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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 Marine Recon Unit
	1 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 300 units of fuel

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Contact Information
If any one finds any new or inaccurate information within this guide
feel free to contact me by email, timothyporn@gmail.com, with the ME3
resources as the subject.  No response will be given to any other
inquiries.  

Contributions
Please feel free to let me know about preferred listing information if
you contact me with updates or clarification to this guide.

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.  

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