Your favourites of the Mass Effect series' squad members.

ms_sunlight

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My main Shepard is an Adept, so tech companions are more useful to take out to complement my biotic powers. In ME2 Mordin is surprisingly good to have at your side, as is Tali, and I found in ME3 I used Kaidan and EDI a lot.

I also liked Tali in ME1 & 2, but you get her too late in ME3 to be of much use, much like Legion in ME2. Garrus is great from start to finish, naturally.

I did actually like James and found him very useful. In ME3 I often went out with him and Kaidan at my side.

So anyway, top 6:

Mordin
Tali
Kaidan
Legion
Garrus
James
 

Michael Hirst

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Bro 4 life tier: Wrex.

God Tier: Garrus, Mordin, Legion.

High Tier: Tali, Liara, Thane.

Decent Tier: Jack, Grunt, Ashley, James, EDI

Boring Tier: Kaidan, Jacob, Miranda, Samara

DLC Tier: Zaeed, Kasumi, Javik (I don't buy DLC)
 

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Flamezdudes said:
Firstly, overall who is your favourite Mass Effect squad mate and why? Also, in an ideal world in a team of 6 who would you have in your squad out of all the choices of members over the trilogy?
Now your turn! :D
The six person squad is probably easiest:

Liara
Garrus
Tali
Wrex
Katsumi
Kaidan

Although I'd trade either Katsumi or Kaidan if I could have Kal'Regar in my party. ^^ He was so damn hot! Like, almost Garrus hot.

I loved Mordin, but not in my active squad. He died way too much.

As for a favorite... I love Liara, Garrus, and Tali so much, I can't decide.
 

Clive Howlitzer

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I liked all of them pretty much, they were all interesting and had depth. If I had to choose six for a squad though, it would likely be...
Tali, Garrus, Mordin, Thane, Legion, Wrex
 

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After looking through this thread, Garrus is pretty much in every single one. With good reason. If I had to pick six it'd be him, Tali, Wrex, Legion, Thane, and Mordin.
 

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My team of six in no particular order -

Garrus
Tali
Liara
Katsumi
Wrex
Ashley

Honorable Mentions - Mordin & Legion.
I put them here because I feel Mordin is better in a support role, and bringing a Geth around for a night on the town could prove problematic (seeing all the Geth hate in the Mass Effect Universe)

I chose this group because
1) Garrus is a fantastic sniper and squad leader, with a minor tech specialization.
2) Tali because she's adorable, and is a major tech specialist. Also love interest.
3) Liara because she is a pure biotic. Full Stop.
4) Katsumi because she's hilarious, a ninja, and great at breaking into places.
5) Wrex because he's a Krogan, can help Liara combo off with biotics, and he's Wrex.
6) Ashley because she's a fantastic shot, and pretty fun. Swap her out for Legion occasionally.
 

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Am surprised at the reaction to Javik - I really enjoyed his character a lot. Obviously great back story, and his character was fleshed out a fair bit during the rest of the game.

I loved having Kasumi in my team for her shadow strike - not a terribly interesting character but very useful.
 

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Garrus. Garrus Mother******* Vakarian

I swear to god there needs to be a re-imagining of Mass Effect as a buddy cop movie starring Shepard and Garrus.
 

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Tali and Liara mostly
especially in ME3, with Tali's hacking and Liara's stasis

then it would be
-Wrex
-Mordin
-Javik
-Grunt
-Legion
-Miranda
-Garrus

named from best to worst in my amount of use and combat =P

as for romances, I admit Tali is cute
but she's no Liara

especial mention to Jenkins
he's the Green Biker Dude of Mass Effect
 

richd213

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My top 6 would be:
1. G
2. A
3. R
4. R
5. U
6. S

I would be surprised if he wasn't in anyone's list
 

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I thought Garrus and Liara were "meh" in the first game, but from the second one on (LotSB for Liara) they quickly became my favorites. Garrus's banter with everyone else is always amusing, and the buddy relationship he has with Shepard is entertaining. And Liara fills the role of the sentimental friend who is there to actually talk to if Shepard ever needs to talk about emotional stuff...which happens with changing frequency depending on who your Shepard is, but they both fit their roles well.

Other than that, Mordin and Wrex were great in both their approaches to the problems they face and their humor. And I actually wound up liking Javik as well - his character fits well and he's got some really snarky lines. It's easy to imagine him being a charismatic and inspirational leader with how quickly he can change his tone of voice when you do the Paragon interrupts when they come up, and to me it just added to his character. Legion was also great, mostly because of his revelations in regards to the Geth, but also watching his personality traits arise over time.

But yeah, top two are definitely Liara and Garrus. Their writers really did a great job with them in ME3.
 

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I liked most of them so it's easier to manage this by exception - Jacob never did much for me, nor did Zaeed. I'm also a bit meh about Grunt, he's obviously a badass but he's just nowhere near as cool or interesting as Wrex. Oh, and James from the last game. Almost forgot he existed. EDI was a great character, but TBH I can take or leave her physical form in the final game, never used it except when I had to.

I didn't particularly like Kaidan either, but I've never worked out if that's the character or residual bad feelings from him having the same voice actor as Carth Onasi. Either way, he's the one I kill on Virmire nine times out of ten, so he doesn't figure greatly into most of my playthroughs.

All-time favourite I'm torn between Liara, Garrus, Tali and Wrex - probably because they're got the most fully-realised stories over all three games and we've spent the most time with them. Narrow it down to Garrus and Liara and then I really can't choose :p

For a squad of six I'd probably go:

Liara
Tali
Garrus
Wrex
Miranda
Mordin

Mix of great/entertaining characters, personalities, abilities and combat specialties.
 

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Garrus is definitely top. I loved mordin's storyline and choices the most, but Garrus was just cooler. Wrex/Grunt seemed like the same character with a different name, but they weren't too bad.

Rest were pretty forgettable.

Also - wtf @ the prothean having a cheesy pseudo-jamaican accent?
 

Foxblade618

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Got to say team dextro kicks all sorts of ass. Mix in a little Thane and Legion and throw in some Grunt for CQC and I am all set.

AuronFtw said:
Garrus is definitely top. I loved mordin's storyline and choices the most, but Garrus was just cooler. Wrex/Grunt seemed like the same character with a different name, but they weren't too bad.

Rest were pretty forgettable.

Also - wtf @ the prothean having a cheesy pseudo-jamaican accent?
Sounded a lot more South African than Jamaican to me.
 

omicron1

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Garrus is my space-lizard-waifu.

As runners-up: Mordin, Wrex, Tali. And that's about it.
 

maddawg IAJI

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AuronFtw said:
Also - wtf @ the prothean having a cheesy pseudo-jamaican accent?
It was African, not Caribbean. Its a reference to the fact that several ancient civilizations that we know nothing about were rooted in Africa.

That all said, my favorite characters vary depending on what I'm judging them on.

Favorite characters?

Wrex
Garrus
Grunt
Mordin
Jack
Tali

Favorite squad members?

Garrus
EDI
Jack
Wrex
Samara
Grunt

I just can't stand the human squad members and I don't see a real purpose for Ashley or Vega since I have access to pretty much everything they can offer as a soldier (Only I don't waste fortification...Goddamnit Vega.) I used Wrex to tank in ME 1 due to my weak nature in the early levels and after ME2 came out and a substantial buff was given to the soldier class, I found myself having to rely on tankier squad mates like Grunt to get the job done. All I needed was Adrenaline Rush, my Widow Sniper Rifle and a clear shot.
 

Cheery Lunatic

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I love nearly my entire crew.
Seriously.
I think the only two I really didn't like were Ashley and Miranda.
Wanted to cuntpunt both of 'em.

Garrus
Mordin

Those are the only two I can honestly say are my favorites though.