Blasters power cells can be drained, their bolts can be absorbed or deflected by energy shields. Explosives can be deflected or their explosions prevented from affecting the intended target(s).
The Jedi understand these theories and use lightsabers instead, because once the distance between them and their enemies is closed, the lightsaber can overpower many forms of offense and defense.
Take Jango Fett for example. He fired at Mace Windu in Episode II during the arena battle. Windu deflected all the blaster bolts as he charged him, neutralizing their effectiveness, and then decapitated Fett.
I fought on the battlefield. I retired to embrace a life of discovery and profit. I carve my own path in life and am better for it.
Last edited by Gerevick; 03-23-2011 at 06:55 AM.