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Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition

Thane: Sins of the Father

Nathan Garvin

After recruiting Thane, eventually you’ll be informed that he wishes to speak with you. Find him on the Normandy and he’ll tell you about his wayward son, starting the mission “Sins of the Father”.

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Upgrade - Research Project: Heavy Pistol Damage

Use the Galaxy Map and travel to the Citadel . When you land, look at the map. Make your way to the C-Sec Office just near the docking area and talk to Captain Bailey. During the conversation ask him about Thane’s son and he will tell you where to go next.

Head to the nearest rapid transport console and use it to travel to Zakera Ward Level 28. Look at your map again and walk over to the Comm Terminal location to find Mouse. After a quick chat (there is a Renegade option here if you so choose), you will find out what needs to be done. Make your way back to Captain Bailey. He will set up an interrogation with Elias Kelham.

Before entering the interrogation room you will get to choose between being the good cop or bad cop and your responses (and Renegade/Paragon actions) will vary slightly during the sequence. After a short conversation, the guy will give up the information you need. After another quick dialogue with Captain Bailey you will find yourself whisked away to the 800 Blocks area.

(1 of 2) Shake down a contact of Thane’s to gain some information,

Shake down a contact of Thane’s to gain some information, (left), then keep throwing your weight around to gain more intel while interrogating Elias. (right)

As you enter the area, Thane will tell you what you need to do. You will be let loose up high in some maintenance catwalks overlooking the street and you need to follow a target as he moves around the area, keeping him in sight as much as possible. At various points you will need to update Thane on his position.

(1 of 3) Grab a Pistol Damage research project,

When you regain control, look down and inform Thane of the politician’s current status, then follow the catwalk over to the left to find a Research Project (Heavy Pistol Damage). When the target moves down the street the door will unlock; move through here into the next area.

Once again update Thane on the target’s location. Move on through the next pair of doors and once again let Thane know what he is up to. Continue to follow the Turian and when his bodyguard has an altercation, he will run off, so be sure to keep up with him.

Head through the next pair of doors and he will resume walking. Continue along the catwalk to the left and when he enters the NOVA bar, let Thane know. Once he is done there, cruise through another two doors and he will meet with a pair of Krogan mercenaries.

After a moment the target will move on, so enter the next room and you will have to chat to a stockroom boy - either knock him out or sweet talk you rway out of trouble, and head through the next door to see the target below to the right.

Continue through the next door for a scene.

Keep an eye on Talid and you’ll eventually confront Kolyat, where you’ll need to perform a Paragon or Renegade interrupt to successfully complete Thane’s loyalty mission.

Once you have watched the scene, the mission will be complete.

Mission Completion Rewards
Experience Gained: 750 (937)
Credits: 30,000 + 30,000
Powers: Shredder Ammo (Thane)
Outfit: Thane
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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
    7 September 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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The guide for Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all the main campaign Missions, Assignments, as well as a detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • A complete walkthrough for the entire campaign, including all recruitment and loyalty missions, as well as details on weapons, resources and research projects found during each mission.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • Updated media and formatting for the Legendary Edition.
  • In-depth look at the major choices in Mass Effect 2 and consequences - both short and long term - of each.
  • Full details on all possible Romances.
  • In-depth Class builds for Shepard with a focus on Insanity difficulty strategies.
  • Details on every Power.
  • Builds for all squadmates.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide, including embeded walkthrough links.

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