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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

How to Recruit Kaiden

Nathan Garvin

Details for how to recruit - or more accurately, how to retain the services of - Kaiden Alenko.

Recruiting Kaiden is easy, you don’t even have a choice in the matter. He’ll be assigned to your squad during your first mission on Eden Prime and he’ll remain a core component of your team until you manage to recruit another character on [the Citadel]. Only then can you bench him in favor of another character, should you so desire.

While recruiting Kaiden isn’t much of an issue, keeping him around for the long haul is a bit more complicated. During the mission on [Virmire], when you have to choose between relieving Ashley or Kaiden, you must choose to help Kaiden if you want to keep him around. You can find out more about this choice by following the link - beware of SPOILERS.

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

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Sentinel Ally

ME1: Complete 5 missions with the Alliance sentinel 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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