Star Wars: What Is Your Preferred Lightsaber Form(s)
Say you are a gifted individual in the Star Wars Universe. What lightsaber form would you choose to try to master? Or would you implement a combination of forms to create your own unique kind of style? And as a fan, which is your favorite?
Here's a mini summary of each to help you start! Info comes from both Canon and Legends.
Form 1 Shii-Cho: Great at crowd control and deflection of blasters, but is weaker to dueling one on one.
Form 2 Makashi: The ultimate duelist, much like a fencer. Count Dooku is an example. It's style is weaker to larger groups and overpowering strength.
Form 3 Soresu: The greatest defense. Designed to consume little stamina and wear out opponents over time. Has a lack of offense.
Form 4 Ataru: Focus on using one's whole body to attack. Acrobatics and Strength create a pure offensive style. Much weaker in close quarters.
Form 5 Shien/Djem So: Is all about countering; offensive that uses opponents attacks against them. Very aggressive. Shien redirects blaster fire, whereas Djem So requires brute strength & wide strokes. Requires huge amount of stamina and can wear down the user.
Form 6 Niman: A balanced form style, Jack of all Trades of the previous forms... but master of none. Great starting point. Often leads to Jar'Kai.
Form 7 Juyo/Vaapad: A bizarre offensive that requires the user's emotions to create confusing, overpowering attacks like Form 4 & 5. Has a huge tendency to lead users to the dark side of the force. Weakness is when the emotions may overcome users, making them more blind in a fight.
Jar'Kai: Other wise known as Dual Wielding Lightsabers, and normally comes from Form 6. Can implement many of the other Forms. Can only use one arm worth of strength per blade and may cause wielders to be weaker when reduced to one lightsaber.