Star Wars Jedi Survivor is coming out in a few weeks and the developers are releasing more and more cool details, like the five different lightsaber stances or lightsaber fighting styles.
What’s it about? On April 28, it’s time to dive back into the world of Star Wars with Ian Gallagher — wait what? … Oh, I see — into the world of Star Wars with Cal Kestis. 5 years after the events of Jedi Fallen Order, he’s got some cool new tricks up his sleeve. Among other things, he has taught himself many new lightsaber fighting styles, so in total there are five different lightsaber stances in Jedi Survivor. We’ll tell you which ones they are now.
All lightsaber stances & fighting styles in Jedi Survivor
What is a lightsaber stance? In Star Wars, the prequels introduced new lightsaber types for the first time alongside the coolest interstellar soldiers in white armor. Where before there was only red staff, blue staff and “oh, damn, the sun is too bright” green staff, now there are also double blades, purple sabers, two sabers. You get all of that in Star Wars Jedi Survivor, and each “stance” called lightsaber stance uses a different combination of lightsabers — and blasters.
1. lightsaber stance – one-handed
This stance is well known and should come as little surprise. Like most Jedi, Cal Kestis also trained as a Padawan with only one blade. In Jedi Survivor, this standard fighting stance is also reflected as standard. If you fight with only one blade, this is your balanced fighting style. Moderately fast, moderately strong, and simple attack combos. Here are a few key specs:
- When to use: The one-handed fighting style is best used in duels against only one to a few opponents.
- When you get the stance: The one-handed lightsaber is available to you in Jedi Survivor right at the start of the game.
- Special feature: Balanced fighting stance.
#2 Lightsaber Stance – Double-Bladed Stance
With the double blade, a Force-sensitive fights like with a stick. Of course, after all, Darth Maul’s fighting style is also inspired by various staff fighting styles. In Jedi Survivor you jump, turn and rotate quickly and athletically with your double blade through the enemy masses. Masses is a good word, because the double blade is especially suited for fighting larger squads of enemies.
- When to use: Used to control larger groups of enemies
- When you get the stance: You can fight with the double blade right at the start of the game.
- Special features: Slow strikes, less single-target damage.
#3 Lightsaber Stance – Two-Bladed Stance
Here you’ll get the first new fighting style, which was only available as a special attack in the predecessor. In Star Wars Jedi Survivor you can now use the two blades completely and continuously. If you equip this lightsaber stance, you’ll strike fast and hard. The developers have already hinted that the two-saber fighting style should be more difficult to master than the previous two. In addition, you’ll become a glass cannon, so you’ll dish out a lot, but you’ll also collect money for it like Jürgen at the penny market checkout.
- When to use: Quick fight against few opponents.
- When you get the stance: You also get this lightsaber stance at the beginning of the game.
- Special features: You can cancel attacks and retreat.
#4 Lightsaber Stance – Cross-Guarded Lightsaber
You surely know this kind of lightsaber fighting from Kylo Ren. Here Cal uses a saber with a crossguard. The blade is longer than in the other saber stances and fighting styles in Jedi Survivor. Also, the saber of light seems to have become heavier: Namely, the Cross guard stance serves the need for a heavy two-handed sword in Jedi Survivor. You strike accordingly slowly, but violently.
- When to use: Fight in duels against strong and armored opponents.
- When you get the stance: You will receive this fighting style during the course of the storyline.
- Special features: Slow, strong and makes Cal go into a frenzy.
#5 fighting with a sword and blaster
There is currently no gameplay material for this fighting style. While a blaster is pretty uncivilized for a Jedi, hard times call for hard measures. Whether Cal fights with a saber and the blaster here, or whether the blaster is a kind of side weapon you can switch to, is unclear so far. Accordingly, we can’t make any predictions here as to what the blaster’s scope of use will be, aside from the specifics.
However, the developers already reveal that the blaster will by no means replace the saber. Star Wars Jedi Survivor remains a game based on close combat. That’s why the blaster’s ammo pool is supposed to be very small. If you kill certain enemies with the saber, you can slowly replenish your ammo.
There’s a catch: you can’t fight with all stances in Jedi Survivor
Over the course of your Jedi career, you won’t be able to take full advantage of all the lightsaber stances. The developers say that in Jedi Survivor you’ll build your version of Cal Kestis, focusing on the lightsaber fighting styles you like to use. On top of that, you can only select and switch between two lightsaber stances at a time. Lightsaber stances can then only be swapped in resting places, not in direct gameplay.
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