Most Powerful Sith Lords from Star Wars
The Top TenXW
Of the whole group here, every Sith deserves to be on this list. However, Revan proves time and again that he can escape the worst of situations simply with his force powers. Multiple times he deflects force lightning (and often much more powerful versions of the ability that'd atomize a person) with only his hands, a feat that is extremely rare in the Star Wars Universe, expanded or otherwise. Not only does he do this once to escape a prison, but he even holds off the lightning of Emperor Vitiate for a time (yes it was destroying Revan slowly, but that he could do it at all is impressive).
His saber skills were also in high form, Having been known to take out multiple jedi or dark jedi at once in combat, as well as several stronger opponents. He defeated Juhani on his own after only just having rejoining the order, unaware of his identity and power. He faces Darth Bandon, Malak's apprentice, and defeats Bastila several times on the Star Forge alone. Malak as well, obviously, ...more
Darth vader or anakin was the only sith lord that could strangle you just by looking at you he died far to easy he didn't even haft to be in the same room now that's power never mind you're lightning lol
Darth revan not only beasted as a sith lord he was also the most powerful Jedi of the time. Plus his outfit was way cooler than vader's no offense to the dark lord
darth revan was also the killer of his best friend malek otherwise known as alek malek was revan apprentice which tried to kill darth revan but failed *phew*
Obviously the best of the best!V194 Comments
1. Darth Sidious manipulated The Chosen One (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader) like a pawn on a chess board. The Chosen One was scared of Sidious! "Vader imagined the power that could be his if he crushed Palpatine and established his own rule over the Empire. But first, he would need his own apprentice. By himself, he could not hope to defeat the most powerful Sith Lord the galaxy had ever known. "
- Vader: The Ultimate Guide, P. 19
2. He was able to conceal his true identity, as an unprecedentedly powerful Sith Lord, from even the Grand Master of the Jedi Order - and defeat him.
3. Sidious was also the only known being capable of producing a Force storm of his own power, a dark side technique which he discovered, and that had enough power to kill an entire world. It was able to rip the space-time continuum and create a hyperspace wormhole.
4. He was one of the greatest duelists of all time. A Sith Swordmaster, Sidious was one of the very few who was ...more
He sat in a room full of Jedi... No one knew he was the sith-lord. That's power!
Brought The Jedi order to the brink of extinction. Was arguably the most powerful force user of Darth Banes Rule of two ( excluding Bane him self). Brought the Sith from hiding and formed the Galactic Empire ( A Sith Controlled puppet state). He accomplished all of this with the least of efforts because he had his apprentices to all the dirty work for him. When he was engaged in combat he was overwhelming ( except during the fight with Mace Windu because he wanted to sway Anakin over to his side by showing vulnerability). He is the most intelligent sith lord bar none. The only Sith lord that is in his class is Darth Bane. You could say Sidious is Banes creation through his Rule of two. Darth Sidious is the culmination of a thousand years of sith philosophy and teachings.
Sidious is just as powerful as Darth Revan if not more.V136 Comments
Why are Revan and Sidious numbers 1 and 2 on this list? Do people still not realize how unfathomably overpowered Lord Vitiate is? Even as an untrained child he was capable of killing fully fledged ancient Sith lords with only a thought. Add this to the fact that he mind raped 8000 Sith lords to drain an entire planet and make him self immortal and what you have here is effectively a God. Now about 1300 year later he rules a Sith empire through proxies called voices among which he has divided his spirit. Given that one of these proxies is more powerful than even the strongest Sith in his empire it is pretty impressive. When Revan and Malak discovered lord Vitiate's empire he immediately dominated their minds and turned them to the dark side forcing them to attack the republic as agents on his behalf! No one except Revan Meetra and Scourge may have faced the real Vitiate in combat. Even then he was able to defeat them without even drawing his lightsaber. Then he went on to kill 12 Sith ...more
1.We have not seen Palpatine possess galactic level threat.
2.We have not seen Palpatine achieved corporeal immortality.
3.We have not seen Palpatine can warp reality itself.
4.We have not seen Palpatine can ravage entire planet in essence form.
5.We have not seen Palpatine creates being from pure dark side energy.
6.We have not seen Palpatine essence could collapse structures.
7.We have not seen Palpatine can strip Jedi connection to the Force at the age of 10.
8.We have not seen Palpatine essence can unleash attack which can turn millions people to ash.
9.We have not seen Palpatine put his essence in thousand individuals.
10.We have not seen Palpatine hide an entire army of Force users from Jedi order.
11.We have not seen Palpatine can possess multiple people simultaneously.
12.We have not seen Palpatine consumes Force and sounds themselves.
13.We have not seen Palpatine can defeat a strike team of ...more
Vitiate killed his father with just a thought and then slowly tortured his mother through the force. His eyes were pure black! He absorbed a planets energy and therefore made himself immortal. He basically destroyed a planet just with his powers of the force. He also imprisoned not only 12 of the most powerful sith lords of their time in their minds and he even did it all at the same time. Meanwhile he imprisoned 2 of the most powerful jedi just by thinking (revan and malak). He can take the body of others and use them for himself. Also when he decided that he was bored with controlling the the 2 most powerful jedi ever he just killed them both with one force blast. He took over the galaxy and ruled it for over 5000 years. If you're thinking of voting for revan then think again because vitiate killed him with only 1 powerful force blast in which he wasn't even making an effort in doing. (he killed malak too so don't vote for him either). So to recap don't just vote for people who you ...more
Darth Vitiate is an dark side sith entity, he is one part of the dark side, so Darth Marr wasn't lying about Vitiate is the embodiment of the dark side. While darth sidious has nothing to do with an force entity, he is just a human old deformed male.V147 Comments
Darth Bane should definitely be #1. He is the sith'ari, he started the rule of two, and was clever enough to destroy the entire brotherhood of darkness without even fighting them. He has a powerful affinity to force, and even though he is the strongest sith lord, he is also smart and cunning. He designed a thought bomb by himself, which usually takes multiple powerful sith lords to create, and by making it, he convinced Kaan to use it thinking he would kill all of the Jedi on Ruusan, but instead he killed his own brotherhood of darkness, general Hoth, and his 100 followers. For 10 years, he had an orbalisk armor that not even a lightsaber could penetrate. He was practically invincible, and even after he shed the armor, he could still slaughter anyone in his way. He should b #1 because without him establishing the rule of two, darth sidious and darth fader wouldn't have even come to power and take over the galaxy. They succeeded solely due to darth bane's teachings. This is ridiculous
Darth Bane is the Sith'ari, the counterpart to The Chosen One. Instead of bringing balance to the force and leading the galaxy to peace, he would "destroy the Sith, yet by doing so make them stronger then ever" He destroyed the standing Sith Empire and developed the Rule of Two, as well as establishing current Sith Philosophy and having a deep knowledge of the force (considered Revan one of the greatest Sith to ever live). Ironically, the Rule of Two ended with Darth Vader, who is the Chosen One and brought balance to The Force... for a time.
Darth Vitiate could obviously be considered to have the strongest powers seeing as how he lived and ruled for so long. The great thing about Darth Bane is that he sought out the datacrons of the most powerful dark force users, including Vitiate, and gained their knowledge of the force. He is obviously one of the greatest wielders of the light saber of all time and had plenty of brute strength, speed, and stamina. He was also comparable in cunning to Sidious. Through the rule of 2 and his destruction of the Sith he fooled the Jedi into thinking there were no more dark force users. He maintained a false identity, accruing wealth and information while masterminding the destruction of the Jedi and Republic. On top of his natural affinity for the force he was a revolutionary thinker who wasn't watered down with the influence of the masses. He delved very deep into sith archives and mastered rare powers quickly such as the force storm. He was a a master of battle strategy even before his ...more
The powerful predecessor to the modern Sith LordsV96 Comments
Without ever completing his Jedi training, a late start, and chosen to become the youngest member of the Jedi council ever. Vader's potential was indeed in a league of it's own. It's been said that he never applied his full power and that once his limbs were replaced with mechanical ones his connection to the force became weaker as a result of it all. Sidious himself feared Lord Vader still. Despite his "lack" of proper training and limited force use he was still able to match or even perhaps on his own surpass his Master Obi-wan, and defeat Luke on a number of Occasion's. Were it not for Sidious manipulating him at such an early stage Vader could have easily become far more powerful than he even was. Lord Vader Is the face of all Sith and he is definitely the standard for most movie villains even today outside of Starwars. One could even argue that he became more powerful than Yoda himself seeing as how he fled into hiding, only until Luke came to power. Vader Ultimately broke free ...more
Darth Vader butchered the entire Jedi Order and killed practically everyone who fought him eventually, plus he killed the emperor for god sakes! He is the chosen on. I just wish his spirit would come back a billion times.
This name alone made me want to go watch star wars!
Vader is the greatest Jedi killer of all time. Killing obi wan kenobi and Dooku. This guy is unstoppable. Except when he overreacts and when he holds back. But Vader is the Star Wars GOD!V137 Comments
Nihilus can consume an entire planet. Hell, he could destroy the whole galaxy if he wanted to! And he's after darth maul? I don't think so.
The thing with Darth Nihilus by comparison to other sith lords is that he's a force vampire. They devour the force, and with each foe defeated and each power used against him, he became stronger. No matter who he faced, he would always be destined to win. The only reason he was ever able to be defeated was because Visas has a force bond and Meetra is another force vampire (although much less skilled at absorbing the force). Even Darth Vitiate should fear one such as he, since Vitiate's incredible power with the force becomes basically useless any time they're even thinking about one another.
The fact that a powerful force vampire like him was even able to be defeated was purely a matter of circumstance and knowing manipulation from Kreia, and were he to live much longer the entire galaxy would've been at his fingertips should he wish it.
Ninilus ate force, that makes most of the guys fighting him totally in disadvantage due to they would killed over time, the embodiment of the dark side, how could he not be the best?
Darth Nihilus eats force energy? Darth Vader against him, Darth Vader's power gets drained and dies. Vitiate against him, Vitiate's power gets drained and he dies. I don't understand how a Sith who is built to destroy force users isn't at the top. People are dumb.V95 Comments
How is Exar Kun number 10! Yet Darth Maul number 4! you people understand this is a contest of power not look! Maul was beaten by an apprentace. Exar Kun's spirit went on to cause destruction even after his death!
Exar kun froze the entire jedi order and killed one of the most powerful jedi of his time at the same time! It took every jedi in the galaxy to defeat him, but still survived another 4000 years.
Exar Kun is top 3. Along with Raven who had mastered both the light and dark sides of the force, and vitiate who was made eternal through the ritual that drained an entire planet of life. (Vitiate was to overpowered, its like God mode on a game)
Very unique Sith Lord he had a blue double bladed lightsaber the size of a normal one in hilt length and construction and never took the title of darth let alone switching to a red crystalV28 Comments
Let's see: Was the only ever Sith Lord to achieve the power of creating life, was very likely the one who created the legendary Anakin Skywalker, played dumb tricks with the Jedi, and as master of Palpatine and banking clan head he was pretty much the one responsible for the First Galactic Empire. That he died of Sidious' force lightnings is garbage, Plagueis was much more powerful and wiser than Darth Sidious ever was and ever could imagine.
In every novel I've read that mentions Plagueis, he is acknowledged to be the most powerful of all. He was the one who created the idea of manipulating the midi-chlorians and created life several times. This power eventually led to the CREATION of the Chosen One, who is 4 on this life. Sidious had to kill him when he was in the deepest meditation state, so that he was not defeated with just a thought. It was said he was unchallenged by the entire Jedi order. They were THAT scared of him.
Ok I want you all to listen darth plagueis is the most powerful he is the most poweful because like one guy said he could create life and use class 3 lightning so how are you going to put raven as number 1 he could only use class 1 lightning and one idiot said he is the most powerful because of his outfit that has nothing to do with it
Darth plagueis is awesomeV52 Comments
He defeated Shaak-ti, Vader and Palpatine. He also ripped a destroyer from the sky. This all has to count for something.
I'll admit, the video game characters are really overpowered. I mean, Obi-Wan was the first to defeat a Sith Lord in 1v1 in a thousand years and then there's Starkiller who defeats Sith Lords and other Jedi like he's dropping flies. Also, unlike Revan, who was swayed by both sides of the force to varying degrees, Starkiller was swayed by neither, always doing his own thing, despite being raised to follow the dark side. In the end, all that mattered to him was those he loved, and neither side of the force was going to take those away. Not to mention Revan had a party for many of his feats, while Starkiller did everything alone. Then there's his other feats, for instance, remember the fall that killed Windu? Starkiller fell many times that height and survived by cushioning himself through the Force Alone. Remember how even Luke could only stalemate Sidious? Starkiller actually won against him. Starkiller has done many things to surpass even the greatest of Jedi by a ton. He deserved #1
Starkiller defeated both Palpatine and Vader (nr.2+3)! He pulled down an entire stardestoyer with little difficulty (Sidious struggled to pull down Rogue Shadow). He is the only practitioner of Sith Seeker and one of the few to use Sith Storm. Not another Sith ever killed as many Rancors than he and none killed a Bull Rancor. As a child he was even able to pull Vader's lightsaber out of his palm. All this has to count for something.
Bane had a pet bull rancor.V74 Comments
Darth maul is my favorite star wars character but I believe he isn't one of the top tens sith. Reading from some of the comments just because he looks cool or has a cool lightsaber doesn't make him better he does have great skills with the lightsaber, we didn't get to really see much of his force power other than his acrobatics, speed, and strength. He was strong with the force when he was young that's why palpatine choose him instead of his mother but unfortunately darth sideios only wanted to use him as a weapon to fulfill his plan so I'm sure he didn't train him much or taught him much. His main power was his rage against the jedis but he lacked in intelligence which ended up to him playing with Kenobi and his master and resulted to his fall. As for some comments maul isn't stronger then his master if palpatine hasn't teached him more. He was taking by sideios at like the age of 7 (how old he looked to me at least) and with phantom menace he looks like 27 or 29 which is like 20 ...more
Yeah, not surprised with this one. Everyone obsesses with Darth Maul because, he looks badass and has a double red lightsaber. BIG DEAL. Yes, I agree he gets props for handling that thing so well, but is definitely belongs here. He was no master, and died in a way he should have seen coming.
If I hear "he got killed by a padawan" again... Dude was a young apprentice fresh off wiping out black sun by himself and toyed with 2 Jedi simultaneously and was clearly superior, not his fault the ending was terrible and star wars has an obsession with finishing off superior talent with endless pits (see sidious). He wasnt going to take over the world or anything but his talents were underserved greatly. He was a beast in clone wars too but I can't even take that seriously.
Darth maul is the most powerful sith In the star wars sagaV78 Comments
I mean come on, he was an extremely powerful Sith sorcerer, he had his own living meditation sphere controlled by thought/can reshape and reassemble itself to create whatever he needs/and focuses force energy to make him more powerful?!?! He could even manipulate and destroy stars and solar activity?!? Plus he's a pureblood Sith. What more can you ask?
Was an amazing sith and could take down entire stars.
I mean he blew up a star by looking at it, that has to count for something, right?
How is he below maul?V8 Comments
Most people would argue for Darth Vitiate's occupation of the number one spot. However, while it is a valid point that it did not serve his ambitions to challenge Ragnos's rule, who controlled the Sith Empire during his lifetime, I think it is a notable fact that he submitted himself to receive the title of Vitiate from Ragnos, without question, for example. Furthermore, though he used the enslavement of others' will to dominate with an unheard-of and unrepeated capacity and magnitude, it seemed that that was his only uniquely powerful characteristic, and even in order to achieve his ultimate goal of galactic devastation, he needed the simultaneous deaths of billions, a feat of pure force that he was incapable of independent of with his Force powers, a feat he attempted only with the military aid of superweapons. However, there are others who were capable of that kind of power, Naga Sadow being one. Here's a member of the Sith powerful enough to engineer supernovae lightyears away ...more
Ultimately, as Sith Empires have come and gone, none have been led by a greater sith than Marka Ragnos. You might think he would be a strange choice as the ultimate sith leader since he didn't live thousands of years like Darth Vitiate or rule the whole galaxy like Sidious but what sets him apart from all the other legendary sith on this page (Minus Darth Maul---how did that loser get on this page? ) is that Marka wasn't just powerful, he was a leader.
Before I get on to explaining that, let's just get all his physical and force powers (Less important really) out of the way.
1. He was said to have beaten his pet terantek every night, bare handed. Not only did he manage to get a wild monstrosity like that to be his pet but he also morphed it so that it became a nexus of the darkside. (When the creature is slain, Darth Baras feels a surge in the darkside)
2. He was said to be a legendary duelist by an old lady sith (Kreia was it? )
3. He defeated Simus in a ...more
He has scepter called the Scepter of Ragnos, which has power to infuse dead body, so the person can go back to life. This means Marka Ragnos is the second known sith lord is the history of the galaxy which can bring people back from death.
Same story as naga shadowV5 Comments
Darth Traya was by far the most intelligent and insightful Sith Lord in all of history. I can see how Revan and Vader, however, has the top of the list, but you have to give credit to Traya, she was so insightful of the force and the future that she WENT BLIND from it.
By far, Traya, although maybe not the most power-able sith lord, was the most intelligent sith lord with a powerful insight on the force that no other sith lord could possibly compare to having.
AND she foresaw Boba Fett's death by the hands of Mace Windu.. 4,000 years into the future! Come on! You know that is legit if you can see that far..
She manipulated some of the most powerful Jedi of all time, and also killed 3 masters without even drawing a lightsaber! Revn went to her (his original master) before he made his decision to defy the high council. She also had the knowledge and the capability to kill the force. She trained Nillihus and Sion, two of the greatest sith lords of all time. She may not have been the best in combat, but she was smart, cunning, and deceitful. Doing all the things that Darth Palpetine did, 4000 years earlier!
Darth Traya is by far, as said in other comments before this one, the most intelligent and wise of all sith lords in history. She was completely neutral. She could see an understand the flaws of the Sith Order and those of the Jedi Order. Her desire to kill the force was somewhat evil, as it was anti-natural and would cause a lot of suffering and death, but her reason to do such a thing was very altruistic (like the reason Revan had to start the jedi civil war), as she hoped for the end of the countless wars started by force-sensitives which had caused an enourmus loss of life.
Anyone who said sidious was a cunning manipulator is wrong, outright wrong, because this character existsV7 Comments
Number 9 what! He used the dark side of the force to kept his decaying body together, if you cut off his arm leg or head he would use the dark side to reattach and hold together. It made him immortal! Plus he let himself die no one killed him!
Darth Sion was unstoppable! The only thing that could kill him was his self. And because this a contest of power Darth Sion wins hands down.
Indeed Sion only died because he allowed himself to die. You can not say anything similar about any other sith lord. No matter how many people you kill, life you create, people you dominate or how many planets you drain, if you are mortal and thus killed by another you are a lesser sith lord then darth Sion.
14? He couldn't DIE endless he wanted too. He lived in constant agony, and even bane barely could do that.V11 Comments
I understand how others might believe that Darth Caedus isn't as "powerful" as many other Sith or Jedi out there, but realize this. He was FIRST, the grandson of Anakin, making him already a decendent of the Skywalker bloodline. SECOND, he created and mastered force powers that were either never possible, or lost to history (flow-walking, weather prediction, mirror illusion, teleport objects, manipulation of bodies' electromagnetic field, etc. ) FINALLY, he actually experienced a moment of become a 'oneness' with the force. He actually united with the Force itself, becoming a transfigured being of pure Force energy. He achieved a deeper unity with any Jedi( or Sith) in history and became technically "the most powerful manifestation of the Force on record. "
I don't think you can really top that...
He flow walked, masterd shatter point and allot of other lost techniques due to flow walking and even Luke himself saw visions of his death by his hands of course in other vision he saw the opposite and saw his own fall to the dark side he was on par with luke he was only defeated because he sacrificed himself to try and save his lover and child. He should be in the top 5 very least in my opinion 1st or second.
Very powerful I say sidious still tops by a little he could move a universe on a instant he was blind but could see beyond the universe
He controls lots of the galaxyV11 Comments
Darth Malgus was one of the ONLY sith lords to keep the original ideas of the Sith order, not Sidious's sith order, which wanted to rule the galaxy.
Since the first jedi civil war, the First great Schism, and the second great Schism, the "Dark sides" whole motive were to destroy the jedi. This ambition feed over to the republic when the jedi swore to protect the republic. Darth Malgus even after being betrayed by other high sith, stuck to that idea so strong, that he made his own empire, believing in the idea of the TRUE sith order, down with the Jedi, down with the republic at all cost!
Malgus was personally in lightsaber combat DOMINATED. His brute strength through the dark side, not to mention his natural physical size and his rage which granted him a near unstoppable willpower. He was like darth bane, but without an obelisk attached through his body, he was like Darth Sion except he didn't force himself to stay alive, he stayed alive because he was that bad ...more
Malgus is extremely awesome... He does not deserve to be ten he deserves to be one. He was brutal and merciless cared nothing of life only death. His downfall was not so small after killing thousands of people and jedi. He was super powerful and only got more powerful with every death he caused.
This guy is a living tank, he survived one of the most powerful force pushes of all time and took an avalanche of rocks, all he got was a respiration mask and a few cybernetics. He is one of the only true Sith that deserves everything he earned; he believed in the first official order of the Sith.
If Vader is on the top ten then so should Malgus.V33 Comments
He created the One Sith and abolished Darth Banes Rule of 2. He survived Order 66. He lived for over a century. He knew the secret of essence transfer and dark transfer. He was a master of Jar'Kai. He was a master of the dark side. - starwarsguy21
He's really far away from canon let alone existence in something fake still bad ass though but considering the other things right spot
Able to avoid order 66 and live on very strong in the force able to see the future
Deserves to be ahead of Maul and Vader.V8 Comments
Dooku is far more talented than Maul, the versatility from expert swordsman/lightning-sadist (superior in my opinion to Maul) all the way to the façade of 'political idealism' and secretly building an army. Man's got talent. All force driven/inspired/blessed whatever.
Darth Tyranus was basically Sidious mini-me, adequate distraction for the Jedi and Republic in every way - because he was a genuine threat in his own right, and had a nice big army bankrolled by his friends.
Darth Tyranus should be much higher on the list. He stood up to Yoda, Darth Sidious, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu. Not to mention that he had training from two of the best: Yoda and Darth Sidious.
He's one of the only Sith Lords to start as a Jedi and he's able to train his apprentice so well darth sidious makes him get rid of her, he deserves to be in the top 10
He is a much better sith than a lot of this listV19 Comments
It was claimed by Kreia, an extremely powerful force user said that even when a lot of sith sword masters were alive his saber play was brilliant.
Best lightsaber duelist of all time.
HE was very impressive with the lightsaberV5 Comments
Darth Malak should be at least in top 10. I mean, he was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of his time. Revan beat him for sure, but that was not an easy task. He was able to unlock most of the Star Forge power and that should count for something.
I mean come on Malak has proven that he at least deserves a top 10 spot with his decades of Jedi (quite often master) slaughtering
Its darth malak not darth maul idiot
Should definitely be way higher!V5 Comments
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