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. 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

    • 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 🙂

  2. 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.

    • 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

  3. 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?

    • dcuobloguide Post author

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

  4. Can you post the yellow light loadouts please

    • 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 🙂

  5. 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.

    • 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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