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Dual weilding sabers vs single blade. Which is superior?

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Dual weilding sabers vs single blade. Which is superior?

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TwistedTony
10.20.2012 , 12:59 PM | #1
In lore, it states marauders/sentinels as lightsaber fighting specialists and that they learn to dual weild to accentuate their combat prowess.... So does this mean that dual wielding is superior over single blade weilding overall?
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Temeluchus
10.20.2012 , 03:16 PM | #2
It would be dependent on the Form used and would also be on a person by person basis.

It;s subjective.You can't really say one is stronger than the other in a general sense because each has it's pros and cons and each could be more potent or less formidable as it applies to any given person.
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Canino
10.20.2012 , 03:31 PM | #3
^^ Although, it seems it would be easier to channel the force with one blade, but in a lightsaber form, (I'm blanking o the name) it does that already.
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Maaruin
10.20.2012 , 03:47 PM | #4
Wielding two blades requires much more skill and training than a single blade. Lightsabers are so large that they easily get into each others way and you might even cut one of your limbs off.

Two full-sized lightsabers make for good offense, but you will leave more openings. The second blade isn't of much use for blocking (see above).

For a better defense, use a very short lightsaber (shoto) in the offhand. You have an additional blade to block, but you will have to attack with your main lightsaber. The shoto just doesn't have the range.

One single lightsaber makes for more flexibility. Twirling the saber, change between one hand and two hand, strenght based attacks and blocks, changing the saber hand, using the offhand to channel the force etc.
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ToEasy
10.20.2012 , 04:17 PM | #5
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you dual weild then you can't do power attacks and are weaker to power attacks but you can take on multiple people easier. Using a single lightsaber is easier and most of the lightsaber forms were made for single blades. So in my opinion they are about equal.
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Beniboybling
10.20.2012 , 04:34 PM | #6
This is a job for Aurbere! The lightsaber combat genius!

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TalonVII
10.20.2012 , 04:44 PM | #7
Well with dual blades you are a lot more mobile, and you use more dexterity than strength.

Strength with dual blades: one more blade to attack with, making you unpredictable plus they can only block 1 blade at a time. Plus against multiple people you can put your blades on different targets.

Weaknesses: You have no strength behind your swings. You have to use more finesse and possibly more cuts and strikes to kill a target. Also parrying work, you cannot stop strong swings very well if at all. Even with two blades stopping one target it's not the same as two hands on 1 blade. So against somebody with one blade, you depend more on re-directing blades and foot work than blocking. But if you get a straight on power shot you HAVE to block, you can't do it very well.

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10.20.2012 , 04:59 PM | #8
Each form has their advantages, but the single blade has more. Dual wielding is generally meant for aggressive lightsaber forms, such as Juyo or Makashi or Jar'Kai. This of course means that dual wielding has a lesser defense.

A Form like Djem So can tear apart the defenses of a dual-wielder through heavy, staccato-like, strikes (characterized by the Juyo form). Dual-wielding requires a good amount of physical strength in order to keep the defenses maintained. A dual-wielder would do best to keep on the attack. If they are forced to resort to defense, they will most likely lose.
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10.20.2012 , 05:37 PM | #9
Starkiller. Enough said.

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TheBetty
10.21.2012 , 05:27 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
Well with dual blades you are a lot more mobile, and you use more dexterity than strength.

Strength with dual blades: one more blade to attack with, making you unpredictable plus they can only block 1 blade at a time. Plus against multiple people you can put your blades on different targets.

Weaknesses: You have no strength behind your swings. You have to use more finesse and possibly more cuts and strikes to kill a target. Also parrying work, you cannot stop strong swings very well if at all. Even with two blades stopping one target it's not the same as two hands on 1 blade. So against somebody with one blade, you depend more on re-directing blades and foot work than blocking. But if you get a straight on power shot you HAVE to block, you can't do it very well.

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Duel Weilding is a purely offensive acrobabtic style. The idea is to overwhelm your opponent with saber strikes. The downside is you have pretty crap defences. If someone starts taking massive single saber strikes at you, you don't last long.
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