Best Star Wars Jedi: Survivor stances – Lightsaber stances ranked

Liam Mackay
Cal with single lightsaber in Star Wars Jedi Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor lets you wield a lightsaber in more ways than ever before, bringing new stances to master as you play. Here are all of Jedi Survivor’s lightsaber stances and their ranking from worst to best.

Cal Kestis returns in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, letting players live out all of their lightsaber-wielding fantasies. Alongside customizing the lightsaber’s hilt and blade color, Jedi Survivor expands on Fallen Order’s stance system with more combat styles than ever before.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor includes five different lightsaber stances, letting you equip two at a time to quickly change up your style depending on the enemies you’re fighting.

Here’s a breakdown of all of the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s lightsaber stances, as well as the best stances you can use ranked from worst to best.

All Star Wars Jedi: Survivor stances

Lightsaber stances in star wars jedi survivor

Here are all five lightsaber stances in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor along with their in-game description:

  • Single Blade: A classic, balanced approach to combat. Reliable
  • Double-Bladed: A highly-mobile, energetic approach to combat. Best for dealing with many enemies at once.
  • Dual Wield: A purely offensive approach to combat. Overwhelm enemies with a flurry of strikes. Abort attacks by pressing LB/L1.
  • Blaster: An unorthodox approach to combat. Couple your lightsaber with a blaster to gain ranged superiority.
  • Crossguard: A slow, yet highly lethal approach to combat. Powerful swings devastate enemies, but have very long wind-ups.

Best stances in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Ranked list

5. Dual Wield

cal kestis dual wielding lightsabersCal’s Double-Bladed lightsaber splits in two.

Dual Wielding is a brand-new stance in Jedi Survivor and while it’s great for players who enjoy dodging or parrying, it falls short of the other options.

This isn’t to mean it’s bad, it could be a fantastic choice in the hands of a skilled Jedi, but it doesn’t reliably output damage in the same way as the other stances and you can run out of stamina quickly which can be frustrating.

4. Single Blade

Single-blade is the jack-of-all-trades lightsaber stance and it’s nearly impossible to go wrong with it. The go-to for the majority of Jedi, a single-bladed lightsaber is an excellent choice when playing through the game but you might find you need to switch stances during boss fights or tougher sections.

3. Double-Bladed

Cal fighting enemies in Star Wars Jedi: SurvivorA Double-Bladed lightsaber is perfect for taking on squads of enemies.

Returning from Fallen Order, the Double Blade stance is perfect for taking on large groups of enemies in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

The Double Blade is particularly useful when taking on large groups of weaker enemies as even though your attacks won’t be dealing a ton of damage, they’ll be landing in such quick succession that you can weaken several at once.

It’s also great for deflecting blaster bolts but isn’t the most effective against individual targets so you might want to keep it as a backup stance while primarily using another.

2. Blaster

Although Jedi Survivor’s Blaster stance allows Cal to use a pistol to deal damage and stagger enemies at range, it’s surprisingly lightsaber-focused.

With a Blaster in hand, Cal adopts a fencing style of lightsaber combat, dodging enemy attacks and dealing damage with sharp jabs. The Blaster is perfect for dealing quick damage and staggering opponents, allowing you to switch to another stance for a powerful combo.

1. Crossguard – Best stance in Jedi Survivor

The Crossguard lightsaber deals a ton of damage with each swing.

Although timing is everything, the Crossguard stance based on Kylo Ren’s fighting style is the best lightsaber stance in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Cal wields the lightsaber more like a heavy claymore from Dark Souls, landing slow, heavy strikes that deal a ton of damage. Once you’re used to the more slow-paced stance, you’ll be able to brute-force your way through high-level enemies and bosses alike.

You might want to have the Double Blade or Single Blade stances ready for large groups of enemies, but Crossguard will dispatch foes with ease.

Any of these lightsaber stances will serve you well in your Star Wars Jedi: Survivor playthrough, but these were our favorites.

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