Relics currently has some experimental changes to Jedi in place.
The goal of the changes is to open up game content to more players and create more diversity in the types of Jedi players see in the wild, while also avoiding Jedi hybrid builds like Master TKM/Master Defender.
For information about becoming glowy, check out the Unlocking Jedi on Relics guide.
One of the great things about Jedi before Patch 9 was the feeling of truly starting from scratch as you learned to use a lightsaber for the first time. With the advent of the Village system, this feeling of being a “new born” player was lost, with players able to rely on their other combat skills to get them out of trouble.
Unlocking a Jedi should be a sacrifice.
From an RP point of view, your character is throwing away their old life and going down a path that should be challenging and fraught with danger. This is the price for wielding the ultimate power in the galaxy.
To this end, Force Sensitive skills on Relics cost no points. When unlocking you are still required to train 6 full lines before starting your padawan trials.
However, after completing your trials, the padawan box will cost you 225 skill points – completely investing your character in his or her path toward becoming a Jedi.
After that, each of the novice Jedi skill boxes costs 5 skill points each. The first box of a branch costs 1 point. Each box above that is free, including Master.
With this setup, most players will choose to pickup three novice boxes, two master boxes and two lines from the third tree.
Another historic problem with Jedi was the lack of variety in their makeups. Because of how the trees were structured, Jedi felt they HAD to go with certain cookie-cutter templates or they wouldn’t be effective. You could have your heart set on being a Powers Jedi, but the game let you down.
Ditto for the type of lightsaber you used in a given situation, often switching back and forth from fight to fight – instead of focusing on and mastering one style of lightsaber.
With this in mind, we’re borrowing from the expanded universe and the concept of Jedi lightsaber combat forms. Each form is a distinct style of combat, that fits nicely by focusing on different branches of Jedi skills. So instead of unlocking certification for all three types of fourth generation lightsabers with Master Lightsaber, you certify different types of sabers with the other Master boxes.
Want to learn more about Jedi forms? Check out this helpful article on ThoughtCo.
Master Defender – Form III – Soresu – 1H Lightsaber
This passive, defensive form relies heavily on defense and deflections as opposed to aggressive attacks. Known as The Way of the Mynock. Examples: Obi-Wan and Luke.
Master Healing – Form IV – Ataru – 1H Lightsaber
An aggressive form that seeks to outfit an opponent, controlling the flow of the fight. It provides cover for weakness of physical ability. Known as The Way of the Hawk-Bat. Examples: Yoda and Qui-Gon.
Master Powers – Form V – Shien/Djem So – Double-bladed Lightsaber
This form preaches all out attack at the expense of defense, with victory achieved through fear and intimidation. Known as The Way of the Krayt Dragon. Examples: Anakin and Luke.
Master Enhancement – Form VI – Niman – 2H Lightsaber
The lack of emphasis on a distinct style makes this form perhaps the most practical. This form gives a Jedi the option of being offensive or defensive as best fits the situation. Known as the Way of the Rancor. Examples: Darth Maul and General Grievous.
- Force sensitive skill boxes are free to train.
- Future Jedi need to complete 6 full branches of force sensitive skills to qualify for the Padawan Trials.
- Becoming a Padawan costs 225 skill points. Make sure you have 225 skill points available before you go to a shrine. If the points aren’t available, you will not get the padawan box.
- Novice Lightsaber, Novice Defender, Novice Enhancement, Novice Powers & Novice Healer boxes cost 5 skill points each.
- The first box of each Jedi branch costs 1 skill point each.
- Other Jedi skill boxes are free, including Master boxes.
- Fourth Generation lightsaber certifications have been moved from Master Lightsaber to other Master boxes.
- Master Defender: 1H Lightsaber certification
- Master Healer: 1H Lightsaber certification
- Master Powers: Double-bladed certification
- Master Enhancement: 2H Lightsaber certification
- Crafting of fourth generation sabers remains in the Master Lightsaber box.