Top 10 Star Wars Duels


The Top Ten

1 Anakin vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)

Okay, let's begin at Episode 4, with what seems like two sixty-somethings battling it out over some cheese. Although in my personal opinion the best film, Ben and Vader's lightsaber fight was as dull as watching paint dry. Then to episode 5, an almost equally good film, which features Luke charging around like some drunk waving his lightsaber around like it's nobody's business. Vader doesn't even need to do anything! Then 6, which is probably the only one of the six which even has a chance of knocking Ep 4 of the top spot for me. Luke's sobered up, and Vader has managed to speed up ever so slightly, and the battle is definitely the highlight of the film. But we can't stop there. Episode 1, the film that could have been great if you removed Jar Jar, Anakin, Qui-Gon, the plot and the japanese squids that get slaughtered by cool Vader. Maul's battle with the two jedi that I didn't learn the names of until I'd watched it twice over was incredible, and made the original three movies look a ...more

The duel between anakin and obi wan defined the term lightsaber combat. That one duel was enough to wipe the records in the jedi archives clean of any other duel. Even better, it took place on MUSTAFAR. you can't get more intense than that. And the end of the duel, REMARKABLE! Hey, by the way, if you ever have any star wars questions, ask me at 201 312 4241. I'm always available. May the force be with you.

This battle had the most action, and the best choreography. It was well portrayed, and it was the prime evolution in Darth Vaders Sith path. It also didn't have a lot of cheesy moments like other duels had. The action felt real.

Student vs Master. Such an epic battle on the lava planet mustafar Obi-Wan owns Sadly but if he didn't win we wouldn't have darth vader.

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2 Darth Maul vs Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan (Phantom Menace)

This shouldn't even be a discussion. Maul vs Obiwan and Qui Gon will always be the best battle in star wars. Simply amazing.

Great music, great Jedi, great lightsaber colours (come on, two blue lightsabers? Booring... ).

3 Dooku vs Obi-Wan and Anakin (Attack of the Clones)

This duel is great. It is way underrated and shows how awesome Count Dooku can be. Besides, Dooku is the best dueler of the Star Wars galaxy!

4 Luke vs Vader (Return of the Jedi)

The duel is far more emotional then the first one since it is Luke knowing he must defeat his father.

5 Dooku vs Obi-Wan and Anakin (Revenge of the Sith)
6 Luke vs Vader (Empire Strikes Back)

There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that this is the best dual in all of Star Wars history. Dueling isn't just about how flashy a fight can be, it's about the tension, the dialogue in between, the characters, the significance of what is going on and the significance of how it concludes. This final fight scene has all these elements and does them all extremely well. Also, it contains the best plot twist in cinematic history... That's got to count for something - metalmaiden

7 Jedi Grand Master Yoda vs Darht Sidiou, Lord of the Sith

This battle, though not as epic as anakin vs obi wan, is still one of the most famous and destructive lightsaber duels in galactic history. I mean, they dueled in the SENATE for a gundarks sake. Come on. They were both grand masters of the force and equally matched. If anything, this duel proves two things. One: yoda is one kick ass little dude and twoamn, sya what you want about palpatine, but he is one kick ass swordsman and pretty good with the Force.

It was cool.

8 Palpatine vs Windu, Fisto, Kolar and Tinn (Revenge of the Sith)

Most epic between the two most powerful jedi

9 General Grevious vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)
10 Ben Kenobi vs Vader (A New Hope)

The Contenders

11 Darth Maul vs Qui-Gon (The Phantom Menace)

This is hardly even a lightsaber duel, but it counts. This is the scene when Qui-Gon, Padme, Jar Jar, Anakin and Artoo are returning to the royal cruiser when Darth Maul attacks. - Blubbydubber1

12 Rey and Finn vs Kylo Ren (The Force Awakens)
13 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Jango Fett (Attack of the Clones)
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Top Remixes

1. Dooku vs Obi-Wan and Anakin (Attack of the Clones)
2. Darth Maul vs Qui-Gon (The Phantom Menace)
3. General Grevious vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)
1. Anakin vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)
2. Dooku vs Obi-Wan and Anakin (Attack of the Clones)
3. General Grevious vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)
1. Anakin vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)
2. Darth Maul vs Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan (Phantom Menace)
3. Luke vs Vader (Return of the Jedi)


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