ME2: How to Romance Garrus Vakarian
A lot of people find my blog using the search phrase “how do I romance Garrus?”, so I figured I’d provide some answers.
WARNING: THE SUCCEEDING PARAGRAPHS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS.
I’ll try to keep spoilers at a minimum, but I honestly can’t see how I can avoid putting spoilers in a How to Romance Garrus guide.
Step One: Recruit Garrus
Obviously, you’ll need to get Garrus into your squad so that you can romance him. The Illusive Man will provide three dossiers for people you can recruit into your squad. One of them is a dossier for “Archangel”, who can be found on Omega.
EDI and Miranda will recommend that you go after “The Professor” first, and I suggest you do it. You’ll need “The Professor” to unlock the Tech Lab on the Normandy SR-2 to upgrade your weapons/armor/ship, which will help you get through the Archangel mission.
Once you rescue Archangel from the mercs that are ganging up on him, Garrus will join your squad.
Step Two: Complete his Loyalty Quest
After a few missions, your squad members will start asking you for help on personal matters. These are their Loyalty Quests. Completing these quests will secure their loyalty to you and open up romance options. Not sure when Garrus’ Loyalty Quest activates—just do a few missions first and it should trigger.
Garrus’ Loyalty Quest involves tracking down and attempting to assassinate someone. Once you’ve helped him find the target, you have to choose to either let Garrus go through with the assassination or convince him not to take the shot. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll complete the quest and earn his loyalty.
Step Three: Flirt with him!
After you finish his Loyalty Quest, Garrus will tell you an entertaining story about an experience he had while preparing for a high-risk mission on a turian ship. I’m sure you can figure out which dialogue options are the flirty ones without me spelling it out for you. :p
If you’re done with this step, congratulations! Garrus is now your love interest.
Step Four: Stay interested in him!
Garrus will eventually have another conversation with you, and all you have to do here is to reassure him that you like him. After that dialogue, you will have the option to break the romance off whenever you want by telling him that you just “want to be friends”. But why would you want to do that?
Step Five: ENJOY.
Right before the final suicide mission, Garrus will visit you in your cabin. I’m sure you can take it from there. 😉
Having trouble romancing Garrus?
You might not be able to romance Garrus if:
- You’re romancing someone else at the same time.
- You romanced Kaidan in the first Mass Effect game, kept him alive, and didn’t tell Kelly it was over between the two of you.
The solution to #1 is simple: end the romance with the other person, and assure Garrus there won’t be a love triangle.
The second one…well. Not sure how to resolve that one, as the Shepards in the ME save files I carried over to ME2 didn’t romance Kaidan.
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