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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

How to Recruit Garrus

Nathan Garvin

Details for how to recruit Garrus.

(1 of 2) Talk to Harkin to learn Garrus’s location,

Talk to Harkin to learn Garrus’s location, (left), then defeat the thugs in the Med Clinic. (right)

One of the few optional characters in the game, Garrus can be recruited after meeting with the Council for the first time. In the chat with Anderson and Udina after the aforementioned meeting with the Council you’ll be encouraged to talk to Harkin in Chora’s Den. Do so and Harkin will eventually tell you that Garrus was snooping around near the Med Clinic.

Head up the Med Clinic and sure enough, you’ll find Garrus, who is also taking it upon himself to seek out information on Saren. Help him fight off the thugs threatening Doctor Michel, then accept his offer to join your squad.

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

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Turian Ally

ME1: Complete 5 missions with the turian 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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