Chronologically: Qui-Gon vs Maul Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon vs. Maul (Duel of the Fates) Obi-Wan and Anakin vs. Count Dooku (AOTC) Yoda vs. Count Dooku Obi-Wan and Anakin vs. Count Dooku (ROTS) Obi-Wan vs. General Grievous Mace Windu vs. Palpatine Yoda vs. Palpatine Obi-Wan vs. Anakin (ROTS) Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader (ANH) Luke vs. Darth Vader (ESB) Luke vs. Darth Vader (ROTJ) So, you don't have to include them all, but I was curious which of these lightsaber duels people consider to be the best in the trilogy. You can go by emotional impact, choreography, cool factor, and so on. I personally am going with a Top 10. Post or own, or discuss somebody else's Qui-Gon's duel with Maul on Tattooine and the Grievous duel don't make it onto my list. I think Grievous is a pretty poor villain - who should've had his droids just shoot Obi-Wan - and Qui-Gon's first duel is just too brief, and lacks tension. If TPM had included the deleted scene that explains why they're running to the ship in the first place, it might've been on here. But alas. Also, I counted Dooku's duel with Yoda and his duel with Obi-Wan and Anakin as two separate duels, but you could make an argument that they should be together. 10. Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader (ANH): It's the first lightsaber duel in the Saga, which is enough to land it on this list, but honestly, the choreography is pretty lame. Sorry, Obi-Wan. 9. Obi-Wan and Anakin vs. Count Dooku (ROTS): Dooku does not get the finale he deserves. At all. This is a very brief battle, for one, and Dooku is overcome way too easily. That being said, it's the first time we see Palpatine's facade crack, and Christopher Lee speaks: "Good...twice the pride, double the fall." Fantastic actor. 8. Mace Windu vs. Palaptine: This duel suffers from some strange dialogue and what I found to be surprisingly poor choreography, compared to the rest of the film. Also, I really didn't like that Palpatine's wrinkles were caused by the lightning (OR WAS HE WARPED ALL ALONG?). That being said, Samuel L. Jackson is the man, and it's this duel in which Anakin truly turns to the dark side. And I love me some Darth Vader. 7. Luke vs. Darth Vader (ROTJ): Ok, this might be the finale, but for me it does fall a little flat. Vader is all mopey, Palpatine hasn't really been characterized before the duel and so we don't really care about him, but it still has great choreography and, well, it's the finale! 6. Obi-Wan and Anakin vs. Count Dooku: This duel, in a way, made Dooku's death in ROTS all the more disappointing. It's the first time we see somebody besides Palpatine use force lightning, it's the first time lightsabers are dual wielded, and we get a sense that the Sith are truly a force to be reckoned with. But mostly, Christopher Lee is in this. 5. Yoda vs. Count Dooku: I understand why people don't like Yoda fighting. I really do. But seriously, the prequels would not have been complete without it! Who went to the theater and genuinely never expected Yoda to wield a lightsaber? HE FREAKING CATCHES FORCE LIGHTNING. And then he fights Christoph - *ahem* Count Dooku. It's just a great scene, and after seeing Dooku crush Obi-Wan, you really get a sense of Yoda's power when he drives Dooku off. 4. Yoda vs. Palpatine: The ultimate good vs. evil struggle, in a great setting, with great choreography, and an ending that makes sense. More so than the scene with Windu, Palpatine really just seems like the Dark Lord here, and what makes it all the darker is that you know Yoda will fail. I would've preferred Palpatine to be mutilated here, if they really had to give it a cause beyond Dark Side corruption, but whatever. Great battle. 3. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul: Yes, this duel is low on emotional impact; we barely know any of the characters involved, after all. But it's easily the best choreographed lightsaber duel in the Saga (to me, at least), and Darth Maul is just so cool. 2. Luke vs. Darth Vader (ESB): We all knew it was coming, and this duel doesn't disappoint, in any way. And it has the best reveal in SW. 1. Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader (ROTS): A little messy, a little over the top, BUT CMON THIS WAS WHAT WE ALL WANTED FOR ALL OF STAR WARS HOW COULD IT NOT BE OVER THE TOP. Ewan McGregor finally delivered as Obi-Wan: "I will do what I must", and Hayden Christensen's whininess actually translated pretty well into pure evil. It's tragic, beautiful, dramatic, intense, and Obi-Wan leaving Vader to burn introduces some moral grayness unusual in Star Wars. So there it is!