If you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise then you must have watched Lightsabers of different colors in film and tv series. Although having a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi. The Lightsaber is a crucial part of a Padawan’s journey towards becoming a master. Across the galaxy, the Jedi, Sith, and other force-wielding groups use lightsabers of s range of colors. But what do these colors mean? Most of the lightsaber’s color reveals something about its wielder and its personality.
Through this article, I’m going to break down every single known lightsaber color in Canon and exactly what they tell you about the user.
1. Blue Lightsabers
These are the most commonly seen among the members of the Jedi order during the time of the Clone Wars. These are only used by Jedi Guardians, who prefer to focus on lightsaber combat and honing their aggressive negotiation skills. Guardians spent most of their time honing their martial arts skills and on peacekeeping missions in violent locations. Some prominent examples of Jedi Guardians are Anakin SkywalkernCount Dooku.
2. Green Lightsabers
Green lightsabers were usually wielded by Jedi Consulars. If a Jedi who was about to harvest his cyber crystal was more in tune with the cosmic force, he would be granted a green lightsaber crystal turn green. Consular preferred to use nonviolent methods of solving problems, rather than pulling their lightsaber out. Some notable examples of Jedi Consulars are Qui-Gon JinnMAster Yoda and Even Yoda’s.
3. Yellow Lightsabers
Yellow lightsabers were used by Jedi Sentinels which are a mix of the previous two and were some of the most powerful force users with the Jedi Order. Some big examples of yellow lightsabers users are the Grand Inquisitor before he fell to the Dark Side, Rey.
4. Purple Lightsabers
Purple lightsabers were exceedingly rare by the time of the Clone Wars because of the very unique personality and force attunement needed to harvest them. Purple kyber crystals could be harvested by those who were firmly in the light side of the force but were not afraid to use the Dark Side of the force if it was ultimately for good.
5. Red Lightsabers
Red lightsabers are probably the most interesting color available for the force user. Instead of being a natural color that can be imbued into a cyber crystal when it is harvested, it can only be produced through a very unnatural method. The user would have to make the cyber crystal bleed out through the force, channeling their extreme anger and rage into it, eventually turning it red.
6. White Lightsabers
These lightsabers are just interesting as Red Ones. In the face the two are connected to turn a cyber crystal white, a force user must purify it via the light side of the force to stop it from bleeding. We know for sure that a force user can purify a red kyber crystal to white, but we are not sure yet canon if the other colors can be purified also.
7. Cloudy/ Skyblue Lightsabers
Surprisingly this variation is different from regular blue lightsabers. A cloudly blue lightsaber was seen in the form of a saber cane, used by Jedi Elder. The cloudly blue color was only possible if the user harvested his crystal with a completely clear mind and remained focused on the living force entirely.
8. Yellow-Green Lightsabers
It is an extremely rare lightsaber color that was used by Padawan Ahsoka Tang during the clone wars. When Ahsoka harvested the cyber crystal for her shoto-saber, the smaller one, she was shocked to find that it was pure green like first. It instead was yellow-green a mixture of both which told her that she was moving closer to a balance between being a guardian and a consular.
9. Black Lightsabers
The dark saber was created by the first-ever Mandalorian to become a Jedi, Tarre Vizsla, and after his death, it was stored in the Jedi Temple vault for safekeeping. Lightsabers that emit black blades are used by the mysterious Sith Wraiths.
10. Orange Lightsabers
The orange lightsabers are a bit a mysterious. In Canon, there is only one known user of Orange Lightsaber, Cal Kostis. But the problem is, this comes from a pre-order bonus for Jedi: Fallen Order, rather than anything game.
11. Indigo Lightsabers
Indigo is another one of the lightsaber color choices from the Jedi fallen order, but it’s not Cal Kestis’s canonical color. In Canon, there are currently no known wielders of an Indigo Blade.
12. Magenta Lightsabers
Just like indigo, this one is from fallen order and there are no currently known users of this color in canon, but it certainly does exist in the Canon Universe.
13. Cyan Lightsabers
Again, Cyan is another lightsaber color from fallen Order, and it’s pretty close to blue, but not quite. There are no wielders of this color in Canon and nothing more is known about it.
So that is all of the currently known lightsaber colors in Star Wars canon.