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Adds DarthVader, The Chosen One. 2.0.0 -> NEW ENERGY PASSIVE! 2.1.6 -> Music and breathing disable config.

Last updated 9 months ago
Total downloads 154695
Total rating 3 
Categories Player Characters
Dependency string PopcornFactory-DarthVaderMod-2.1.6
Dependants 68 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

RiskofThunder-HookGenPatcher-1.2.3 icon

MMHOOK generation at runtime.

Preferred version: 1.2.3
RiskofThunder-R2API_Core-5.0.0 icon

Core R2API module

Preferred version: 5.0.0
RiskofThunder-R2API_Prefab-1.0.0 icon

API for Prefab creation, networking and duplication

Preferred version: 1.0.0
RiskofThunder-R2API_Language-1.0.0 icon

API for modifying the language localisation of the game

Preferred version: 1.0.0
RiskofThunder-R2API_Sound-1.0.0 icon

API for adding custom sounds or musics

Preferred version: 1.0.0
RiskofThunder-R2API_Networking-1.0.0 icon

Networking API around the Unity UNet Low Level API (LLAPI)

Preferred version: 1.0.0
RiskofThunder-R2API_Unlockable-1.0.0 icon

API for adding custom achievements and unlockables

Preferred version: 1.0.0



Adds Darth Vader, the chosen one.

Multiplayer works (hopefully).

CustomEmotesAPI support!

Message me/the team on the Risk of Rain 2 Modding Discord if there are any issues- TeaL#5571. Ethanol 10#6656. BokChoyWithSoy#3842.

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Latest Changelog, Next update(s)

  • 2.1.6

    • Added Config options for disabling music on rage and breathing SFX.
  • 2.1.5

    • Changed activation state machine on Rage, Rage should not cancel M1 now.
  • 2.1.3

    • Changed R2API support to rely on submodules.
  • 2.1.2

    • Fixed rage music playing after quitting the game.
  • 2.1.1

    • Forgot to change internal version of Darth Vader.
  • 2.1.0

    • Fixed the ability to use Rage whil still in rage mode, causing multiple instances of music.
    • Added Config of disabling the movespeed limiter while outside of rage, but removing the armor bonus. Rage mode still provides the double movespeed and armor bonus in both cases regardless.
    • Added Risk of Options Support for the config!
  • 2.0.0

      • Naturally regen 2.5% of energy per second, Melee attacks also regenerate energy (Flat 10, scaling with attackspeed even when not in rage mode, less energy gained while in rage mode).
      • Rage mode now requires max energy, will drain constantly when activated until it reaches 0.
      • Energy capacity increases per level, as well with stock based items (backup magazine, hardlight afterburner).
      • Skills cost energy. Deflect is now active while holding down the button rather than a duration as each 'hit' costs 20 energy to deflect.
      • Energy cost decreases with cooldown based items (purity, alien head).
      • Holding down jump while on the ground does a super jump, costing energy. Holding down jump while falling slows down falling, costing energy.
    • Cooldown based Darth Vader is still an option.
      • Cooldown based also now has in-built slow-falling, holding jump will stop the slow-fall, falling normally.
  • Next update(s)

    • Bug fixes.

Known Issues

  • Stuttering when using Aetherium.


Darth Vader is a Juggernaut, with limited mobility but high damage and survivability in close range.
Darth Vader's Attackspeed and Movespeed don't increase. 
Instead, Attackspeed bonuses increase Damage, Movespeed bonuses increase Armor.
His Secondary either pushes or pulls enemies depending if the button has been tapped or held. 
His Special, Rage Unleashed uncaps these limits, retains the bonuses and 
doubles his Attackspeed, Movespeed, Armor and removes Cooldowns from all his skills.
Aim to increase your Attackspeed and Movespeed as these stats are still valuable to him.


Skill Description Stats

Attackspeed bonuses are converted to Damage.
Movespeed bonuses are converted to Armor.


Skills now cost energy, no cooldowns.
Naturally regenerate 2.5% energy per second.
Hold jump to super jump.
Hold jump to slow-fall.

Skills have cooldowns.
Naturally slow-fall, hold jump to stop slow-falling.

Image Swing forward for 200% damage.
Hitting enemies reduces cooldowns by 1 second per hit.
Hitting enemies regen 10 energy per hit, scaling with attack speed.
Proc: 1

Image Tap to push enemies for 350% damage.
Hold to pull enemies for 400% damage.

Costs 30 energy.
Proc: 1
CD: 5s

Image Deflect all attacks for 6 seconds,
for 2x the damage, multiplied by luck.
Movespeed is halved, and you're unable to attack with your lightsaber.
In energy mode, holding the button toggles deflect.
Deflecting a hit costs 20 energy.
Proc: 1
CD: 10s

Image Unleashes your rage, fully healing yourself.
Removes your Attackspeed and Movespeed limiters.
Double your Attackspeed, Movespeed and Armor as well as remove all cooldowns for
15 seconds.
In energy mode, requires max energy, drains over time and stops at 0 energy.
CD: 125s


Blue Lightsaber

As Darth Vader, beat the game or obliterate at any difficulty.

Yellow Lightsaber

As Darth Vader, deal 100,000 damage in one hit.


As Darth Vader, complete 20 stages in a single run.


Armor = 10 + 0.5 per level
Damage = 10 + 2 per level
Regen = 1 + 0.2 per level
Health = 377 + 78 per level
Movespeed = 7

These stats are prone to change.


Click to expand previous patch notes:
  • 1.1.2
    • Entrance theme no longer goes between left and right ears, also ends when character is changed.
    • Death sound should now play.
    • Added exhale for his breathing, adjusted time for breath sounds from 5s -> 3s as it now includes inhaling and exhaling.
    • Networked Force push/pull so non-hosts can use it in multiplayer.
    • Added clarity on how Force push/pull works- the strength depends on the distance between yourself and the enemy. It is also weaker when in Rage Unleashed.
    • Force push/pull now properly pulls all enemies towards you and away from you with the correct height value, previously it was a limited height change.
    • Force push/pull animation timing matches the effect.
  • 1.1.1
    • Updated description for primary to properly say reduces all cooldowns by 1 second.
    • Updated readme.
  • 1.1.0
    • Changed grip to Darth Vader's grip.
    • Melee attacks now reduce cooldown for all skills (this is to exemplify his juggernaut playstlye), in exchange his skills have longer cooldowns. If you're constantly attacking the skills have lower cooldowns than previous updates.
      • Force push/pull: 3s -> 5s.
      • Deflect: 6s -> 10s.
      • Rage Unleashed: 90s -> 125s.
    • Force push/pull damage coeffecient buffed from 200%/250% to 350%/400%, increased force strength.
    • Updated impact effect when hitting enemies with the lightsaber.
    • Fixed Darksaber being invisible from 1.0.1.
  • 1.0.1
    • Fixed the Shield Overlay from being extremely intrusive.
  • 1.0.0
    • Initial release.


Alpharius#3125 - Mod Commission and Overall kit.
barism09 for the old lightsaber grip and blade for the 3 colours- https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/lightsaber-cbe49b9203d547188b2767fced53fdc4
Paul for the new lightsaber grip- https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/lightsaber-14f7800a6d6a4545be231b933e71ac14
Konstantin Koretskyi for the darksaber- https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/lightsaber-cbe49b9203d547188b2767fced53fdc4
Battlefront 2 Darth Vader model.
HenryMod for the template.

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2023-3-27 2.1.6 73425 Version 2.1.6 Install
2023-3-26 2.1.5 1457 Version 2.1.5 Install
2022-12-19 2.1.3 38427 Version 2.1.3 Install
2022-11-21 2.1.2 10417 Version 2.1.2 Install
2022-11-21 2.1.1 346 Version 2.1.1 Install
2022-11-21 2.1.0 61 Version 2.1.0 Install
2022-9-8 2.0.0 17654 Version 2.0.0 Install
2022-8-1 1.1.2 10654 Version 1.1.2 Install
2022-7-31 1.1.1 526 Version 1.1.1 Install
2022-7-31 1.1.0 370 Version 1.1.0 Install
2022-7-29 1.0.1 1207 Version 1.0.1 Install
2022-7-29 1.0.0 151 Version 1.0.0 Install