Mass Effect 3 War Asset Guide

Mass Effect 3 War Asset Guide
During your journey in Mass Effect 3, you can collect various war assets to help with your struggle against Cerberus and The Reapers. This Mass Effect 3 War Asset Guide will list all the currently discovered assets and where you can obtain them. Note, collecting all of these drastically increases your chance of the perfect ending. To be able to achieve the perfect ending, you need to get 5000+ military strength. Bioware have also confirmed that you DON’T need to play multiplayer to achieve the perfect ending. The readiness will always be at 50%, ignore that. They also said there are plenty more War Assets than you need to get, so don’t worry if you miss a few.

Planet Scanning Assets

War Asset #4 – Javelin Missile Launchers
You need to search the planet Watson in Skepsis to obtain the Javelin Missile Launchers

War Asset #6 – Special Ops Team Zeta
You can find the Special Ops Team Zeta in Hades Game – Plutos – on the planet Nonuel

War Asset #10 – Pothean Data Files
Exodus Cluster – Utopia. Scan near Zion, the planet to the south west of the sun. Probe the planet to receive

War Asset #12 – Alliance Naval Exploration Flotilla
Exodus Cluster – Asgard Scan near the planet Tyr to get the war asset Alliance Naval Exploration Flotilla.

War Asset #13 – Alliance Special Ops Team Delta
Exodus Cluster – Asgard. Scan the planet to the south eastern corner, Loki, to probe the planet for the War Asset

War Asset #14 – Alliance Cruiser Shanghai
Exodus Cluster – Asgard. Scan Terra Nova, south east of the sun to be able to probe the planet for the War Asset

War Asset #15 – Alliance Frigate Agincourt
Hades Gama – Farinata, on the planet Juntuama, north of the sun

War Asset #16 Turian 79th Flotilla
Apien Crest – Gemmae, on the planet Pheiros at the north end of the system.

War Asset #23 – Black Market Artifacts
Kite’s Nest – Vukar. 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.

War Asset #24 – Alliance Cruiser Nairobi
Head to Gemini Sigma – Ming, and scan the planet closet to the sun in the North Western direction, Parag. Then launch a probe to get this War Asset

War Asset #26 – Shadow Broker Wet Squad
Krogan DMC – Dranek. You need to have completed the mission with the Rachni before you can enter Krogan DMC.

War Asset #38 – Asari Cruiser Cybaen
Athena Nebula – Parnitha, scan the most North Western planet, Tevura

War Asset #39 – Asari Research Ships
Athena Nebula – Orisoni – Ebulek. Scan the most North Western planet to get the Asari Research Ships.

War Asset #40 – Asari Cruiser Nefrane
Athena Nebula – Tomaros. On the most Eastern planet Pronoia.

War Asset #41 – Asari Engineers
Athena Nebula – Ialessa. Most North Eastern planet, right on the edge, Trikalon.

War Asset #42 – Rachni Workers
When you have the option to run or help the Rachni Queen choose to help her. She will reward you with some workers.

War Asset #43 – Emergency Fuel Pods
Valhallen Threshold – Micah. Scan the planet North of the sun, Elohi

War Asset #44 – Element Zero Converter
Valhallen Threshold – Micah. Scan the tiny planet on the Eastern side of the section, Farlas

War Asset #45 – Interferometric Airway
Attican Beta – Hercules. Scan near the North Western planet, Eletania.

War Asset #46 – Exogeni Scientists
Attican Beta – Theseus. Planet Feros North East of the sun

War Asset #47 – Volus Fabrication Units
Aethon Cluster – Aru. Scan the Western planet Cherk Sab

War Asset #48 – Volus Dreadnought Kwulu
Aethon Cluster – Esori. Scan the planet in the far North Eastern sector, right on the edge.

War Asset #50 – Volus Engineering Team
Aethon Cluster – Satu Arrd – Nalisin. Scan the planet on the far Western side

War Asset #52 – Citadel Defense Force 12
Aethon Cluster – Aru – Planet Irune North of the sun. Collect the Book of Plenix and return it to the angry banker in the commons on the Citadel.

War Asset #53 Alliance Engineering Corp
Valhallen Threshold – Paz – Scan the only planet in the sector for the Prothean Data Drive and return it to the Soldier at the Normandy docks on the Citadel

War Asset Haptic Optics Array
Argos Rho cluster – Hydra – Northern planet Canrum

War Asset Turian Spec Op Team
Argos Rho cluster – Phoenix. That nice Pinnacle Station in North East

War Asset Fossilied Kakliosaurus
Argos Rho cluster – Phoenix. North West planet IntaiSei

War Asset Advanced Power Relays
Argos Rho Cluster – Gorgon – North West planet Camaron

War Asset Alliance Frigate Hong Kong
Hades Nexus Cluster – Hekate – planet closest to the sun, Asteria

War Asset Alliance Frigate Leipzig
Hades Nexus Cluster – Pamyat. West of sun, bigger planet Dobrovolski

War Asset Alliance Frigate Trafalgar 3rd Fleet
Nubian Expanse – Querlassi – Norehsa

War Asset Alliance Marine Recon Unit 103rd Marine Division
Nubian Expanse – Kalabsha – Yamm

War Asset Terminus Freighter
Hourglass Nebula – Ploitari – Zanethu

War Asset Shadow Broker Support Team
Hourglass Nebula – Sowilo – Hagalaz

War Asset Shadow Broker Starship Tech
Hourglass Nebula – Faryar – Alingon

War Asset – Armali Sniper Unit
Silean Nebula – leropi – Yasilium

War Asset – Serrice Guard
Silean Nebula – Nahuala – Hyetiana

War Asset – Elcor Flotilla
Silean Nebula – Phontes – Oltan

War Asset – Dr Jelize
Silean Nebula – Kypladon – Hanalei

Citadel/Quest War Assets
War Asset #1 – Diana Allers
Diana Allers is a news reporter for the Alliance News Network that are working on a show called Battlespace. She wants first hand experience on a human ship and where better to get that experience than the iconic Normandy. To recruit Diana Allers all you have to do is speak with her at the Passenger Lounge on the Citadel. Say yes to giving her a trial run and she’ll join your war effort.

War Asset #2 – Dr. Chakwas
You may remember her from previous Mass Effect games, to recruit Dr Chakwas all you have to do is visit the patient lounge on the Citadel and tell her she belongs on the Normandy. She’ll then join your ranks.

War Asset #2 Alternate: Dr. Michel
Don’t let Dr. Chakwas join you. then after your conversation talk to Dr. Michel across the hall and you can recruit her. Dr. Michel is the Dr. who ran the clinic in the ward of the Citadel in Mass Effect One. The one Garrus saved by killing a thug the first time you met him.

War Asset #3 – Alliance Reporter
I couldn’t remember her name if I tried but you can located the second Alliance reporter next to the elevator on the Citadel Embassies. You must have already spoken with the council, select the paragon interrupt option to get her on your side.

War Asset #5 – Ex-Cerberus Launchers
Obtained by completing the mission on planet Sanctum as a Special Ops assignment you get in email when you first leave the Citadel

War Asset #7 – Alliance 6th Fleet
Presidium Commons on the Citadel, speak to the two business men that are arguing about changing to military gear.

War Asset #8 – Citadel Defense Force
Talk to the couple arguing on the bench down the first set of stairs in Presidium Commons on the Citadel

War Asset #9 – Terminus Fleet
You can obtain the Terminus Fleet by completing Aria’s quest chain that you get from the club on the Citadel

War Asset #11 – Hanarr and Drell Froces
You need to buy the special med gel from the Spectre quarters on the Citadel. Then go to the medical area and give it to Dr Ravin

War Asset #17 Citadel Defense Force 2
Go to the medical area on the Citadel and you’ll hear an Asari Scientist talking about bio implants. You must complete the quest for the school and locate the item needed there. You can then go back to her and hand in the item.

War Asset #18 Citadel Defense Force 3
After saving the kids from the school, head to the Citadel and go into the Spectres quarters. There’s an email on the terminal requesting permission to give the students a room to practice in, authorize it to get this War Asset.

War Asset #19 Citadel Defense Force 4
Go to the Docks in the Citadel and speak with the civilian at the desk asking to be enlisted.

War Asset #20 Turian 7th Fleet 2
In the club on the Citadel, listen to a group of officers near the bar that are talking about low morale, they will mention the Banner of the 1st Regiment. Go to Castellus in Apien Crest and scan near the planet Digeris, south of the sun to find a Banner of the 1st Regiment.

War Asset #21 Batarian Fleet
You need to hand the Pillars of Strength in to the preacher at the dock bay in the Citadel. To find the item head to the Exodus Cluster and then to Harsa. Scan the planet Khar’shan to probe it for the item, Pillars Of Strength. Then return to the preacher.

War Asset #22 – Hanarr and Drell Froces 22
Complete the quest Hanar Diplomat on the Citadel and stop the virus being uploaded. You start the quest by speaking to Jondum Bau.

War Asset #27 – Terminus Fleet 2
Help General Oraka during Arias quest chain on the Citadel. Find the artifacts for the illegal weapons dealer to get this War Asset.

War Asset #29 – Citadel Defense Force 5
After the Cerberus attack on the Citadel, head to the Spectre’s quarters and authorize commander Bailey’s request to arrest a con man.

War Asset #30 – Citadel Defense Force 6
After the Cerberus attack on the Citadel, head to the commons and speak with a banker. He’s to the left as you get off the elevator speaking with someone about withdrawing their money.

War Asset #31 – Citadel Defense Force 7
After the Cerberus attack on the Citadel, head to the commons and down to the cafe. There’s a C-Sec volunteer arguing with the cafe manager for some vids, side with the C-sec guy.

War Asset #32 – Citadel Defense Force 8
After Cerberus has attacked the Citadel, go to the commons and speak with a soldier that is discussing another Cerberus trap. Give him the automated turret defense plans

War Asset #33 – Citadel Defense Force 9
Visit the hospital on the Citadel after the Cerberus attack, you’re Spectre terminal will get updated. Simply say yes to authorizing more medical supplies

War Asset #34 – Citadel Defense Force 10
After the Cerberus attack, head to the C-Sec offices near all the shops on the Citadel, side with the patient C-Sec officer. Then return to the Spectre terminal and authorize the training of civilian militia.

War Asset #35 – Citadel Defense Force 11
After getting Citadel Defense Force 7, head to Spectre terminal and grant access to private footage for C-Sec to investigate.

War Asset #36 – Batarian Fleet 1,2
After the Citadel attack you can get a quest from Officer Nolan near the stores. She asks you to track codes using your Spectre status. Find the final code and you’ll get ambushed. Convince him to join your to get the Batarian Fleet on your side.

War Asset #51 – Asari Research Team
You need to find the Hesperia Period Statue Artifact. Arcturus Stream – Vernio – Polissa, then hand it in to the Asari near the elevator in the commons on the Citadel.

War Asset #53 Asari 6th Fleet
Reward for completing the quest for the Military Trainer next to Aria in Purgatory.

War Asset – Citadel Defense Force
On the mission where you destroy the Geth jamming tower, there’s a datapad, hand it in to the c-sec officer on the commons in the Citadel.

War Asset – Alliance Sixth Fleet
Authorize the transfer of Private Talavi at the Spectre terminal. This is available after you destroy the Geth jamming tower.

War Asset – Selarian Third Fleet
Speak with Sellia in the Commons on the Citadel, he will mention needing heating stabilizers. You can then buy this from the Spectre terminal.

Normandy Assets (Quest related, mail related etc)

War Asset #55 Ex-Cerberus
Completing a quest for Admiral Hackett rewards you with more War Assets. You get the quest via mail and it asks you to attack a Cerberus base and deactivate the aerial defense systems.

War Asset #54 Ex-Cerberus
This one doesn’t actually tell you that you’ve earned a War Asset but it does give you 150+ points towards your military strength. At some point Specialist Traynor will tell you about some scientists that have separated from Cerberus and are in hiding. Choose to save the scientists you unlock this War Asset.

War Asset #37 – 103rd Marine Division
Head back to the Normandy after the Citadel attack and you can invite the report to your quarters for an interview.

War Asset #28 – Turian Bonus
Complete the mission to disarm the bomb with the Primarchs son.

War Asset #25 – Krogan Troops
Choose not to free the Rachni that the Reapers designed. During the mission to retrieve the Krogans specialist Unit after saving the Female.

War Asset #5 – Ex-Cerberus Launchers
Obtained by completing the mission on planet Sanctum as a Special Ops assignment you get in email when you first leave the Citadel

War Asset – Advanced Warship Fuel
After beating the mission N7: Fuel Reactors is completed you are rewarded with this. I choose to send someone to save the other team as well.

War Asset – Krogan First division, Krogan Clans, Clan Urdnot
(assume you need to have kept him alive in one)

War Asset – Krogan Mercenaries
Choose to cure the Genophage. You will miss out on the Salarian Fleets and scientists for the most part though.

War Asset – Grunt and Aralakh company
After the Rachni quest they will join you. If you don’t help the Rachni you get more of Aralakh company.

War Asset – Geth Corps, Geth Fleet, Geth Prime Platoon
At a point you will have to let the geth be upgraded or not let them get upgraded. Choosing to let them get upgraded gets you the Geth forces.

War Asset – Salarian Special Tasks Group, Salarian Third Fleet
After saving the Salarian conciliar

War Asset – Citadel Defense Force
Help Dr Silon find the treatment on the Citadel, medical area. It’s on the N7 mission, Fuel Reactors, in the first room you enter behind the guy in front of you and to the left.

War Asset – Turian Fleet
Bring the Turian tailored poison to the Doctor in room 4 in the medical center. You get it on the mission where you meet Jacob.

War Asset – Quarian Fleet
Say the Paragon answer when you’re in the interview after ending the war with the Geth.

War Asset – Citadel Defense Force
Collect the rings of alune for the Asari in the medical area of the Citadel. Silean Nebula – Teyolia – Nelos

War Asset – Citadel Defense Force
Complete the quest for the Angry Elcor in the club area of the Citadel. Silean Nebula – Phontes – Decuuna. It’s on the same planet as the other quest from the Elcor in the Embassy offices.

War Asset – Rogue Fighter Pilots
After you tell Steve to take some R&R on the Citadel, speak with him down there. After the first conversation he will move to the Memorial Wall in the refugee area, go there and speak with him to obtain the fighter pilots War Asset.

Mass Effect 2 War Assets

War Asset – Alliance Frigate Normandy SR-2– I don’t know if this comes automatically or only because i transferred my ME2 save, but i got 115 assets for it and if u read the note, at the bottom it has updates (which i assume for each of these u get extra assets) for each of the ship upgrades i purchased in ME2.

War Asset – Mineral Resources
Mineral Resources – Gained by scanning planets for resources in ME2 and transferring that game over to ME3, u get 25 assets for it.

War Asset – Zhu’s Hope Colonists
If you save the colonists of Zhu’s Hope in ME1 you get 30 assets for the war in ME3.

War Asset – Urdnot Wrex
If you let him live in Mass Effect one then he will help you as long as you cure the Genophage

If you’ve located a War Asset we haven’t included above, please feel free to leave some information in a comment. Simply tell is the name, Planet and Area you discovered and we’ll add it to the article as well as add your name as a contributor.

War Asset #2 Alternate: Dr. Michel
Don’t let Dr. Chakwas join you. then after your conversation talk to Dr. Michel across the hall and you can recruit her. Dr. Michel is the Dr. who ran the clinic in the ward of the Citadel in Mass Effect One. The one Garrus saved by killing a thug the first time you met him.

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  • Asset #2 Alternate: Dr. Michel

    Don’t let Dr. Chakwas join you. then after your conversation talk to Dr. Michel across the hall and you can recruit her.

    Dr. Michel is the Dr. who ran the clinic in the ward of the Citadel in Mass Effect One. The one Garrus saved by headshoting a thug the first time you met him.

    • Citadel Defense Force

      The first time you’re in Huerta Medical Hospital. If you move to your right after exiting the elevator you’ll pass two Asari sitting down and talking. One is psychiatrist the other her patient.

      If you listen to the entire process (about 8-10 separate conversations) the patient tells about her rather horrifying mission trying to help evac a human colony.

      When the conversation are done the patient asari will no longer be there when you load into the hospital.

      Now go to the Spectre requisitions office on the Embassies floor and access the Spectre intel terminal.

      You’ll see a new heading titled “Asari Huntress Weapon Permit.” Authorize this to unlock the asset.

      • Hey Malific,

        Added both your entries and listed you as contributor. Thanks! 😀

  • Louie

    Do -not- authorize the weapon permit for the huntress.

    **spoiler**

    She’ll use it to kill herself, LOWERING the CDF rating!

    • How would that Lower your rating? She’s not a CDF until you give it to her. By giving it to her I gained a CDF. If she kills herself later and I lose a CDF, I’ve lost nothing except what giving it to her gave me.

      Maybe It’s affected by a choice you made in a previous game?

      • The asari uses the gun to kill herself, which lowers the moral of the hospital staff who are CDF.

        • I had to go back through to confirm this but I’ve now removed it from the list. Thanks to the multiple people that pointed this out

  • Mineral Resources- Gained by scanning planets for resources in ME2 and transferring that game over to ME3, u get 25 assets for it.

    • Rahve

      This asset actually varies based on how much of the resources you had left at the end of ME2. I’m not sure what the scale is, but the asset can be 10 points for few resources, 25 for a medium level, or 100 for a great number.

      • if you get over 100k of each resource in mass effect 2 you get 100 emp i got over 200k of each for overkill

  • Alliance Frigate Normandy SR-2- Idk if this comes automatically or only because i transferred my ME2 save, but i got 115 assets for it and if u read the note, at the bottom it has updates (which i assume for each of these u get extra assets) for each of the ship upgrades i purchased in ME2.

    • I’ve added your findings to the article and included you as a contributor, thanks for the info! 😀

  • Rahve

    Any chance we can get this list organized somehow? With many of the items being named ambiguously and the format not being chronological, this is difficult to identify which assets have been acquired and which haven’t. Could at least sort the assets by area or by type (planet scanning, mission name, that kind of thing). As it is, the list is virtually unusable.

    • I’ve labeled them as I’ve discovered them, it was the easiest to do at the time, I’ll rearrange it right away

      • Rahve

        Thanks! Great job on the list!

  • Jack – I don’t know if this is only for if you transfer your ME2 game over or not but after you complete the Grissom Academy mission, Jack is added to your assets, she was the instructor for the biotic students there.

  • Kahlee Sanders – Academy director at Grissom Academy. After you complete this mission she is assigned to help with the Prothean weapon. Worth 20 Assets.

    P.S. – Jack is worth 25 Assets

    • When saving the kids from grissom academy, if prengley dies kahlee Sanders is only worth 20 emp, if he lives-(which requires jack to have survived ME2)- you get 25 emp

  • Major Kirrahe – Formerly Captain Kirrahe of the Salarian STG. Can be gained after completeing mission to get female Krogan. Not sure if a transferred or imported ME2 character has anything to do with his availability. Asset Value – 20.

    • Mordin Solus

      Bit of a cloaca, though.

  • Thank a lot, and I have one question here. So, um altogether that, how much TMS(shorted for Total Military Strength) we can get after these?

    • If you get all the ones on this list, you should be just past 4,000ish

  • jason

    if you speak to the bartender at the bottom of the stairs on the presidium commons she will tell you she is liaras father…if you then speak to liara who is sitting closeby and tell her to speak to her father u get a war asset for asari commandos

    • Is that before or after the attack on the citadel?

      • Liara’s “father”, Matriarch Aethyta is only available before the Cerberus Assault.

        • opiate42

          The Asset is the Asari Second Fleet – you use the paragon and renegade interrupts to gain Aethyta’s respect then talk to Liara and convince her talk to her dad. I did this after completing Priority Sur’Kesh to rescue Eve, so pretty early in the game. I think you must romance Liara in ME1 and rekindle in ME3, Aethyta recognized my femshep as Liara’s girlfriend and as former Cerberus, the interrupts convince Aethyta you might be worthy of her daughter.

          • steelrose

            fyi, romancing liara isn’t necessary – i never romanced her throughout the series and i was still able to convince her to connect with her dad.

  • Zhu’s Hope Colonists – If you save the colonists of Zhu’s Hope in ME1 you get 30 assets worth for the war in ME3.

  • Zhu’s Hope Colonists – If you save the colonists of Zhu’s Hope in ME1 you get 30 assets for the war in ME3.

  • on Hanalei in the Silean Nebula you get Dr. Jelize

  • Ryuujinn

    Correction, you do not want to authorize the “Asari Huntress Weapon Permit” on the Spectre terminal. It in fact subtracts a number of points from your score.

  • how many war assets do hanar diplomat give?

    • Radge

      2. Spectre Asset or Hanar/Drell Asset. If you save the salarian you get the Spectres otherwise you get the Hanar/Drell.

  • The items you find on missions for the war assets will be available for sale in the Specter room, so far this has been true for all items for me, as long as you have done the mission where the item is.

  • Xero Macharius

    Wondering if these War Asset choices gains you the highest TMS/EMS totals.

    Example – which actually gains you more EMS/TMS leaving the Rachnii to die or saving Aralakh Company ??

    • I got 100 from the Rachni and 25 from the company when I let the rachni live. So unless you get 150 with the company the rachni are more.

    • Cyber_dild0nics

      If you have a Loyal Grunt from ME2 he’s an additional +25. So if you save the queen, you’ll get +100, Loyal Grunt +25, and the Aralakh Company is another +50 even though they’re wiped out. Total of +175.

  • Alice

    So wait — does this guide give you the 5000+ EMS? Because I did every side quest save for one that bugged out, made a few small mistakes, and my EMS was only around 4000 – so I got the “bad” ending. Failing that, does anyone know if there’s a guide to help you get the to the 5000 ems point?

    • I got 4300 by the end. I dont think its possible to get best ending without a gd me2 save or multiplayer. I tried for ages

      • Mike Someone

        You can get the best ending with 4000+ EMS, if you make TIM to shoot himself (LOTS of paragon/renegade points required)

  • The Asari huntress in the hospital went through a terrible experience. She is emotionally distressed and if given a weapon WILL use it to end her own life. The hospital staff had given her great care, and although her story is tragic and compelling and you may want to do something for her… you can’t. DO NOT GIVE HER THE GUN PERMIT. Her suicide negatively impacts morale of the hospital staff, which lowers your points. It’s weird because you have to unlock the option in the first place, but it LOWERS points. Thanks for the list, it’s all good stuff!

  • ro garza

    If all of your team survives the Suicide mission in ME2 you can recruit Samara, Jack, Zaeed,and Grunt after doing some quesrs you find around in the Ardat-Yakshi temple, Grissom Academy, The Citadel and on the Rachni Mission.

  • If you convinced Kelly Chambers to change her identity before the Cerberus attack on the citadel then she will leave through the attack and as a result will convince Ex-Cerberus Engineers to join and work on the crucible for a War Asset of 10.

  • Is it total military strength or effective military strength?

  • WATCH OUT!!!If you have imported a ME2 which contained info from ME1(saving the rachni,council,wrex etc etc)in which YOU SAVED WREX ON VIRMIRE,you may loose a lot of points.If you chose to sabotage the cure and wrex(as i said before) was in the game,HE WILL FIND OUT,and try to kill you,which actually gets him killed,but,THE CLAN URDNOT WILL NO LONGER BE AN ASSET,so you will loose 300 points,so i would recommend either not sabotaging the cure or killing wrex in me1(i think not playing me1 at all would work too).Cheers