This article is about the Jedi Knight playable class in Star Wars The Old Republic. You may be looking for Jedi Knight, which discusses the rank within the Jedi Order.
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Jedi Knight
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Playable species


Advanced classes

Jedi Guardian
Jedi Sentinel

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Jedi Order

"Jedi Knights are the order’s protectors and defenders. Knights charge into the fray with Force Leap, employing unmatched lightsaber prowess and a tactical use of the Force
Primary Attribute: Strength. Strength increases the damage and critical chances of the Knight’s Melee and Force powers. This remains so for both the Sentinel and the Guardian Advanced Classes
Advanced Classes (Available at level 10): Jedi Sentinel and Jedi Guardian
Jedi Sentinel (Damage): Jedi Sentinels are highly disciplined masters of lightsaber combat. Sentinels fight with two lightsabers and can build Focus quickly with Zealous Strike, unlocking the use of more powerful moves like Slash and Cauterize
Jedi Guardian (Damage, Defense): Jedi Guardians are stalwart defenders equipped with a single lightsaber and heavy armor. A Guardian can rend armor with Sundering Strike, protect allies with Guardian Leap, and those specialized in Defense act as lodestars and protectors on the battlefield.
―In-game Codex (Game Rules)[src]

The Jedi Knight is one of the two Galactic Republic-aligned Force-sensitive classes, along with the Jedi Consular. Famous Jedi Knights include Master Kao Cen Darach and Master Ven Zallow who were killed in the Fall of Korriban and the Destruction of the Jedi temple on Coruscant, respectively.

Game roles

A Jedi Knight, in terms of standard MMORPG games, would be considered a primary damage class and/or tank. As such, the Guardian will have the abilities you'd expect and need to fulfill this role: snares, taunts, timered damage reductions, the ability to purge movement modifiers, etc.

Even in the most defensive specialization (Defense) the Guardian can do decent damage. In this spec, he also becomes very hard to immobilize and incredibly durable. The Defense Guardian is the quintessential damage sponge, key to raids and useful in PvP as well.

Vigilance is more offensive, but as a Guardian you still have very thick skin. The Vigilance Guardian focuses on point blank attacks, and has both high direct damage and sever periodic damage attacks. Until upper levels, you'll find yourself starved for focus. But by 50, as the class matures, you'll find yourself with more abilities to use than you can keep track of.

The Focus Guardian is also more offensive, but trades more medium ranged abilities for slightly lower damage output. It is a fair trade, as the flexibility of even a 10m range gives you freedom that the 4m melee range doesn't. It does mean that you're role is different though, more of a flank guard/harrier than the point of the spear. With the heavy armor of the Guardian though, it does mean that you can become the distraction that can't be ignored. You may find yourself in the company of Sentinels and Shadows more than other Guardians. For big fun, find a friendly Medic Commando to team up with.


Valiant, Determined, Guardian of Peace

A symbol of hope in dark times, the Jedi Knight stands for the legacy of the Jedi Order more than twenty thousand years of protecting the Republic and keeping the peace across the galaxy. Though Jedi Knights have served as generals, guerilla fighters, and warriors for generations, their legendary combat prowess faces its greatest test during this age.

Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight hones body and mind into perfect harmony. Combining the foresight of the Force with unrivaled reflexes and practiced physical precision, the Knight turns combat into an art form, gracefully executing acrobatic feats in tandem with elegant lightsaber tactics.

A source of inspiration to allies and intimidation to adversaries, the Jedi Knight’s presence is welcome in any confrontation. The Order’s long history of fighting for justice has earned the trust of countless friends and the hate of innumerable enemies. Few, though, are foolish enough to challenge a seasoned Jedi Knight unless they have the skills and technology to even the odds.

Facing the Dark side

The Jedi's dark counterparts scored many victories during the war, expanding their Empire, and putting the Republic on the defensive. Since the Treaty of Coruscant, the Sith have consolidated their military might, even while the Jedi have withdrawn to Tython, a move that’s been looked at with suspicion by many of the Republic’s politicians. Nonetheless, the war is far from over, and the Jedi Knight’s resolve remains firm. With unwavering allegiance to the Republic and the light side of the Force, the Jedi Knight fights with valiant determination, wading into the thick of any battle to protect freedom and democracy and hold fast against those who oppose it.

No matter how dire circumstances may become, the Jedi Knight trusts the Force and keeps a cool head. Knowledge and self-control are the critical components of wise decisions, and emotional and mental clarity are an absolute necessity. Maintaining focus allows the Knight to rely on intuition; a right mind leads to right action. For many, the Jedi Knight is the guardian of a precious dream; a dream of peace, a dream of justice, a dream of a brighter future. The fate of the galaxy depends upon the Knight’s ability to keep this dream alive.

Field Reconnaissance

The Jedi Knight’s graceful movements are awesome to behold. Freezing a moment in this display captures the deep commitment underlying the Jedi’s dazzling abilities. Though a Jedi Knight’s life is filled with battle and adventure, the Knight’s heart is dedicated to peace and service. An ironic observation to some, but greater wisdom suggests it is the Jedi Knights’ humble devotion which makes them so likely to become such famous heroes.


The galaxy has been plagued by war for decades, and despite the Treaty of Coruscant, the Jedi have no delusions about the constant danger. Though traditional Jedi robes range from light cloth to thick leathers, many Jedi Knights also wear parts or entire suits of heavy armor when going into battle.

Combat Tactics

The Jedi Knight’s graceful movements are awesome to behold. Freezing a moment in this display captures the deep commitment underlying the Jedi’s dazzling abilities. Though a Jedi Knight’s life is filled with battle and adventure, the Knight’s heart is dedicated to peace and service. An ironic observation to some, but greater wisdom suggests it is the Jedi Knights’ humble devotion which makes them so likely to become such famous heroes. Whether defending allies by deflecting a barrage of blaster-fire or charging in to challenge a Sith Lord, the Knight’s role is crucial in any conflict. The Jedi Knight enjoys the benefit of ancient teachings that have been passed down through hundreds of generations. Combining these time-tested maneuvers with the natural guidance of the Force, the Knight is capable of achieving extraordinary feats.

Focusing body and mind, the Knight is capable of blasting opponents with a powerful wave of Force energy, knocking them off their feet. More powerful Jedi Knights have even been known to practice this technique against large groups. The Jedi Knight’s lightsaber techniques include powerful, synergistic combinations designed to render any enemy defenseless against a decisive finishing move. While completing this maneuver, the Knight is preparing to take on an additional enemy. Combining physical prowess and Force focus, the Knight can throw his lightsaber in spinning arc to strike enemies at a distance. Practice and mastery of this maneuver enables the Knight to ensure his saber returns to his hand after its lethal circuit.


Blue Glass Arrow Main article: Jedi Knight Storyline
"<name> has become the Jedi Order's Battlemaster after saving the Republic from many nefarious plots by the evil Sith Emperor. On countless planets, this champion of the Force is all that stands between helpless innocents and the enemy's conquest. But a terrible new threat has emerged at the galaxy's farthest edge, forcing an unlikely alliance between <name> and old foes...."
―In-game Codex (Persons of Note)[src]


These species are available to the Jedi Knight:

Advanced Classes

Jedi Sentinel


Jedi Sentinel.

Sentinels are able to use two lightsabers to swiftly take care of any enemy that comes in their way. The focus this takes is immense and Sentinels do it with style. Sentinels perfect in physical combat and they are able to adjust to any physical situation using the Force and their knowledge of lightsaber fighting. The Watchman skill tree focuses on a melee style of fighting with a combination of focused mind abilities and physical attacks. The Combat skill tree lends itself towards lightsaber style fighting. The shared Focus skill tree focuses on force centric skills within combat.

Jedi Guardian


Jedi Guardian.

Guardians like to wear heavy armor to defend themselves from any enemy attack. The use of the Force allows them to move quickly despite this. Guardians are the perfect Tanks as they can also taunt any enemies that may be attacking their teammates. Their trees are Defense (Tank) Vigilance (DPS) and Focus (DPS) which can be used by both the sentinal and guardian classes.


Below is a table that shows the companions available to the Jedi Knight and what gifts they like. "XXX" denotes a favourite gift (major rewards). "XX" denotes a lovable gift (medium reward). "X" denotes a likeable gift (minor rewards). "O" denotes no likeability (no reward).

Order of companions:

  1. T7-O1 - acquired on Tython.
  2. C2-N2 - acquired on Coruscant.
  3. Kira Carsen - acquired on Coruscant.
  4. Doc - acquired on Balmorra.
  5. Sergeant Rusk - acquired after finishing Hoth.
  6. Lord Scourge - acquired after finishing Act II.
T7-O1 icon C2-N2 Kira Carsen Doc Sargent rusk Lord scourge
Gifts T7-O1 C2-N2 Kira Carsen Doc Sergeant Rusk Lord Scourge
Courting O O XX* XXX** O O
Cultural Artifact XX XXX X X X X
Imperial Memorabilia O O X O X XX
Luxury O X XXX XXX X O
Military Gear X O X X XXX X
Republic Memorabilia XX X X O XX X
Technology XXX XX XX X X XX
Trophy O O X X X XXX
Underworld Goods O O XX X O X
Weapon X O O X XX X

*(Only after a point in companion story with male Knight. Otherwise "O".)
**(Only after a point in companion story with female Knight. Otherwise "O".)


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Corellian Defender-class Light Corvette

Both the Jedi Consular and Jedi Knight classes make use of the Corellian Defender-class Light Corvette, suitable for both aggressive action and more placid negotiations.

Developed at the height of the The Great War, the defender was custom-built for the Jedi Order. The Jedi Council commissioned the starship after determining Republic Military vessels were not well-suited to the Jedi's more specialized missions. The Defender's exterior design bases itself on the consumer model corvette, but it has been outfitted with countless customized upgrades.


Blue Glass Arrow Main article: Jedi Knight abilities

Jedi Knights use a Focus system to fuel their abilities. Focus is generated by basic attacks and certain abilities such as Force Leap or Sundering Strike. Focus can be built up but it has a cap and it goes down slowly over time when out of combat. Use Focus wisely and it is very beneficial. Compared to a mana system which can run out completely during prolonged fights Focus can be constantly built up and long as you are alive you can get Focus. This makes the Jedi Knight (and his Sith Warrior counterparts) more and more important in larger and more protracted fights. When every other class is already having to conserve their remaining store of mana/power/heat/cells/whatever, your Focus bar is just getting full. Judicious use of abilities will allow you to keep it mostly full most of the time, so that when things get crazy you have powerful tools to bring to the party. A Jedi Knight can hold his own in a quick fight, but in the darkest of times it is likely to be the Jedi that's left standing alone to finish the fight when all else have fallen.

The Jedi Knights are highly skilled in melee combat. Focusing on Lightsaber combat, they can specialize in dual wielding combat as a Jedi Sentinel or develop a more defensive style as a Jedi Guardian.


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