Lightsaber Duelists: Who Is The Best?

Who is your favorite Star Wars Universe lightsaber duelist? Younger fans obviously favor the prequels due to the newer cinematics but the original trilogy still wins many Star Wars fans hearts for the nostalgia and originality. Which of the era’s do you think is better in terms of lightsaber combat? And more importantly who is the champion lightsaber wielder? 

Who do you think takes the crown ?

Master Yoda and Mace Windu are two of the strongest Jedi duelists. But Anakin Skywalker, like Count Dooku, is a great duelist. Going beyond the cinematic universe, I personally believe that Ashoka Tano takes the crown for being the most skilled with not one, but two sabers! For the purposes of this article, I will refer to other favorites as well.

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Anakin Skywalker

Let us first examine the traits of a Jedi knight. Jedi must be mentally and spiritually strong. They must be able to withstand the physical rigors of all martial arts techniques. They have superior weapons which give them an advantage, but they still show great skill even with their lightsaber.

Jedi are renowned to be resourceful and adaptable, using their expertise in many situations. The best Jedi in combat and mental talents. It wouldn't surprise me if Skywalker used his knowledge to defeat a Sith lord and show himself as a lightsaber duelist.

Anakin Shows great skill in all of the mentioned areas besides resistance of the dark side due to his attachment to Padme. He eventually falls into the dark side shortly after he is defeated by Obi Wan Kenobi. Vader becomes the renowned villain throughout the original trilogy. BUT I do not think Anakin or Vader tops the next name we speak of.

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Most people think that Yoda is the best lightsaber duelist in the galaxy for obvious reasons. He is the grand master of the Jedi order, incredibly strong with the force, and has won countless battles with his maneuverability even being as small as he is. I think that he is a close second to Ashoka and I am sure that many people have tons of comments about this topic so please comment and prove me wrong!

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Ashoka Tano

Ashoka is a newer character originally from the series, Star Wars Clone Wars, and has proven to be a fan favorite throughout 3 series now. She is one of the only jedi who survived Order 66, left the Jedi order due to seeing faults in the council that others could not, and in Star Wars Rebels, she basically beat Darth Vader in a duel. She has proven herself countless times and also has some of the coolest lightsabers out there. PROVE ME WRONG!

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