As I have been preparing for a new Star Wars Saga Edition campaign, I have come across a issue with which I can not find a definitive answer to within the rules. The issue: what happens when the lightsaber talent block is used to negate damage from a vibroblade?
The campaign is set during the dark times. As such it is assumed that vibroblades and their variations do not possess a cortosis weave or other lightsaber resistant materials. Because I anticipate both NPCs and PCs utilizing both weapons, I foresee an issue when they "lock" blades.
I have formulated a few solutions to the problem (some more drastic than others):
1. On contact with the lightsaber, the vibroblade is cut in half (disabled) without any rolls being necessary. I dislike this solution as stats do exist for the item HP and Damage Reduction. This leads to...
2. When a lightsaber is used to successfully block a vibroblade, damage is dealt to the vibroblade as per the attacking an object rules found in the core rule book.
3.When a lightsaber is used to successfully block a vibroblade, damage is dealt based on the damage value of the lightsaber. No strength modifier or 1/2 heroic level is added.
Thank you for your help concerning this topic.