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Gunnulf



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As the ranks of the Orders grew, lightsaber combat became one of the central points of each order's education. Thanks to a set of holocrons made by Old Republic Jedi Battlemasters Cin Draling and Raskta Lsu, modern force-users have access to the knowledge of most of the traditional Jedi fighting styles. As time progressed certain styles became more predominant as the roles of each order became more clear. Presented below is a list of the three most commonly-mastered styles found in each order.

Note: anyone can use these forms taking the Jedi Knight talent associated with the style represents a mastery of the form allowing you to use it's ideals and abilities to it's fullest extent.




The Jedi Order

The Jedi have put more of a focus on Lightsaber Combat, resulting in more direct forms becoming common place.

Shii-Cho, The Determination Form - The most basic of the lightsaber forms. Mainly a defensive style, it focuses mainly on protecting a user from lightsaber attacks and provides a medium to defend against ranged attacks.
in-game mastery effect: Repeat using of the block or deflect talent incur a -2 penalty instead of a -5.

Ataru, The Aggression Form - A style that focuses heaviliy on acrobatic-based strikes, utilizing a variety of flips, twists, and constant movement. The style allows practioners a way around a lack of physical strength.
in game mastery effect: Allows user to use DEX in place of STR to modify damage rolls with a lightsaber

Dejm So, The Perseverance Form - Sometimes called "The Way of the Kryat Dragon", Dejm so was developed from Soresu, where as Soresu looks to wear an opponent down with defensive maneuvers until the oponent tires, Dejm So looks to use an opponents attacks against them. Seeking out openings rather than waiting for them to appear.
in game mastery effect: one per round, when an opponent hits you with a melee attack you may spend a force point to make an immediate melee attack.

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The Antaran Order
While Geeto has heavily encouraged his students to learn as much about using a Lightsaber as possible, the nature of his order has led to the styles used becoming less directly confrontational in nature.

Shii-Cho, The Determination Form - The most basic of the lightsaber forms. Mainly a defensive style, it focuses mainly on protecting a user from lightsaber attacks and provides a medium to defend against ranged attacks.
in-game mastery effect: Repeat using of the block or deflect talent incur a -2 penalty instead of a -5.

Niman, The Moderation Form - Sometimes called "The Diplomatic Form" or "Way of the Rancor", Niman was widely considered the "jack-of-all-trades" style by the Old Jedi Order. While the style had no particular strengths it had the advantage of providing no weaknesses. This style allowing the user to utilize creativity and improvisation rather than relying on reflexes alone. This style was popular amongst more diplomatic Jedi in the old republic since it allowed them to focus on their negotiation skills rather than combat. As such it has been allowed the Antrans to use lightsaber combat as meditation ritual as well as a physical training tool.
in game mastery effect: when weilding a lightsaber you gain a +1 bonus to your reflex, fortitude, and will defense

Soresu, The Resilience Form - Soresu was developed as a response to the rise in blaster useage. Where as Shii-Cho relies on wide sweeping movements, Soresu keeps the lightsaber close to the body with short minimal movements. Although it was designed against blasters, Soresu movements are more than adept at protecting against melee attacks. While it lacks no offensive strength, Soresu is able to protect a user against most attacks allowing the user to wait for an opening.
in game mastery effect: you may reroll a failed use the force check when using block or deflect


More information on Lightsaber Combat

More coming soon once I get some feedback....
Wed May 14, 2008 7:32 pm View user's profile Send private message
Gunnulf



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I'll update these later with how each style is used by the order.

And yes, Shii-Cho is mastered by both.
Wed May 14, 2008 8:48 pm View user's profile Send private message
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