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Research Project: Geth Shield Strength

After speaking with Legion and offering to help him with his request, you will obtain the location of the side mission. Enter your galaxy map and travel to the following location:

Phoenix Massing > Sea of Storms > Heretic Station.

Dock with the object of interest here to begin the mission.

When you regain control of Shepard, continue ahead and down the ramp, picking up the nearby Med Kit if you feel the need to do so. Enter the room at the bottom and look at the floor - avoid the green data streams here to avoid alerting the Geth in the room. Make your way to the door at the far end and look to the right of it. Take cover here and eliminate the Geth Troopers guarding the hub on the far wall. Once the Geth are down, destroy the hub and inspect it for some credits and have a quick chat with Legion. Enter the door.

During this mission, there are several rooms with green data streams lining the floor (left). Don’t step on them or you’ll set off an alarm! (right)

Follow the corridor to the right and use the action button on the nearby Turret to activate it. Continue a little further onwards and a group of Geth will emerge from a room further down the hall and to the right. Once they are dead, enter the hallway here and follow it until you see more of those green data streams on the ground.

As before, avoid touching the green streams and make your way around the corner to the left. From here you will notice two groups of Geth gathered around hubs. Take cover in the corner behind the boxes. Once you attack one group, the other will become active as well and will immediately attack, so it is important to keep an eye on both groups and try to take them down as quickly as possible without remaining exposed for an extended period of time. Once the Geth are dead, destroy both of the hubs and loot them for credits . Continue through the now unlocked door.

As you turn into the next corridor, you will be attacked by a pair of Geth Troopers. Eliminate them and head to the far end of the hallway to acquire a Med Kit if you need it, then head up the nearby ramp. At the top, exit into the hallway and destroy another pair of Geth Troopers here. Enter the door at the far end.

Make sure you take advantage of the hackable rocket launchers during battle! There are a few instances where you can use them.

Inside you will find a large room populated by crates, a pair of hackable rocket Turrets and a squad of Geth Troopers and Hunters. Try to activate the Turret closest to you ASAP for some fire support and stay in cover as you work your way to the right. Once there, activate the second Turret and then finish off any remaining resistance.

Exit through the door opposite the entryway. At the far end of the hall there is a box of Power Cells and a Med Kit. Enter the door and descend the ramp until it empties into a hallway. Turn right first and cruise to the end to pick up a canister of Refined Palladium . Then do a 180 and head down the hallway and through the door at the opposite end.

Upon entering the room, a group of Geth will open fire on you. Take cover behind the nearby crates and take them out. When it is safe to do so, look behind you to find a Geth terminal; bypass this for a new Research Project (Geth Shield Strength). Leave the room through the door next to where you came in. Descend the ramp and enter the door at the very bottom.

Grab the upgrade from the Geth terminal (left) before clearing out the two groups of Geth at the base of the ramp in the next room (right).

Another room with data streams! You should know what to do by now; sneak around the green patches on the floor and down the ramp until you reach the leveled out area. There are two hubs here and they are located in small alcoves either side of the ramp you just descended; this time both of them are guarded by Geth Hunters. Move to the back left corner of the room for the best cover and a view of one of the hubs. As before, when you attack the first group, the second group will also be alerted. So stay in cover and try not to let either group get too close before you put them down. Once they are dead, destroy and loot each hub. Open the door and examine the window to the right for a chat with Legion. Afterwards, continue through the door.

This room is the final area for the mission and is a bit of a challenge. You start on a balcony overlooking a second larger room below. Above this are several Turrets you can use in the coming fight. When you activate the Geth terminal overlooking the balcony enemies will respond to the alarm. They will work their way through the maze of crates in the room below and up the ramps on either side of the terminal. When you see a few coming, hack one of the Turrets below, then fall back further into the balcony area and defend the area at the top of the ramps.

You will have to defend against four waves of increasingly difficult enemy combatants:

  • First wave: around 8 - 10 Geth Troopers
  • Second Wave: around 8-10 Geth Troopers and 2-3 Rocket Troopers
  • Third Wave: 5-6 Geth Troopers, 2-3 Rocket Troopers and 2 Geth Hunters
  • Fouth Wave: Same as the third wave.

After the fourth wave a scene will play. After your conversation with Legion and your decision, you will need to get out of the Heretic Station as fast as possible. A 3 minute timer will start counting down. Quickly turn to the right and head through the door as it unlocks. You will need to sprint along the corridor and must take out any enemy Geth that get in your way. As you approach the first corner, six or so Geth Troopers will attack.

Clear them out and continue onwards until you encounter a Geth Prime and a pair of Troopers. The Geth Prime won’t move too much, so eliminate the Troopers first before turning your focus to the bigger threat.

Once the Geth Prime is dead, open the door located at the back of the room to complete the mission.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    23 June 2014
  • Last Updated
    11 June 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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