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Find Liara T’Soni

Mass Effect Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Find Liara T’Soni

Objective: Go to Artemis Tau
Travel to the Knossos system in the Artemis Tau cluster and land on Therum. Open up your map and place a Destination flag near the “Refinery” text. You won’t be able to head directly to the flag since there are mountains and lava between the Mako’s drop point and the Refinery, but the flag should ensure that you are moving in the right direction. As you make your way to the Refinery, a geth dropship appears and leaves two armatures behind. Destroy the armatures with the Mako’s cannon and continue down the trail.

You soon reach a gate flanked by two heavy turrets. As you drive towards the gate, look to your right for an opening in the mountainside. Turn into the opening and follow the curved path to its end to find yourself behind the gate. The Mako’s cannon can make short work of the geth in this area, so start clearing them out. When the perimeter is clear of hostiles, exit the Mako and proceed through the doorway on the left side of the western-most gate. Move to the end of the walkway and use the gate control on the wall to raise the vehicle gate outside.


Gate Control

Return to the Mako and drive through the now raised gate. You’ll encounter some geth armatures along the way and a geth colossus when you reach the tunnel entrance at the opposite end of the area. The geth colossus has quite a bit of health, and its projectiles can cause some serious damage to the Mako. First and foremost, use the Mako’s cannons to remove the geth ground troops that surround the colossus. The colossus’ slow moving projectiles are easy enough to avoid if you keep your distance. Drive the Mako around the colossus—firing the cannon as soon as it’s ready—until the large geth falls.

Head down the tunnel and continue towards the ruins. There are two geth rocket troops stationed at the end of the tunnel, so be ready. After moving through a second tunnel, you soon reach a couple of boulders that the Mako cannot fit through, forcing you to exit the vehicle and travel the rest of the way on foot.

End of the Line

Start down the path that leads to the Mining Camp. This path is quite straightforward, so just follow it while taking out the geth you encounter along the way. Save your game when you can see the Mining Camp in the distance, as you’ll be facing a tough enemy soon. A cutscene is triggered as you close in on the camp. Some geth troops, geth stalkers and an armature prevent you from entering the Prothean Ruins.

Immediately take cover behind one of the nearby crates once you gain control over Shepard to avoid taking fire from the stalkers. The geth stalkers move quickly, have the ability to climb on any surface, and use Sniper Rifles, making them decidedly deadly foes. Due to their wall climbing ability, the stalkers can climb up onto the nearby structure and get a bead on you even while you’re behind cover. Move out of the way if you notice a laser sight pointing at you from up above to avoid taking serious damage. Avoid remaining out of cover for too long though, since one blast from that armature can do you in. Move behind the structure across from the ruins entrance if necessary; this way you can free roam, pick off the geth stalkers one by one, and avoid a fatal hit from the armature.


Geth Armature

When the geth troops and stalkers have been dealt with, take cover behind one of the crates and concentrate on the armature. Use Overload if useable by Shepard or a squad member to lower its shield. Remain behind cover and damage the armature with abilities and weaponry until it falls. With the geth destroyed, head up the ramp and enter the Prothean Ruins.

Prothean Ruins Entrance

Move down the catwalk, picking off any geth troops encountered along the way, and use the elevator at the catwalk’s end to reach the lower section of the ruins. Destroy the geth assault drones that appear. Use the second elevator to reach the lower catwalk, and then drop down to the catwalk below. Here you find Liara T’Soni, trapped in some sort of field. Take the ramps down to the bottom level of the ruins. Destroy the geth down below and then access the Mining Laser Controls up ahead. The override sequence is A, X, B, and Y. A tunnel is created below the catwalk once the correct override sequence has been entered. Move to the end of the tunnel and use the elevator to reach Liara’s prison.

Liara T’Soni

Laser Mining Controls

When the elevator reaches the top, a krogan battlemaster accompanied by geth appears and demands that you hand Liara over. That’s not going to happen, of course, so you but to fight him. Take cover behind something as soon as you gain control of Shepard. Concentrate on removing the geth troopers and snipers that accompany the krogan first. The krogan has a strong shield, as well as the Shield Boost ability, so don’t let up once his shields are down. His attacks are quite damaging too, especially his melee attacks, so don’t let him trap you in a corner. Be ready to use a Medi-gel if Shepard or an ally requires medical attention.

Krogan Battlemaster

When the krogan falls, the Prothean ruins begin to cave in. Luckily Shepard and crew manage to make it out safely and return to the ship with Liara. Back aboard the Normandy, a meeting takes place aas the crew welcomes Liara to the team. This mission comes to a close after a short debriefing with the Council.



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Comments for Find Liara T’Soni

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Dec 21st 2014 Guest
I hate it and I love
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Jan 12th 2014 Guest
this was very good info thank you very much to whoever posted this xD
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Jan 11th 2014 Guest
its cool [spoiler][/spoiler] liara is a girl [color=fuchsia][/color] how do you do the derp face spinning[strike][/strike] lol Smile
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Jun 1st 2013 Guest
I died at first but as soon as i read this It only took me about 10 or 15 minutes. Smile
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Apr 9th 2013 Guest
It was cool and easy coz this guide
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Feb 11th 2013 Guest
Cheers! Just got the game on PS3 and when I saw how many planets I had to scout :O I was defeated before I even began... Great help!!!
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Jan 9th 2012 Guest
Thanks for the info. Def comes in handy. Especially since the maps aren't as user friendly as Mass Effect 2!
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Dec 2nd 2011 Guest
Wow...for once something that works as it says it does. Thanks
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Jun 27th 2011 Guest
Thanks for this, I went around all the other systems like Athens and Sparta. I was wondering whether I was in the right place or not. Thanks again Smile
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Jul 21st 2010 Guest
this thing is well cool i just got this game it took me 10 mins to do that hole level WIKKED!!!!
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