and complete the quests.

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G. Medal of Honor                                                       [MHN]
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100 AP

Complete the game on any difficulty setting.

UNLOCKS: Hardcore difficulty and Character levels 51-60.

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H. Long Service Medal                                                   [LSM]
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25 AP

Complete the game twice on any difficulty setting.

UNLOCKS: Weapon damage increased by 5%.

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I. Scholar                                                              [SCH]
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25 AP

You should have this complete before you leave the Citadel for the first time.

Aliens: Council Races
Asari  Automatic
Salarians  Automatic
Turians  Automatic

Aliens: Non-Council Races
Batarians  After youÂ’re a spectre, ask Anderson about his past mission.
Elcor  Presidium, Embassies, Volus and Elcor Office, talk to the Elcor.
Volus  Presidium, Embassies, Volus and Elcor Office, talk to the Volus.
Geth  After Eden Prime, ask Anderson during the debrief.
Hanar  Presidium, Emporium, talk to the Hanar shopkeeper.
Krogan  Presidium, Do the quest to obtain Wrex.
Quarians  Do the quest to get Tali.
Keepers  Avina Terminal II, ask about the Keepers.

Extinct: Races
Rachni  Presidium, Avina Terminal III. ask about the Rachni War
Prothean  Beginning of game on the Normandy before Eden Prime during the
briefing with Nihlus.

-thanks to XxTnT3CKxX

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J. Medal of Exploration                                                 [MOE]
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50 AP

Land on any planet other than Eden Prime, Noveria, Feros, or Virmire.

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K. Paramour                                                             [PAR]
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10 AP

Male: Ashley, Liara
Female: Kaiden, Liara

Talk to the appropriate members on the ship after Eden Prime, Noveria, Feros,
and Vermire missions and then also on your way to Ilos.

And it is advisable to choose dialogue that leads toward the romance, because 
of the romance does not occur, neither does your achievement.

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L. Rich                                                                 [RCH]
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25 AP

Accumulate 1,000,000 credits.  It helps to max Intimidate if you are going 
Renegade.  Otherwise just be sure to loot a lot and sell a lot.  Refrain from 
buying high priced items until after you get this achievement.

UNLOCKS spectre weapons for purchase at C-Sec and Normandy quartermasters.

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M. Tactician                                                            [TAC]
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25 AP

Complete the game with total amount of damage to your shields greater then 
total amount of damage to your health.  It is unclear if your NPC are 
factored here but this is pretty easy to get if you just make sure your 
characters have at least 4 shield bars and you actively keep your shields 
recharged during combat.

UNLOCKS increased shield strength by 10%

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N. Charismatic      ***Spoiler***                                       [CHA]
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10 AP

Use Intimidate or Charm to alter major game plot direction.  The simplest way 
to get this achievement is to keep either your Charm or Intimidate maxed and 
use it every chance you get (indicated by Red/Blue response option).

Some specific places to try are:

Virmire, involving Wrex.
Virmire, involving Saren.
Citadel at end, involving Saren.

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O. Renegade                                                             [RGD]
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15 AP

Accumulate 75% of Renegade points.  The simplest way to do this is 
always answer the Bottom response option if it exists.  This should execute 
people/things at all junctures and get you the most Renegade points possible.

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P. Paragon                                                              [PRA]
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15 AP

Accumulate 75% of Paragon points.  The simplest way to do this is 
always answer the Top response option if it exists.  This should forgive 
people/things at all junctures and get you the most Paragon points possible.

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Q. Power Gamer                                                          [PGR]
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20 AP

Reach level 50.  Start a second play-thru with the same character to continue 
leveling him/her to 50.

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R. Extreme Power Gamer                                                  [EPG]
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50 AP

Reach level 60.  Start a second play-thru with the same character to continue 
leveling him/her to 60.

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S. Completionist                                                        [COM]
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25 AP

UNLOCKS:  Experience rewards increased by 5%.

In order to get the Completionist achievement you will need to complete 
Missions and Assignments until you get it.

I started the game and picked up the 2 allies that I was going to try and get 
Ally achievements in parallel to Completionist.  I did not do any Assignments 
until after I had the 2 I was going for.  (go get liara if you need to then 
come back)  From that point forward, they never left my party.  First, I did 
Citadel Assignments A-M.  Next I did Feros Missions and all the Assignments 
there.  Next I did Noveria Missions and all the Assignments there.  Next I went
back to the Citadel and did a sweep looking for all new assignments, I found N-
O.  Next I just started working my way down the Planetary Assignment list.  
Before I knew it, I had Completionist and also Ally Achievement for Kaiden.

Ally Note:  For Liara and possibly Wrex, you will need the Ilos and Citadel 
final Missions to get the Ally Achievement, but otherwise the steps are the 
same.  Just be sure to do MINIMAL Missions before getting your Ally and donÂ’t 
do ANY Assignments until you get your Ally.

See ASARI ALLY below for a semi-detailed quest mapÂ…


[Citadel Assignments]
There are Citadel assignments that need to be completed before you go to 
Virmire.  As you complete main story missions more assignments will open up in
the Citadel.

Assignment           How to obtain
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A.Scan the Keepers     In Tower after talking to Council first time.
B.Jahleed's Fears      In W portion of C-Sec Academy.
C.Presidium Prophet    In W side of Presidium in center.
D.Asari Consort        SE portion of Presidium.
E.Family Matter        Presidium, W of Bank.
F.Xeltan's Complaint   NE Presidium after Septimus in ChoraÂ’s Den.
G.The Fan              Upper Markets at top of stairs.
H.Reporter's Request   Upper Wards near stairs up to Flux.
I.Signal Tracking      Upstairs inside Flux.
J.Rita's Sister        At the bar inside Flux lower level.
K.Homecoming           Outside Embassy after you get proof against Saren.
L.Schells The Gambler  Flux front door after you get proof against Saren.
M.Doctor Michel        Medical Clinic after all of the above are completed.
N.Planting a Bug       Emily Wong, Tower by rapid transit after 1 story planet
O.Old Friends          Fitch, outside ChoraÂ’s Den after ???.
P.NegotiatorÂ’s Request Mr Keeler outside Flux when you meet Anderson.

I would like to call out Asari Consort and Xeltan’s Complaint – do not turn 
in Asari Consort until after you have completed Xeltan’s Complaint – this 
will insure that you get an item from ShaÂ’ira.  It is a key for a Prothean 
ruin on Attican Beta.Hercules.Eletania.  Note that you will need to return to 
the Citadel a few times to complete The Fan.  


[Main Story Assignments]
These assignments will need to be completed on the Main story planets.  In some
cases you must complete the assignment before you are locked out of completing 
it.  I will try to call these out – send me an email if you have examples of 
other cases.

Planet     Assignment          Notes
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Feros      Power Cells         In vehicle room between 2nd and 3rd water pumps
Feros      Varren Meat         In vehicle room between 2nd and 3rd water pumps
Feros      Water Restoration   Activate 3 water pumps
Feros      Geth in Tunnels     Destroy the transmitter
Feros      Data Recovery       ExoGeni (can NOT return to ExoGeni later)
Noveria    Smuggling           Opold is in plaza area
Noveria    Espionage           Help out Mallene Calis at the hotel.
Virmire    Wrex and the Geno   Convince Wrex to chill.
Virmire    xxx Team Rescued    xxx depends on a choice you make.


[Planetary Assignments]
The easiest way to complete all the planetary assignments is to visit every 
planet that supports landing and investigate each waypoint on the map.  Note 
that you do NOT have to have an assignment in your log first.  There is no need
to track where you get the assignments in a guide.  You can complete the 
assignment first and then the game will retroactively put it in your log and 
give you credit.  The general rules are 1 assignment per land-able planet or 
board-able ship and 1 land-able planet or board-able ship per system.  Relevant
exceptions are called out.  Some clusters are not available at the start of the
game, unlocks are called out.

Initial Cluster/Systems available

Cluster            System      Planet           Assignment
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Argos Rho          Hydra       Metgos           UNC: Distress Call
Armstrong Nebula   Gagarin     Rayingri         UNC: Geth Incursion x of 4
Armstrong Nebula   Hong        Casbin           UNC: Geth Incursion x of 4
Armstrong Nebula   Tereshkova  Antibaar         UNC: Geth Incursion x of 4
Armstrong Nebula   Vamshi      Maji             UNC: Geth Incursion x of 4
Armstrong Nebula   Grissom     Solcrum          UNC: Geth Incursion 5 of 4*
Artemis Tau        Macedon     Sharjila         UNC: Asari Diplomacy
Artemis Tau        Sparta      Edulos           UNC: Missing Marines
Attican Beta       Hercules    Eletania         UNC: Lost Module
Attican Beta       Hercules    Eletania         Use the Prothean artifact**
Gemini Sigma       Ming        MSV Worthington  UNC: Lost Freighter
Hades Gamma        Antaeus     Trebin           UNC: Missing Survey Team
Hades Gamma        Farinata    MSV Ontario      UNC: Hostage
Hawking Eta        Century     Presrop          UNC: Major Kyle
Horse Head Nebula  Strenuus    Xawin            UNC: Privateers***
Kepler Verge       Newton      Ontarom          UNC: Dead Scientists
Voyager            Amazon      Agebinium        UNC: Espionage Probe
Local Cluster      Sol         Luna             UNC: Rogue VI****


* The Grissom cluster opens after all 4 Geth Incursion planets are done.
** The Prothean artifact key is acquired on the Citadel.
*** UNC: Privateers will require you to search the nearby asteroid belt for the
MSV Majesty before you can land on the planet.
**** This assignment appears to unlock the prestige classes.


Unlocked Clusters/Systems via plot communications on ship over course of 
storyline or by completing other assignments.

Cluster            System      Planet           Assignment
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Voyager            Yangtze     Binthu           UNC: Cerberus
Voyager            Columbia    Nepheron         UNC: HadesÂ’ Dogs
Gemini Sigma       Han         Mavingon         UNC: Hostile Takeover Part 1*
Hades Gamma        Dis         Klensal          UNC: Hostile Takeover Part 2*
Horse Head Nebula  Fortuna     Amaranthine      UNC: Hostile Takeover Part 3*
Styx Theta         Erebus      Nepmos           UNC: Listening Post Alpha
Styx Theta         Acheron     Altahe           UNC: Listening Post Theta
Maroon Sea         Matano      Chasca           UNC: Colony of the Dead
Maroon Sea         Vostok      Nodacrux         UNC: ExoGeni Facility
Argos Rho          Phoenix     Tantau           Wrex: Family Armor**
Argos Rho          Gorgon      Space Facility   UNC: Depot Sigma-23**


* These clusters are unlocked by speaking with Helena Blake and accepting her
mission. She is outside the Bank in the Citadel.
** Phoenix and Gorgon systems are unlocked by completing UNC Listing Post Alpha
and Theta


Collection Assignments
These are assignments to collect Minerals, ID Tags, Insignias, Medallions.
Here is how you can methodically get it done.  As you go to a new system 
first thing is check all non-land-able planets for Survey option. Next check
all asteroid belts for survey-able asteroids. Finally land on the land-able
planet and hit every way point on the map. If you see a node of Ore show up
on your minimap then take the time to go survey it. Do not move to the next
system until you have completed each of these steps.  It is monotonous no
doubt – but it fits the Completionist achievement that you are going for.


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5. Difficulty Based Achievements
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These achievements are completed if you set the difficulty setting 
during character creation and never change it.

Joe Peters confirmed that you can start as Game+ and as long as you update 
your difficulty to Hardcore/Insanity before you finish Eden Prime – then never
change it, it will count towards these achievements.  Thanks Joe!

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A. Distinguished Combat Medal                                           [DGS]
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25 AP

When you create your new character, set the difficulty to Hardcore and do not 
change it for the duration of the game. 

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B. Medal of Valor                                                       [MOV]
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50 AP

When you create your new character, set the difficulty to Insanity and do not 
change it for the duration of the game. 

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6. Collection Based Achievements
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These achievements are completed by doing something X number of times.  In 
all cases it seems that only ShepardÂ’s actions count but that counts are 
tallied across multiple play-thrus.

In addition to the targeting specific, Robert Joyce had the confirmed idea to 
cast and reload a save repeatedly to avoid waiting for cooldowns.  Thanks 
Robert.

On subsequent character creations after a single play-thru you are able to 
select 1 bonus skill for your new character.  The available skills for this 
bonus skill are UNLOCKED by completing these achievements.  In the cases 
where the skill doesnÂ’t have its own tree, you unlock the parent tree 
(ex. Sabotage unlocks Decryption)

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A. Pistol Expert                                                        [PIS]
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10 AP

Get 150 kills with the pistol

UNLOCKS a Marksman duration increase of 25%. 

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B. Shotgun Expert                                                       [SHG]
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15 AP

Get 150 kills with the shotgun

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C. Assault Rifle Expert                                                 [ASR]
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15 AP

Get 150 kills with the assault rifle

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D. Sniper Rifle Expert                                                  [SNP]
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15 AP

Get 150 kills with the sniper rifle

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E. Throw Mastery                                                        [THR]
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15 AP

Use Throw 75 times.  This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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F. Lift Mastery                                                         [LFT]
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15 AP

Use Lift 75 times. This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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G. Warp Mastery                                                         [WRP]
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15 AP

Use Warp 75 times. This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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H. Singularity Mastery                                                  [SNG]
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15 AP

Use Singularity 75 times. This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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I. Barrier Mastery                                                      [SHG]
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15 AP

Use Barrier 75 times.

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J. Stasis Mastery                                                       [STS]
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15 AP

Use Stasis 75 times.  This must be cast on a target enemy.  It counts when you 
see In Stasis on enemy.  I have also heard that you can cast it on movable
 crates.  (ie. crates that would be destroyed if you shot them for a time.)

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K. Sabotage Specialist                                                  [SAB]
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15 AP

Use Sabotage 75 times. This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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L. Damping Specialist                                                   [DMP]
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15 AP

Use Damping 75 times. This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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M. Overload Specialist                                                  [OVL]
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15 AP

Use Overload 75 times. This can be cast on a wall, the floor, or the air to 
register counts.

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N. AI Hacking Specialist                                                [AIH]
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15 AP

Use AI Hacking 75 times. This must be cast on a target synthetic enemy.  It 
counts when you see Hacked on enemy.

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O. First Aid Specialist                                                 [FAS]
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15 AP

Use Medi-Gel 150 times.

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P. Dog of War                                                           [DOG]
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25 AP

Register 150 organic kills.

UNLOCKS: Increased health by 10%

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Q. Geth Hunter                                                          [GEH]
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25 AP

Register 250 synthetic kills.

UNLOCKS: Increased shield strength by 10%.

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7. Character Based Achievements
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These achievements work the same as Completionist but are for your Allies 
instead of Shepard.  Like Completionist, your Allies will need to be in your
group for 45 Assignments and 15 Missions.  See the Assignment lists up in the
Completionist section.

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A. Soldier Ally                                                         [SOY]
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20 AP

Play with Ashley in your party as listed above.

UNLOCKS: Damage Reduction improves by 10%.

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B. Sentinel Ally                                                        [SNY]
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20 AP

Play with Kaiden in your party as listed above.

UNLOCKS: Lift and Throw recharge time improve by 10%.

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C. Krogan Ally                                                          [KRY]
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20 AP

Play with Wrex in your party as listed above.

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D. Turian Ally                                                          [TUY]
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20 AP

Play with Garrus in your party as listed above.

UNLOCKS: Damping and Overload recharge time improve by 10%.

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E. Quarian Ally                                                         [QRY]
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20 AP

Play with Tali in your party as listed above.

UNLOCKS: Sabotage and AI Hacking recharge time improve by 10%

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F. Asari Ally                                                           [ASY]
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20 AP

It took me forever to get this, so I wanted to give a semi-detailed walkthru to
assist others.  Note that names used are once completed and may vary, this is
ok.  Also note that some people might have got this other ways or with less 
effort.  The point here is NOT to provide the easiest way with least effort, 
the point is to provide a way that works.  If you miss anything or if you donÂ’t
go in order -- then it probably wonÂ’t work.  ItÂ’s a very touchy achievement.

You should get the Achievement just as the Shepard/Saren dialog starts after he
throws the grenade at you.

I WOULD SUGGEST KEEPING A SAVE AT EACH STEP

[First Step] Enable yourself to leave the Citadel.
--Missions--
Prologue: Find the Beacon
Citadel: Garrus
Citadel: Wrex
Citadel: Expose Saren

--Assignments--
NONE

[Second Step] Get Liara in your party ‘forever’
--Missions--
Find Liara TÂ’Soni

--Assignments--
NONE

[Third Step] Get some story missions out of way
--Missions--
Feros: Colony Saved
Noveria: Leave Port Hanshan
Noveria: Lorik QuiÂ’in
Noveria: Peak 15
Noveria: Reactor Repair
Noveria: Contamination
Noveria: Quarantine
Noveria: Rift Station
Noveria: Death of a Matriarch
Noveria: The Hot Labs

--Assignments--
Feros: Water Restoration
Feros: Geth in the Tunnels
Feros: Varren Meat
Feros: Power Cells
Feros: Data Recovery
Noveria: Espionage
Noveria: Smuggling

[Fourth Step] Go do all Citadel Assignments available
--Missions--
NONE

--Assignments--
Citadel: Scan the Keepers
Citadel: The Fourth Estate
Citadel: Jahleed's Fears
Citadel: Presidium Prophet
Citadel: Asari Consort
Citadel: Family Matter
Citadel: Xeltan's Complaint
Citadel: The Fan
Citadel: Reporter's Request
Citadel: Signal Tracking
Citadel: Rita's Sister
Citadel: Homecoming
Citadel: Schells The Gambler
Citadel: Doctor Michel
Citadel: Planting a Bug
Citadel: Old, Unhappy, Far-Off Things

[Fifth Step] Complete all planetary assignments that require Citadel
--Mission--
NONE

--Assignments--
Asari Diplomacy
UNC: Missing Marines
UNC: Privateers
UNC: Hostile Takeover

[Sixth Step] MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE ABOVE DONE then Virmire
--Missions--
Virmire: Base Destroyed

--Assignments--
Virmire: KirraheÂ’s Team Rescued
Virmire: Wrex is Convinced

[Seventh Step] One straggler on Citadel
--Missions--
NONE

--Assignments--
Citadel: NegotiatorÂ’s Request

[Eighth Step] Put on some music, and jam through assignments
--Missions--
NONE

--Assignments--
UNC: Rogue VI
UNC: Missing Survey Team
UNC: Major Kyle
UNC: ExoGeni Facility
UNC: Geth Incursions
UNC: Colony of the Dead
UNC: Collection Complete (Prothean Artifact)
UNC: Survey is Complete
UNC: Lost Module
UNC: Entire Collection Found (Medallions, Tags)
UNC: Collection Complete (Turian Emblems)
UNC: Collection Complete (Asari Writings)
UNC: Distress Call
UNC: Cerberus
UNC: Hostage
UNC: Besieged Base
UNC: HadesÂ’ Dogs
UNC: Espionage Probe
UNC: Listening Post Alpha
UNC: Listening Post Theta
UNC: Depot Sigma-23
UNC: Derelict Freighter
UNC: Dead Scientists
Garrus: Dr. Saleon
UNC: Lost Freighter
Wrex: Family Armor
TaliÂ’s Pilgrimage

[Ninth Step] Now go smack Saren in the tooth
--Missions--
Ilos: Find the Conduit
Race Against Time: Final Battle

--Assignments--
NONE

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8. Legalities/Credits                                                   [LGL]
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This may be not be reproduced or redistributed under any circumstances except 
for personal or private use. It may not be placed on any web site or 
otherwise distributed.  Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part 
of any public display is strictly prohibited.

Name: Armando Castillo
E-mail: becomingjudas@hotmail.com
Xbox Live: BecomingJudas

This is my first guide so be nice.  I had a blast making it and I look forward 
to making more!

Credit to oldschool312
After using his Achievement Guide for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, I was 
inclined to use the same format for my future Achievement guides.  Thanks to 
oldschool312!

Credit to GameSpot team
The GameSpot Game Guide for Mass Effect was key in confirming some thoughts I 
had and clarifying some stuff I had wrong in my head.

Credit to XxTnT3CKxX 
For the detailed and correct list of which NPC grant which Codex entries.
Thanks for taking the time to post this info.