Jedi Knight

Leaders and warriors, heroes and champions, the Jedi Knights have stood at the forefront of every battle. They are masters of the lightsaber arts, kicking, jumping and flashing through the air and using the Force to clear the way in front of them.

Equipment

The galaxy has been plagued by war for decades and despite the Treaty of Coruscant, the Jedi have no delusions about the constant danger. Though traditional Jedi robes range from light cloth to thick leathers, many Jedi Knights also wear parts or entire suits of heavy armor when going into battle.

Abilities

The Jedi Knight's graceful movements are awesome to behold. Though a Jedi Knight's life is filled with battle and adventure, the Knight's heart is dedicated to peace and service. An ironic observation to some, but greater wisdom suggests it is the Jedi Knights' humble devotion which makes them so likely to become such famous heroes.

Combat Role

Whether defending allies by deflecting a barrage of blaster-fire or charging in to challenge a Sith Lord, the Knight's role is crucial in any conflict. The Jedi Knight enjoys the benefit of ancient teachings that have been passed down through hundreds of generations. Combining these time-tested maneuvers with the natural guidance of the Force, the Knight is capable of achieving extraordinary feats.

Advanced Classes

Jedi GuardianJedi Sentinel
A wall between the good people of the Republic and their enemies, the Guardian stands firm in the face of overwhelming odds and dares opponents to attack.
  • Class Role: Tank, Damage
  • Weapon: Lightsaber
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Resource: Focus
Control and focus are the hallmarks of the Sentinel. Through years of training the Sentinel learns the art of using two Lightsabers simultaneously to create an intricate web of damage that is almost impossible to evade.
  • Class Role: Damage
  • Weapon: 2 Lightsabers
  • Armor: Medium
  • Resource: Focus

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By Yenoren at 2011-11-22 15:29:07

Taken from SWTOR official website www.swtor.com

VALIANT, DETERMINED, GUARDIAN OF PEACE

A symbol of hope in dark times, the Jedi Knight stands for the legacy of the Jedi Order?more than twenty-thousand years of protecting the Republic and keeping the peace across the galaxy. Though Jedi Knights have served as generals, guerilla fighters, and warriors for generations, their legendary combat prowess faces its greatest test during this age.

Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight hones body and mind into perfect harmony. Combining the foresight of the Force with unrivaled reflexes and practiced physical precision, the Knight turns combat into an art form, gracefully executing acrobatic feats in tandem with elegant lightsaber tactics.

A source of inspiration to allies and intimidation to adversaries, the Jedi Knight?s presence is welcome in any confrontation. The Order?s long history of fighting for justice has earned the trust of countless friends and the hate of innumerable enemies. Few, though, are foolish enough to challenge a seasoned Jedi Knight unless they have the skills and technology to even the odds.

FACING THE DARK SIDE

The Jedi?s dark counterparts scored many victories during the war, expanding their Empire, and putting the Republic on the defensive. Since the Treaty of Coruscant, the Sith have consolidated their military might, even while the Jedi have withdrawn to Tython, a move that?s been looked at with suspicion by many of the Republic?s politicians. Nonetheless, the war is far from over, and the Jedi Knight?s resolve remains firm. With unwavering allegiance to the Republic and the light side of the Force, the Jedi Knight fights with valiant determination, wading into the thick of any battle to protect freedom and democracy and hold fast against those who oppose it.

No matter how dire circumstances may become, the Jedi Knight trusts the Force and keeps a cool head. Knowledge and self-control are the critical components of wise decisions, and emotional and mental clarity are an absolute necessity. Maintaining focus allows the Knight to rely on intuition; a right mind leads to right action.

For many, the Jedi Knight is the guardian of a precious dream; a dream of peace, a dream of justice, a dream of a brighter future. The fate of the galaxy depends upon the Knight?s ability to keep this dream alive.

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By Gothic90 at 2011-12-12 18:20:00
Except they don't have runes to begin with.
For Guardians, iirc all stances refund focus when being hit, so it's more like traditional rage.
For Sentinels you have to use your abilities to build up focus, so think of it as a pure combo-point mechanism that has some more freedom to maneuver around.
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By orothelous at 2011-11-21 23:39:36
As a comparison for people who might be interested in the class, it feels a lot like the Warrior class in WoW. He has a Charge, a Thunder Clap, a Sunder Armor, etc. So if you love the Warrior class ( /raisehand) then you will probably love this class too.
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By Shinael at 2011-12-11 07:54:15
Unlike warriors in wow, you have to use some skills to build action points, kind of similar to DK in wow i presume.
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By groovz at 2011-11-23 09:39:05
For me its the opposite. I feel like this is one of the most explored highest rate of exposure cahracter types in the entire star wars unvierse and that its so constantly seen that I want to explore character types who have had less exposure in the films and games.
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By Essencenchanted at 2011-11-27 11:21:41
If you are interested in what races you can play as a Jedi Knight prior to going to the screen and rolling it, you can check out the race/class matrix I have compiled:
http://gamergirlconfessions.blogspot.com/2011/11/swtor-classrace-matrixes.html
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By Mokomytha at 2011-11-29 03:57:11
Looks like the tanking is similar to a WoW warrior with a small amount of Death Knight thrown in. Looks interesting.
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By cyvaris at 2011-11-29 10:37:33
The knight has a HUGE amount of talents and abilities available. Learning this class will be all about learning when to use your different Focus spenders. You have DOTS, AOEs, Charges, and Interrupts, all of which cost different amounts of focus. Learning when and how to use these and correct focus management will make or break your tanking ability and DPS. If you want a "simple' class don't play JK. On the flip side of that this class defiantly rewards those who learn how to play it correctly.
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