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Sword and Shield maneuver
Sword and Shield maneuver
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Era(s):
Rex: "We've gotta scatter them. Use the Sword and Shield maneuver."
Ezra: "Wait, what does that mean?"
Kanan: "We block. He fires."
—The tactic used in 2 BBY.
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The Sword and Shield maneuver was a tactic used by Jedi and their Clone troopers during the Clone Wars.[1] The tactic was even used 17 years after the war, in 2 BBY during a Mission to Agamar.[2]

Description Edit

Sword and Shield maneuver Doom

Doom's Unit using the Sword and Shield maneuver.

The Sword and Shield maneuver was named due to the process of the tactic; the Jedi or clone would deflect or block blaster bolts from the other Jedi or clone who would prepare a counterattack. Both cases were recorded in 19 BBY,[1] with clones deflecting and Jedi attacking, and in 2 BBY,[2] with Jedi deflecting and a clone attacking.[1][2]

History Edit

The maneuver was used in 19 BBY, during the Battle of Ringo Vinda, by Commander Doom's unit, who used Blast shields to block oncoming fire from Destroyer droids, while Jedi General Tiplar manipulated the droids by lifting them in the air. The troopers rolled Electro Magnetic Pulse grenades under their shields and disabled the droids.[1] In 2 BBY, while on a Mission to Agamar, the tactic was performed by Jedi Kanan Jarrus and Jedi Lieutenant Commander Ezra Bridger, as well as Captain Rex. The two Jedi defended Rex while he prepared thermal detonators and threw them at the oncoming droids.[2]

Appearances Edit

  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"
  • Rebels Star Wars: Rebels – "The Last Battle"

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Rebels Star Wars: Rebels – "The Last Battle"
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