There are five different Lightsaber stances in Jedi: Survivor. This is our guide to how to use each of them best.
There are five separate Lightsaber stances in Jedi: Survivor. Two of these can be equipped at any given time, and are unlocked at regular beats throughout the story. These stances are Blaster, Crossguard, Double-Bladed, Dual Wield, and Single. Each of them has a dedicated skill tree and stylistic strengths between them. There’s no wrong combination of stances, but some do lend themselves to certain playstyles more than others in Jedi: Survivor.
Lightsaber Stances in Jedi: Survivor
Here is our guide on how to get the most out of each of them and which might suit your playstyle.
Blaster stance is unlocked partway into the campaign but seems to be one of the strongest and most easily-utilized options among the stances. The Blaster stance is exactly what it sounds like, dual-wielding a single-bladed Lightsaber in one hand and a Blaster pistol in the other. This allows Cal to interrupt enemies, chip damage and poise off of targets, and keep threats at range. With the right skills, Cal’s Blaster can be used to effectively parry enemy attacks at range.
To use the Blaster form at its best, focus on chipping damage off of enemies at range, parrying their attacks, and only committing when you’re sure you can punish opponents. When enemies separate themselves from you to create distance, fire away. Blaster is the most straightforwardly powerful of the stances, given that it covers one of Cal’s key weaknesses, damage at range. Blaster is best with a form that excels up close, like Crossguard or Dual Wield.
Crossguard is the equivalent of a broadsword from similar Souls-like action games. The Crossguard takes more stamina to block and has slower attacks, but the damage is staggering. Players wanting to use Crossguard will need to be precise with block timing and attacks. It’s not possible to cancel out attacks with blocks in this stance, so precision is a must.
If you prefer a slow, incredibly high-damage style that means needing to strike carefully, crossguard is for you. Many players dislike Crossguard’s slow, sweeping attacks and its decreased blocking, but others love it. A fully upgraded Crossguard tree will do the most damage in single strikes of any build in the game. However, it may not provide the utility the other stances do. It is the best to compliment with a more mobile stance like Blaster or Dual Wield.
Double-Bladed is one of the most versatile Lightsaber stances because it excels against multiple enemies and ranged foes. With high-damage strikes and the ability to deflect Blaster fire back at other enemies, it’s incredibly flexible. Since you’ll start with this stance before doing any gameplay, it’s one of the easiest to fully upgrade early and, therefore, one of the most likely to become a focus of your stance.
Double-Bladed excels in crowds of enemies, as it has many powers that stagger and damage groups of enemies around Cal. You’ll be at your best when flanked on all sides, can go from defense to all-out offense at a moment’s notice, and won’t be bogged down by large amounts of Imperial and Raider foes. Double-Bladed is best complimented by a stance like Blaster or Single, keeping you effective against single targets.
The Dual Wield Lightsaber Stance is a quick, dedicated offense in a nutshell. With twice the blades to strike with, Dual Wield is the all-out stance meant just for offense. It’s the fastest-hitting stance where the skill tree can allow it to shore up many of its weaknesses with key powers. It’s an excellent compliment to the Double-Bladed style, with the ability to deal with both great hordes of foes and difficult singular foes.
With the ability to profit off of parries, and tons of offense-oriented perks, it’s hard to find a downside for Dual Wield when it comes to damage. The speed at which this stance attacks is one of its main draws and should tempt Jedi: Survivor players no matter their play style.
The Single blade Lightsaber stance is the jack-of-all-trades version of the skill trees. The stance can do just about anything quite well, but very few things spectacularly. The Single skill tree incentivizes a mobile playstyle with two separate perks that enhance dash attacks. Single is best used as a complimentary stance to your main stance and can be absolutely vital to keeping otherwise niche builds able to handle a variety of enemies.
It’s hard to find any one skill or perk that encourages a certain playstyle with Single, but that’s partially what the stance is meant for. Single is best used to compliment especially divergent styles, like Double-Bladed or Blaster. If you end up locking in Single as your main tree, don’t worry, you’ll still be plenty capable.