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BigMexican
05-01-2002, 07:12 AM
personally i dont think so. the only time i ever use saber throw is on a certain server where saber atk, saber dfnd, jump and saber throw are the only force powers not disabled.

even on a jedi master server, i can find much better things to spend my points on. it's a total of 18 points for an attack that chews up force power, leaves you 100% vulnerable to attack, is slow and easily dodgeable, and even if unblocked does minimal damage.

i would much rather spend those points on something else, such as mind trick, or more heal. in fact, both push and pull together are the same cost as saber throw. in my mind i would take just one of either push or pull over saber throw.

dont get me wrong, im not saying it's useless, im just saying that it really doesnt give you much for the 18 holocron points ...

Dracofyre
05-01-2002, 08:15 AM
Nice to see i'm not alone in the world of people who think saber throw sucks:)

Raith
05-01-2002, 08:43 AM
I use Level 2 Sabre Throw to take out the DFA'ers and the Twirly Light Stance people

BigMexican
05-01-2002, 09:20 AM
i was being dfa whore'd on the certain server i mentioned that only allows saber force powers and jump. saber throw wasnt really an effective counter, you need force push.

Raith
05-01-2002, 09:28 AM
Agreed Push/Pull is better at keeping those DFA whores away but
if Sabre Throw Force Powers were enabled, how is that not an effective counter ?

Krazx
05-01-2002, 01:42 PM
I use saber throw to damage my own teammates in CTF/CTY/Team FFA and to damage people who are dueling.

But you only need to put the initial point(s) in saber throw to do that.

Jed_Aye
05-01-2002, 03:23 PM
Sabre Throws can be good if only 2 are playing and your quite far away from each other :D

tempest8008
05-01-2002, 03:43 PM
In a FFA game it's a great way to score kills on groups of people who are in close combat. You get to stand off and send your saber whirling in at a group of 5 or 6 people who are concentrating on each other.

If you can keep it in there for few seconds and move it around slightly you can score some serious hits....

Krazx
05-01-2002, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by tempest8008
In a FFA game it's a great way to score kills on groups of people who are in close combat. You get to stand off and send your saber whirling in at a group of 5 or 6 people who are concentrating on each other.

If you can keep it in there for few seconds and move it around slightly you can score some serious hits....

Too bad that as soon as the saber hits something it returns to you.

Waspie
05-01-2002, 08:09 PM
You can "thread" it through other people on its return trip.

I dunno, I use the Saber throw lots. People actually bitch me out for it.

Falryx
05-01-2002, 08:18 PM
Personally -- I never use it. Takes too much force, makes you too vulnerable while its out and has really limited value, IMHO. I'd rather have the points in Saber Throw hanging out in something which will benefit my entire team for a Team FFA or CTF map or which will help me live longer in straight FFA.

So... I ditch it.

Lately I've been experimenting with ditching Saber Defense 3. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

leelink
05-02-2002, 05:53 AM
are you guys joking... Saber throw is the best finishers there is. ever heavy stance your oppenent... one saber throw afterwards and hes a gonner, and If you got it maxed out it does 30 damage. If your heavy stance player you really need saber throw to finish your oppenent so you dont have to chase him down and if you do it right after a heavy slash they usually havent healed yet cause they think thier in the clear to run. I'm a heavy stance player and I use a saber throw to end all my combos. Just make sure you aim for the knees so they wont block it or thier back if thier cowards and run. I'm not one to swirl my saber around me, but I think its one of the best under used weapons in the game.

swediot=)
05-02-2002, 06:41 AM
i only use it because it looks kewl but i think its pointless thoug ................. oh well :D

BigMexican
05-02-2002, 07:22 AM
if i hit someone with a strong stance swing, i just hit them again to finish them off. there's too many variables, such as extra health or shields to make it 100% effective. the most total damage a player can take can be over 300, with 100+ health and 200 shields. that's 3 strong sweeps at least to take em out, if you throw your saber and it doesnt kill them, it just leaves you open ...

Vesentac
05-04-2002, 12:38 AM
Yes... keep thinking Saber throw is useless pls.

Leagle
05-04-2002, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by BigMexican
. the most total damage a player can take can be over 300, with 100+ health and 200 shields.

I doubt you'll meet them with 200 shields much, as it degrades, but remember drain/heal and those bacta things. They can repair!

So you have a point.

Skarfays
05-04-2002, 12:28 PM
saber throwing is actually too effective if done excessively and if the thrower has enough experience to know when and where to throw. This is in a duel situation of course.

leelink
05-04-2002, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by BigMexican
if i hit someone with a strong stance swing, i just hit them again to finish them off. there's too many variables, such as extra health or shields to make it 100% effective. the most total damage a player can take can be over 300, with 100+ health and 200 shields. that's 3 strong sweeps at least to take em out, if you throw your saber and it doesnt kill them, it just leaves you open ...

Maybe it just my reputation but not too many player stick around after i heavy saber them. Those wusses run all the time. thats why I find the saber throw so effective. I dont have to chase them down to get another hit in. For those that do stick around they just keep my saber from flying that far. : )

BigMexican
05-05-2002, 10:31 AM
when players run away i force pull em back and perhaps even kick em in the spine hehe :)

but saberthrow spammers are easy to defeat. get up close, wait until they throw their saber, dodge it, then hit them. you just have to let them open themselves and keep blocking their saber. red stance doesnt work very well, but the blue lunge and yellow diagonal upswings have done wonders for me.

Jahs
05-05-2002, 11:19 AM
I usually do fine with lvl 1 throw. I just use it agaisnt dfaers.

Throw can spoil a duel easily

swediot=)
05-06-2002, 03:20 AM
yeah but i think its better to spend points somewhere else hehehe grip :lol: heheheheh

Vestril
05-07-2002, 05:43 AM
...and now they added it to NF servers...why did this happen?? How does it make sense?