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    Mass Effect 
    Achievement Guide
    Version 1.41
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. 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. Neural Shock                    [NUR]
         P. First Aid Specialist            [FAS]
         Q. Dog of War                      [DOG]
         R. 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. 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.  I would suggest playing
    through the game on your own once then use this guide for your later playthrus
    if you are concerned with spoilers.  That said, I will do my best to leave out
    unnecessary spoilers as much as possible and write generally where appropriate.
    
    Use this guide at your own risk.
    
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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.
    
    Version 1.3        (12-07-2007)
    -Added final UNLOCKS.
    -No longer updating guide.
    
    Version 1.4        (12-12-2007)
    -Updated Warning section
    -Added user feedback for grinding up Collection Based Achievements.
    
    Version 1.41         (12-14-2007)
    -updated Warp ach
    
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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 difficulty… 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
    ---------------------------------------
    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. T’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 you’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.
    
    UNLOCKS: All experience rewards improve by 10%.
    
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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.
    
    UNLOCKS: All experience rewards improve by 5%.
    
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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 don’t 
    do ANY Assignments until you get your Ally.
    
    See ASARI ALLY below for a semi-detailed quest map…
    
    
    [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 Chora’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 Chora’s Den after ???.
    P.Negotiator’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 Sha’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: Hades’ 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 Shepard’s actions count but that counts are 
    tallied across multiple play-thrus.
    
    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 doesn’t have its own tree, you unlock the parent tree 
    (ex. Sabotage unlocks Decryption)
    
    User Feedback:  These are techniques sent in by players use some or all of them 
    at your discretion.
    
    --Robert Joyce-- 
    Confirmed idea to cast and reload a save repeatedly to avoid waiting for 
    cooldowns.  Thanks Robert.
    
    --Brian Hillard--
    To grind out these skills on throw away characters, spend a few hours to get 
    each of the pure classes to level 10 (DO NOT SPEND ANY SKILL POINTS YET) and 
    make a save file.  Now you can allocate your skill points to open up a skill 
    and grind it out, then restore your save and allocate your skill points to a 
    different skill and grind it out.  Rinse and repeat for all skills and all 3 
    pure classes.
    
    --Brian Hillard--
    Grind up First Aid using a hazard planet as it’s a controlled way to take
    damage.
    
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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. I have 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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    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. Neural Shock Specialist                                              [NUR]
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    15 AP
    
    Use Neural Shock 75 times.  This must be cast on an organic enemy.
    
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    P. First Aid Specialist                                                 [FAS]
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    15 AP
    
    Use Medi-Gel 150 times.
    
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    Q. Dog of War                                                           [DOG]
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    25 AP
    
    Register 150 organic kills.
    
    UNLOCKS: Increased health by 10%
    
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    R. 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.
    
    UNLOCKS: Regenerate 1 Health per second.
    
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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
    
    UNLOCKS: Stasis and Barrier recharge time improve by 10%.
    
    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 don’t
    go in order -- then it probably won’t work.  It’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 T’Soni
    
    --Assignments--
    NONE
    
    [Third Step] Get some story missions out of way
    --Missions--
    Feros: Colony Saved
    Noveria: Leave Port Hanshan
    Noveria: Lorik Qui’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: Kirrahe’s Team Rescued
    Virmire: Wrex is Convinced
    
    [Seventh Step] One straggler on Citadel
    --Missions--
    NONE
    
    --Assignments--
    Citadel: Negotiator’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: Hades’ 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
    Tali’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.