Light Controller Guide
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Light players assault their enemies with hard light constructs and support their allies to keep them in the fight. Heroes wield the green power of Will, while villains use the yellow power of Fear. This power is available by buying it from Marketplace with 600 Station Cash

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


As a Controller, players can focus on Superpowered or Hybrid Playstyle. They must unlock these stat points after unlocking required Weapon Combos, Weapon Mastery Combos and Movement Innates (7 Skill Points)

  • Focus: Superpowered (Recommended) or Focus: Hybrid – Use 1 Skill Point
    • Unlock Weapon Mastery Combos and Movement Abilities before unlocking this Stat
  • Critical Power Chance – Use 20 Skill Points
  • Critical Power Magnitude – Use 10 Skill Points
  • Might & Power – 50% of your Skill Points
    • Required for improving Power Pool to sustain in long battles
  • Vitalization – 50% of your Skill Points
    • Required for improving Power Healing effects
  • Dominance
    • Spend 5 Skill Points before going Full Might & Power and Vitalization to gain Dominance percentage increase

LIGHT controller LOADOUT

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  • Controllers’ Power over Time is triggered by any superpower.
  • Recharge [4] Group Power Heal prioritize allies with the lowest percent power
  • Recharge [4] Group Weapon Buff prioritize allies with the highest percent power.
  • Controllers have the main task of debuffing Bosses and NPCs which is why this loadout has all Controller Debuffs
    • Light Blast [3]: it is important to keep your enemies Defense Debuff with this superpower. This will let your allies damage them harder. It also stuns enemies
    • Entrap [2]: some Instance Mechanics allow Bosses to be healed during battle which is when this superpower works as a Healer Debuff.
    • Light Weight Strike [1]:  this Damage Debuff will protect your Tank by decreasing the damage output of your target. This is recommended to be used on Bosses all the timeThis superpower is also your Supercharge Generator
  • As a Controller, you have to be always available to raise fallen group members. For this task, Light Barrier [5] grants you a protector Shield
  • For Controllers, Hand Blasters and Dual Pistols are the most recommended weapons. However, players can still use the weapon best suits them

Construct Combos

Players can use Construct Combos while Controlling to deal some damage to enemies. However, it is important to fulfill the Controller Tasks first like: Debuffing, picking up fallen group members, restoring power when needed, and more

Construct Combos for Light Blast [3]

  • Hold Range: Minigun
    • Tap Range: Ram
      • Hold Melee: Snap Trap
        • Hold Range: Light Blast [3]

Construct Combos for Entrap [2]

  • Hold Range: Impact
    • Hold Range: Light Blast [3]

Tactical MODS

    • Replenishing Adapter: Weapon attacks restore additional power. This effect may only occur once every 20 seconds
  • NECK
    • Escalating Replenishing Procs: Increases your Critical Power Chance by 5% for 6 seconds when you use Recharge [4] Group Power Heal
  • BACK
    • Breakout Regeneration: Gain Health regeneration for 4 seconds after using the Breakout ability
    • Violent Breakout: Using your Breakout ability causes enemies to be violently knocked down and away from you. The same enemy may only be affected once every 30 seconds
  • FEET
    • Explosive Block: Your Block Counter knocks enemies much further away and increases their helpless duration by up to 1 second
    • Reserve Tank: Increases your maximum Power pool by 5%
    • Max Damage: Using super powers increases damage by 2% for a short time
    • Regenerative Shielding: Heal yourself when using a Shield super power

Equipmend MODS

    • Might & Power
    • Vitalization & Power
    • Dominance & Power

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123 comments on “Light Controller Guide
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  1. BickuriboxGr

    Hello. I want to ask u why u recommend hand blasters or dual pistols as a troll weapon? As far as i remember brawling was the weapon to go with martial arts mastery. I havent played the game for a long time

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello BickuriboxGr, with stats revamp there is a Hybrid Focus that let your weapon attacks restore a portion of your power. The power restore is always a percentage of your power pool so according to your weapon combos you will be able to recover power fast so you can keep your group members powered all the time

  2. Ronnie Gunter

    I love your page. It has helped me out over the years. I need help now. Can u do update on hard light controller. Since the stats revamp. Everything is different. Combos now use

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Ronnie, we are currently updating all our guides to GU73. We update guides according to their popularity 🙂 Stay tuned for the announcement of Light Guides Revamp 🙂

  3. Timothy

    What weapon, if necessary, would you suggest for light troll?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Timothy, for controllers using hand blaster pulse beam is great to increase hit counter and restore power fast

  4. Hi, just wanted to say as someone who came from a MMO background into DCUO and still struggled to understand or grasp some concepts, your website has done amazingly at explaining them.

    I would like to ask if you’re expanding your guides in the future and secondly, what would you suggest for the remaining gear slots for light trolling (Head, shoulder and legs)

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