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Previously, we counted down our picks for the top ten greatest lightsaber duels in the twelve theatrically released Star Wars films. However, fans of the animated television shows know that the films provide only a small fraction of the best face offs in the Star Wars canon. Check out our picks for the top ten best animated lightsaber battles.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Kit Fisto vs. General Grievous (“Lair of Grievous,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Ahsoka Tano and Luminara Unduli vs. Asajj Ventress (“Cloak of Darkness,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Maul (“Twin Suns," Star Wars: Rebels)
  • Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Count Dooku (“The Lost One," Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Ahsoka Tano vs. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi (“Altar of Mortis,” Star Wars: The Clone wars)

10. Pre Vizla vs. Darth Maul (“Shades of Reason,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Maul manages to claim the Darksaber for himself when he face off against the non-Force user Pre Vizla on Mandalore.

9. Asajj Ventress and Savage Opress vs. Count Dooku (“Witches of the Mist,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
After distracting the Jedi with her new protege Savage Opress, Asajj Ventress takes on her deceitful master Count Dooku in a last minute assassination attempt.

8. Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger vs. The Grand Inquisitor (“Fire Across the Galaxy,” Star Wars: Rebels)
Kanan and Ezra fight together for the first time after they infiltrate Lothal’s Imperial headquarters.

7. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Asajj Ventress vs. Darth Maul and Savage Opress (“Revenge, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Obi-Wan is forced to team up with his old nemesis Ventress in order to face off against Maul and his brother.

6. Ahsoka Tano vs. Darth Vader (“Twilight of the Apprentice,” Star Wars: Rebels)
Ashoka finally learns the truth when she duels with her former master in this epic showdown.

5. Yoda and Anakin Skywalker vs. Count Dooku and Darth Sidious (“Sacrifice,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Yoda has a haunting vision of the future on the Sith homeworld of Morriban, and must protect Anakin Skywalker from the enigmatic Darth Sidious.

4. Ki-Adi Mundi and the Jedi vs. General Grievous (“Chapter 20-21,” Star Wars: Clone Wars)
General Grievous makes quite an impression with his first appearance; he slays a conclave of Jedi single handedly, and nearly kills Ki-Adi Mundi before the ARC Troopers show up.

3. Darth Maul and Savage Opress vs. Darth Sidious (“The Lawless,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Sidious makes a rare appearance outside of the Senate when he travels to Mandalore to torment his former apprentice.

2. Anakin Skywalker vs. Asajj Ventress (“Chapter 17-19,” Star Wars: Clone Wars)
In this classic moment from the original Clone Wars debut, Anakin passes his Jedi trial as he unleashes his Dark side to duel Ventress.

1. Ahsoka Tano vs. Darth Maul (“The Phantom Apprentice,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
The culmination of Star Wars: The Clone Wars sees two spurned apprentices duking it out in an emotional conclusion.

What do you think, Rebelscum fans? What are some of your favorites? What upcoming shows could challenge the list? Let us know in the forums, and as always, may the Force be with you!

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