Mass Effect 3 Resources Guide Author: Timothy Porn Introduction Resource scanning in Mass Effect 3 is more streamlined than in Mass Effect 2, since the scanner allows for a large region to be scanned all at once. However, use of the scanner will attract Reaper attention. In general, you can scan 3 times before Reapers come to that system. Once they are there, you must complete a mission before they leave the system. It should be noted that the Reapers will chase after you, but you can escape them most of the time. However, if they catch you then a critical mission failure will occur, which can be advantageous if you want to find resources and then reset the star system to when you flew in and then scan only the points of interest. This guide lists all known resources in each system. Note that some systems will not be available until Priority missions are completed. How to use this guide This guide is set up so that clusters are the main division and then for each cluster the systems in it make up the next division. Under systems are the planet or general area of the system that resources are to be found. All clock positions are based on the idea that 12 o'clock is the top center of the screen if the Normandy is located at the center of the system. If a scannable planet has a resource tied to a mission, the mission will be listed as well as the contact for the mission. All clock position references have fuel units at the location. The clusters are listed in order that they come available for exploration. Notes on resource system When fuel is found as a resource it will be used up regardless of the amount you have with 1000 being the maximum, i.e. you have 1000 units and find 750 units, you gain 0 units and the resource is used up. Fuel resources can be located by flying the Normandy over the location which remains invisible until scanned. When the Normandy is over the location, the same sound that is made when you fly over a planet is made. If you find an artifact before receiving the mission, the mission will be added automatically, but will just note that you should find someone on the Citadel that can use the it. If you bring up the map, it will list and show the general area for a contact for a resource even if you have not met them previously. Once a planet is found to have a resource, you can enter scanning mode and follow the white line on the reticle until you find a large white dot. Once that is found, place the reticle over the white dot and launch a probe to find the resource. There are five resource types: Intel, War Assets, Artifacts, Salvage, and fuel. Intel is usable at the Shadow Broker terminal in Liara's Cabin on the Normandy and provides upgrades in the form of 5% increase in weapon damage, power damage, extra ammo, etc. War Assets add to your military resources and effective military strength. Artifacts are used to complete missions on the Citadel where a NPC is looking for something and will often have an effect on your military resources and effective military strength. Salvage is always in the form of 10000 credits. Last, fuel is used to power the Normandy's engines when traveling between systems in the same cluster. EXODUS CLUSTER Utopia Zion- War Asset: Prothean Data Files 5 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel Asgard Borr- Intel: Remains of Reaper Destroyer Tyr- War Asset: Alliance Naval Expedition Flotilla Terra Nova- War Asset: Alliance Cruiser Shanghai 10 o'clock position between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 250 units of fuel Loki- War Asset: Alliance Special Ops Delta Team HADES GAMMA Antaeus Trebin- Salvage: 10000 credits 4 o'clock position between 5th and 6th orbits- 300 units of fuel Plutus Nonuel- War Asset: Special Ops Team Zeta Dis 3 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel Klensal- Salvage: 10000 credits Farinata Juntauma- War Asset: Alliance Cruiser Agincourt 1 o'clock position in inner asteroid belt- 200 units of fuel Cacus Chohe- Salvage: 10000 credits 10 o'clock position between 4th and 5th orbits- 400 units of fuel SIGURD'S CRADLE Skepsis Watson- War Asset: Javelin Missile Launchers 2 o'clock position between the 5th and 6th orbits- 200 units of fuel Decoris 6 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 350 units of fuel Laena- Salvage: 10000 credits APIEN CREST Trebia No known resources Gemmae- scan while on Pheiros to find all three 12:45 o'clock position in 1st orbit- 750 units of fuel 1:15 o'clock position in 1st orbit- 800 units of fuel Pheiros- War Asset: Turian 79th Flotilla Castellus 4 o'clock position in inner asteroid belt- 350 units of fuel Digeris- Artifact: Banner of the First Regiment- Apien Crest: Banner of the First Regiment- Turian in Purgatory near the lower bar MINOS WASTELAND Fortis System Pietas- Salvage: 10000 credits Near Mass relay- 200 units fuel SHRIKE ABYSSAL Xe Cha System Zada Ban- Salvage: 10000 credits 6 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 150 units fuel Urla Rast System Talis Fia- Artifact: Prothean Obelisk- Shrike Abyssal: Prothean Obelisk- Volus in Embassies office 2 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 300 units of fuel ANNOS BASIN Pranas No known resources ISMAR FRONTIER Aquila System Metaponto- Intel: Advanced Biotic Implants KITE'S NEST Vular System Vana- Artifact: Black Market Artifacts- Aria: Blue Suns- Save General Oraka 11 0'clock position in 3rd orbit- 150 units of fuel Harsa 1 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 300 units of fuel Verush- Intel: Weapon Upgrade Kit Khar'shan- Artifact: Pillars of Strength- Citadel: Pillars of Strength- Batarian preacher in Docks: Holding Area/ refugee camp NINMAH CLUSTER Maskim Xul No known resources Mulla Xul No known resources GEMINI SIGMA Han Mavigon- Salvage: 10000 credits 4 o'clock position between 4th and 5th orbits- 320 units of fuel Ming Parag- War Asset: Alliance Cruiser Nairobi 4 o'clock position 2nd orbit- 200 units of fuel KROGAN DMZ Aralakh No known resources Dranek 6 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel Rothla- Shadow Broker Wet Squad- Citadel: Barla Von Nith 2 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 300 units of fuel PETRA NEBULA Vetus No known resources HORSEHEAD NEBULA Pax No known resources ARCTURUS STREAM Arcturus Acturus Station- Intel from Battle of Arcturus 1 o'clock position inside 1st orbit- 350 units of fuel Euler 10 o'clock position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 100 units of fuel AETHON CLUSTER Aru Cherk Sab- Volus Fabrication Units Irune- Book of Plenix- Irune: Book of Plenix- Volus in banking office of Presidium Commons 11 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 200 units of fuel Nura Oma Ker- Intel: Volus Intelligence Archives 1 o'clock position between Oma Ker and Welm Urun orbits- 250 units of fuel Esori 4 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 300 units of fuel Solu Paolis- Volus Dreadnought Kwunu Satu Arrd 7 o'clock position outer edge Nalisin- Volus Engineering Team ATTICAN BETA Hercules Eletania- War Asset: Interferometric Display 5 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 370 units of fuel Theseus Feros- War Asset: ExoGeni Scientists 2 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 240 units of fuel NIMBUS CLUSTER Pelion Trategos- Intel- Intact Reaper Weapon 4 o'clock position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 650 units of fuel 1 o'clock position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 750 units of fuel 10 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 750 units of fuel Agaiou Carcosa- Artifacts: Library of Asha- Nimbus Cluster: Library of Asha- Asari on first landing in Purgatory Kallini 8 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 300 units of fuel VALHALLAN THRESHHOLD Raheel-Leyya 2 o'clock position of the outer edge- 95 units of fuel Paz Garvug- Artifacts: Prothean Data Drives- Valhallan Threshold: Prothean Data Drives- Alliance soldier in Dock D24 4 o'clock position inside of only orbit- 160 units of fuel Micah Elohi- War Asset: Emergency Fuel Pods 4 o'clock position of the asteroid belt- 340 units of fuel Farlas- War Asset: Element Zero Converter ATHENA NEBULA Parnitha Tevura- War Asset: Asari Cruiser Cybean Orisoni 4 o'clock between 3rd and 4th orbits- 350 units of fuel Egalic- War Asset: Asari Research Ships Tomaros 8 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel Pronoia- War Asset: Asari Cruiser Nefrane Vernio Polissa- Artifacts: Hesperia-Period Statue- Athena Nebula: Hesperia-Period Statue- Asari scientist in banking area of Presidium Commons 2 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 400 units of fuel Ialessa 3:30 position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 500 units of fuel Trikalon- War Asset: Asari Engineers FAR RIM Dholen No known resources Ma-at No known resources PERSEUS VEIL Tikkun No known resources ARGUS RHO Hydra Canrum- War Asset: Haptic Optics Array Array 5 o'clock position inside 2nd orbit- 270 units of fuel Gorgon Camaron- War Asset: Advanced Power Relays Phoenix Intai'sei- Artifacts: Fossilized Kakliosaur- Citadel: Kakliosaur Fossil- Salarian in Apartments 90-98 corridor in Presidium Commons Pinnacle Station- War Asset: Turian Special Ops Team 12 o'clock position between third and fourth orbits- 450 units of fuel SILEAN NEBULA Kypladon Hanalei- War Asset- Dr. Jelize Loropi 3 o'clock position of only orbit- 300 units of fuel Yasilium- War Asset: Armali Sniper Unit Nahaula Hyetiana- War Asset: Serrice Guard 8 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 250 units of fuel Phontes Oltan- War Asset: Elcor Flotilla Dekuuna- Artifact: Code Of The Ancients- Citadel: Code Of The Ancients- Elcor at VIP entrance of Purgatory 4 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 175 units of fuel Teyolia Nevos- Artifact: Rings of Alune- Silean Nebula: Rings of Alune- Asari consultant in patient lounge of Huerta Memorial Hospital Quirezia- Salvage: 10000 credits 4 o'clock position between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 375 units of fuel HADES NEXUS Hekate Asteria- War Asset: Alliance Frigate Hong Kong 4 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 380 units of fuel Hoplos Kopis- Obelisk of Karza- Hades Nexus: Obelisk Of Karza- Human researcher near Meridian Place sign in Presidium Commons plaza 9 o'clock position between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 250 units of fuel Pamyat Dobrovolski- War Asset: Alliance Frigate Leipzig 6 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 100 units of fuel Sheol Gei Hinnom- Prothean Sphere- Hades Nexus: Prothean Sphere- Refugee near Bay E28 in Docks: Holding Area/refugee camp HOURGLASS NEBULA Osun- scan at center to find all Erinle- Salvage: 10000 credits 6 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 100 units of fuel Ploitari Zanethu- War Asset: Terminus Freighters Sowilio Hagalaz- War Asset: Shadow Broker Support Team 12 o'clock position between 4th and 5th orbits- 200 units of fuel Faryar Alingon- War Asset: Shadow Broker Starship Tech 1 o'clock position between 5th and 6th orbits- 600 units of fuel KEPLER VERGE Newton No known resources NUBIAN EXPANSE Dakka Pragia- Intel: Research Data From Pragia 5 o'clock between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 350 units of fuel Qertassi- scan while on Noresha Noresha- War Asset: Alliance Frigate Trafalgar 10 o'clock position inside of only orbit- 50 units of fuel Kalabsha Yamm- War Asset: Alliance 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Nathan Friesen: for noting that systems are reset after the critical mission failure tht occurs after the Normandy is caught by the Reapers. Mark Eubanks: for reminding me about some resources that were missing in version 1.0 of this faq, which was incomplete. Alisu: for noting that invisible locations, i.e. fuel resources, are able to be located by listening for the sound that they make when you fly over the location, which is the same sound that is made when you fly over a planet. Version history 1.0 Upon review of the guide I found one fuel resource I forgot to note the amount in the Aethon Cluster, Satu Arrd system. I could not find a save that in which I had not already got it. As I did not want to play through again just to clear this up I am leaving it as is. Unfortunately, unlike the previous games in the series, the galaxy map is not open from the beginning of the game, which makes it more time consuming to check, as the systems would require another few hours to open the system. Should anyone find discrepancies please feel free to contact me and I will revise the guide. 1.1 I accidentally uploaded an incomplete version of this guide. Formatting has been cleaned up a bit to enhance readability. 1.2 Added Neoseeker as an authorized host. Minor changes to grammar and editing. 1.3 Added information concerning resetting a star system to the point that the Normandy flew in by being caught by the Reapers. Added information concerning locating fuel resources by sound. Added a contribution section.