Number 1: Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader – The Empire Strikes Back

So you made it to the top of the list. It’s probably no surprise to fans of Star Wars that our Number 1 pick is the duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Just like our Number 3 pick, this duel is THE lightsaber battle of the original trilogy and the cornerstone to legitimizing the entire Star Wars franchise. Lasting around eight minutes, this sequence builds over time to get give fans the ultimate twist of Vader saying, “Luke, I am your father.” (gasps!) Thus, this scene sits in our Number 1 slot!

So, there you have it! Our Top 5 Lightsaber Duels based on importance and overall badassness. Did we miss a duel you thought should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on our social @ThatHashTagShow.

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