The Force Power that Won Entire Wars – Battle Meditation [Legends] – Star Wars Explained

The Force Power that Won Entire Wars – Battle Meditation [Legends] – Star Wars Explained


Battle Meditation. The force ability that if used correctly could
make its user unstoppable in galactic conquest. The force ability that Grand Admiral Thrawn
would have likely mastered and primarily used had he been born force sensitive. So what was Battle Meditation? Battle Meditation was an ancient and rare
force power that was mastered by a handful of Jedi and Sith which gave them the ability
to strengthen their allies while also effectively weakening their enemies. When used at its full potential, it could
turn the tide of entire battles and even wars. The Jedi used the less influential light side
version of battle meditation. The Jedi who used it were able to empower
their soldier’s morale and strength tenfold, giving them a vital edge in battle even if
they were outnumbered and outgunned. Those who’ve fully mastered it were also
able to make entire enemy armies surrender and retreat by penetrating into the enemy
soldier’s minds through the force and strike fear into them as well as remove their motivation
to fight on. One famous user of this ability was Jedi Master
Yoda, who used it during the battle of Kashyyyk by empowering the Clone Troopers and Wookiee
Warriors to fight against the overwhelming droid forces. Prior to his use of battle meditation, many
clone commanders believed the battle was a suicide mission as they were impossibly outnumbered,
but then Yoda arrived and started to use Battle meditation and guided his troops through the
force, to which the clones started to believe and fight as if they had a winning chance. On the other hand, the Sith used the far more
dominating dark side version of battle meditation. This was also sometimes referred to as Sith
battle meditation. It gave its user almost direct control over
his troops, by allowing him to coordinate them through the force without having to give
out commands through traditional means. Sith battle meditation was at times used so
effectively that the Sith Lord’s troopers fought as if they themselves were force sensitive,
in the sense that their reflexes, speed, and strength almost matched that of a trained
force user. It also allowed them to coordinate their troops
as if they were a hive mind, having the soldiers take out targets exactly how and when the
commander wanted them to. Though there was drawback to this ability
and it was that if the Sith battle meditation was abruptly cut off, it could leave the affected
army stunned and disorganized for a short period. This is what happened at the Battle of Endor,
in which Emperor Palpatine used battle meditation for most of the conflict alongside with the
force sensitive Grand Admiral named Nial Declann, who took over the duty of maintaining battle
meditation while Palpatine was busy with Luke Skywalker. When Palpatine was killed by Darth Vader and
Declann was killed when the second Death Star exploded, all of the affected Imperial soldiers
and commanders were abruptly disconnected from their empowered state. As a result they became discoordinated and
the fear of losing became to overwhelm their minds. Which is why the Imperial Navy at Endor retreated
rather than fight on despite still outnumbering and outgunning the Rebel Fleet. This was the conclusion Thrawn came to after
he analysed the Battle of Endor and how the Imperial fleet lost despite having an advantage
in firepower.

100 comments

  1. you know what stuck out to me. people say that stormtroopers have terrible aim but if you look at the battle of kamino in The clone wars series you see clones missing their targets while there in full vieuw, no cover, like two meters tall and not even 7 meters away and you see them missing like 70 or 60% of the time and don't say that those clones where rookies. you see echo and fives shooting like their holding a machine gun while the enemy is like 15 meters or more away and they have trained for like 10 years strait and have battle experience. perfect soldiers my ass.

  2. Surprised you didn't bring uo Joruus C'baoth using Battle Meditation to coordinate simultaneous attacks in multiple star systems. Grand Admiral Thrawn might not have been Force sensitive, but that's kind of why he decided to seek out C'baoth.

  3. It's hard for me to keep track of force abilities and what exactly being force user means to . It's there a Video for that. Or is that something that's always getting added?

  4. If you haven't played KOTOR, to put it into perspective, a fleet was attacking a base that could infinitely replicated what ever design it was given in a short amount of time (short enough that it effectively gave reinforcements for the defending fleet) but battle meditation managed to allow the attacking fleet to somehow come out victorious.

  5. Ah, so that's what Thrawn was referring to when he pointed out to Captain Pellaeon about the emperor's will driving the Imperial forces

  6. You should do Video on what was han Solo's cargo jabba talks about or what happened to jango Fett's blaster pistol he lost in his fight with obi wan Kenobi on kamino

  7. Battle Meditation seems almost random in how powerful it is. Some battles are instantly turned by it, and other times it only helps significantly- The difference between The Battle of the Star Forge and the Battle of Kashyyyk, for instance. At the Star Forge, the effect seemed way more powerful than at Kashyyyk. Were some users of Battle Meditation able to do it far more powerfully than others?

    Also, in Knights Of The Old Republic 2, one of the unlockable force powers is Battle Meditation, which seems extremely weak in comparison, and anyone can learn it. Would this be some different, very weak form of it?

  8. I like the idea of the ability, especially its use in KOTOR, however I feel like the Endor story was just to cover up a plot hole which I never like.

  9. Now that I think about, why were the Jedi council in KOTOR so lenient in just sending one of their most valuable assets who is Bastila Shan in deadly missions without much help. Bastila Shan is a prodigy in Battle Meditation, why would you risk losing her? If I was the Grandmaster of the council at that time and if I really could not afford in not sending Bastilla to those missions because she is needed there, I would have at least have her be accompanied by a couple of Masters and other Jedi just to ensure her safety.

  10. Didn't Joruus C'baoth use battle meditation in Heir to the Empire too? I've started reading it and while Thrawn is attacking a small settlement from orbit, it feels like battle meditation from C'baoth.

  11. "When we arrived on Kashyyyk, things were just as bad as we'd feared. The droids had us outgunned, outmaneuvered, and out-manned by a five-to-one margin. What none of us had counted on was the Wookiees. We'd all heard the stories, of course, but we'd never fought next to them, never seen them rip apart a droid with their bare hands. They were magnificent. Even so it was still a suicide mission, at least until Master Yoda arrived. Then it became a battle; a winnable battle."

  12. "When we arrived on Kashyyyk, things were just as bad as we'd feared. The droids had us outgunned, outmaneuvered, and outmanned by a five-to-one margin. What none of us had counted on was the Wookiees. We'd all heard the stories, of course, but we'd never fought next to them, never seen them rip apart a droid with their bare hands. They were magnificent. Even so it was still a suicide mission, at least until Master Yoda arrived. Then it became a battle; a winnable battle." – Retired 501st Legion Soldier

  13. Yoda is evil. He is forcing the clones to fight a suicide battle…what if some clones don't want to fight but Yoda brain washed them

  14. Then again,
    I would feel disconnected if THE BIG EXECUTOR WAS DESTROYED AND CRASHED INTO THE EXPENSIVE DEATH STAR WHICH THEN EXPLODED!

  15. I have a question for another video maybe…..How much of a person's basic humanity was needed to be exchanged to serve the Empire?(i.e.) how much brain washing did the Empire use for propaganda?

  16. So a wiser general should keep some fast-moving troops unaffected by Battle meditation, held in reserve and lead by a clear-headed commander who is ready to deliver a swift hammer-blow to any part of the battle where his/her side is beleaguered, or to press-home the advantage for final victory.

  17. What was the Empire's policy on homosexuality, or the rest of the galaxy's for that matter? The Empire was clearly specist (or however you would spell that), but they clearly weren't sexist given the high rank of Governor Pryce, or racist given the recruiting of Iden Versio and that black officer from the Rebels episode set on Geonosis, so perhaps they also weren't homophobic? It would be interesting to hear about this.

  18. We can see Qui-Gon Jinn using battle meditation again Darth Maul in the phantom menace. Quickly after he as been killed Obiwan almost fail down aeration hole. I tought he's been stunned too by the side effect of the battle meditation.

    One of the fews to master it with Yoda. Obiwan did it too when he fighted Darth Vader.

  19. Some video game most casual Star Wars fans have probably never heard of had more compelling stories and worldbuilding than these new Disney movies. I'm telling you, instead of half-baked reboot sequels Disney should have just done some KOTOR movies while they figured stuff out. Interesting comments about Yoda on Kashyyyk. Makes sense since we didn't seem him do anything but get piggyback rides.

  20. It should also be mentioned that Jedi battle meditation boosted courage and morale while Sith battle meditation instilled fear and hopelessness in their enemies.

  21. I'd like to share a hack on the internet for the popular meditation tips. Simply type: "MindYoga4U" in Google. It will be very helpful to you personally.

  22. What about an aura force reducing enemy strength, intelligence and there movement attacks and speed

  23. Comments section: "Thrawn. Thrawn. Thrawn."
    Okay. We get it, he would have been awesome. I think the point is that despite not being force sensitive, Thrawn's other characteristics make him an excellent leader. In other words, there's more to the universe than the force.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *