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Lightsaber Forms

"The Jedi practice many forms, many styles of lightsaber combat. It is good to know them, but not to rely on them....Others may come with time, with experience."      -- Kreia




Lightsaber Forms - Effectiveness
Combat
Situation
Shii-Cho Makashi   Soresu     Ataru     Shien   Niman Juyo
Single
Enemy
Fair Fair Good Excellent Poor Good Very
Good
Many
Enemies
Very
Good
Fair Poor Poor Good Good Good
Opponent
w/ Lightsaber
Fair Very
Good
Poor Fair Good Good Very
Good
Opponent
w/ Blaster
Good Poor Excellent Poor Excellent Good Fair
Force
Powers
Fair Good Fair Fair Fair Good Poor

** Click the Lightsaber Form header for stats **



Shii-Cho Shii-Cho

Determination : Form I
The Determination Form, also known as Shii-Cho or Form I, is a defensive style that is ideal when heavily outnumbered.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Attack Modifier +1
  • Defense +3
  • Defense vs. Current Target -3

*Note that Defense bonuses are cumulative, so this Form provides a net +0 Defense against your current target, but +3 Defense against enemies that are not your target.

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Makashi Makashi

Contention : Form II
The Contention Form, also known as Makashi or Form II, was specifically developed to combat other lightsaber users.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Attack Modifier +3 (only if target is wielding a lightsaber)
  • Damage +3
  • Blaster Bolt Deflection -5
  • Saves vs. Force Powers +2

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Soresu Soresu

Resilience : Form III
The Resilience Form, also known as Soresu or Form III, is a defensive style developed by Jedi specifically to counter blaster weapons.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Defense vs. Current Target +2
  • Blaster Bolt Deflection +4
  • Weapon Threat Range -1

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Ataru Ataru

Aggression : Form IV
The Aggression Form, also known as Ataru or Form IV, is best against a single opponent and is especially weak against blaster fire.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Defense -2
  • Defense vs. Current Target +5
  • Blaster Bolt Deflection -4
  • Weapon Threat Range +1

*Note that Defense bonuses are cumulative, so this Form provides a net +3 Defense against your current target, but -2 Defense against enemies that are not your target.

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Shien Shien

Perseverance : Form V
The Perseverance Form, also known as Shien or Form V, is an aggressive Form that does not sacrifice protection from blaster fire. It is most effective when facing blaster-wielding opponents or when outnumbered and least effective against a single foe.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Attack Modifier +2
  • Defense vs. Current Target -5
  • Blaster Bolt Deflection +2
  • Critical Multiplier +1

*Note that improvements to Attack Modifier also aid in Blaster Bolt Deflection, so this form has a net Blaster Bolt Deflection bonus of +4

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Niman Niman

Moderation : Form VI
The Moderation Form, also known as Niman or Form VI, is strong in all situations, but has no dramatic strengths.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Attack Modifier +1
  • Defense +1
  • Blaster Bolt Deflection +1
  • Saves vs. Force Powers +1

*Note that improvements to Attack Modifier also aid in Blaster Bolt Deflection, so this form has a net Blaster Bolt Deflection bonus of +2

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Juyo Juyo

Ferocity : Form VII
The Ferocity Form, also known as Juyo or Form VII, is a very precarious fighting style that is best against single powerful opponents.

This Form has the following effect:

  • Defense -4
  • Defense vs. Current Target +2
  • Saves vs. Force Powers -4
  • Attacks Per Round +1
  • Critical Hit Attack Modifier +4

*Note that Defense bonuses are cumulative, so this Form provides a net -2 Defense against your current target

*Note that Critical Hit Attack Modifier increases the likelihood that a critical threat will result in extra damage.


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