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Darth Vader vs. Darth Malgus – Versus Series

I absolutely LOVE the versus series that puts one Star Wars character against another to determine who would “win”. They are typically very similar characters with a lot in common, and then it’s broken down into their strengths and weaknesses and how they compare. This one was a really fun one for me: Darth Vader vs. Darth Malgus. Before seeing the video yourself, who would you rank top between the two? Now, see the video to hear their thoughts on who would win if the two were to face off in a fight: What do you think of their points? Do you agree? Did your choice come out on top? Some highlights: Vader is very intelligent Malgus has brute force – SITH juggernaut Vader faces different opponents based on the individual opponent and their strengths Vader has mental blocks that he creates for himself along the way Malgus is talented…

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SWTOR Marauder / Sentinel Changes in 5.9

Marauders /Sentinels are the only Classes in 5.9 that are receiving slightly different changes than the other Classes this patch so I wanted to call them out separately. Here are the changes:   Maurader The Ruthless Aggressor utility has been changed so that activating Obfuscate temporarily yields a 75% increase in damage reduction for Force and tech attacks instead of a 75% chance to resist all Force and tech attacks. Fury Reduced the damage done by Bloody Slashes by 18.5% Sentinel The Zealous Judgment utility has been changed so that activating Pacify temporarily yields a 75% increase in damage reduction for Force and tech attacks instead of a 75% chance to resist all Force and tech attacks. Concentration Reduced the damage done by Burning Slices by 18.5% We are making two changes. First, following last year’s balance pass, these Classes are still slightly overperforming. The change to Bloody Slashes /…

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Were Ancient Sith More Powerful?

If you missed it earlier this year, The Stupendous Wave has another great video in his Star Wars Explained series on YouTube that talks about the Sith empire. Who is more powerful – ancient Sith or modern? How do they measure up throughout the Star Wars timeline? Is it something you’ve never thought about? Well, now’s the time to put some thoughts into motion and this video is going to help you out with that. Are you a new canon Star Wars fan who only knows Darth Vader as the strongest Sith? Are you an old school fan with a rich knowledge of Sith history? Either way, you’re going to love this video and how he breaks it all down for you. The Dark Lords of the ancient Sith empire are constantly hailed as far more powerful than the following generations of Sith even all the way up to Darth Bane’s rule…

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SWTOR Class Changes: Deception Assassin / Infiltration Shadow

Below you will find the planned changes for Deception and Infiltration in Game Update 5.5:   Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Assassin Deception Reduced the damage done by Ball Lightning by 5.15% Amped Voltage no longer increases the damage of Discharge, but retains the rest of its effects Dominating Slashes no longer increases the damage of Assassinate and the damage bonus it gives to Lacerate and Voltaic Slash has been reduced from 10% to 5% Reduced the critical damage bonus given to Discharge and Ball Lightning by Crackling Blasts from 10% to 5% Reduced the low-health damage bonus given by Sith Executioner from 5% to 3% Shadow Infiltration Reduced the damage done by Psychokinetic Blast by 5.15% Fracturing Force no longer increases the damage of Force Breach, but retains the rest of its effects Prevailing Strikes no longer increases…

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STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Class Changes: Carnage Marauder / Combat Sentinel

Eric Musco just updated the community about the upcoming changes for Concealment and Scrapper coming in Game Update 5.4.   Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Marauder Carnage Reduced the critical strike damage bonus granted by Sever from 15% to 10% Reduced the damage bonus to Ataru Form attacks granted by Ataru Mastery from 5% to 3% Sentinel Combat Reduced the critical strike damage bonus granted by Saber Storm from 15% to 10% Reduced the damage bonus to Ataru Form attacks granted by Ataru Mastery from 5% to 3% DevNotes: The Carnage/ Combat discipline was overperforming, so we reduced the effectiveness of two key passives to bring their DPS back in line with the target. Join the forum discussion on this post

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Top 7 Most Powerful Sith Lords – Star Wars

There have been many powerful Sith in Star Wars lore. There’s Darth Bane, Darth Maul, and the very popular Darth Vader. There was also Exar Kun and Marka Ragnos (who ruled for over 100 years). Then we also don’t want to forget Lord Vitiate or Darth Sidious. How do you even begin to put all that dark evilness into a list? Whether you are a full-fledged fan of the Dark Side, or someone who leans toward the Light, you still have to give credit where it’s due when it comes to these amazing, powerful Dark Lords. It’s hard to compete with the likes of bad guys who can destroy entire planets with just their minds. Also, they wear capes. How cool is that? This video from Star Wars Theory covers from of the most powerful Sith Lords (as listed below) and a brief history of how they came to be. This is…

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Top 5 Female SITH from Star Wars

While many people know the male Sith lords, fewer people know about the great females of the Sith. This was an equal opportunity universe and there were just as many female powerful Sith as there were male. In fact, some of the females rose to power, overtaking their own masters, or leading independently in their own right. Here’s a great video I happened upon that lists some of the top five female Sith from Star Wars. One reason I love this video so much is that he pretty much picked my picks. If I had to create a top list, it would include the same ladies. In fact, I would have picked the very same one for 1st place. The title Lady of the Sith is the female equivalent to Lord of the Sith and there have been quite a few of them over the generations of Star Wars lore….

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Sith That Didn’t Use Red Lightsabers [Video]

Contrary to popular belief, not all Sith used red lightsabers. In this video from The Stupendous Wave we learn more about the Sith who didn’t use red lightsabers. If you’re looking to learn a bit more about Star Wars lore, more about Sith and the lightsabers they used, then this video is for you. While the iconic red Sith saber is synonymous with the Dark Side for most Star Wars fans, it can be difficult to think of them using any other colors. Then there are those who think it would be alright to have a bit more color in the Force, on either side. Whatever your stance on saber colors, it’s a fun little video that will probably teach you a few things. It’s just under 6 minutes long so it’s great for watching during a break and it won’t take up a lot of your time. If you like it,…

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The Story and Philosophy Behind the Sith Rule of 2

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the in-depth areas of the Star Wars Universe then you will like this video series but it’s this episode that we want to talk about today: The Sith Rule of 2. If you don’t know much about this Sith rule, you’re going to learn a lot in this under-10-minute video. Even if you do already know something about the Sith Rule of 2, there’s a good chance you’re going to discover something new today too. The Rule of Two means that there can only be two true Sith Lords at any given time. This rule is actually very important to the survival of the sith. As the video explains, the lack of the rule could destroy the sith. It explains the beginning of Darth Revan, where the Rule of Two came from, and why it’s important. It explains how Revan was caught…

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Revan vs Darth Malgus

Now we have another great versus matchup for you: Revan vs Darth Malgus This one is told in 4 parts so you will need to watch each video to get to the exciting conclusion. This is actually one that can really get the fans riled up since people tend to have very strong opinions about these characters and who would win in a face-off. See the first video here: Intro, History & Physical Round of the battle for the Old Republic! Part 2: Force Round of the battle for the Old Republic! Part 3: Dueling Round of the battle for the Old Republic! Part 4: Verdict of the battle for the Old Republic! What do you think after seeing this? Did your expectation come out the victor? Who do you think would win?

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Can the Dark Side of the Force be Used for the Greater Good?

Star Wars lore and The Force is something that has been written, discussed, debated and analyzed since the first film’s debut. One topic of the Star Wars story that has been questioned and debated over the years is that of the Force and Light and Dark side. In this video, we can explore the question “Can the Dark Side of the Force be used for the greater good?” Some will argue that the Dark Side itself is inherently evil and that simply by choosing to act on the Dark, you cannot do good, and that you will become evil. The same is said of the Light Side and good. But if we really break down the story, we see that even the Light Side sometimes questions their goodness or makes choices that could be considered “evil”. Maybe it is not really as black and white as we’d like to think….

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Darth Malgus Versus Count Dooku DEATHMATCH

by FrelsAreN, DeviantART   by lelmer77, DeviantART  Jensaarai1 aka the Nerd-Rage Ranter, a video blogger on YouTube, is probably one of the greatest experts on Star Wars I have seen in some time. He appears to be well versed in all the movies, both of the Clone Wars series and the comic book series (Dark Horse). I have not heard him mention the novels in his analyses, but I wouldn’t put it passed him. Rest assured he is an expert on the Expanded Universe of Star Wars, which pretty much trumps those who only know about the movies when it comes to general Star Wars knowledge. What really impresses me is his unique knowledge on everything that is the lightsaber, which is impeccable. He made a 10 episode series throughout 2012, called the “Versus Series” where he pits Jedi against Jedi, Sith against Sith and Jedi against Sith in “what…

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SWTOR Faction Classes Not Mirrored Exactly

We wrote before here on the site about how the SWTOR classes are mirrored on each faction side and how that can be a downfall to people who like to play both sides (like myself). I want to have one of everything in an MMORPG but I’m now learning that the classes are not actually mirrored completely. A post here in this thread explains that there are problems and differences in the attempted mirroring across the factions. For example, some issues are in the numbers (cool downs or how long a spell or effect lasts) and other problems are in the animations. One Reddit user took the info in this thread and compiled a list of the differences in the mirrors as follows: Jedi Knight / Sith Warrior: JG’s Freezing Force slows for 6 seconds, SJ’s Chilling Scream (equivalent) slows for 9. Freezing Force : Chilling Scream JK Blade Storm…

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Social Armor Sets – Sith

Social armor sets are another one of those things about SWTOR that helps set it apart from other MMORPGs and makes it a little more fun. Here is a image that shows us what the social armor sets for the Sith look like. While the quality is not the best, the creator still took the time to get all those shots of the armor for us in one location so you can see them. If you want to travel all over the planets and see them all for yourself or see exactly what they will look like on your character, you can do so. Viewing with the companion view gives a higher resolution view on the sets. So here is just one more reason to be social in SWTOR and group up while playing the game. What do you think? Do you like the sets? Were you disappointed? Will you be saving…

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The Sith Inquisition Marches Onward

Greetings swtorstrategies.com, we are The Sith Inquisition. Myself and the rest of my team are all diehard Imperials, and would rather shed our own blood as Sith than let the Republic overcome us. For a few weeks now we’ve been putting out Empire side news and opinion updates, recently being enhanced by a few pieces of beta video content, and now we’re happy to be invited to do a weekly column right her on swtorstrategies.com. You can look forward to a lot of news and opinion on the dark side and the Empire, although we do also like to put out general news content when it’s applicable. One thing we’ll be doing is short news broadcasts through twitter at least once a week, possible coinciding with the posts we’ll be putting up here. We’ll also be keeping you up to date on major roleplay and PvP activities that we’re emailed…

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Know your Lore: Yuthura Ban

Yuthura Ban was the Twi’lek apprentice of the Sith Master Uthar Wynn, the head of the Sith Academy on Korriban during the Jedi Civil War. Even though she herself was an apprentice, Yuthura was also a lead instructor and mentor at the Sith Academy. She respected initiative and cunning in her students and was not short of either herself. Like most of the Force-sensitives at the academy, she wore the uniform of a Sith officer as opposed to robes. Originally from Sleheyron, Yuthura was a slave to Omeesh the Hutt, a cruel Master who tortured his slaves regularly. Craving vengeance and determined not to simply be “nothing,” Yuthura maneuvered herself into a position to strike out at her master, slitting “the drunken worm”‘s throat while in his bedchamber. As she fled Sleheyron by stowing aboard a cargo ship, it was inevitable that she would be discovered by the crew. They…

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Know your lore: Uthar Wynn

Uthar Wynn was a Sith Master and the leader of the Sith Academy on Korriban during the Jedi Civil War. His Sith Apprentice was Yuthura Ban. Uthar Wynn was created as a villain for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Wynn was voiced by veteran voice actor Tom Kane. Wynn later received an entry in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, which was released in 2008. There are multiple choices for the player to make in Knights of the Old Republic regarding Uthar Wynn’s fate. Revan could side with Ban and kill Wynn. Once completed, Ban would turn on Revan. After her defeat, Ban would plead for mercy and Revan would spare her life and allow her to assume the position of the Academy Headmaster. A second choice involves Revan not allying with either Wynn or Ban; both Wynn and Ban attack him and are killed. A third option has…

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Sith Inquisitor Class Details Released

Yesterdays update to the Star Wars: The Old Republic site is the full reveal of the Sith Inquisitor class. Sith are not shy about their conquest for power and few pursue that goal as aggressively as the Sith Inquisitor. In this week’s update from BioWare, the Sith Inquisitor shows the limitless power that the Force can offer to those who aggressively pursue it. Check out this week’s new video and update to learn more about the Sith Inquisitor, their ships and the sleeping monster and devourer of Jedi known as Khem Val. Inquisitors, the dark geniuses of the Empire, are masters of treachery and dark Force power. Feared as much on the battlefield as they are by prisoners and political enemies, they will stop at nothing to earn themselves more power. The paths to power are many, though. Is your Inquisitor an Assassin, striking down enemies from the shadows with…

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Sith Speak in a British Accent

Jono Bradley posted an audio log and transcript of the second Q&A session From the SWTOR  London Hands-on Event. The session has some interesting answers in it and definitely worth a read/listen. Here’s an excerpt showing a question about accents: Question: Erm; why are all the Empire characters British? Daniel Erickson: That was actually my decision; really early on I wanted too evoke really my memory of the original trilogy and in the original trilogy – although there are a couple of exceptions.. Stephen Reid: Some really weird exceptions; Daniel Erickson: Yeah; you know Kenobi and that sort of thing but all of the officers that are evil have that great sort of upper-class British accent and one of the things we wanted to do at the beginning was – we always have to look at the fact that we know where the history goes; so we know at some…

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How Stuff Works: Valley of the Dark Lords

The Valley of the Dark Lords, also known as Valley of the Sith Lords was a valley and burial ground of Korriban’s Sith Lords. The Sith Great Temple was located in the valley. A number of different layouts and appearances have been given to the valley in various publications. This is, in the case of video games, mostly due to memory restraints and practicality. For instance, its appearance in Knights of the Old Republic lends itself to being easily traversed and places less demand on hardware than a full scale valley. In Darth Bane: Path of Destruction it was found that the road from the Academy to the Tombs was actually quite long and the area that the actual Valley was barren and harsh, hard to travel through for even the Sith Lords. In Jedi Academy, on the other hand, the valley is designed similar to the appearance of the…

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