Originally Posted by R2-X2
Did you ever try to fight with a sword/anything like that backhanded in your real life? It's so pretty d*mn hard, I'd never go for that. You have no strength, no precision, and make only too slow attacks. Forget about it!
If your enemy is defenseless and you want to take them out quickly and effectively then a backhanded sweep is the way to go. I never said I would use it exclusively, just when it applies to the situation. It works for blaster bolt deflection as well.