Quantum DPS Guide


Quantum damagers focus on dealing damage to enemies with high levels of might and precision, and bringing them to their knees by manipulating space and generating graviton fields.

Quantum DPS guide updated to GU38

Quantum is a power set that is available through the download of the ”Origin Crisis” DLC. Quantum is the DCUO’s 10th power set.

Statistics Priority

  • Precision: Precision adds damage to all weapon attacks (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


This build only use 8 power points, so you can use the last 7 power points in the Iconic tree:

  • Robot Sidekick: Deploy a hovering security drone to assist in Battle
  • Weapons Expert: Permanently gain +3% Critical Attack Chance
  • Tactical Genius: Permanently gain +10% Critical Attack Damage
  • Nanoweave Armor: Permanently gain +50 Defense +100 Toughness
  • Powerful Resistance: Permanently gain +100 Health
  • Intimidating Gaze: Permanently gain +25 Dominance
  • Wisdom of Solomon: Permanently gain +50 Vitalization +100 Power

Quantum Dps Loadout


  1. Gravity Well: Damages, roots, and stuns your enemies. It is an AOE power. Polarized enemies or those that are Graviton-Charged take additional damage. Increases all damage by 50%.
  2. Warped Reality: increases the chance that your enemies will take extra damage and be rooted or levitated in place. Causes your target to be and other nearby enemies to be Graviton-Charged, making them vulnerable to future fluctuations in gravity Increases all damage by 40%. (keep it active)
  3. Singularity: Creates a black hole near your target, damaging, levitating and stunning it. Nearby enemies are damaged, rooted, and pulled toward the void. After a short time, the singularity will explode, damaging nearby enemies and knocking them down. Graviton-Charged enemies take extra damage and will become Polarized, causing objects to be attracted to them.  Increases all damage by 45%.
  4. Gravity Bomb: Launch an explosive gravity bomb at your enemies, damaging, stunning, and knocking them down. Graviton-Charged enemies take extra damage and will become Polarized, causing objects to be attracted to them. Increases all damage 50%.
  5. Robot Sidekick: Deploy a hovering security drone to assist in Battle.
  6. Oblivion (50% Supercharge Cost): Deals heavy damage, knocks enemies down and levitates them in place. Also grants protection against control effects and prevents damage for a short time. Causes your target to be Graviton-Charged, making it vulnerable to future fluctuations in gravity

Quantum DPS Tips

  • Clip Gravity Well and Warped Reality, in this order, together to ensure high dps.
  • Quantum Tunneling can be very helpful in PVP arenas, so unlock it instead of Nanoweave Armor and Powerful Resistance.
  • Having your enemies Graviton-Charged will increase your super-powers damage. For that purpose keep Warped Reality active.
  • Keep your Robot Sidekick active

Quantum DPS Rotation

Using Weapon Mastery in your rotation will deal heavy damage to your enemies. Here will be displayed what super-powers you should use in each Weapon Mastery Phase.


Phase 1: Super-powers Opener

Gravity Well (50%) clipped with Warped Reality (40%)

Phase 3: Super-powers Burst

Singularity (45%)

Gravity Bomb (50%)

Full DPS Weapon Mastery Rotation

Gravity Well (50%) clipped with Warped Reality (40%) – Weapon Mastery Combos - Singularity (45%)  - Weapon Mastery CombosGravity Bomb (50%)

Equipmend MODS

Red Socket

  • Precision
  • Might

Yellow Socket

  • Power
  • Precision & Power
  • Might & Power

Blue Socket

  • Precision & Health (improve survival)
  • Might & Health (improve survival)
  • Dominance & Might (improve control effects)
  • Dominance & Precision (improve control effects)
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61 thoughts on “Quantum DPS Guide

  1. Drakhanis

    Hey there I was just wondering about movements for quantum. I currently use flight but I do like super speed but which is better. I can’t decide. I’m a controller and do attack from a distance but I am torn as to which is more useful

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Drakhanis, i personaly prefer Fly over other movements. In some instance you need to skip enemies and it is really hard to do it if you have Acrobatics or Super-speed. Furthermore, flying can be put in autopilot so you can pointed in the right direction and go to grab some water :)

  2. Foolia

    I have boost IV tactical mod now and I’m not sure which mod ensures effective dps. What is your recommendation? I use the same load out and rotation from the guide with one-handed’s solar flame mastery. Thanks in advance.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Foolia, we will soon make a Base guides where we will detail all dispenser MODS and recommendations for each power set.

    2. Foolia

      Thanks for the reply. I’m looking forward to your Base guide.

      I have another question: As a range DPS, I really like one handed’s solar flame mastery as it’s quick and powerful. However, I just don’t like my character holding any kind of weapon, so I’m thinking of switching to brawling and its shuriken storm/enhanced shuriken mastery as an alternative. What is your opinion on either mastery? Also, what other weapon mastery do you think is useful for range DPS?

    3. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Foolia, using Enhanced Shuriken Mastery from Brawling Mastery will be great for your DPS. Another recommended range weapon mastery combo is Mortar Mastery from Staff weapon

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hola Dedro, si utilizas Weapon Mastery es mas recomendable que le des prioridad a la precision para potenciar el daño realizado por tus armas. O la otra opcion seria potenciar precision y fuerza por igual

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello David, staff has excellent weapon mastery combos like Mortar Mastery (Range Hold x2). Bow has slow weapon mastery combos so i preffer Staff over Bow

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Jackson, DCUO is trying to balance all power to make them similar in rotations and mechanics. However, i have the 3 powers and i am really enjoying Electricity. I love quantum for their Crowd Control and Rage for their survivality

    2. Jackson

      You were definitely right. Quantum has amazing crowd control and im having a blast with it along with dual pistols. Everything is destroyed in seconds lol do you think dual pistols is a good choice for it? especially when it comes time for the weapon mastery?

  3. ron

    Thanks for the updated load out. I’m curious as to why you have your load out the way you do. If anything I’ve removed oblivion due to the fact that it takes a while to build the super charge and weapon mastery combos do more damage anyway. I’ve kept tachyon blast with the enduring damage mod because it’s too hard for me to ignore the 60% damage bonus.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hi ron, using Oblivion can be very helpful in T6A, in a single alert i use Oblivion 6 times. Using Tachyon blast is an excellent variant but it only deals heavy damage when your target is lower than 35% health

  4. Foolia

    Thank you for the new rotation. While the previous rotation is very good, it’s just not as good as when using Weapon Mastery.

  5. Nekros

    I konw it’s not the best for the job but, How much is Martial Arts and Shield weapon mastery combos disadvantage compare to One handed, Dual Wield, Brawling?
    PS. Im just want to know what’s the great things of both weapon Martial Arts and Shield and What worth to try them with Quantum DPS. THANKs for all helps :)

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Nekros, for DPS weapon mastery, Speed is the key so you need to choose the fastest weapon mastery combos available in your main weapon tree.
      For example, One handed has 3 amazing weapon mastery combos:
      * Stunning Swipe Mastery (Melee Tap x1 + Melee Hold x2)
      * Dual Flurry Mastery (Melee Tap x2 + Melee Hold x2)
      * Solar Flame Mastery (Range Hold x2)

      If you choose Martial Arts as your main weapon you should choose:
      * Loft Shot Mastery (Melee Tap x1 + Melee Hold x2)
      * Uppercut Mastery (Melee Tap x2 + Melee Hold x2)
      * Meteor Blast Mastery (Range Hold x4)

      If you choose Shield as your main weapon you should choose:
      * Home Run Mastery (Melee Tap x1 + Melee Hold x2)
      * Lifting Strike Mastery (Melee Tap x2 + Melee Hold x2)
      * Magnum Round Mastery (Range Hold x4)

      Comparing One Handed VS Martial Arts VS Shield, you will note that One handed has the fastest animations for melee DPS and the fastest combo in Range dps. In Alerts and Raids, you must use your range DPS so having a Range Hold x2 will make you deal more damage than others.

      I hope this answer your question :)

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Tane, for quantum DPS you need to get weapons with the fastest and powerful weapon mastery combos. I recommend you to use One handed, Dual Wield, Brawling.

  6. Durzo Star


    Excellent guide you have here! Would you happen to have a PvP guide to follow for Quantum?

    Much Thanks,

  7. Foolia

    In pve raid, how important do you think Gravity Bomb is for Range DPS? I wonder if I could put Quantum Tunneling in place of Gravity Bomb, so that I would have both Quantum Tunneling and Tachyon Blast available. Would it be a bad idea?

    Also, are the recommended weapons viable for pvp, mainly dueling? If not, what would you recommend? Either range or melee is fine, as long as it works well.

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Foolia, you can use Quantum Tunneling instead of Gravity Bomb with no problem it is an excellent idea what you are proposing :) For PVP, i recommend One Handed, Brawling, and Martial Arts. We want to recommend players the most used weapons in game. Personally, I enjoy using One Handed for its Weapon Mastery Combos

  8. aces

    great guide, i do have a few questions if u dont mind me,

    does movement power really matter in dcuo for a range dps ?? would it be better to be in flight mode so people on the ground cant harass u too much?

    also what does quantum tunneling does actually? understand its like a teleportation but it doesnt do any damg, so what good does it do besides like running away from an opponent?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Aces thanks for your comment. Movements dont matter for range DPS, in fact i prefer Flight over the other ones because it is the easyest way to travel and doesnt required your full attention to move your character. Quantum Tunneling is excellent for PVP. When you are controlled, it is very useful to escape your enemy killer attacks.

  9. ISworeShesLvl18

    hello. i play the PC version. well im basically looking for a good dps guide for quantum i mainly troll but i have like a for t5 dps set in bank. i know with the new updates alot has changed was just reading all the posts would it be possible to like email me the new dps guide? if not its cool

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Iswore thanks for your comment. With GU36, Quantum didnt get changes, so we recommend this build for players. You just need to practice it and mix it with Weapon Mastery Combos

  10. Marcelo

    Hi, any chance dual pistols work well with quantum for dps? I’ve been told to just not use them but damn they’re cool…… If not whats the best dps weapon?

    1. DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Marcelo thanks for your comment. Dual pistols really looks cool but it doesnt have good combos that help dealing damage, neither a good Weapon mastery combos that allows you to get the Weapon Mastery Critical Bonus easily. With weapon mastery you should focus on the best weapon with weapon mastery combos to access the 360% critical increasement.

      For DPS weapon, One Handed is the best weapon which let you access to Weapon Mastery Bonus with Solar Flame Mastery by holding 2 times range.

  11. ron

    What are your current thoughts of Quantum DPS with the latest game update? I feel like Quantum is a lot slower these days. Heck…some of the weapon mastery combos are doing damage on par with tachyon blast. Do you still recommend the same rotation of powers?

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hello Ron, thanks for your comment. We have recently updated all our Power Guides to GU36. Because of this big updated, most powers animations have been enlarged and others shortened.

      Now we will start making Weapon Mastery Guides and when we finished them Power Guides will be updated with Weapon mastery rotations.

      I recommend you to use your weapon mastery super combo to increase the super power’s chance to crit by 360% and its critical damage significantly. If you use it before a Tachyon Blast, Tachyon Blast will make heavy damage :)

    2. Ron

      Thanks for the reply to my previous post. The cast time for tachyon blast has scared me away but I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for all of your work!

  12. Robinson Guerrero

    So I’ve been reading the past comments so that I wouldn’t ask the same question.

    So without a doubt having the Rifle is the best weapon for a quantum DPS? Which would be a close second?

  13. Dresdid

    Question I’m running the build I enjoyed it for leveling but for current endgame I’m can of plataued. My cr is 101, I have 3417 might and 1221 precision. Using a bow ranged weapon. My rotation is clipping gravity well / warped reality and immediately into bow combo tap tap tap hold (all triangle) and repeat till cool down throw singularity and gravity bomb and repeat. So a couple questions
    1. For more bow dmg should I mod more precision since I’m using might based gear?
    2. Is there diminishing returns on might after a certain point? If so how much is to much?
    3. Any recomendations for improving rotation?

    Thanks in advance for the help great guide.

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hello Dresdid, thanks for your comment. You are doing great with your rotation but you are missing the most powerful quantum power which is Tachyon Blast. In Raids or alerts, using Tachyon Blast in your rotation will mark the difference.

      Talking about your stats, you should keep focusing on might. Your MODS and SKILLS must be focused on unlocking Might. The only precision you can get is from armor and skills (once you finished unlocking all the possible Might)

      As a Quantum DPS, your damage will always come from your attacks and the main task for your weapon is increasing your hit counter faster for regenerating power. Bow is an excellent range weapon but Rifle increases the hit counter faster.

      I havent heard about diminishing returns. In fact, when you are in raids you dont have any problem with power regeneration (controllers main job) so you can use your rotation with no inconvinience. I use this rotation: Gravity Well -> Warped Reality -> Singularity -> Tachyon Blast -> Tachyon Blast.

      As I said, Tachyon Blast must be the source of your high damage. Hope this clear your questions and help you to improve your dps.

  14. Dark Vertigo

    Thank you again for your advice on my previous post it has helped a lot! I was hoping I could ask a few more questions now that I am a bit further along.

    1. Is there a progression guide for where to run dailies, groups, or alerts that matches your current CR? I am at 63 and have been farming the tier 3 gear. The rewards for the tier 3 groups and alerts are fantastic but I don’t think I have the gear/dps to contribute as much as I should. Following the guide would be helpful to keep me in the right place.

    2. I am ranged and am using the rile that you recommended. I have tried the grenade spam, the forward roll/back flip combo, and mortar fire and can’t seem to maximize my dps. Do you have any advice on rotations to use?

    3. I only have 35 skill points and was told I should have a total near my CR. Is there a guide that shows strategies to get more skill points and where to place them?

    4. This is more of a general question but I would like to find a league to join. Other than spamming the trade channel is there a better place to find leagues that are recruiting?

    I really appreciate all of your help!

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Dark Vertigo, glad to be helpful.

      1. Progression Guide CR 63 to CR 70
      CR Raising Guide is an excellent idea and we will post it soon. It is a very complex guide because of declaring a path from leveling places, buying equipment, and modding gear. However, this request of yours will be answered soon. To reach CR 70 focus on:
      a) Completing The Chasm, Power Core, and Sunstone Matrix every week for Marks of Triumph, Weekly Reward, and Monthly Reward
      b) Doing easiest T3 Alerts daily for Marks of Triumph: Stryker’s Island Penitentiary, and League of Assasins Stronghold.
      c) Doing hardest T3 Alerts weekly for Weekly Reward: Coast City, Arkham Asylum, and South Gotham Courthouse.
      d) Doing T3 DUOS and T3 Challenge as much as you can.

      Doing these T3 Content will grant you powerful gear and tons of Mark of triumph. Dont buy all T3 Set you just need to calculate your current gear with your necessary gear and MODS in the CR Calculator. When leveling my characters i almost never buy all Set to raise my Combat Rating, but i use synthetic MODS to benefit from mod item bonus.

      2. Ranged DPS and Rifle
      As quantum DPS, your damage will come from your powers because your character is based on Might. Using Rifle as main weapon will help you to increase your hit counter fast and regenerate power fast. For this purpose, just spam HOLD MELEE and let the hit counter regenerate power for you.

      3. Skill Points
      The only strategy to get more skill points is to do tons of feat. Personally, i use to make feats in this priority:
      a) Exploration feats
      b) Races feats
      c) Solo feats
      d) Collectible feats

      4. Finding a League
      I know what you mean about finding a league. I have both factions character and finding a league is the hardest thing to do in DCUO. My only advice for this is to be aware of the popular Leagues, try to get invite and dont beg (some leagues likes to make people beg for an invitation). If you dislike the league just leave and find another league. You will soon find your dream league in DCUO

      Hope this answer your questions, again thanks for trusting us :)

  15. Dark Vertigo

    I have just turned 30 and am having difficulty keeping the power to complete any rotation without heavy weapon use. I am currently using hand blasters is there a better choice? Also could you post a solid rotation I could use in 2 and 4 mans vs raids? I really appreciate the help your guides have been super useful!

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Dark Vertigo thanks for writing us.

      Using your powers and completing rotations will need a controller to keep you powered up, so it is normal you cant complete your rotation. When you are doing solo missions, challenges, duos or even alerts without controllers, you need to rationate your powers, use only necessary powers, and then attack with your main weapon.

      Using your main weapon without being interrupted will increase the hit counter. The higher your hit counter is, the faster you regenerate power.

      I recommend you to use: One Handed, Dual Wield, Rifle; these weapons are the fastest on increasing the hit counter.

      When you dont have controllers use: Singularity (recommended) or Gravity Well clipped with Warped Reality and then Weapon attacks (for the hit counter) until Warped Reality is up.

      What are you getting with this rotation:
      1. Clipping Singularity or Gravity Well with Warped Reality will activate Power interactions, deal more damage, and attack multiple targets at the same time.
      2. Activating Warped Reality will increases all damage by 40% until the hit counter resets.

      If you have enough power you can use Singularity clipped Warped Reality and then Gravity Well (increases all damage by 50%), this is the most powerful melee rotation but it will consume almost all your power.

      Hope this help you, if you have any other questions just post :)

  16. Wika

    I love this guide, it’s perfect and even add’s Tunneling. This by far has became my favorite thing on dcuo.

  17. Jeremy Elliott

    Finally I’m trying this build but I was wondering since you gave the option of gravity bomb over TB, would it work better to use the 3 points it takes to get TB on iconic skills? If so what skills are recommended

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Jeremy,

      If you dont want to unlock Tachyon Blast, you could expend them in the Iconic Tree, or some controller powers.

      I would unlock Temporal Extortion and Event Horizon (Controller Powers), or Wisdom of Solomon, Intimidating Gaze, and Powerful Resistance (Iconic Powers ordered by importance).

      Tachyon Blast is useless in melee DPS, PVP, or when you dont have a controller. However, it makes a lot of damage in range DPS and it is the most powerful Quantum attack

  18. David Preston

    Love this spec just started got up to 24 in 5 hours.def the most damage by far im beating lvl 30s that join my 4 mans

  19. Luke

    Hi just checked out this loadout. What rotation do you use and how do you clip? I’m cr 103 but never got the hang of clipping. I usually troll but since armories arrived I’ve created a back up dps loadout. Thanks for the guide.

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Luke, thanks for your comment. Here is the range rotation for Quantum DPS :
      Gravity Well clipped with Warped Reality -> Singularity -> Tachyon Blast -> Tachyon Blast

      If you have enough power you should be able to fulfill this rotation with no problems. However, if you are not power over time buffed, you can use Singularity clipped with Warped Reality.

  20. Wee

    Hey im a dual weild type person…..Should i atleast swap out one power for a bubble since im an up close person and i need defense? And if so which one?

    1. dcuobloguide Post author

      Hi Wee thanks for your comment. Most of the time DPS need to hit with melee for it dual wield makes melee AOE damage. I suggest to use your free Armory to imprint your loadout with one not spend power point, so you can unlock Time Bubble (gives protection) instead of Tachyon Blast (very helpfull at range) when you need it

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