Light Jak is Jak's light alter-ego seen in Jak 3 and briefly during the end of The Precursor Legacy. He is only playable in Jak 3, and was given this state to balance his dark form as a gift from the Precursors. Jak could continually obtain different light powers by gift of an oracle (typically seen at Monk Temple) and once by a Precursor projection. This form gives him defensive and regenerative powers, inverse to his destructive and combative dark eco powers.
The Precursor LegacyEdit
During the final battle cutscene in The Precursor Legacy, Jak harnessed a cloud of light eco which appeared after four towers emitted colored eco beams, which when combined created light eco in the center. This gave him the ability to destroy Gol and Maia's Precursor robot with a single light eco projectile. This is the only known instance where light eco was used offensively, as when seen in Jak 3 it was used purely defensively.
During Jak 3, Jak and Daxter explored Monk Temple where they found a massive Precursor oracle. The Precursor revealed that the Dark Makers had found Jak's planet again, and therefore gave him the "gift of pure light," as they depended on Jak to save the planet when the "past and future collide as fate hangs in the balance." After returning to the oracle two more times, and being met by a projection, Jak received four separate light powers to balance his dark powers which provided him with tactical and defensive advantages rather than sheer offensive force. Among these included the ability to heal himself, slow down time, glide, and generate an orbital shield.
While channeling Light Jak, Jak has an erect and composed posture, with a glowing blue complexion which consumes his skin, clothing, armor, and hair.[note 1] He attains a blue aura around him, and his eyes glow completely white. This is a stark contrast to Dark Jak's aggressive and feral form.
|Flash Freeze||Slows down time around Jak while he continues to move at normal speed. Ideal for beating time challenges as it also affects the timer.||+|
|Light Flight||Allows Jak to flap his wings in succession essentially allowing him to glide. Each consecutive flap of the wings gives Jak less and less altitude so it is not full-fledge flight.||+ , then repeatedly|
|Light Regeneration||Regenerates hit points. It either heals Jak completely or until the eco meter diminishes.||+|
|Light Shield||Creates a shield around Jak's body. This shield protects Jak from attacks and also deals minor damage to enemies who physically attack him until the eco meter diminishes. The shield can also allow Jak to phase through electrical gates.||+ , then hold to continue using the shield|
- Jak can use his Morph Gun weapons while channeling Light Jak unlike Dark Jak.
- If you use the Morph Gun as Light Jak, the light eco meter will deplete faster. This correlates with the rate of fire while using a respective weapon mod; for instance, using the blue mod will empty the meter faster than others.
- When Daxter is standing on Jak's shoulder while Light Jak is active, he can be seen standing placidly, either with his hands together in a clapped position (similar to praying) or folded in a similar manner to Light Jak.
- Light Jak appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as a playable form for Jak's Level 3 Super.