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Old 04-17-2008, 09:16 AM   #41
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I don't see any reason to make assumptions about the strength of lightsabers.


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Old 04-17-2008, 09:26 AM   #42
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OR it might have been the lightsabers were weaker, like they couldn't penetratemost alloys, and the techniques used in making a lightsaber became more effective.
in the words of EPIII Vader: [echo]Nooooooooooooooo![/echo] [j/k]

It's a plasma blade, that can cut through anything... well it could, but the technology has been almost unchanged since the invention of cordless power cells, sometime after 7,000 BBY.
Even as early as 15,500 BBY the Jedi had already produced a focused beam of energy that arced circumferentially back to its source.

Edit: These materials weapons and beings are also resistant to Lightsaber's...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cortosis of course...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightfoil

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Phrik

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Armorweave

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sith_sword we know...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mandalorian_iron

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vonduun_crab_armor

@ post #26-#27 http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_Weapon

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Orbalisks



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Old 04-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #43
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[alarm] Warning! Warning! Star Wars nerd alert! [/alarm]

Hehe don't worry, I knew most of that myself.

If you think of what a lightsaber is it wouldn't make sense for there to be weak lightsaber blade and strong lightsaber blades. If I remember correctly even the upgrade crystals in KotOR don't claim they're making the blade itself more powerful (at least in the descriptions).

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Other than a convenient excuse for some hot sword-on-lightsaber action, nothing.
Cortosis was created circa 1997 and in the book it appeared in was not used for that purpose, so...

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Hehe don't worry, I knew most of that myself.
I aint worried, Ive had you pegged since day 1 Inyri


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Old 04-17-2008, 11:18 AM   #45
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #46
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:59 PM   #47
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If you think of what a lightsaber is it wouldn't make sense for there to be weak lightsaber blade and strong lightsaber blades. If I remember correctly even the upgrade crystals in KotOR don't claim they're making the blade itself more powerful (at least in the descriptions).
Kreia's description of the crystals implies that they do, though:

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Force Sensitive locations such as this absorb and reflect Force energy. The crystals are the catalyst here.

[...]

Picture yourself as a sieve, and the Force as water pouring into you. This crystal draws from the excess water that escapes the sieve.
So the crystals collect Force energy, and presumably that's how they help create the lightsaber blade. So it's possible that different crystals could make a stronger blade. And remember that training lightsabers are much weaker, probably because they use weaker crystals.

Yes, it makes no sense, because a blade made out of plasma will burn through just about anything. But at least the explanation is poetical.

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Cortosis was created circa 1997 and in the book it appeared in was not used for that purpose, so...
Actually, it might have been KOTOR that first used cortosis for this purpose. Not sure about that, though.


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Old 04-17-2008, 01:09 PM   #48
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Actually, it might have been KOTOR that first used cortosis for this purpose. Not sure about that, though.
I believe it was the book I, Jedi in 1998. Not certain exactly how it was covered but I remember the Jensaarai having cortosis in their battle armor.

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No, I meant swords with cortosis.


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Same exact concept.

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Well, yes...I mean, as far as I know, BioWare was the first to introduce hot lightsaber on sword action, even if cortosis itself had already been canonized.


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Old 04-17-2008, 04:43 PM   #52
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:48 PM   #53
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Cortosis was created circa 1997 and in the book it appeared in was not used for that purpose, so...
I bow to your superior knowledge of EU crap.


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