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If you have a hard time with this mission, arguably the most difficult in the game for the level you are when you reach it, one strategic way to prepare for it is to do as many missions as possible before undertaking it, and you must plan for this well before [[Horizon (mission)#Acquisition|Horizon]]: do as many side assignments as possible, and all of the available DLC missions before completing the recruitment of all four of [[Mordin]], [[Jack]], [[Grunt]], and [[Garrus]]. Then, following Horizon do four missions (perhaps including [[Lair of the Shadow Broker (mission)|Lair of the Shadow Broker]] which gives more experience) and then go to [[Tuchanka]] and stay for both Mordin and Grunt's loyalty missions without returning to the Normandy thus getting an extra mission on the clock. Planning this way ensures that you reach this mission at the highest possible level with the most possible abilities and upgrades.
 
If you have a hard time with this mission, arguably the most difficult in the game for the level you are when you reach it, one strategic way to prepare for it is to do as many missions as possible before undertaking it, and you must plan for this well before [[Horizon (mission)#Acquisition|Horizon]]: do as many side assignments as possible, and all of the available DLC missions before completing the recruitment of all four of [[Mordin]], [[Jack]], [[Grunt]], and [[Garrus]]. Then, following Horizon do four missions (perhaps including [[Lair of the Shadow Broker (mission)|Lair of the Shadow Broker]] which gives more experience) and then go to [[Tuchanka]] and stay for both Mordin and Grunt's loyalty missions without returning to the Normandy thus getting an extra mission on the clock. Planning this way ensures that you reach this mission at the highest possible level with the most possible abilities and upgrades.
   
However, there is a countervailing approach: the special weapon or extra weapon training you get at the beginning of this mission can be a huge power spike especially for the [[Classes|classes]] normally limited to only pistols and SMGs, so you may want to consider "rushing" to the Collector ship to unlock the new weapon training as soon as possible. This can be accomplished in the following way:
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However, there is a countervailing approach: the special weapon or extra weapon training you get at the beginning of this mission can be a huge power spike especially for the [[Classes|classes]] normally limited to only pistols and SMGs, so you may want to consider "rushing" to the Collector ship to unlock the new weapon training as soon as possible which can be done in the following way:
 
*Recruit all four of Mordin, Jack, Grunt and Garrus as soon as the recruitment missions become available without completing any other missions.
 
*Recruit all four of Mordin, Jack, Grunt and Garrus as soon as the recruitment missions become available without completing any other missions.
 
*Complete the [[Horizon (mission)|mission on Horizon]].
 
*Complete the [[Horizon (mission)|mission on Horizon]].
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