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.
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%
Javelin Missile Launchers – War Asset
You need to search the planet Watson in Skepsis to obtain the Javelin Missile Launchers
Just north west of the Mass Relay, scan a short distance from it to be able to claim 200 units of fuel
Scan near the planet Laena and then launch your probe to obtain 10,000 credits
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%
Scan just south of the Mass Relay for 300 fuel.
Scan near the planet Trebin and then probe the planet for 10,000 credits.
Scan near the planet Chohe to obtain 10,000 credits after you probe the planet
Located right next to the Dis entrance, interact with the wreckage for 400 units of fuel
Scan just East of the sun to find some wreckage. +200 fuel.
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.
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
Alliance Frigate Agincourt – War Asset
Scan the planet north of the sun, Juntuama, to get this war asset.
Just south west of Juntuma is a wreckage that will give you 150 fuel.
The Shrike Abyssal 100%
Scan near Zada Ban to be able to probe the planet and claim your 10,000 credits.
Scan just south of the sun on the 2nd rim for 150 fuel
Prothean Obelisk – Artifact
Scan near the planet Talis Fia, north of the sun, to be able to probe for the artifact.
Scan north east of the sun for the wreckage and claim your 300 units of fuel.
Ismar Frontier 100%
Advanced Biotic Implants – Intel
Scan near the planet Metaponto to be able to probe the planet and claim the intel
Minos Wasteland – 100%
Scan near the planet Pietas to be able to probe the planet and get the 10,000 credits
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
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.
There’s another wreckage just to the south east of Pheiros, containing another generous fuel load of 800 units
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%
Pothean Data Files – War Asset
Scan near Zion, the planet to the south west of the sun. Probe the planet to receive
Scan south east of the sun to get 200 units of fuel
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
Scan the north west corner to find wreckage with 250 units of fuel
Kite’s Nest 100%
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
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.
Scan the planet north of the sun, Adek, so you can probe it and get 10,000 credits.
The fuel wreckage is located directly next to Adek, you can scan both in one hit.
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.
The most north western part of the zone, you’ll find 100 units of fuel if you scan.
Gemini Sigma 100%
Scan near the Northern planet Mavigon to be able to send in a probe to collect your 10,000 credits.
Just South of the Mass Relay, scan for 470 fuel units
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.
Just South East of the sun, scan for 350 Fuel Units.
Krogan DMZ 100%
Shadow Broker Wet Squad – War Asset
Scan the planet Rothla, it’s the one on the far Eastern edge of the zone.
Just south of the sun, scan nearby for 300 units of fuel
North east of the sector for some free fuel, only 150 with this one.
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
Located next to the entrance to Arcturus, scan for 100 units of fuel.
Asari Cruiser Cybaen – War Asset
Scan the most North Western planet, Tevura
South East of the sun, scan for 350 units of fuel
Asari Research Ships – War Asset
Scan the North Western most planet, Egalic.
Asari Cruiser Nefrane – War Asset
Scan the most Eastern planet Pronoia
South West of the sun, scan for 200 units of fuel
Hesperia Period Statue – Artifact
The most Western planet, right near the edge, Polissa.
North East of the sun, just past the closest planet. Scan for 400 units of fuel
Scan the far Eastern side of the zone to get 500 units of fuel
Most North Eastern planet, right on the edge, Trikalon. Scan the planet to get the Asari Engineers
Nimbus Cluster 100%
Just South West of the Mass Relay is some free fuel offering a huge 650 units of fuel
West of the sun is another free fuel wreckage, this one is also a big deposit with 750 units of free fuel available.
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.
Just West of the sun is another huge deposit of 750 fuel units
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.
Just South West of the sun, scan for 350 units of fuel.
Valhallen Threshold 100%
North East of the sun is a free fuel deposit of 150 units
Prothean Data Drives – Artifacts
The only planet in this sector, Garvug, located just North of the sun. Scan it for the Prothean Data Drives.
Scan South East of the sun for 160 units of fuel
Emergency Fuel Pods – War Asset
Scan the planet just North of the sun, Elohi for a War Asset, Emergency fuel pods.
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%
Interferometric Airway – War Asset
Scan the North Western planet, Eletania.
Scan 2 rims South East of the sun for 350 units of fuel
Exogeni Scientists – War Asset
Scan the planet directly North East of the sun, Feros.
Scan just East of Feros for 240 units of free fuel
Aethon Cluster 100%
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.
Scan just North West of the sun for 200 units of fuel
Volus Dreadnought Kwulu – War Asset
Planet right on the North East borders, Solu Paolis
South East of the sun, just below the most Eastern planet. Scan here for 300 units of fuel.
Volus Engineering Team – War Asset
Most Western planet, Nalisin. Careful here as it’s right at the Reaper entrance. Scan for the War Asset.
Just South East of Nalisin is a fuel refill wreckage, scan for 200 units of fuel
Volus Intelligence Archives – Intel
Scan the Planet straight North of the sun, Oma Ker
Scan just North East of the sun for 250 units of free fuel
Argos Rho cluster 100%
Haptic Optics Array – War Asset
Northern planet Canrum
South east of the sun / Fuel wreckage. 320 units of fuel
Turian Spec Op Team – War Asset
That nice Pinnacle Station in North East
Fossilied Kakliosaurus – War Asset
North West planet IntaiSei
Just a bit east of the IntaiSei planet – You can get both with single scan – fuel wreckage (450)
Advanced Power Relays – War Asset
North West planet Camaron
Hades Nexus Cluster 100%
Alliance Frigate Hong Kong – War Asset
planet closest to the sun, Asteria
East of sun – between 2nd and third rim – Fuel (380)
Obelisk of Karza – Artifact
East of sun, small planet Kopis
West of sun, outer rim – Fuel (250)
Alliance Frigate Leipzig – War Asset
West of sun, bigger planet Dobrovolski
south of sun, near asteroids – Fuel (100)
Prothean Sphere – Artifact
only planet here, Gei Hinnom
Nubian Expanse 100%
East of sun, halfway to only ring – Fuel (50)
Alliance Frigate Trafalgar 3rd Fleet – War Asset
SE of sun, only planet Norehsa
Northeast of sun, ring 2 – Fuel (300)
Alliance Marine Recon Unit 103rd Marine Division – War Asset
Northwest of sun, planet Yamm
Research Data From Pragia – Intel
East of sun, planet Pragia
Southeast of sun, ring 4 – Fuel (350)
Hourglass Nebula 100%
Terminus Freighter – War Asset
West-Southwest of sun, planet Zanethu
Shadow Broker Support Team – War Asset
East of sun, Hagalaz
Ring 4 north of sun – Fuel (200)
Shadow Broker Starship Tech – War Asset
North-northeast of sun, planet Alingon
Just west of Alingon – Fuel (600)!
Ring 2 east of sun, planet Erinle – Credits (10000)
Ring 2 south of sun – Fuel (100)
Silean Nebula 100%
Armali Sniper Unit – War Asset
Yasilium, small planet in north west of system in asteroid belt
300 fuel east of sun by ring
250 fuel west (and a little south ) of sun near asteroid belt
Serrice Guard – War Asset
Hyetiana, planet directly north of sun
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
375 fuel east of sun, near third ring
Rings of Alune – Artifact
Nevos, planet on second ring, west of sun
Quirezia, gas giant on third ring, north west of sun
Dr Jelize – War Asset
Hanalei, eastern planet
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