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Tuchanka - Bomb
The turian team that crashed on Tuchanka was trying to prevent Cerberus from detonating a bomb that would cause massive casualties on the planet. Land on Tuchanka and help the turian platoon stop Cerberus.

Acquisition Edit

This mission is acquired automatically after meeting with the stranded turian platoon.

Warning: Once acquired, you have a limited window to accomplish this mission. If you complete any three other missions before doing this one, it will no longer be available and will be considered failed.

Preparation Edit

This is a fairly short, but intense, mission with many shielded opponents along with unshielded basic troopers. A squad combination featuring a mix of biotics to throw the unshielded enemies around and tech powers to take down shields will serve you well. Power Combos that create explosions of any kind will be useful against a massed deployment of enemies at the end.

Firefights tend to be long-range in this mission. Sniper rifles and similarly long-range guns are recommended.

Walkthrough Edit

After being dropped in, head to cover immediately; Cerberus Assault Troopers and Centurions are waiting to greet you. In spite of the impressive Omaha-Beach-like bombardment, it is safe to ignore the incoming bombs - they will all miraculously miss Shepard! - and concentrate entirely on the Cerberus troops.

Fight your way through the Cerberus soldiers and explosions to the ruined building ahead. In addition to troopers standing practically right in front of you, more will appear from the rear, and will tend to concentrate around some generator-powered cover in the mid-section and then at another generator up on the high ground in the back. The guards at the high-ground cover can be quite tenacious, but once you reach the mid-section generator, if you immediately head to the far right side and take cover behind the long wall, you will be able to get a clear shot at the rear generator, both eliminating the cover and damaging the nearby enemies.

The fighting and explosions will stop, so go through the break in the wall and head up the ramp to your left. About halfway up the ramp to the next floor, on the left hand side, you will find an M-29 Incisor, which is a sniper rifle that fires in three-round-bursts.

Proceed up the ramp and pick up the Shotgun Blade Attachment. Once you round the corner, Cerberus assault troops, engineers, and guardians will attack from behind shield generators. At the end of the hall (far right), you will find the Rosenkov Materials Gauntlets.

Head to the far left end of the room, and before you turn around find a Console to salvage (5,000 credits). Head up the rubble and when you go around to the left you will find an SMG Heat Sink in the corner on the floor around when Lt. Tarquin Victus notifies you about Cerberus putting up a fight. Then, around the corner, more Cerberus assault troops and centurions appear. Watch out for a Turret in the back, and when possible shoot out the generators and shield pylons that protect and reinforce the enemy. Remember that shooting a generator creates an explosion.

After the battle, head down the room and once you get past the open pit on your left, you will find a med kit and Pistol Scope along the far wall in the next room.

Cerberus Evacuates Edit

Tuchanka bomb evac
As you climb out of the building, two Cerberus troops are being evacuated; if you act quickly, you can kill them. Cross the bridge to where the troops were, and salvage the data pad (5,000 credits). As you turn the corner, there are more Cerberus Assault Troopers to deal with, but, as you make your way through them, more are being evacuated.

Make your way up the ramp, and take a look at the bomb site, and then head up the ladder to your right. Right ahead, against the wall, is a Sniper Rifle Concentration Mod. A little farther along, you will find a Pistol Melee Stunner. After you make your way down the ramp, you will see more Cerberus soldiers fleeing, but they will place a turret, so run to cover. On the left-hand side, before the turret location, you will find Turian Technology to salvage (2,500 credits). Pick up the med kit near the destroyed turret, and Turret Control Schematics partway up the crates. Continue around the corner and down the ladder to trigger a cutscene with Lt. Victus.

Defend Victus Edit

VictusConsole-TuchankaBomb
After the cutscene, you must defend Lt. Victus from Cerberus while he disables the bomb. There will be a few Cerberus troops on the ground, and then more will arrive by shuttle in groups of 4-5; while they're all grouped together just before or after a drop is a great time to hit them with power combos to produce explosions. Stasis Bubbles placed directly underneath the shuttles can create amusing traffic jams as well.

The first three shuttles contain a mix of Assault Troopers and Centurions. The primary complication during this phase is that the Cerberus forces will actively try to damage Victus, and you must not let his health drop to zero.

Then an Atlas drops in, followed by one last shuttle of Cerberus assault troops and centurions. There is an M-560 Hydra rocket launcher in the right corner, which will allow you to get rid of the Atlas pretty easily. Once all Cerberus forces have been dealt with, another cutscene begins, showing Lieutenant Victus sacrificing himself to prevent further potential collateral damage of the bomb, ending the mission.

Aftermath Edit

If successful, you will receive a +75 War Asset from the turians. Not completing this mission in time results in a 300-point reduction of the krogan War Asset — a significant portion of the krogan population (and Eve, if she survives Priority: Tuchanka) die from the explosion.

If you go speak to Garrus right after the mission, Wrex will ask Garrus if he knew about the bomb.

Emails Edit

Shepard receives the following emails from the War Room dignitaries if they already left the Normandy by the time of this mission's resolution — after Priority: Tuchanka.

If Wreav is the Urdnot leader, Shepard receives the following email from him if the mission wasn't completed on time.

BOMB


From: Urdnot Wreav


they hit tuchanka. massive bomb meant to cripple us. when we find out who is responsible EVERY KROGAN will cry out for blood

WE WILL SLAUGHTER THEM ALL

If Eve died in the bombing, Wreav's message is slightly modified.

BOMB


From: Urdnot Wreav


they hit tuchanka. massive bomb.

the cowards

Eve is dead. she was rallying clans in the valley. all are lost. when we find out who is responsible, every krogan will CRY OUT for their blood.

WE WILL SLAUGHTER THEM ALL


Wrex's emails in comparison are quite despondent.

Many dead


From: Urdnot Wrex


They got Tuchanka, Shepard. Some kind of bomb. I don't know much. I don't even know who did this. It's a mess. We're going to be sorting this out for a while.

A lot of krogan died. Too many.

And if Eve died in the bombing...

Eve


From: Urdnot Wrex


Eve is dead. They hit Tuchanka hard, Shepard. Some kind of bomb. I don't know much. I don't even know who did this. It's a mess. We're going to be sorting this out for a while.

She was rallying the clans in the Kelphic Valley. Maybe she was the target. I don't know. They're all dead. Too many dead.


If this mission was successfully completed, however, Adrien Victus sends this email instead.

My son's sacrifice was not in vain


From: Adrien Victus


Commander Shepard:

I regret saying this in an email, but I am too far off to thank you in person for your work on Tuchanka. You saved not only the krogan homeworld, but the fragile alliance between our two peoples.

Moreover, I am grateful you allowed my son to complete his mission. He died with the respect of his men. His sacrifice will go down as an important moment in the history of the Ninth Platoon. Any father would be proud.

Regards,
Primarch Victus

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