According to the theory that the Force is one, the light and dark sides did not actually describe the Force but rather defined how an individual used it: to directly harm his enemies or to help himself overcome situations. Thus the aggressive or vengeful abilities inherently belonged to the dark side, while those which were healing, defensive, self-empowering, or diversionary belonged to the light side.
For example, a Dark Jedi could cast powers that inherently belonged to the light side (like Persuasion). Kyle Katarn, who allied himself with the light side, made use of dark side powers such as Grip and Lightning, possibly because of his experience while fighting Maw, and later on Dromund Kaas. This indicated that skillful Jedi of strong character could use these abilities according to their wisdom since their high experience prevented them from drifting towards the dark side.
The Core powers were the first powers learned and directly affected his own body or objects without actually harming or benefiting anything (except for Push, which could be used against enemies).
The most basic Force techniques, requiring mastery over self. Control was the first basic abilities to be learned.
  • Force speed
  • Force stealth (Also known as Force concealment)
Force Sense
The Force technique of Force Sense included all abilities enhancing the perception of the world around a being.
  • Force sight
  • Farseeing
  • Force empathy
  • Telepathy
The most perceptive to the dark side, alter was the last technique taught to younglings. It included powers to create an external phenomenon.
  • Telekinesis
  • Force Jump/Leap
  • Force Pull/Push
Universal powers were generic Force techniques which were associated with neither side of the Force. Almost all Core powers also qualified as Universal powers, but many of them were uncommon and not an integral part of basic Jedi training.
  • Art of the Small
  • Aing-Tii fighting-sight
  • Battle meditation
  • Breath control
  • Comprehend Speech
  • Dopplegänger
  • Force bellow
  • Force Body
  • Force Comprehension
  • Force Confusion
  • Force-deflection (without a lightsaber)
  • Force Listening
  • Force-flash
  • Force Illusion
  • Force meld
  • Force suppression
    • Force Breach (advanced version of Force Suppression)
  • Force Throw
  • Force barrier
  • Force vision
  • Force Whirlwind (variation of Force Push)
  • Force Wave advanced (version of Force Push)
    • Force Repulse (another advanced version of Force Push)
  • Force weapon
  • Force Whisper
  • Phase
  • Precognition
  • Psychometry
  • Sever Force
  • Shatterpoint
  • Tapas
Light (Lightside)
"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."​
Light side powers were the Force powers that the user accessed through the Force's light side. The Jedi used them for protection, increasing physical and mental capacities, and for defense. They could also inspire and increase the resolve of allies. Certain light side powers could also be used offensively but did not directly cause physical harm.
  • Alter Environment
  • Animal friendship
  • Battlemind
  • Combustion
  • Crucitorn
  • Dark transfer (Originally believed to only be accessible through the Dark side, but later discovered to also be accessible through the Light side.)
  • Droid Disable
  • Electric Judgment
  • Force blinding
  • Force Enlightenment
  • Force healing
  • Force ghost
  • Force Light
    • Wall of light (Can be used by the combined might of many Jedi, though the results may be catastrophic.)
  • Force Orb
  • Force Projection
  • Force Protection (A power only achieved by high-rank Jedi Masters, Force protection made the bearer invulnerable to a wide range of attacks; the ultimate power in terms of defense.)
    • Force defend (Reduced damage taken by Force powers.)
      • Force absorb (A trained Jedi may have converted all kinds of Force attacks used against them to additional Force charge. As the energy used to perform Force-related powers was limited, a Jedi could use the enemy's attacks to their own benefit, instead of receiving damage from them.)
    • Protection bubble (With this Force power, the user could create a defensive sphere around the body, which would protect him from a wide range of attacks, deflect laser blasts, and inflict a certain amount of damage upon contact with the enemy.)
  • Force Stun
    • Force Stasis (Advanced version of Force Stun.)
      • Force Stasis Field (The most advanced version of Force Stun.)
  • Force Valor
  • Hibernation trance
  • Levitation (Not restricted to Jedi usage.)
  • Mind Trick (Also known as Affect Mind.)
    • Force Persuasion (Less powerful than the Mind Trick.)
  • Malacia
  • Morichro
  • Plant Surge
  • Precognition
  • Revitalize

"A Sith knows when to unleash the fury of the dark side, and when to hold back. Patience can be a weapon if you know how to use it, and your anger can fuel the dark side if you learn how to control it."​
Darth Bane​

Dark side powers were used to harm, debilitate, or kill. Some, like Rage and Drain, was used to benefit the user personally, akin to powers of the light side, with the difference that these were used at the expense of his or her own health or another individual's Force reserve. The dark side drew its power from negative emotions, and while the intent behind their use may well have been good at the time, it was most likely to lead one to further spiritual corruption from overuse, without the proper self-control and mindset. Continuous use of dark powers was shown to have a physically corrupting effect on the Force-user, regardless of intent, due to the body's inability to handle such power for long periods of time.
  • Dark transfer (Originally believed to only be accessible through the Dark side, but later discovered to also be accessible through the Light side.)
  • Deadly Sight
  • Drain Knowledge
  • Force Destruction
  • Force Drain
  • Force Fear
    • Force Horror (Advanced version of Force Fear.)
    • Force Insanity (The most advanced version of Force Horror.)
  • Force lightning (Organic limbs & extremities required)
    • Chain lightning (Variation of Force lightning.)
    • Force shock (Variation of Force lightning.)
    • Force storm/lightning (advanced version of Force lightning.)
  • Force Maelstrom
  • Force phantom (Originally but not exclusively employed by the Sith.)
  • Force rage
  • Force Scream
  • Force Slow
    • Force Affliction (Variation of Force Slow.)
    • Force Plague (Advanced version of Force Slow.)
  • Force Sphere
  • Force storm (wormhole)
  • Force wound
    • Force grip (Advanced version of Force Wound.)
    • Force choke (Variation of Force Grip.)
    • Force crush (The most advanced version of Force Wound.)
  • Kinetite
  • Mechu-deru
  • Midi-chlorian manipulation
  • Mind Control
  • Sith alchemy
  • Spear of midnight black
  • Spirit Transference
  • Thought bomb
  • Torture by Chagrin
Force powers applied to lightsaber combat
The Jedi, Sith, and other Force organizations that used lightsabers also developed specific Force techniques, especially for lightsaber combat.
  • Alter Damage
  • Dun Möch
  • Saber Barrier
  • Saber Throw
  • Telekinetic lightsaber combat