LEGO Skywalker Saga: Understanding Mind Tricks

This section of the LEGO Skywalker Saga guide will provide an explanation of how the mind control mechanic works, including how to take control of characters and disorient them.

Here, you will find information on unlocking and using mind tricks, the characters that can use this mechanic, and how to control or distract other characters.

  • Availability of Mind Tricks
  • The Main Variants of Mind Tricks
  • Increasing the Effectiveness of Mind Tricks

Availability of Mind Tricks

Mind control, also known as Mind Tricks in the game, is not available for all playable characters. This ability is unlocked after taking control of a character with the Force. This character can be either from the light or dark side of the Force.

While exploring the game, you may encounter characters marked with a mind control icon (as seen in the screenshot). To use mind tricks, hold down the mind trick button:

  1. Triangle on the PlayStation controller,
  2. Y on the Xbox controller,
  3. F on the keyboard.

The Main Variants of Mind Tricks

Mind tricks will not activate until you choose one of the three available tricks – Influence, Distract, or Panic. You can switch between tricks while using mind control on the same character.

Influence is the most important trick as it allows you to take direct control over a character (as seen in the screenshot). This can be useful to complete puzzles or use the enemy’s weapon.

Distract prevents enemies from attacking, giving you more freedom during fights.

Panic can cause opponents to fight each other, making it easier to eliminate them.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Mind Tricks

In the Upgrades tab, there are two positions related to the Jedi class that can increase the effectiveness of mind tricks.

The first ability in the list is Trick Time. It prolongs the effects of the Distract and Panic tricks, making the enemies confused or panicked for a longer period of time. The second ability is Mind Master, which expands the range for Distract and Panic. This allows you to use them from a further distance, without having to get too close to your enemies.


1. What are mind tricks in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

Mind tricks are special abilities that allow certain characters in LEGO Skywalker Saga to manipulate the minds of others. These abilities can be used to influence enemies and NPCs in a variety of ways, such as convincing them to follow your commands or revealing hidden information.

2. How do you perform mind tricks in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

To perform a mind trick in LEGO Skywalker Saga, you must first have a character with the ability. Once you have the character, you can activate the ability by pressing a certain button or button combination. This will cause a prompt to appear on the screen, which you must follow to successfully execute the mind trick.

3. Which characters have mind trick abilities in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

Several characters in LEGO Skywalker Saga have mind trick abilities, including Jedi such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn, as well as Sith characters like Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. Other characters, such as Luke Skywalker and Rey, also have mind trick abilities that allow them to manipulate the minds of enemies and NPCs.

4. What are some examples of mind tricks in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

Mind tricks can be used in a variety of ways in LEGO Skywalker Saga. For example, you can use a mind trick to convince an enemy to turn against their allies and fight for you instead. You can also use a mind trick to reveal hidden secrets or information from NPCs, such as the location of a hidden treasure or the weakness of a boss enemy.

5. Are there any limitations to using mind tricks in LEGO Skywalker Saga?

While mind tricks are powerful abilities, they do have some limitations in LEGO Skywalker Saga. For example, they may not work on certain enemies or NPCs, such as those with strong wills or resistance to mind manipulation. Additionally, using mind tricks too frequently may cause your character to become exhausted, making it more difficult to perform the ability successfully.

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