Consider it many weaker hits instead of considerably fewer jaw cracking stomps.
my first playthrough my light jedi master had 10 strength until the end. Possibly +1 or 2 through some of his gear (don't recall exactly) but i still banged stuff up real fast.
Chatracter Stats (normal/ with saber)
Consular 17 Master 8 (light side)
Will 33 /35
I played on Normal w/ game time 38hours 29minutes
Give me a pm or email if you want to know my feats/powers/favored gear. Not the best, i'm sure, but just saying that non strength characters can still bust some heads.
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