Consumables in Mass Effect are items that can be used a certain amount of times. Consumables can be classified in two categories, Grenades and Medi-GelGrenades are used as an offensive asset, capable of dealing massive damage in a certain area of effect. On the other hand, Medi-Gel is used as a means to replenish Health during a fight.

How to Replenish Medi-Gel?

You can replenish Medi-Gel by examining Medi-Gel Stations or containers, you can find them almost on any world. There is also one in the Med Bay of the Normandy. Medi-Gel can also be a random drop.

How to Replenish Grenades?

You can replenish Grenades by examining crates or  containers, you can find them almost on any world.

All Consumables in Mass Effect 1


Grenades in Mass Effect 1 are a ConsumableGrenades can be thrown by hand to deal damage to a group of enemies or inflict high damage on a single target. Players need to previously assign Grenades to their gadget slot in the Inventory to use them. There are a variety of grenades that can affect enemies in different ways and deal different types of damage.



Grenades are a rare and hard asset to collect. Can be extremely powerful and easily turn the tide in battle. When equipped with upgrades, their destructive potential is increased exponentially and adds special effects, such as snap freezing targets in the case of Cryo Upgrades.
After throwing a grenade by pressing "R", the grenade icon in the HUD flashes for a short time; during the flashing period you can manually detonate the grenade with another press of "R", or wait until
the grenade timer detonates it automatically seconds later.

Grenade Capacity Upgrades

Grenade efficiency and damage can be increased through higher levels of Grenade Upgrades and the grenade carry limit can be increased from various Merchants throughout the game, but they are not cheap.

Upgrade Level
Upgrade I  100
Upgrade II 3125
Upgrade III 12500
Upgrade IV 56000
Upgrade V 110000


All Grenade Upgrades in Mass Effect

Grenade Upgrades can be used to improve your Grenades granting different effects like freezing or burning targets within the blast radius. All Grenade Upgrades come in all the 10 levels, except Anti-Thorian Gas that can't be leveled up. A Grenade can only have one type of Grenade Upgrade at a time. Grenade Upgrades can be purchased from Merchants, looted from containers and also can be dropped by killed enemies or bosses.




Medi-Gel in Mass Effect 1 is a medicinal Consumable that can be used to heal your character and Squad wounds and ailments. Medi-Gel can be purchased from Merchants or looted from containers. Besides, you can acquire Medi-Gel Upgrades from Merchants to increase the amount of Medi-Gel packs you can carry, to a maximum of ten packs. Medi-Gel effectiveness can be improved by leveling up First Aid



All Medi-Gel Upgrades in Mass Effect

 Medi-Gel upgrades can be purchased from Merchants. Below you can find a list of all available Medi-Gel upgrades. Each level increases by 1 the amount of Medi-Gels the player can carry, so at level 5 players can carry up to 10 Medi-Gels




Medi-Gel Upgrade I

Normandy Requisitions Officer

Medi-Gel Upgrade II



Medi-Gel Upgrade III

Commander Rentola

Medi-Gel Upgrade IV

C-Sec Requisitions Officer
Commander Rentola

Medi-Gel Upgrade V

Dr. Chloe Michel


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