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Disambiguous This article is about the collectible resource in Mass Effect: Andromeda. For a list of Platinum deposits in Mass Effect, see UNC: Valuable Minerals. For Platinum's function in Mass Effect 2, see Planet Scanning. For the multiplayer difficulty setting in Mass Effect 3, see Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer.


Platinum (Pt) is a collectible resource in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Analysis Edit

Platinum is a malleable noble metal with multiple catalytic applications. Also possesses a degree of cultural cachet among humans.

Acquisition Edit

Platinum can be detected via orbital scan and mined with the Nomad. It can also be purchased from certain merchants.

Planets where platinum can be mined:

Planets where platinum can be found on foot:

Comet Dawnstar rewards a small amout of platinum when scanned.

Specific Uses Edit

Platinum is used for a large number of items in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

The total amount of Platinum listed is for one crafted copy of each item.

Item Item Type Platinum Required Notes
Advanced Life Support ND1 Nomad Upgrades 30 -
Deep Space Explorer Armor Armor 20 Rank I
Deep Space Explorer Helmet Armor 5 Rank I
Improved Boost ND1 Nomad Upgrades 30 -
Improved Shield Regeneration† ND1 Nomad Upgrades 30 Used during Task: Nomad Shield Crafting
Maverick Arms Armor 100 Ranks I - X
Maverick Chest Armor 300 Ranks I - X
Maverick Helmet Armor 100 Ranks I - X
Maverick Legs Armor 100 Ranks I - X
N7 Arms Armor 100 Ranks I - X
N7 Chest Armor 300 Ranks I - X
N7 Helmet Armor 100 Ranks I - X
N7 Legs Armor 100 Ranks I - X
Pathfinder Arms Armor 90 Ranks II - X
Pathfinder Chest Armor 280 Ranks II - X
Pathfinder Helmet Armor 90 Ranks II - X
Pathfinder Legs Armor 90 Ranks II - X
Remnant Arms Armor 90 Ranks II - X
Remnant Chest Armor 30 Rank VII
Remnant Helmet Armor 90 Ranks II - X
Remnant Legs Armor 90 Ranks II - X
Shield Reset Bonus ND1 Nomad Upgrades 30 -
Torque Management (6WD) ND1 Nomad Upgrades 30 -
Vertical Thrust Upgrade ND1 Nomad Upgrades 30 -
Total - 2255 -

Note: †This upgrade has known bug issues that have been fixed in patches so that the related mission can be completed. (See the bugs section of Task: Nomad Shield Crafting for details)

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