Darth Maul vs. Count Dooku

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Darth Maul : You abandoned the Jedi when you understood the Sith were gaining power. Now I suggest you abandon Sidious and serve me.

Count Dooku : Do you really believe there is any power in the galaxy that can stand against my Lord ? Then thousand Jedi Knights will try this and all will fail. What hope will your army have ? What hope will you have ?

-- Taken from Son of Dathomir #03

This is TCW Darth Maul vs. Count Dooku battle thread,

TPM / TCW differences are important for Darth Maul. Because after Maul's the clone wars revival, he has become even more powerful in every aspect.

Sources for the related information ;

Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy (Novel)

“I am most impressed to see you have survived your injuries,” he said, the voice as rough and cracked as Maul remembered. “I used your training, Master,” Maul said. “And I have built all of this in hopes of returning to your side.” Sidious lifted his head slightly, and Maul saw his yellow eyes beneath the hood. They were as cold as space. “How unfortunate that you are attempting to deceive me,” Sidious said. “Master?” Maul asked. “You have become a rival,” Sidious declared.

But Maul had never faced his Master when he was actually trying to kill him. Maul had grown more powerful since the last time he’d been in Sidious’s presence, before the Neimoidian invasion of Naboo had turned disastrous and Obi-Wan had bested him inside the Theed power core.

His hermitage on Lotho Minor, his lessons on Unbara, his restoration by Mother Talzin, and his training of Savage had all strengthened him, made him a more worthy vessel for the dark side to fill with its power. But strong as he had become, Maul found himself in awe of Sidious.

Another Source ;

The Clone Wars: Season 05 Episode 01

''You've grown so powerful...''

- Savage Opress

Another source ;

Darth Maul: Death Sentence (Graphic Novel)

''Darth Maul is being consumed by hatred. I imagine this hatred-- This rage-- Fueled him and kept him alive... And somewhere, somehow, that rage grew. As hard as it is to comprehend, padawan, coming back from near death may have made the Sith Lord stronger... And even more dangerous.''

- Jedi Master Salmara

Confirmation from the EU writer of Shadow Conspiracy, Jason Fry, he says that Darth Maul becomes more powerful in every aspect.

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I will compare them with these four features...

  • Lightsaber skill
  • Force abilities
  • Physical prowess
  • Dark Side knowledge

Lightsaber Combat

Darth Maul

It strikes me as unnecessary, but I won’t deny his mastery of the Jar’Kai technique.

- Darth Plagueis refers to Darth Maul's lightsaber style

Darth Maul is highly skilled in lightsaber duel, trained by Darth Sidious in Juyo & Niman, which drew heavily on volatile emotions and the dark side.

Maul is one of the most highly trained and skilled Sith in the history of the order ;

He was one of the most highly trained Sith in the history of the order.

One of the most skilled and deadly warriors in Sith history, Darth Sidious' apprentice took part in the first encounter between jedi knight and sith warrior for more than 1,000 years in the battle for Naboo.

Source : Star Wars - Fact Files #01

Also he is very skilled in Niman / Jar'Kai lightsaber style. Maul's defensive skills are powerful as offense, he held two Ataru specialist such as Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi at the same time without trouble...

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Darth Maul is master at highly aggressive Juyo style ;

Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi's excellent use of Form IV's (Ataru) acrobatic maneuvers are little more than delaying tactics against the Form VII (Juyo) skills of Darth Maul.

Source : Fightsaber - Insider 62

Maul can use Dun Möch techniques as well ;

Darth Maul vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi

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''Your master, Qui-Gon Jinn. I gutted him while you stood helpless and watched. How did that make you feel, Obi-Wan ?

Your rage has unbalanced you. That is not the Jedi way, is it ?''

- Darth Maul to Obi-Wan Kenobi

Source : The Clone Wars - Season 4 Episode 22

Another example of Maul's dun möch ;

Darth Maul vs. Jedi Master Judd

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''Good. Give into that rage. Ignore the cries of pain from outside--''

- Darth Maul

Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence

Maul also had training in Niman lightsaber combat and the Jar'Kai dual-saber technique as well as mastery of the fighting style of Teräs Käsi. He also, like his arch-nemesis Obi-Wan Kenobi, incorporated a spinning attack move in his lightsaber fighting style. His speed was such that even Darth Plagueis himself was astounded by it.

He also outmaneuver in lightsaber duel, jedi master and one of the top duelist of the order Anoon Bondara and his padawan with ease.

Darth Maul had seen the grim realization in the eyes of his foe: the knowledge that the Twi'lek (Anoon Bondara) could not defeat his adversary. Once defeat was conceded in the mind, its reality was inevitable. It was only a matter of time.

Source : Shadow Hunter

Darth Maul was one of the very few living lightsaber duelists who was powerful enough to duel Great Sith Master; Darth Sidious alone for more than a few seconds.

Sidious shifted like a liquid shadow, maneuvering around his apprentice. Maul was suddenly up against the wall, gasping for breath as his vision blurred. His strength was evaporating. He turned fast to see Sidious. Sidious lashed out with his lightsaber. Maul parried the blow, but then his lightsaber suddenly flew from his hand.

As Maul heard his lightsaber deactivate and clatter across the cave's floor, Sidious raised his own lightsaber and advanced. Maul knew he was about to die, but he did not cringe. As Sidious swung his lightsaber.

Maul leaped forward, grabbed Sidious's wrist, and sank his teeth into his hand. Maul tasted blood and spat it back at Sidious.

Source : Wrath of Darth Maul

Maul was starving and wounded when he did that.

Plagueis looked over his shoulder, his eyes narrowed in question. “You’ve fought him in a serious way?” Reconstructed vocal chords and trachea imparted a metallic quality to his voice, as if he were speaking through an enunciator. “I stranded him on Hypori for a month without food and with only a horde of assassin droids for company. Then I returned to goad and challenge him. All things considered, he fought well, even after I deprived him of his lightsaber. He wanted to kill me, but was prepared to die at my hand.”

Source : Darth Plagueis Novel

Lastly, during their ferocious duel on Mandalore, Maul used his jar'kai (niman) technique against Sidious, with his lightsaber and the darksaber.

Lightsaber throw another option for Maul in combat ;

Darth Maul kills Jedi Master Ko Solok with an lightsaber throw technique...

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Source : The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Unlike the traditional dueling techniques of most Jedi, Maul combined his swordsmanship with martial arts and hand-to-hand combat skills a combination which made him a nearly unstoppable dervish of destruction.

Darth Maul's unortodox lightsaber and martial art combination... He hits Qui-Gon Jinn's head with his ligtsaber hilt and then kills him...

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With that combination, he beat physically powerful fighters such as Savage Opress in a few seconds and he killed Master Jedi Bruu Jun-Fan who was master of force combat.

Another skill showing against TCW Obi-Wan Kenobi ;

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Another example of Darth Maul's unorthodox lightsaber and martial art skill combination...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 01

Darth Maul blitzes the MagnaGuards... MagnaGuards have near lightspeed reflexes and they are produced only for fighting against the Jedi.

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Source : Son of Dathomir #01

Darth Maul vs. Darth Sidious...

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Maul held his own against Darth Sidious, kicked him from his torso, then blade lock.

Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 16

Darth Maul vs. Darth Sidious, without any force rage amplification (never mentioned in the Novel) Maul managed to react RotS Sidious in a one-on-one duel.

Sidious raised his saber and flew at Maul, who parried desperately, his mechanical legs whirring as he sought to counter his former Master’s blows. Sidious’s sabers were a blur, a whirling cage of deadly plasma. Maul danced away from one blow, then reversed his movement to avoid another,

Source : Shadow Conspiracy

Darth Maul vs. Mace Windu & Aayla Secura...

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Maul held his own against Mace Windu as well, kicked Aayla Secura while fighting with Mace Windu...

Source : Son of Dathomir #03

Darth Tyranus

''He is a fencer. Leverage, position, advantage... They are as natural to him as breathing.''

- Qui-Gon Jinn refers to his old master Count Dooku

Before his resignation, Dooku was known as one of the most skilled duelists and lightsaber instructors in the Jedi Order. Though styles like Form I, Form III, and Form V were more practical in the age of blasters, Dooku's competitive spirit drove him toward the second form of lightsaber combat, Makashi, though he maintained a working knowledge of other forms as well. Exclusively utilized Makashi in combat, believing that duelists who devoted themselves to the study of multiple combat forms would never attain the same level of mastery as ones who devoted themselves to a single style.

Jedi Master Dooku early days...

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He appreciated the lack of acrobatics that the style possessed, and was fairly disdainful of combat styles that utilized extensive acrobatics like Ataru.

Count Dooku vs. 3 Nightsisters (while he was blind)

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 12

In combat, he used his bladework to redirect and deflect, rather than attempting to meet his opponent head on, fending off enemies with a minimal expenditure of energy before unleashing rapid and devastating counters, and was known to attack with a fencing-style thrust.

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However, like virtually all Makashi practitioners, Dooku had a great deal of difficulty producing any kinetic energy in his attacks.

Count Dooku's weakness against kinetic and physical attacks :

His own elegant Makashi simply did not generate the kinetic power to meet Djem So head-to-head.

Source : Return of the Sith Novelization

Anakin pushed Dooku with a Djem-so maneuver and destroyed his balance...

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Savage Opress throwed Count Dooku with one heavy stroke...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 14

Upon joining the Sith, Dooku learned the Sith art of Dun Möch, a tactic that focused on disrupting an opponent's concentration by the use of psychological warfare.

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''Master Kenobi, you disappoint me, Yoda holds you in such high esteem…

Surely you can do better !''

- Count Dooku

Source : AotC Graphic Novel

Anakin exploited Dooku's weakness against physical attacks again...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 4 Episode 18

Conclusion ;

Darth Maul's lightsaber technique is combined with martial-arts and hand-to-hand combat skills (Teras Kasi), which he is one of the best at. This is what Dooku hates most in lightsaber duel... And TCW Maul become fast and physically stronger than his TPM version.

Darth Maul can win the lightsaber duel 7 of 10. Due to his usage of physical and kinetic attacks alongside with his lightsaber skill.

Physical Prowess

Darth Maul

Due to his Dathomirian heritage and his intense training at the hands of the great sith lord Darth Sidious, Maul was able to withstand immense amounts of physical pain, he even resist Nightsister Mighella's force lightning, and cut her to in half. In his early years, he was trained by former Death Watch commando, ''Meltch Krakko''.

Darth Maul rips durasteel binders with ease;

Behind his back, Maul flexed his wrists. The durasteel binders dug into his flesh, but the Sith Lord felt no pain. With a jerk, Maul pulled his arms apart. The binders shattered, scattering bits of durasteel all over the cell's filthy floor. The interrogator droid made an excited whirring sound. It had never seen a prisoner break free from a set of binders with such ease.

Source : Fury of Darth Maul

Darth Maul beats Savage Opress via physical strength, speed & martial art...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 01

Darth Maul lifts Obi-Wan Kenobi with one hand only... It is very impressive considering the fact that Obi-Wan has good H2H combat feats.

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Source : TCW Season 4 - Episode 22

Darth Maul vs. Force Combat Master Bruu Jun-Fan...

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Jedi Master Bruu Jun-Fan's force combat abilities considered as ''unparalleled in the galaxy'' ... Then he met Maul...

Source : The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Darth Maul fights against three meter tall, very experienced Wampa without using the force and his lightsaber, actually reaches in and tears open the thing’s chest...

Summoning whatever remained of his strength, Maul fired himself at the beast. Hooking his hands into claws, he plunged them through its fur, ripping into the soft tissue of its torso. The wampa screeched and wailed. Maul barely heard it. Shoving his hands deeper, he sank both arms in up to the elbow, beneath its rib cage and into its thoracic cavity, groping until he found what he was looking for—the slick, pulsating mass of its heart.

Source : Maul Lockdown

Darth Maul vs. Force Sensitive Drovian Silus, in a cage fight...

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Force sensitive Drovian Silus believed that he was unbeatable in the dampening field... Well, he was wrong... Darth Maul cracks Silus's left knee.

Source : Tales - Marked

Maul defeats Pre Vizsla (strongest death watch member) and his weaponry, despite the fact Maul didn't use any TK or TP ability. (Maul tried to win Death Watch's loyalty)

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As leader of the Death Watch, Pre Vizsla was the strongest member of the Death Watch and the strongest Mandalorian warrior in that time...

Vizsla's weaponry ;

  • Duel blaster
  • Darksaber
  • Catching Rope
  • Flamethrower
  • Cutter Disks
  • Grenades
  • Jet pack

Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 15

Darth Maul trained in numerous exotic and forbidden martial arts, and very disciplined

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Source : Essential Guide to the Force

Darth Maul vs. Jedi Master Judd, Maul uses physical attacks on Jedi Master Judd...

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence

Maul can defeat famous bounty hunters with his bare hands, like he did to Sugi.

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 14

After Savage's acknowledge on Maul become stronger at TCW (not only at TK, physicaly too), their survival shows us another feat about Maul's physical superiority.

In this scenes,

Darth Maul regains his consciousness earlier than his monstrous brother Savage ;

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Grievous vs. Darth Maul

Maul has dominated Cyborg Grievous physically, despite the fact Grievous has decent physical strength feats...

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Source : Son of Dathomir #02

Darth Maul vs. Darth Vader

Clone of TPM Maul, won the physical fight against Darth Vader...

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Source : Tales 09 - Vader vs. Maul

Speed is also Maul's speciality ;

Blur movements against Darth Vader...

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Komari Vosa (Dooku's former padawan) sees multiple attacks, from everywhere, all at once... Maul did this feat while wounded from a blaster shot to his right shoulder.

In his mind, the duel was all but over— his opponent was now dragging out the inevitable moment of defeat in a series of small humiliations. By turning to such diversionary tactics, Vosa had all but admitted that she was no match for the erratic staccato blows that he was delivering, seemingly from everywhere, all at once.

Source : Maul: Lockdown

Maul's blade is too fast to see for Vosa, and again Maul was wounded from his right arm here ;

He swung out at her, the dark side streaming so powerfully from him now that it

seemed to be pouring forth in great, explosive torrents. His blade was moving almost too fast to see.

Source : Maul: Lockdown

Maul is invisible unless holorecordings shown in slow motion ;

Then he sprang to a series of other sites that ultimately carried him to the wall of the principal building, moving with such speed the entire time that whatever holorecordings were being made wouldn't show him unless they were played in slow motion.

Source : Darth Maul: Saboteur

Maul can take down five Sand People in the flicker of an eyelash ;

The Raiders shake their gaderffii and begin to surround me. There are just too many of them. I can take out four or five in the flicker of an eyelash, but that will just infuriate the rest. Frustration boils inside me. These interruptions deflect me from my mission.

Source : Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

Maul creates a shield from his lightsaber and web of light ;

- But they did not prevent her from deflecting his strikes as he again moved within range, his twin blades spinning so fast they seemed to merge into a crimson shield.

- He pressed the attack viciously, blocking and thrusting, the twin radiant blades spinning a web of light about him.

Source : Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Even Darth Plagueis acknowledges Maul's speed ;

The Zabrak’s fists and legs were as lethal as his lightsaber, and his speed was astounding.

Source : Darth Plagueis Novel

Darth Maul moves incredibly fast ;

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Source : Essential guide to the Force

Darth Tyranus

Despite the fact he was in 80's, his physical condition was great. He has enough strength to kick Anakin away, while he was using force choke on Obi-Wan. Due to his mastery of makashi's elegant style, his old age makes no trouble for him in combats unlike Qui-Gon Jinn's Ataru mastery.

He has no handicap or illness.

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Count Dooku's speed is also astonishing.

Dooku held his own against Yoda and created blur images with lightsaber...

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Source : AotC Graphic Novel

He creates lace of light ;

Then their blades clashed together in a lace of fire, green and red: but the green burned hotter. Slowly, slowly, Dooku gave way: and in the dark, drunken Vjun air, Yoda was terrible to behold.

Source : Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

Dooku's speed is invisible ;

A twitch of the Force brought his lightsaber to his hand with invisible speed, its brilliant scarlet blade angled downward at his side.

Source : Revenge of the Sith Novel

Conclusion ; If we compare this two, Maul stomps about physical contest due to Maul's physical speciality despite that Dooku's has no handicap.

About speed, they are evenly matched.

Force Powers

Darth Maul

Darth Maul pulled his double lightsaber from his belt and held his thumb upon the ignition button. He took a deep breath and centered himself in the swirls and eddies of the dark side. Then, his power and concentration thus augmented, he thrust forward his free hand as though hurling an invisible ball.

The door shattered inward.

Source : Darth Maul Shadow Hunter

Darth Maul hurled force sensitive Drovian Silus and used the force (force wave) for overloading the dampening field...

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Source : Tales - Marked

Darth Maul hurls Obi-Wan...

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After his revival, Maul's force powers grown even more powerful...

Darth Maul manipulates 10 men without trouble.

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Maul collapses the cave...

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence

Darth Maul uses the force to moving the Eta-class Shuttle...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 05 Episode 01

Darth Maul uses the force to grip on Obi-Wan Kenobi in a mid-duel...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 05 Episode 01

Darth Maul uses the force choke and force pull on Obi-Wan Kenobi...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 16

Maul uses a powerful force choke to Obi-Wan Kenobi and left him wounded.

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Source : The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Darth Maul uses a powerful force blast on Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is collapsed the cave.

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 05 Episode 01

Darth Maul uses the force to cracking legs and twisting necks.

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence #03

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence #01

He can also use his force powers with deceive tactics, while he distracting Jedi Master Salmara, he used his TK power to unleash his brother Savage and this caused the death of the Jedi Master.

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence #04

Darth Maul can also use Heart Stun technique.

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence #03

Maul uses force choke to his opponent and then hurls him to another...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 5 Episode 14

Force wave to a droid army...

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Source : Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #01

Force wave to a group of battle droids...

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Source : Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #02

Darth Maul uses force blast to Grievous,

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Source : Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #04

Telepathy

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Maul compelled a guard into committing suicide (like a kamikaze) by having him blow up a grenade,

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Source : Darth Maul - Death Sentence #01

Darth Tyranus

''His knowledge of the Force was...unique.''

- Jocasta Nu refers to Count Dooku

Count Dooku defeats multiple Kiffar warrior with the force lightning...

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Source : Jedi - Count Dooku

As a Sith Lord, he sometimes combined telekinesis with the use of Force lightning or Force choke. Dooku had a notable ability to multitask, and used the Force frequently even in the midst of lightsaber combat.

Dooku also had knowledge of the Living Force, and used it once to heal himself of a deadly plague.

After his conversion to the dark side, Dooku mastered many of its more infamous powers. He was highly skilled with the ability of Force choke, using it to kill his former Padawan Komari Vosa and to incapacitate Obi-Wan Kenobi during their final duel.

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Another force choke to Quinlan Vos...

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Source : Clone Wars Volume 4

Dooku uses force choke to Anakin Skywalker...

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Source : TCW - Season 4 Episode 4

Dooku lifts heavy boulders...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 14

Dooku had a particular liking for the ability of Force lightning. He used it to incapacitate Anakin Skywalker on Geonosis and attempted to do the same to both Obi-Wan and Yoda, though the latter two were able to block it. Dooku would display his mastery of this power on numerous other occasions.

Count Dooku defeats Sora Bulq via force lightning.

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Source : Clone Wars Volume 8

Dooku uses force blast to the Pykes...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 6 Episode 10

Disarmed Dooku uses force lightning against Savage Opress...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 3 Episode 14

Dooku saved himself from Anakin with the help of his force lightning & TK...

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Source : The Clone Wars - Season 4 Episode 18

Telepathy / Beast Control

Dooku controls a krayt dragon via force powers.

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Source : Clone Wars Volume 9

Conclusion ; Despite the fact TCW Maul's force powers grown powerful, Dooku has experience advantage on force contest. Maybe Maul's TK even stronger than Dooku's TK, but Dooku's Force Lightning powers worthy of note which it saved him against nightsisters assassination, against Savage Opress and Anakin Skywalker's ferocius attacks,

Dooku wins the force contest 6 of 10 due to his Force Lightning.

Dark Side

Darth Maul

"Hatred is a hard thing to kill."

- Jedi Master Salmara refers to Darth Maul's survival technique

Darth Maul was little more than a being of pure hatred and evil, thanks to his harsh, severe training under his former master, great sith lord Darth Sidious.

After his near-death experience on Naboo, Maul struggled to remain alive through his all-consuming hatred for the Jedi who defeated him, and therefore lost his sanity in the process. Survival of Maul, even impressed great sith lord Darth Sidious...

''I believe Maul's rage was so powerful, and his knowledge of the dark side so great, he simply refuse to die...''

- Obi-Wan Kenobi

Source : The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Maul uses the dark side of the force for surviving...

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Source : The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

By the time Savage Opress found him on Lotho Minor, Maul had been trapped in a state of madness for roughly a decade.

''I am most impressed to see you have survived your injuries...''

- Darth Sidious refers to his former apprentice Darth Maul

Source : The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

After being repaired by Mother Talzin in both mind and body,enraged Darth Maul targeted Kenobi for revenge.

'' It has been soo long and my path has been soo dark. Darker than I ever dreamed it could be.''

- Darth Maul

Source : The Clone Wars - Season 4 Episode 22

In addition, after he regained his strength, Darth Maul discarded his loyalty to Sidious, and declared an intention to exact revenge on both him and Count Dooku, the latter of whom he disdainfully referred to as a "Sith pretender."

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''Not like me. My darkness... My hatred... Is unending.''

- Darth Maul to Darth Vader

When Iktotchi telepath try to search Darth Maul's thoughts, Maul killed the telepath via dark thoughts...

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''...So...Dark...''

Source : Star Wars: Darth Maul

Darth Maul's Sith training allows him to detect a weakness at his opponent ;

His Sith training allowed him to spot weaknesses of character or constitution in each of the various beings he passed. He drew on his darkside instincts to guide him to the best means of carrying out his mission.

Source : Darth Maul: Saboteur

This feature of Maul can be very effective in this battle, considering the fact that Dooku has a certain weakness.

Darth Tyranus

Following the death of Qui-Gon at the hands of Darth Maul, Dooku finally left the Order. When the subject of Qui-Gon's death was broached, Dooku admitted to having had thoughts about running down the second Sith Lord to exact revenge. To Palpatine's surprise, however, Dooku revealed that his line of thought had quickly changed, and that he now sought a potential alliance with the Sith, as he believed that they shared his aim to reforge the galaxy.

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Source : Republic 63 - Striking from the Shadows

Conclusion ; I believe Maul embraces the dark side of the force better than Dooku, especially Darth Maul's survival proves this.

Dooku's knowledge on sith holocron is admirable, which was Darth Andeddu's holocron.

However Dooku's jedi past is disadvantage here. While Maul is fulled with pure hatred against Jedi and the ''Sith pretender''...

Final Conclusion ;

Maul certainly has advantages at physical & kinetic attacks in lightsaber combat, his unorthodox lightsaber combat style is combined with martial arts and kinetic strong-style, what is Dooku has weakness to it. That's gives a advantage to Maul, since he is one of the best at a physical fight in the Star War universe, and I believe his force combat feats exceeds both Anakin & Savage's feats. Also, I fail to see that Dooku is using TK attacks on Maul nor Maul is using it against Dooku, their TK feats are matched after Maul's TCW revival, as their speed. Dooku has a small advantage of dueling skill due to his makashi mastery, but since Maul can use his physical advantage on lightsaber combats, I fail to see that Dooku can overpower him via lightsaber combat.

In short, you need a kinetic power to defeat Dooku's ultimate makashi style, defensive or acrobatic styles like Soresu, Ataru, Shii-cho are completely ineffective against Dooku's sword mastery and his experience, that is why while Anakin and Savage could disarm Dooku while Obi-Wan or Ventress (makashi user) failed almost every time. Obi-Wan lacks offensive physical power to defeat Dooku due to his very defensive soresu style, while Anakin has offensive djem-so (what is relies on physical qualities) and after learning juyo Savage Opress could easily disarmed Dooku with powerful kinetic assaults as well. Maul has ; Niman (Jar'Kai) / Juyo / Martial arts mastery (Teras Kasi), niman is useless against Dooku's ultimate makashi.

However Maul's physical power based Juyo saber style can produce enough kinetic power to take down Makashi and it can even penetrate the defense of Soresu, what is something Djem-so style lacks. Djem-so also lacks the mobility advantage, what is Dooku gained advantage from it in their duel against Anakin, in Juyo's case, that's not the issue either, because Juyo is also a very mobile style unlike Djem-so.

''While its attacks eviscerate defenses -even the blocks of a Form III (Soresu) master-''

---The Jedi Path

Juyo (Form VII) employs bold, direct movements, more open and kinetic than Djem So.

Source : Jedi vs. Sith - The Essential Guide to the Force

This is why, just like Savage's style, Maul has the advantage here,

His (Dooku) own elegant Makashi simply did not generate the kinetic power to meet Djem So head-to-head.

Source : Revenge of the Sith Novelization

Also his physical attacks via martial arts ; kicks, punches, etc. can be very effective on Dooku's makashi as well, Maul's unorthodox usage of his martial art skills can be very useful against Dooku, because unpredictability, as we see from Dark Disciple Vos vs. Dooku duel, can be also very effective against him, and Maul is also very unpredictable fighter himself, as a master of Juyo lightsaber style.

Form VII: Juyo/Vaapad: The most aggressive and unpredictable form.

Source: Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

It was time for Juyo, the Way of the Vornskr—the last of the Seven Forms. He seized upon it eagerly, allowing himself to be swept up in the chaotic frontal assault of thrusts, slashes, and jabs.

Source : Maul: Lockdown

However, there is a little possibility that Dooku can use his force lightning as a trump card like he did against Savage Opress or Anakin, but this is a very low possibility since Maul knows the nature of force lightning thanks to Sidious and as a master of several lightsaber forms he can easily deflect it with his lightsaber, if even he can't deflect it with a lightsaber, resisting to it is not a problem for him. Since Maul has very high pain tolerance due to his dark side knowledge, he proved himself to be highly resistant to the force lightning.

As for dark side knowledge, despite the fact Dooku studied the Andeddu's sith holocron, Maul's dark side knowledge is better, and the reason is his superior feats which is Maul's TCW survival (it's even impressed Darth Sidious) and killing a telepath via dark thoughts. And more importantly, Maul's Sith training allows him to detect any weakness on his rival, which can be very important factor in this battle.

Darth Maul wins this battle 6 / 6.5 of 10.

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