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Preparation: Being prepared is basically your allocation of Force stars. If you are sure you will be facing a Dark side Jedi, increase your Absorb and Pull to four stars, decrease Seeing to one star. An increase in Speed is also advised. A star for Blinding or Persuasion can be sacrificed depending on the skill level of your opponent.
Conserve your Force mana for Absorb. Stay alert and activate it before your enemy comes into range.
Again, avoid over use of Persuasion as it drains your Force mana. Use only after a Light Surge.
Stay away from tight areas and cliffs. A Dark Jedi's Destruction is a powerful tool. Even if you Absorb the damage, you will be stunned from the hit and knocked back (or off). Also be aware of boxes and other objects that may be Thrown at you.
Know that Destruction will drain most of a Dark Jedi's mana. Use this to your advantage.
Pull the enemy's weapon. Make him use his Force powers to defeat you.
Listen for the sound that Seeing makes. Blind those that don't use it.
Hog his Dark surge by Pulling it.
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Use Speed to avoid the Grip lock.
Know all the possible counters to Grip. Just remember you need to either hit him or get out of his view to be free from the Grip.
Hit Absorb immediately if not already activated
When Gripped, be aware of what weapon your opponent is holding. If it's not the saber, Pull his weapon.
Use the Repeater (Secondary Fire if he has his saber drawn) or Concussion Rifle to get the hit and break free.
Force Jump - this may not work with 1 or 2 stars, but if you have 3 or 4 stars allocated, it should do the trick.
Saber as a last option. An experienced Dark Jedi will step back when Gripping making him difficult or impossible to hit with a saber.
If you encounter a "Gripper" in a "saber only" match, hit Absorb, crouch and wait for the Grip to wear off. This isn't a full proof strategy, but it is useful if the ceiling is too low to Force Jump out of the Grip. I have found that you will block their saber attacks most of the time (if you are facing them and looking up at them).
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Read Countering the Light Side - by Dr. Lee.
Also read The Art of Escaping the Grip - by Dr. Lee.
Check out Kicking the A$$ of a Grip User - by ReidBold.
Visit The Dark Path for another look into strategy for the Dark side.
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Submitted 04.06.98 by Jodo Kast:
Dark Jedi, I've found strategies that are particularly effective
One, Blinding is under-used in comparison with Persuasion. Persuasion is a good power for stealth, but most Dark Jedi will immediately turn on Seeing as soon as they are aware of "Persuading" Light Jedi in the area. But Blinding is a good reminder to always keep Seeing on. It's useless if they already have Seeing on, so listen for the sound. If they don't have Seeing on, you should Blind them immediately. I almost always get killed when I get Blinded, because while you can sometimes escape the blinder, you will often run into someone else in the course of escaping who will take advantage of your blindness.
Absorb is a great power, as it counters most dark powers. However, be sure there isn't much throw debris around, and also steer clear of Grip and Destruction. They can still have ill effects, even if they don't do any damage. Destruction is great for escaping, as it throws the opponent a long way and can confuse them. When you corner a Dark Jedi or are chasing them, be cautious of Destruction.
Grip can be easily countered. However, this doesn't mean it's easy to deal with. You are immobilized, and Dark Jedi tend to be partial to conventional weaponry. I love the Repeater, as it takes down an enemy very fast, you don't have to be any distance away to use it, and the Lightsaber is powerless against it. Yes, it will reflect some shots, but circle and strafe allows most to hit. And even with an opponent that can block extremely well, nobody can block all 3 shots from its Secondary fire at once.
Lightning is probably the easiest power for Light Jedi to defend, since Absorb negates all damage from it and it adds a lot of mana. Still, it has uses against Light Jedi. For instance, it obscures your vision, good for making an escape, when their mana is too low for Destruction. Also, if they can outlast you and they know your Absorb is off, this is very deadly in confined spaces.
I hope you've benefited from these light side strategies from a Dark sider's point of view.
A) The idea of Absorbing is a good one but Dark Jedi like myself will just use the Lightsaber to kill the Light Jedi while they are Absorbing.
B) When Absorbing if the light Jedi is going to pull a gun make sure that the Dark Jedi can't see it or it will get pulled. I have faced people who have used this tactic and watched it fail on them over and over.
C) Any smart Dark Jedi will have Force Seeing on all the time to make sure they can't get blinded.
D) Also with Absorb, it's not a good idea to Absorb in areas with small objects because a Dark Jedi will use the force throw and watch them die and lose a kill.
Other than that, I thought your strategies were valid ones and will work on a lot of players.