Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic – Best Lightsaber Build Guide

This is a guide to selecting the best combination of crystals for your lightsaber build in KOTOR 1.

Guide to Best Lightsaber Build

Light Side

Solari + Upari

With a normal 2-16 saber, and not using the Heart of the Guardian or Mantle of the Force, the damage becomes 6-27 Energy, +1d8 Physical vs. Dark Side, with the almost unequaled +6 to attack.

With a normal 2-16 saber, and with the Heart of the Guardian, the damage becomes 5-38 Energy, +6 to Attack, and +4 Blaster Bolt Deflection.

With a normal 2-16 saber, and with the Mantle of the Force, the damage becomes 6-42 Energy vs. Dark Side, and 4-30 Energy vs. everything else, with +6 to attack, and an incredible +8 to Blaster Bolt Deflection.

Solari

  • Where to Obtain: Korriban (Tomb of Naga Sadow) – Found in skeletal remains

Upari

  • Where to Obtain: Unknown World (Temple of the Ancients Main Floor) – Found on Sith Master

Heart of the Guardian

  • Where to Obtain: Yavin Space Station – Purchased from Suvam after finding the last Star Map

Mantle of the Force

  • Where to Obtain: Yavin Space Station – Purchased from Suvam after finding the last Star Map

Blaster Bolt Deflection

With two lightsabers you can virtually impenetrable blaster deflection build of +24

  • Lightsaber 1 = 11 Blaster Bolt Deflection
  • Heart of the Guardian + Jenruax + Solari
  • Lighsaber 2 = 13 Blaster Bolt Deflection
  • Mantle of the Force + Jenruax + Upari

Jenruax

  • Where to Obtain: Manaan (Sith Base) – Found on Dark Jedi, Korriban (Shyrack Caves) – Found on Thalia May’s corpse

Solari

  • Where to Obtain: Korriban (Tomb of Naga Sadow) – Found in skeletal remains

Upari

  • Where to Obtain: Unknown World (Temple of the Ancients Main Floor) – Found on Sith Master

Heart of the Guardian

  • Where to Obtain: Yavin Space Station – Purchased from Suvam after finding the last Star Map

Mantle of the Force

  • Where to Obtain: Yavin Space Station – Purchased from Suvam after finding the last Star Map

Droid Destroyer

Firkrann + Luxum

Firkrann + Luxum will add 3-18 Ion Damage with +4 to attack to a normal saber.

When you add either Heart of the Guardian or Mantle of the Force, this combo adds an incredible 5-30 Ion Damage on top of the energy damage, with +6 to attack.

Firkrann

  • Where to Obtain: Korriban (Sith Academy) – Found on Lashowe’s corpse, Korriban (Tomb of Tulak Hord) – Found in urn

Luxum

  • Where to Obtain: Manaan (Sith Base) – Found on Dark Jedi Master

Heart of the Guardian

  • Where to Obtain: Yavin Space Station – Purchased from Suvam after finding the last Star Map

Mantle of the Force

  • Where to Obtain: Yavin Space Station – Purchased from Suvam after finding the last Star Map
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