Omni-tools are multi-purpose diagnostic and minifacturing tools used for a variety of battlefield tasks.
Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 & Mass Effect 3
- The Codex entry for Mass Effect 3 is under "Omni-Tool".
Omni-tools are handheld devices that combine a computer microframe, sensor analysis pack, and minifacturing fabricator. Versatile and reliable, an omni-tool can be used to analyze and adjust the functionality of most standard equipment, including weapons and armor, from a distance.
The fabrication module can rapidly assemble small three-dimensional objects from common, reusable industrial plastics, ceramics, and light alloys. This allows for field repairs and modifications to most standard items, as well as the reuse of salvaged equipment.
Omni-tools are standard issue for soldiers and first-in colonists.