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"This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct."
"With the blast shield down, I can't even see. How am I supposed to fight?"
"Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them. […] Stretch out with your feelings."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi instructs Luke Skywalker[1]

Farsight (also called clairvoyance, far sight or farseeing) was a Force ability that allowed the user to "see" their targets or any event happening without actually needing their eyes, in fact it enhanced the bearer's visual and spatial perception even in the dark or behind walls. Users could then acquire information using sight outside the normal range of detection about an object, person, location, or physical event.

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"I can sense everything going on in that room. Trust me."
―Anakin Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi[3]

In 22 BBY, Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi could sense what was happening in the room nearby where Padmé Amidala rested. Anakin arrived just in time to cut two venomous kouhuns in half, just a few centimeters from the senator's face. Both Jedi could actually sense and identify the danger without being physically in the room, and Anakin managed to eliminate it in the dark right away.[3]

In 20 BBY,[4] the former Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress led a Nightsister assassination attempt on the Sith Lord Count Dooku in his castle on Serenno. Before confronting Tyranus, Ventress shot a poison dart at the Sith Lord that impaired his sense of sight. Believing his assailants to be Jedi, Dooku used Farsight to discern the location of his attackers and engage them in lightsaber combat. Ultimately, Dooku survived and the Nightsisters escaped.[2]

Dooku uses Farsight to defend himself

While assisting in the training of the Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger, Ahsoka Tano took the kyber crystal from his lightsaber and threw it into a field of grass. Hoping to teach the young Padawan a lesson, Ahsoka drew her lightsaber and began swiping at Ezra. Bridger became frustrated, as he was unsure how he was supposed to find his crystal while simultaneously avoiding Tano's attacks. Closing his eyes, Ezra used the Force to view his surroundings, eventually discovering the location of his crystal despite Tano's assault. Retrieving his crystal, Ezra ignited his own lightsaber and clashed with Ahsoka, having learnt to trust in the power of the Force.[5]

Kanan Jarrus learned to use it full time from the Bendu, augmenting his spatial awareness despite his blindness.[6] In 0 BBY, Luke Skywalker used it to deflect blasts from a remote while training in the ways of the Force with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi while en route to Alderaan.[7] Skywalker once again used Farsight when training with Yoda, who instructed him to sprint through the treetops of Dagobah with his eyes closed. Having failed previously, Skywalker ran the course and marveled at his success by relying on the Force rather than his own eyesight, describing his ability to perceive his surroundings.[8] Yoda himself could utilize Farsight, as could Darth Sidious.[9]

Rey could detect and locate nearby enemies through the Force, without seeing them with her eyes.[10]

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