Wave Controller (파도잡이, 波濤잡이, padojab-i) is a Position where one helps their allies in battles by attacking the enemy or aiding the team by manipulating the Shinsu. Out of all the five ordinary Positions, Wave Controller is the rarest to be chosen for.
Technically, the term Wave Controller doesn't necessarily refer to a person who manipulates Shinsu, but rather something more specific like an expert or specialized in manipulating Shinsu. However, the two terms are often used interchangeably in the Outer Tower.
Even for a rare Position, the Wave Controller Position comes with extreme individual variations. There are Wave Controllers who recklessly attack the enemy and there are those change the tide of the battle by subtly altering the flow of the Shinsu.
Since the ability to use raw Shinsu at a level of efficiency that makes it more powerful than combining it with weaponry is quite rare, there are only handful of Wave Controllers as the traditional meaning, even among the Rankers. Most Wave Controllers lean to the powers of Shinsu manipulating item, but there are those who manipulate Shinsu without any item whatsoever.
The Wave Controller is a position that manipulates Shinsu in order to participate, directing the flow and outcome of the battle. However, this is merely a traditional definition and very few individuals actually fit these conditions. Most Wave Controllers have other direct battle abilities and commonly fill other positions.
There are basically two types of Wave Controllers: Attacking-type and Support-type, but this kind of categorising is not used much. Wave Controllers are described as the directors of battles. Most of them have direct battle abilities and commonly fill other Positions.
Basic Arming (Ranker)
- A Wand
Known Wave Controllers
- Wave Wielder
- Wave Catcher
Notes and Trivia
- A Light Bearer and Wave Controller make a very good combo. If you just control the Lighthouses well, it increases the number and amount of shinsoo, and more than anything becomes an opponent without a blind spot.