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"General Grievous was the Supreme Commander of the Separatist army. Once a feared warlord from the planet Kalee, he heavily modified his body using cybernetic implants to dominate his enemies in battle."
— In-game Description

General Grievous is a Separatist Hero in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II. He arrived on October 30, 2018 as part of the General Grievous Update. He originally cost 35,000 credits to unlock but this cost was removed in the Capital Supremacy Update.


"Be Devious"
— Star Wars Battlefront II website

General Grievous can be a menace to behold. Grievous possesses a large health pool and health regeneration. His lightsabers were stolen from the Jedi he has slain, and can be increased in damage with a Star Card. Grievous can also inflict more damage from behind than some of the other lightsaber wielders. However, he is the least capable lightsaber hero when it comes to blocking enemy blaster fire, as it will drain his stamina greatly. While taking on large groups of enemies can be risky, Grievous excels when targeting enemies individually and enemies can be knocked down or finished off when Grievous focuses on them with his Thrust Surge.

General Grievous can also lead the charge with his Unrelenting Advance ability, inspired by the iconic movement of his lightsabers in Revenge of the Sith as he begins his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Battle of Utapau. The Unrelenting Advance ability blocks all attacks in front of him and damages enemies who are unfortunate enough to be caught in the spinning turbine of four lightsabers.

However, despite his intimidating appearance as one of the game's largest villains, General Grievous cannot always be a tank and is known to be devious. Just as seen in Revenge of the Sith, when the odds are turned against Grievous, he will be quick to escape. This can be seen in his Claw Rush ability, where Grievous goes down on his four arms and two legs and rushes forward in a rapid motion. Grievous's Claw Rush can also be used to knock down enemies, who can be further damaged when Grievous steps back up, kicking his two feet into the air. This is especially useful against enemy heroes that Grievous faces off with.

Health and Movement Edit

Health Statistics for General Grievous
Base Health 800
Health Regen Rate 50 health/sec
Max Health Regen 250
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Beating Heart large Beating Heart
Raises max regen to
275 / 300 / 325 / 350
Regen Delay 5 sec
Movement Statistics for General Grievous
Sprint Speed 8 meters/second
Maximum Jump Height 7 meters
Number of Dodges 2
Dodge Length 5.5 meters

Weapon Edit

Grievous' Lightsabers
Weapon Image SWBFII General Grievous Lightsaber Icon
In-game Description As a notorious Jedi killer, Grievous collected his victims' lightsabers and used them to slaughter their fellow knights.
Damage 130
160 (Rear)
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Sith Trained large Sith Trained
The damage is increases to:
145 / 150 / 155 / 160
175 / 180 / 185 / 190 (Rear)
Swing Speed ~1,7 swings per second
Melee Attacks 12 swings possible
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Sith Trained large Sith Trained
Decreases total possible swings to 10
Blaster Deflections 5 deflections possible
Deflection Spread (angle multiplier) 20
Melee Deflections 10 melee deflections possible
Stamina Regen Delay 2 seconds
Stamina Regen Speed (from empty) 3 seconds

Abilities Edit

Ability Icon SWBFII General Grievous Ability Thrust Surge Icon
In-game Description General Grievous lunges forward, stabbing his enemy as he pins them down.
Damage 160
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Momentum large Momentum
Increases damage with Thrust Surge to:
170 / 180 / 190 / 200
Effect Locks onto and knocks down opponent
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Jedi Killer large Jedi Killer
Increases range by:
20% / 30% / 40% / 50%
Ability Cooldown 13 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII General Grievous Ability Unrelenting Advance Icon
In-game Description Grievous ignites four lightsabers, deflecting attacks and inflicting damage on anyone foolish enough to challenge him.
Damage 110 every 0.45 seconds
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Deadly Slashes large Deadly Slashes
Increases damage with Unrelenting Advance to:
120 / 130 / 140 / 150
Effect Protects General Grievous from most frontal attacks, including lightsabers
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Ceaseless Assault large Ceaseless Assault
Reduces incoming damage during Unrelenting Advance by:
10% / 20% / 30% / 40%
Ability Duration 5 seconds
Ability Cooldown 11 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII General Grievous Ability Claw Rush Icon
In-game Description Dropping to a crawl, Grievous scrambles forward, damaging his enemies as he drives them back.
Damage 130 upon rush, 130 on getup
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Line Up, Weaklings large Line Up, Weaklings
After one enemy is hit, the damage is increased to:
150 / 160 / 170 / 180
Effect Grants 40% damage reduction to General Grievous, knocks down opponents
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Cowardly Retreat large Cowardly Retreat
Increases damage reduction during Claw Rush to:
60% / 70% / 80% / 90%
Ability Duration 3.2 seconds
Ability Cooldown 13 seconds

Star CardsEdit

Boost CardsEdit

SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Beating Heart large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Sith Trained large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Jedi Killer large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Cowardly Retreat large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Flesh Is Weak large
Beating Heart Sith Trained Jedi Killer Cowardly Retreat Flesh Is Weak
SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Momentum large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Ceaseless Assault large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Deadly Slashes large SWBFII DICE Boost Card General Grievous - Line Up, Weaklings large
Momentum Ceaseless Assault Deadly Slashes Line Up, Weaklings


General-grievous-jedi-hunter General-grievous-battle-damaged General-grievous-shattered-armor
Jedi Hunter
Battle Damaged
Shattered Armor

Victory PosesEdit

Iknowthislooksbad Jedihunt Doom Consideryourselfcrushed Duelist
Lines of Death Jedi Hunt Doom Consider Yourself Crushed Duelist

In-game Hints Edit

"General Grievous' THRUST SURGE is a great way to close in on your opponent before destroying them with UNRELENTING ADVANCE."
— First hint
"General Grievous' CLAW RUSH provides for a quick escape while also reducing damage when used offensively."
— Second hint
"General Grievous' UNRELENTING ADVANCE will hinder his movement but it makes him an impassable threat in close quarters."
— Third hint

Emotes and QuotesEdit

"You are a bold one."
— First emote
"Crush them! Make them suffer!"
— Second emote
"Surrender, and I promise you will die quickly!"
— Third emote
"Your screams are like music to my audio-receptors!"
— Fourth emote
"Cough, cough, cough!"
— Fifth emote
"Hello there!"
Voice Over

"Another world to conquer!"
— Upon spawning
"This will be easier than Dathomir!"
— Upon spawning
"Die, filth!"
— Upon using Thrust Surge
"I'm coming for you!"
— Upon using Claw Rush
"Hahaha! Please, try to run!"
— Upon using Claw Rush
"Four times the fun!"
— Upon using Unrelenting Advance
"Show them the meaning of pain!"
— While in action
"I grant you a Jedi's death!"
— While in action
"The Kaleesh are not known for their mercy."
— While in action
"I want to see them cry."
— While in action
"Now, devastation tactics."
— While in action
"I am surrounded by idiots!"
— When outnumbered
"You should've retreated."
— When outnumbering the enemy

"Grievous: Master, I have instructed my army, take. no. prisoners.
Dooku: I have taught you well, my apprentice.
— Banter between Count Dooku and General Grievous
"Grievous: General Kenobi...the negotiator.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Oh my. And here I thought Master Yoda was sending me somewhere relaxing...
— Banter between Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous
"Anakin: Consider this payback for all the Jedi you've murdered.
Grievous: Perhaps you'd like to choose which of their lightsabers I kill you with.
— Banter between Anakin Skywalker and General Grievous
"The Jedi Grand Master, at last."
— Banter with Yoda
"They will speak of your death for generations."
— Banter with Leia Organa
"A young Jedi, his weapon will be my trophy."
— Banter with Luke Skywalker
"Another lightsaber for my collection."
— Banter with Rey
"I shall eliminate this Wookiee."
— Banter with Chewbacca
"Not such a big deal, are you?"
— Banter with Finn
"Killing smuggler scum is beneath me."
— Banter with Han Solo
"So overdressed for someone about to die."
— Banter with Lando Calrissian


  • General Grievous is voiced by Matthew Wood, who previously voiced General Grievous in Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars as well as in the original Star Wars: Battlefront II.
  • Most of Grievous's emotes and quotes are from Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars. Furthermore, General Grievous was the first hero with more than four emotes, with a total of five.
    • His cough emote has 4 different coughs.
  • General Grievous's character model had actually been discovered in the game's files and leaked by "dataminers" multiple times prior to his official announcement.  Additionally, some of his animations, abilities, and emotes were also datamined prior to their official announcements.
  • Upon release, voice lines were also datamined and leaked that hint towards two potential new heroes in the future: Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano. However, they are currently unconfirmed, and it is possible that they will not be added in the future.
    • These voice lines included: "Tano, so it is to be a rematch then!" and "Senator Amidala, I presume."
  • Although General Grievous can block Force powers and deflect blaster bolts in the game, he is not a Force-user in the canon.
    • Also, he is the only saber user in the game without Force-sensitivity. The closest is the Commando Droid, because of the vibrosword.
  • According to Jay "Charlemagne" Ingram, Grievous took 8 months to create.


Where are those Droidekas Update

  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous was no longer able to block with the Unrelenting Advance ability, if activated after holding the block button.

Siege of Kamino Update

  • Tweaked values for Grievous' Unrelenting Advance ability to make it more effective.
  • The time between damages for Grievous' Unrelenting Advance was decreased from 0.5 seconds to 0.45 seconds.
  • Damage per second was increased by 10%. The value of the initial damage remains the same as the base damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the time between the first and second damage during Unrelenting Advance could be longer than designed.
  • Fixed an issue where Unrelenting Advance wouldn't register if the player wasn't very close to the target

Giants Above Kachirho Update

  • 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 an issue where Rocket missiles and the ARC Trooper's Power Blast shots would occasionally pass through Grievous' Unrelenting Advance.

Capital Supremacy Update

  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous would no longer be able to block projectiles when using his Unrelenting Advance ability after previously holding the block button.

The Chosen One Update

  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous would get pulled further than normal when affected by Force abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where the stamina bar for Lightsaber Heroes would not deplete when blocking General Grievous' Unrelenting Advance ability.
  • Added eye animation to General Grievous when viewing him on the Appearances screen.

Darth Tyranus Update

  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous could occasionally use the "Thrust Surge" ability on a Speeder without animation or ability cooldown.

December Update

  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous would not deal additional damage when attacking from behind.
  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous would occasionally get stuck in an animation when hit by a Shock Grenade.
  • Fixed an issue where General Grievous would occasionally deal "Unrelenting Advance" ability damage by blocking.

Battle of Geonosis Update

  • Improved the reliability of Unrelenting Advance blocking incoming blaster shots from the front side. Unrelenting Advance will not be blocking explosive shots or special Hero abilities.
  • Improved Grievous’ rotation speed when using Unrelenting Advance.
  • Increased Unrelenting Advance damage from 75 to 110 points.
  • Reduced how often Grievous' Unrelenting Advance deals damage from 1.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
  • Fixed issues that would occasionally allow Grievous to re-trigger the Unrelenting Advance ability.
  • Fixed an issue where Grievous’ hands during Unrelenting Advance would not be visibly spinning for other players.
  • Improved the chances of Thrust Surge connecting with the enemy. Enemies who manage to get out of the way in a timely manner, can still avoid Grievous’ Thrust Surge.
  • Fixed an issue where Grievous would get locked into a spinning and running animation after performing Thrust Surge on a dead enemy.
  • Improved the UI for Grievous’ Thrust Surge indicator. The UI indicator comes up faster and more reliably when the ability is ready to be performed on an enemy.
  • Fixed an issue where Grievous' lightsabers would change halfway through the "Thrust Surge" animation.
  • Fixed a visual issue where Grievous' hand would be partially visible when observed from a distance.
  • Fixed an issue where Grievous' stun animation would last longer compared to other stunned heroes.
  • Fixed an issue where Grievous' Victory Poses would overlap with other heroes on the End-Of-Round screen.
  • Fixed an issue where equipping the "Line Up, Weaklings" Star Card would cause Claw Rush to not deal damage to more than 1 enemy when playing on Arcade.
  • Further iterated on SFX, VFX and Animations in regards to Grievous' movement, attacks and abilities.

General Grievous Update

  • Added.


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