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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

How to Recruit Tali

Nathan Garvin

Details for how to recruit Tali’Zorah nar Rayya.

(1 of 2) Help Tali fight off some assassins,

Help Tali fight off some assassins, (left), and she’ll give you the intel you need to expose Saren. (right)

You’ll automatically recruit Tali near the end of the Expose Saren phase of your first visit to the Citadel. After meeting with the Council for the first time, you’ll have to either recruit Garrus and/or Wrex, then head to Chora’s Den and defeat Fist. You’ll then be on a 4:00 counter to fight your way to the rendezvous Fist set up and defeat Saren’s assassins, rescuing Tali in the process.

After that you’ll take Tali to Udina and Anderson, Tali will reveal the evidence she has against Saren, and you’ll be compelled to take Tali along with you for the rest of the game.

You’ll unlock the Quarian Ally achievement for completing five missions and/or assignment with Tali in your active party.

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Quarian Ally

ME1: Complete 5 missions with the quarian squad member

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  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    17 August 2021
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The guide for Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all Assignments, detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • Full coverage of all the Main Missions.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on how to romance Ashley, Kaiden or Liara
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • Details on every Talent.
  • How to spec your squad.
  • Breakdown of all Paragon and Renegade opportunities.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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