Disambiguous.png 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 | edit source]

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

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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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