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Dual blade lightsaber VS Dual lightsabers

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Dual blade lightsaber VS Dual lightsabers

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Slowpokeking
11.21.2012 , 10:01 PM | #1
There are more famous Jedi/Sith use dual blade lightsaber than dual lightsabers. Even some masters of dual lightsabers like Kun, Malgus and Maul didn't choose it as their first choice. However I think dual lightsabers are usually better than dual blade lightsaber in 1V1 condition since dual blade lightsaber greatly limited the movement and posture.

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BlznSmri
11.21.2012 , 10:49 PM | #2
Double-Bladed light sabers are far more defensive than Dual Wielding light sabers because the movements are tighter and given the length on both ends it's harder to get around. Dual wielding is incredibly offensive, and DWing attacks are wider, and often weaker because you've only got the weight and strength of one weapon/ arm. You can execute more attacks, but you leave yourself open and if you don't finish the fight quickly you're at risk of wearing yourself out.
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Warren-Stride
11.21.2012 , 10:55 PM | #3
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Double-bladed_lightsaber
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The primary purpose of the double-bladed lightsaber was to allow for a faster rate of attack, unleashing a rapid assault with only a minimum of movement, "more slaughter per swing" as some put it. Saberstaffs were also excellent defensive weapons, as the doubled length of the weapon provided more surface area for deflecting and parrying.
Double-blades diminish movement, but not at the expense of speed. It is also a very offensive weapon.

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Slowpokeking
11.21.2012 , 11:14 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Warren-Stride View Post
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Double-bladed_lightsaber


Double-blades diminish movement, but not at the expense of speed. It is also a very offensive weapon.
In 1 on 1 lightsaber duel it's going to greatly limit the movement.

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Slowpokeking
11.21.2012 , 11:16 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by BlznSmri View Post
Double-Bladed light sabers are far more defensive than Dual Wielding light sabers because the movements are tighter and given the length on both ends it's harder to get around. Dual wielding is incredibly offensive, and DWing attacks are wider, and often weaker because you've only got the weight and strength of one weapon/ arm. You can execute more attacks, but you leave yourself open and if you don't finish the fight quickly you're at risk of wearing yourself out.
I don't think lightsaber require to much strength because it can easily cut through almost everything, agility can help the user to get less head on situation.

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BlznSmri
11.21.2012 , 11:57 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
In 1 on 1 lightsaber duel it's going to greatly limit the movement.
The range of motion is limited, but the movements are tighter, faster and more controlled. If you've ever seen, or practiced with a Bo Staff you'd have an idea of what I talk about.

Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
I don't think lightsaber require to much strength because it can easily cut through almost everything, agility can help the user to get less head on situation.
And all the agility in the world isn't going to help you if your opponent has twice the defensive real-estate as you.

Double-bladed light sabers aren't able to get the same range of motion as Single Bladed sabers, but neither are Dual Sabers. With two sabers you have to be mindful of two separate weapons at all times, this means you have to make wider, more aggressive attacks to one, make sure you've got enough clearance so that you don't cause yourself harm and two, try and overwhelm your opponent before you wear yourself out.

You put too much stock in Dual Wielding, but there's a reason why the only popularized DWers are reminiscent of Roman Gladiators, combatants that are usually only placed in 1v1 melees.
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Slowpokeking
11.22.2012 , 12:23 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by BlznSmri View Post
The range of motion is limited, but the movements are tighter, faster and more controlled. If you've ever seen, or practiced with a Bo Staff you'd have an idea of what I talk about.
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It's different than Bo staff, because its other blade is too long and easy to hurt yourself if you don't move with it. You also can't put your hand on most of the weapon. We don't see such weapon in real life because it's not very useful.

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BlznSmri
11.22.2012 , 12:46 AM | #8
The vast majority of bo staff techniques are done with the hands on the center two feet of the staff. Just watch the Maul vs Jinn vs Kenobi fight in the Phantom Menace. Maul had the upper hand pretty much the entire fight up until he pissed off Kenobi, and even then he was winning until he decided to "play with his food" and not finish off Kenobi outright when he was just barely hanging on for his life.

Double bladed sabers give more control than dual wielding and control is everything in combat.
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wrmrstacrdwower
11.22.2012 , 01:02 AM | #9
A Dual Blade Lightsaber can be used as a single blade which gives an advantage over two single blades in a DW stance. The tighter the movements the more positional mobility you can gain drawing out your opponent or forcing them to focus attacks into smaller groups. And smaller attack groups with DW are exceedingly difficult when you have to move defensively.

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Rayla_Felana
11.22.2012 , 03:57 AM | #10
Depends on who is using them.