Ice DPS Guide
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Ice damagers Harness the power of storms to cause your enemies to ice over and freeze. This power is available for all players for FREE during Character Creation.

Ice DPS guide is updated to GU73. You can check videos from DCUO Youtubers below to learn more about other loadouts and rotations.


This Loadout is focused on Superpowered Playstyle allowing your character to deal heavy damage with Superpowers only. Players must unlock these stat points after unlocking required Weapon Combos (8 Skill Points) and Movement Innates (7 Skill Points)

  • Focus: Superpowered – Use 1 Skill Point
    • Unlock Main Weapon Mastery and Movement Abilities before unlocking this Stat
  • Critical Attack Chance – Use 20 Skill Points
    • Required: 10 Skill Points – Suggested: 15 Skill Points – Recommended: 20 Skill Points
  • Critical Attack Damage – Use 40 Skill Points
    • Required: 10 Skill Points – Suggested: 30 Skill Points – Recommended: 40 Skill Points
  • Might and Power – Use 175 Skill Points
    • Low Skill Points (less than 60): Spend Required skill points in Criticals before unlocking these Stats
    • Mid Skill Points (between 75 and 90): Spend Suggested Skill Points in Criticals before unlocking these Stats
    • Proper Skill Points (more than 100): Spend Recommended Skill Points in Criticals before unlocking these Stats
  • Health – Improve your survival once all Might and Power is unlocked


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  • Short Battle Rotation – 3 or Less NPCs
    • Impaling Ice [3] (needs reload) > Arctic Gust [2] or Snowball [1] 
  • Long Battle Rotation – Multiple NPCs
    • Wintry Tempest [4] (needs reload) > Impaling Ice [3] (needs reload) > Arctic Gust [2] or Snowball [1] 



  • Robot Sidekick [5A] is great for Challenges, Duos or Missions as an additional Damage over Time. Don’t use it if bosses keep destroying it
  • Frost Blast [5B] is viable for Alerts and Raids where a controller keeps you powered up. It is Vulnerable to Interrupt and requires casting time. However, it is the most powerful superpower in the rotation
    • Alerts and Raids Rotation
      • Wintry Tempest [4] (needs reload) > Impaling Ice [3] (needs reload) > Frost Blast [5B] (casting time) > Arctic Gust [2] or Snowball [1] (while Frost Blast [5B] is on cooldown)
  • Reflection [5C] should be used when needing additional protection for Challenges, Duos or Missions
    • Defensive Rotation
      • Reflection [5C] (needs reload) > Impaling Ice [3] (needs reload) > Arctic Gust [2] or Snowball [1] 


  • Blizzard [6A] is recommended to inflict heavy damage to Multiple Enemies
  • Ice Elemental [6B] is recommended for Bosses and Sub-Bosses fights

Rotation Tips

  • Short Battle Rotation and Defensive Rotation allows player to be powered all the time by spending low power in battle
  • Long Battle Rotation has mid-power consumption making it viable for all situations (Challenges, Duos, Missions, Alerts, and Raids)
  • Alerts and Raids Rotation has high-power consumption making it only viable when a controller is in the group.
  • These Rotations focus on dealing heavy damage with Frostbite effects. It is vital to have your enemies Frostbitten all the time (Wintry Tempest [4]Impaling Ice [3] ) in order to deal great damage with Arctic Gust [2]Snowball [1], or Frost Blast [5B]
  • Be careful with Frost Blast [5B] and Arctic Gust [2] (they are Vulnerable to Interrupt). Don’t use them if NPCs interrupt you all the time
  • Keep Impaling Ice [3] effect active all the time to restore Supercharge faster

Tactical MODS

    • Blast Adapter: Weapons attacks blast your target and five other nearby enemies for additional damage
    • Absorption Adapter: Weapon attacks have a chance to activate a shield, reducing damage by 75% until damage equal to 30% of your Health is prevented
  • NECK
    • Escalating Might: Increases your Might by 2% for 8 seconds when you hit an enemy with a harmful super power. Does not work with Supercharge powers
  • BACK
    • Breakout Regeneration: Gain Health regeneration for 4 seconds after using the Breakout ability
    • Berserker: Your damage output increases by an additional 10% when you Health drops below 35%
  • FEET
    • Deadly Block: Your Block Counter causes additional damage equal to 5% of your Precision
    • Explosive Block: Your Block Counter knocks enemies much further away and increases their helpless duration by up to 1 second
    • Core Strength: Gain an additional 2% damage
    • Max Damage: Using super powers increases damage by 2% for a short time (recommended)
    • Empowered Channeling: Channeled super powers are no longer Vulnerable to Interrupt, prevent standard control effects and increase Defense and Toughness by 5% while active.
      • This mod affects: Arctic Gust [2] and Frost Blast [5B] 

Equipmend MODS

    • Might
    • Might & Power
    • Might & Health (improve survival)


Ice Superpowered | Jona Black
Ice SuperPowered and Hybrid | CoDextraPerformance

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270 comments on “Ice DPS Guide
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  1. “Arctic Gust [4]” deals more damage than “Avalanche [5]”. However, “Arctic Gust [4]” is recommended only for melee or middle range situations while “Avalanche [5]”is great for long range situations

    The numbers are wrong here. 4 5.

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Max for pointing this out. We just update the guide with the right numbers 🙂

  2. Ice DPS is Might based right? Which means I’ll be using power a majority of the time. So why is Precision listed as second on the priority list? My cr is 159 with 128 skill points, and Duel Wield/Bow is my favorite combo weapon.

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Gerald, Ice DPS is full might based. Precision is listed because when you have already unlocked all might statistics, precision is the best way to go for enhancing weapon attacks. However, if you like to get more power instead of precision that is a good idea also

  3. GlitterFart
    | Reply

    hey mates,

    are there an current PVP DPS loadout??

    that would be cool 😉

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello GlitterFart, thanks for your comment. It is hard to show PVP loadouts because PVP matches is more about how you use your weapon attacks, blocking, and interrupting than using superpowers.

      We are waiting for upcoming Statistics Revamp which will change the game as we know by letting players access all powers at level 30 (no more power points). We may create an app where players can create their own builds and share them with the community

  4. Cryo Corvus
    | Reply

    Hey. I was wondering how the loadout would be affected if i replaced avalanche/reflection with bitter winds

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      It is a great replacement because it provides you a low power consumption shield. However, i would use Bitter Winds instead of Ice Elemental because having avalanche on your loadout can be helpful for very long range situations

    • Cryo Corvus

      But will i still do as much damage if i replaced bitter winds with ice elemental ?

    • you need to use ice elemental if you want damage. Ice Elemental is one of the best supercharges in the game.

      You can have both supercharges if you don’t have a 4th power.

  5. Thanks for the guide! I recently started playing and this guide has gave me a great experience with ice. I am now almost at 170 cr and grinding more skill points. But i noticed the tier 8 vendor will only get me to 173 cr so my question is, what gear do i need to aim at for current end game? Craftable, elite drops, or what?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello N Dub, thanks for your comment. We are glad our guides help you 🙂 T8 Vendor is selling the highest Tier in-game at the moment. However, you can get the highest CR equipment from Darkseid’s War Factory (Elite), A Rip in Time (Elite), and Kandor Central Tower.

      Craftable Equipment has a little more CR than T8 Vendor Equipment but Elite Equipment is much better than Craftable

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