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Mastering the Forms: A Guide to the Different Styles of Lightsaber

“This weapons is yours for the taking!” Obi-Wan’s famous Attack of the Clones quote is to be true when you dig deeper into the significance behind every Star Wars lightsaber.

From distinctive handles to various colors of blades, every lighting saber is completely unique to each person that wields it. Sith and Jedi like themselves join forces to make these amazing weapons.

Lightsaber color meanings are important Therefore, in this article I will go into the deeper meanings of each color and what they mean behind them.

Lightsaber Creation

We will first dive into the creative process of each lightsaber. For Jedi as a Youngling visit the ice planet Ilum, where they find the Kyber crystal that powers their blade.

The crystal they discover is not only linked to them but also to the Force. Each crystal is a specific color ranging from blue to yellow.

On the other hand there are the Sith come up with a new way to acquire a Kyber crystal for their red-colored sabers. They have to take on an Jedi to get their crystal.

Then, they employ a method known as “bleeding into the crystal” to pour their hatred and anger into the crystal to infuse it with dark. This results in the crystal changing from its original colour to red.

It is believed that the Jedi and the Sith put the kyber crystal into the hilts they make. The materials, the build and the design of the hilt ligthsaber are entirely up to either the Jedi as well as the Sith who build it.

Many people only know the significance of red lightsaber in comparison to green and blue but they don’t realize the deeper meaning each color has. Below I will talk about the significance of each lightsaber’s color and meaning.


Blue lightsabers are one of the colors of lightsabers wielded by famous Jedi such as Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker Rey Ki-Adi Mundi, among others.

A Jedi’s purpose is to guard and restore peace to the galaxy. Those who wield blue sabers are often highly adept in fighting with lightsabers.

The same can be seen as a scene from The Clone Wars, as Anakin and Obi-Wan often are fighting in the middle of battles, bravely defending the weak, and fighting in clone battalions.

Blue also represents qualities such as loyalty, stability, truth and justice.

The significance of the color green in lightsabers

Green lightsabers represent growth, safety and harmony. They also represent other virtues that the Jedi are seeking to keep everyone safe, growing and collaborating well across the galaxy.

In contrast to the blue lightsaber wielders and green ones, those who are wielding them are often very strong with the Force. The most famous Jedi include Yoda or Qui-Gon. Luke Skywalker. They would rather fight only as a last resort instead, they rely more on the Force and peaceful negotiations.

Jedi Consulars and wise, older Jedi frequently have this hue of a lightsaber. A good example of this is Yoda the Grand Master.


All of the powerful Sith and Inquisitors wear red lightsabers. Red symbolizes power, anger, and hatred. These symbols are integral to the Sith Religion, which relies on each of them for their power.

The Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Asajj Ventress, and Darth Vader all wield a red lightsaber. In the cases of Darth Vader and Count Dooku, they did not own a red lightsaber until they fully embraced the dark side and killed a Jedi, and burned their lightsabers.


Cal Kestis is the only known Jedi to wield an indigo lightsaber. Within the online game The Fallen Order, his saber is a bluish, purple color. It’s among the sabers with a variety of colors he owns.

This light-saber color symbolizes spirituality, wisdom and intuition.


First seen used by the Jedi Temple Guards, the yellow lightsaber is another rarely observed color. The movie The Rise of Skywalker, Rey also owns an yellow lightsaber.

The color yellow symbolizes warmth, goodwill and energy. People who use yellow sabers have sacrificed a portion of themselves for their position.

In Rey’s instance this represented her assuming her Skywalker name. In the case of Temple Guards, they give up their identities for their positions of protection.


In the Star Wars Canon, the only Jedi that has white lightsabers is Ahsoka Tano. Though she used to have green and then blue lightsabers, eventually she owned white ones.

White symbolizes purity, peace, positivity, neutrality, and the beginning of a new chapter. The white sabers of Ahsoka represent her departure and away from Jedi. They show that she is not associated with the Jedi nor the Sith.


Another saber shade that appears only in Legends can be found in Legends. It is called bronze. Lowbacca as well as Freedon Nadd each owned an saber in bronze. Bronze denotes maturity, connection to nature, and wisdom.

Lowbacca quite appropriately held a saber of this color. He was very proficient in computers and biology.
Black (Darksaber)

Similar to the white lightsabers, only one black model is from Canon. Each other color Jedi, Inquisitors, and Sith are armed with. The Darksaber is the Mandalorians’ possession.

Created by Tarre Vizsla, the only known Mandalorian Jedi, the Darksaber passed down through generations of Mandalorians. The person who held it was able to claim the throne of Mandalore.

In contrast to the standard lightsaber, the Darksaber’s blade was flat. The black color symbolizes dark, power, and mystery.

In Legends, Galen Marek, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader also wields a black lightsaber. However, unlike the Darksaber’s shape, his is the standard shape of the other lightsabers.

Cyan Lightsaber

The Star Wars Canon, there aren’t any cyan lightsabers. However, within Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Cal Kestis owns one in addition to his indigo saber. Additionally, Meetra Surrik and Nikkos Tyris from Legends have one, too.

Similar to Darth Maul, Cal’s saber is double-bladed. The color symbolizes calm and peace. Since it is between blue and green it also represents a Jedi who has balanced skill to balance combat and the Force and battle.


Yet another color found within Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Legends is magenta. The Jedi and a previously assassinated by Emperor Palpatine who wore sabers of this color include Mara Jade and Cal Kestis.

The color is a mix of pink and purple. Magenta Sabers symbolize charm harmony, harmony, and compassion.


Cal Kestis is yet another owner of a unique saber color, orange. However, some Jedi in Legends use this colour of lightsaber too. They include Yaddle and a Sith-Talak Hord, and Mandalorian Knights.

Mandalorian Knights Mandalorian Knights is a faction that appears in Legends, once a component of the Jedi Order. They escaped and tried to destroy the Republic throughout The Mandalorian Wars.

Orange blades are a symbol of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. This could be the reason Talak was not an ordinary red lightsaber because he was both creative and ambitious in his skill with the lightsaber.


Everyone who is a Star Wars fan knows the famous holder of the purple lightsaber: Mace Windu. Samuel L. Jackson wanted to make a statement in Attack of the Clones, and he contacted George Lucas if he could hold a lightsaber in purple.

In the High Republic Era, in Legends, Vernestra Rwoh and Ty Yorrick also owned lightsabers with purple blades. During the Old Republic, Jaina, Anakin Solo and Darth Revan also had purple lightsabers as well.

Purple is a symbol of ambition, power as well as royalty and. Mace Windu is one of the most knowledgeable Jedi in the Council with a saber with this color.

Additionally purple is a blend of the colors blue and red. This mix is significant as Darth Revan changed from Jedi to Sith, and back before returning to Jedi again. It represents his switch from side to side.


As with white lightsabers, there are silver ones too. Silver sabers are exclusive to Legends. This color stands for peace and purity.

Unlike the crystals found on the ice planet Ilum, silver Durindfire crystals are exclusively located on Tatooine. Corran Horn is only Jedi from Legends to have one.

With the various Jedi and Sith seen in Star Wars Legends and Canon specific lightsaber colors are suited to every. Whatever their individuality strengths, weaknesses, and character the color of their lightsabers has significance. If they are understood they show who each one is and what they stand for.

Just as the Sith make use of their power to do the purpose of evil, their saber’s color is a reflection of the power they wield. On the other hand of the spectrum, the Jedi each have a variety of colors representing peace, harmony, and power they have. No matter what color there is a relationship and meaning.