LEGO Skywalker Saga: How to Defeat Darth Vader – The Boss

This page of the LEGO Skywalker Saga manual provides a detailed guide on how to defeat Darth Vader during Luke Skywalker’s two battles with him in Episode 5 (The Empire Strikes Back).

Here, you will find descriptions of the two boss battles with Darth Vader, where you play as Luke Skywalker. These battles are from the Cave of Evil side mission and the final story mission of Episode 5, Revelations. You will learn about Darth Vader’s attacks, how to weaken him, and how to defeat him twice.

  • First Battle with Darth Vader – Cave of Evil
  • Second Battle with Darth Vader – Revelations

First Battle with Darth Vader – Cave of Evil

Darth Vader appears as a mini-boss during the Cave of Evil quest, which takes place before the Hibernation Station story mission. This is not a full-fledged encounter and should be treated as a mini-boss fight.

During the Cave of Evil quest, Luke Skywalker faces a hallucination of Darth Vader, whom he has to confront.

The fight with Vader is not very complicated. Use the lightsaber (RT, R2, or LMB) to deal damage and keep the opponent at bay.

While attacking Vader, be cautious of his stronger attacks, symbolized by red lines and circles. Jump away from where Vader plans to attack.

At the end, your swords will clash, and you have to press the button visible on the screen quickly. You only need to deplete Darth Vader’s single health bar, so the fight will end pretty quickly.

Second Battle with Darth Vader – Revelations

A full boss battle with Darth Vader takes place in the Revelations! stage, which is the last story mission of Episode V.

In this battle, you play as Luke Skywalker, and R2-D2 will help you with some puzzles.

Start the first of many lightsaber clinch sequences – you have to press the indicated button quickly. Darth Vader’s remaining attacks are fairly standard:

  1. Dodge the red lines and circles that signal the boss’s strong attacks.
  2. If Darth Vader uses the Force grip, keep tilting the analog stick to the sides or left/right on d-pad to break free.

The best way to weaken Darth Vader is to use the lightsaber (note – in the first phase of the fight, there may be an aiming bug, meaning you would have to use the regular attacks).

You can also weaken your opponent by using the Force to throw nearby items (F on PC, Triangle on PS, Y on Xbox). Doing this enough times will unlock one of the mission challenges.

After you deplete Darth Vader’s first health bar (out of three), switch to R2-D2 and help him complete the mini-game with rings by locating the blue terminal. It’s straightforward.

There will be another lightsaber clinch sequence, but this will not be the second part of the duel.

Two escape passages are available in the new location to avoid Darth Vader, but one will be destroyed. The left passage can be unlocked by R2-D2 at the blue terminal, and the power source in the left tunnel must be moved to the side slot. Alternatively, the right passage can be unlocked by cutting the wall with a lightsaber to reveal a button, and the droid can grab grappling points. Both paths lead to a blocked passage where Luke must stand on a button while R2-D2 pulls itself to the top lever. In the next location, Luke senses Darth Vader’s presence and can skip exploring to go right away. During the second phase of the boss fight, Vader’s unique attacks must be avoided while weakening him. After destroying the window, Luke must perform a Wall Run and press the right button to allow R2-D2 to join. Switching to R2-D2, the shelf can be lowered by grabbing the grappling point in the next section. Vader is hiding in the second room on the right in the corridor with four optional side rooms. The QTE sequence in the final part of the chapter requires pressing specific buttons quickly, and the last phase of the fight with Vader is more difficult due to limited space. The boss’s health bar must be depleted to trigger the cut-scene ending.


1. What is LEGO Skywalker Saga: Darth Vader boss battle?

In LEGO Skywalker Saga, players have to fight against Darth Vader in a boss battle. It is a challenging level where players have to use their skills and strategy to defeat him. The boss battle takes place on the Death Star, and players have to face Darth Vader in his iconic black suit and red lightsaber.

2. What are the tips to beat Darth Vader in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

The first tip is to use the force to throw objects at Vader. This will damage him and also provide an opportunity to attack him with your lightsaber. Secondly, players should try to dodge Vader’s attacks by jumping or moving sideways. The third tip is to use the environment to your advantage. Players can destroy the surroundings to create obstacles for Vader and gain an upper hand in the battle.

3. What are the recommended characters to use against Darth Vader in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

Players can use a variety of characters to fight against Darth Vader in LEGO Skywalker Saga. Some of the recommended characters are Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda. These characters have special abilities that can help players in the boss battle. For example, Luke Skywalker can use the force to move objects, while Obi-Wan Kenobi can deflect Vader’s attacks with his lightsaber.

4. What happens after defeating Darth Vader in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

After defeating Darth Vader in LEGO Skywalker Saga, players will unlock a new character or level. The exact reward depends on the game’s storyline and the level of difficulty. Players can also replay the boss battle to improve their performance and unlock additional rewards.

5. Is it possible to play the Darth Vader boss battle with friends in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

Yes, players can play the Darth Vader boss battle with friends in LEGO Skywalker Saga. The game supports local co-op, which means two players can play on the same console. However, players cannot play the boss battle online with friends.

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