Themed Duo Challenges 1


Sometimes it's better to share the burden.

The themed solo challenge thread has been such a privilege to do and be a part of. So, when Hendrix suggested someone make a duo challenge thread, I couldn't resist!

Moreover, soloing regularly is a surefire way to burn out. Many others don't enjoy soloing at all. This thread hopefully will offer a different modality for challenges. A mode that the soloing regulars can enjoy and one that will also attract new participants! Duos can be really fun!   

This is also a really great group of players. Feel free to join the group and take part in the discussion, and offer suggestions for challenges!

Challenge Rules

Veteran difficulty:


- Mission successful on silver required

- Armored compartments not permitted

- Missiles only permitted on objective waves. Not on extraction.

* See below for exceptions and modifications.

Hardcore difficulty:

- Mission Successful on Gold required
- Armored compartments not permitted
- Missiles only permitted on objective waves. Not on extraction.


Insanity difficulty: 

- Mission Successful on Platinum required
- Armored compartments not permitted

Note: 10 Waves survived and 3 killstreaks count as personal gold medals for both players. Additional conditions will be stated in individual challenges.


Adjustments in individual challenge requirements for veteran difficulty only:

- All 75 weapon requirements are dropped to 50 weapon kills

- For Still We hold the Line and Power in Creation, 4 gold medal reqs dropped to 3 gold medals

- For Meandering of Mordus, Illusive Defeat, Mars Archives and Spinzone, 3 golds dropped to 2 gold medals

- For Surviving Haestrom, Still We Hold The Line, N7's Finest and Ardat-Yakshi, 50 assists req dropped to 25 assists

Set 1 - Bloodlines

I. The Measure of an Individual

Thane and his son Kolyat Krios have a rare opportunity to fight for the Universe, side by side, against a threat previously only rumored about, near Omega Station, in Sahrabarik.

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Ghost
- Hardcore (Gold): 20 headshots medal (each), 5 waves survived
- Insanity (Plat): 20 headshots medal (each), 3 waves survived

Characters & weapons:
-Drell Assassin Infiltrator (Kolyat): M11-Suppressor and N7-Valiant (both)
-Drell Adept (Thane): M9-Tempest and N7-Valiant (Both)

This challenge goes out to bgsam

II. Power in Creation

Matriarch Benezia, Liara's mother said once, "You do not know the privilege of being a mother. There is power in creation. To shape a life… turn it toward happiness or despair…." In this twist of the tale, Liara and her mother, the Matriarch fight alongside instead of against one another.

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase White
- Hardcore (Gold): 50 biotic kills (each), 4 personal gold medals (each)
- Insanity (Platinum): 50 Biotic kills (each), 3 personal gold medals (each)

Characters & weapons:
- Asari Vanguard (Benezia): Disciple Shotgun and Acolyte (Both)
- Asari Adept - Not Justicar (Liara): M6- Carnifex

This challenge goes out to Hendrix137

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Set 2 - United, We Stand

I. Surviving Haestrom

Tali'Zorah Nar Rayya and Kal'Reegar fight together on Haestrom. The remaining crew soldiers with Reegar have died. The two fight the Geth as a united front and survive long enough for support to arrive on the hostile planet, hellish planet. They are eventually joined serendipitously by Shepard and his crew, just in time to battle the Colossus.

In the solo challenge thread, we had the chance to fight with both Tali and Kal separately. Now we can fight together, united in one of the classic battles of Quarians versus Geth in the mass effect series.

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Giant Hazard
-Hardcore (Gold): Must earn 3 waves survived medal, 50 assists medal (each)
-Insanity (Platinum): Must earn 50 assists medal (each)

Characters & Weapons:
- Female Quarian Engineer (Tali): Arc Pistol and M27-Scimitar (both)
- Male Quarian Soldier (Kal): Adas Anti-Synthetic Assault Rifle and Reegar Combine (both)

Note: I know there is a lot of Geth so far in these duos. I really wanted to put this one out though with the United, We Stand set   I promise a Geth break after this! I also love the idea of assists medals and teamplay required.

This one goes out to kaxas92

II. Still, We Hold the Line!

“You all know the mission, and what is at stake.
I have come to trust each of you with my life -- but I have also heard murmurs of discontent. I share your concerns.
We are trained for espionage; we would be legends, but the records are sealed. Glory in battle is not our way.
Think of our heroes; the Silent Step, who defeated a nation with a single shot. Or the Ever Alert, who kept armies at bay with hidden facts.
These giants do not seem to give us solace here, but they are not all that we are.
Before the network, there was the fleet. Before diplomacy, there were soldiers!
Our influence stopped the rachni, but before that we held the line!
Our influence stopped the krogan, but before that, we held the line!
Our influence will stop Saren; in the battle today, we will hold the line!"

-Captain Kirahe

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Hydra
- Hardcore (Gold): 4 personal gold medals (each) - must include 50 assists medal
- Insanity (Platinum): 3 personal gold medals (each) - must include 50 assists medal

Characters & Weapons
- Salarian Infiltrator (Captain Kirrahe) with M7-Lancer and Scorpion (optional 2nd weapon)
- Salarian Engineer (Commander Rentola) with M7-Lancer and Scorpion (optional 2nd weapon)

Special Thanks to ComradeShepard7 for this one.
Note: Let's say Rentola's team discovered the new technology of the Scorpion from a random contributor. He signed his documents in an almost illegible scipt - Mordus.