Fighting vs Protection Using Protection Submissions
Protection at first seemed like invulnerability to me. I joined games and destroyed all those that came before me. Many called me names, saying that I was a wimp for using it (well, that's not what they actually said, but you get the idea). The great thing about Protection is you can practically keep the shield up for ever (as long as you minimize the use of your other Force powers). By the time your shield runs out, your mana has naturally regenerated enough to activate it again. If you are fighting an inexperienced player, use it and you will be a god. Use it against a true Jedi and you will learn the true meaning of frustration and death. Below I present strategies for both using Protection and playing against someone who is using it.
Fighting vs Protection: First you must know your opponents vulnerabilities. A Light Jedi using Protection has given up the Neutral Force powers to gain this shield. He/she can not use Force Jump, Speed, Pull, or Seeing. The last two being most important. This Jedi can not Pull your weapon! This Jedi will not be able to see you when you use Persuasion and will be Blinded if you so desire.
How to defeat (or at least really annoy) a "Protected" opponent:
Punch him! (best done if he is blinded or you are invis)
Stick at least 2 rails (Secondary Fire) into him and then fire 1 or 2 more at him
Fire around 4-6 concussion shots his way (secondary fire)
Multiple (and I mean multiple) saber attacks
I read somewhere that Protection works similar to a Super Shield. As the shield absorbs damage, it weakens. Be persistent in your attack, weaken the shield, slay your opponent. Of course, knowing your opponents strategy is also helpful, so please read the next section.
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Using Protection: Well, if you still want to use it, here are my tips.
Move around a LOT. Your opponent will be Blinding you every chance he gets. You might want to get a pair of sunglasses (hehe).
Listen for the Persuasion sound and be ready for a sudden attack.
Use Absorb when ever possible to prevent your opponent from Pulling your weapon.
Avoid using Persuasion as it will not disguise you with those green things floating around.
If your opponent is punching you, pull out your saber and take him out with the double swing (Secondary Fire).
Run away if you are taking damage. Wait until your shield runs out and start again.
If you are being chased (and want to get away), lay down some Sequencers or fire some Rails (SF) into the ground.
Use the Repeater or Concussion Rifle when trying to locate an invisible (Persuasion) opponent.
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This really isn't a submission. I took this snippet from the Force FAQ by Dan Thompson located at jediknight.net:
"All Protection is is a 200HP shield that lasts 53 seconds. In other words, if you can take off 300 HP in 53 seconds (200 HP + presumably full HP), they WILL DIE."