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Darth Vader Battlefront 2

Darth Vader as he appears in Battlefront II

"Your destiny lies with me."
— Darth Vader in Battlefront II

Darth Vader, also referred to as Lord Vader, is a hero for the Galactic Empire in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Star Wars BattlefrontEdit

"You will know the power of the Dark Side."
— Intro Dialogue

Darth Vader is a Galactic Empire Hero in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront. He acts as the Empire's lightsaber-wielder, serving as the equivalent to the Rebel Alliance's Luke Skywalker.


Darth Vader is a menacing presence to behold on the battlefield, the sound of his breathing apparatus combined with his lightsaber cutting down foes is enough to strike fear into any insurgent. Vader is a powerful, close quarters villain but can have trouble closing distances purely based on agility. His Flight plays an important role in closing the gaps between enemies. In close range, Vader's abilities are very destructive to his foes. However, he is much slower than other heroes.

Vader is considered to be a tank and is very resilient to damage. With his Lord of the Sith trait, which boosts up his defense, he has the capability to wipe out an entire rebel base without losing much health. Vader can take down strong heroes like Chewbacca while taking damage from other enemies. His Trait actually increases when hitting heroes and getting damaged. Vader has the capability to defeat Chewbacca with at least 40 health left.


  • Force Choke: Darth Vader uses the Force to choke enemies and suspend them in the air. This only targets one enemy at a time.
  • Heavy Attack: A powerful sweeping attack, intended to strike down multiple close-ranged enemies at the same time, using this attack with Luke Skywalker will initiate a saber clash.
  • Saber Throw: Darth Vader uses the Force to sling his Lightsaber across long distances, using it to cut down enemies. Saber Throw tends to throw from the hip, not the arm, so aim upwards or float a little.


Darth Vader's hero trait is called Lord of the Sith. Darth Vader's armor increases based on the number of enemies surrounding him. Heroes count as two enemies towards his trait progression. Armor is a bonus amount of health added to a player's health bar that not only grants the player an increased amount of health but a greater amount of damage resistance as well. Darth Vader's trait, like the other heroes in Star Wars Battlefront, has three levels, each more powerful than the previous. The bonuses given to Darth Vader for each level of his hero trait are defined below:

  • Level 1: 20% for 1-2 enemies.
  • Level 2: 50% for 3-4 enemies.
  • Level 3: 80% for 5 or more enemies.


"Impressive. Most impressive"
— Emote
"Your defeat is inevitable."
— emote
"Feel the power of the dark side."
— emote
"You will know the power of the dark side."
— Intro Dialogue
"Witness the power of the Force."
— upon attack
"You are nothing against the power of the Force!"
— Upon Force Choking an opponent
"Come to me."
— using Heavy Strike
"You will die by my hand!"
— using Heavy Strike
"You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor!"
— Upon attacking Princess Leia
"I sense young Skywalker's presence"
— When Luke Skywalker enters the battlefield


  • Darth Vader is voiced by Matt Sloan.
  • Darth Vader's theme is the iconic Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back OST.
  • Vader's trait was originally bugged since it gave armor protection for enemy soldiers as well. This was corrected later on in a patch where it simply affected him.
  • Vader is one of the only three characters who doesn't play like a soldier. The others being his master and his son.
  • Darth Vader only has one version of his armor in the game, and that is his armor from The Empire Strikes Back. In the films, he has at least two sets of armor. When on the Death Star and on Scarif during the game, he is wearing the wrong suit of armor as in the films, the helmet has red eyes and the suit of armor looks different.


SWBFII Yoda Icon Judge me by my size, do you?
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Star Wars Battlefront IIEdit

"Darth Vader's high survivability and powerful Force powers enable him to stand on the frontlines and slowly advance on his enemies."
— In-game Description

Darth Vader returns in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II, once again as a Galactic Empire Hero.


Darth Vader is a tank. His lightsaber deals a considerable amount of damage, and he can sustain himself and his melee attacks and defenses even longer using his Focused Rage, giving himself bonus health, in addition to the massive health pool he already possesses, and slowing his stamina drain for a period of time. Howver, he plays similarly to other slow characters in the game, and his killer running speed and sprint attack have been removed.

While Vader is slow moving, unlike in the original battlefront 2, he is not limited to his short range, and can launch his lightsaber forward at enemies using his Saber Throw. Vader hurls his lightsaber at enemies. This ability is able to damage enemies twice, once when passing through them and a second time on the way back. Certain star cards buff the damage of the throw when passing through the same enemy twice, allowing for terrifying combos.

Vader's second ability is Focused Rage. Activating this ability causes Vader to pull on the force to enhance his own rage. This allows him to deal more damage against his target and allowing him to take more damage in return. This proves especially helpful in one on one situations against an enemy hero. It allows him to deal with other heroes' large health pools.

Finally, Vader can use his iconic Force choke power to choke entire groups of enemies at once, lifting multiple enemies into the air and dealing damage over time. If an enemy is able to survive the initial suffocation, Vader can finish them off with his Saber Throw or basic melee attack.

Health and MovementEdit

Health Statistics for Darth Vader
Base Health 800
Health Regen Rate 50 health/sec
Max Health Regen 250
Regen Delay 5 sec
Movement Statistics for Darth Vader
Sprint Speed 7 meters/second
Maximum Jump Height 10 meters
Number of Dodges 2
Dodge Length 5.5 meters


Darth Vader's Lightsaber
Weapon Image
SWBFII Darth Vader Lightsaber Icon
In-game Description The red blade of Darth Vader's lightsaber reflects his fall to the dark side and his becoming a Dark Lord of the Sith.
Damage 130
160 (Rear)
SWBFII Darth Vader Ability Focused Rage Icon Focused Rage ability
Damage increased to
175 (Rear)
Melee Attacks 10 swings possible
Blaster Deflections 46 deflections possible
Deflection Spread (angle multiplier) 0.2
Melee Deflections 14 melee deflections possible
Stamina Regen Delay 2.25 seconds
Stamina Regen Speed (from empty) 3 seconds


Ability Icon SWBFII Darth Vader Ability Saber Throw Icon
In-game Description Darth Vader throws his lightsaber, cutting through and dealing damage to any enemies in the way.
Damage 150
Ability Cooldown 8 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Darth Vader Ability Focused Rage Icon
In-game Description Darth Vader channels the dark side of the Force and focuses his rage. The stamina cost of his melee strikes is halved and they deal bonus damage while he receives temporary bonus health.
Effect Grants 200 Health to Vader, +15 to his Lightsaber strikes, and slows stamina drain by 50%
Ability Duration 10 seconds
Ability Cooldown 15 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Darth Vader Ability Choke Icon
In-game Description Darth Vader chokes a cluster of enemies ahead of him, dragging them off the ground and through the air to drop them into danger.
Damage Damage per second: 86
Total damage: 130
Effect Grants 25% damage reduction to Darth Vader
Ability Duration 1.5 seconds
Ability Cooldown 25 seconds

Star CardsEdit

SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Furious Resilience large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Bonus Health large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - There Is No Escape large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Punishing Grip large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Surrounded By Fear large
Furious Resilience Bonus Health There Is No Escape Punishing Grip Surrounded By Fear
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Deflection Stamina large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Intensified Lightsaber Throw large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Last Gasp large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Darth Vader - Fueling The Rage large
Deflection Stamina Intensified Lightsaber Throw Last Gasp Fueling The Rage

Victory PosesEdit

Giveyourselftothedarkside Darklordofthesith Anger Lackoffaith
Give Yourself to the Dark Side Dark Lord of the Sith Anger Lack of Faith

In-game HintsEdit

"Darth Vader’s Focused Rage increases the damage you deal as well as removing the Stamina cost of his lightsaber strikes."
— First hint
"You can drag and drop enemies off ledges using Darth Vader’s Choke ability."
— Second hint
"Darth Vader’s high survivability allows him to hold his ground against many attackers"
— Third hint

Emotes and QuotesEdit

"You cannot hide forever."
— First emote
"You are as clumsy as you are stupid."
— Second emote
"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
— Third emote
"Apology accepted."
— Fourth emote

"This will be a day long remembered."
— Upon spawning
"I'm not so easily injured!"
— Upon using Focused Rage
"Your hope has blinded you."
— Upon using Force Choke
"No escape!"
— Upon using Lightsaber Throw

"Vader: You could not stop my master and you cannot stop me.
Yoda: Bold claims from an apprentice.
— Banter between Yoda and Darth Vader
"Palpatine: Do not fail me, Lord Vader.
Vader: The battle will be ours, my master.
— Banter between Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader
"Luke: Anakin is still a part of you.
Vader: Anakin Skywalker no longer exists.
— Banter between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader
"Vader: Demonstrate your worth, bounty hunter.
Bossk: I have nothing to prove to you!
— Banter between Bossk and Darth Vader
"The girl, she carries a familiar lightsaber..."
— Banter with Rey
"Princess Leia is here. She is mine."
— Banter with Leia Organa
"Boba Fett, do not disappoint me."
— Banter with Boba Fett
"Solo's Wookiee is here."
— Banter with Chewbacca
"Capture or kill Captain Solo."
— Banter with Han Solo
"Calrissian must be punished."
— Banter with Lando Calrissian


  • He is voiced by Matt Sloan just like in the game's predecessor, Star Wars Battlefront.
  • Vader has the same walking and jumping animation as Anakin Skywalker, his light side persona.[1]


October 7, 2019 server-side update[2]

  • Increased stamina to allow Darth Vader to swing his lightsaber up to 10 times, up from the previous 8

Roger Roger Update

  • Health on Kill Star Card "Dark Lord" has been replaced with "Surrounded by Fear".
    • Old Star Card Name: Dark Lord
      • Old Star Card Description: Whenever Darth Vader defeats an enemy trooper, he regains twenty health. Whenever he defeats an enemy hero, he regains even more.
      • Old Star Card Stats: 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 Health regained upon defeating enemy hero
    • New Star Card Name: Surrounded By Fear
      • New Star Card Description: When killing an enemy, Darth Vader gains stamina back.
      • New Star Card Stats: 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% Stamina regained

Giants Above Kachirho Update

  • Darth Vader can now jump as high as other Force heroes.
  • Heroes with longer-lasting abilities will now not be interrupted by opponents using Force powers. This applies to General Grievous' Unrelenting Advance, Darth Vader's Force Choke and Darth Maul's Choke Hold.
  • Fixed issues with the description texts for Darth Vader's Focused Rage and Rey's Insight abilities, that were not accurately describing the stamina reduction when using the abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader's and Darth Maul's Lightsabers would get stuck spinning when thrown against an enemy turret.
  • Increased Darth Vader's attack stamina by 2 Lightsaber strikes, to a total of 10 strikes.

Capital Supremacy Update

  • Balanced Darth Vader's Focused Rage ability It now gives 50% reduced stamina cost when active.
  • Increased Darth Vader's Lightsaber damage from 120 to 130 points. Attack from behind bonus damage was increased from 20 to 30 points.
  • Fixed an issue where the Deflection Stamina Star Card would have no functionality on Epic rarity.

The Chosen One Update

  • Made improvements towards issues with camera shaking when a player was being choked by Darth Vader. The camera of the target player being forced to look at Darth Vader when being choked was removed.

Darth Tyranus Update

  • Fixed several issues with abilities not always registering due to map geometry factors. Force heroes whose abilities' reliability should be improved include Darth Vader
  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader was able to jump twice if the "Focused Rage" ability was used mid-air.
  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader was unable to move players while using "Force Choke".

December Update

  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader would occasionally get stuck in the Choke animation

Squad System Update

  • Removed Hero Showdown-based challenges "Perfect Together" and "Vader and Kylo", based on player feedback that they are too hard to achieve in an online environment

Elite Corps Update

  • Fixed an issue where players could occasionally remain stuck in the choke animation

Hero Starfighters Update

  • Fixed an issue on PS4 where Light Side Heroes could lose the functionality of their basic attack if they were caught in a Vader and Palpatine ability chain
  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader's Intensified Lightsaber Throw displayed wrong information about the bonus damage granted

Han Solo Season Update

  • Darth Vader's "All Too Easy" Milestone should now progress properly

Night on Endor Update

  • Fixed an issue on PS4 where Light Side Heroes could lose the functionality of their basic attack if they were caught in a Vader and Palpatine ability chain

2.0 Patch

  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader's PUNISHING GRIP Star Card wasn't correctly applied.
  • Fixed an issue where Darth Vader's SABER THROW ability could go through a wall on Takodana

1.2 Patch

  • Focused Rage - Vader now receives 200 temporary bonus health when activating the Focused Rage ability
  • Fixed an issue where the camera would enter a bad state when being the target of Darth Vader's Choke

1.0 Patch

  • Presence no longer cancels Darth Vader's Choke ability
  • In Arcade, Fixed an issue where Vader's Choke ability would instantly kill an enemy who stayed near a wall


References Edit

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