Skill Trees - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Guide - IGN (2024)

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In Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Cal Kestis must use his force abilities to fight strong enemies and even stronger creatures. But he can't do it without enhancing his abilities and lightsaber skills. This guide will describe each skill tree Cal has available, including what each skill does, how many Skill Points you need to unlock, and any prerequisite skills you need.

How the Skill Trees Work

When Cal Kestis defeats enemies or completes a quest, he is awarded Experience. For each level up, he is granted one Skill Point. To access Cal's skill trees, you have to find a meditation point.

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Cal's skill trees fall under three major categories:

  • Survival
  • Lightsaber
  • Force

Cal's skills will not be available all at once, and each tree will be revealed over time. Some skills cannot be accessed unless the prerequisite skill has been unlocked. For example, under Force - Jedi Concentration, skill progression will look like Greater Hold > Extended Hold > Superior Hold. Skills that are "locked" will eventually be unlocked after a certain point in the game. This is usually after a main quest has been completed. Some skills will use up the Force meter, and these will be denoted with Uses Force.

Certain Skill Trees will also be unlocked after story progress has been made. To start, Cal will not have access to all of the Force skill trees until you have completed some of the quests on Coruscant. Then you will see that Jedi Concentration and Telekinesis will become available.

Don't worry if you place a Skill Point in the wrong skill. You can reset your points for a cost of 1 Skill Point.

The Skill Trees

Looking for a particular skill tree? Check a link below.

  • Survival: Resilience
  • Lightsaber: Single-Blade
  • Lightsaber: Double-Blade
  • Lightsaber: Dual Wield
  • Lightsaber: Blaster
  • Lightsaber: Crossguard
  • Force: Jedi Concentration
  • Force: Telekinesis
  • Force: Confusion

Looking for the best Skills to upgrade? Check out our Best Skills to Unlock First Guide.

Survival: Resilience

The Survival: Resilience Skill Tree focuses on Cal's survival skills and stim effectiveness. There are 9 Skills to choose from, and they are all incredibly beneficial as you get into the late game. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

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There is one Locked Skill, Focused Sight, that will only be unlocked after you progress through the Questline Koboh - The Forest Array.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Survival Skills1NoneCal's maximum Life is increased.
Focused Sight2Survival SkillsHold Evade to automatically evade incoming melee attacks.
Improved Survival Skills2Survival SkillsCal's maximum Life is increased.
Improved Stim Formula1Survival SkillsCall recovers additional Life when using a stim canister from BD-1.
Perfected Stim Formula2Improved Stim FormulaCal recovers additional Life when using a stim canister from BD-1.
Teamwork1Improved Stim FormulaReduces time required to heal with a BD-1 stim.
The Power of Friendship2TeamworkBD-1's stim canisters refill some Force Meter.
Greater Reflexes1Improved Survival SkillsBlock Meter refills faster.
Expert Survival Skills2Improved Survival SkillsCal's maximum Life is increased.

Lightsaber: Single-Bladed

The Lightsaber: Single-Blade Skill Tree focuses on Cal's deftness with a single-bladed lightsaber. There are 9 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Lunging Strike1NoneHold Special Attack to perform a long-reaching thrust attack.
Twofold Reflection1Lunging StrikePress Parry/Block just before contact to reflect up to two blaster projectiles in a row.
Improved Footwork1Lunging StrikeLunging Strike now reaches further.
Cyclone Slash2Lunging StrikeHold Attack after a basic attack to perform a powerful overhead swing.
Aerial Assault2Lunging StrikeUse Special Attack while in the air to attack straight down at a target below.
Dash Strike2Aerial StrikeHold Parry/Block, then press Attack to dash and strike a target out of normal melee range.
Charged Throw2Cyclone StashHold Parry/Block and Special Attack for a stronger lightsaber throw that hits for more damage and moves a short distance through the target.
Aerial Dash Strike1Dash StrikeUnlock the ability to perform Dash Strike while airborne.
Aerial Ace1Aerial StrikeSpecial Attack Aerial Assault does more damage and staggers enemies hit by it.

Lightsaber: Double-Bladed

The Lightsaber: Double-Bladed Skill Tree focuses on Cal's deftness with a double-bladed lightsaber. There are 8 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Gathering Tempest1NoneHold Attack to deal fast strikes towards a single enemy.
Vortex Dive1Gathering TempestHold Parry/Block and press Attack to dive forward while spinning the lightsaber.
Double Orbit1Vortex DiveUse Special Attack again to perform a second lightsaber throw around Cal.
Endless Hurricane1Gathering TempestContinue pressing Attack to add additional attacks to the end of the double-bladed attack chain.
Repulsing Burst2Endless HurricaneUse Special Attack while airborne to slam down, dealing damage in an area.
Rising Storm2Repulsing BurstHold Special Attack to perform an attack that pulls enemies in a small area and takes Cal into the air.
Multifold Reflections2Endless HurricaneHold Parry/Block right before blaster shots connect to reflect them back towards nearby targets.
Controlled Throw2Multifold ReflectionsHold Parry/Block and Special Attack to throw the lightsaber. Keep Special Attack held to maintain the lightsaber's position and use a direction to direct it before.

Lightsaber: Dual Wield

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The Lightsaber: Dual Wield Skill Tree focuses on Cal's deftness with dual-wielding lightsabers. There are 9 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Backstep Slash1NoneHold Parry/Block then press Attack to attack and leap backwards, creating distance from the target.
Focused Parry1Backstep SlashPerform a spinning strike on releasing your Special Attack.
Precision Release2Focused ParryRelease Special Attack right as an enemy hits to perform an even more devastating follow-up attack and stagger nearby enemies.
Uncoiled Strikes2Backlash StepDelay Attack input to perform a flurry of quick, targeted swings.
Serpent's Bite1Uncoiled StrikesHold Attack through the flurry to execute a strong final overhead swing.
Split Reflection2Backstep SlashPress Parry/Block right before a blaster bolt hits a split the incoming bolt and reflect at an additional target.
Twin Vipers2Split ReflectionHold Parry/Block and Special Attack and press Attack again to throw the second blade at a target to double up damage.
Dancing Blades3Twin VipersHold Parry/Block and Special Attack to throw both lightsabers that bounce between multiple targets.

Lightsaber: Blaster

The Lightsaber: Blaster Skill Tree focuses on Cal's deftness with a blaster. There are 7 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Flying Lunge1NoneHold Attack to close the distance to your enemy with a leaping thrust.
Blaster Cooldown1Flying LungeGain additional ammunition each time you strike an enemy with the lightsaber.
Improved Clip1Blaster CooldownIncrease maximum blaster ammunition by three.
Energizing Flurry3Improved ClipHold Parry/Block and press Attack to perform a sequence of quick swings that rapidly replenishes ammunition if they connect.
Efficient Heat Transfer2Flying LungeReduced time required to fully charge a blaster shot.
Point Blank1Efficient Heat TransferUse Special Attack just before an enemy hits to blast them away.
Quick Draw3Efficient Heat TransferHold Parry/Block and Special Attack to focus and target multiple enemies at once with the blaster.

Lightsaber: Crossguard

The Lightsaber: Blaster Skill Tree focuses on Cal's deftness with a crossguard lightsaber. There are 8 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Rending Strike1NoneHold Attack to perform a single, high damage swing with a long windup.
Impact2Rending StrikeUse Special Attack while airborne to slam into the ground, causing a shockwave.
Greater Impact1ImpactSpecial Attack increased shockwave range.
Greater Cleaving Swing1Rending StrikeReduces focus attack charge-up time.
Reaching Cleave1Greater Cleaving SwingIncreases range of Cleaving Swing.
Sundering Swipe2Rending StrikeHold Parry/Block and press Attack to perform a wide, sweeping lightsaber attack.
Charged Reflection1Sundering SwipePress Parry/Block right before a bolt makes contact to send back a charged bolt that hits the target and nearby enemies.
Rolling Thunder2Charged ReflectionHold Parry/Block and Special Attack to throw the lightsaber in a line through multiple targets.

Force: Jedi Concentration

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The Force: Jedi Concentration Skill Tree focuses on increasing Cal's Force meter, Force recovery, and increasing Slow duration. There are 8 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Attunement1NoneCal's maximum Force is increased.
Greater Hold1AttunementIncrease the duration of Slow's effect on enemies.
Extended Hold3Greater HoldThe first strike against enemies affected by Slow will not break the Slow effect.
Superior Hold1Extended HoldFurther increase the duration of Slow's effect on enemies.
Channeled Energy1AttunementCal regains more Force when he defeats an enemy, and regains some Force when he hits a blocking enemy.
Swift Focus1Channeled EnergyEvade increases Force recovery when performing Precision Evade.
Lucid Attunement2AttunementCal's maximum Force is further increased.
Enlightened Attunement2Lucid AttunementCal's maximum Force is further increased.

Force: Telekinesis

The Force: Telekinesis Skill Tree focuses on strengthening Cal's Pull, Push, Slam, and Lift abilities. There are 11 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

Soaring Lift, Mass Slam, Power Slam, Gravitational Master, and Power Lift will be Locked until you complete the Main Questline Koboh - Rescue Zee from the Lucrehulk.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Wrenching Pull1NonePress Push and Pull to wrench groups of nearby enemies closer.
Twin Pull2Wrenching PullWhile holding an enemy with Pull, use Special Attack to pull and hold a second target.
Unrelenting Pull3Twin PullHold Pull to affect the largest and most Force-resistant enemies.
Radial Push1Wrenching PullPress Push and Special Attack to Push a wide area, causing multiple enemies to stagger.
Howling Push2Radial PushHold Push to push enemies in a much larger radius, and with greater effect.
Parry Push2Howling PushPress Push right before an enemy attacks to send them flying.
Soaring Lift2Wrenching PullHold Focus and Special Attack to Lift your target as well as nearby enemies.
Mass Slam2Soaring LiftHold Focus and Jump to slam groups of enemies.
Power Slam2Mass SlamHold Focus and Jump for bigger hit reactions from affected enemies.
Gravitational Master1Soaring LiftIncrease Soaring Lift and Mass Slam radius.
Power Lift2Gravitational MasterHold Focus and Special Attack to Lift larger enemies.

Force: Confusion

The Force: Confusion Skill Tree focuses on strengthening Cal's Confusion ability. There are 7 Skills to choose from, which are all incredibly beneficial throughout the game if that is your intended playstyle. These Skills will not be available all at once, as some skills will not be accessible until the prerequisite skill has been unlocked.

NameSkill CostPrerequisite SkillDescription
Addled Mind1NoneIncrease the amount of time enemies will attack other enemies while Confused.
Confounded Mind2Wrenching PullIncrease the amount of time enemies will attack other enemies while Confused.
Greater Confusion1Twin PullHold Focus and press Confuse after Confusing a target to Confuse an additional enemy.
Superior Confusion2Wrenching PullSuccessfully Confuse otherwise resistant humanoid enemies.
Confusion Mastery2Radial PushSuccessfully confuse even the most resistant humanoid enemies.
Amplification2Howling PushConfused enemies deal additional damage.
Redirected Strength2Wrenching PullHold Pull and press Focus while holding a Pulled enemy to force them to fire their weapon. Works on humanoids only.

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