Star Wars Jedi Survivor: BEST Skills [Ultimate List]

Discover the best skill in every tree to maximize Cal's potential in Star Wars Jedi Survivor

There are a total of 75 skills and nine skill trees in Jedi Survivor. Although you can eventually get every single one of them through new game plus and grinding for skill points, it’s important to figure out which skills are the best from each skill tree and which skills are the overall best for the early and late game in order to utilize skill points more effectively.

Important: You can respec your skills, but the process will cost one skill point after your first respec. 
Key Takeaways
  • Jedi Survivor has three main skill trees, which further expand, totaling nine different trees.
  • There are 75 skills for Cal, each with varying costs.
  • Lightsaber Tree:
    1. Single Stance: Standard playstyle with enhancements like Cyclone Slash, Dash Strike, and Charged Throw.
    2. Double Blade Stance: Ideal for crowd-control and combos with Endless Hurricane, Rising Storm, and Repulsing Burst.
    3. Duel Wield Stance: Balanced between mobility and aggression, improved by Backstep Slash, Precision Release, and Dancing Blades.
    4. Blaster Stance: Focused on ranged combat with abilities like Point Blank, Quick Draw, and Energizing Flurry.
  • Force Tree:
    1. Confusion: Control enemies with skills like Confounded Mind, Redirected Strength, and Confusion Mastery.
    2. Telekinesis: Move objects and enemies using Howling Push, Unrelenting Pull, and Parry Push.
    3. Jedi Concentration: Passive abilities to maintain the Force Meter, featuring Swift Focus, Superior Hold, and Enlightened Attunement.
  • Survival Tree (Resilience):
    1. Improve health and healing abilities with Perfected Stim Formula and Survival Skills.
    2. Enhance dodge against melee attacks with Focused Sight.
    3. You can reset your skills once for free, but subsequent resets cost one skill point each.

All Best Star Wars Jedi Survivor Skills Comparison

Skill NameSkill TreeSkill Points RequiredSummary
Cyclone SlashSingle2Overhead swing after basic attack for staggering enemies
Dash StrikeSingle2Dash and strike for initiating combos and mobility
Charged ThrowSingle2Throw lightsaber at enemies for ranged attack
Endless HurricaneDouble Blade1Additional attacks in a double-bladed chain attack
Rising StormDouble Blade2Pull enemies and launch Cal in the air for powerful follow-ups
Repulsing BurstDouble Blade2Airborne AoE attack for staggering and pushing enemies
Backstep SlashDual Wield1Attack and leap backwards for damage and a safe distance
Precision ReleaseDual Wield2Shockwave effect and follow-up attack on a precise release
Dancing BladesDual Wield3Bouncing lightsaber throw for multi-target damage
Point BlankBlaster1Blast enemies away just before they strike
Quick DrawBlaster3Mark and shoot multiple enemies
Energizing FlurryBlaster3Replenish ammo through melee attacks
Greater ImpactCrossguard1Ground slam with shockwave for stagger
Rolling ThunderCrossguard2Powerful straight-line lightsaber throw
Sundering SwipeCrossguard2Multi-target sweep attack
Confounded MindConfusion2Increase duration of confusion effect
Redirected StrengthConfusion1Control Stormtroopers to fire on allies
Confusion MasteryConfusion3Confuse even larger enemies
Howling PushTelekinesis2Push multiple enemies away with an increased radius
Unrelenting PullTelekinesis3Pull in even the heaviest foes
Parry PushTelekinesis1Send the enemy flying with a well-timed parry
Swift FocusJedi Concentration1Increase Force recovery with successful Precision Evade
Enlightened AttunementJedi Concentration2Maximize Force meter usage
Superior HoldJedi Concentration1Slow down enemies for an extended duration
Survival SkillsSurvival2Maximize health for endgame
Perfected Stim FormulaSurvival2Increase healing from items
Focused SightSurvival2Automatically evade melee attacks with the dodge button held

Lightsaber Tree Skills

There are five different lightsaber stances in Jedi Survivor. The newly added Crossgaurd, Blaster, and Duel Wield add a lot of variety to the gameplay, but also useful skills that can help you dominate against the multiple enemies.

Single Tree Skills

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Single Stance Skill Tree [image by eXputer]
Starting with the original stance, the single lightsaber is the vanilla fighting style and perhaps will not be used as often as some of the newer stances. When I was testing out the different stances, I found the single stance to be more focused on aerial strikes and dashes.

Cyclone Slash 

Skill TreeSingle
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Swing above after a basic strike to knock enemies to the ground
  • Cyclone Slash allows you to perform an overhead swing after holding the attack button after a basic attack.
  • The move is great for staggering enemies and coming up with combos.

Dash Strike

Skill TreeSingle
Skill Points 2
Skill Description For starting combo’s and mobility, dash and strike
  • Dash Strike allows you to hold the block button and press the attack button to dash toward and strike an enemy in a certain range.
  • It is useful for starting combos and allows you to move around multiple enemies with ease.

Charged Throw

Skill TreeSingle
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Use a lightsaber to strike opponents from a distance.
  • You can throw your saber at your enemies by holding the Block Button and Force Attack button.
  • Although other stances offer a better skill version, Charged Throw is still quite effective for anyone hoping to stick to a single stance.

Double Blade Skills

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Double Bladed Stance Skills [captured by eXputer]
The Double Blade is also part of the original stances that were also available in the previous game. Ironically, most of the skills in the tree are cheaper than the single-bladed skills. The skill tree offers a style that is heavily focused on crowd control and easily dealing with multiple enemies. The fast playstyle can be quite limiting while fighting against bigger enemies, though.

Endless Hurricane

Skill TreeDouble Blade
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Additional attacks in a double-bladed chain attack
  • Endless Hurricane allows you to add additional attacks to the end of the double-bladed chain attack if you continue to press the Attack Button.
  • Endless Hurricane doesn’t use the Force Meter.

Rising Storm

Skill TreeDouble Blade
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Pull enemies and send Cal flying for effective follow-up attacks.
  • Rising Storm consumes the Force Meter and lets you pull enemies in a small circle while launching Cal in the air, allowing you to come down with any move you choose.
  • It is great for bringing together scattered enemies in a single spot.
  • Rising Storm will also allow you to damage multiple enemies at once if you follow up with a powerful move afterward.

Repulsing Burst

Skill TreeDouble Blade 2
Skill Points 3
Skill Description Airborne AoE attack for pushing and knocking  enemies to the ground 
  • The move requires you to be already airborne.
  • Therefore, if you combine Rising Storm and Repulsing Burst together, you’ll end up with a strong combo.
  • The ability is also great for staggering and pushing away large groups of enemies.

Dual Wield Skills

Dual Wield stance skills [image by eXputer]
The Duel Wielding is a new stance that was added in Jedi Survivor, and it is considered one of the best stances in Star Wars Jedi Survivor. Duel Wielding has some amazing skills, and I definitely recommend saving up skill points to invest heavily in the skill tree.

Backstep Slash

Skill TreeDual Wield
Skill Points 1
Skill Description Attack and leap backwards for damage and a safe distance

Backstep Slash encapsulates the dual-wield playstyle perfectly as it combines the speed and power of the stance.

  • If you hold the Block Button and then press the Attack Button, you’ll attack and leap backward.
  • Backstep Slash is great for damaging enemies while also keeping a safe distance. You’ll find the skill really useful against bosses or strong single targets.

Precision Release

Skill TreeDual Wield
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Shockwave effect and follow-up attack on a precise release

Precision Release is the upgraded version of the Focused Parry in the same skill tree, and these both are quite powerful skills and extremely useful for those who struggle with the parry timings.

  • Precision Release allows you to hold a stance, and when you release the Force Attack Button right as when an enemy is about to strike you, you’ll release a shockwave-like effect and follow up with a devastating attack.
  • The fact that the move can be used against even the larger enemies makes it a must-have.
  • You can use Precision Release to deal heavy damage against melee enemies.

Dancing Blades 

Skill TreeDual Wield
Skill Points 3
Skill Description Bouncing lightsaber throw for multi-target damage
  • Holding the Block Button and pressing the Force Attack Button will let you throw your lightsabers so that they’ll bounce off between multiple enemies.
  • It is great if multiple enemies surround you, as the lightsabers will bounce off more naturally and strike almost every enemy.
  • The move is quite fast and can deliver significant damage, even if you maintain a safe distance.

Blaster Skills

Blaster Stance Skill Tree [image by eXputer]
The blaster stance is focused on allowing you to keep pressure from quite a distance while also being able to close in for melee attacks. The stance is definitely more useful against single targets, especially those with large stamina bars.

Point Blank

Skill TreeBlaster
Skill Points 1
Skill Description Blast enemies away just before they strike
  • By pressing the Force Attack button just before being struck by an enemy, you can blast them away.
  • The attack will be enough for most of the weaker enemies to wipe them out completely.
  • It essentially acts as a stronger parry move and creates distance between you and bigger targets.

Quick Draw

Skill TreeBlaster
Skill Points 3
Skill Description Multiple enemies marked & shoot

Quick Draw is a skill that is quite useful for targeting multiple enemies.

  • Holding the Block and the Force Attack Button will let you focus and mark multiple enemies.
  • Great for starting encounters against a large group of enemies or finishing them off from a good distance.

Energizing Flurry

Skill TreeBlaster
Skill Points 3
Skill Description Replenish ammo through melee attacks

The Energizing Flurry is a technique that is used to recover bullets and help you make the most of your blaster.

  • By holding the Block and Attack button, you can land multiple strikes on enemies, which will also aid in replenishing ammo for your blaster.
  • More useful when you’re up against a big group of enemies.
  • Only becomes important once you’ve got the hang of implementing the blaster in combat.

Crossguard Skills

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Crossguard Stance Tree [captured by us]
The Crossguard is a heavier-styled stance where Cal will grip the lightsaber with both hands. The movements are quite slow, but each attack feels solid and can deal substantial damage. If someone is interested in the single-handed stance, they’d definitely be much better off with Crossguard.

Greater Impact 

Skill TreeCrossguard
Skill Points 1
Skill Description Shockwave ground slam for stagger

The Greater Impact is the upgraded version of the Impact skill in the same tree, and they both provide a great way of dealing with enemies that might be in the distance.

  • While airborne, pressing the Force Button will allow you to slam into the ground and cause a shockwave.
  • The way will extend forward and stagger any enemy that gets in the way.
  • As the way is quite focused, it is better used against larger enemies than an entire group.

Rolling Thunder

Skill TreeCrossguard
Skill Points 2
Skill Description powerful lightsaber throw in a straight line

Most Crossguard stance attacks focus on focused and directed attacks, and the Rolling Thunder is no exception.

  • By holding the Block Button and Force Attack button, you can throw the lightsaber in front of you in a line.
  • What makes the attack more powerful is the fact that Rolling Thunder will continue to go in a line and hit multiple enemies.
  • Although Rolling Thunder can only attack enemies in a straight line, the throw deals the most damage compared to the other ranged attacks.
  • That is why Rolling Thunder is the best throwable attack against larger targets.

Sundering Swipe

Skill TreeCrossguard
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Multi-target sweep attack

Although the Crossguard stance is great against single enemies, you have options for when you find yourself surrounded.

  • By holding the Block and Attack Button, you can hit multiple targets by performing a sweep.
  • As the attack does not use the force meter, Sundering Swipe is useful against large groups where you might need to use the attack multiple times.

Force Tree Skills

The Force Tree is focused on letting you use the Force for different techniques, such as Telekinesis, and optimizing your use of the Force Meter to use skills more effectively in combat. But there is also the addition of the new Confusion Tree, which has some amazing skills.

Confusion Skills

star wars jedi survivor best skills
Confusion Force Tree [screenshot by us]
As mentioned earlier, the Confusion Tree is a new addition to the Force Tree and offers some of the best Force-related skills you can use. These let you control your enemies and make them fight each other.

Confounded Mind

Skill TreeConfusion
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Increase duration of the confusion effect

Confounded Mind allows you to keep enemies under your influence for longer.

  • It is helpful as with the same amount of cost, you’re getting more out of the ability and can keep enemies in larger groups occupied for longer.

Redirected Strength

Skill TreeConfusion
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Control Stormtroopers to fire on allies

The Redirected Strength skill allows you to control Stormtroopers and use their own weapons against their allies.

  • By holding the Block and Slow Button, you can make a Pulled enemy fire their weapon according to your will.
  • This is great for taking out enemies that might be far away.
  • Cost: 1 Skill Point.

Confusion Mastery

Skill TreeConfusion
Skill Points 3
Skill Description Confuses the larger enemies

Getting to the skill will be hard as Confusion Mastery is the skill at the top of the tree. However, it is worth the investment.

  • Confusion Mastery allows you to confuse even bigger enemies.
  • These bigger enemies can clear out large groups of enemies on their own.

Telekinesis Skills

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Telekinesis skill tree [image by us]
The Telekinesis skill tree deals with your typical push and pull abilities. Although these abilities are quite fun, they’re similar to what Cal could do before, so you might be better off investing in the Confusion tree. Regardless, there are certain useful abilities.

Howling Push

Skill TreeTelekinesis
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Push multiple enemies away with an increased radius

Howling Push is great for escaping sticky situations where you might need a second to recover.

  • It lets you push multiple enemies away and also stagger them. Howling Push is an upgraded version of the Radial Push and offers a greater radius.

Unrelenting Pull

Skill TreeTelekinesis 
Skill Points 3
Skill Description Pull in even the heaviest foes

The opposite of Howling Push, Relenting Pull lets you pull in enemies closer to you.

  • Unrelenting Pull is the upgraded version of all pulling skills and lets you pull even the heaviest foes.
  • Great for closing the distance, especially if you’re working with stances that aren’t strong in terms of mobility, such as the Crossguard stance.

Parry Push 

Skill TreeTelekinesis 
Skill Points 1
Skill Description Send the enemy flying with a well-timed parry

A basic but necessary skill from the Telekinesis tree is the Parry Push.

  • Parry Push allows you to send an enemy flying when you time your parry correctly.
  • It sounds simple, but I’ve used Parry Push time and time again to get out of sticky situations and to stagger larger enemies.

Jedi Concentration Skills

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Jedi Concentration Skill Tree [screenshot by eXputer]
The Jedi Concentration skills focus on allowing you to use the force meter more efficiently while giving you different methods for recovering your Force.

Swift Focus

Skill TreeJedi Concentration
Skill Points 1
Skill Description Increase Force recovery with successful Precision Evade

You will be using Precision Evade quite often in Jedi Survivor.

  • That is why Swift Focus is quite helpful, as the skill lets you increase your Force recovery each time you perform a successful Precision Evade.
  • The benefit is directly linked to your ability to perform the evade skillfully.

Enlightened Attunement

Skill TreeJedi Concentration
Skill Points 2
Skill Description Increase Force meter usage

It’s no surprise that the Force Meter is quite an important mechanic.

  • Almost all interesting combos or moves in every stance require the Force; therefore, maximizing the skill using the Enlightened Attunement is necessary.

Superior Hold 

Skill TreeJedi Concentration
Skill Points 1
Skill Description Slow down enemies for an extended duration

The Superior Hold is the maximum version of the Slow-down effect.

  • The effect is quite useful for dealing with larger enemies; therefore, having the ability to slow them down for a longer duration will certainly help in many scenarios.
  • And the fact that you’ll need to unlock Extended Hold before this means you’ll be able to land multiple hits on an enemy before the Slow Down effects break.

Survival Tree Skills

Survival Skill Tree [image by eXputer]
In terms of the Star Wars Jedi Survivor’s best skills, the Survival Tree has the best in terms of helping you stay alive.

  • The tree does not branch out into different trees like the others but has its own skills, which are more focused on helping you retain your health as much as possible.
  • I recommended that you don’t invest in the tree early on but rather come back depending on how difficult things are starting to get.
  • Therefore, the best way to utilize the tree is to invest only when you need to and when regular enemy encounters are starting to feel challenging.

As there is only one tree under the Survival Tree, here is a quick summary of the best skills:

  • Survival Skills (2 Skill Points): Allows you to get the maximum amount of life; it is a must-have by endgame so that you’re not struggling in the harder areas.
  • Perfected Stim Formula (2 Skill Points): Allows you to regain more amount of health with every healing item. As they are limited, every upgrade to them counts, making this a useful skill.
  • Focused Sight (2 Skill Points): Automatically evade incoming melee attacks as long as you hold the dodge button. Great for dealing with multiple enemies while low on health.

With that, you know all about the Star Wars Jedi Survivor best skills for every skill tree. As there are 75 skills in Star Wars Jedi Survivor, it would be hard to experiment with every single one of them. Luckily, you can reset your skills at the cost of a single skill point. Considering each skill point takes quite the grind to acquire, you’re better off knowing which skills you want in advance rather than wasting your points.

Besides just acquiring all of the skills, there is much more you can do in Jedi Survivor, such as exploring all planets or completing the Uhrma puzzle. You can also collect more outfits to make Cal look amazing. And if you’re wondering how long to beat Jedi Survivor, you can check out the in-depth guide.

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