Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Abilities and Stances Guide

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Star Wars Jedi Survivor Stances and Abilities Guide

One of the key points of the gameplay loop in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the lightsaber combat. It’s something you’ll be spending a great deal of time with, whether you’re unlocking new skills, chaining together moves for combos or mixing and matching the various stances to your liking. As such, the development team has sought fit to expand Cal’s lightsaber stance kit to a total of five different types – each of which offer up a new gameplay experience depending on which you end up equipping. Here's the important Star Wars Jedi: Survivor abilities and stances you need to know about!

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The Five Lightsaber Stances in Star Wars: Jedi Survivor

While the stances were prominent in the previous title, they’ve really been fleshed out and elevated in Jedi: Survivor in order to amp up the level of customization. The initial stances will be available right out of the gate, with Dual Wield, Crossguard and Blaster unlocking as you play through the main story. Key points in the main scenario will come up so you can’t miss them.

  • Single  - The classic and balanced approach to combat. This stance is said to be reliable in all situations.
  • Double-Bladed - A highly-mobile and energetic approach to combat. The double-bladed stance works best when dealing with a large group of foes at once.
  • Dual Wield - This is a purely offensive approach to combat. Using dual wielding to overwhelm enemies with a flurry of strikes. Attacks can be halted by pressing L1. This stance is unlocked on Coruscant.
  • Crossguard - A low yet lethal approach to combat. The Crossguard stance makes use of powerful swings that can devastate enemies. There are, however, very long wind-ups. This stance is unlocked on the Shattered Moon.
  • Blaster Stance - An unorthodox approach to combat. The blaster stance allows for the coupling of lightsaber and blaster in order to gain an upper hand in ranged combat. This stance is unlocked on Jedah, and you can purchase upgrades from Caij:
    • Charge Shot Area
    • Ricochet
    • Stun Shot

Cal can equip two stances at any given time and can swap between the two freely. The benefit of experimenting with the various stances is that it allows for different gameplay experiences depending on what you pick so give them all a try and see what you become most comfortable with.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Stances and Abilities Guide

Abilities in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

In addition to the new stances, there's a number of new abilities for both Cal & BD-1 that players can utilize!

BD-1 Ability List

BD-1 has two new abilities you can make use of in order to help facilitate things like traversal and solving certain puzzles. These abilities, and where to unlock them, are below:

  • Koboh Grinder (Story Unlock)
    • Swapping to this ability lets BD-1 spray a path of Koboh Matter onto Koboh Tuner Beams in order to burn away objects blocking your path.
  • BD-1 Electro Dart (Story Unlock, late game)
    • BD-1 can fire a charged dart at exposed electronics in order to do things such as open doors or move platforms as they’re required.
  • Slice -
    • BD-1 has the ability to control damaged droids of many types. You can even use the Electro Dart to tag enemies before the battle starts to get a leg up in combat. You can purchase some upgrades from Caij, or find them around the world:
      • B1 Droid - Purchased from Caij
      • B2 Droid - Purchased from Caij
      • Probe Droid - Purchased from Caij
      • Security Droid - Found on Koboh behind the Green Forcefield on your way to the Mountain Jedi Chamber
      • Droideka - Found on Shattered Moon, Republic Research Lab top floor (have to burn away some contamination)
      • Magnaguard - Found in Phon’Qi Caverns near where you activate the shortcut lift at the bottom. Across from the green force field, and up the wall.
      • DT Sentry - Behind a charged door that you'll use BT's dart to open, after defeating legendary adversary D-L1T

Additional droid types to slice can be purchased by spending bounty pucks with Caij, located in Pyloon’s Saloon on Koboh after unlocking the bounty mark system, as well as found across the world as outlined above! Many of these things are of course optional, but if you'd like to customize your time with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor even more, they're not a bad thing to get a hold of.

Cal Kestis Ability List

Cal has a number of new abilities available to him, as well as some tried and true ones from the past such as Wall Run, Jedi Flip, Powered Zipline, and more. Here's the full list:

  • Ascension Cable - Acquired during your initial visit to Coruscant.
  • Merrin's Charm - Acquired on Jedha, Story Unlock
  • Dash - Acquired on Jedha, Story Unlock
  • Upgraded Ascension Cable - Acquired during your second visit to Shattered Moon.
  • Mount Taming - Acquired on Koboh
    • Nekko Mount - Gives you access to Nekko mounts to get up the muddy inclines & and jump up higher.
    • Relter Tame - Gives you access to Relter's on Jedha, which run fast across the wide expanse.

How Do You Get Past Force Fields in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

In order to bypass green forcefields in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, you'll need to acquire Merrin's Charm, which is given to you during the story on Jedha. Once you have it, you can dash through Force Fields in Jedi Survivor, and make your way into new areas.

How do you cross the floating buoys in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

As you make your way across Koboh and Jedha, you'll encounter flying buoys that will let you access new areas. In order to utilize them, you'll need to progress into the story until you visit the Shattered Moon a second time, after which you'll be able to unlock this ability and traverse more areas!

How do you power the electrical devices in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

As you explore the world(s) of Koboh and Jedha, as well as Coruscant, you'll come across small blue devices that are charged with electricity. In order to utilize them, you'll need BD-1's Electro Dart ability, which is acquired via the story in Chapter 5.


That's it for the important abilities in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor! If you're looking for more help, we've got some guides listed below:

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