PVP Explained
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Player versus Player content allows players to compete with other players by using their super-powers, weapon attacks, and battle skills. DCUO provides two PVP gameplay to compete which are Arenas and Legends. Both gameplays let players queue in 1vs1, 2vs2, 4vs4, 5vs5, and 8vs8 PVP instances,

By doing PVP instance, players grant Marks of Valor which can be spent in PVP sets, PVP styles, or Prefab MODS. Furthermore, there are tons of PVP feats which will give multiple skill points to empower characters.

Participating in Legend or Arena instances will grant players:

  • 200 Marks of Valor and 2 Marks of Legend (winning)
  • 100 Marks of Valor and 1 Mark of Legend (losing)

Only in Lair Battles , players will obtain 70 Marks of Valor and 2 Marks of Legend for winning and 35 Marks of Valor and 1 Marks of Legend for losing.

In both PVP Gameplays, using their weapon attacks, learning when to block and interrupt, and clipping superpowers will let you be a master in PVP.

Legends PVP


This PVP gameplay allows players to fight with the appearance and superpowers of Iconic Heroes and Villains regardless of whether they are Heroes or Villains. Legend iconics can be purchase with Marks of Legend or Station Cash in the Marketplace.

In Legends, your characters’ level, stats and/or combat rating do not have an effect on Legends. All Legends characters in the game are balanced against each other and have similar stats and abilities. So for new and under-geared players, Legends are the best option to start getting Marks of Valor and Mark of Legends

Legendary Members have access to all Legend Characters and the best part is that these members can buy Marketplace Legend Characters with Marks of Legends also

Arenas PVP


This PVP gameplay allows players to fight with the player’s own character. Arena instances require more knowledge about battling with other players and sometimes changing the loadout will be required in battle.

At PVP Arenas, all statistics will be balanced so no matter what Tier you have equipped, yours and your enemies statistics will be the same. However, having tons of skill points will improve your statistics a little bit.

PVP Tiers and Legend Vendors


T1 PVP Vendors

Each Headquarter has the same number of PVP Tiers and Legends Vendors. For heroes, Robin, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl are the T1 Vendors, while Two Face, Ursa, and Felix Faust are T1 Vendors for Villains. Robots near T1 Vendors sell T1 weapons.

T1 Vendors sell equipment CR 96 and CR 97. Players can directly buy Tier CR 97, once they buy all CR 97 set, CR 98 set will be displayed in the T2 Vendor.




Headquarters Wings


Logistics Officer


Headquarters Wings

T2, T3, T4 PVP Vendors

To access T2, T3, T4 sets, players must buy all previous PVP Cr equipment. For example, for CR 98 be displayed, player must be PVP CR 97 and so on. These vendors, which are just robots, sell equipment PVP CR 98 to PVP CR 100.

Near these vendors are also T2. T3. T4 PVP Weapon vendors and PVP Style Vendors.

Below is a table with the estimated cost of PVP Tiers Set. For players with Free Access will be imposible for them to buy these sets because of their cash limitation.




Halls of Heroes




Meta Wing
(Hall of Doom)


Elemental Android


Halls of Heroes


Adaptive Android


Meta Wing
(Hall of Doom)


Gotham Knight


Halls of Heroes


Vengeful Surgeon


Meta Wing
(Hall of Doom)


Expert Marksman

Heroes & Villains

Hall of Heroes (Watchtower)
Meta Wing (Hall of Doom)

PVP Tier Pieces Cost

PVP CR 96, 97, 98, 99 Cost
Chest $2000 – 2000 Marks of Valor Legs $2000 – 2000 Marks of Valor
Head $2000 – 1500 Marks of Valor Shoulders $2000 – 1500 Marks of Valor
Hand $2000 – 1000 Marks of Valor Waist $1972 – 1000 Marks of Valor
Feet $2000 – 1000 Marks of Valor Back $1972 – 1000 Marks of Valor
Face $563 – 500 Marks of Valor Neck $1409 – 500 Marks of Valor
Trinkets $1409 – 500 Marks of Valor Ring $563 – 500 Marks of Valor
Weapons $2000 – 1500 Marks of Valor
PVP CR 100, 101 Cost
Chest $2000 – 5000 Marks of Valor Legs $2000 – 5000 Marks of Valor
Head $2000 – 5000 Marks of Valor Shoulders $2000 – 4000 Marks of Valor
Hand $2000 – 3000 Marks of Valor Waist $2000 – 3000 Marks of Valor
fEET $2000 – 3000 Marks of Valor Back $2000 – 3500 Marks of Valor
Face $710 – 1000 Marks of Valor Neck $1774 – 2000 Marks of Valor
Trinkets $1774 – 2000 Marks of Valor Ring $710 – 1500 Marks of Valor
Weapons $2000 – 5000 Marks of Valor

What are Prefab MODS?


Prefab MODs are similar to Equipment MODs. For now, at PVP CR 100, vendors are selling Prefab MODs VI Expert which offers the same statistics as Equipment MODs VI Experts.

Every PVP Tier Vendor sell Prefab MODs VI once players reach at least 96 PVP Combat Rating. According to Player’s PVP Combat Rating, Prefab MODs will be unlocked while PVP CR raises.

UNLOCKED WITH PVP CR 96 – 1 Stats MODS VI ( 500 Marks of Valor )
Red Socket Blue Socket Yellow Socket
  • Precision VI
  • Might VI
  • Dominance VI
  • Health VI
  • Vitalization VI
  • Power VI
  • Restoration VI
UNLOCKED WITH PVP CR 97 – 1 Stats MODS VI Expert ( 2000 Marks of Valor )
Red Socket Blue Socket Yellow Socket
  • Precision VI Expert
  • Might VI Expert
  • Dominance VI Expert.
  • Health VI Expert
  • Vitalization VI Expert
  • Power VI Expert
  • Restoration VI Expert
UNLOCKED WITH PVP CR 100 – 2 Stats Color MODS VI ( 1000 Marks of Valor )
Red Socket Blue Socket Yellow Socket
  • Precision & Might VI
  • Dominance & Health VI
  • Vitalization & Power VI
  • Restoration & Power VI
Purple Socket Green Socket Orange Socket
  • Dominance & Might VI
  • Dominance & Precision VI
  • Might & Health VI
  • Precision & Health VI
  • Dominance & Power VI
  • Health & Power VI
  • Restoration & Health VI
  • Vitalization & Dominance VI
  • Vitalization & Health VI
  • Vitalization & Precision VI
  • Vitalization & Might VI
  • Might & Power VI
  • Precision & Power VI
  • Restoration & Might VI
  • Restoration & Precision VI
UNLOCKED WITH PVP CR 100 – 2 Stats Color MODS VI Expert ( 5000 Marks of Valor )
Red Socket Blue Socket Yellow Socket
  • Precision & Might VI Exp.
  • Dominance & Health VI Exp.
  • Vitalization & Power VI Exp.
  • Restoration & Power VI Exp.
Purple Socket Green Socket Orange Socket
  • Dominance & Might VI Exp.
  • Dominance & Precision VI Exp.
  • Might & Health VI Exp.
  • Precision & Health VI Exp.
  • Dominance & Power VI Exp.
  • Health & Power VI Exp.
  • Restoration & Health VI Exp.
  • Vitalization & Dominance VI Exp.
  • Vitalization & Health VI Exp.
  • Vitalization & Precision VI Exp.
  • Vitalization & Might VI Exp.
  • Might & Power VI Exp.
  • Precision & Power VI Exp.
  • Restoration & Might VI Exp.
  • Restoration & Precision VI Exp.

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105 comments on “PVP Explained
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  1. will stone

    Hi I was curious do u know of any good celestial dps pvp loadouts ive tried alot od my own and youtubes but none r good that iv tried

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Will Stone, winning pvp matches is more about blocking, interrupting, and using your weapon attacks. Your superpowers become useful only to increase your damage output by the percentage mentioned in its tooltip.

      However, this may change in the future with new changes coming soon to the game

  2. metal1316

    hi, i was wondering does player with full t4 pvp gear as a adventage over a someone without pvp gear in the arena?? tanks alot

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Metal, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, no matter what PVP gear you use, all stats are balanced. Getting PVP gear is only viable if you want to feat hunt or get PVP styles

  3. Mrs Honest

    can prefab mods be used in pve gear? and vice versa, can synthetic mods be used in pvp gear?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Mrs Hones, yes, prefab mods can be used in PVE Gear and PVP Gear, same for Synthetic MODS

  4. Tundra_x

    isnt there a 0.5 tier vendor u can buy with cash or something if not , do i basically do pvp get valor and buy tier 1 pieces 1 by 1 ?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Tundra, thanks for your question. You can enter PVP instances with your PVE gear because at pvp instances all statistics are balanced no matter what tier you use. There are no vendors that sell PVP gear with cash, you need to buy pvp gear with Marks of Valor one by one

    • Parsifal Godtree

      There’s level 18 & 28 pvp gear for cash sale in the Midtown MPD Station for heroes but its only the helmet, neck, shoulders, rings, & weapon which grants around 250 to 500 “toughness” against other players, whereas pve gear provides zero protection against other players, only “defense” against nonplayers & such. However, if you have 55 skillpoints to spare, you can avail the 5 weapon trees which each grants (+40 x 3 skillpoints) defense & toughness after the 1st four skillpoints down the middle in each respective weapon tree – Bow, Dual Pistols, Dual Wield, Martail Arts, & Staff – plus the innate iconic power point, Nanoweave Armor, which grants +200 defense & toughness for a total of +800 defense & toughness. Of course, your pve weapon itself doesn’t grant any defense or toughness to begin with, but it still inflicts damage regardless, so it’s probably shrewd to avoid buying the pvp weapon until the ultimate 100 pvp cr weapon of your choice as your last piece of pvp gear for your toon

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Parsifal for letting us know this tip. We didn’t realize there were another PVP Tier Vendor 🙂

  5. Rageman704

    In dueling… does PVP gear beat out PVE gear or not?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Rageman, in duelling using PVE gear will inflict more damage than PVP Gear. However, PVP Gear provide toughness protecting against characters attack while PVE provide defense protecting against adds.

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