Ok. I guess the fact that a developer stated such does not matter...apparently you know more than he does. And for your information critical hits cannot be shielded (from developer)...also saber attacks do weapon damage and there is no saber attack in game that can be shielded.
This is a 10-4. Guards/Juggs are beasts because saber attacks can be defended.
I am now confused. These seem to be saying contradictory things. Also where did a developer every say saber attacks couldn't be shielded? Pretty sure all the white damage saber attacks can be shielded just fine.