Moving on from Blades, here’s more about some other variations of Lightsabers!
Here are all of the different types of Other Variants that we know about thus far:
Double-Bladed Lightsaber/Saberstaff/Lightsaber Lance/Lightstaff
This is actually a long-hilted lightsaber, a different version of your standard lightsaber. It can emit a blade from both ends, which can be used independently of one other or in conjunction together; it can also either be one hilt or can essentially be two typical lightsabers attached to one another. If untrained, the person wielding this can typicall see more inflicted damage than their opponent(s). Due to the Sith’s preference for using this, it was typically (and sometimes) known as the Sith Saber. Although these are super aggressive, there have been some Jedi to wield them. Some notable people who have used this specific type of lightsaber included Asajj Ventriss.
Fiber-Cord Linked Lightsaber
This is essentially just another version or variation of a double-bladed saber. It’s only difference is that it’s connected by a Fiber Cord that gives it’s wielder the benefit of striking from unexpected angles onto their opponent(s). The Fiber Cords also allow the sabers to easily be split in two to be used independtly of one other. Someone notable who had a Fiber Cord attached to their double blade was Asajj Ventriss.
This is also another form of a twin- or double-bladed lightsaber. Basically what this is, is a regular crystal lightsaber with a second emitter coming out of the hilt at a 45-degree angle, in relation to the axis of the lightsaber. The hilt is slightly curved on this one. Someone notable who used this specific type of lightsaber included Jedi Master and General Roblio Darté.
Until this particular lightsaber is lit, the Cane’s appearance can seem pretty common and almost like it’s really nothing all that special. It’s got a super long handle than can vary in length; the lightsaber emitter on this one in particular is located on just one end of it. It’s super long handle increases the reach and range of the weapon, also allowing for some elements of surprise, due to it’s common and not-so-special appearance until it’s lit (as we previously discussed). Someone notable who used this specific type of lightsaber included Jedi Tera Sinube during The Clone Wars.
This is quite possibly the most exotic version of a lightsaber out there. Only specially-trained Jedi are actually able to use one of these as it takes great precision and skills to do so (and right). It either has one of two different variants to it: “…have a solid core of cortosis or other lightsaber-resistant minerals or it can be a blade of pure energy”. Much like your typical lightsaber, it emits a ‘coherent beam of energy’, but unlike your typical lightsaber, it’s long flexibility allow it to be used as a whip. Someone notable to use one of these specific types of lightsabers included Ona Nobis and Vianna D’Pow (both during The Clone Wars).
Similar in style of a Chakram (which is another certain type of throwing weapon), the Light Ring is far from being used as or like your average/typical lightsaber. We don’t know a whole lot else about this except for one person in particular who wielded one of these: Saias Kargon.
Designed specifically for the Qichani form, this particular type of variant is the most similar to the Lightsaber Cane, although there are quite a few key differences as well. In order to better keep it in place, the actual lightsaber portion of this particular weapon is secured using some sort of locking mechanism method. The staff portion of it it actually wrapped in a cortosis-fiber, which allows for it to be a more effective shield against other different types of lightsabers. Although it is quite similar to the Lightsaber Cane, one of its main differences is that both the lightsaber portion and the staff portion of it can be used either combined or separately/independently from one another. Someone notable who used this specific type of lightsaber included Qidak Aaia (Master Qi).
Our final variant over here is definitely quite the unique weapon that most closely resembles a “primitive poleaxe” (primarily used for hacking, stabbing, and piercing armor plates). Due to its long handle being made up of phrik allot, it was actually able to resist other lightsabers’ attacks. At the end of said handle the blade was much shorter than thicker than your average one. The blade was then activated by a switch that was just a bit further down from the weapon’s shaft. The most surprising thing about this is that, yes, including the actual blade portion of it itself, the weapon was typically almost or at the very least close-to the wielder’s whole entire body; because of this, wielders were able to better keep their enemies at a distance, as well as giving the user(s) a much longer and farther reach than most, if not all, others.
Phew! That’s a wrap on all of the different types of lightsabers out there! That was a lot!