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Sorcerer/Sage: Making the lightsaber a "stat stick" is an affront to Star Wars

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Sorcerer/Sage: Making the lightsaber a "stat stick" is an affront to Star Wars

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Felioats
01.24.2012 , 04:23 PM | #1
There have been discussions on the merits of saber utility for what is essentially a ranged caster class. And if these classes carried wooden sticks instead of lightsabers, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

There'd probably be a discussion on why they have wooden sticks instead of lightsabers, but I digress.

The fact is they do have lightsabers, as they should, but they don't use them. The ancient weapon of the Jedi hangs limply at their sides.

And it's wrong. It is not Star Wars, it is not heroic and it is an insult to the legacy of the films. It feels fundamentally wrong. It is Bioware's moral duty to change it.

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Xienive
01.24.2012 , 04:25 PM | #2
Or! Pick a Jedi class that uses a lightsaber? Wait no that would be stupid.

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SarimRune
01.24.2012 , 04:31 PM | #3
How many times, in the only three films, did the Emperor use a Lightsaber?

Zero.

He didn't need to. He had Force Lightning.

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Vermalech
01.24.2012 , 04:37 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by SarimRune View Post
How many times, in the only three films, did the Emperor use a Lightsaber?

Zero.

He didn't need to. He had Force Lightning.
Check and Mate, op.

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Felioats
01.24.2012 , 04:47 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by SarimRune View Post
How many times, in the only three films, did the Emperor use a Lightsaber?

Zero.

He didn't need to. He had Force Lightning.
There are six films. At least five -- Phantom Menace may not count.

I remember him roflpwning four Jedi with a lightsaber, actually, and nearly finishing off a fifth. He may have even only pretended to need the help to push Anakin over the edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkgLSyrdiqg

And even in the Emperor's Throne Room scene in ROTJ, he wasn't there to fight. Only to observe and use words to turn Luke to the dark side.

Quote: Originally Posted by Vermalech View Post
Check and Mate, op.
Hardly.
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smartalectwo
01.24.2012 , 04:47 PM | #6
To quote Palpatine himself -

"The Sith grew past the use of lightsabers. But we continue to use them, if only to humiliate the Jedi."

The idea of the Sith learning lightsaber combat simply to troll the Jedi does make sense, I guess...
There is no try.

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Melil
01.24.2012 , 04:47 PM | #7
He used it when he fought Yoda in the 3rd (New/bad) one.

He did use it and got owned. So he switched to throwing senate seats :P

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Felioats
01.24.2012 , 04:52 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by smartalectwo View Post
To quote Palpatine himself -

"The Sith grew past the use of lightsabers. But we continue to use them, if only to humiliate the Jedi."

The idea of the Sith learning lightsaber combat simply to troll the Jedi does make sense, I guess...
In a book.

Quote: Originally Posted by Melil View Post
He used it when he fought Yoda in the 3rd (New/bad) one.

He did use it and got owned. So he switched to throwing senate seats :P
Uh-huh. And what class would you say Yoda is? That's right, Sage. He also pwns Count Dooku with a lightsaber.
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Tangenobi
01.24.2012 , 05:21 PM | #9
It was also said The Emperor was an excellent duelest...Count Dooku used one, Yoda used one, every jedi uses one period...Every sith uses one also when Mace fought the Emperor he had to use one.
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onaccountof
01.24.2012 , 05:34 PM | #10
I use mine, #shrug*. Why wouldn't you use it? It does come in handy in situations.