Light Controller Guide

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 updated to GU59

Stat Priority

  • Vitalization: Increases power-restoration effects
  • Power: Required to use super-powers in your loadout
  • Dominance: Makes your control effects, like damage and defense reduction, work on enemies.
  • Critical Power Chance: Increases chance to perform a critical with a power-restoration ability
  • Critical Power Magnitude: Increases the amount of power restored with a critical power-restoration

Power Points Build

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Light Controller Loadout

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  1. ImpactRestores Power to group members over time and stuns enemies.
  2. RechargeRestores power to your allies; Increases your Might and Precision for a short time
  3. Grasping HandReduces the target’s damage output and removes Damage role buffs.
    1. EntrapReduces the target’s ability to heal and removes power over time effects. Encases enemies around a nearby target, placing them in light construct spheres (Vulnerable to Interrupt)
  4. Light BlastReduces enemy defenses (Vulnerable to Interrupt)
  5. Light Barrier: Surrounds yourself in a light shield that frees you from control effects and prevents incoming damage. Some incoming damage will be directed back at your attackers. (Usable While Controlled)
  6. Group Shielding (50% Supercharge Cost): Shields you and group mates, preventing damage and restoring Power over time

Light Controller Tips

  • When more than one controller is in the group, only controller with the highest vitalization must activate the Restore Power buff to avoid its override, if you are that troller then you should use “Impact [1]”.
  • Keeping your group powered is your main task so for Light Controllers using “Recharge [2]” is crucial to be used.
  • Remember putting defense and damage debuffs to adds and bosses in PVE.
  • “Light Barrier [5]” can be very helpful in raids when you need to pick up your knockdown groupmates.
  • Light construct combos do not have role specific buffs or debuffs
  • With GU57, role restrictions were removed from Light Construct Combo Advanced Mechanics allowing these to cause full damage in Control role.
  • This build allows Light players to access UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS by doing these sequences:
    • Unlimited Range Construct Combos
      • “Impact [1]” – (Hold Range) Light Blast – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan – (Hold Range) Impact 
      • “Light Blast [4]” – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast
      • “Grasping Hand [3]” – (Tap Range) Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Melee) Grasping Hand
      • “Entrap [3A] – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan – (Hold Range) Impact

Tactical MODS (Lair System Required)

  • Weapon: Replenishing Adapter
  • Neck: Escalating Replenish
  • Back: Weakening Field
  • Feet: Deadly Block
  • Chest: Reserve Tank
  • Hands: Max Damage

Equipmend MODS

  • Red Socket
    • Vitalization & Precision
  • Yellow Socket
    • Vitalization
  • Blue Socket
    • Vitalization & Dominance (improve control effects)
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118 thoughts on “Light Controller Guide

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

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

  1. Nick

    Love your site! Just wondering what would be better to put for my pool generator mods, health for survivability or power? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Nick for Generator MODS, you should use Power over Health if you are playing as a controller only. However, if you play both roles DPS and Controller you can have 2 health and 2 power mods

  2. Kronost

    Hey I tired these loadouts their good but it doesn’t make me feel like a Green Lantern
    Like most of the mi didn’t get the close ranges fighting
    any other loadouts you may think would solve this and still work for trolls

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Kronost, we provide guides that helps player fulfill its role task which is why it is hard for us to make other loadouts. If you want to create your own controller loadout that makes you feel Green lantern you should only focus on having Debuffs Superpower, Power over Time buff, and Recharge (Instant Power)

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Static, in my opinion this is the order i would choose a power for control:
      1. Quantum
      2. Mental
      3. Light
      4. Gadgets
      5. Munitions

  3. August

    Hey, so my loadout is essentially the same as this except for the 3rd one, I have triage instead (I think) to heal myself. Does that make a significant difference in my ability to be controller? Also, why vitalization and precision and not vitalization and power? Also how much time should I devote to fighting rather than consistently supplying power? I find myself running out sometimes halfway through the battle. I think it has a lot to do with ppl who use too much for me to supply…

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello August, thanks for your question. As a controller, you should have all your debuffs abilities in loadout. However, for challenges, missions, duos, or any other instance that doesnt require all controller debuffs you can use triage with no problem.

      We recommend Precision for Red Sockets only because it is recommended to unlock equipment MOD Bonus. If you use Vitalization and Power it will only give you bonus if you put it in Yellow Sockets.

      Hope this answer all your questions 🙂 We will be happy to help anytime you need 🙂

    2. August

      Thanks! Yeah I think you’re right. If I’m in a situation where I need to heal myself a lot, I should probably not be control. And I can’t remember the last time I even needed to use that… I mainly would use if for like if I’m about to die and maybe heals isn’t enough. I never use soders though so maybe I should!

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Yes August, Soders are lifesavers for most of the extreme situations 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Abdul, when you use your character as a controller you dont need to follow any rotation instead you must ensure the following:
      * Keep your Power Over Time buff active all the time. This is activated with Impact
      * Using Recharge to restore power instantly when your team is low powered
      * Use your damage and defense debuff so your enemies received more damage from your allies and the target inflicts less damage to Tank.

      While your buffs and debuffs are active you can use UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS. However, you have to get used to buff and debuff duration so you reactivate it when needed

  4. Bryan

    Nice guide. I was wondering if the control effects still work if it’s in a construct combo. For example, if you want to get POT and reduce defenses, could you do IMPACT[1] – Hold Range (LIGHT BLAST), or do you have to do IMPACT [1] and then LIGHT BLAST [4].

    If you have to press the individual numbers, how long do you do the UNLIMITED RANGED CONSTRUCT COMBO before you give another POT or debuff.

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Bryan, control effects doesn’t work when you cast it in a construct combo 🙁 You need to check green POT Icon (like a lightning) near your health bar and your debuffs red icons near your enemies health bar

  5. vertheros

    Greetings, is hardlight able to do solos or duos with ease as a controller?I see that some powers are very good at dealing damage(decent damage) even in their support role.For example atomic power can deal some decent damage when doing solos or duos as a tank(with a tank loadout).I use mental power at the moment but I don’t like it as a controller when doing solos or duos, it takes way too long.So can hardlight deal decent damage in duos and solo?I’m asking this because I’m about to change my power from mental to another controller power.I know I can buy armory to easily solve the problem but I won’t, I’d really like to try hardlight, thank you.

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Vertheros thanks for your question. I believe you can do good with Light controller in SOLOS OR DUOS because you still have UNLIMITED LIGHT CONSTRUCT COMBOS Mechanic to deal heavy damage to your enemies which will save you a lot of power once you master it

  6. evilbutthead

    Wondering why I should socket my red with Vitalization/Precision when Vit/Power would be more beneficial.As you said controller is there to recharge power not dps

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Evilbutheadd, thanks for your comment. You can use Vit/Power however you wont have benefit from red socket bonus stats. It is true that Controllers are not supposed to DPS but unlocking bonus stats can be very important than modding with only your main statistics

  7. Malcolm_x21

    i see that my question was already answered but counldn’t you take out the ram ,chompers ,and fan and get the chainsaw which has more combos with the loadout

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You can do that. However, it is no recommended to use chainsaw in your controller loadout. Plus, this build let you access UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS but it doesnt mean you will be able to use them all the time

  8. Malcolm_x21

    Why do we need the moves on the assault tree if none of them are the loadout wouln’t it just be better to get more iconic powers?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Malcolm, this build is oriented to provide all controller debuffs plus letting you use UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT combos. You can spend power points in the iconic tree if you like

  9. Diego

    Amazing site, wonderful job. I have a controller question: what about the “pets power”. My way to think is, that, if a controller has a friendly comunication with healer, the relation between power and heal results in a better performance. So, a controller can restore the pet’s power?. Is there a way to this happen or only the Healers himself can do it?.

    Im a Light Controller (Flight movement)

    Sorry for the bad english, Im brazillian, hehe, i can speak english but not very well, hehe…

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Diego, thanks for your comment. Recharge is the only one that restore instant power to your group’s three most fatigued members. So it is nice that you want to help healers to give power to their pets. However, it is not possible as a controller to do that because your POT and Recharge will focus on your allies instead of pets

      Thanks again for your comment and no problem you just wrote english perfectly that we can easily understood you hehe 🙂

  10. josh lee

    i was wondering what stats improve hard lights shields. I know resto affects some shields and dom affects others. I have most other stats maxed and want to strengthen my shield and group shielding

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Josh, as a controller dominance increase the strength of your shields. However, you dont need to worry that much about it because your primary task is to Power over time to your allies

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Restoration is only recommended if you are a healer or fire tank. You are doing right with your statistics dont worry about restoration 🙂

  11. Confused Person

    Hey i have a question when i use light blast it only applies the debuff to one target but the lazer hits all mobs. o and 1 more question if you combo a power into lightblast it dosn’t apply the debuff but dose it still stun?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of course confused. However, it is recommended that controllers have shields to help revive group members

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Confused. Light Blast Debuff will only be applied to your main target and if you use lightblast as a CONSTRUCT COMBO it wont apply the debuff 🙁

  12. Kev

    Ok Im kinda new with the equipments do I just purchase precision because I don’t know how to purchase both and put them in the same slot

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Kevin, you must buy equipment according to your active role. Each tier vendor offers 2 sets: DPS and TANK/HEALER/CONTROLLER (according to your power) so if you are raising your combat rating it is recommended to get DPS ROLE.

  13. Ryan

    I had a quick question about the equipment mods you have listed on this build. Why is Vitalization suggested as the mod to equip? wouldn’t it be more important to load them up with Dominance since we are controllers? I don’t quite understand it clearly maybe I am missing something. Love the site and all the help it’s provided me over the time I’ve been playing

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Ryan, Dominance enhance your control effects but your main task as a controller is to provide power to your group and the only stats that helps you is Vitalization. Hope this clears your doubts, if you have any other we will be happy to help

  14. Malik Dillon

    for the War of the light part II solo i switched Baseball bat for triage so i can heal myself in controller mode

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  15. talonknight12@gmail.com

    I followed your guide here and have the powers selected here. Now the problem is at a CR 103 and with a 282 dps weapon, I can barely do any damage at all. In fact the healer does more damage than me most of the time just standing there. What is it that I am missing or doing wrong? Thanks

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello TalonKnight, controllers are meant only to restore power for their group members. In raids or Alerts, the only thing that matters is that you keep your allies powered all the time and enemies debuffed. DCUO Powers are meant to be good at just one role at the time. That is why you dont see healers, tanks, or controllers being at top of the DPS Scoreboard.

      My suggestion for you is not to worry about your damage done because you only must focus on your vitalization and keep your allies powered. However, if you want to help a little with damage and reduce your superpower cost, use a weapon mastery combo before any superpower to get benefit from weapon mastery power cost reduction

  16. Dylan

    So the armor is working well, thanks for all your help with it. now I have another issue, trying to figure out the best weapon to use with controller hard light. I seem to be needing more energy regen, and im also noticing im a bit squishy. whats a good weapon for getting back energy?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You will need a lot of skill points to unlock weapon mastery combos. However, you can use Hand Blaster: Pulse Beam combo to increase your Hit Counter fast and regenerate power

  17. Eddie

    Hello, i couldnt find my question listed in the previous comments so I hope that this isn’t a double asked question.

    When using the unlimited ranged construct combos, will it apply the debuffs for grasping hand and light blast onto the enemy or do you have to use the skills individually?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eddie, using unlimited Ranged Construct combos only deals damage, no power interactions, buff, or debuff are applied to your enemies. You need to use the superpower for applying the debuff

  18. Dylan

    Got a question about equipment. when it comes to end game and going through the venders, is there one set of armor that’s better for this build, or will any of them do?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Dylan, you must choose Controller set from Tier Vendors. If you want to be controller then need controller equipment but if you want to be DPS then need DPS tier. Equipment affects your statistics which will empower any build and loadout you are have. You just need to have the best superpowers for the role you are picking

    2. Dylan

      Thanks for your help so far with my questions. regarding the armor, is there a place are the armor info that says its for controller? if there is where do I find it?

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of course Dylan, each armor piece that is meant for roles has a “Requires Role” section in the tooltip. When you dont see “Requires Role” in the tooltip, it means that piece is for DPS.

      The “Require Role” section is always below the “Item Level”

    4. Dylan

      So I’m close to level 30, but I still don’t understand the level 30 armor. I can’t tell if what armor belongs to what tiers, and I don’t see any difference between the stats, or the equipment mods. is there a well made guide on the web somewhere that can explain this stuff?

    5. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Dylan, reaching level 30 is like finishing the tutorial. No matter what equipment you find below level 30, those is just means to get level 30 and start raising your combat rating. Level cap is 30 but Combat rating cap is constantly changing with new DLC Packs. Currently the max Combat rating is 113 and when you reach level 30 you have like 27 combat rating.

    6. Dylan

      I guess one of the things I’m still confused on is that I found the tier vendors, but I also saw there is a pvp vendor. now because theres a tier 5 or 6 armor, wouldn’t I just ignore the pvp armor? and also just what is the purpose of the pvp armor, if not just to do pvp?

    7. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Doing PVP will unlocked you tons of feats which transform into Skill Points. You can avoid doing PVP and focusing only in PVE but in high combat rating content you will need more than 130 skill points for being great at your role which will make you consider doing PVP for feats 🙂

    8. Dylan

      okay so your saying I should maybe consider doing pvp first to get skill points. okay now my other question is I went to look at metallos gear and he has two sets of armor, one that has sockets and one that doesn’t. what is the purpose of the one without sockets? wouldn’t it be better to get the set that have sockets so you can make them better?

    9. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      I personally raise my CR to the top (that means 110 + at the moment), then when i finish doing high level missions and PVE instance, in the time i dont have anything else to do then i start doing PVP.

      In my experience, reaching the highest tier in PVP can be very frustrating and takes more time than doing PVE. However, if you really need to get some skill points fast then you should focus on PVP

    10. Dylan

      okay I think im starting to figure this all out, one last question I hope. in the pve vendor inventory I see two types of armor and weapons. the armor is damage role has sockets in them, and the role specific I.E controller, tank, DPS, healer has no sockets but extra stats. the weapons are the same way one “potent” and one “quickened.” judging from this build I’d say buy the ones with sockets. is this the case, or am I wrong?

    11. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      I recommend you to focus on DPS equipment because it is easy to do challenges, duos, missions with you dealing great damage than depending other player to kill your enemies. For low combat rating there is no need to worry about sockets because you wont need to to reach TIER 2 and TIER 3. However, from TIER 3 and above you will require to socket your equipment to easily reach the new desire combat rating.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      That if you Tap melee x4 times you will see like a baseball bat hitting your targets everytime you Tap Melee until 4 times

  19. Dylan

    So I’m seeing a lot of people saying brawler is the weapon of choice for light. is that the same choice with controller?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Dylan, Brawling can be a great weapon for controller because of their Shuriken Storm Mastery or Enhanced Shuriken Mastery that helps your hit counter increase faster. However, if you want to receive power cost reduction from superpowers after a successful weapon mastery combo then Dual Wield or One Handed are great for the job

    2. Dylan

      thanks for the help. also is there a section on this site that talks about what weapons go with what builds or powers?

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Dylan, we dont have a guide that talks about weapons and builds because choosing a weapon is more like what suits you more. Some players likes being inspired character others just focus on be the best DPS in game. However, this build is great with Hand Blaster or any other weapon that increases your hit counter fast

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Mike, UNLIMITED COMBOS are better if you need to DPS while solo, duos, missions. However, Weapon Mastery when controlling ALERTS and RAIDS is a better option because it decreases your superpowers cost after a successful weapon mastery combo

  20. SantoroC

    So basically unless you have those unlocked you can use the combo constructs like minigun after light blast and so on and so forth?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Yeap Santoroc, in the Light Controller Tips section is displayed available RANGE UNLIMITED COMBOS with this build

  21. SantoroC

    Probably a stimulus question but why do you have fan, choppers, mini gun and the others in the assault tree unlocked if they aren’t even in the load out? Couldn’t you use those in iconic or something?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Santoroc, thanks for your question. This build and loadout allows controllers to also have RANGE UNLIMITED COMBOS which can be used to deal damage in PVP, solo, duos, missions, or just increase your HIT COUNTER and recover power to yourself.

      It is a nice idea to use these points and unlock iconics but sometimes is better to be prepared for any situation ingame

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Yes Milutin, this guide is updated to GU43 which also allows you to use UNLIMITED RANGE COMBO

  22. David

    Thankyou for the reply!

    My CR now is 62, a bit of flash’s set parts and some Mods as well, I find it hard to earn marks even though I finished all the raids. I am aiming for 84-90CR for the lantern set. Any way I can raise my CR while waiting for the raid reset or there’s no way but to wait?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      If you have access to all DLC or legendary, focusing on the content that gives high item level loot such as T3 Alerts (64 item level) and Shady Nightclub / Police Station (64 Item Level) every day will get you enough equipment that using MODS on it can increase your combat rating to 70.

      As a tip, DONT BUY ALL T3 SET just mixed your loot equipment with some T3 equipment bought with Marks of Triumph and use combat rating calculator to know what you need to do to get your desire combat rating http://dcuobloguide.com/tools/combat-rating-calculator/

  23. David

    Hi all,

    Any tips you could give me? Started learning controller just a few days but I find myself “soft” in raids. I still don’t have any idea on how to put the sockets for my set, kinda new to the game.

    Any tips would be great, thanks!

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello David, being a controller is so much helpful for high combat rating. However, raising up your combat rating is the real leveling in DCUO and i personally prefer to raise it with DPS role because in many cases you will need to kill your enemies for missions, challenges, duos. Also until tier 3 is no need for you to worry about sockets because you can easily reach your desire combat rating without them.

      From Tier 3 and above you can buy synthetic mods to increase your combat rating and reach the next tier content.

  24. Lag

    Hello,at the moment what’s the best controller power for DPS role? I need to use/switch both roles but my priority remains the role DPS.

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Lag, Light will be great when the GAME UPDATE 43 come out. I would stay light until new range unlimited combos come. Quantum is great for crowd control but in DPS is not that good. On the other hand, Gadgets and Mental are great controllers and DPS also. Mental is also getting revamp when GU43.

      Its hard to pick one but for me Light powers is awasome

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Gadget is great controller power. However, i personally like Quantum for its crowd Control

    2. Keith

      I find HL to be the best trolling power and here is why.
      Impact: Drops POT, knocks back enemies, and stuns. Can combo into grasping hand and lightblast for DOT from grasping hand.
      Grasping Hand: Stuns, reduces damage and adds DOT.
      Light Blast: Stuns up to eight targets at once and reduce defense
      Entrap: Encases and remove healing buffs
      Group Shielding: All team members get a shield and power back
      Light Shield: Reflective Shielding
      Recharge: Is equal to other but the animation is faster than Mental.
      Weapon to use is brawling for the WM range attack of tap hold. It stuns the targets.

      HL has the best powers for group control due to the multiple stunning moves. It also can help tanks with a properly timed impact pushing enemies away from the group into the tank making the tank pull range shorter.

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Keith for your thoughts and explanations, this helps to improve this guide for the community 🙂

  25. Controller of Light

    Hello dcuobloguide,

    I have a question. I am a controller (duh) but I am heading into tier 3 gear and I was wondering when I should mod my gear?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Controller of Light, you should mod your gear when you think that it is necessary to reach your next cr goal.

      I personally use http://dcuobloguide.com/tools/combat-rating-calculator/ to know how close i am to my next cr goal.

      I almost never buy all the set because with items loot and synthetic MODS, I easily reach my desire CR.

      A valid tip is to raise your PVP Cr first of all, because it will let you buy Synthetic MODS IV (25 marks of valor) or V (50 marks of valor). When you are PVP CR 89, each time you win you will get 40 Marks of Valor. By this way you save your Marks of Triumph for set only

    2. Controller of Light

      Hello DCUO Bloguide,

      What PVP set do you suggest that I get? I am sitting at a CR of 61.82 according to that calculator you gave me. Thanks by the way.

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Controller, with GU41 only one PVP set will be given for all Roles so i advice you to start getting the DPS PVP set and just do legends as much as you can. There is probably that GU41 launches next week or the week after that 🙂 You must buy all the PVP set to gain access the to next Tier PVP set.

    4. Controller of Light

      Hello dcuobloguide,

      Thanks for answering my questions.

      Just two more questions.

      What load out would you suggest for a light power user who likes to use range weapons over close combat weapons? Will the set you provided for us in this guide be okay?

      Thanks again.

    5. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Controller, nice to have your questions hehe this build and loadout is perfectly for range controlling. All superpowers listed in the loadout allows you to deal range damage, debuff, and pot

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Gronzo, there is no special order for using these powers. You must use it when you see it needed. For example,
      * if you are POTting you must use Impact everytime someone is resurrecting or when the pot effect is over.
      * You should spam Recharge to provide additional power to your group
      * For bosses, Light Blast will be helpful to decrease its defense and your dps kill them faster
      * Grasping Hand will decrease your target damage so bosses will hit a little weaker to your allies
      * In PVP or Bosses that heal themselves you should use Entrap to Reduces the target’s ability to heal and removes power over time effects

      Mostly you dont need to have the 3 controller debuff so depending on the situation you should add Light Barrier to your loadout for resurrecting your allies

  26. KwLDeL

    Loving the site. Solid info. You seem to answer all questions. A guide for everything and the kitchen sink. Idk how you do it, hard work ..huh? Well that ok is much appreciated . Many Thanks
    D.DEL
    Ps. And a huge pulse is that it’s calm and friendly on here not like the forms ( some threads on the forums )
    Anyhow I’m very glade I foud you here. Keep up the killer job

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You are so welcome KwLdel, and we thank you for writing this comment. This motivate us to continue doing our job, we are glad you support us 🙂

  27. Rayman26

    i was wondering your main opening combo being (Impact, Grasping Hand, Light Blast) with GH and LB they both have a debuff. Does that debuff apply during the combo, or do you have to seperatly cast each ability to apply the debuff?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Rayman26, debuffs only apply when you cast them separately. Construct combos doesnt apply any effect, power interaction, or damage increasement

  28. PrincessOfLight4

    I was just wondering would it be okay if I were to have Light claws and Boxing instead of Impact and Entrap, because it’s been working pretty well for me in tier 5 things such as Trigons prison.I found out that using Weapon Mastery then Light claws (or Boxing) then Recharge works really well.

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of Course Princess, you can edit your loadout for what you find more useful for you. We try to recommend powersets for any situation players can be, like challenge, duos, alerts, raids, pvp. But it can be improved if you modify it depending on the situation

  29. magesforwaffles

    Hey I’m a new DC player cr 77 qnd I would want to know how I should play solo as controller. My only trick to stay alive at decent enemy’s is colas but there should be a better way no?

    Reply
    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Mage, for being a successful controller you will need to have tons of Vitalization to provide big power over time to your allies. This can be done by having a lot of skill points and unlocking weapon mastery vitalization points, moding your gear with Vitalization everytime you can.

    2. Avatar of Khonshu

      mages, I know the blogguide author responded, but you asked for tips during solo play. Naturally, the Controller role is meant as team support, but it does so in more ways than strict power-regeneration. Aside from the direct support that a Controller provides to his/her team, the role’s other predominant focus is on applying crowd control effects on enemies. Placing an emphasis on your Domination stat and frequently applying status effects (such as stun) should allow you to reduce enemy damage output and lower enemy defenses.

      Although I personally don’t have the equipment or set-up for the Controller role, I do play with powers that have access to it. Based off my knowledge of how most of those powers’ abilities tend to work, as well as being the victim of many skilled Controllers, I would say this would be your best bet as far as Solo Play is concerned.

  30. Uh0hBro

    One other question I have whats the best weapon for hard light trolling I’m currently using a Bow because I try not to get close during battles doing range but some reason not getting hit counter up fast enough to regenerate power so any info would greatly be appreciated.

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    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello UhOhBro, Bow doesnt have fast combos to get the hit counter increase faster. You should try Staff with the Mortar Mastery combo, it is fast and will grant you weapon mastery power discount

  31. Uh0hBro

    Was wondering if using this loadout would Whip thrash work if replacing light blast.Just curious trying to be a good controller

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    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of course, you cam replace Whip Trash instead or Light Blast but this is only recommended for melee controllers and in most cases, controllers are far away from enemies where Light Blast is recommended 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Alex, i recommend you Hand Blasters because Pulse Beam combo is excellent to increase your hit counter fast. Rifle can be useful too with Surprise Volley (Hold Melee) combo

  32. SteRz

    Wow! thx for the update. Right now Light Troller is much more useful than before.Also i have a hard time choosing Quantum or Light power can u tell me what are different between those 2 powers? TY

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    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sterz, thanks for your comment. The difference between quantum and light is the usage. Quantum has tons of control crowd effects in they superpowers while light is better for pvp because of its combos. I really prefer quantum because i like seeing my enemies in the air stopped in time 🙂

  33. Dark Power

    Pronto me compraré el poder de Luz, pero me he dado cuenta que en la parte de Assault solo se usa 1 habilidad y el resto no se usan, sinceramente eso me parece un desperdicio de puntos de poder, con los cuales se podrían invertir en la parte de Iconic.

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    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hola Dark Power gracias por tu comentario. En el loadout los poderes desbloqueados en la rama de Assault permiten que utilices Light Claws para acceder a sus combos de luz, esto podria ser excelente para situaciones jugador versus jugador. Sin embargo, si deseas puedes utilizar esos puntos en la rama Iconic

  34. Tarek

    Hey, love the site. It’s really helpful.
    I was wondering if you will update the Earth and Hard Light loadouts with the GU37 and GU38 revamps?

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    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hello Tarek, we update all our guides constantly so stay tuned because we will have them updated when Game Updates arrive

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Keith, green lanterns and sinestre corps have the same powers, so both you can use this loadout for your yellow light with no problem 🙂

  35. core

    was wondering why you have chainsaw as part of the build if the skill doesn’t have any control role effects and there aren’t any other skills that combo into it.

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    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Core thanks for writing.

      We unlocked Chainsaw for controllers have some powerful power if they need to go DPS. However, this was one of the very first post we did, and its time for we to updated it to a more efficient build and loadout. We will do this update soon 🙂

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