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"The lightsaber pike is the sacred weapon of the Temple Guard. Its twin yellow blades symbolize the eternal flame of the Order, and the vigilance of its protectors."
Kolloma Ree[5]

The lightsaber pike, also known as the Jedi Temple Guard lightsaber, was a lightsaber variant similar to the double-bladed lightsaber, featuring two rare yellow plasma blades on each side of the staff, and used by the Jedi Temple Guard.


A Jedi Temple Guard wielding a lightsaber pike.

The lightsaber pike was a thick, imposing lightsaber variant[2] similar in design to the double-bladed lightsaber; in that it was a staff-shaped weapon[1] that featured two rare and distinctive yellow plasma blades projecting from either end.[2] Some lightsaber pikes had a haft that when activated emitted a shoto blade that made it two to three meters long,[3] and also came in a hinged version[6].


The collapsible version.

"It has been centuries since invaders dared set foot in the Temple's halls. Should they come again, the yellow blades of the Guard shall meet them."
―Kolloma Ree[5]

The ancient Sith Lord Darth Bane wielded a unique lightsaber pike with an unconventional fiery orange blade.[7]

Lightsaber pikes were used by the Jedi Temple Guards, Knights of the Jedi Order who were sworn to protect the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.[2] During the Clone Wars, they were used during Ahsoka Tano's Jedi trial to keep Anakin Skywalker restrained after the Council's decision. Later, they were used to isolate the duel between Anakin and Padawan Barriss Offee, and escort her to the Republic military base.[4]

Several years after the Clone Wars, Kanan Jarrus experienced a Force vision in which he saw a lightsaber pike on a wall rack containing various lightsabers.[8]

Behind the scenes[]

The lightsaber pike first appeared in The Force Unleashed, a 2008 Star Wars Legends novel written by Sean Williams.[9]

In the planning stages of "The Wrong Jedi," the lightsaber pikes carried by the Jedi Temple Guards were originally to have green blades. However, they later became yellow, making them the first lightsabers to canonically have a yellow blade.[10]

Sith lightsaber pike[]

Unused concept art of Darth Bane's lightsaber pike, from The Clone Wars episode "Sacrifice"

A single-bladed lightsaber pike dubbed the "Sith lightsaber pike" was designed[11] for use by Darth Bane in "Sacrifice,"[12] the thirteenth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' sixth season, though it didn't appear in the episode's final cut.[13] This version of the weapon bore a greater resemblance to the lightsaber pike as depicted in the non-canon Legends continuity.[14] The weapon's existence was later canonized by the reference book Star Wars: The Secrets of the Sith in 2021.[7]



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