Lava Walk

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Using lava walk to skip the fight with Klaww

Lava walk is a movement technique that allows Jak to walk in pools of lava without dying. It can only be performed in Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.

A lava walk can be performed by grabbing a ledge in such a way that Jak is half in the lava, followed by letting go of the ledge. On PS2, PS3, and PS4, the lava walk will stop working and Jak will instantly die if any action other than simple walking or running is performed while in the lava. It is possible, however, to jump out of the lava without dying. Performing a lava walk while on 1 health point will cause the ghost glitch to activate.

Discovery

Historically lava walks in Volcanic Crater were discovered by various casual players and uploaded to YouTube. In the case of Mountain Pass, speedrunners theorised a lava walk to be a possible way to skip Klaww, though it took a long time for a method to be found. Eventually, speedrunner Piggleberry found a suitable ledge grab, which was soon after used by blahpy to successfully lava walk. Not long after, Ouiji_Shi used the lava walk to successfully skip Klaww.



Movement Techniques in the Jak and Daxter series
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Boosted UppercutEco BoostExtended UppercutFast SwimGround Cancel JumpIce MomentumInfinite BounceJump Pad One FrameJump Pad Hitbox ExtensionLava WalkProxy JumpQuad JumpRocket UppercutWater HopsWater RolljumpWet FeetZoom Walk
Jak II: Renegade AbahbounceBoosted UppercutExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Proxy JumpRocket UppercutVehicle ClipVehicle FlingVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater Rolljump
Jak 3 AbahbounceBoosted UppercutConcussor Spin JumpExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimGlitch High JumpInfinite Flight GlitchJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Peace Maker LaunchProxy JumpRocket UppercutSpeed ZoomerVehicle ClipVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater RolljumpWave Concussor Infinite Jumps
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