LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is finally here, and it more than lives up to the hype. With hundreds of characters and brand new mechanics, there is no shortage of content to play and enjoy. One such new mechanic is the addition of character classes. There are nine character classes (not including the ‘Extras’ class), each featuring its own unique abilities and playstyles.
In today’s article, we’ll be going over each of the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga classes, and explaining their specific abilities in depth.
Lego Star Wars: Classes & Abilities Explained
Without any further delays, let’s get right into it!
First and foremost in our guide, we have the Jedi class, which features iconic characters such as Obi-wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda. Jedi are light-side Force users who wield lightsabers, which can be used in melee combat or thrown at enemies. This weapon can also be used defensively, as holding the block button reflects enemy blaster fire back at your opponents!
Additionally, they can use the Force to manipulate objects for either combat encounters or solving puzzles. Jedi can also perform a variety of different mind tricks. Influence allows them to take control of NPCs for a short duration. Panic causes enemies to turn on their allies. Distract simply causes an NPC to start dancing uncontrollably.
There are four upgrades available for the Jedi class:
- Mind Master: Jedi mind tricks have increased range.
- Trick Time: Jedi mind tricks last longer.
- Force Flinger: Thrown objects deal more damage.
- Jedi Reflexes: Counterattacks are now powerful.
The next class is the Dark Side. This covers all Sith and Dark Jedi in the game, which includes Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Much like their light-side counterparts, Dark Side characters can use their lightsabers in melee combat, as well as defensive tools.
They can also use the Force to solve puzzles and manipulate certain objects in the game. Dark Side users have all the same force powers as the Jedi: Influence, Panic, and Distract.
Dark Side characters feature four primary upgrades:
- Power Push: Your Force Push ability becomes much stronger.
- Force Crush: Enemies that you pick up using the force take damage.
- Dark Rise: Force Lift has much more range and is more powerful.
- Fear of The Dark Side: NPCs will now cower and run away from you more often.
Up next on our list, we have the Hero class. This features most non-Force-sensitive characters that fight for the good guys of the Star Wars saga, such as Padme Amidala and Princess Leia. One of their main tools is the grapple blaster, which allows them to grapple up onto hard-to-reach areas. There are also certain containers that can be opened using these blasters, as well.
Throughout the game, you’ll find a variety of different terminals which can only be accessed by characters of a certain class. One of these classes is the hero, and using these terminals allows you to reach locked areas. Additionally, heroes can equip certain pieces of armor — such as Stormtrooper gear — and use them to sneak past enemies and access terminals reserved for the Villian class.
The four Hero upgrades are as follows:
- Rebel Heart: Recovery hearts will be dropped by defeated enemies more often.
- Hero Terminal Expert: When using Hero Terminals, you can skip them or complete them for bonus studs.
- Improved Shield Generator: When flying ships, they will have more health for their shields.
- Armored Disguise: When wearing armor pieces, you will take less damage.
Opposite to the Hero class, we have the Villain[s] of the Star Wars universe. Villains are typically equipped with blaster rifles as their primary means of assault, and some use throwable grenades that can be used to clear out groups of enemies. Examples of Villains include stormtroopers and General Grevious.
Additionally, Villians have the unique ability to access Weapon Crates, which supply them with incredibly strong ranged weapons. Much like their heroic counterparts, Villians also have unique terminals which only they can access. These terminals allow them to reach new areas and unlock hidden rewards.
Below is their list of upgrades:
- Demolitions Expert: Grenades have more range and do more damage.
- Villian Terminal Expert: You can skip Villain terminals or complete them for extra studs.
- Extra Ammo: Blasters picked up from Weapon Crates hold more ammo.
- Defense Droid: You can summon a training droid to aid you in combat.
Now for the Scavenger”] class. Scavengers are crafters which can construct a variety of unique items that allow them to solve puzzles and combat enemies in new ways. Scavenger class characters include Jawas, Tuskan Raiders, and Rey during Episode VII.
One such example is the Net Launcher, which gives them the ability to shoot nets onto certain surfaces, allowing them to climb to high-up areas. They can also make Gliders, which are great for floating across large stretches of land.
Here are all of their unique upgrades:
- Crafty: New color schemes are available for Scavenger Tools.
- Advanced Gliding: Gliders now move much faster.
- Expert Climber: Climbing speed is increased.
- Better Breaker Blaster: Breaker Blasters do more damage and have more range.
Next up we have the Scoundrel class! Scoundrel characters include smugglers and criminals trying to make their way in the universe. This class includes the smuggler Han Solo, the charismatic Lando Calrissian, and many more.
The weapons for Scoundrels are usually blaster rifles, making them great for ranged combat. Throughout the open world, you’ll encounter various NPCs who will only give out missions to smuggler characters. This makes them valuable if you wish to 100% complete the game.
Each Scoundrel comes with four different upgradable abilities:
- Business Opportunist: You gain a discount when purchasing hints and rumors.
- Combat Slide: Run and slide into enemies to deal damage to them.
- Charged Shot: You can now charge up a shot to deal more damage and bounce off of walls.
- Piercing Rounds: Your blaster fire can pierce through barricades to hit enemies taking cover.
Now for my absolute favorite class, let’s take a peek at the Bounty Hunters! Bounty Hunters are mercenaries with a specialization in tracking down and eliminating or capturing wanted targets. Many fan favorites can be found in this category, such as Boba Fett and IG-88.
As for their weapons and abilities, Bounty Hunters are ranged characters with the ability to throw grenades to deal explosive damage to enemies. Throughout the world, you will find various gold crates that can only be opened up with a Bounty Hunter character equipped. Inside these crates, you’ll find some studs and valuable Kyber Bricks!
As for this classes’ upgrades, they are as follows:
- Enemy Detector: Enemy NPCs are now highlighted through walls.
- Scattershot: Fire off a wide spread of bolts to hit multiple enemies.
- Shock Grenade: Throw a unique grenade that can stun nearby NPCs and disable shields.
- Hidden Bounties: You gain bonus studs when defeating opponents.
Next up on our guide for every class and their abilities explained in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, we have the Protocol Droids! These are humanoid robots with a specialization in following protocol and serving their masters. Classic examples of protocol droids include C-3PO and TC-14.
Protocol Droids have the unique ability to detach parts of their body, allowing them to shrink in size so that they can fit through small and cramped spaces. This allows them to reach hard-to-access areas to solve puzzles and progress through levels. They can also translate different languages to basic (English), which is handy as there are many NPCs who will only give you quests if you can understand them.
Here is a list of their upgradable abilities:
- Destructive Disassembly: When disassembling, you can create a shockwave to hit nearby enemies.
- Polished Plating: When hit with blaster fire, there is now a chance the shot will be reflected back.
- Turret Tune-Up: Protocol The blaster fire from Protocol Terminal Turrets will now reflect off surfaces.
- Paid Translator: When translating other languages, you now receive extra studs.
Finally, let’s discuss the Astromech Droid! Astromechs are handy utility droids that are shown in the films to be expert co-piolets and technicians. Perhaps one of the most iconic characters in Star Wars —R2D2 — is a classic example of an Astromech Droid.
Combat-wise, the Astromech Droids have seen a huge improvement over their counterparts in the Complete Saga. They are experts in melee combat and are viable for taking on groups of enemies at once. These little robots have the unique ability to interact with Astromech sockets to hack into machinery. With this ability, they can open up new areas to explore.
As for their upgradable abilities, you can view all of them here:
- Distraction: Create a hologram to distract nearby NPCs.
- Astromech Socket Expert: You can now skip Astromech Sockets or complete them for additional studs.
- Super-Charged: Create a shockwave to deal damage to close-by enemies.
- Droid Barge: Deal damage to opponents by sliding into them.
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