Ranked: Top 5 most lethal local fighting forces of the Clone Wars

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2. The Nightsisters

Also known as the Witches of Dathomir, this dark magic wielding group hailed from the same world which gave us Darth Maul, Asajj Ventress, and Savage Opress. Their leader, Mother Talzin, was known to assist Darth Sidious in his quest for unlimited power until he eventually betrayed her and took her son, Darth Maul.

This betrayal, combined with Count Dooku’s betrayal of Asajj Ventress, resulted in the Nightsisters becoming a major nuisance to the Separatist army.

Highly trained and extremely skilled in the dark arts, the Nightsisters would come close to killing Count Dooku himself on two separate occasions. The Nightsisters and Mother Talzin were also responsible for the rebirth of Darth Maul following his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi, which concurrently gave rise to the galactic crime syndicate “Crimson Dawn”.

It ultimately took a massive army of battle droids under the direct command of General Grievous to wipe the sisterhood from the face of the galaxy. Armed with their knowledge of dark magic and handcrafted energy bows, the Nightsisters mounted a strong defense against the Separatist forces. However, ultimately only two members of the group were known to have survived the onslaught: Mother Talzin and Asajj Ventress.