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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

How to Recruit Ashley

Nathan Garvin

Details for how to recruit - and how to retain the services of - Ashley Williams.

(1 of 2) You’ll assist Ashley on Eden Prime

You’ll assist Ashley on Eden Prime (left), after which she’ll join your squad. (right)

Ashley’s tenure as a squad member is almost as long as Kaiden’s; you’ll encounter her during your first mission on Eden Prime, as you make your way towards the Dig Site. While you can be adversarial with her the first time you speak (and subsequently) you can’t be sufficiently hostile as to run her off. Like Kaiden, she’ll remain a core component of your team until you manage to recruit another character on [the Citadel]. Only then can you bench her in favor of another character, should you so desire.

Also like Kaiden, if you want to keep Ashley around until the end of the game you’ll have to choose to rescue her on [Virmire] when you’re given a choice between relieving Ashley or Kaiden. You can find out more about this choice by following the link - beware of SPOILERS.

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

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Soldier Ally

ME1: Complete 5 missions with the Alliance soldier squad member

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Guide Information
  • 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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