I know Darth Maul used a lightsaber staff which was basically two lightsabers end to end.

I had thought that lightsaber nunchaku would be amazing, but the fact that you'd rather quickly lose your own hand during a change over would be problematic!!

So are there any other weapons designed using this technology?

  • The Darth Bane series explains the lightsaber process very well and the benefits of each type. I would highly recommend reading them as they are some of my favourite Star Wars novels Feb 5, 2013 at 13:05
  • Just a note, nunchaku would be very problematic as a light-sabre-type weapon as either side is meant to be alternatively used as the "handle". Sometimes both sides being handled at once with hands, arms, etc. for standard technique. Oct 28, 2015 at 15:36
  • @GorchestopherH I realize that, this is why I mentioned you'd loose your own hand if you tried to use them!
    – AidanO
    Oct 29, 2015 at 18:01
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    Mr Welch's list #1012: Note to self: Lightsaberchucks...BAD IDEA
    – Medinoc
    Dec 28, 2015 at 13:06
  • I updated my answer.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Dec 28, 2015 at 15:58

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Lumiya used a Lightwhip, which was same technology.

"Related" links section on Wookieepedia includes:

Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Darksaber · Dual-phase lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Long-handle lightsaber · Lightsaber pike · Paired lightsabers · Protosaber · Sabercane · Lightsaber shoto / Guard shoto

  • Nice. Also on that link are Lightsaber pike, Shoto, and Lightclub!
    – AidanO
    Feb 5, 2013 at 13:00

The unfinished, but canon, Star Wars: The Clone Wars arc Crystal Crisis on Utapau features a giant green kyber crystal.

Yoda mentions how giant kyber crystals were used in ancient super-weapons:

Long ago in forgotten times when the Sith and Jedi fought for control of the galaxy, weapons there were of unimaginable power. Always at their heart a kyber crystal was.

It's also heavily implied that a similar crystal was later used in the Death Star. The canon novel Tarkin confirms this.

The designers are also debating the optimum configuration for the Kyber crystal assembly.

Giant crystal

Additionally, The First Order Star Destroyer Finalizer, and possibly other First Order Star Destroyers used kyber crystals in their turbolasers.

Her turbolasers are more powerful and faster to recharge than Imperial-era weapons, a product of kyber crystals harvested in the Unknown Regions.

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    The Death Star is just a big lightsaber? That's awesome!
    – AidanO
    Oct 28, 2015 at 14:40

Yes, there is. Darksaber.
Darksaber held by Pre Vizsla

Currently, it is owned by Darth Maul who won it from Pre Vizsla (Star Wars: The Clone Wars).

  • Is this a lightsaber using a black crystal?
    – AidanO
    Feb 5, 2013 at 12:06
  • @AidanO - See scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/31074/… Feb 5, 2013 at 12:20
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    didn't Maul die before the Clone Wars started?
    – Suman Roy
    Nov 7, 2014 at 6:22
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    @Suman No. He survived when Kenobi cut him into two parts. He returned during The Clone Wars.
    – user931
    Nov 7, 2014 at 6:40
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    Maul was also a recurring character in Rebels, until his death (by Kenobi) in S3E20 "Twin Suns" Jun 22, 2017 at 8:35

The Death Star's super laser was developed with Lightsaber technology, along with an ancient array of weapons of mass destruction.

According to legend, the ancient Sith used massive kyber crystals to create superweapons; during the Clone Wars, the Geonosians revived the superlaser design. starwars.com

This is a new addition to Disney Canon, though.


In Star Wars Battlefront 2 there is a downloadable character that wields lightsaber nunchucks. Video.

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    A photo would be great!
    – Rogue Jedi
    Oct 28, 2015 at 14:10
  • would love to see that!
    – AidanO
    Oct 29, 2015 at 18:06

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