There are a bunch of new Combat Stances that you can experiment with in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. These new stances allow players to approach different combat situations in several ways. And while this may not appear like a lot, this completely alters the gameplay as compared to the first game. But this also means that if this is your first time trying out Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, you will feel a bit overwhelmed with all the changes. To make sure that does not happen, we have provided a detailed breakdown of everything you need to know about Combat Stances in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Stances
There are a total of 5 Combat Stances in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor which you continue to unlock as you progress through the campaign. At any point, you can have a maximum of 2 Combat Stances. This depends on your playstyle and the situation you find yourself in. We recommend playing around with different stances as they are unlocked to see them in action and then choose the two that you like the most. Below, you can find a brief overview of all 5 Combat Stances that you can use in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
This is the standard stance that a majority of the players will stick with for the longest time. You are equipped with a single Lightsaber that you can use to dish out damage as well as deflect fire. Since it is reliable in almost every situation, you cannot go wrong with this one. If this is your first time trying out the game, you should go with this one.
If you need to crowd-control, this is the stance that you need to go for. While it lacks range, it makes up for it with speed and defenses. You will need to be on your toes almost all the time and slash away at waves of enemies with your Lightsaber.
If you need even more speed than what Double-Bladed offers, Dual Wield is the play. You are equipped with 2 Lightsabers and while everything except your speed takes a massive hit, you can just go berserk onto hordes of enemies. Also, before anyone says, it is much more than just button-mashing. Since you lack range and defenses from other stances, you must be careful with your approach. Lastly, do note that Dual Wield also allows you to cancel attack animation which can come in very handy.
As the name suggests, in this stance, you have a Blaster in one hand and a Lightsaber in the other. This makes up for a hybrid-style gameplay that lets you deal with weaker foes from a distance and dish out decent damage with your Lightsaber at melee range.
If you liked the gameplay that Greatswords offered in Dark Souls, you will love this one. This stance is all about dishing out incredible damage per swing but at the cost of speed. Therefore, if you are surrounded by waves of enemies, you will not have a very good time. You are better off using this one against tougher foes and bosses. Aside from this, you will also need to get used to its wind-up animation since it can throw off a lot of people, especially when using it after a quick stance like Dual Wield.
How to Unlock Combat Stances
As mentioned earlier, you continue to unlock Combat Stances as you progress through the campaign. Following are the point where you unlock each one of them:
- Blaster: This is acquired from Bode after arriving at Jedha.
- Crossguard: You need to defeat Drya Thornne to unlock Crossguard.
- Dual Wield: The Ninth Sister boss fight.
Best Combat Stances You Need to Try
As mentioned earlier, stances are very situational and you should always try to switch them according to the situation. There are, however, some combinations that work better than the others. If we were to give out a recommendation, we would go with a combination of Blaster and Double-Bladed.
These 2 stances will ensure that you are easily able to cover all ranges in the game. Blaster will allow you to deal with weaker enemies from a distance and Double-Bladed will let you with more powerful foes up close. One important thing that you need to note is that Blaster does not have infinite ammo and you will often need to use your Lightsaber to replenish ammo which makes up for a hybrid playstyle that is quite fun to use.
But once again, nothing is set in stone. In the end, it all boils down to the fun aspect of the game and you should experiment with different stances to see which one you like the most.
This is everything you need to know about Combat Stances in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. For more help on the game, be sure to check our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor guides hub.