Light DPS 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 DPS guide updated to GU59

Statistics Priority

  • Precision: Precision adds damage to all weapon attacks and Light Combos (white damage).
  • Might: Might increases damage from super powers (yellow damage).
  • Critical Weapon Attack Chance: The chance to perform a critical attack with a weapon
  • Critical Weapon Attack Damage: Increases the damage a critical attack with a weapon does
  • Critical Ability Attack Chance: Increases the chance to perform a critical attack with an ability.
  • Critical Ability Attack Damage: Increases the damage a critical attack with an ability does.

Power Points Build


Light Dps Loadout


  1. Fan:  damages, stuns, pulls, and knocks down enemies. Dazed enemies take additional damage. Increases all damage by 50%. [Construct Combos] Light Claws x4 (Tap Melee), Impact (Hold Range)
  2. Light Blast: Blasts a beam of light at each of your enemies, damaging and stunning them.
    If enemies are below 35% health, the attack deals extra damage. Increases all damage by 50%. [Construct Combos] Minigun (Hold Range)
  3. Chompers: damages enemies over time and causes them to panic. Dazes enemies, making them vulnerable to dazing effects. Increases all damage by 45%.
  4. 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
  5. Strafing Rum (50% Supercharge Cost): Generates a construct jet to bomb your target and surrounding enemies, stunning them, heavily damaging them, setting them on fire, and causing them to flee in panic. Inflicts Burning to make enemies vulnerable to burning effects.
  6. Robot Sidekick: Deploy a hovering security drone to assist in battle. Hold the Robot Sidekick button for three seconds to banish it.

Light DPS Rotation

    • Use it only when a fight start. “Chompers [3]” (Dazes enemies making them vulnerable to dazing effects)
    • Unlimited Melee Construct Combos
      • “Fan [1]” (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws(Tap Range) Ram (Tap Range) Fan
      • “Fan [1]” (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws(Hold Range) Minigun (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range)  Fan
    • Unlimited Range Construct Combos
      • “Fan [1]” (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast – (Hold Range) Minigun (Tap Range) Ram (Tap Range) Fan …
      • Light Blast [2] – (Hold Range) Minigun (Tap Range) Ram (Tap Range) Fan –  (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast …
    • Players may choose between UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS variants according to the situation or instance
    • Players must let Light Blast and Minigun Construct combos to complete their full animation, in order to deal heavy damage to enemies.
    • Keep your “Robot Sidekick [6]” active all the time to help you doing DPS

Light DPS Tips

  • Chaining together consecutive Construct Combos for a period of four seconds or more causes significantly increased damage until the combo chain is broken. While causing increased damage in this manner, Construct Combos begin inflicting and become vulnerable to counter mechanics
  • Since GU57, If your Construct Combo is interrupted after triggering Advanced Mechanic damage you now have a three seconds window of time to restart the combo without losing the AM damage increase.
  • With GU57Ranged Construct Combos now cause increased damage, with the most damage being caused within 13m of a target.
  • Using Weapon Mastery Combos is optional for Light players because most of its high damage can come from Construct Combos
  • Using Unlimited Construct Combos will increase your hit counter so your Neck Tactical MOD Relentless Precision will increase your Precision by 8%
  • For DPS, “Max Damage” Tactical MOD is required for all superpowers to increase all damage by 60%.

Tactical MODS (Lair System Required)

  • Weapon: Blast Adapter
  • Neck: Relentless Precision
  • Back: Breakout Regeneration
  • Feet: Deadly Block
  • Chest: Core Strength
  • Hands: Max Damage

Equipmend MODS

  • Red Socket
    • Precision
  • Yellow Socket
    • Precision & Power
  • Blue Socket
    • Precision & Health (improve survival)
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356 thoughts on “Light DPS Guide

  1. Evloch

    First off just wanna say I love the guides. So I took your build and fiddled with it. I go chainsaw–light claws–ram–whip thrash–impact–chainsaw and I found i do great damage. Just wanted to share my build and hope it helps someone as this guide site has helped me

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thank you so much Evloch for sharing this information. We hope to see your comments when stats revamp gets online

  2. Legacy

    Thanks for the great build, I have a question i needed help with please.

    Okay so for the unlimited construct combos, there’s 2 combos for melee listed is that one long combo altogether or we can chose on the one we prefer and spam them infinitely.

    Unlimited Melee Construct Combos
    ●“Fan [1]” – (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan
    ●“Fan [1]” – (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan

    1. Legacy

      Also are there any alternatives to robot sidekick? My character play style is 100% lantern corps style and thecpet doesn’t fit my style and im not a fan of it xD is there any other usefull alternative skill i can use instead of robot sidekick. #norobosidechick

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Robot sidekick is recommended to have an additional damage ouput due to you can access unlimited construct combos without filling all loadout spots.

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Legacy, what unlimited combo you use will depend on what combat situation you are facing. If you are fighting adds you should use “Fan [1]” – (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan but if you are facing bosses you should use the second one or Range Construct combos

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Allen, it is hard for us to create loadouts for PVP. However, with Stats Revamp Coming we will try to do something to allow players create and share their loadouts

  3. Billy

    hey, this is the best buildout so far? ive seen some youtube vids of players getting inspiration and recharge instead of the shield and robot

    1. Billy

      forgot they also had grasping hand…..

      their loadout was…. Chompers, recharge, inspriation, grasping hand, fan, and supercharge?

      is this build superior?

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      That is in fact one of our previous suggested Loadout. You can use it but use chompers, recharge and inspiration at the beginning of the rotation. Dont ever stop unlimited combos to refresh recharge and inspiration effects because UNLIMITED COMBOS will deal more damage than stopping and refreshing effects

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Billy, for Light DPS using your Construct Combo is the best way to deal damage. It is good having inspiration and recharge in the loadout. However, you must know that if you cut the unlimited construct combos to use inspiration and recharge your damage will be heavily reduced

  4. Derek

    Can you give me advice on skill point allocation? I’ve done a few calculations and it looks like getting to the 3x+25 precision is still more precision/point than just doing the lower ranks of other weapons, but I’m not sure what to blow those skill points on to get there? Should I use them on weapon skills even though I won’t be needing to use my weapon really? Or should I blow them on a different stat? If a different stat, then which order would be priority of waste stats? (Health, Toughness, Dominance, Power, Vitality, etc.) <- Any chance you could rank the importance of those for me in case I ever encounter a point where I need to choose? Thanks!!

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Derek, for all roles you have to unlock main weapon mastery and cross weapon masteries first. For DPS role, after unlocking weapon masteries you should focus on weapon trees with your main statistic (Precision for Light) so you unlock as much precision as you can and also get Critical Chance and Critical Damage increasement. After all precision trees are unlocked, go to other trees and get Might + Critical Chance and Critical Damage increasement

      For DPS, unlocking Critical Chance and Critical Damage skill points will heavily improve your damage.

  5. truth

    im confused on the difference between white damage and yellow damage? are my construct rotation combos only based off of precision? so might doesn’t matter? what does might affect on hard light? sorry im new to the game and im trying to understand everything

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Truth, white damage is precision based and yellow damage is might based. When you use one of your superpowers it will inflict yellow damage but if you continue with the construct combos they will inflict White Damage. This is the reason why light is precision based because most of the damage is done by construct combos. Hope this answer your question 🙂

  6. Psych781036

    I’m confused on how to TO the light construct combos and the rotation you use with this loadout. Please dumb it down a little for me?😁😁

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Psych, Light DPS is all about using light construct combos. You can start with Chompers and then use any superpowers and continue with the UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBO. You have to keep using Construct Combos as much as you can. Using Chompers is only viable at the beginning of the rotation

  7. Sgt green

    Hi there i use hl for a long time now and i use melee and range togheter and deals a lot of damage i start with chompers , then the infinite combo starting with ram, fan,impact,LB,minigun,repeat or if i see there is a chance to go melee then i use entrap,boxing,then back to range infinite combo because if you stay to long melee your dead with hl and light barrier dont give you the chance for staying Alive and iT use to much power iT just dont work for dps i start with ram instead of fan ram puch back the adss fan pulls them to you and somtimes its to dangerous to start with iT better pusch away then pull back then impact puch back and you stay out of the danger zone and ofcourse robot sidekick alwyas on and dont forget strafing run for supercharge this works best for me dont forget to slow down the infinite combo for more damage if you go to fast you dont get the extra damage

  8. Mysterious Me

    What is a good amount of precision at 175?
    I currently have around 6.5k but with my powers buffs it’s around 7.5k
    I looked at Wavedox but I know that it’s faulty sometimes so I’m just asking here

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Mysterious, thanks for your question. It is hard to say how much stats you should have at certain CR. However, you should focus on having the highest amount of Skill points so your character stats will increase. At the moment, having more than 180 skill points heavily empower your DPS.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Kronost, of course we will update all our guides and we are also thinking on improving our DCUOP Planning app so players can know what are the most used loadouts for each power. Stay tuned for new updates on our DCUO Apps

  9. ExaeL

    Hello. I swear Light Dps Tips full Prec and Yellow socket (Critical ability attack chance) and Light dps (Critical weapon attack chance) Just Prec yellow socket or Prec & Power ?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Exael, Precision & Power should be great for yellow sockets because Light AM doesnt provide refund power like other powers AM

  10. David

    What is the bare minimum power points required to only perform unlimited ranged combo constructs please?

    Thank you, great site

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello David, for UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS you should have enough points to unlock required superpowers.

  11. Kasx

    I’ve been reading all the comments.. I use to play on the ps3 and haven’t played in forever.. downloaedd the game on my Xbox one started over as a speedster/bow/light user.. I just hit level 9 and I’m basically just using claws and ram. I’m not sure what to spec next. My question is what’s next. I don’t want to use my points on things I don’t need. I use to be all into this game and I’m glad I’m back I’m just having trouble with my load out as a dps . So any recommendations please feel free. Oh and I’m looking for a clan that’s active and willing to help. Hero side here.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Kasx, thanks for your question. You shouldn’t worry that much about where to spend your power points because you are able to reset anytime you want plus at that level you should only focus on reaching level 30 where the game really starts. If you want to know where to spend your points first, you should first unlock superpowers from Assault Tree and then Support Tree.

  12. vertheros

    Hey what’s the point of doing dps by melee?I aways thought of it as being risky so I always tried to go for ranged dps with any power and it worked well.Does melee dps deals more damage?If so, it can only be used for solos and duos right?I dont know what to say about Fan, I always go using still ranged combo no matter if use Fan or Light Blaster(ofc I use Chompers to start with as you said).But I see no use of Fan in the loadout but just the benefit of unlocking the combo though

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Vertheros, with recent updates Melee and Mid Range DPS deal more damage than RANGE DPS which is why being near your target will deal more damage than you been far from it. However, these is recommended for solos, duos, missions where bosses can’t one shot you.

      Fan is one of the powers required for UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS also it can be great for stunning enemies 🙂

  13. Tevin

    I got a level 30 HardLight powered character that uses hand blasts for weapons on xbox one but I have no idea on what loadout to play with for good dps cos i’m still getting my ass handed to me

    at the moment I run the damage loadout that consists of
    –Light claws
    –Whip thrash
    –light blast
    –Ballistic Assault
    my playstyle— I mix up my melee with range attacks

    someone please recommend a loadout for me!!!!

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Tevin, thanks for your question. If you want to deal heavy damage with LIGHT DPS you should learn how to use UNLIMITED LIGHT COMBOS which are listed in these guide. Using weapon attacks is not needed for Light DPS unless you are low powered

      The beauty of LIGHT CONSTRUCT COMBOS is that you can save some power and inflict constant damage to your enemies but be careful on being interrupted or blocked because it will stop your combos

  14. SmalltimeHooligan

    Just wanted to say I’m at cr 169 with my light dps and it is doing very well in damage…it’s keeping up with earth and ice atm

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks SmalltimeHooligan for sharing your experience with the guide 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eion, it is hard to say how much stats you need for your power. However, 166 Sp is a great number. If you have also precisions MODS equipped i am sure you have a modest number of Precision

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eion, unfortunately if you try to use spike quake and chainsaw in any loadout you wont be able to have full Range Combos unless you use those 3 iconic points to unlock Spikequake, Whip Thrash, and Chainsaw

    2. gkVector

      Thanks for the great guides! I’ve used them for the starting point for all my toons (and I’ve had many!).

      I believe you may be discounting the value of chainsaw. Not only is chainsaw a high damage ability, it is unique in the light tree in that it is self-chainable. Chainsaw (hold) will combo right back into chainsaw with a tap if used after the first to fourth tap (hold after the fifth tap will switch to Claws). As a bonus, it has a chance to panic enemies, particularly hold. The 3 or 4 tap swipes are enough to finish most smaller mobs (and many adds in boss battles, making it great for crowd control). Chainsaw hold is also traveleble, so it can be used if movement is required to get to a new target.

      To get to chainsaw, I sacrifice entrap, light barrier, strafing run and (as a personal choice) weapons expert, then use restore as my emergency shield/heal and to complete the support chain to light barrier. Whether to drop robot sidekick or weapons expert (or even tactical genius) is certainly open to debate and possibly personal preference. I can say that with this loadout, I have been high, if not top, on the damage list in most of my runs.

      A more controversial choice I have made is to use empowered channeling instead of max damage for my hands mod. This makes chainsaw (hold) uninterruptible as well as adding 15% defense while holding. Since most of my combos open with fan or chainsaw, the loss is only 10%.

      My preferred combo is Fan->Claws[5]->(optional Minigun, useful for travel)->Ram->Whip Thrash[2]->Impact->Chainsaw[3-4 repeat then hold]. On interrupt, I jump right back in with the unlimited Chainsaw combo.

      Just my 2 cents…
      Thanks again for all the help!

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks gkVector for sharing this amazing comment with the guide. It is great to have players like you sharing their experience with the community 🙂 In the future, we want to make an app where players like you can share more knowledge with the community 🙂

  15. Zach

    I’ve been looking through the forums and everybody seems to agree that light dps compared to other isn’t the great compared to other classes. Is this true? Cause I haven’t noticed yet through my play through

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Zach, most powers have been balanced over the latest Game Updates, light included. As long as you have a decent amount of Skill Points you will be great at DPS. There are players with 200+ skill points who use any powers and they get on top of Scoreboard only for their SP

  16. Sh3boly

    Can I as a HL DPS keep up with others dps like Earth and Sorcery I like the way Light is the combos and other stuff but i’m worried because they say Light isn’t a great damage dealer.
    Any recommended weapon to use for light ?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sh3boly, thanks for your question. It is hard to compete with Earth and Sorcery because they have different advanced mechanics and they depend mostly on their Pets damage. However, if you have a huge amount of Skill Points no matter what power you are your character will deal heavy damage.

      For Light in particular, using weapon attacks is not required for DPS Rotation but i usually recommend one handed because it is a balanced weapon for melee and range situation

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Not at all Trevor, for DPS using Advanced Mechanics is the way to deal the highest damage possible. For Light, using UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS is all you need to do

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Lector, affinity MODS are not pointed here because they should be based on your Stats priority which are listed on top of the guide

  17. green5

    not a bad loadout there but for more damage i use Inspiration recharge chompers and neo-venom bost as they all clip together well you get the full buffs with an added might tick from neo-venom bost as you are doing Precision damage when doing combos which activates the added dot that will hit adds and carry on hitting the new set until cooldown

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      It is a great variant Green. Thanks for sharing your loadout and experience with the guide 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Smalltimehoolign, yes it does but refreshing it will make your UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT combos to be interrupted making your damage decrease

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eion, it is hard for us to create PVP Loadouts. I personally use all my PVE Loadouts in PVP Instances. However, it is hard to use ADVANCED MECHANICS in PVP so learning how to block, interrupt, and deal damage with weapon attacks is what will increase your PVP Winning Chances

  18. August

    Hey I’d love your opinion on my DPS loadout. I really like it but I don’t think I’m putting out as much damage as I should. So I only use impact, triage, light barrier, and strafing gun. I send out an impact, combo the chainsaw, then gun, then whip, then back to impact again. I think it works pretty well, especially with bloack breaking and interrupting and I really don’t want to have to same loadout as everyone else. If the better loadout isn’t a huge difference then I’m okay with being an average DPS I think. Maybe I’ll put it on another armory loadout. I also have tried those loadouts and I kept screwing up with the timing of the combos (since they’re all tap, not hold).


    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello August, i think your loadout is great for DPS Melee situations because chainsaw and Whip Thrash will get you near your enemies. In fact, this can deal more damage than the loadout provided in this guide. However, we need to provide balanced builds and loadouts for all situations (Melee and Range).

      It is great you manage to understand how Light Advanced Mechanics work and changing up some powers in your loadout according to your needs. In my opinion, your loadout can be great for PVP, challenges, missions, and duos where melee situations are more likely to happend

    2. August

      Thanks so much 🙂 Yeah, with some bosses you just can’t get close enough to use this load out, or you’ll get knocked out in 2 seconds. Good to know that I’m doing a large amount of damage though 🙂 I still can’t seem to get very close to the output of other people my level though. Maybe I just suck lol I also haven’t played in a while and I hear they added some mechanics to light to help with that. Anyways, thank you!!

  19. Driq

    I just wanted to say thank you for this extremely helpful walk-through. I was a bit hesitant at first to create a new character. However your guide has made it worth while. I followed your guide, while leveling my light dps. With this guide I consistently out DPS characters 10 cr above me. I recommend following any and all of the guides posted on this website. Happy gaming everyone!

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thank you so much Driq for your support. It is great to have a good feedback from users 🙂 We will be continue working to provide the best DCUO information for you

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Legitworld, thanks for your comment. Using inspiration in the loadout decreases DPS which is why this is not recommended. You can read more about this in previous comments written by BigHal Jordan

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello William, I prefer One Handed because it is great at melee and range. However, the real damage of Light DPS comes from its construct combos so try to get use to them and only use weapon attacks when necessary

  20. Delta795

    Your rotations should be updated

    When entering combat tap triangle to reduce AM start up time from 3seconds to 1.5.
    Range: PT clip Fan > Impact > LB > MG > Ram Infinite Combo
    Melee PT clip Fan > Claw > Final Claw > Lunging Swings > Boxing > Chainsaw Infinite Combo
    or PT clip Impact > Chainsaw > Ram > Whipthrash x2 > Impact Infinite Combo

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks for sharing your experience with the guide Delta795. Please explain what you mean with PT Clip because there is no light power that has PT as initials

    2. Graviton

      PT = tapping triangle for range attack and clipping out of it into first power. It makes the damage ramp up faster.

    3. Spence

      Can you give me the button rotation (tap melee, tap range etc) for your melee combo? I want to try it out

    1. Delta795

      If you are more than 4 CR below the NPC you are fighting use PS. When less than for or above NPC use CS

  21. Richard Greene

    Was curious when following the guide and purchasing the skills/powers you suggest what should you do with the rest of the points? Just use them on whatever is left? Or were you only showing the skills you needed to utilize this build?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Richard, all our guides provide power points distribution. Spending your Skill points is all about experience and you must focus your skills to improve your main role statistics.

      It is recommended to spend your skills this way:
      * Unlocking recommended movement skills
      * Unlocking Main Weapon Mastery and Cross Weapon Masteries
      * Unlocking Weapon Masteries that provides as many main statistics points as you can.

      You can check how to spend your skill points in our weapon mastery guides here

  22. Spence

    Hello. So I’m a level 10 light hero at the moment and I’m trying to do the light claw construct combo. I have everything unlocked but I can only get to ram and can never seem to do mini gun. Can you only do one or the other or am I not timing it correctly?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Spence maybe you are not timing it right. If you follow the rotation mentioned in these guide you will be able to make UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS

  23. John Doe

    Came here to check the dps guide for Light, after I had a huge success with the Earth dps I read in the past and transformed my toon into a killer dps, sometimes I’m even amazed how I can pass higher CR’s in dps and I’m hoping to do the same with Light. Thx for all the effort in making this guide.

  24. Gabriel

    Hi there, im new to this game, and i want to create a dps character, so im asking now to create something on the right path instead of making some mistake, what is the best power, weapon and mentor to begin?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Gabriel, if you are new to the game i recommend you to start with Ice because it is one of the easiest powers and deals great damage too. You can choose any mentor you want because it wont affect your gameplay at high COMBAT RATING. For beginners, one handed and brawling are great weapons. However, you should focus on learning how to use advanced mechanics of your power

  25. Bob

    Im having a hard time trying to decide between Hard Light and Atomic powers for DPS. Which one would you say does more DPS?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      I would choose Ice over gadgets because its AM is easier to manage and again i can be tank when needed

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Bob, thanks for your question Hard Light just got its AM improvements and i really like it. However, i will choose atomic to inflict great DPS plus being a Tank when needed

    3. Devlin

      Ice has best power recovery and is powerful at any range. I almost never need to use weapon attacks. Light is the best for trolling because you use superpowers to build combos. I can do 3000 damage per hit on adds in phantom zone while trolling.

    4. Dan

      Why use precision mods instead of might mods? Are the construct combos precision based and not might based?

  26. BigHal Jordan

    “Every rotation should start with “Chompers [1]” to DAZE enemies and make them vulnerable to dazing effects. Daze effect will last same time as “Inspiration [3]” cooldown.”

    This information is offl. Better way to produce higher damage is tap triangle and clip any ability from the tray that would start the Light combo. The powers above delay getting to the higher AM damage, resulting in lower DPS numbers.

    “Since GU57, If your Construct Combo is interrupted after triggering Advanced Mechanic damage you now have a three seconds window of time to restart the combo without losing the AM damage increase. So using “Recharge [2]”, “Inspiration [3]” and “Chompers [1]” in the rotation is now viable as long as you manage to restart Construct Combos between 3 seconds”

    The second you use the Chompers, Inspiration or recharge the AM boosted damage is removed after an interruption. Instead using one of the tray abilities that start the AM is the correct way to keep higher damage numbers after being interrupted.

    Also using Inspiration, Chompers and Recharge at any point during the AM is an automatic damage loss, simply keep the combo chain going.

    Another note to add about Light DPS is that holding Light Blast and MiniGuns for the 5 ticks results in better damage numbers.

    Light Blast should be in the loadout, when in close range if a player stop and uses Light Blast it can hit really hard, 50K plus sometimes.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks BigHalJordan for your feedback 🙂 We really appreciate it 🙂

  27. BigHal Jordan

    Loadout: Fan, Light Blast, Chompers, Strafing Run, Light Barrier, and Sidekick Robot

    Do not waste power points on Recharge, Inspiration or Hand Clap. Instead get Encase, Light Barrier, Sidekick Robot.

    When going into combat use Phantom Range Attack and clip an ability to start Light combo. Do not stop your combo unless using Cola, Trinket, Supply Drop, Orbital or buff cola. Than go right back into the combo without using buffs such as Inspiration or Recharge is a major damage loss.

    On bosses or group of high health adds start rotation with Strafing Run if available. Use Chompers and clip with Light barrier when doing pick ups.

    Keep Sidekick Robot out. He averages 500 DPS.

    Mods should be Precision in reds, yellow should be power and precision, and blues health and precision.

    White mod, back should be Berserker to get the added damage if your health drops below 30% and breakout regeneration (that is a tank mod).

    Following the rotation in this guide results in really bad damage. I have seen many Light players wonder why they are behind me in damage by 25% or more. It is due to this guide and it misinformation on Light.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks BigHalJordan for sharing this information with the guide. We just tested it and updated this guide with your feedback 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Chris, we just updated this guide to gu57 which is still valid to GU57. There isnt changes in the rotation but with GU57 Construct LIGHT COMBOS are dealing great damage now

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sketch, we are working on this guide. Stay tuned to our fanpage for more information

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Chris, Light have received improvements with latest GU. We are currently working on this guide to make it valid for GU57

  28. Phlogis

    Hello, I’ve noticed that you do not include any preferred weapon styles in any of your guides. Is this because weapon choices are not relevant to the builds, or are there no actual “preferred” weapon choices when it comes to combat and stats?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Phlogis, there is not actual preferred weapon choice and it is not relevant for the builds. Specially for light that deals most of its damage with UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS.

      We recommend One Handed, Brawling, or Dual Wield, but choosing a weapon is a player choices and depends on how confortable you feel by using the weapon

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Lar On, you can replace Fan for Chainsaw and use these unlimited combos:
      * “Chainsaw” – (Tap Melee x5) Light Claws – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Melee x2) Whip Thrash – (Tap Ranged x2) Hand Clap – (Tap Melee x5) Chainsaw

      Remember to unlock Whip Thrash as well 🙂

    2. Emerald Horseman

      Another good one is Chainsaw > Light Claws > Entrap Swing > Boxing Gloves > Chainsaw

      I have a question. Where is the power restore for hard light? I’ve played nature and munitions and I just don’t see my power bar being affected any more than what my hit counter does to regenerate power.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Question, you can use this same loadout but you must mixed your dps between Weapon attacks and Construct Combos. We dont provide PVP loadouts because there are tons of way you can be great at PVP that is almost impossible for us to define a better loadout when most of DPS in pvp is around blocking, interrupting and doing weapon damage 🙁

  29. ROFL

    Hello dcuobloguide and thanks for these amazing guides/builds.
    I wanted to ask for this build, is it worth to switch the supercharge power for battle drone?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello ROFL, it is a viable choice and most player use it. Replacing it you will add an additional damage over time to your rotation 🙂

  30. Romedae

    Hi, im a player in eups server, now i beginning with light dps toon and i have a question for you
    What kind of weapon is better for this character??
    Thanks a lot

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      As light dps, using your unlimited combos is the best way to deal damage BUT you can use One Handed as a balanced weapon 🙂

    2. Emerald Horseman

      Although almost any weapon is good and often depends on personal preference, I’ve found that using brawling allows you to utilize the power regeneration when the hit counter reaches 5 hits. That way, it assists with power regen sooner than the use of other weapons and considering light combos are weapon based, the counter is best utilized for the power regen effect. Hope this makes sense, it’s a little late and I wanted to add my two cents into the mix.



    I have a toon named Will Centurion o USPC Server, he has been hardlight for almost a year now. I have to recommend players to Spec Power Points into Whip Thrash and Snap Trap, instead of going down and getting Inspiration. This will allow you to be able to use a very quick and effective Ranged Combo that will include more CC, or juggling of enemies which allows you to keep your combo up without interruptions. You can start with Light Blast, then hold ranged into Mini-Gun, tap ranged for Ram, tap ranged for Fan, hold ranged for Impact, hold ranged again and you are back to Light Blast…… now with snap trap available at any time during the combo, either on Minigun, or Ram, you hold Melee for Snap Trap, then hold ranged and you are again at Light Blast… so hit the RESPEC machine in the WatchTower folks and give that variant combo a try.. I am confident it will prove to be the best addition to a Hard Light Combo..

    Also on behalf of the gamers I play DCUO with daily… Please build an Armory for Controller Role as well, the number of (just DPS) is way out of control. You are many times required to switch roles during the more challenging, and most rewarding pieces of content in the game. Thank You for reading this Comment join your fellow Green Lanterns and show DCUO how powerful our Will is!

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Reflekt for your comment. We will update our guides soon with newest GU information and having your experience shared will help you in the task 🙂

  32. BigHal Jordan

    I noticed that you list Penatrating Strike for the chest mod, that no longer applies to any DPS. Many testers have found Core Strength to provide a slight advantage, like .5-1% more damage with Core Strength equipped.

    Since HL is a precision based power players can gain a slight increase by using the Precision mod in their shoulders and leggs, this slight bonus is better than the ability critical chance as HL AM combo criticals are considered weapon attacks and use the weapon critical % chance and damage.

    A range rotation I like to use on bosses that add DOT is Fan-> Impact -> GH -> LB -> MG -> RAM -> etc.. On single targets the small DOT can help HL improve damage out.

    i would like to stress that MODS are important. I keep seeing 130 DPS players without any white or socket mods. When I run with them I do 4x there damage. Having the proper mods equppped and ensure a player is getting the most out of his or her toon.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks for sharing BigHal Jordan. It is nice to have your thoughts in the guide 🙂 We just updated Chest Tactical MOD

  33. BigHal Jordan

    I have been HL since I started playing. I have also been very active testing and validating all of HL changes over the past year. Since GU43 HL does a minimal more damage when using a hybred Chomppers and Inspiration loadout than a pure AM. When I saw minimal, we are talking in the 1%. That was before GU50. With GU50 we now do more damage going straight into the HL AM. No need to apply chompper. Use inspiration and go right into it. WM also reduces your damage output as you miss the auto increase in your crits when you use it.

    My rotation is Fan -> Impact -> Light Blast -> MiniGun- -> Ram -> Fan, etc…

    I do not hold LB or MG for any ticks. I go through the rotation as fast as possible. I produce 5-10% more damage. With high health adds HL does well due to the fast ticks it does with the AM.

    Go full precision on your mods, Legs and shoulders go full red socket for the added precision value, ability crit chance does not help the HL AM.

    Melee AM is worthless in end game expect on duos and solo, other wise use the Range AM.

    Best of luck to my fellow HL players.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You are so very Welcome Bighal Jordan. We are glad that you help this guide with sharing your experience 🙂

    2. Ron

      Please send me a email with some info I played years ago when light just came out got my charecter to lvl 30 and just got back into it today. Had to make a new character for the reason I have gamed alot sins then and now have two kids so I lost track of everything in the game. Just want some advise on mentor I am a Vivian. Thinking going martial arts but not sure and for t he super power Just need a fresh update on what would be good mixed together I use to have a acrobat villain martial arts light. But how I’m seeing New builds I was way off with my old one. Please email me and help a fellow gamer out haha. I ha e all the time ever night to game cause I’m insomniac but I’d rather start on the right path then have to rebuild down the road. Thank you in advance

    3. Turbonic

      What would you consider for the iconic power tree? I’ve heard of people using Neo-Venom Boost. Tactical Genius? Weapons Expert? Thoughts?

  34. David

    I bought 5 armorys I redeemed them on a character and used them how come my other characters can’t do the same like when you buy an aura all your characters can get it I didn’t buy these armorys for 1 character are you guys trying to make us buy more is this some kind of profit gain if so can I get my money back

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Armories can be traded to other characters if they havent been equipped yet. Use Shared bank to trade armories between your characters

  35. TheTravisTyler

    Hello. I’m going to be making a Sinestro Corps Batman-inspired character. I would like to replace two of the powers with the iconic Batarang Multi-Shot and Robot Sidekick, to compensate for the lack of gadgets. Which two powers should I replace, and which two power points should I replace? If you don’t catch my drift, I’m obviously going to require two power points for the iconics, so which two power points that you have spent in the tree should I “unspend” put into the iconics. Thanks!

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You can get replace Chompers, Inspiration, and Strafing Run from the loadout but your DPS will come from Light Combos AM. You can avoid getting Hand Clap – Inspiration – Strafing Run to have 3 Power points available for Iconic Tree

      With these changes, you will still be able to use most of the RANGE UNLIMITED COMBO and use batman iconic powers

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Not news for Flash yet. However, DCUO said that a new legend is comming soon. We will let you know in our facebook when news arrived 🙂

  36. David

    Why can’t we keep the old marks of triumph and marks of fury a lot of people have been complaining about how it takes a long time a lot of missions and replay badges just to get at least 3 or 2 pieces of gear especially if your teir 7

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Most players including me prefer having rewards for doing low CR Content. DCUO is changing the game so more players can play the game. However, they are trying hard to do it that some changes are still causing trouble for veterans players 🙁

      I personally raise my Combat Rating fast with Available Content and no using replay badges. In fact, changing to Marks of Victory is the way they try to get people buy replay badges because some players cant wait to the next day or week to revisit the instance. Doing Mission, Challenges, duos, alerts, and raids is enough to raise your CR. I recommend you to be patient and enjoy the game. Rushing your Combat rating will cost you a lot replay badges and money

  37. Eion

    Do you think dcuo will change because the new 52 ? Will it change supermans and all the other iconic peoples coustumes ?will their be one huge update

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      I dont think thats possible. Maybe for legends PVP they could launch New 52 skins. However, it is a nice idea 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Well in the character create section Captain Atom holds Quantum powers so i assumed that quantum was inspired on Captain Atom and Major Force

  38. Eion

    Even though modifying your gear doesn’t raise your cr anymore does it still make you and your gear stronger? And by the way captain atoms powers are not quantum haha I just realized that on the character creation

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eion, MODing your armor will increase your stats and give you statistics bonus to your character. However, as you said CR is no longer affected by MODS and with highest CR your damage will be increased

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eion there is no release date yet. However, it should be next week or 2 weeks from now.

  39. EK

    What is a good amount of precision to have. Im 126 105sp with 3400 precision. Is that good or is more needed?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello EK, it is hard to say how much precision is good for your CR. I can tell you that it is recommended that your skill points always be higher than your combat rating. You should do some feats. Also with GU50, Light AM will be improved so your damage will probably be higher 🙂

  40. Eion

    I am a hardlight user I have tried multiple dps loadouts different masterys etc and I have practiced with them every time I go in a raid alert and duo my damage is horrible the person with the controller role does better than me my cr is 117 Im really hard to beat in duels but I suck at doing damage on raids and things help please ?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eion, with GU50 Light Advanced Mechanics will be improved. However, you must know that the highest CR now is 126 so players with that CR will crush your DPS heavily. With latest revisions, DCUO Devs are trying to balanced all powers to be great and GU50 will improved Nature, Light, and Electricity so i recommend you to raise your cr to 120+ and be prepared for GU50 🙂

    2. BigHal Jordan

      HL has a few rotations available to do good damage. As they mentioned though CR matters, but not only CR with HL. HL is a precision based power to maxmize your damage as HL you need skill points and proper mods.

      Chest: Precision and Health
      Head: Precision and Power
      All others should be pure precision.

      My loadout is: Fan, Chomppers, Grasping Hand, Strafling Run, Light Barrier and Sidekick Robot

      With HL AM you do not need to use Chomppers or Inspiration to maxmize your damage, like other think.

      I go Fan -> Impact -> LB-> MG->Ram-> Fan, etc…

      I go through that rotation as fast as possible. With that rotation I can keep up with 124/126 Quantum DPS as a 122 HL DPS. I of course have 180+ SP and I’m correctly modded to maximize my precision.

      My loadout also allows you to do melee damage is you want.

      Fan -> Light Claw 5x -> Swing 5x -> Boxing 3x -> Impact -> LB -> MG -> RAM -> Fan, etc….

      I do not recommend melee unless you are in a solo or duo. Otherwise use the HL range AM.

  41. Silver Swan

    Hey, so i was wondering since im seeing a lot of players using Light Weight in game and dealing massive dmg with it, topping dmg scoreboard, do you think its good having Light Weight in loadout?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Silver, Light Weight massive damage comes from an exploit that DCUO Devs soon will fix. That is why we dont recommend it in our guides. However, it is a choice that players take but they should be careful with players reporting them

  42. Tilton Anderson

    Hello, I just wanted to know what’s the best weapon to use with HL? I’ve seen alot of older blogs and threads saying Brawling, MA, and rifle. My villain uses brawling which can combo into MA with WM. However, I also have a new HL hero who uses handblast, which can combo into brawling with WM. I think that would be absolutely deadly with HL. What do you think? Does weapon choice even matter?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Tilton, we usually recommend One Handed because it is one of the most balanced weapon for melee and range situation. However, as a Light dps, if you master your unlimited construct combos you wont need to deal damage with weapon. However, when you are low powered that is the moment weapon become useful.

      For Light, i would choose Brawling because of its Shuriken Storm Mastery which allows me to increase hit counter fast and recover power to use my UNLIMITED RANGE COMBO. HandBlaster has Pulse Beam that also help you increase hit counter fast but its damage is not as good as Brawling: Shuriken Storm Mastery.

      Hope this allows you to choose the best weapon for your Light Character 🙂

  43. David

    A friend of mine has been using hard light for a while now and aftee update 46 or 47 I believe his damage was cut by 2 thirds. Whats going with that is there some thing he can do to fix it?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello David thanks for your question. With recent Updates, Quantum, Munitions, and mental are considered the most powerful Powers in DCUO because of its Advanced Mechanics. Some other powers can deal enough damage to compete with them unless your competitors have the same equipment and CR so just maybe your damage will be as high as them 🙁

      The build and loadout explained here let players use LIGHT Advanced Mechanics but Combat Rating and Equipment will be crutial for being at TOP of DPS.

    2. David

      Hes got a cr of 123, thats the problem. I dont understand how theyve made the easiest powers so kuch more powerful then the complex ones. I was hoping there was an explanation like he wasnt doing it right…that sucks thank you anyway

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You are welcome David maybe in the future all AM will be correctly balanced 🙁

  44. Lucas

    Hi guys,

    For skill points what should I aim for? Precision-Might / Crit / then what is more important power, defense or health?

    I was spending points on power, but as HL does not use much power, I was thinking I should change those points to defense or health?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Lucas, thanks for your question.

      Your skill distribution idea is correct. You should prioritize the skills in this way: Precision, Might, Crit Attack Chance, Crit Attack Damage, Health, Power, and Defense (not recommended for DPS).

      It is true that as Light DPS you dont need Power but for challenge, duos, missions, or PVP sometimes you need to cast your superpowers several times and having power statitics will be great in these moments.

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thank you Lucas for your support 🙂 We are glad to be helpful hehe

  45. Xanoth

    You pick up strafing run but it’s not mentioned in the notes or rotation when it is ideal to use it. I’d assume if available it should be used after inspiration (and a WM combo) and before starting the unlimited combo chain.

    Is the 4+ second combo buff good enough not to recast chompers clipped with inspiration, or should the rotation always restart once the cooldown ends, assuming T6 and enemies will last through another full rotation. On a dummy it feels like the latter is true and inspiration should always be refreshed, but the difference doesn’t seem huge and without a parser I can’t be certain.

    Should light blast and minigun be clipped or allowed to run their full animation. at CR112 I’m getting ~2k ticks on each and while ram can crit over 6k the fast ticks seem like the better option.

    Thank you for any help with these queries, I only started playing DCUO 4 months ago, and Light only a month ago.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Xanoth thanks for your comment.

      Light is a great choice, it deals great damage and its unlimited combos are great and provide low power consumption.

      * Strafing Rum is not mentioned in the rotation because it should be used when the player considered useful (hitting multiple targets, burn down a boss), it is not benefit from Weapon mastery crit bonus so you dont need to use it after.
      * Weapon mastery combos are optional because the highest damage will be done by using your UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS because it is LIGHT ADVANCED MECHANICS.
      * You must let Light Blast and MInigun animation go full to deal great damage to multiple enemies. However, if only 1 enemie is ahead then you should go straight to ram by avoiding full Light Blast or Minigun animation. You can also check construct combos description to find another UNLIMITED RANGE COMBOS that doesnt use any of those channeled powers
      * Depending the situation recasting chompers and inspiration but i think that using only UNLIMITED RANGE COMBOS for more than 4 seconds deals greater damage than restarting the rotation once the cooldown ends.

  46. Sylwester

    I noticed that you can do combos without choppers, without Inspiration, without master weapon combos and so all the time but attracting keep long light Blast and keep long Minigun and damage dps per sec is higher because there is no interruption to turn on super powers and master weapon combos.

    No super powers, no master weapon combos, only Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast(keep long) –(Hold Range) Minigun(keep long) – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) – Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast(keep long) –(Hold Range) Minigun(keep long) – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) – repeat this all time Without interruption

    Damage per second is bigger

    what do you think ..

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sylwester, i think your suggestion is a great way of using Light Advanced Mechanics. So this build and loadout allows you to use both DPS mechanics: Weapon Mastery and Advanced Mechanics.

      Depeding the situation you may choose what mechanics suit you better. For example, in PVP using Chomper and Fan + Combo is a great choice, but when you are facing a BOSS in Raids that usually takes long to kill it using Advanced Mechanics as you mentioned is a viable way of doing DPS.

      Thanks for sharing this comment with us we will add this suggestion to the guide 🙂

  47. Sylwester

    Hello I now use as weapon mastery Combos Two-handed but this weapon is very slow, and if I do not use weapon mastery Combos (only light combis) whether total damage per second will be the same or less.

    Where is greater Damage:
    1: Chompers (45%) clipped with Inspiration (50%) – Weapon Mastery Combos (optional) – Fan – (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan
    2: Chompers (45%) clipped with Inspiration (50%) – Fan – (Tap Melee x4) Light Claws – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sylwester, using your weapon mastery combos in a long rotation is optional. However, it is great to have Fan boosted by weapon mastery crit bonus that is why most DPS choose fast weapons for inflicting great damage in short time. I recommend you to try other weapons such as One Handed, Dual Wield

  48. John

    ello again, I have a problem, I have 114,5cr, power light, 10 items is 100cr, 206 skill points is allocated perfectly to “Critical attack chance” , standard 4390 precision, when I use trinket and flex cola Precision is up to 6600, I do everything in the guide, my rotation is perfectly, and when I  play with another player 113cr and low 150 skill and his power is quantum, At the end of the game I have 30% up to 40% less Damage as quantum, why quantum power is so strong! , it should not be reduced? This difference should not be, I create my character four years and one player quantum after a year of playing has a smaller cr, less skill points and has a half bigger Damage from me, it’s very annoying! Why is there such a difference, .. This quantum is a comedy or right now light is comedy!,  What now, as I want to catch up with this power player who plays a year, I have to spend the money and the change power to quantum? Maybe Sony It should raise the power of light? .

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello John, Quantum Advanced Mechanics is considered the most powerful Advanced Mechanics in-game for the moment. Many players have the same concern and they already post it in DCUO Forums. For what history have shown, DCUO care about their community thoughts so it is just matter of times that Quantum get intervened by DCUO.

      DCUO is trying to balanced the game so it is more likely that quantum gets nerfed than Light (which already have AM) gets damage raised

  49. Sylwester

    Is the “weapon mastery” I use the weapons “two-handed” (hold range, hold range) ..Is ok or as this weapon is not suitable ..
    And whether it is more important skill points in weapon skill is “Critical Attack Chance” or “Critical Attack Damage” Thanks for your answer…

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sylwester, for Light DPS using weapon mastery is completely optional in rotation because light can use UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS for dealing damage. However, Using two haded: Arrow Storm Mastery is a great choice but you must know that your attacks will be powerful but slow.

      When i start unlocking my skill points, i firstly unlock Main Weapon Mastery, Cross Weapons Mastery, and then Weapon Trees that have Critical Attack Chance.

  50. Keltix

    Hello, i am very new to the game and bought the light powers cause i love the green lantern, im confused on what weapon to use? some say brawling is good, some say one handed, some say rifle. I’m so confused on what to do. Any help/tips is greatly appreciated. This guide has been a big help thus far 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Keltix thanks for your questions and support. For new players, brawling, one handed, and dual wield are great weapons. However, i always recommend One Handed or Dual Wield due to both deal great damage, are fast and easy to manage, and hit multiple targets at the same time. Rifle is a very slow weapon so youll have some problems knocking your enemies down fast.

      As a DPS, you should focus on dealing damage as fast as you can before your enemies knock you out. However, you can also use UNLIMITED RANGE AND MELEE COMBOS to deal damage as a Light player.

  51. BigHal Jordan

    I have seen many loadouts for HL ranging from the one here to ones where you get the Hit Counter to 15 and use WM into Chomppers clip with Inspiration clip with Recharge than into HL combo from Fan. I have tried them all. Also, for whoever stated that you cannot get Ranged and Melee combo does not realize that you can and still have 2 power points left.

    As for inspiration vs. selecting other powers, that is if you want to maximize damage for a short time. Another way around that is using the DOT of Grasping Hand or Snap Trap on a single target and using those rotations.

    For me I like what I have and I will admit it isn ot the best in damage but it does enough as I am no scoreboard chaser, I’m a group player first.

    Loadout: Chomppers, Grasping Hand, Fan, Strafling Run, Light Barrier, and Sidekick Robot.

    My range rotation is Sidekick Robot, clip with Light barrier, WM into Chomppers, WM into Grasping Hand into HL range combo.

    My melee rotation is Sidekick Robot, clip with Light barrier, WM into Chomppers, WM into FAN into HL melee combo up to boxing to Impact -> Fan back into Melee.

    I like this loadout as Light Barrier is a life saver when needing to do pick and is a great breakout ability to have in one arsenal.

    Being a scoreboard chaser is bad it requires best gear, high SP, and VI Expert mods and the majority of the community does not have high SP, best gear, or VI Expert mods.

    I recommend finding a loadout that works for you as a player, stop trying for the best damaging one as these are always changing.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thank you so much BigHal Jordan for your exceptional comment. We are glad to have experienced player like you improving this guide information 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Gravnirok, light hasnt suffer changes with GU44. This build and loadout provide all you need to deal great damage as a LIGHT player. We will update this guide if we found another better recommended loadout 🙂

  52. Jhon

    Hello again,

    my loadout is chompers + neoveneno + inspiration (clip ) + Grasping Hand ( short combo) + Robot Sidekick + supercharging .

    I think I have 2 buffs and the robot is more beneficial.

    Do you think it’s better to have the first combo ?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jhon, i think your loadout is a great variant for Light DPS. However, it is hard for us to test it and tell you what loadout and rotation is better. In solo, duos, or missions, I believe our rotation is better because it provides you UNLIMITED MELEE COMBOS. A successful build and loadout must provide you access to MELEE and RANGE UNLIMITED COMBOS. However, your experience will tell you what is the best way to control your character 🙂

  53. Jhon


    What range combo is better to use?

    -1 Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan

    – 2 Grasping Hand – (Tap Range) Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Melee) Grasping Hand

    I think if I use the second combo I can introduce neo-venon in the loadout.

    What do you think?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello John, UNLIMITED RANGE COMBO (Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan) allows you to deal more damage then the second one. Using Inspiration is better than neo-venon because it has lower cooldown

  54. Kurt

    Should I let the light beam and machinguns run through there animation or just go through the combo as fast as possible?

  55. Ashuraman

    So i tested out this build and Fan really didn´t do it for me.So instead of Fan i got Whip Thrash. So my combo goes Light Claws-Minigun-Ram-Whip Thrash-Impact-Light Blast-Minigun…
    For bosses i start with Chompers cliped with Inspiration then my combo. Been doing really well for me

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Ashuruman, it is a great idea to unlock Whip Trash. However, Light DPS for High Content needs to have UNLIMITED RANGE COMBOS unlock so check your build and loadout for seeing if that is available 🙂

  56. Darth Revan

    MY loadout is light claws,minigun, ballistic assault, heat vision hard light shield, and word of power with hand blasters it’s different and unique i generally do great dps with it however what is your opinion on this particular loadout is it sufficient and ok or do you suggest i change it up.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Darth Revan, it is great that you come up with your own unique loadout. The most important thing about Light is to have unlocked UNLIMITED MELEE AND RANGE COMBOS. I just recommend you that only use 1 supercharge power instead of 2 and choose Strafing Run which is the most powerful SUPERCHARGE power

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello DixTnce, being a Light DPS requires for you to have UNLIMITED RANGE AND MELEE COMBOS if your loadout and build allow you to have UNLIMITED COMBOS so it is a great combination 🙂

  57. Black Wulf

    Good afternoon…I hope you all are currently having a wonderful day. My question, for a hard light dps in PvP, what would you suggest the loadout be and please be as detailed as to the full rotation if there is any combos. Thank you so much, in advance.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Black Wulf, In PVP, it is impossible to follow a rotation because PVP is more about using your weapon attacks, blocking, interrupting, crowd control, and using your superpower (this is the last thing that matters in my opinion). That is why players below level 30 can actually win Players with Combat Rating 100+.

      This build and loadout can easily be used in PVP. However, if you manage to get Light Barrier it would be great for dealing damage and protect yourself.

      The important thing about being Light is that you use more than 4 continue CONSTRUCT COMBOS to get your damage Increased. This is possible in 4vs4, 5vs5, or 8vs8. In 1vs1 or 2vs2, you must find balance between your weapon attacks and construct combos

  58. Cam


    I have a lvl 88 HL DPS and I’ve always put might based in my sockets.. Wouldn’t this give you more damage with your unlimited combos then precision, since precision is weapon based? In raid I hardly, if ever, use my weapon.. I only and I do mean only, use the fan ranged infinite. So if this is what I mostly use (and I find myself out dpsing characters upwards of lvl 100) why should I use precision instead of might.

    If you could please fully explain.. Becuase if i am doing something totally wrong I will feel like an idiot as I have spent so many marks and money to socket all my gear with might.

    Appreciate the response in advance

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Cam, your construct combos are precision based. When you attack you see yellow damage and white damage, yellow damage is powered by might while white damage is powered by precision. When you use a superpower yellow damage is up (might based) but right after activating your construct combos or just weapon attacks only white numbers you will see (precision based).

      Using your RANGE UNLIMITED COMBO only the first superpower will display yellow numbers and then until your RANGE UNLIMITED COMBOS ends, only white numbers will inflict damage to your enemies.

      I hope this answers your question, we are glad to explain more if you need it 🙂

    1. seals on saturn

      I’ve been using brawling shuriken storm mastery. As a hard light character you don’t necessarily need you weapon mastery as much as other people do and with unlimited combos you don’t need power as much either. I use brawling shuriken storm mastery because it has shortest cast time of 1.8 seconds getting 7 to 8 hits over that 1.8 seconds making it extremely easy to get your power back and let the controller focus his instant power to the people who need it more than you. Brawling is my person preference because of the extremely fast hit count it can generate, its short cast time and ease of weapon mastery success. With hard light, i think you’re good with any weapon mastery that generates multiple hits with less than 3 button hits.

    2. seals on saturn

      I prefer using brawling for raids and some alerts depending on the alert. Some alerts i switch to one handed. I personally prefer dual wield but i’m not good at successfully activating my power afterward so I use one handed. For pvp, and i hate these comments too, use whatever your most comfortable with. I’ve seen people trash others with 2h, 1h, dw, you name it, I’ve seen beasts who use it. PvP depends more on weapons and block breaks/interrupts than pve so having something your comfortable with is essential.. I personally use brawling and bow. I usually have the toughest time against people who use hand blast and dual pistol. I’m just not good at the interrupts and block breaks against them. Hope this helps. Good luck guys!

    3. seals on saturn

      both actually, i know that brawling is not the best for dps because its damage is low and cost reduction is low, but as a hard light user i dont find weapon mastery that essential with unlimited combos so i would rather have a weapon mastery that restores my power faster so i can get back to my heavy dealing HL combos as fast as possible. For controller its almost a no brainer to me, you should use brawling. 1.8 seconds with 7 hits is hard to miss out on, cost reduction is low but when your energy is full you can switch the enhanced shuriken mastery which i think gives you 14% reduction which is still low but being able to get 35 hits in 9 seconds will definitely make up for it.

  59. seals on saturn

    are the displayed unlimited combos the only possible variations or can you make your own? What kind of damage increase are you looking at with repeating combos over 4 seconds? Is damage per second more substantial than what weapon mastery offers? What kind of increase to crit does inspiration give?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Seals on Saturn, there are so many builds that which allow you to use multiple possible variations in UNLIMITED COMBOS. It is hard for us to explain them all so we offer you one of the best loadouts for MELEE and RANGE UNLIMITED COMBOS.

      I dont know the exact ammount of damage increased when you use unlimited combos for more than 4 Seconds. However, my construct combo damage is so high that you dont need to use inspiration or chompers to deal great damage

      With this improvement in CONSTRUCT COMBOS, there is no need to deal damage with your weapon because the damage increasement after 4 seconds construct combos will be as good as your weapon mastery combos.

      Inspiration increases your precision and critical strike, it is a big increasement but you cant focus on doing UNLIMITED COMBOS and you will still doing great damage

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      This is the most recommended range combo:
      Fan – (Hold Range) Impact – (Hold Range) Light Blast – (Hold Range) Minigun – (Tap Range) Ram – (Tap Range) Fan

    3. seals on saturn

      so at high level raids where ranged is your only “intelligent” option, this is obviously not the build you’d want to be using. Would u recommend respeccing for Necropolis to something with snap trap and fan with infinite loop or would the rotation all together change to utilize clip mechanics?

    4. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Seals, this build lets players use all available mechanics: UNLIMITED COMBOS, Awesome Mechancis, and weapon mastery; so you can use this same loadout for any situation in-game.

      Fan and Snap Trap range combo is great but you will need to reorganize your build.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      It can be great DCUOHL. However, you will need to form a completely different build to be able to use UNLIMITED RANGE AND MELEE COMBOS

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jordan, i have try them both and i think that both are equally fast in weapon mastery combos. However, Dual Wield can access its weapon mastery combos with multiple taps and hold combination while One Handed has its weapon mastery combos combination very clear.

      I personally use One Handed more, but i find them both equally great.

  60. cjstolte

    I’m confused as to why with a precision based powerset, and precision mods, you’d out escalating might as the neck tact mod.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Cjstolte, thanks for pointing this out. We just changed tactical mods from Escalating Might to Relentless Precision

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      For celestial is different because you cant use unlimited combos and reach 9 in your hit counter. So it is better to get 100% chance might raised than 5% chance precision raised

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Relentless Precision increases your precision after the HIT COUNTER is higher than 9. This is possible by using more than 9 weapon attacks or construct combo attacks consecutively. Hit counter is reset when you use a super-poweer or when you dont hit your target with weapon attacks and construct combos.

      Light DPS can reach more than 9 in the hit counter easily with their weapon attacks or UNLIMITED COMBOS. However, celestial combos are limited and they need to use another superpower to use a combo, so celestial can only reach more than 9 in the HIT COUNTER with weapon attacks which is not optimal for a DPS to only use weapon attacks.

      This is why Relentless Precision is only recommended for LIGHT DPS rather than CELESTIAL DPS or RAGE DPS

  61. Whipthrash

    Why does a lot of people use the robot? I don’t see a point in using it other than just filling a spot in ur load out, not being mean I just don’t see why from my point of view I’ve been playing dc a long time and I’ve never used the robot in iconic powers someone please explain? Ty for ur time.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Whipthrash, they probably use Robot sidekick to add a damage over time power to their loadout. Since a few Gambe Updates back, pets are doing great damage and now that Light only need 1 superpower to access melee and range unlimited combos they see that having a robot sidekick will only increase their damage a little

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jordan, inspiration last longer than recharge and increase your precision more also

  62. Black Wulf

    Ok so here’s my question. If WM is optional, do I still need to spec into it? I guess what I’m asking is, with 114 sp would the precision be the same if I took the 5 or 6 weapons that have 6point cost +7 or take 4 weapons with WM and their 3point cost +25 might/precision?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Black Wulf, it is always recommended for you to unlock weapon mastery skill points to received 75 might / 75 precision in total. However, it is also recommeded that you unlock some critical damage and critical chance after spending your skill points in your main weapon and cross weapons

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jerome, it is not tha people choose GH over Snap trap. I personally prefer Snap trap but for having unlimited melee and range combos, light blast must be unlocked and it is beloe grasping hand. If you try to unlock snap trap youll need to sacrifice unlocking inspiration (great precision buff) or dps iconics buff (3% crit chance and 10% crit damage).

  63. Grey

    Here’s my loadout:

    Chompers, Neo Venom Boost, Mini Gun, Fan, Light Barrier, Robot Sidekick

    I prefer keeping Light Barrier for breakout purposes.

    1. Chompers clipped with Neo Venom Boost,
    2. WM Mastery to Fan
    3. Fan > Impact > Light Blast > Minigun > Ram > Fan (keep repeating until neo-venom boost is available)
    4. WM to opener.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks for sharing your loadout Grey, it is a great build you have that includes shielding and robot sidekick 🙂

  64. Keith

    Light DPS with 13 power point you can obtain all the inifinte combo moves / powers for range and melee..
    The last two power points

    My loadout contains Light Claws, Chommpers, Grasphing Hands, Fan, Light Barrier, and Threatening Chainsaw. My final power point was placed into tactical genious.

    Range attacks I use Chomppers and if it is a single target use grasping hand and go through the rnage combo and if it iis mult-targets I start off with fan instead of grasping hand.

    Melee attack I start off with a claw attack and do chainsaw for the damage increase and than continue with the HL combo..

    Once I hit around 10-15 hits I repeat the chommpers or claw and continue…not sure if this is effective but it has proven pretty good in most of the content I run…

    You can swap out the iconic power point for Sidekick Robot if you wan for added constant damage…

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Keith, we just updated this Light guide including Melee and Range Infinite combos 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      We are currently working on updating text from our Power Trees especializations online. After that, we will start updating all our power roles guides with GU43.

  65. Keith

    Mental, Ice, and Light powers all received updates today. Please update your site.

    Light has two infinite combos now: Range and Melee..

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of course Keith, we will update our guides soon. We are currently investigating what are the best builds and loadout for this new GU

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Lanier, Light dps will still be precision based due to the unlimited combos that have been added. We will update this guide to add melee and range unlimited combos

  66. Getsugan

    It’s been a long time since I have played DCUO. And am returning. So I was wondering if quantum is good.. I have been going around and finding a lot of negativity for the power….. And also is this a power that causes instant amount of damage during end game… Also if it does not and is DoT, could you recommend a power that causes instant damage along with weapon is most preferably appropriate to use with it? Sorry, a lot has changed to the game.

    1. Getsugan

      Oh crap… Major mistake.. The previous comment was directed at quantum. Did not realize I had two browsers open. Is there a way to delete a comment you have posted?

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Getsuga, DCUO has been trying to balanced most of their powers and with weapon mastery the way of doing DPS has been completely changed. Quantum is not consider a great DPS power but for Controller it makes a really great job. Soon with G43, Light, Nature, Mental, and Ice will be revamped and they will deal great damage.

      In my opinion, all powers can be gread DPS and Tank/Healer/Controller. I personally use Electricity and Rage. But with GU43, i will give Light a try because it will deal great damage with no power consumption at all

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Gage, can you explain us what you see wrong in the power build image?? We dont see any error 🙁

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Bornextreme, every time you use a super power after a weapon mastery combo it will get critical bonus. However, construct combos wont get benefit from weapon mastery crit

  67. Keith

    You will have to update the site again after update 43 is released. Update 43 is to bring about a change to the AM for HL. It brings in two endless combos: one range and one melee. The update also will increase the combo damage after 4 seconds have past, meaning each combo moves will do more damage. This returns the HL power to the olds days of using combos and the power going back to precision base mods for increase in damage…

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Strafing Rum is better than ballistic assault because it deals more damage and does not need you to channeled as ballistic assault requires. However, i am agree that ballistic assault has a badass animation 🙂

  68. Psyche

    In my experience with t6 content the iconic robot doesn’t get full uptime and it’s a waste of time to constantly be clipping from it just to keep it up, even with ranged loadouts, the bot will encounter many issues staying alive in raids such as Artifacts and Lockdown.

    In place of that spot on the loadout should probably be Light Barrier as it has it’s uses especially in the above mentioned raids. It can be used to cancel out of an animation early while say a boss is about to teleport on you, lunge or charge. It can also be used to avoid minor damage interruptions such as when you have the poison on you from Lockdown to rally someone or to even pick up the rifle despite having poison on you, it prevents minor aoe fodder as well from the bosses themselves, such as ground pound attacks.

    Light has huge issues with AoE in comparison to other power sets so the only thing you can even attempt to do is optimize what you have, regardless of how lack it might be.

    In this case, I would advise calculating how many targets there are to dps down.
    For example if there are only 2 – 3 targets and they are bunched together this is the perfect time to WM -> Grasping Hand/Fan -> Chompers. Repeat until dead.

    If there are more than three or the targets are too split to be hit by a fan then you’re best off just using WM -> Chompers and repeat.

    For single target situations, you might find better luck using WM -> Grasping Hand/Fan -> Hand Clap/Grasping Hand -> Chompers and repeat.

    You can also choose to use no WM at all with the exact same combos listed above except for your weapon combos, I can think of a few viable combos such as Hammer Throw from 2hand and Solar from HB. The benefit to this is power conservation and the damage isn’t that far off from WM but still seems less in some cases.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Pysche for your suggestion, im sure this will help other players to improve their dps

    2. Keith

      I have played around with various Hard Light loadout for a while and I have learned something interesting with Hard Light DOT. First you have two types of DOT for HL. You have precision base DOT and might base DOT. Within the might base you have Spike Quake / Chompers or Grasping Hand / Snap Trap. Within the Precision base you can have grasping hands or Snap Trap. Snap Trap vs. Grasping Hand is up to the player but from my experience Snap Trap does more direct damage.
      The powers I have in my loadout are as followed: RAM, Chompers, Snap Trap, Fan, Light Shield, and Sidekick Robot
      When I play, I use the following rotation to take advantage of all types of in game damage. My primary rotation is WM into Chompers into WM go into SnapTrap combo to Fan into WM into Fan and finally into Ram combo to SnapTrap and combo to Fan. I repeat this combo. This rotation has AOE, burst, and DOT with a combination of Might and Precision. This rotation works within any content and if you have a good controller you can quickly flip through it without too much fuss.
      When selecting powers if you go with inspiration you have to give up Light Barrier and Sidekick robot; I prefer a shield that I use to gain the 60% damage buff right before I go into my rotation above. I know sidekick robot has its drawback, such as being killed during a raid, but the extra damage he does is constantly there when up. Inspiration last until 5 seconds have past or until you reset your hit counter, most players go power, WM, power, WM, etc… this doesn’t maximize the inspiration ability, especially if one has resentless precision neck mod equipped…instead that player would be go Power WM, WM, WM, etc… until the hit counter is reset. This setup worked well when clipped with Venom Boost, but does not produce the same damage numbers as the rotation above because it is missing out on DOT that the rotation provides.
      The rotation above benefits greatly from weapons that have range attacks that require the button sequence of tap and hold or tap and tap and weapons that provides AOE damage. My preferred weapon is Duel Wield.
      With a well balance group 1 – tank 2 controller 1 healer and 4 DPS players I average around 6-7 million in Necro and a bit more in Artifacts and even greater value in Lockdown.
      Whenever you run with another HL player and if the loadout are similar, you have to talk about who will use Chompers to activate the PI mechanic of HL. As you don’t want to overwrite each other powers.
      I have run with HL players that use a more unconventional loadout. The loadout includes the following.
      Inspiration, Recharge, Venom Boost, HL Shield/Group Shield, Light Shield, and Sidekick Robot .
      Clip trinket, inspiration, recharge and venom boost to gain the highest possible increase to precision. From the WM until the hit combo resets. Use shields as needed. This loadout is pure 100% precision and focuses on improving WM damage through an increase in critical attacks. I have tried this loadout and I just cannot get into using my weapon all the time.

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Keith for sharing this amazing comment with the community we are glad to have experienced players like you sharing their point of view in our blog 🙂

  69. Keith

    I play HL and I find that Robot Sidekick to be more effect than Inspiration. The rotation I use is Chompers -> WM -> Snap Trap combo to Fan -> Fan again -> WM -> Ram combo to Snap Trap combo to Fan, rinse and repeat.
    I also recommend for all DPS players to have a shield available and right after popping the shield use WM to get the 60% damage increase from Max Damage mod. I run this rotation in all instance and am usually one of the top DPS on the PS server.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks Keith, we just add a powerset using your tips 🙂 We are glad to have your help in our guides 🙂


    I know you have probably answered this somewhere already but what would you recommend for a weapon on hardlight dps.. I mostly fight range because I feel like ill die quick when fighting in close range. what weapon and combo do you recommend. I use two handed right now but it is to slow my loadout is inspiration – venom-chompers- grasping hand clip with fan – with my robot on the side. help me please.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Eazybutton, we recommend for DPS fast weapon such as One Handed, Dual Wield, Staff, and Hand Blaster. I personally use One Handed because it is great at melee and range DPS. One Handed: Solar Flame Mastery, Dual Wield: Explosive Shot Mastery, and Staff: Mortar Mastery deals heavy damage to multiple enemies and is fast at it.

      Being a Light power it is helpful if you have the UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS which will help you kill enemies fast (at melee) without power consumption, this is great for solo, duos, missions.


      Hey thanks for the reply!!! I have changed to hand blasters… I use ur loadout chompers – inspiration- grasping hand into fan + fan- side kick robot (i like the extra damage it gives.. Doesnt give much but some is better than none) – straffing run….. I am currently 110 cr dps!!! Im always top 2 in damage!!! Very rare for me to get 3rd!!! This website has helped tons!!!! Gotta work on my troll now!!!

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      You are welcome Eazybutton for your thoughts. We are glad to be helpful and our guides improve your damage 🙂


      I am also looking for a new active league… If anyone knows of one i am willing to join… Thanks!!!

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Dante, we are currently working on this guide. However, most light dps uses the weapon mastery rotation as explained. We will make some changes in the guide. However, i dont think most of the powers will be changed

  71. Jason

    I am currently using the staff weapon mastery into one handed on my HL melee DPS. My rotation consists of chompers clipped with inspiration/ weapon mastery/ ram into whip trash x 2/ fan into light claws. Repeat. Is there a more powerful rotation for AOE dps and single target combined?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jason, thanks for writting. In fact, you are using the most powerful AOE dps rotation perfectly 🙂 Ram combo into Whip Trash is the most powerful way for dps multiple enemies 🙂

  72. Bradley Paterson

    Love your guides and tools and I advise the league I’m with (through our Facebook Group Page) about things of interest that you post (GU41 updates, Census Tools, CR Guides, etc.)

    However I currently use Dual Pistol level 94 as my main weapon but I’m told this isn’t the best to use for a DPS especially through ‘Necro’ as you jump around trying to do your weapon mastery. Do you have a preferred weapon of choice as a Light DPS?

    I would love to reset my loadouts and change weapons if that is required.

    Last question do you use the same loadout for PvP or do you have a specific loadout as I need to start doing PvP for more SP.


    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Bradley thanks for your support we are very glad you share our information among your friends 🙂

      For DPS we always recomend the fastest weapons such as One Handed, Dual Wield, Staff. I personally use one handed for dps with my characters it has great and fast weapon mastery combos.

      For PVP, i use almost the same loadout, but if i see another super-power can be great for the task then i change it but PVP is mostly about using your weapon, blocking and interrupting if you are new in PVP start doing Legends 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sarutobi, of course you can do that. In fact, there are multiple ways of doing damage with LIGHT Combos, and clearly fan precision is very powerful 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Dave, thats a great idea but we have a lot guides coming soon that doesnt let us to focus on a youtube channel now 🙁 If you have any question we can answer you and explain what you need to know

  73. Jerh

    Your LO + rotation seems the best of a groupe of 5 – 2 adds i agree , But on a single target , it is not better to do Grasping + hold melee combo + Snap Trap cliped ?

    And for a group of +5 adds i think burnst Entrap is really better , the damage are not split per the number of adds.

    And last thing , I lost 15% of my DPS by using a Dual Wield 94 , i was with Hand Blaster 92 before , so i guess One handed , staff and brawling is same damage as Dual Wield

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jerh, thanks for your comment.

      With this build Snap Trap is locked so Grasping Hand is the one which let you combo into Fan. So you should choose between Grasping Hand or Snap Trap
      Using Entrap to damage multiple enemies is a great idea when we update this guide we will recommend it 🙂
      Depending on how long your weapon mastery combo is, it will deal more damage. We try to recommend fast weapon and combos to deal more damage in less time.

  74. GingaAlchemist

    Would it not be a bad idea to leap at your enemy with light claws if you are a dps? I have been a dps for a while and the meta seems to be that the only person in melee range is the tank. Is there some way to use light claws and not jump into the middle of the fight?

    1. GingaAlchemist

      Also, the bonus damage from your weapon mastery combo continues to apply throughout the full light combo, correct?

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Ginga, i dont think Weapon Mastery Crit bonus affect light combos because it would be no fair that all your combo attacks heavily crits your enemies. Weapon Mastery Crit bonus only affect the super-power used after the weapon mastery combo impacts or completes

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      There is no way to use light Claws and not jump to your target 🙁 Light claws is mainly a melee super-power same as Whip Trash

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello BornExtreme, you dont need Venom buff when you have Inspiration in your loadout. Furthermore, Neo Venom is not recommendable because it has long cooldown and lasts short time. We took out Robot Sidekick because as a Light DPS is more recommendable to have the UNLIMITED LIGHT COMBOS than having the robot.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Zopitete, this build can be use without weapon mastery. In fact, the UNLIMITED CONSTRUCT COMBOS is the rotation you can use if you dont want to have weapon mastery. However, it is highly recommended that you use weapon mastery for DPS

    2. Zopitete

      I’m starting with a hard light caracter that’s why i ask i can’t use weapon mastery until i have all the sp thanks! great job with your guides!

  75. AnonymousVillain

    I’m not understand how this is considered a good guide at all. I’m sorry. I’m a fan of your guides for sure, don’t get me wrong. But this is not a good Light guide at all. The Light DPS guide you had in the past was much more efficient than this, I’m pretty sure it was much different, and I got much better DPS with it.

    This guide has no Whip Trash or Snap Trap activated, therefore the construct combo ends after you reach Ram or Minigun. You’ll have to keep using short-strung combos – which will ultimately drain your power quickly. You need to be able to cycle through a contruct combo without stopping. No need for the Robot Sidekick, no need for half of those support skills.

    I was trusting in this to help me out ’cause I wanted to switch out my Light DPS to something more efficient and I noticed that the troll guide was different – but the troll guide helped me – and this guide just made my Light user hard to play and not fun at all..

    Please think of a better build and stop justifying this one. It’s really bad information.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Anonymous, thanks for your comment. We will research and find another powerset to offer you and that works well with Weapon Mastery Rotation

  76. Mr Schloppy

    I can’t get Whip Trash to even work with this build at all. It won’t proc after Minigun or Ram. No matter what I do, it never, ever works. Therefore, no “unlimited combo mode.”

    🙁 Help..

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Mr Schloppy, we will find another powerset that has unlimited combo mode soon 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Danny, no weapon mastery combos between Fan Combo and Fan Super-power, in fact the Fan super-power clips the Fan Combo

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of course you can, our builds and loadouts just try to recommend people a way to play that doesnt mean you cant make your own way 🙂

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Emerald, Light is Precision base by default moreover if you are using Light with weapon mastery rotation. You will deal heavy damage with your weapon mastery combos so you need to boost your precision

  77. Marcelo

    Surely this build would work better with Snap Trap over Grasping Hand as the clip is faster and doesnt use anymore power points?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Marcelo, you can use Snap Trap instead of Grasping Hand but you will need 1 more power point to do it. In this case, Robot Sidekick wont be able to unlock

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Of Course Veritasum, you can unlock Snap Trap instead of Grasping Hand. However, by doing that you will have to sacrifice the Robot Sidekick because you will need an additional Skill point to unlock Snap Trap. THat is why we choose Grasping Hand over Snap Trap

  78. bugsy

    what to you is the easiest and most fun to play? doesnt have to be strong just ur opinion amongst all powers. pls respond thanks

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      I have multiple characters but this is why i prefer them and why they are my favorite:
      * Rage: for its rage combos and survival
      * Electricity: having my enemies electrocuted every time and its animation
      * Quantum: amazing crowd control super-powers, and watching my enemies stopped in time

      Im sure other powers can be more powerful than my favorites but i use them because i like their animations 🙂

  79. James

    This could be a dumb question, but when you say use the “weapon mastery combos” for the DPS rotation, do you mean just the weapon mastery combo or the combos unlocked once you have unlocked weapon mastery? Let me know if you understand.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello James, by saying Weapon Mastery Combos we mean to use the combo gotten by unlocking cross-weapon mastery. For example, One handed has Dual Wield and Hand Blaster as cross-weapon. The “Weapon Mastery Combo” will mean using Solar Flame Mastery (obtained with Hand Blaster Mastery)

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Brodant, i usually suggest One Handed weapon. However, using any Weapon that has fast Weapon mastery combos (Dual Wield, Brawling, Staff) will deal heavy damage to your enemies

  80. Marcelo

    Hello, I have essentially this build but I spec into impact and dont have robot sidekick (im doing a parallax kyle rayner type cosplay and sidekick doesnt really fit very well). My main question is about swing. Ypu see, I have one slot to spare and would like to use the power swing, which is combo’ed off entrap. The only problem is. I havent actually been able to perform swing. I have seen other people do it so i know it can be done but somehow ai cant get the timing right which is weird cos usually my timing is good. Do you know why it wont work?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Marcelo, the only way to use Swing is by using Entrap and then Tap Melee, I have try it myself and just Tapping Melee repeatedly after using Entrap will comboed into Swing. I hope this asnwer your question and help your cosplay character 🙂

  81. GingaAlchemist

    Do you still main light after the addition of weapon mastery? And, by extension, do you think that the addition of weapon mastery changes the play-style of a lot of powersets?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello GingaAlchemist, you can use Light Combos but your weapon mastery combos will deal much more damage than light combos. And yes, I think weapon mastery have changed all powersets playstyle, it is the best way to deal damage now. You can use older playstyles but you will see that your damage will be lower than Weapon mastery based

    2. GingaAlchemist

      That’s unfortunate, at least for now. I hope in the future they will either alter/nerf weapon mastery a bit, or just rework a lot of the powersets in terms of dps, with the new meta in mind

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      They are trying to promote multiple DPS mechanics, weapon mastery is the most powerful for now but in electricity and nature trees exist a sort of less power consumption after using super-powers in an especific order. We didnt dig much in that rotation because it is trying to emerge for now

  82. Pmed418

    Just curious …

    1) Does weapon mastery increase damage from chompers?
    2) I primarily use dual wield and the explosive shot mastery mainly … which targets multiple enemies. I also use ram … which also targets multiple enemies. My current rotation is: weapon mastery into chompers, weapon mastery into the combo (ram, snap trap, fan), understanding that the snap trap and fan are single target … which is usually the most powerful enemy in front of me; rinse and repeat. Straifing Run when available. And, until recently, I was using the combo (hand clap, grasping hand, fan) to change things up some. Does this load out have any merit with the new upgrades? I have replaced the hand clap combo with inspiration … mainly because I had to unmemorize something to make room for inspiration.
    3) I don’t see snap trap memorized any longer?
    4) Wasn’t aware robot sidekick got an upgrade. I will be adding it to my rotation.

    1. Pmed418

      I would like to add that I have put inspiration into my load out, and am clipping it with chompers … but also preceding it with a weapon mastery, and have noticed a notable increase in my DPS with T-6 mobs. Haven’t been able to include sidekick robot as of yet … as I am still of snap trap in my combo capabilities.

      On a side note, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to provide this site; it has helped me a lot with my damage output.

    2. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thank you so much Pmed418 for your words, we try to provide and investigate the best builds and loadout for our players as a guidance for what they need to know or do. DCUO powers can be played in unlimited ways and it is nice you have found yours 🙂

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Pmed418, thanks for your writing.
      1) Weapon mastery doesnt increase your super-powers damage but using your weapon mastery combos before a super-power (grasping hand) will give it 360% weapon mastery critical bonus increasement
      2) Weapon mastery Crit Bonus only applied to the first Tick of any super-power used. Using weapon Mastery combo and then Ram will decrease your damage buff to 35% and your light combo snap trap and fan will only deal 35% damage more. Hand clap also increase your damage by 35%. Furthermore, your weapon mastery combos deals more damage than your Light Combos but it needs a good damage buff (40% – 45% – 50%)
      3) Grasping Hand replace Snap Trap because both have light combo to Fan. This helps you to get enough skill points to unlock Robot Sidekick and boost your stats with iconics.
      4) Robot sidekick is dealing really good damage now, that is why we are promoting it in Weapon Mastery dps loadouts.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Rodrigo, generator base exobytes dissapear because it is being fixed, there was a bug that DCUO is currently fixing

  83. Sonny

    How do I clip? I’m on the PS3 and I think I must be doing it wrong. I’ve tried to push both buttons down for a “clip” and I always only get one power to activate rather than both of them. Also, I haven’t got enough skill points yet to acquire weapon mastery because I’ve only got 29 the moment I hit level 30, so will the rotation still work without them? This guide has most people with endgame goals already that are higher tierd, so any pointers for us who have low cr and not enough skill points yet?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Sonny, you must press Chompers and then Inspiration in this order to activate them as a clip. You can clip any other super-power in this loadout by pressing Inspiration just before it. If you dont have enough skill points it is important for you to use Chompers to daze your enemies and power up your super-powers such as Grasping Hand and Fan which deal additional damage to Dazed enemies.

      I recommend you to get skill points as fast as you can, Make feats in this order:

  84. Godzilla

    If you remove the weapon mastery combos since you cant have weapon mastery (No DLC) then is it still a good loadout?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Godzilla, you can access Weapon mastery as a free account. There is no need to buy any DLC Pack to access weapon mastery.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Rodrigo, you can still unlocked Whip Trash instead of Robot sidekick. However, using the robot and the weapon mastery combos will grant you much more damage than using your construct combos.

      If you are still intereseted in unlimited construct combos, here is the rotation:
      Fan – Light Claws (Tap Melee x4) – Ram (Tap Ranged) – Whip Thrash (Tap Melee x2) – Impact (Hold Ranged) – Grasping Hand (Hold Melee) – Fan (Tap Range) …

    2. Rodrigo

      Yes I understand, so you recommend Robot sidekick? Ah great site site and tips, congratulations.

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Yes Rodrigo, I strongly recommend Robot sidekick at least now that it is doing great damage 🙂

  85. Terrence

    Hi, I have been wanting to try out the Hard Light for a while now. Is the staff a good weapon to use for this type of power?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Terrence, Staff can be a very good weapon especially by using Mortar Mastery for range dps 🙂

  86. Foolia

    Both updated Light and Electricity DPS guide recommend using Robot Sidekick. Is there a reason for this?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Foolia, Robot sidekick damage has been increased with last game updates and it doesnt disable you from getting the Weapon Mastery Bonus. I have try it myself and it deals pretty good damage. Furthermore, with weapon mastery rotations there is no need to use multiple super-powers to deal damage.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Bigwes30, Dual pistols doesnt have any fast weapon mastery combos which will affect your DPS. I recommend you One handed 🙂

  87. Marcelo

    Cool build. Does this work well with hand blasters? I might trii it out on my current light build. I’ve just been using the assault skills and havent even touched support, but definetely will for that buff. I’ll have to get used to the combos and stuff, as a new player i’m usually just mashing and using what i like/looks cool. Nice build tho.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Marcelo, for DPS we recommend you to use One Handed or Dual Wield. Hand Blaster is a range weapon so using it will cause you to get interrupt by enemies

  88. Billy Uhrig

    This is a interesting build and I’ll have to try it my issue is my dominance is only 53 were my percision is 1153 and my might is around 2400 so the pulling effects and stubs don’t happen and the shield doesn’t last as long. Right now I have lightclaws, grasping hand, light barrier, the helicopter super , strafing run and the train animation. My weapon is dual wields can u offer me any help I’m cr 97 and I don’t feel my damage output isn’t highly enough

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi BIlly thanks for your comment.

      As light dps you must focus in precision, might, critical attack chance, and critical attack damage (in this order of importance). Light dps comes from the combos (precision based) more than powers (might base). This is probably why you feel your damage is low.

      All your mods and equipment stats should give you more precision than might, so there are tier sets 5 based in precision and other based in might. You dont need to worry about your dominance, and light shield uses restoration to last longer, but you shouldnt focus on restoration either.

      Now mastering lights combo is what you must focus from now on. This guide allows players to unlock infinite light combo. But they will only be powerful if you raise your precision

    2. Billy Uhrig

      Ok so when I start a boss fight I’ll lightclaws in then either continuously light claw or light claw-ram to chains then I’ll repeat. But a continuous light claw does just as much damage as my normal attack so should I stay away from this is shoot for a combo? Now in your combo when is a good time to pop the shield

    3. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Billy Uhrig, Light Claws being clipped in the right way (activate Light Claws + Hold Melee) can inflict lots of damage, but it will only increase all damage by 35%.

      I like to open melee DPS with Fan->Light Claws (Light Combo) and then Ram->Whip Trash (Light Combo). Spamming Ram + Whip Trash (Light Combo) is what i use when want to attack multiple targets at the same time.

      Now for range DPS, most of Light DPS uses Snap Trap -> Fan (Light Combo) -> jump -> Fan. This spam rotation is used for Raids and Alerts where you are powered over time with a controller.

      A good time to pop your Light Shield is when you are entering in attack mode or when you are low health. Sometimes in Alerts without tanks, I like to jump into the fight acting as a tank with my shield up, so the healer have a time to start healing me and put healer’s buff on me.

    4. Billy

      So I was a little skeptical about changing my power trees around but I have to say after I did all I can say is wow. This is what I’ve been looking for if I use a flex soda it puts my percision up to 1460 and I put the hurt on consistently and more using this way more than I ever did with my old set and I rarely go down this is great thank you guys for the pointers!!! 🙂 🙂

    5. dcuobloguide Post author

      Thanks so much Billy for your comment, this motivate us to keep growing and get better info to our community. We are glad we can help you 🙂

  89. Marlon

    Is this a good build overall? I was thinking about making a light dps and just wanted some perspective on it

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Marlon, i personally use this loadout with my lantern. However, it is imposible to say if this is the best build and loadout in the game. Our guides try to give our community build and loadout to start and have the perspective of using it. But it will depend on the player if they want to follow or with more experience make its own build.

      What i can say to you is that our guides are recopilation of builds and loadout from some experienced player who use these powers.

    2. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Marlon,

      Our builds try to give players a guidance in what powers are the best to have in their loadouts. However, most players use the same build for both pvp or pve, unless they now have Armories that can switch PVP and PVE tiers and stats. I personally use this loadout for PVP and PVE, and i have realized that in pvp using your weapon, blocking, and interrupting is what makes you win instead of using your powers which takes you to spend all your power and die faster.

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Shion, thanks for your comment

      This Light DPS build allows you to unlock what I called unlimited Light Combos and you can start this unlimited combos with Fan, Ram, Grasping Hand, and Snap Trap. I dont use chainsaw because it has long animation and machinegun can be used in the unlimited combo (Fan – Light Claws – Machinegun – Whip Trash – Impact – Grasping Hand – Fan)

      As Light DPS, you can make a lot of damage saving power because you just need to activate one power to have unlimited combos without consuming power

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