Lightsabers are captivating weapons and act as the best source of entertainment for the fans. Since the first blue Luke’s lightsaber, we have seen many coolest lightsabers. All of these lightsabers are powerful and can cut everything.
Every lightsaber can cut, but the fans’ curiosity would not let them stop there. They want a comparison. They come with loads of questions. What is the strongest lightsaber? What is the most powerful lightsaber color? Is Darksaber the most powerful lightsaber?
Lightsabers are powerful, but the lightsaber users define the real power of any lightsaber. The bond between the powerful lightsaber crystal and its user reflects its real strength.
We have prepared a list of the top 10 powerful lightsabers ranked from 10 to 1, based on the types and abilities of lightsabers.
10) Darth Maul’s Double-Bladed Lightsaber
Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber is the coolest lightsaber in appearance and strength. As the name says, his lightsaber has two blades on both sides of the hilt. This type has the two most powerful lightsaber crystals fixed inside the hilt. These red crystals determine the lightsaber’s color.
A double-bladed lightsaber makes it easier to fight multiple opponents at once. Its length reaches up to 40”, making it the best lightsaber for crowd control. As seen in Phantom Menace, Maul stood even against Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. Although Maul did not win in the end, he killed Qui-Gon and proved his strength.
He repeatedly appeared exhibiting his red lightsaber in the Clone Wars and Rebels series. This time he came up with the coolest lightsaber hilt. His lightsaber design involves a hilt that looks like a wooden cane. He used this lightsaber hilt to pretend to be old sometimes.
Darth Maul was a powerful Sith lord. His strength and powerful lightsaber earned them a place in the top 10 powerful lightsabers.
9) Rey’s Vision Red Lightsaber
The sequels trilogies had many interesting stories to tell. The vision of Rey was a captivating one of these stories. As Kylo Ren convinced her to turn to the Dark Side, she had a vision of a powerful lightsaber. She held a double-bladed red lightsaber, but it was nothing like Maul’s lightsaber. The two blades pointed in the same direction, parallel to each other. Red lightsaber means her lightsaber had two powerful lightsaber crystals.
This type is called a switch lightsaber. It is a rare type of lightsaber among the Jedi. Pong Krell was a Jedi Master who served during the Clone Wars. He wielded two similar lightsabers he could fold or unfold.
Rey’s red lightsaber was only a vision. We did not get many details about it. But a red switch lightsaber with one of the most powerful Jedi deserves a place in the top 10 coolest lightsabers.
8) Kylo Ren’s Crossguard Lightsaber
The crossguard lightsaber has the coolest lightsaber hilt in appearance and is one of the most powerful lightsabers. Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is one of its kind as it has the shape of primitive swords. His lightsaber’s hilt had three emitters instead of one, which appeared as the best lightsaber design. All these emitters emitted blades. One emitter emitted the main blade, and the other two emitted side blades, giving the lightsaber a unique shape.
Kylo Ren’s lightsaber also had the most powerful lightsaber crystal. According to the story, he mistakenly cracked the crystal by overdoing the Sith ritual for corrupting the crystal. Other Sith lords may have gotten a new stone. But, Kylo Ren decided to keep the stone that suited him. The distorted blade patterns of Ren’s lightsaber are the result of this cracked crystal.
Kylo Ren belonged to the Skywalkers family, and Skywalkers had a history of Jedis and Sith lords. No wonder Kylo Ren was powerful and wielded the top 8th most powerful lightsaber of ancient lightsaber design.
7) The Darksaber
Is Darksaber the most powerful lightsaber? Is the black lightsaber the strongest? These questions stormed the internet as Darksaber appeared in the Rebels and Mandalorian series.
A leader of the Mandalorian, Tarre Vizsla, created the Darksaber. Since then, Darksaber has been more than just a lightsaber for the natives of Mandalore. Darksaber is the coolest lightsaber in terms of its composition. People thought it contained the most powerful lightsaber crystal. But, Darksaber does not have any crystal. It is made of pure Beskar. The hilt is also made of Beskar, making it the toughest and most powerful lightsaber hilt.
Is black the most powerful lightsaber color? Or is the Darksaber the most powerful lightsaber? No! As Moff Gideon said, “The Darksaber does not have power. The story does.” It is an ordinary lightsaber that needs a bond with its user to become powerful. It may not be the most powerful lightsaber, but it earned its place in the top 10 powerful lightsabers.
6) Ahsoka Tano’s White Lightsabers
Ahsoka Tano is a source of inspiration for Star Wars fans. Her firm belief in staying on the Light Side even after quitting the Jedi Order encouraged people to do good deeds. Like Ahsoka Tano, her new white lightsabers also won the hearts of fans.
White color is one of the rarest but most powerful lightsaber colors. Ahsoka got these lightsabers from an Inquisitor after defeating him. When she purified the red lightsabers, they turned out the white color.
Ahsoka Tano is a practitioner of the Jar’Kai fighting style. She always wielded two lightsabers. These two white lightsabers also complemented her combat form.
Ahsoka Tano is a powerful Force-user who defeated Darth Maul, Inquisitors, Assajj Ventress, and many powerful enemies. Her amazing strength, combined with her powerful lightsabers, earned her the 6th position of most powerful lightsabers.
5) Count Dooku’s Red Lightsaber
Many people see Count Dooku as a villain. Others see him as a true leader. He was a visionary person who tried to challenge the corrupted system of the Republic. He became the leader of separatists and built his droid army to challenge the Jedi Order.
Count Dooku wielded a red lightsaber. This lightsaber was a lightsaber, and he used it with on hand. His lightsaber had a curved hilt. This lightsaber design was suitable for his combat form. Count Dooku was a practitioner of the second lightsaber form, Makashi. This form relied on accuracy, fluidity, and economy. The curved-hilt lightsaber assisted count Dooku in swift movements and finding an opening to attack.
Count Dooku was a powerful Sith lord who could handle multiple opponents at once. A prime example was his fight against Nightsisters during the Clone Wars. His connection with his lightsaber made him that power. It is also why this lightsaber is in the top 10 powerful lightsabers.
4) Umbrella Lightsaber
We do not see any Umbrella lightsaber in any canon movie or series counterparts. Although, it appears the only time in “Star Wars: Vision.” which is a non-canon 2d animated series. An unknown Sith lord wielded the Umbrella Lightsaber design.
This type has the coolest lightsaber hilt with multiple blades on it. The hilt appeared like a long rod with many blades on it. Although, it was not the correct description of its lightsaber design. Later we found out that the Sith Lord had multiple lightsabers joined with a rod.
All the blades had the powerful lightsaber color red because of multiple powerful lightsaber crystals. All these lightsabers spread out after ignition, taking the shape of a red umbrella.
It is one of the most powerful lightsabers because of the multiple blades. These blades provided unbreakable defense. No Jedi could even go near these blades.
The Umbrella lightsaber is a non-canon lightsaber. Still, it is an exciting addition to the best lightsaber designs and valuable addition to the most powerful lightsabers.
3) Mace Windu’s Purple Lightsaber
The purple color itself is considered the most powerful lightsaber color in the Star Wars galaxy. A very few Jedis ever wielded a lightsaber of this color. The only two known people to ever wield a purple color lightsaber are Mace Windu and Darth Revan from the past.
Mace Windu was the Jedi Master of the Old Republic and was the most powerful Jedi of his time. The secret of his greatness was hidden in his lightsaber. He found this rare and powerful lightsaber crystal of purple color during one of his mission on a faraway planet. He created his purple lightsaber at an early age and has been using it since then.
Star Wars gives us another reason for Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber color. The purple color represents a connection with both the Light and Dark Side of the Force. So, if one has some connection with both sides of the Force, use this color. Mace Windu created the 7th lightsaber combat form known as Vaapad. He let the Dark Force flow through his body without letting him get out of control to create this form. No Wonder, a purple lightsaber, is so powerful as its user is the master of both sides of the Force.
Mace Windu lost his purple lightsaber when Anakin cut his handoff. Who knows if we will see this purple lightsaber again. Nevertheless, this lightsaber is one of the top 10 most powerful lightsabers without any second thought.
2) Skywalker Lightsaber
Skywalker lightsaber was the first-ever lightsaber to appear on the screen. As seen in “Star Wars: New Hope.” Obi-Wan gave this lightsaber to Luke. The lightsaber was considered the coolest lightsaber in appearance in those times. Strength-wise, it is still considered the most powerful lightsaber. It is a simple standard type lightsaber but still has the best lightsaber design for grip and swing.
The blue color is the most common but one of the most powerful lightsaber colors. That was the reason why many Jedis in the Old Republic used this lightsaber color. But, the Skywalker lightsaber was many steps ahead in terms of strength and durability.
This lightsaber is called Skywalker lightsaber because three Skywalkers wielded it at different times. Anakin Skywalker created this lightsaber, but he turned to the Dark Side. Obi-Wan kept this lightsaber safe and gave it to Luke Skywalker when he grew up. Even Luke lost it on the Cloud city against Darth Vader. Many years later, Rey Skywalker found it in a castle. She heard whispers calling her in the basement, where she found this powerful lightsaber.
As seen in the finale of the sequel trilogy, Rey buried the Skywalker lightsaber to honor the legacy of Skywalkers and the legacy of one of the most powerful lightsabers.
1) Rey’s Yellow Lightsaber
When Rey buried the Skywalker lightsaber, she ignited a yellow one, the most powerful lightsaber color. We had seen only temple guards using yellow color with unique lightsaber designs. It was the first time someone appeared with a standard yellow lightsaber color. This lightsaber instantly became the coolest lightsaber on the list of hardcore fans.
What is the strongest lightsaber? Is it Rey’s yellow lightsaber? Well, Yellow color also has a meaning like purple color. This color does not represent the Light or Dark Side of the Force. It meant the user is a Jedi but somehow connected with the Dark Force too. Rey’s grandfather was a Sith lord, which justified the meaning of her lightsaber color.
Although, officials say the appearance of yellow color meant the beginning of a new era. Rey wielded a yellow lightsaber color to show that the legacy of both Jedis and Sith lords is no more. We do not get much explanation about this lightsaber probably because the officials want to keep the fans excited for the coming of a new era.
Nevertheless, Rey’s yellow lightsaber is the coolest lightsaber of all, and I keep it on top of my top 10 most powerful lightsabers.
I would like to mention here that there are lots of other lightsabers that cannot be ignored. All lightsabers are powerful and have the ability to cut everything. The lightsabers ranking I did is based on my knowledge and comparison. This list of coolest lightsabers can possibly go on much longer.