The best Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber stances and when to use them

best Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber stances
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The best Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber stances might vary slightly according to you preferences, but there a couple of clear winners between single, dual, twin, blaster and crossguard options. 

The differences between lightsabers means that damage, defense and speed vary a lot and, while all have their bonuses, you generally always want to go for the most damage. That said, some options do have other advantages so you'll need to visit a meditation point occasionally to swap out the two options you can have equipped at any given time. 

I've listed my preferred Jedi Survivor lightsaber stance ranking here, as well as where and when you can unlock everything. We've also got Star Wars Jedi Survivor abilities, Force powers and gear covered if you want to see what else Cal can make use of.  And for the ultimate guide our Star Wars Jedi Survivor walkthrough will guide you through the whole game, beat by beat. 

All Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber stances

There are five lightsaber stances in Star Wars Jedi Survivor. You'll start with two, and earn the others in this order:  

  • Single blade -  the classic format, available from the start. A decent option in almost all fights 
  • Dual Blade - two blades, one from each end of a central hilt, also available from the start. Best in combat against multiple foes due to its ability to hit nearby enemies as well as your initial target. 
  • Twin Blade -  two blades, one in each hand. A fast-paced and persistent attack style that also allows you to disengage from combat by canceling attacks with the block button. Best against individual foes and unlocked early, during your first boss fight. 
  • Blaster -  one lightsaber, accompanied by a blaster pistol. Best against ranged foes. Features a charge shot but limited ammo, which is replenished by attacking. It’s unlocked when you leave Jedha for the first time.  
  • Crossguard -  a heavy, two-handed stance. Slow but powerful attacks, but offers strong defence. Best against single foes - large animals or characters that put little emphasis on blocking. Unlocked on the Shattered Moon area when you unlock it. 

One of the biggest Star Wars Jedi Survivor tips we can give you here is to try them all about and work out what works best for you. However, if you want my advice, I've ranked the best options below. 

The best Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber stances

Here are the best Star Wars Jedi Survivor stances ranked: 

  1. Dual Blade
  2. Crossguard
  3. Single
  4. Twin
  5. Blaster

Overall, the dual blade is the best Star Wars Jedi Survivor stance, with the Crossguard coming in a close second with the twin blades for a high damage option depending on how you play.

While the single blade stance might be standard it's less useful as you progress through Star Wars Jedi Survivor due to a lack of versatility. Given the sheer number of enemies in several arenas the dual blade remains pretty important. The twin blades are best at taking down early bosses, but they become less useful against more powerful foes later on. The crossguard is then extremely powerful, especially against those later bosses, but is the hardest to use. I found very little use for the Blaster stance at any point as enemies you can shoot without them dodging and deflecting are the lowest tier threat, and saber's too low damage to be good against the rest. 

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