Nightsolo's Mass Effect 2 Squad Member Guide


Garrus Vakarian

How to get: At Omega, help Archangel against the gangs trying to kill him.
Location on the Normandy: Deck 3 at the Main Battery.
Abilities: Turian Rebel, Concussive Shot, Overload, Armor-Piercing Ammo (once Loyal)
Weapons: Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles
Romance: A female Shepard can become involved with him by expressing an interest, and he'll suggest going further after completing his Loyalty mission.

Grunt

How to get: After bringing the stasis tank back to the Normandy after Korlus, opt to open it.
Location on the Normandy: Port Cargo on Deck 4
Abilities: Krogan Berserker, Concussive Shot, Incendiary Ammo, Fortification (once Loyal)
Weapons: Assault Rifles, Shotguns
Romance: Not interested.

Jack

How to get: Pick her up from the prison ship Purgatory.
Location on the Normandy: Downstairs on Deck 4
Abilities: Subject Zero, Pull, Shockwave, Warp Ammo (once Loyal)
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Shotguns
Romance: A male Shepard can woo her. Be nice to her, and she'll suggest going further after her Loyalty mission. When she and Miranda have an argument, side with Jack.

Jacob Taylor

How to get: He's a member of your crew at the start of the game.
Location on the Normandy: The Armory on Deck 2
Abilities: Cerberus Operative, Incendiary Ammo, Pull, Barrier (once Loyal)
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Shotguns
Romance: A female Shepard can become involved with him by expressing an interest. Don't give Veetor to Tali in the Prologue. Be nice to him throughout the game, and he'll suggest going further after completing his Loyalty mission.

Kasumi Goto

How to get: Buy the "Kasumi - Stolen Memory" DLC. There will then be an advertisement on the Citadel, in the Zakera Ward.
Location on the Normandy: Port Observation Deck on Deck 3
Abilities: Master Thief, Overload, Shadow Strike, Flashbang Grenade (once Loyal)
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Submachine Guns
Romance: Not interested. (Actually interested in Jacob)

Legion

How to get: Land on the Derelict Reaper Ship in the Thorne System. Once back on the Normandy, choose to activate it.
Location on the Normandy: AI Core on Deck 3
Abilities: Geth Infiltrator, AI Hacking, Combat Drone, Geth Shield Boost (once Loyal)
Weapons: Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles
Romance: Not interested.
Legion joins late. If you want to hear all of its conversations, leave two DLCs for after the credits. New conversations only trigger after Missions; N7 Assignments and visiting planets don't count.

Liara T'Soni

How to get: Buy the "Lair of the Shadow Broker" DLC. You only get her in your squad while on her Mission.
Location on the Normandy: She doesn't take up residence. Instead find her in the Shadow Broker Base.
Abilities: Asari Scientist, Singularity, Warp
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Submachine Guns
Romance: Shepard can re-woo her if the two were a couple in Mass Effect 1. Just be nice to her during the brief time you're together. If Shepard remains faithful throughout Mass Effect 2, the romance can continue in Mass Effect 3.

Miranda Lawson

How to get: She's a member of your crew when you start the game.
Location on the Normandy: In her Cabin on Deck 3
Abilities: Cerberus Officer, Overload, Warp, Slam (once Loyal)
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Submachine Guns
Romance: A male Shepard can woo her. Don't give Veetor to Tali in the Prologue. Be nice to her throughout the game, and she'll suggest going further after her Loyalty mission. When she and Jack have an argument, side with Miranda. If Shepard remains faithful throughout Mass Effect 2, the romance can continue in Mass Effect 3.

Mordin Solus

How to get: Find him in the slums on Omega. Help him distribute the cure he's been working on.
Location on the Normandy: In the Lab on Deck 3
Abilities: Salarian Scientist, Cryo Blast, Incinerate, Neural Shock (once Loyal)
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Submachine Guns
Romance: A female Shepard will be asked by Mordin after his Loyalty mission, assuming all previous conversations have been done.

Morinth

How to get: First recruit Samara. At the end of Samara's Loyalty Mission, "The Ardat-Yakshi," choose the Renegade option. Samara will be killed, but you get Morinth in her place.
Location on the Normandy: Starboard Observation Deck on Deck 3, on the couch.
Abilities: Ardat Yakshi, Pull, Throw, Dominate (once Loyal)
Weapons: Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns
Romance: Not interested (it'd be suicidal of you anyway).

Samara

How to get: On Illium, she's tracking a fugitive. Find the name of the ship he escaped on in an Eclipse Mercenary hideout. When she confronts Morinth during her Loyalty Mission, "The Ardat-Yakshi," choose the Paragon option to keep her alive.
Location on the Normandy: Starboard Observation Deck on Deck 3
Abilities: Asari Justicar, Pull, Throw, Reave (once Loyal)
Weapons: Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns
Romance: Not interested (she's old enough to be your great^8 grandmother).

Tali'Zorah nar Rayya

How to get: Find her on the planet Haestrom. Help her deal with the attacking geth, and help her get her data.
Location on the Normandy: At her station in Engineering on Deck 4, near engineers Daniels and Donnelly
Abilities: Quarian Machinist, AI Hacking, Combat Drone, Energy Drain (once Loyal)
Weapons: Heavy Pistols, Shotguns
Romance: A male Shepard can woo her. Hand Veetor over to her in the Prologue. Be nice to her throughout the game, and she'll suggest going further after her Loyalty Mission, so long as you don't expose her dad. If Shepard remains faithful throughout Mass Effect 2, the romance can continue in Mass Effect 3.

Thane Krios

How to get: On Illium, ask Liara about his whereabouts. Track him down and help him complete his assignment.
Location on the Normandy: Life Support on Deck 3
Abilities: Drell Assassin, Throw, Warp, Shredder Ammo (once Loyal)
Weapons: Submachine Guns, Sniper Rifles
Romance: A female Shepard can become involved with him by expressing an interest, and he'll suggest going further after completing his Loyalty mission.

Zaeed Massani

How to get: Buy "The Price of Revenge" DLC. He'll be on Omega, and all you have to do is ask him to get on board the Normandy.
Location on the Normandy: Starboard Cargo on Deck 4
Abilities: Mercenary Veteran, Concussive Shot, Disruptor Ammo, Inferno Grenade (once Loyal)
Weapons: Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles
Romance: Not interested.

Other Crew

Joker: Always in the pilot's seat on the Bridge. He'll comment on the squadmates you took out on the previous Assignment or Mission, and will occasionally have some new dialog.

EDI: Her (It's?) primary location is next to Joker on the Bridge. Will have brief new dialog after every major Plot Mission.

Kelly Chambers: Stands aft of the Galaxy Map. She's a possible romance option for either gender Shepard. If you have dinner with her in Shepard's Cabin, she'll offer to feed your fish, but they seem to die anyway. If you want to see her again in ME3, you'll need to at least have dinner with her. Only going as far as dinner will not affect any other romance. Surviving the Suicide Mission will allow you to invite her up to Shepard's Cabin for something a bit more intimate. To get her to survive the game, you'll need all of Normandy's Upgrades, and you'll need to start the Suicide Mission immediately after it becomes available.

Dr. Chakwas: Located always in the Medical Bay. She's the contact point for the Serrice Brandy Assignment, and upon completion will unlock the Facial Scar Remover in Med Bay. She'll have minor new dialog after each Plot Mission.

Engineers Donneley and Daniels: Located always in Engineering, they'll have new dialog on occasion, but mostly you can overhear clever banter between the two. They also have the Assignment "Normandy: FBA Couplings." Completing this leads to an optional poker game with them.

Mess Sergeant Gardner: Located always in the kitchen, he never has any new dialog, other than that related to his Assignment "Normandy: Special Ingredients."


Romance Notes

last modified 29 March 2016