link breaks due to fast mobility and quick exhaustion of energy are two basic problems affecting in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Assistive routing in MANETs is become an appealing topic, it improves network life time and energy efficiency. The proposed assistive routing scheme helps to improve route discovery, route reply, route management, and data forwarding) Assistive routing scheme selects the route by considering energy consumption and link break probability. The proposed EAR protocol stores the topological information in the assistive table and handles the link breakage problem by managing relay nodes for data forwarding. Route selection process considers the energy consumption to determine appropriate route across network. The results shows improvement up to 50% network throughput and 30% network lifetime.