Virmire is full of fatal decisions that could put an end to several members of your party in Mass Effect Legendary Edition. One crucial decision you must make before completing an attack on Saren’s base is if Kaidan or Ashley should go with Captain Kirrah’s team when they attack the base. Even if you complete both jobs, your choice may change based on the results you want to get.
Should Kaidan or Ashley go with Captain Kirrah on Virmire?
The choice depends on who you want to live with, because your ultimate goal should be to go to Captain Kirrah. Basically, when you reach the end of the Virmire mission and turn on the nuclear facility, you’ll throw yourself into the middle between Kaidan and Ashley. Both positions are exceeded and you must choose between them.
Of these two options, it is best to save Captain Kirrah. He and his unit appear further down the line in Mass Effect 3. By moving to the nuclear facility, Captain Kirrah, his unit, and Kaidan or Ashley are killed with them. You save a person who was a nuclear device, but you lose all those people and the device keeps shutting down. There is no scenario where you save both main characters. Because of these results, it’s always better to go see Captain Kirrah.
Don’t forget to send the person you want to see for the rest of the Mass Effect series. Kaidan or Ashley play the same role in Mass Effect 2 or 3, albeit with a different dialogue based on their personalities.