Mass Effect Assignments After Virmire Kirrahes Team
Virmire - p. 2 | WALKTHROUGH Mass Effect Guide
9.2.1. Assisting Kirrahe's Team
While approaching the base, you'll have four possibilities to support Kirrahe. First, you can use triangulation tower (VIR2-1) to disrupt geth communication (you will find it at the north east). Eliminate the guards, go upstairs and use the terminal.
The next step is to cut off the communication for good. To do it, you'll need to destroy the satellite (VIR2-2). It can be found at the top of the uplink tower guarded by a group of geths and hired krogan. After clearing the area, shoot the satellite until it explodes.
Your next task is to destroy five drones guarding the nearby refueling platform (VIR2-3). Then you can get inside the base. If you use the north entrance (VIR2-A), you'll come across a security terminal (VIR3-1)l. It can be used to deactivate the alarm system.
Hint! You can also use the console to redirect the geth forces in Kirrahe direction to make your stay in the base somehow easier. Captain will be killed though and you will gain some renegade points.
9.3. The Base - exploration
LEGEND (Map VIR3):
1. Security Console
A. To the base entry
B. To the Detainment Level -> (VIR4-A)
C. To the Labs -> (VIR5-A)
D. To the Labs -> (VIR5-B)
E. To the Detainment Level -> (VIR4-B)
F. To the Labs -> (VIR5-C)
LEGEND (Map VIR4):
1. Salarian Prisoner
A. To the base entry -> (VIR3-B)
B. To the base entry -> (VIR3-E)
C. Out of the base -> (VIR2-B)
LEGEND (Map VIR5):
1. Rana Thanoptis
2. Salarian Prisoner
A. To the base entry -> (VIR3-C)
B. To the base entry -> (VIR3-D)
C. To the base entry -> (VIR3-F)
D. To the Communication Tower
E. To the base main level
Virmire - p. 1 | WALKTHROUGH Mass Effect Guide
9.1. Road to the Salarian Camp
LEGEND (Map VIR1):
1. Gatehouse 1
2. Gatehouse 2
3. Gatehouse 3
4. Salarian Camp
After landing, you'll need to get through terrains near Saren's base. You'll encounter many geths along the way. Luckily, you'll be in Mako most of the time. You'll need a squad with balanced abilities and skills, with weapon upgraded this way, it will have bonus against shields and synthetic enemies though.
Your first task is to get to the salarian camp (VIR1-4). You'll need to do one more thing along the way - turn off the anti-defense tower to let Normandy land. Switch will be in the second gatehouse (VIR1-2).
Near the landing place you'll encounter some drones - your first enemy, and then some more. Eliminate them from the distance.
Soon you'll reach first gatehouse. Use turret and cannon to get rid of geths guarding it. Then leave the vehicle and go up to eliminate the rest. Come back to Mako and get through the gate.
You'll notice a geth colossi - bigger version of armature. His shots are more dangerous, but slower, so you shouldn't have much problem with avoiding them. Once the machine will be down, you'll be able to choose one of two paths. Both lead in this same place, where another colossi with some armatures will be waiting for you. I suggest to pick the north path, so you can flank the geths which will be staying near the second post.
With the second gatehouse (VIR1-2) do the same as with the first. First use Mako to clear the area in front of the building. Then go upstairs and eliminate the rest. Use the switches to turn off the anti-defense turrets and open the gate. Then continue further.
Before you'll reach salarian camp, you'll need to get through once more post. Use the same method as with the others.
Enter the camp and speak to captain Kirrahe, the leader of the salarian infiltration team. You'll learn about experiments performing in a base nearby. Wrex will be particularly upset about them. He will walk away from the camp. Before going further, you should speak with him (9.1.2. Wrex and the Genophage).
Hint! After dealing with Wrex, it's good to take the opportunity to buy some useful stuff (VIR1-S) before the mission.
9.1.2. Wrex and the Genophage
When Wrex will find out what experiments are being performed at the Saren's base, he won't want to let you destroy it. He will walk away from the camp; your task will be to talk with him.
Hint! Be careful and choose your lines wisely. The conversation may end with Wrex death!
You'll need to convince krogan, that there's no other way. You can do it only when you completed assignment 188.8.131.52. Wrex: Family armor before. If not, you'll have to use charm/intimidation (at level eight or higher) to persuade him.
You can also shoot Wrex or tell Ashley to do it. Both way, you'll gain a lot of renegade points.
Other lines will lead to situation when your ally will kill Wrex from behind. At this moment, morality points bonus will depend on the tone in which you'll comment Wrex death. It won't be as big as if you manage to convince him though.
9.2. Attack at the base
LEGEND (Map VIR2):
1. Triangulation Tower
2. Satellite Uplink Tower
3. Refueling Platform
A. To the base entry -> (VIR3-A)
B. To the Detainment Level -> (VIR4-C)
C. To the Landing Zone
When you'll be ready to continue further, captain Kirrahe will tell you about his plan of destroying the base. He and his men will attack from the front and your task will be to infiltrate it and deactivate anti-aircraft systems. It will let Normandy land there and provide the bomb to end Saren's activity on Virmire.
Hint! Before you go, Kirrahe will ask you to reinforce his unit with one of your companions. You can choose between Ashley and Kaidan. I propose to leave captain this person, who you didn't plan to take to the base anyway.
Now you can choose between going straight to the enemy territory (VIR2-A or VIR2-B) killing geths along the way and take a detour to support Kirrahe's unit by disrupting the base security systems (9.2.1. Assisting Kirrahe's Team).