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.
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All Best Star Wars Jedi Survivor Skills Comparison
|Skill Name||Skill Tree||Skill Points Required||Summary|
|Cyclone Slash||Single||2||Overhead swing after basic attack for staggering enemies|
|Dash Strike||Single||2||Dash and strike for initiating combos and mobility|
|Charged Throw||Single||2||Throw lightsaber at enemies for ranged attack|
|Endless Hurricane||Double Blade||1||Additional attacks in a double-bladed chain attack|
|Rising Storm||Double Blade||2||Pull enemies and launch Cal in the air for powerful follow-ups|
|Repulsing Burst||Double Blade||2||Airborne AoE attack for staggering and pushing enemies|
|Backstep Slash||Dual Wield||1||Attack and leap backwards for damage and a safe distance|
|Precision Release||Dual Wield||2||Shockwave effect and follow-up attack on a precise release|
|Dancing Blades||Dual Wield||3||Bouncing lightsaber throw for multi-target damage|
|Point Blank||Blaster||1||Blast enemies away just before they strike|
|Quick Draw||Blaster||3||Mark and shoot multiple enemies|
|Energizing Flurry||Blaster||3||Replenish ammo through melee attacks|
|Greater Impact||Crossguard||1||Ground slam with shockwave for stagger|
|Rolling Thunder||Crossguard||2||Powerful straight-line lightsaber throw|
|Sundering Swipe||Crossguard||2||Multi-target sweep attack|
|Confounded Mind||Confusion||2||Increase duration of confusion effect|
|Redirected Strength||Confusion||1||Control Stormtroopers to fire on allies|
|Confusion Mastery||Confusion||3||Confuse even larger enemies|
|Howling Push||Telekinesis||2||Push multiple enemies away with an increased radius|
|Unrelenting Pull||Telekinesis||3||Pull in even the heaviest foes|
|Parry Push||Telekinesis||1||Send the enemy flying with a well-timed parry|
|Swift Focus||Jedi Concentration||1||Increase Force recovery with successful Precision Evade|
|Enlightened Attunement||Jedi Concentration||2||Maximize Force meter usage|
|Superior Hold||Jedi Concentration||1||Slow down enemies for an extended duration|
|Survival Skills||Survival||2||Maximize health for endgame|
|Perfected Stim Formula||Survival||2||Increase healing from items|
|Focused Sight||Survival||2||Automatically 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 SkillsStarting 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.
|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.
|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.
|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 SkillsThe 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.
|Skill Tree||Double Blade|
|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.
|Skill Tree||Double Blade|
|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.
|Skill Tree||Double Blade 2|
|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 SkillsThe 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.
|Skill Tree||Dual Wield|
|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.
|Skill Tree||Dual Wield|
|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.
|Skill Tree||Dual Wield|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 SkillsThe 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.
|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.
|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.
|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 SkillsAs 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.
|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.
|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.
|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 SkillsThe 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.
|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.
|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.
|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 SkillsThe Jedi Concentration skills focus on allowing you to use the force meter more efficiently while giving you different methods for recovering your Force.
|Skill Tree||Jedi Concentration|
|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.
|Skill Tree||Jedi Concentration|
|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.
|Skill Tree||Jedi Concentration|
|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 SkillsIn 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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