'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 6 Preview: Which is more powerful, the Beskar staff or the Darksaber?
The debate for the most powerful weapon has already begun and for now, it does look like the staff might be the winner
Mando/Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) now has a solid piece of weaponry at his disposal and he has Ahsoka Tano to thank for it. In 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Chapter 13 'The Jedi', while Tano (Rosario Dawson) does more than enough justice to her appearance by revealing Baby Yoda's name and origins, followed by an epic showdown with the Magistrate/Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), she also handed Mando a Beskar staff that would give him the much-needed power to defeat Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and his Darksaber.
The next big expectation is a staff vs saber battle between the two, and we're hoping it might happen sooner than we think it will. With three episodes left in Season 2 and the storyline suggesting that Gideon is tracking Mando and Grogu's every movement, it's only a matter of time before the two characters duel it out. The debate for the most powerful weapon has already begun and for now, it does like the staff might be the winner. It's too early to call as there a number of factors that determine the outcome.
Perhaps, the reason why the staff is favored has a lot to do with the duel between the Magistrate and Tano. Not just were the two skilled fighters, the lightsaber, a powerful weapon in its own right just couldn't dent the Beskar. The fight sequence saw Tano unleash a flurry of combat moves and in the process loses one of her lightsabers. The fact she won the fight was purely due to the sheer amazing skills she possessed.
When comparing it with Mando and Gideon, we have never seen the latter in hand-to-hand combat and perhaps that's where Mando would have his advantage. Over the two seasons, there has been ample display of his brawling skills, and armed with the staff, he just might get the better of Gideon and his Darksaber.
The Darksaber history says it was actually created by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order and that means Mando might come with the knowledge of the saber's weaknesses. However, this is still speculative as much of Gideon's abilities remain a secret. This makes the battle between the two all the more interesting. A Mandalorian complete with the armor and the staff against a formidable foe. All we can be sure of is the intense battle that's on the cards.
'The Mandalorian' Season 2 drops a new episode every Friday on Disney+.