Top 10 Star Wars Duels

The Top Ten
1 Anakin Skywalker 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 bit slow. Honestly, Episode 2 had the worst battle out of the prequels, with Anakin and Obi-Wan messing it up and leaving poor innocent Yoda to not win. And so finally we come to Episode 3, which has, for no reason I understand, gained no love as a film. The plot, although predictable, was great and the battle's blew me away. Dooku vs. Skywalker I'll admit was a bit samey and repetitive, but Greivous was something completely new and Mace Windu versus old man Palpatine was quite watchable, but ultimately it all came down to the back-to-back battle of Kenobi vs. Skywalker, the battle every star wars fan had been waiting for for since 1983, and Yoda vs. The Emperor, which was an epic battle in it's own right, which is why I don't understand why it is only at number 10 currently. Kenobi vs. Skywalker, if I may quote from a previous comment, defined the term 'lightsaber combat'. It was the greatest battle one could witness, with every element that could possibly be needed in a battle... more

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 Skywalker (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 Skywalker vs. Darth 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 Yoda vs. Darth Sidious (Revenge 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.

6 Luke Skywalker vs Darth 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

7 Count Dooku vs Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker (Revenge of the Sith)
8 General Grevious vs Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)
9 Palpatine vs Windu, Fisto, Kolar and Tinn (Revenge of the Sith)
10 Ben Kenobi vs Darth 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.

12 Ahsoka vs Darth Maul (Clone Wars)
13 Ahsoka vs Darth Vader (Rebels)
14 Rey and Finn vs Kylo Ren (The Force Awakens)
15 Rey and Kylo Ren vs Palpatine (Rise of Skywalker)

I love Rey x Kylo and seeing them fight together, even though the end was very sad, was so cool! This should be #1!

16 Obi-Wan vs Jango Fett (Attack of the Clones)
17 Obi-Wan vs Darth Vader (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
18 Darth Maul and Savage vs. Darth Sidious (Clone Wars)
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