15 Most Powerful Jedi Characters Ranked

15 Most Powerful Jedi Characters Ranked

The world's first movie, “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope,” was released in 1977. Since then, we have been fascinated by the strong connection to the Force associated with Jedi Knights, Masters, lightsabers, and the Star Wars universe. 

This universe has been a great home for the Jedi Knights, who grew from Padawan to a formidable combatant. Characters like Rey and Anakin have given their rivals tough competition. On the other hand, Plo Koon and Obi-Wan Kenobi are rugged Jedi Masters with compassion and wisdom outside of their Force abilities.  

Beyond the raw power, lightsaber skills, and Force abilities, some Jedi characters have shown why they’re the strongest Jedi. But who stands at the top on an index of the powerful warriors?

Here are our top picks for the most powerful Jedi in the Star Wars universe. 

15. Grogu

A mysterious child with unusual Force powers

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Force Choke, Force Grip, Force Barrier, Force Healing

Master in Form: Limited training

First Appearance: The Mandalorian(2019)

Despite being a baby, Grogu possesses some special powers that make him stronger than many other Jedi. He protected Din Djarin, Bo-Katan Kryze, and himself from an explosion caused by a ship crash. 

His ability to create incredibly strong Force barriers to protect his loved ones is a clear sign of his powerful Force abilities.

14. Shaak Ti

A Jedi Master training the Clones

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Deflecting and Absorbing Force Lightning

Master in Form: Form II (Makashi) and Form IV (Ataru)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)


Calmness, compassion, and resilience define Shaak Ti, who stood out for protecting the Jedi temple. Her ability to balance peace, clarity, and compassion without forming emotional attachments demonstrates her Force power.  

She played a huge role in the Clone Wars, showing the path and supporting the Clones, even those who needed extra guidance to grow. 

13. Cal Kestis

A fierce Jedi warrior

Force Abilities: Force Push, Force Pull, Force Stasis, Telekinesis, Sense Echo, Force Speed

Master in Form: Form I (Shii-Cho), Form IV (Ataru), Form VI (Niman), Jar'Kai

First Appearance: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)


One of the few survivors of Order 66, Cal Kestis is a skilled mechanic, a lightsaber wielder, and a true Jedi. Although he may not be as proficient in dueling as Jedi masters, he survived the encounters with Darth Vader and the Inquisitorius.

With the guilt of his master’s death, he stopped using the Force, but even after ten years, the fact that he could recall his Force abilities truly makes him a remarkable Jedi. 

12. Ezra Bridger

A Force-sensitive Bokken Jedi

Force Abilities: Force Dash, Force Sense, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Expert Thief, Force Deflection

Master in Form: Form IV (Ataru)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Ahsoka (2023)


Ezra is the main character in Star Wars Rebels, who grew up as a street-smart orphan and found his way to becoming a Force-Sensitive Jedi. 

He’s the only Jedi trained under various masters like Kanan Jarrus, Ahsoka Tano, Bendu, and Darth Maul. 

11. Kanan Jarrus

Skilled and Reluctant Mentor

Force Abilities: Force Jump, Telekinesis, Mind Tricks, Pushing objects

Master in Form: Form III (Soresu) and Form V (Shien/Djem So) 

First Appearance: Star Wars: Ahsoka (2023)


Kanan Jarrus is a character from Star Wars Rebels who survived the Emperor’s purge. He’s a great leader among the Ghost crew, showcasing his selfless love and sacrifices until his death. 

His mentorship and leadership in the Rebel Alliance played a pivotal role in their success against the Galactic Empire. 

10. Count Dooku

A formidable former Jedi master who trained Qui-Gon Jinn, Asajj Ventress, and General Grievous. 

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Mind Trick, Taming Beasts,  Force Lightning

Master in Form: Form II (Makashi)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)


Count Dooku is one of the most powerful and skilled warriors who later joined the dark side under the influence of Darth Sidious. 

He’s so powerful that he single-handedly defeats Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. 

Trained under Master Yoda, he possessed exceptional skills that he passed to another greatest Jedi master, Qui-Gon Jinn. After the Battle of Naboo, he became dissatisfied with the Jedi Order and joined the dark side, becoming Sith Darth Tyranus.

9. Plo Koon

Dave Filoni's Favorite Jedi

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Electric Judgment, Force Lightning 

Master in Form: Form V (Shien)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)


His unique abilities, calmness, kindness, and willingness to protect the clones separate him as a Jedi. 

Plo Koon, who is the strongest Jedi, commands his clone to win confidently with his wisdom. He shares a good bond with Ahsoka and constantly risks his life to protect her and the clones. 

The skilled and wise Plo Koon loses his life in Order 66 at Cato Neimoidia when his wingmen shoot down his starfighter. He’s the one who brought Tano as a toddler to the Jedi Order. 

8. Rey Skywalker

The Granddaughter of Darth Sidious

Force Abilities: Force Lightning, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Battle Meditation, Force Vision

Master in Form: Form V (Djem So) and Form VI (Niman)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)


Rey Skywalker has remarkable Force power even with limited training. After seeing her defeat Darth Sidious, her grandfather, at the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we can surely acknowledge her as the most powerful Star Wars character

Being a daughter to one of the menacing Sith lords, she is naturally born with formidable Force abilities. 

She goes training under Luke Skywalker after meeting Finn and Han Solo. One of her special Force abilities, Force Dyad, allowed Rey to learn about the lightsaber from Ben Solo. 

7. Qui-Gon Jinn

The Maverick Jedi Master and a deeply intuitive Force philosopher

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Mind Tricks, Force Ghost 

Master in Form: Form IV(Soresu)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)


Qui-Gon Jinn's deep trust and connection to the Force makes him find the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker. 

He walks with a philosophy: "Feel, don't think -- use your instincts.” Rejecting an offer of a seat and going against the will of the Jedi council, he proves to be a rare and fearless Jedi following his own path.

He became one with the Force even after being killed by Darth Maul. His exceptional abilities, lightsaber skills, and great philosophical wisdom make him the strongest Jedi. 

6. Ahsoka Tano

Skilled, bold, and a risk-taker

Force Abilities: Telepathy, Holding Back A Ship, Psychometry, Force Visions, Lightsaber Purification, Telekinesis.

Master in Form: Form V (Djem So)

First Appearance:  The Mandalorian (2020)

One of the few warriors who survived against Darth Vader, she's Anakin’s Padawan, who becomes an independent Force wielder. After losing faith, Tano leaves the Jedi Council and chooses a different path. 

She is fortunate to be guided by different experts from Star Wars, Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. From them, she learns to follow her instincts while being focused.   

Ashoka possesses awe-inspiring lightsaber skills and is a strategic thinker who continues to fight for peace and justice even after leaving the Jedi Order. She also mentors Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren.

5. Mace Windu

A Legendary Jedi Master

Force Abilities: Able to detect shatterpoints.

Master in Form:  Form VII (Juyo or the Ferocity Form)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Mace Windu, another most powerful Star Wars character with rare abilities, knows how to successfully access the dark side without losing his commitment to the light side of the Force. 

He easily took down Bounty Hunter Jango Fett and almost defeated one of the deadliest Sith lords, Emperor Palpatine, in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Mace, a senior member of the Jedi Council, is the first Jedi to wield one of the coolest and most powerful lightsabers in Star Wars with a purple hue. His wisdom, unearthly skills, and mastery of the most aggressive combat form, Vaapad, make him an unbeatable lightsaber duelist.

4. Obi-Wan Kenobi 

A Great Jedi Master who trained Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker. 

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Telekinesis, Mind Trick, Force Ghost, Force Sense.

Master in Form: Form III(Soresu)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)


Fans' favorite Obi-Wan is the most compassionate, respected, and powerful Star Wars character. 

The embodiment of a true Jedi, Kenobi is the only warrior who manages to escape and survive two duels with Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode III:  Revenge of the Sith (2005). 

His incredible combat skills have cemented him as an ideal Jedi master even after he had lost connection to the Force once. He stood against many Sith lords and claimed victory over Count Dooku, General Grievous, Asajj Ventress, Darth Maul, and Darth Vader.

3. Anakin Skywalker

The Chosen One

Force Abilities: Telekinesis, Force Vision, Force Sense, Force Pull, Force Repel, Telepathy.  

Master in Form: Form V (Djem So), studied each Form from II to V.

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (as Darth Vader, 1977)


Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied Chosen One, is undoubtedly one of the greatest Jedi of his time. However, he couldn’t seize the top position because he was irresponsible and lacked discipline and control over his anger. 

Trained under Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, the 9-year-old slave boy joins the Jedi in The Phantom Menace.

Served as a great hero in the Clone Wars, he showed how compassionate and caring he was. But his fear of loss resulted in his biggest downfall. He was 22 when he fell to the dark side and became Darth Vader in the Revenge of the Sith. 

2. Yoda 

Grand Master of The Jedi Order's

Force Abilities: Able to Deflect, Absorb, And Create Force Lightning.

Master in Form: Form IV(Ataru or The Aggression Form)

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


A little-known species of Star Wars, Yoda is blessed with a deep connection to the Force. However small in size, he is the wisest and most influential Jedi master who played an integral role in the Clone Wars. 

Served as a crucial member of the Jedi Order, he led many, including Luke Skywalker and Count Dooku. Yoda has earned immense respect by guiding hundreds of Jedi with his wisdom and skills.

He also teaches Luke to recognize and resist the Dark Side’s pull, the same temptation Anakin Skywalker fell for.

 1. Luke Skywalker 

    Son of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker

    Force Abilities: Telekinesis, The Jedi Mind Trick, Similfuturus, Levitation, Force Projection. 

    Master in Form:  Form V (Djem So)

    First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)


    Luke is indeed one of the strongest Jedi Knights who faced high-ranked menacing Sith lords Vader and Emperor. Growing up as a Farmboy, Luke mastered his Force abilities, but the inherited qualities of his father are what make him even stronger. 

    Even after failing to reestablish the Order, the ultimate Jedi hero’s power can be judged after The Mandalorian season 2's finale, Adam Christopher's Novel– Shadow of the Sith, and Star Wars– The Last Jedi.