With the Mass Effect range, it’s important that your choices matter. The great choice you can make in Mass Effect Legendary Edition is the fate of Rachni Queen. She was born in Noveria and an experiment was used, her children went crazy. After the defeat of Benezia, you have the opportunity to free Queen Rachni or kill her with gases. What should you choose? The consequences of this event will be undulating throughout the trilogy.
Should you free Queen Rachni?
With the release of Rachni Queen, she is released from Noverie. You won’t see it for the rest of the game, but Rada will read your message. They do not agree that you have liberated Queen Rachni and have shared with you the history that Rachni was preparing for many years ago. Although this queen has promised to be better, she does not believe that her word can be kept. Despite her release, they approve the rest of your mission.
You also get 24 Paragon points for allowing the queen to leave.
Should you kill Queen Rachni?
By killing Queen Rachni at this point, she will die in Noveria. Queen Asari, whom she used to communicate with you, will try to help her escape, but will eventually fail. You won’t see it for the rest of the game or the rest of the series. The council does not approve that Shepard removed Rachni from the galaxy, but believes it was the best decision given the species’ history.
You will receive 24 Renegade points for this decision.
What are the consequences?
What happens next varies depending on the choices you make in Mass Effect 1. In Mass Effect, mowers find and inoculate it, but eventually fail. As a result, they must tie it to the nest and force it to lay eggs so that their army can use them against the galaxy. Shepard arrives on the planet with Grunt if he is alive to save her. Shepard would have to decide to save her or sacrifice the Aralakh Company, the Krogans under Grunt, and he was here to destroy the queen.
Alternatively, if you have not saved Rachni Queen, the mowers will create a fake queen that will perform the same process. Unfortunately, if Shepard goes forward with the best options and solutions, saves her and brings her into Shepard’s war effort, he will eventually go insane and do more harm than good.
Overall, the best decision is to save Rachni Queen. He offers more benefits than saving her in Mass Effect 1 than killing her. When she reappears in Mass Effect 3 and you decide to save her from the nest, she becomes an excellent asset.