Best Lightsaber Crystals & Combinations in KOTOR 2
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Best Lightsaber Crystals & Combinations in KOTOR 2

We’ve discovered all of the best crystals and lightsaber combinations in KOTOR 2
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Unlike it’s predecessor, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 has up to five upgrade slots for every lightsaber in the game. Including the standard two crystal slots as well as an option to add a cell, an emitter and a lens.

The good news is that this means there are countless ways to customize your lightsaber. The bad news is that this also makes it hard to know which crystals and combinations are best.

Thankfully, we’ve come up with the following guide to provide you with some of the best lightsaber crystals and combinations in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2.

Best Lightsaber Crystals & Combinations in KOTOR 2

Crystals

Firstly, it’s important to keep in mind that crystals can be found in various locations throughout the game. Whereas cells, emitters and lenses can only be crafted once you have the correct materials and are of a certain skill level. Even though you might find it easier to obtain crystals, there are also over 20 different kinds in KOTOR 2. Making it extremely difficult to know which you should prioritize above others.

So, here are a few of the best lightsaber crystals for every situation.

Best for Large Stat Boosts

  1. Ankarres Sapphire (+2 STR, +1 DEX +2 Vitality Regeneration, Keen – double critical range)
  2. Kaiburr (+3 WIS, +3 CON, +3 Health Regeneration)
  3. Stygium (+1 Attack Bonus, +1 DEX, +4 Stealth)

Best for Raw Damage

  1. Barab Ore Ingot (+2-12 Fire Damage)
  2. Upari (+1-8 Damage, +3 Attack)
  3. Solari (Light Jedi exclusive, +3 Damage, +1-8 Dark Side Damage, +3 Attack Bonus), or Qixoni (Dark Jedi exclusive, +5 Damage, +1 Force Regeneration)

Best for Critical Hits

  1. Opila (+3 Damage, +2-12 Damage on Crit)
  2. Ultima-Pearl (+2 Damage, +3 Attack, +1-6 Critical Damage)
  3. Nextor (+1 Damage, Keen – double critical range) 

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Lightsaber Combinations

As previously mentioned, there are five slots you can mix and match crystals, cells, emitters and lenses with. Meaning that there are tons of possible lightsaber combinations in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2. That being said, there are a few particular combinations that have stood the test of time.

So, here are some of the best combinations for every situation that you’re likely to come across in the game.

Best for Overall Damage

  • Crystal #1: Barab Ore Ingot (+2-12 Fire Damage)
  • Crystal #2: Upari (+1-8 Damage, +3 Attack)
  • Cell: Ultimate Diatium Energy Cell (+5 Damage)
  • Emitter: Expert Fencing (+2 Defense, +3 Energy Damage)
  • Lens: Ponite (+1 Attack Bonus, +2-12 Energy Damage)

Best for Droid Damage

  • Crystal #1: Firkrann (+2-12 Droid Damage, +2 Attack Bonus)
  • Crystal #2: Barab Ore Ingot (+2-12 Fire Damage)
  • Cell: Superior Energy (+2 Ion Damage, +1-12 Droid Damage, +1-6 Critical Damage)
  • Emitter: Expert Fencing (+2 Defense, +3 Energy Damage)
  • Lens: Ponite (+1 Attack Bonus, +2-12 Energy Damage)

Best for Blaster Bolt Deflection

  • Crystal #1: Jenruax (+2 Damage, +5 Blaster Bolt Deflection)
  • Crystal #2: Lorrdian Gemstone (+3 Blaster Bolt Deflection)
  • Cell: Telgorn Jolt III (+1-8 Electrical Damage)
  • Emitter: Expert Deflection (+1 Defense, +4 Blaster Bolt Deflection)
  • Lens: Ossus Dueling (+2 Attack Bonus, +3 Blaster Bolt Deflection)

Best for Critical Hits/Chance

  • Crystal #1: Opila (+3 Damage, +2-12 Damage on Crit)
  • Crystal #2: Ultima-Pearl (+2 Damage, +3 Attack, +1-6 Critical Damage)
  • Cell: Superior Discharge Energy Cell (+1-8 Critical Damage)
  • Emitter: Expert Fencing (+2 Defense, +3 Energy Damage)
  • Lens: Beam Gem (+1 Energy Damage, Keen – double critical range)

That’s everything you need to know about the best lightsaber crystals and combinations in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2. Be sure to check out some of our other Star Wars-themed content. Like how to leave a guild in Star Wars: The Old Republic. As well as our dedicated guides section for more information on other popular gaming titles.

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