Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 Achievements
Always Prepared10
Obtain two non-customizable suits of armor.

You need to buy 2 suits of armor (each costing 50,000 in different Citadel stores), or supplement that with two other promotional bonus armors. These cannot be upgraded or or interchanged with each other. You can buy them and reload your checkpoint if you want just to get the achievement. The following sets all count toward the achievement:

  • Reckoner Knight Armor (Kingdoms of Amalur demo bonus)
  • N7 Defender Armor (Gamestop pre-order bonus)
  • Blood Dragon Armor (Hanar Store)
  • Inferno Armor (Kassa Fabrications)
  • Collector Armor (Nos Astra Sporting Goods)
  • Terminus Assault Armor (Batarian State Arms)
  • Cerberus Armor (Elkoss Combine Arsenal Supplies)

After you have visited these stores from the Citadel, you may get to them anytime from the Normandy. There is an armory in the Shuttle Bay which when accessed, has a list of stores and the stuff you can buy from them.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Firemist
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 10:50:59 PM

Wonder if the N7 Defender Armor and the Reckoner Knight Armor count towards this.

Comment #2 by zeank
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 04:42:43 AM

hope so or maybe some secret armor that's in the game

Comment #3 by Alanosborn1991
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 11:45:16 PM

Always bring a change of underwear!

I'll probably unlock this once I get back on the Normandy

-Cerberus Armor
-Blood dragon armor
-Inferno armor
-Terminus armor
-Collector Armor
-Kingdoms of Amalur armor

Comment #4 by Mob o Robin x
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 07:43:32 PM

@3 damn i unlock all those except the kingdoms of amalur armor :(

Comment #5 by Phenoviral
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 10:52:15 AM

We'll still likely get the achievement from importing, anyways.

Comment #6 by Solidfreeze
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 10:45:06 PM

I wonder if you can get the for the pre-order armor

Comment #7 by JuSt BLaZe
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 01:12:59 PM

Just got an achievement progress 1/2 towards this achievement by buying all the books & stuff in the Citadel hospital "SIRTA SUPPLIES" (first visit).

Comment #8 by Saracin
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 @ 05:08:21 PM

Yeah, I got it when I bought the Medi-Gel upgrade. Probably from the preorder/Amalur stuff it was unlocked, just had to purchase something for the game to notice lol.

Comment #9 by DragonusDarque
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 01:07:29 AM

@ #8
I just got the same thing. When it popped, and I checked it on the list and saw it said 2 suits of armor. I got totally confused. It makes sense, though. I do have the reckoner armor and the N7 armor, I just haven't been able to access them yet.

Comment #10 by SeducingPinata
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 08:45:11 AM

I bought the Tennyson books for Ashley in the hospital and this popped for me. I did not buy the medi-gel upgrade. So don't really know what happened there lol.

Comment #11 by Dale Denton
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 06:10:17 PM

I bought the flowers at the Serta station in Huerta Memorial and the 1/2 message popped. I don't think it matters what you buy.

Comment #12 by AR350z
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 06:59:08 PM

What do the books from the hospital have to do with armor??

Comment #13 by oFerris Bueller
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 11:13:49 AM

Terminus armor
Kingdoms of Amalur armor

Comment #14 by Fantasy2506
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:25:18 PM

@3 I have all those armor in the previous game ,but in this third part, I only have the normal N7 and the one from the amalur demo, how i unlock the other ones? :(

Comment #15 by AR350z
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 05:54:04 PM

^ Good question

Comment #16 by quadrasteven
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 06:22:53 PM

My Terminus, KoA, and all my old armor didn't count towards this :/

Comment #17 by Katarn84
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 08:42:25 PM

It unlocked for me when I bought medigel upgrade in Huerta Memorial on the first visit to the Citadel.

Comment #18 by keltdiasavere
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 12:52:53 PM

the preorder armor counted for popped when i bought the first set in the normandy's kiosk

Comment #19 by lethargicj
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 12:44:20 AM

I own nearly all the armors and my achievement still says 1 of 2. And that 1 was getting the medigel at the hospital. How do you get the second one?

Comment #20 by Donosso
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 08:30:31 PM

buy the collectors armour and the others armours in the citadel stores near the presidium

Comment #21 by Nerdvana Zen
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 09:50:49 AM

I bought flowers for Ashley at the hospital. DING! No 1/2, just full unlock. Hooray for glitches!

Comment #22 by kokumaker
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 03:46:55 PM

The Reckoner Knight armor from the Amalur demo definitely counts as 1 out of 2 for this achievement. For the second, just buy some exotic suit of armor somewhere on the Citadel, like the Collector, Blood Dragon or Terminus armor. They're expensive, but if you're an achievement farmer, it's worth it. :D

Comment #23 by Tybee
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:58:43 PM

Is the Kestrel armor set in ME3? I used that for most of ME2.

Comment #24 by PhoenixTemplar
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 05:37:44 AM

Just go the the requisition kiosk in the Hangar Bay of the Normandy. Save. Buy two set from any store you've visited on the Citadel for 55,000 each. Achievement pops, and you can load if your tight on money.

Comment #25 by WarzoneAchievements
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:01:51 PM

I have posted a Video Guide on my new Youtube account (WarzoneGuides) which shows you where you can unlock new Armor sets in the Campaign, when the earliest you can purchase them, and if you still don't know, it'll also show you how to set that Armor as your default armor when playing Missions.

When you buy two of the Armor sets which will total up to 100,000 credits, you will unlock the "Always Prepared" Achievement. The Armor sets shown in the video include: Terminus Armor, Blood Dragon Armor, Cerberus Armor, Inferno Armor, and the Collector's Armor. Please 'Like' the video if it helps. Thank you!


Comment #26 by WarzoneAchievements
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:03:47 PM

Copy + Paste the link into your address bar.

Or what you could do, is type in youtube "WarzoneGuides Mass Effect 3" to find all of our Mass Effect 3 videos, or type in "Unlock Terminus Armor" and it should be the first or second video. Hope this helps, thank you.

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Electronic Arts


US March 06, 2012
Europe March 09, 2012

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