Strategy Guide: Jedi Watchman
by Drazin Starstrider
The Jedi Watchmen are the jack of all trades, master of none class. They have equal training in combat and force usage, but do not excel at either. They do recieve Sneak Attack and Force Camoflage which helps you take down the toughest enemy first and then deal with the underlings. Watchmen recieve the most skills and have enough skill points per level to train almost everything.
You will need to reach level 15 of any starting Jedi class and atleast 75% aligned to Lightside in order to become a Watchmen. Any starting class will suit a Watchmen, but Sentinel seems to be the most obvious choice.
Like the Weaponmaster, Jedi Watchmen recieve 6 Lightsaber forms and 1 force power form that will serve to aid you during combat. Be sure to change your form depending on battle conditions in order to maximize your abilities.
You really have no Primary abilities as a Watchmen, Almost all skills are equally important to your success.Constitution however rises above them all, as you do not have the Vitality points of a Weaponmaster. A minimum of 18 is advised, which will allow you to equip the higher grade implants you will find in game.
I also suggest taking the Finesse Lightsaber feat in order to use Dexterity as your attack modifier. Your Damage won't be as great, but your defense will be extraordinary. Take Dexterity to atleast 18 and use equipment that adds to your dexterity if possible. Charisma and Wisdom should be raised to 16 each if you can afford it in order to make your force powers more effective. You will rely on them to work the first time to stun a crowd of enemies. The last thing you need is a dozen Dark Jedi pounding the limited Vitality points out of you. Also Intelligence is rather important to you. If you can find the points, raise it to 16 in order to gain more skill points per level and train up as much as you can.
Master atleast one combat feat such as Flurry and use it in combination with Master Speed to gain an additional 3 attacks per round. Also make sure to master Toughness and conditioning so you have better saves versus your opponents force powers and attacks. You will not gain feats as quickly as a Weaponmaster and you will need to be rather picky about what you do train in order to maximize your play style.
Watchmen should train Force powers like Master Speed, Master Valor, Master Battle Meditation, Master Force Barrier and either Stasis Field or Force Wave. You may also choose to train Force Storm, which will not be as effective as a Jedi Masters. However if all your opponents are stunned, it will make quick work of them. It really depends on your play style, if you want to stun a room of enemies and Force Storm them to death or Force Wave a room of enemies and take them down one at a time with your lightsaber(s). You can do both rather well, and you may find yourself changing your play style to suit the enemies you face. You wont have a Jedi Master's Force points or a Weaponmasters Vitality, so it is often best to combine both styles. You will gain 1 Force Power per level, so you may have the option to train other Force Powers that help to increase your personal style.
Wear Equipment that adds to your Wisdom and Charisma as well as your Dexterity and Defense. Upgrades that reduce damage types or regeneration of health are prized by Watchmen. Be sure to breakdown items into components and create the very best upgrades for your armor and weapons. Since you will have access to so many skills, you should have little trouble crafting the good stuff without help. You can always wear equipment such as gloves, implants, headgear and belts that give bonuses to skills in order to create the best upgrades if your
skill isn't quite high enough. You may wish to wield two single-hilt lightsabers and upgrade one to maximize your deflection while using crystals that boost your wisdom and charisma, while you upgrade the other just for added damage.
Try out new combinations of Melee attacks with Force powers in order to find the most efficient way of dealing with enemies you face. And don't forget your Stealth ability and Sneak attacks. You can pick off the hardest enemies first from stealth and then deal with the less deadly opponents however you wish. Playing the middle of the road class is not always easy, but if played right, there is no obstacle you can't overcome.