Saber Strike is a starting melee ability available to the Jedi Consular. It is the first lightsaber attack that the consular has. It causes the weapon damage that is stated, but it divides it over 3 attacks. This ability costs no force, has a range of 4m and is an instant cast with no cooldown.
It is a primary attack for lower level Jedi Consulars, but as the consular levels up this ability may or may not be pushed to the background. If the consular chooses the Jedi Shadow, this move will be useful as the shadow focuses on physical attacks. If the consular chooses to be a Jedi Sage, this move will only be use when running out of force or the target is in melee range as the Jedi Sage will have more powerful range attacks to use.