Mass Effect 3 romance guide

Garrus Vakarian

Above: Sexy?

Race: Turian

Role: Sharpshooter/Combat Engineer

Preference: Females only

Personality: Realistic, strong, badass

Despite being one ugly alien sonuvabitch, Garrus is, ironically, one of the most relatable characters in the Mass Effect universe. He’s been the badass by your side ever since joining your crew based on nothing except a mutual hatred of Saren. The more you get to know him, the less important gender or species becomes, and he becomes either your buddy for life or your forbidden crush.

Previously, on Mass Effect

A relationship with Garrus operates in a similar way to one with Tali. The turian cannot be swayed by anyone other than a female Shepard who already romanced him in Mass Effect 2. Since he joins the squad so early in the game, it’s easy to confirm continuation of the relationship before other sexy crew members start distracting you.

Romance walkthrough

After the Priority: Palaven mission, you can find Garrus near the main battery on deck 3 of the Normandy. Speak with him and indicate you would like to continue a relationship. After that, continuing your romance with Garrus is extremely simple. As long as you don’t go after anyone else, you’ll be able to reach the final scene with very little effort.

Closing the deal

As soon as immediately after the Priority: Geth Dreadnought mission, Garrus will send you a private message. Meet him at the Normandy docking area on the Citadel, near the elevator. Together you’ll ride up to the top of the Presidium, where you can wrap things up, romance-wise. You’ll have a chance to see a variation on this scene regardless of whether or not you’re trying to romance Garrus, but things take a very different turn if you are.

The real reason you’re here:

Once you’ve chosen to go ahead with the Priority: Cerberus Headquarters mission, Garrus will automatically visit Shepard in her cabin the night before.