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Luke Skywalker is a Hero for the Rebel Alliance in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Star Wars BattlefrontEdit

"May the Force be with us."
— Intro Dialogue in Star Wars Battlefront

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

OverviewEdit

Luke Skywalker has very high movement speed and agility compared to most other heroes, which allows him to move around the battlefield much faster than opponents can react. He shares two of his abilities with Darth Vader.

AbilitiesEdit

  • Heavy Attack: A powerful sweeping attack which inflicts multiple hits, intended to take out multiple close-ranged enemies at the same time or inflict heavy damage to heroes, as it has augmented damage over simple lightsaber slashes. Heavy Attacking simultaneously with Vader will result in a brief lightsaber duel purely built for aesthetic purposes, during which both are briefly invulnerable to further attack.
  • Force Push: Luke uses the force to push enemies away from him. When the ability is activated, any enemies in front of Luke will be pushed away from him and killed in the process. if used against a hero, it will stun them momentarily, making the vulnerable to follow-up attacks.
  • Saber Rush: A long distance attack that allows Luke to close distances on far away enemies very quickly or traverse the map.
  • Deflected Shot: Essentially Luke's defensive blocking maneuver, whenever this ability is active, Luke uses his lightsaber to block incoming attacks, usually nullifying any damage dealt by them. When blocking, all blaster shots that hit Luke from the front will be reflected in the direction the player is aiming, essentially towards whatever the player's crosshair is on. If Luke is struck by an explosive projectile, such like Rockets, Torpedoes, Disruption Blasts and Homing Shots, he will still block the shot but the projectile will explode, causing Luke to suffer splash damage while solid projectiles (Cycler Rifle shots, Scatter Gun blasts and Fire) cannot be reflected. This ability will also block enemy lightsaber attacks as long as they do not hit Luke from behind. Locking by pressing R3 on console or V on PC will lock the crosshair onto an enemy, causing all reflected attacks to be directed towards that enemy.

TraitEdit

Luke Skywalker was given a hero trait, along with the other vanilla heroes in Battlefront, as a part of the Scarif DLC patch. Luke Skywalker's trait gives him increased speed with each kill or damage dealt to opposing heroes.

Level 1: 25% Speed Increase

Level 2: 40% Speed Increase

Level 3: 70% Speed Increase

TipsEdit

General

  • Never forget about Luke's high speed, because he can jump in and jump out faster than anyone can put any big hits on him. Don't be afraid to use him in hit-and-run attacks, as they are very effective.
  • Luke also has the ability to shut off his light saber by pressing down on the D-pad (or C on PC). This combined with his generally camouflage clothing can give him the element of surprise.
  • If you're trait level 2 or 3, and keep on Sprinting and Jumping it will become extremely difficult for them to hit you.

Heavy Strike

  • Luke's heavy strike allows him to almost instantly wipe out a large number of enemies. Doorways close to an objective where enemies are packed in trying to get in is a great place to use it.
  • As mentioned before, when Luke and Vader simultaneously use a heavy strike on each other, they will enter a clash, and whoever pushes down the said button the most, will get a significant advantage over the other.

Saber Rush

  • The saber rush, while possessing great damage, also has the extra perk of giving Luke a dash. Next time someone tries to put Luke down with a thermal imploder, use the saber rush to not only escape the blast, but go ahead and aim yourself in the direction of the "storm-tripper" who tried to take you out. It can also be used as a makeshift Jump Pack.
  • If you are surrounded, and need to get out of a sticky situation, don't be afraid to use this as an escape.

Force Push

  • While not having the damage output of a Heavy Strike, it has much larger area of effect.
  • Try to use this ability while your jumping, because if you're static and use this ability, it will leave you susceptible of damage, and it allows you to take multiple enemies from above.
  • Luke's Force Push got buffed during the January patch, and can deal about 25 to 30 damage to opposing villains, so don't be afraid to use it.

Deflected Shot

  • The deflected shot is one thing that is great because of how often it is ignored. While at first it seems to simply be a defensive, time buying trick, it is actually quite the dangerous offense. The icon displayed while blocking is a cross-hair showing where Luke will try to deflect any shots that come his way. It is very satisfying to use as someone's pulse cannon blast against his own team or even himself! Don't use this while fighting a vehicle, as it will still hit you via impact of the shots, or grenade barrage. It can also hit you if it crashes right into you, resulting in a critical state, or even death depending on its impact.

QuotesEdit

"Close enough!"
— Upon using Force Push
"Back...off!"
— Upon using Force Push
"Coming through!"
— Upon using Saber Rush
"I'll come to you!"
— Upon using Saber Rush
"I am a Jedi like my father before me."
— Emote (Battlefront)
"I warned you not to underestimate my powers."
— Emote (Battlefront)
"Search your feelings. Let go of your hate."
— Emote (Battlefront)
"I don't want to kill you!"
— Upon attacking
"You gave me no choice!"
— Upon attacking
"Keep them off balance!"
— Upon attacking
"You're no match for a Jedi!"
— Upon attacking Boba Fett
"Can I get some support here?!"
— At low health
"I need support!"
— At low health
"Don't make me destroy you, Father!"
— Upon attacking Darth Vader
"Your evil plans will never come to fruition!"
— Upon attacking Emperor Palpatine

TriviaEdit

  • Luke Skywalker appears in his Return of The Jedi outfit on all planets except Hoth. On Hoth, he wears his outfit from The Empire Strikes Back when he is trapped in an ice cave by a Wampa.
  • On Hoth, Luke uses his father's lightsaber, on all other planets he uses his green lightsaber.
    • This is correct and on-target with the Canon story. We don't know when the Sullust map takes place, but it must be after Return of the Jedi, because he has a black robe and green lightsaber.
  • If a player is playing as Luke and another as Darth Vader, and both use the Heavy Strike ability at the same time, a lightsaber blocking scene will commence.
  • He is voiced by Anthony Hansen.
  • Luke's theme song is known as The Tractor Beam/Chasm Crossfire Medley in the New Hope OST.

GalleryEdit

Star Wars Battlefront IIEdit

"Luke Skywalker uses his lightsaber skills and the Force to be on the frontlines of battle. His high maneuverability enables him to rush his enemies and avoid damage."
— In-game Description

Luke Skywalker returns in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II as a Hero for the Rebel Alliance.

OverviewEdit

Luke is a very mobile and fast hitting hero. Because of his speed and health regen, he works best as a hit-and-run hero. He can use his Force Push on the move which can take out a majority of the default classes in one hit. His Saber Rush allows him to damage enemies from a short distance or close the gap on a foe that is further away. His Repulse allows him to damage and knock back any enemies that are standing within its radius, which can leave them vulnerable to attacks.

One of Luke's abilities is Push. Luke uses the force to push his enemies off their feet and away from Luke. Push can one-hit kill Officers, Assaults, and Specialists, but Heavies are able to survive it.

Luke's second ability is Repulse, where he uses the force to knock down nearby enemies surrounding him. this ability won't kill a full health player but will still deal damage to them. (note that Luke will be very vulnerable to damage himself, so be wise when using Repulse.)

Luke's third ability is Rush. With this ability, Luke enhances his speed and rushes to the attack. Luke can use this ability 2 times. if the player has the card "Jedi Reflexes" then Luke can use the ability 3 times. Combining Rush with a Dodge can allow Luke to be very agile, making it very hard for enemies to hit Luke.

Health and MovementEdit

Health Statistics for Luke Skywalker
Base Health 750
Health Regen Rate 100 health/sec
Max Health Regen 200
Regen Delay 2.7 sec
Movement Statistics for Luke Skywalker
Sprint Speed 8.6 meters/second
Maximum Jump Height 10 meters
Number of Dodges 2
Dodge Length 5.5 meters

WeaponEdit

Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber
Weapon Image SWBFII Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Icon
(Jedi Appearance)

SWBFII Luke Skywalker Hoth Lightsaber Icon
(Hoth Appearance)
In-game Description Luke Skywalker constructed a new lightsaber to replace the one he lost during his duel with Darth Vader at Cloud City.
Damage 130
160 (Rear)
Melee Attacks 10 swings possible
Blaster Deflections 25 deflections possible
Deflection Spread (angle multiplier) 0.45
Melee Deflections 10 melee deflections possible
Stamina Regen Delay 1 seconds
Stamina Regen Speed (from empty) 3 seconds


AbilitiesEdit

Ability Icon SWBFII Luke Skywalker Ability Push Icon
In-game Description Luke Skywalker uses the Force to push enemies in front of him, knocking them over ledges or into danger.
Damage 150 (Non-heroes)
90 (Heroes)
Ability Cooldown 20 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Luke Skywalker Ability Repulse Icon
In-game Description Luke Skywalker sends a burst of Force energy out from the ground, dealing damage to any enemies nearby.
Damage 130 (Non-heroes)
75 (Heroes)
Ability Cooldown 17 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Luke Skywalker Ability Rush Icon
In-game Description Luke Skywalker uses the Force to enhance his speed and quickly move in any direction while swinging his lightsaber.
Damage 100
Ability Cooldown 5 seconds per charge

Star CardsEdit

Boost CardsEdit

SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Epicenter large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Deflection Mastery large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Cleansing The Darkness large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Stronger Push large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Rush Immunity large
Epicenter Deflection Mastery Cleansing The Darkness Stronger Push Rush Immunity
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Jedi Reflexes large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Jedi Fighter large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Extended Push Reach large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Luke Skywalker - Strong Repulse large
Jedi Reflexes Jedi Fighter Extended Push Reach Strong Repulse

AppearancesEdit

Luke-skywalker-jedi Luke-skywalker-hoth
Jedi
(default)
Hoth
(Rare)

Victory PosesEdit

Jedihero Masterskywalker Heretorescueyou Notafraid
Jedi Hero Master Skywalker Here to Rescue You Not Afraid

In-game HintsEdit

"Luke can deflect blaster bolts back at his enemies."
— First hint
"Luke can use Push to keep enemies at distance or knock them off ledges."
— Second hint
"Keeping mobile and ready to close quickly on enemies is the best way for Luke Skywalker to be effective."
— Third hint

QuotesEdit

"I will never join the dark side. I'm a Jedi."
— First emote
"Your overconfidence is your weakness."
— Second emote
"Greetings, exalted ones."
— Third emote
"I feel the good in you."
— Fourth emote
"May the Force be with us."
— Upon spawning
"Move it!"
— Upon using Push
"Drop your weapons!"
— Upon using Repulse
"Too close!"
— Upon using Repulse
"On my way!"
— Upon using Rush
"Anakin is still a part of you."
— Banter with Darth Vader
"I'm trying Master Yoda, one of the first things you taught me."
— Banter with Yoda
"Something dark is coming. Something familiar."
— Banter with Kylo Ren
"At least there's no trash compactor."
— Banter with Leia Organa
"You ever consider moisture farming?"
— Banter with Han Solo
"Something's coming. One lightsaber... two blades."
— Banter with Darth Maul
"I was trained by Obi-Wan and Yoda."
— Banter with Palpatine

TriviaEdit

  • He is voiced by Matthew Mercer in Star Wars Battlefront II (2017).
  • Luke is the only Hero whose lightsaber changes based on the skin he has equipped.
  • Luke is the fastest hero in the game, his sprint speed is 8.6 m/s. (30.96 km/h in metric system and 19.23 mph in imperial system)
    • He is the only hero in the game whose sprint speed are not 7 m/s (25.2 km/h & 15.65 mph) or 8 m/s (28.8 km/h & 17.89 mph).

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