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The Lightsaber is the chosen weapon of the Jedi. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster, the Lightsaber is an elegant weapon for a more civilized combatant. The following talents allow you to improve your prowess with a Lightsaber.

Block Edit

See also: Saber Lock

As a Reaction, you may negate a melee attack by making a successful Use the Force check. The DC of the check is equal to the result of the attack roll you wish to negate, and you must take a cumulative -5 penalty on your Use the Force check for every time you have used Block or Deflect since the beginning of your last turn. You may use the Block Talent to negate melee Area Attacks, such as those made by the Whirlwind Attack Feat. If you succeed on the Use the Force check, you take half damage if the attack hits, and no damage if the attack misses. You may spend a Force Point to use this Talent to negate an attack against an adjacent character. You must have a Lightsaber drawn and ignited to use this Talent, and you must be aware of the attack and not Flat-Footed.

Deflect Edit

As a Reaction, you may negate a ranged attack by making a successful Use the Force check. The DC of the check is equal to the result of the attack roll you wish to negate, and you take a cumulative -5 penalty on your Use the Force check for every time you used Block or Deflect since the beginning of your last turn. You may spend a Force Point to use this Talent to negate an attack against an adjacent character. You must have a Lightsaber drawn and ignited to use this Talent, and you must be aware of the attack and not Flat-Footed.

You can use this Talent to deflect some of the barrage of shots fired from a ranged weapon set on Autofire, or the Force Lightning Force Power. If you succeed on the Use the Force check, you take half damage if the attack hits, and no damage if the attack misses.

This Talent cannot be used to negate attacks made by Colossal (Frigate) or larger-size Vehicles unless the attack is made with a Point-Defense weapon.

Lightsaber Defense Edit

As a Swift Action you can use your Lightsaber to parry your opponents' attacks, gaining a +1 deflection bonus to your Reflex Defense until the start of your next turn. You must have a Lightsaber drawn and ignited to use this Talent, and you don't gain the deflection bonus if you are Flat-Footed or otherwise unaware of the incoming attack.

You can take this Talent multiple times; each time you take this Talent, the deflection bonus increases by +1 (Maximum +3).

Weapon Specialization (Lightsabers) Edit

Prerequisite: Weapon Focus (Lightsabers)

You gain a +2 bonus on melee damage rolls with Lightsabers.

Lightsaber Throw Edit

You can throw a Lightsaber as a Standard Action, treating it as a Thrown weapon (Without this Talent, a thrown Lightsaber is considered an Improvised Thrown weapon). You are considered proficient with the Thrown Lightsaber, and you apply the normal Range penalties to the attack roll. The Thrown Lightsaber deals normal weapon damage if it hits.

If your target is no more than 6 squares away, you can pull your Lightsaber back to your hand as a Swift Action by making a DC 20 Use the Force check.

Redirect Shot Edit

Prerequisites: Deflect, Base Attack Bonus +5

This Talent allows you to redirect a deflected blaster bolt along a specific trajectory, so that it damages another creature or object in its path. Once per round when you successfully Deflect a blaster bolt, you can make an immediate ranged attack against another target with which you have line of sight. Apply the normal range penalties to the attack roll, not counting the distance the bolt traveled to reach you. If the attack succeeds, it deals normal weapon damage to the target. Only single blaster bolts can be redirected in this manner. Barrages from Autofire weapons and other types of projectiles can't be redirected.

Additional Lightsaber Combat Talents Edit

Cortosis Gauntlet Block Edit

Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Legacy Era Campaign Guide

Prerequisites: Armor Proficiency (Light), Armor Proficiency (Medium)

You have received additional training in the use of Cortosis Gauntlets. You can use the Block Talent, even when not armed with a Lightsaber, provided you are wearing a Cortosis Gauntlet. If you successfully Block an attack with a Lightsaber while wearing a Cortosis Gauntlet, the attacking Lightsaber is deactivated.

Precise Redirect Edit

Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Rebellion Era Campaign Guide

Prerequisite: Redirect Shot

Whenever you successfully Redirect a blaster bolt and hit your target, the redirected attack deals +1 die of damage.

Precision Edit

Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Legacy Era Campaign Guide

As a Standard Action, you can make a melee attack with a Lightsaber against an adjacent opponent. If the attack hits, it deals normal damage and also reduces the target's speed to 2 squares until the end of your next turn.

Riposte Edit

Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide

Prerequisites: Block, Base Attack Bonus +5

As a Reaction once per encounter, you can make a Lightsaber attack against a being whose attack you successfully negated using the Block Talent. Only non-area melee attacks can be Riposted in this manner; you cannot use this Talent when negating the damage from melee Area Attacks (Such as those made with the Whirlwind Attack Feat).

Shoto Focus Edit

Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Jedi Academy Training Manual

Whenever you wield both a one-handed Lightsaber and a Short Lightsaber (Or Guard Shoto), you gain a +2 competence bonus on attack rolls made with the Short Lightsaber (Or Guard Shoto).

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