Mass Effect 3 Planet Salvage, Intel, Artifacts And War Assets Guide

Mass Effect 3 Planet Salvage, Intel, Artifacts And War Assets Guide
Mass Effect 3 is filled with planets waiting to be discovered, some contain rare salvage such as credits and technology, others contain assets that are vital to your war effort. This Mass Effect 3 Planet Salvage And War Assets Guide will list all the available planets, as well as the things you may discover on each planet.

How To Probe Planets and Scan
You’re able to scan simply by flying around space and hitting the appropriate key (displayed in the lower left of the screen). The radius is slightly smaller than then animation makes out so be sure to scan every inch. Try to catch several planets in one scan if possible, to minimize the Reaper interest. A few tips on avoiding Reapers. If you’ve discovered something, if you go into orbit to scan and probe, the Reapers will freeze in place, even if they’re right next to you, as long as you move the opposite direction as soon as you’re out, you should be fine. You don’t have to fly to an exit arrow to leave the area, just go to edge and you’ll escape. If you didn’t have time to complete an area, you can simply leave and return, the Reapers will respawn instantly but will all come from the edge, giving you time to throw off a couple of scans or a quick probe. If you pay attention to the direction you enter each galaxy from, you can position yourself coming in from the right side.

Speed Scanning
When you’re scanning, don’t hold it down the entire time. Instead, press it once and look at the direction of the white line, as the cursor moves faster when you’re not scanning. Move a short distance and scan again, repeat. You can also use the Mouse + A/D to scan faster, I assume it would work similarly on consoles also.

Sigurds Cradle 100%

Skepsis

Javelin Missile Launchers – War Asset
You need to search the planet Watson in Skepsis to obtain the Javelin Missile Launchers

Fuel Refill
Just north west of the Mass Relay, scan a short distance from it to be able to claim 200 units of fuel

Decoris

10,000 Credits
Scan near the planet Laena and then launch your probe to obtain 10,000 credits

Fuel Refill
Scan the area near the outer rim, to the south of the sun. You will discover wreckage that refills 250 fuel units.

Hades Gama 100%

Antaeus

Fuel Refill
Scan just south of the Mass Relay for 300 fuel.

10,000 Credits
Scan near the planet Trebin and then probe the planet for 10,000 credits.

Cacus

10,000 Credits
Scan near the planet Chohe to obtain 10,000 credits after you probe the planet

Fuel Refill
Located right next to the Dis entrance, interact with the wreckage for 400 units of fuel

Dis

Fuel Refill
Scan just East of the sun to find some wreckage. +200 fuel.

10,000 Credits
The second most northern planet, Kensal, scan nearby for a chance to probe the planet for 10,000 credits. Be warned, you’re very close to the edge here and Reaper activity is high.

Plutos

Special Ops Team Zeta – War Asset
Scan west of the sun near the outer rim and probe the planet Nonuel for the Special Ops Team Zeta

Farinata

Alliance Frigate Agincourt – War Asset
Scan the planet north of the sun, Juntuama, to get this war asset.

Fuel Refill
Just south west of Juntuma is a wreckage that will give you 150 fuel.

The Shrike Abyssal 100%

Xe Cha

10,000 Credits
Scan near Zada Ban to be able to probe the planet and claim your 10,000 credits.

Fuel Refill
Scan just south of the sun on the 2nd rim for 150 fuel

Urla Rast

Prothean Obelisk – Artifact
Scan near the planet Talis Fia, north of the sun, to be able to probe for the artifact.

Fuel Refill
Scan north east of the sun for the wreckage and claim your 300 units of fuel.

Ismar Frontier 100%

Aquila

Advanced Biotic Implants – Intel
Scan near the planet Metaponto to be able to probe the planet and claim the intel

Minos Wasteland100%

Fortis

10,000 Credits
Scan near the planet Pietas to be able to probe the planet and get the 10,000 credits

Fuel Refill
Scan next to the mass relay to get 200 fuel

Apien Crest 100%

Turian 79th Flotilla – War Asset
The tiny planet, Pheiros, in the northern part of the sector hosts the Turian 79th Flotilla war asset

Fuel Refill
Way to the north of the giant snow sun ball, just west of Pheiros, You’ll find wreckage with a huge 750 units, scan with caution as you’re right on the edge and Reapers come in fast.

Fuel Refill
There’s another wreckage just to the south east of Pheiros, containing another generous fuel load of 800 units

Castellus

Fuel Refill
Scan just west of the entrance on the second rim to get 350 units of fuel

Banner of the 1st Regiment – Artifact
Scan near the planet Digeris, south of the sun to find a Banner of the 1st Regiment. You can hand this in for a quest on the Citadel.

Exodus Cluster 100%

Utopia

Pothean Data Files – War Asset
Scan near Zion, the planet to the south west of the sun. Probe the planet to receive

Fuel Refill
Scan south east of the sun to get 200 units of fuel

Asgard

Remains of Reaper Destroyer – Intel
Scan near the planet Borr to be able to probe it and receive the intel.

Alliance Naval Exploration Flotilla – War Asset
Scan near the planet Tyr to get the Alliance Naval Exploration Flotilla. Note: You can get both Borr and Tyr within 1 scan if you stay between them both.

Alliance Special Ops Team Delta – War Asset
Scan the planet to the south eastern corner, Loki, to probe the planet for the War Asset

Alliance Cruiser Shanghai – War Asset
Scan Terra Nova, south east of the sun to be able to probe the planet for the War Asset

Fuel Refill
Scan the north west corner to find wreckage with 250 units of fuel

Kite’s Nest 100%

Harsa

Weapon Upgrade Kit – Intel
Scan the plant Verush just to the west of the Mass Relay to be able to probe it for the Weapon Upgrade Kit

Fuel Refill
300 units of fuel can be found just west of Verush, you can scan both objects in one go.

Pillars Of Strength – Artifact
Scan near the planet Khar’shan to be able to probe it for the artifact, Pillars of Strength.

Untrel

10,000 Credits
Scan the planet north of the sun, Adek, so you can probe it and get 10,000 credits.

Fuel Refill
The fuel wreckage is located directly next to Adek, you can scan both in one hit.

Vukar

Black Market Artifacts – War Asset
On the most Northern planet, you must be on the quest to get these. You must be on the Aria quest chain to recruit the Blue Suns and NOT kill the general.

Fuel Refill
The most north western part of the zone, you’ll find 100 units of fuel if you scan.

Gemini Sigma 100%

Han

10,000
Scan near the Northern planet Mavigon to be able to send in a probe to collect your 10,000 credits.

Fuel Refill
Just South of the Mass Relay, scan for 470 fuel units

Ming

Alliance Cruiser Nairobi – War Asset
The Northwest planet closet to the sun, Parag. Scan nearby and then launch a probe to get Alliance Cruiser Nairobi War Asset.

Fuel Refill
Just South East of the sun, scan for 350 Fuel Units.

Krogan DMZ 100%

Dranek

Shadow Broker Wet Squad – War Asset
Scan the planet Rothla, it’s the one on the far Eastern edge of the zone.

Fuel Refill
Just south of the sun, scan nearby for 300 units of fuel

Nith

Fuel Refill
North east of the sector for some free fuel, only 150 with this one.

Arcturus Stream100%

Arcturus

Fuel Refill
Scan just North East of the sun for 350 units of fuel.

Intel from the battle of Arcturus – Intel
East of the sun, scan for the Arcturus station

Euler

Fuel Refill
Located next to the entrance to Arcturus, scan for 100 units of fuel.

Athena Nebula100%

Parnitha

Asari Cruiser Cybaen – War Asset
Scan the most North Western planet, Tevura

Orisoni

Fuel Refill
South East of the sun, scan for 350 units of fuel

Asari Research Ships – War Asset
Scan the North Western most planet, Egalic.

Tomaros

Asari Cruiser Nefrane – War Asset
Scan the most Eastern planet Pronoia

Fuel Refill
South West of the sun, scan for 200 units of fuel

Vernio

Hesperia Period Statue – Artifact
The most Western planet, right near the edge, Polissa.

Fuel Refill
North East of the sun, just past the closest planet. Scan for 400 units of fuel

Ialessa

Fuel Refill
Scan the far Eastern side of the zone to get 500 units of fuel

Asari Engineers
Most North Eastern planet, right on the edge, Trikalon. Scan the planet to get the Asari Engineers

Nimbus Cluster 100%

Pelion

Fuel Refill
Just South West of the Mass Relay is some free fuel offering a huge 650 units of fuel

Fuel Refill
West of the sun is another free fuel wreckage, this one is also a big deposit with 750 units of free fuel available.

Fuel Refill
Yet another set of free fuel just North of the sun, next to Trategos. This one contains 750 units of fuel

Intact Reaper Weapon – Intel
While scanning the above fuel wreckage, you’ll also be able to scan Trategos, the planet North of the sun.

Fuel Refill
Just West of the sun is another huge deposit of 750 fuel units

Agaiou

Library of Asha – Artifact
Carcosa, the planet just North of the sun. Scan it for the Library of Asha artifact, a quest item related to the Citadel.

Kallini

Fuel Refill
Just South West of the sun, scan for 350 units of fuel.

Valhallen Threshold 100%

Raheel-Leyya

Fuel Refill
North East of the sun is a free fuel deposit of 150 units

Paz

Prothean Data Drives – Artifacts
The only planet in this sector, Garvug, located just North of the sun. Scan it for the Prothean Data Drives.

Fuel Refill
Scan South East of the sun for 160 units of fuel

Micah

Emergency Fuel Pods – War Asset
Scan the planet just North of the sun, Elohi for a War Asset, Emergency fuel pods.

Fuel Refill
Scan the far Eastern side of the sector for 340 units of fuel

Element Zero Converter – War Asset
Scan the small planet on the East of the sector, Farlas.

Attican Beta 100%

Hercules

Interferometric Airway – War Asset
Scan the North Western planet, Eletania.

Fuel Refill
Scan 2 rims South East of the sun for 350 units of fuel

Theseus

Exogeni Scientists – War Asset
Scan the planet directly North East of the sun, Feros.

Fuel Refill
Scan just East of Feros for 240 units of free fuel

Aethon Cluster 100%

Aru

Book of Plenix – Artifact
Scan the planet directly North of the sun, Irune

Volus Fabrication Units – War Asset
Scan the planet Cherk Sab, located on the far Western side of the sun.

Fuel Refill
Scan just North West of the sun for 200 units of fuel

Esori

Volus Dreadnought Kwulu – War Asset
Planet right on the North East borders, Solu Paolis

Fuel Refill
South East of the sun, just below the most Eastern planet. Scan here for 300 units of fuel.

Satu Arrd

Volus Engineering Team – War Asset
Most Western planet, Nalisin. Careful here as it’s right at the Reaper entrance. Scan for the War Asset.

Fuel Refill
Just South East of Nalisin is a fuel refill wreckage, scan for 200 units of fuel

Nura

Volus Intelligence Archives – Intel
Scan the Planet straight North of the sun, Oma Ker

Fuel Refill
Scan just North East of the sun for 250 units of free fuel

Argos Rho cluster 100%

Hydra
Haptic Optics Array – War Asset
Northern planet Canrum

Fuel Refill
South east of the sun / Fuel wreckage. 320 units of fuel

Phoenix

Turian Spec Op Team – War Asset
That nice Pinnacle Station in North East

Fossilied Kakliosaurus – War Asset
North West planet IntaiSei

Fuel Refill
Just a bit east of the IntaiSei planet – You can get both with single scan – fuel wreckage (450)

Gorgon

Advanced Power Relays – War Asset
North West planet Camaron

Hades Nexus Cluster 100%

Hekate

Alliance Frigate Hong Kong – War Asset
planet closest to the sun, Asteria

Fuel Refill
East of sun – between 2nd and third rim – Fuel (380)

Hoplos

Obelisk of Karza – Artifact
East of sun, small planet Kopis

Fuel Refill
West of sun, outer rim – Fuel (250)

Pamyat

Alliance Frigate Leipzig – War Asset
West of sun, bigger planet Dobrovolski

Fuel Refill
south of sun, near asteroids – Fuel (100)

Sheol

Prothean Sphere – Artifact
only planet here, Gei Hinnom

Nubian Expanse 100%

Querlassi

Fuel Refill
East of sun, halfway to only ring – Fuel (50)

Alliance Frigate Trafalgar 3rd Fleet – War Asset
SE of sun, only planet Norehsa

Kalabsha

Fuel Refill
Northeast of sun, ring 2 – Fuel (300)

Alliance Marine Recon Unit 103rd Marine Division – War Asset
Northwest of sun, planet Yamm

Dakka

Research Data From Pragia – Intel
East of sun, planet Pragia

Fuel Refill
Southeast of sun, ring 4 – Fuel (350)

Hourglass Nebula 100%

Ploitari

Terminus Freighter – War Asset
West-Southwest of sun, planet Zanethu

Sowilo

Shadow Broker Support Team – War Asset
East of sun, Hagalaz

Fuel Refill
Ring 4 north of sun – Fuel (200)

Faryar

Shadow Broker Starship Tech – War Asset
North-northeast of sun, planet Alingon

Fuel Refill
Just west of Alingon – Fuel (600)!

Osun

10,000 Credits
Ring 2 east of sun, planet Erinle – Credits (10000)

Fuel Refill
Ring 2 south of sun – Fuel (100)

Silean Nebula 100%

Loropi

Armali Sniper Unit – War Asset
Yasilium, small planet in north west of system in asteroid belt

Fuel Refill
300 fuel east of sun by ring

Nahuala

Fuel Refill
250 fuel west (and a little south ) of sun near asteroid belt

Serrice Guard – War Asset
Hyetiana, planet directly north of sun

Phontes

Fuel Refill
175 fuel east of sun, between second and third ring

Elcor Flotilla – War Asset
Oltan, moon near Dekuuna, planet on second ring, north of the sun

Code of the Ancients – Artifact
Dekuuna, planet on second ring, north of the sun

Teyolia

Fuel Refill
375 fuel east of sun, near third ring

Rings of Alune – Artifact
Nevos, planet on second ring, west of sun

10,000 Credits
Quirezia, gas giant on third ring, north west of sun

Kypladon

Dr Jelize – War Asset
Hanalei, eastern planet

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  • You seem to forgot to mention whole Silean Nebula system. In the main area (Kypladon) with Mass Relay, there is no Reaper threat, so you can scan it indefinetely, and you can find a War Asset on planet Hanalei (north of the Sun). In each area there is a War Esset or Artifact, and a fuel wreckage as well. However, scanning in those other systems in Silean Nebula will raise the Reaper alert. Unfortunately, i do not remember the exact locations, and I have no save game from the time before the search, so I cannot help you more at the moment – If you send me a link to a save, where I can access the Silean Nebula, I can provide more accurate info. I tried to start a new game, but it takes hours until you get the ship under your command, and you have limited access to the galaxy, so I couldnt access the Silean Nebula cluster, so I leave it up to you to found and write the exact locations. It is not that hard, i found the assets pretty quick – when possible, i scanned two planets with one scan, and i found every asset in whole cluster. If i am correct, you can get at least 4 War Assets (each 30-35 points), so it is really really worth scanning and being chased by the Reapers around this system. Whole searching took me around 5 minutes and i got more than 100 points.

  • I found a mistake:
    Fuel refill in Utopia, Exodus cluster: is located south east, not south west of the sun.

    I searched through another 2 clusters not mentioned here, but this time, i wrote them down (sorry for eventual mistakes)

    ***Argos Rho cluster***
    /Hydra
    .Northern planet Canrum – War Asset (Haptic Optics Array)
    .Sout east of the sun / Fuel wreckage (320, I think)

    /Phoenix
    .That nice Pinnacle Station in North East – Warr Asset (Turian Spec Op Team)
    .North West planet IntaiSei – War Asset (Fossilied Kakliosaurus)
    .just a bit east of the IntaiSei planet – You can get both with single scan – fuel wreckage (450)

    /Gorgon
    .North West planet Camaron – War Asset (Advanced Power Relays)
    .careful – no fuel wreckage here!

    ***Hades Nexus Cluster***
    /Hekate
    .planet closest to the sun, Asteria – War Asset (aliance Frigate Hong Kong)
    .East of sun – between 2nd and third rim – Fuel (380)

    /Hoplos
    .East of sun, small planet Kopis – Artifact(Obelisk of Karza)
    .West of sun, outer rim – Fuel (250)

    /Pamyat
    .West of sun, bigger planet Dobrovolski – War Asset (Alliance Frigate Leipzig)
    .south of sun, near asteroids – Fuel (100)

    /Sheol
    .only planet here, Gei Hinnom – Artifact(Prothean Sphere)
    .no fuel wreckage

  • jp

    Thanks this guide saved me a lot of work.
    ***Hourglass Nebula***
    /Ploitari
    .West-Southwest of sun, planet Zanethu – Warr Asset (Terminus Freighter)
    /Sowilo
    .East of sun, Hagalaz – War Asset (Shadow Broker Support Team)
    .Ring 4 north of sun – Fuel (200)
    /Faryar
    .North-northeast of sun, planet Alingon – War Asset (Shadow Broker Starship Tech)
    .just west of Alingon – Fuel (600)!
    (can get both of these with one scan on planet)
    /Osun
    .Ring 2 east of sun, planet Erinle – Credits (10000)
    .Ring 2 south of sun – Fuel (100)
    (can go ring 2 SE of sun and grab them both with one scan)

    • jp

      ***Nubian Expanse***
      /Querlassi
      .East of sun, halfway to only ring – Fuel (50)
      .SE of sun, only planet Norehsa – War Asset (Alliance Frigate Trafalgar) (3rd Fleet)
      /Kalabsha
      .Northeast of sun, ring 2 – Fuel (300)
      .Northwest of sun, planet Yamm – War Asset (Alliance Marine Recon Unit) (103rd Marine Division)
      /Dakka
      .East of sun, planet Pragia – Intel (Research Data From Pragia)
      .Southeast of sun, ring 4 – Fuel (350)

      • Added both and listed you as a contributor. Thanks for the help! 😀

  • ChumpPants2000

    Thanks for all of the info, helpful. Some detail on the Silean Nebula:

    _Loropi_
    300 fuel east of sun by ring
    War Asset – Armali Sniper Unit: Yasilium, small planet in north west of system in asteroid belt

    _Nahuala_
    250 fuel west (and a little south ) of sun near asteroid belt
    War Asset – Serrice Guard: Hyetiana, planet directly north of sun

    _Phontes_
    175 fuel east of sun, between second and third ring
    War Asset – Elcor Flotilla: Oltan, moon near Dekuuna, planet on second ring, north of the sun
    Artifact – Code of the Ancients: Dekuuna, planet on second ring, north of the sun

    _Teyolia_
    375 fuel east of sun, near third ring
    Artifact – Rings of Alune: Nevos, planet on second ring, west of sun
    Salvage, 10,000 Credits: Quirezia, gas giant on third ring, north west of sun

  • More detail for Silean Nebula. Teyolia – East of the sun between second and third ring is 350 Fuel. Planet Nevos – Rings of Alune, Planet Quirezia – 10000 credits. Can scan both planets in one scan.
    Phontes – Oltan – War Asset Elcor Flotilla, Dekuuna – Code of the Ancients artifact. Can get both of those planets in one scan. East between second and third rings scan for 175 fuel.
    Nahuala- Hyetiana – War Asset Serice Guard. Southwest of the sun near asteroid field scan for 250 units of fuel.
    Loropi – Yasilium – War Asset Armali Sniper Unit. East Near wreckage scan for 300 units of fuel.

  • Goltar

    The rest of the systems of Silean Nebula are as follows:

    Loropi 100%
    1. Yasilium: Armali Sniper Unit – War Asset
    2. East of the sun, just after the ring – 300 fuel units

    Nahuala 100%
    1. Hyetiana: Serrice Guard – War Asset
    2. West-Southwest of the sun, just before the asteroid belt – 250 fuel units

    Phontes 100%
    1. Dekuuna: Code of the Ancients – Artifact
    2. Oltan: Elcor Flotilla – War Asset
    (you can get 1 & 2 with 1 scan)
    3. East-Southeast of the sun, between 2nd & 3rd ring – 175 fuel units

    Teyolia 100%
    1. Nevos: Rings of Alune – Artifact
    2. Quirezia: 10000 credits
    (you can get 1 & 2 with 1 scan)
    3. South-East of the sun, just after the 3rd ring – 375 fuel units

  • Thanks for the info guys, updated and credited 😀

  • Small error, it’s Krogan DMZ (De-Militarized Zone), not DMC. Nice guide.

  • Blaze Oka

    I have found the last piece to the Silean Nebula as i only had 90% complete but if you scan Hanaeli in the Kypladon system you will pick up a war asset Dr. Jelize (in the Asari part of the War Assets)

  • I just wanted to let you know that in the Nubian Expanse, both artifacts listed under Quertassi are to the West of the sun, not the east.

  • Awesome job. I am using this list right now and it very helpful.

    Thanks to the contributors as well.

  • Chris Baughman

    I don’t know if this is dlc only but:
    Vorcha Labor Team – World:Tyrix -Area:Thal – Shrike Abyssal
    Void Devils Fighter Wing – World: Hestok – Area: Kyzal – Shrike Abyssal (there is a fuel station to the northeast of that as well you can get them in one scan).
    If I find any others I’ll post them.
    Chris B

  • Chris Baughman

    Gov. Growthan(?) – World: Cholis – Area: Indris – Kites Nest (300[?] fuel just northeast.)