How to Find the Salarian Ark in Mass Effect: Andromeda
The opening of Mass Effect: Andromeda is filled with tragedy. The Hyperion, the Human Ark, is caught in the Scourge and almost destroyed, a new Pathfinder rises to power, the Nexus had lost all hope, and it turns out the other Arks are completely missing. The Andromeda Initiative is off to a very rough start in the Helius Cluster, but you can help turn things around. If you’re willing to put in the time and work, you can locate and rescue the missing Arks, adding some new allies and much needed life to the Initiative. One of the Arks you’ll be tasked with saving is the Salarian Ark, full of some of the brightest minds from the Milky Way.
Unlike the Turian and Asari Arks, the Salarian Ark is actually found while playing through the main campaign, so it’s impossible to miss. You’ll have to progress quite a bit, though. After clearing Eos and Voeld you’ll unlock the Primary Op titled “Hunting the Archon” which sends you into a near part of the galaxy. After getting some help on Kadara you’ll find the location of the Archon’s ship so you can do some spying and maybe launch an assault. When you get there you find out that it has captured the Salarian Ark and has it tethered.
Ryder will then board the Ark to find out what’s going on. After locating the Salarian Pathfinder (who was placed in stasis under a different name to confuse the Kett), you’ll then board the Archon’s ship to rescue any hostages and find out what you can about their mission in the Heleus Cluster.
The mission is all combat, so there’s no major obstacles in your way other than death. Near the end you will have a choice to make, though. You can either save some Krogan scouts or rescue the Salarian Pathfinder who climbed aboard to rescue her people. It’s a tough call, but yours to make.
When all is said and done, the Salarian Ark will be rescued and you’ve proven to the worlds of Mass Effect: Andromeda that you are indeed a hero.
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