Dave Filonicreative and executive at Lucasfilmdiscussed the difference between classic lightsabers and the famous and coveted darksaber.
The Darksaber first appeared in the animated series Star Wars Battle of the Clones. The weapon was created by the Mandalorian Jedi Tarre Vizsla and has been passed down from generation to generation by warriors who inherit the throne of Mandalore.
The weapon was brought into live-action during the series The Mandalorianit started out in the possession of the villain Moff Gideon, then Mando wielded it, and eventually Bo-Katan took control of the Darksaber.
Due to the various legends surrounding the Darksaber, many questions arise about it and whether it is very different from the lightsabers used by the Jedi.
Is the Darksaber stronger than the Lightsaber?
Second Screen triggeringDave Filoni stated in an interview that the Darksaber is no stronger than the regular lightsaber.
He also pointed out that over time the Darksaber could even become less powerful, and what sets it apart is its design.
“It’s not that it’s necessarily more powerful than any other lightsaber – in fact, you could make a strong argument that it’s not. It’s a very, very old lightsaber. From what I know, it has limitations. Obviously it’s not a style they usually replicate, and you can imagine that’s because Tar Vizsla figured something out and added a Mandalorian twist that no one has been able to replicate since. It’s a flat blade of energy, which is bizarre.”
In other words, the Darksaber is simply a lightsaber with a touch of Mandalorian culture and is nothing different from other sabers. However, it carries with it a strong cultural burden that makes it extremely important, at least for the Mandalorians.
Additionally, the Darksaber’s unique design makes it difficult to use, as seen by Sabine Wren and Mando, thus requiring a lot of training to use it well and not have issues with the weight.
If the series The Mandalorian continues, more answers about the Darksaber may emerge.
Dave Filoni explained the difference between the two weapons.