Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 Achievements

Warp Specialist

Warp the barriers of 25 enemies   

Barrier is a type of shield, but only biotics use them. The blue bar will specifically say barrier instead of shields. You, or a squad member, have to deal the finishing blow to the barrier bar with the Warp power 25 times to earn the achievement. Asari (Eclipse mercenaries) and occasionally krogan will have them. The Collector’s, assassins and harbingers specifically, also use them quite often. Thane and Samara’s recruiting missions both have a good amount of biotics that will use barriers for you to remove.

Note: Find a group of enemies using barriers and destroy them all using warp. Then reload your checkpoint. It will keep your progress and you can repeat the process until you get the achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by ExW4r
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 01:38:18 PM

A good place to do this early on is in the Archangel rescue mission. Kill the first mobs on the bridge, then go to the basement to close the shutters. After the last shutter you will get a savepoint where the bloodpack leader Garm will be infront of you with a barrier. Just warp the barrier and reload the autosave. The internal achievement tracker notifies only after each 5 warps so don't be discouraged if you don't see it pop up after each Garm warping.

Comment #2 by ExW4r
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 01:39:45 PM

You don't have to kill him, just warp the barrier and reload when his health bar turns yellow.

Comment #3 by HeAdShOtInC
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 11:21:38 PM

Does it have to deplete the barrier completely for it to count?

Comment #4 by JuiceyJuiceMane
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:38:47 PM

The beginning of Horizon is perfect for this achievement. 5-6 collectors with barriers come out to attack you right from the beginning. Warp and reload.

Comment #5 by Challenger860
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 11:03:05 PM

This is the only achievement i need for this game. SO CLOSE

Comment #6 by kokumaker
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 03:38:07 PM

I need help with this, because nothing I do seems to be working. What color on an enemy's health bar represents armor, or a barrier? I know red = health and blue = shields, but what's yellow? Isn't that armor? And purple is for barriers, right?

I can't seem to get ANY progress towards the Incinerate or Warp achievements (and I've been routinely using Mordin and Miranda to work towards both)... it's seriously starting to piss me off.

Comment #7 by Dirge517
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 12:11:10 PM

Red=Health Yellow=Armor Blue=Shields Purple=Barrier

Comment #8 by kokumaker
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 03:22:05 PM

Finally got all these achievments to work. I discovered it works best when you set your squadmates powers to "off" in the options menu so that you can control when they fire them off. Only then did I have significant success with this.

I farmed this achievement out on Horizon, during the second encounter with a wave of Collectors. There are a few with barriers that you can have Miranda warp, and as a bonus, several Husks will come running at you as well. I punched and shot each one of them while warping the Collector barriers, and after loading the auto-save a few times and going farming, I got two achievements here for the price of one!

Comment #9 by WIN308ROB
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 06:38:09 AM

thanks for the tip kokumaker !

Comment #10 by hannuraina
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 03:14:30 PM

#8 thanks for the tip. worked perfectly!

Comment #11 by THE DEADLY DOG
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 02:02:05 PM

Using technique stated in #8 is probably the easiest way to farm this bad boy. Cheers for that!

Comment #12 by ICGMU12321
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 12:25:18 AM

There is literally no need to farm these, you can get them all easily just by playing the game normally.

Comment #13 by thoughtbludgeon
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 05:00:10 PM

Here's the easy way: Dominate an enemy - that will give them a barrier, shoot half the barrier down, then have thane and miranda warp them - can be done anywhere in the game, should take about 5 minutes.

Comment #14 by Goatlips
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 @ 01:32:51 PM

NB: #12 & #13 are talking out of their arseholes.
If you play normally without Warp you'll never get this.
I played without Warp but used Miranda for EVERY mission and she had Warp, yet I finished the game with 4/25 Warps!
Barriers are rare and using Warp to destroy a barrier is only going to happen if you deliberately go for it. You'll need to restart checkpoints where barrier enemy appear and have two Warping teammates (turn off auto powers in the options and assign Warp to Left & Right D-pad...and hope they don't run to location instead - dumb controls!).

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Electronic Arts


US January 26, 2010
Europe January 29, 2010

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