James Vega

Race Human
Health 625
Shield 625
Class Soldier
Unique Class Arms Master
Weapon Proficiencies
Assault Rifles
Powers Carnage
Frag Grenade
Incendiary Ammo

James Vega is a Companion for Mass Effect 3. James Vega can fight alongside Commander Shepard. James Vega is proficient in the following Weapons: Shotguns, Assault Rifles; James Vega is also capable of the following Powers: CarnageFortificationFrag Grenade, and Incendiary Ammo.


James Vega Information

  • James Vega is a companion who makes his first appearance in Mass Effect 3, he is a human and a soldier of the Systems Alliance who can be recruited by Shepard as a companion.
  • James is a Lieutenant in the Alliance Military stationed on the Normandy SR-2. While Vega is an experienced soldier, he is unfamiliar with the seedy underbelly and political workings of the galaxy.
  • Provided that players own the DLC: Mass Effect 3: Citadel, he is a possible romance interest to a Female Shepard only.


How to Recruit James Vega

  • James Vega can be recruited as a companion after completing the Prologue.


James Vega Proficiencies

James Vega has the following proficiencies:


James Vega Class Information

Class Power Ranks

Rank 1: Arms Master

  • Health & Shield Bonus: 20%
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 10%

Rank 2: Damage & Durability

  • Health & Shield Bonus: 40%
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 20%

Rank 3: Damage & Durability

  • Health & Shield Bonus: 60%
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 30%

Rank 4: Durability or Weapon Damage


  • Health & Shield Bonus: 100%
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 30%

Weapon Damage

  • Health & Shield Bonus: 60%
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 50%

Rank 5: Power Damage or Shield Recharge

  • Increase power damage by 20%.
  • Decrease shield-recharge delay by -20%.

Rank 6: Squad Bonus or Fortification

Squad Bonus

  • Health & Shield Bonus: 120% (Durability), 80% (Weapon Damage)
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 30% (Durability), 50% (Weapon Damage)


  • Health & Shield Bonus: 140% (Durability), 100% (Weapon Damage)
  • Weapon Damage Bonus: 30% (Durability), 50% (Weapon Damage)


James Vega Powers

James Vega has the following Powers.


James Vega Alternate Outfits

Outfits change the appearance or clothing of squadmates and it also adds a passive bonus such as Weapon Damage, Bonus Shields, Power Recharge Speed, and more. By default, each main companion has access to one "Alternate" outfit, but with other DLCs that you own, there are also a couple more alternative outfits to choose from. Players can change the outfits of the companions by accessing the terminal in Shepard's cabin on the Normandy SR-2 or when you are about to leave and choose your companion before starting a Mission.

Default Outfit

Outfit Bonus: Shields +25%


Alternate Outfit

Outfit Bonus: Weapon Damage +25%


From Ashes DLC Outfit

Outfit Bonus: Weapon Damage +25%


N7 Collector's Edition Outfit

Outfit Bonus: Shields +25%


James Vega Notes and tips

  • Voice Actor: Freddie Prinze, Jr.
  • According to BioWare, James Vega is intended to reflect the perspective of a new player coming to the franchise.


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