Alter Damage was a Force technique used by the Jedi Order to change the damage their lightsaber inflicted upon a target.


An application of the Force used by the Jedi Order, the Council of First Knowledge classified as a technique which fell under the umbrella of skills known as Alter. Alter abilities were those which called upon the Force to manipulate things in the environment separate from the user.[2]

Mastery of this skill came hand-in-hand with mastery over lightsaber combat, as it was used in conjunction with use of the weapon. When used correctly, a practitioner could manipulate the energy of the lightsaber and reduce the damage caused to the target. Used while fighting both living and non-living opponents, this technique could make the difference between killing an opponent or completely disabling a droid or piece of machinery.[1]


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