Jaal joins the crew following the mission "A Trail of Hope." You'll need to complete several missions for him to warm up to you, with his initial demeanor being one of disinterest and distance. Follow our guide and he'll soon be a very close friend. Required: Female Ryder or Male Ryder (added with a post-release patch).
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Mass Effect Andromeda Jaal - How to Romance
Be sure to talk to him often once he's aboard the Tempest. At first, there won't be any romantic dialog options. Instead, you'll be able to choose options that look like the outlines of two people standing next to each other. Be sure to make those dialog choices leading up to loyalty missions. Early on, it will seem like romancing Jaal will be a dead end, but you'll be able to fully romance him later in the game.
After you free the Moshae on Voeld, you'll be able to give Jaal your first romantic dialog options. They won't go anywhere just yet, but you can tell him that you're interested in him and you like having him around. He'll tell you that you're special as well. Complete his loyalty mission to move the relationship forward.
Jaal's Loyalty mission is called "Friend or Foe" and will take you on numerous planets with several different things to do. It's Jaal versus another member of his species named Akksul. Eventually, you'll have to play a vidcon in the meeting room. Choose the romantic option and tell Jaal that Akksul is just jealous of him. Ryder will continue and tell Jaal that he's the better man. From there, wait for Akksul to make his next move.
Following the completion of mission "Hunting the Archon," check your email before speaking to Jaal. He'll tell you that he has something he wants to talk to you about. Head to his quarters to talk to him. He'll tell you that he needs to rescue three of his kind from Akksul. This will unlock the loyalty mission "Flesh and Blood." Head to meet Jaal's resistance contact on Havarl.
At the end of the mission "Flesh and Blood" you'll have a gun to Akksul's head while he's pointing one at Jaal. You'll have a timed choice to shoot Akksul. Don't do it. Let Akksul fire. The bullet will miss Jaal. That's the choice Jaal wanted you to make, and Akksul's followers will discover that Akksul is evil. Plus, you'll fully earn Jaal's trust. This will open the final part of Jaal's romance line.
When you end up back on the Tempest. You'll have an email from Jaal that he wants you to meet his family. Acknowledge it and head back down planetside to meet them. There's a timed choice to hug his mother. Go for it. Jaal will take you back to his room and you'll confess your love for one another while you stare at starry lights of the room. This will lock you out of the rest of the romance pathlines for other characters.
The last step of Jaal’s romance can be completed once you’ve finished the “Journey to Meridian” story mission. Check your email. Jaal will want to see you on Aya. Head there and find him. He’ll take you to a secret waterfall to set the mood. Tell him you love him, thus completing Jaal’s romance line. If you’ve dreamt of seeing a naked Jaal, prepare yourself!
If you already regret making a commitment to Jaal and wish you'd never agreed to meet his family, we've also got guides on how to Romance Liam Kosta, Vetra, and Peebee. If you're after more general advice head to our how to romance Mass Effect Andromeda characters guide.
We hope you enjoy your life with Jaal. Perhaps you can get a place together, hopefully with a garden.