Fight For The Lost

By x3lander

"Me? I'm here to kill!"

Thanks soloists for two years of Fat Turians, Smashbros, Mordus, rage-gels, rage-quits, devices, sub-20s, sub-100s, and all the craziness that has gone on in here. It's been a pleasure! I have no doubt we'll still be going right up until release day of the next mass effect game, so here's to the next year!

 

And now, it's my pleasure to pass the proverbial mic to x3lander, an N7 officer of the Themed Challenge Group also known for his Insanity duos and his Geth Scannerless soloing style, to introduce his new multi-week themed series: 

Every one of us has had their very own unique journey along with the Mass Effect series. I was captivated with ME1's atmosphere and story. Then came out ME2 and it was beyond awesome. I also discovered a rich community where I could talk about the game, discuss tactics, get inspired and so much more. While ME3 SP left a sour taste in my mouth, to put it politely, I still adore the world that BioWare built and remember fondly my time spent in it (well, at least the part that was untainted before the third installment). I wanted to pay homage to that world and those characters, and also to give thanks to all the BSNers who inspired me and taught my to play the game better, whether through their posts or their videos. Here is my humble attempt to do so. I hope you enjoy it!

x3lander

Challenge Rules

Duo and Trio Challenges:

 

- Not permitted:

    # Armored Compartments or Geth Scanner

    # Medi-gel use on objective waves and extraction wave.*

    # Pizza running or Hack gltiching

    # Level 4 consumables (Hardcore)

    # Cyclonics (Hardcore)

    # Cyclonics level 4 (Insanity)

- Only one squad member is allowed use of missiles (but they can be use them at any time). That member must be one of the following: Shepard, Miranda, Jacob, Garrus.

- Full Extraction is required.

 

*For those of us who reload-cancel with medi-gel and may accidentally revive themselves, one strike is allowed for duos and two strikes for trios.

 

Solo Challenges:

 

- Not permitted:

    # Armored Compartments or Geth Scanner

    # Level 4 consumables (Hardcore)

- Mission Successful is required.

- Waves Survived medal requirements are waived on Insanity (unless specifically stated otherwise).

Achievements

- Title to be unlocked

Complete all other achievements 

(Completing this achievement on hardcore grants officer status, and on insanity grants officer status and prestigious unlocked title)

 

- Master and Commander / Captain at war

Complete all trio challenges

 

- Auxilia Extraordinaria / Auxilia Palatina

Complete all trio challenges as a team

 

- Semper fidelis / Unus pro omnibus

Complete all duo challenges

 

- Alae Extraordinariae / Alae Audentiae

Complete all duo challenges as a team

 

- Indoctrinated Route: Shepard ad portas! / Ultimus Terranorum

- Implanted Route: Starchild / Starbrat

Complete all solo challenges (Either route works. Indoctrinated for style points)

 

- White Death / Icebreaker

Use Cryo ammo in 3 solo challenges (pics of loadout or in-game-effect required)

 

- Master of the Rearguard / Boy Scout

Score 3 Full Extraction medals against Reapers in solo challenges

 

- Demolisher / Overachiever

Score 3 gold killstreak medals against Collectors in solo challenges

 

- Machinist / Tinkerer

Score 3 silver(Hardcore) or bronze(Insanity) Waves Survived medals against Geth in solo challenges

 

- Sharpshooter / Bullet Miser

Score 3 gold headshot medals against Cerberus in solo challenges

 
Week 1

I. Banzai Biotics

Ash on Virimire: "Nothing like a nice relaxing stroll on the beach.. blasting bad guys with my boomstick."

 

Or so the old adage goes for human soldiers in the Alliance. The same holds true for biotics of the highest echelon of ability. The emphasis is on the Boom.

 

Dedication:

This challenge is dedicated to Bozorgmehr, whose mastery of biotics could be envied even by asari matriarchs.

 

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Firebase Hydra

- Earn 5WS, at least 25 biotic kills, at least 50 Shotgun kills

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Adept with Claymore (only Warp or AP ammo allowed)

ll. The Code Wills It!

Samara once received invaluable help from an ex-Cerberus agent. He, however suspected that Cerberus might try to capture him and use implants to make him compliant. Samara has received news that the worst has come to pass and the man is now beyond salvation. So, with heavy heart, she sets out to fulfill the oath she gave to him in the name of the Code - to grant him the final mercy. She asks only her old friend to accompany her.

Conditions: Combar Cerberus on Firebase Ghost

- Earn 50 assists each

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Engineer) with Paladin

- Samara (Asari Justicar) with Mattock

lll. Arete (Excellence)

While looking for supplies, Shep, Miranda and Thane hear a suspicious rumor that leads them to the location of previously uncovered Collector ship. Although more of a research lab, the ship is teeming with Collectors, but the trio is martial excellence personified, so the masters set about creating another deadly masterpiece - no new superweapon will be created, nor more humans be abducted.

 

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Reactor Hazard

- Earn 3 WS and 6 gold medals combined

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Soldier) with Revenant

- Miranda (Human Sentinel) with Carnifex

- Thane (Drell Adept) with Valiant

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Week 2

l. Just one step closer...

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Giant Hazard

- Earn 25 tech kills, 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Sentinel (only Cryo, Warp or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with AT-12 Raider

 

Many problems, one solution.

ll. Suspected use of VI assistance

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase White

- Earn 20 Headshots (each) and 5 Waves Survived

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Soldier) with M-99 Saber

Legion (Geth Infiltrator) with M-98 Widow

lll. Pankration

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Firebase Ghost

- Earn 100 melee kills combined

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Adept) with Graal Spike Thrower

Zaeed (Talon Merc, no Cain Mines specced) with Graal Spike Thrower

Grunt (Krogan Soldier) with Graal Spike Thrower

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Week 3

l. For Whom The Bell Tolls

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Rio

- Earn 4 gold medals

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Soldier (Only Cryo, Disruptor, Incendiary or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with N7 Typhoon

ll. Friendly Competition

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Vancouver

- Earn 20 headshots medal before 25 Sniper rifle kills (each)

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Infiltrator) with N7 Valiant

Garrus (Turian Soldier, only Disruptor or Armor-Piercing Ammo allowed) with N7 Valiant

lll. Thymos

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Hydra

- Earn 125 biotic kills combined

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Vanguard) with M-3 Predator

- Samara (Asari Justicar) with M-9 Tempest

- Jack (Human Adept, must spec into Shockwave) with M-3 Predator

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Week 4

l. Diversant

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Dagger Hazard

- Earn 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Engineer (only Cryo or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-6 Carnifex

ll. Corporate Espionage

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Firebase White Hazard

- Earn 6 gold medals combined

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Adept) with M-25 Hornet

Mordin (Salarian Engineer) with M-25 Hornet

lll. Koinon Quarion

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase London

- Earn 50 assists each

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Sentinel) with M-99 Saber

- Garrus  (Turian Soldier, only Disruptor or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-55 Argus

- Tali (Quarian Female Infiltrator, must spec into Sabotage) with Geth Plasma Shotgun

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Week 5

l. Scrapyard Adventures

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Vancouver

- Must spec fully into Shockwave.

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Vanguard (Only Cryo, Incendiary,  Warp or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-99 Saber

ll. Tactical Supremacy

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Ghost Hazard

- Earn 20 headshots (each)

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Infiltrator) with M-25 Hornet and M-98 Widow

- Miranda (Human Sentinel)  with M-25 Hornet

lll. Erinys

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Dagger

- Earn 7 gold medals combined

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Soldier) with M-98 Widow

- Jack (Human Adept, must spec into Shockwave) with M-22 Eviscerator

- Garrus  (Turian Soldier, only Disruptor or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-15 Vindicator

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Week 6

l. The Agent

Dedication: This challenge goes out to Tony Gunslinger

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Goddess

- Earn 20 Headshots and 75 Assault Rifle kills

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Infiltrator (only Cryo, Disruptor or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-96 Mattock and Scorpion

ll. Now you see me...

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Glacier

- Earn 5 grabs each and 7 gold medals combined

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Infiltrator) with AT-12 Raider

- Kasumi (N7 Shadow)  with Executioner Pistol

lll. Ostomachion

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Giant

- Earn 110 Tech kills

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Engineer) with Arc Pistol

- Mordin (Salarian Engineer) with Arc Pistol

- Tali (Quarian Female Infiltrator) with Arc Pistol

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Bonus Week

l. Shoot from the Hip

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Ghost Hazard

- Shoot a harpoon through a phantom's face. Send a phantom's corpse flying in the sky. Stop dragoon rush by putting a spike through his left eye. Introduce seamless improvements in an Atlas' canopy by use of the "BPP" specialist tool.

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Infiltrator (only Cryo, Disruptor or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with Kishock Harpoon Gun and Blood Pack Punisher

ll. Embrace Eternity!

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Hydra

- Earn 7 gold medals combined and 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Vanguard) with M-77 Paladin

- Liara (Asari Adept, must spec into Stasis) with Collector SMG

lll. Aigis

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Vancouver

- Earn either 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity), or one Revives gold medal

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Infiltrator) with M-22 Eviscerator

- Miranda (Human Sentinel) with M-6 Carnifex

- Jacob (Human Vanguard, must spec into Lifting Shockwave)  with M-22 Eviscerator

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Week 7

l. Walking on Sunshine

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Giant

- Earn 20 headshots

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Adept (only Warp or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-15 Vindicator (Hardcore) or M-96 Mattock (Insanity)

ll. Abort, Retry, Fail?

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Reactor Hazard

- Earn 175 tech and weapon kills combined

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Engineer) with M-99 Saber

Tali (Quarian Female Engineer) with Geth Plasma Shotgun

lll. Kleptomania

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase White

- Earn 20 Headshots (each)

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Sentinel) with M-99 Saber

- Kasumi (N7 Shadow) with Collector SMG

- Jacob (Human Vanguard, must spec into Lifting Shockwave) with M-77 Paladin

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Week 8

I. I have a Shotgun...

Dedication: Master sinosleep

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase White

- Must spec into Drone. Earn 50 Shotgun kills, 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Engineer (only Cryo or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-22 Eviscerator(Hardcore) or M-11 Wraith (Insanity)

ll. Shrouds of Doom

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Firebase Dagger Hazard

- Earn 20 headshots (each) and 3 killstreaks

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Vanguard) with M-300 Claymore

- Thane (Drell Adept)  with M-300 Claymore

lll. Talos

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Glacier

- Earn 175 weapon kills combined OR 50 assists (each) OR 4 silver or higher medals in Tech, Biotic and Weapon kills.

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Engineer) with M-99 Saber

- Legion (Geth Infiltrator) with N7 Valkyrie

- Thane (Drell Adept) with N7 Hurricane

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Week 9

I. King of the Hill

Conditions: Combat Reaper on Firebase Condor

- Earn 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Sentinel (only Cryo, Warp or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with Acolyte and M-25 Hornet(Hardcore) or N7 Hurricane (Insanity)

ll. Ghost in the Machine

Conditions: Combat Geth on Firebase Giant Hazard

- Earn 7 medals higher than bronze

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Sentinel) with M-96 Mattock

- Jacob (Human Vanguard, must spec into Lifting Shockwave)  with M-11 Wraith

lll. Anabasis

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Ghost

- Earn 8 gold medals combined

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Infiltrator) with M-98 Widow and M-25 Hornet

Miranda (Human Sentinel) with M-25 Hornet

- Garrus  (Turian Soldier, only Disruptor or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-29 Incisor

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Week 10

I. Blitzkrieg

Conditions: Combat Reaper on Firebase Jade

- Earn 3 killstreaks

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Soldier (Only Cryo, Disruptor, Incendiary or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-300 Claymore

ll. Vae Victis!

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Firebase Jade

- Earn 3 killstreaks

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Soldier) with M-300 Claymore

- Jack (Human Adept, must spec into Shockwave) with M-11 Wraith

lll. Agema

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase White

- Earn 20 Headshots (each), 125 assists combined, 200 kills combined

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Adept) with M-300 Claymore

Grunt (Krogan Soldier) with M-300 Claymore

- Legion (Geth Infiltrator) with M-98 Widow

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Week 11

I. Right In Two

Dedication: Master thisisme8

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Ghost

- Earn silver medal or higher with each weapon

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Infiltrator (only Cryo, Disruptor or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-25 Hornet and M-98 Widow

ll. Just Another Day at Work...

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Goddess

- Earn 7 gold medals combined or 5 gold medals combined and a Waves Survived medal

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Sentinel) with Disciple

Zaeed (Talon Merc, no Cain Mines specced) with M-99 Saber

lll. Navarchos

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Goddess

- Earn 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Vanguard) with M-300 Claymore

Miranda (Human Sentinel) with M-25 Hornet

- Mordin (Salarian Engineer) with M-25 Hornet

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Week 12

I. Vulgar Display Of Power

Dedication: Master Kronner

Conditions: Combat Cerberus on Firebase Ghost

- Cyclonics restrictions are waived

- (Implanted) Earn 5 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 3 Waves Survived (Insanity)

- (Indoctrinated) Earn 10 Waves Survived (Hardcore) or 5 Waves Survived (Insanity)

Characters & Weapons:

- Human Vanguard (Only Cryo, Incendiary,  Warp or Armor-Piercing ammo allowed) with M-300 Claymore

ll. Vode An!

Conditions: Combat Collectors on Firebase Glacier Hazard

- Earn 50 assists (each)

Characters & Weapons:

Shepard (Human Adept) with M-358 Talon

Grunt (Krogan Soldier) with M-300 Claymore

lll. Nikator

Conditions: Combat Reapers on Firebase Goddess

- Earn 10 gold medals combined

Characters & Weapons:

- Shepard (Human Infiltrator) with M-98 Widow and M-25 Hornet

- Liara (Asari Adept, must spec into Stasis) with Collector SMG

- Samara (Asari Justicar) with M-96 Mattock

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