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Lightsaber Forms in SWTOR

Bird_of_Thunder's Avatar

02.23.2013 , 06:27 PM | #1
So far I've seen:


Is that all of them?
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02.23.2013 , 08:17 PM | #2
In game? Yes. That's all of them.
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02.23.2013 , 09:45 PM | #3
Yeah they're there, but I think they need to be reassigned to different skill trees:

Jedi Knight
1-10: Shii-Cho

Defense - Soresu
Focus - Niman (for the integrated force aspect)
Vigilance - Juyo (or Djem So)

Focus - Niman (has a dual blade option)
Combat - Ataru (has dual blades too)
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02.23.2013 , 11:19 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Cotlu-Hunlon View Post

Vigilance - Juyo (or Djem So)
Djem So is Shien.

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02.24.2013 , 12:16 AM | #5
I realize they're not going to do this, but I would like to see different animations for lightsaber attacks based on what form we're using.

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02.24.2013 , 08:29 PM | #6
They should give saber forms to Consular and Inquisitor as well, not just Warrior and Knight.

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02.24.2013 , 08:37 PM | #7
Yeah, would be nice to rename the Assassin/Shadow charges/combat techniques to instead be some of the actual lightsaber forms. For example Darth Maul was a Juyo user and he used a double-bladed saber.
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02.25.2013 , 03:35 AM | #8
From a lore perspective that is not all of them. There are 7 lightsaber forms in the lore. They are as follows:

Form 1- Shii-cho
Form 2- Makashi
Form 3- Soresu
Form 4- Ataru
Form 5- Shien
Form 6- Niman
Form 7- Juyo

Also form 7 has a variant that may not be used in the time period of the game. The variant called Vapad was one that Mace Windu specialized in though most masters thought that it bordered on a a path to the dark side
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02.27.2013 , 04:27 PM | #9
For Sith Warrior specs (equivalently for JK) they are these:

Immortal: Suresu
Vengeance: Shien
Rage: Shii-Cho

Annihilation: Juyo
Carnage: Ataru
Rage: Shii-Cho
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01.31.2014 , 06:26 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by drfumblez View Post
Djem So is Shien.
Well it's a little different, Djem So is far more aggressive. Djem So is a physically demanding power attack form of Shien. It's also more geared towards saber dueling whilst Shien is geared towards aggressive blast deflection.
I would like to see the ability to mix forms. Take Obi Wan Kenobi for example. He uses Soresu to defend and Ataru to attack (with a couple of others mixed in) This makes him a defensive powerhouse that can counter attack aggressively!
I would like to see more emphasis on forms whist dueling. If you are a master of Shii-Cho and you go up against a master of Makashi, you should lose hard!
And mastery should come into effect. You should start off knowing the base elements of the form, then it should be developed though leveling.
That would be cool :P
Also I would like to see different animations for the forms. If you are using Ataru you should be jumping about all over the place. If using Soresu you should make small decisive moments and so on.
That would also be cool