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Lúcio is a Ranged Support Hero from the Overwatch universe.

From the streets of Rio to the clubs on King’s Row, Lúcio’s beats bring the party to life, and drive the people to action. Now he’s on tour in the Nexus, ready to break it down, and to continue fighting for what’s right.

Lúcio is a highly mobile Support who constantly heals or grants Movement Speed to all allies around him.

Background Edit

Lúcio's close-knit community was thrown into chaos when the multinational Vishkar Corporation secured a contract to redevelop large tracts of the city. Lúcio and his neighbors had been told that the development would improve their lives. However, that promise never became a reality. Vishkar imposed controls on the residents in the name of building a more orderly society: enforcing curfews, cracking down on what the company perceived as lawless behavior, and exploiting the populace as a cheap labor force.

Lúcio wouldn't stand for it. He stole Vishkar sonic technology that had been used to suppress the people, and he converted it into a tool to rally them to action.

Gameplay Summary Edit

Lúcio is a very mobile Support with high utility, capable of enabling allies and providing constant and passive healing or movement through Crossfade.

Overall, Lúcio fits in most team compositions, and has enough flexibility in combat to allow allies to engage or disengage when needed. He works greatly as either a solo or secondary Support.

Strengths Edit

  • Highest mobility of all Supports thanks to Wallride.
  • Very mana efficient.
  • Outstanding on duo lane maps.
  • Can use Basic Attacks while moving.
  • Excelent at kiting.
  • Decent at all phases of the game, but becomes extremely strong at level 16.
  • Soundwave allows Lúcio to provide frequent peel for allies, as well put opponents out of position.
  • Crossfade is a highly versatile ability that allows Lúcio to either granting bonus movement speed to allies, or provide an area of effect sustained healing.
  • Amp It Up is a powerful cooldown that empowers Crossfade.
  • Sound Barrier is one of the strongest defensive cooldowns in the game, allowing Lúcio to greatly mitigate damage that otherwise would be lethal.
  • Reverse Amp is great to take down priority targets.

Weaknesses Edit

  • Poor damage and little to non-existing waveclear.
    • Because of this, he is incapable of solo laning.
  • Low health.
  • Very susceptible to stuns and other forms of hard lockdowns.
  • Features no forms of hard crowd control.
  • Requires high map awareness.
  • Sound Barrier can be easily interrupted if Lúcio is poorly positioned.

Abilities Edit

IconSoundwave
Soundwave (Q)
Mana: 30
Cooldown: 7 seconds

Deal 105 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a cone-shaped area and knock them back.

IconCrossfade
Crossfade (W)

Play one of two tracks that passively provide allied Heroes with either a Speed Boost or a Healing Boost in a large radius around you. Activate Crossfade to swap tracks.

Healing Boost: Restore 2 (+4% per level) Health every second to Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes.

Speed Boost: Increase the Movement Speed of Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes by 15%.

IconAmpItUp
Amp It Up (E)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Raise Lúcio's Crossfade track volume for 3 seconds, amping Healing Boost to 15 (+4% per level) health per second and Speed Boost to 45% increased Movement Speed.

Trait Edit

IconWallRide
Wall Ride (D)

When moving alongside impassable battleground terrain and Structures, Lúcio can walk through other units, and his Movement Speed is increased by 20%.

This works together with other Movement Speed bonuses.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconSoundBarrier
Sound Barrier (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 seconds

After 1 second, Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes gain a 1296 (+4% per level) point shield that rapidly decays over 6 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconReverseAmp
Reverse Amp (R)
Mana: 55
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Blast Lúcio's Crossfade at enemy Heroes for 4 seconds, causing Healing Boost to inflict 13 (+4% per level) damage per second, and Speed Boost to slow for 45%.

Passive: Increase Amp It Up's duration to 4 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1


IconCrossfade
We Move Together

Increase the base movement speed bonus of Crossfade's Speed Boost to 20%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconAmpItUp
Maximum Tempo

IconQuestTalent Quest: Kill 5 enemy Heroes while Crossfade's Speed Boost is active.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Permanently increase the Amp It Up bonus for Crossfade's Speed Boost to 60%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)


IconWallRide
Accelerando

Wall Ride's Movement Speed bonus gradually increases over 4 seconds while Lúcio maintains its effect.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconSlip
Slip

Passing through or near an enemy Hero during Wall Ride's effect increases its Movement Speed bonus to 70% for 1 second.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4


IconSoundwave
Subwoofer

Enemies within the first half of Soundwave's range are knocked back 50% farther.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconOfftheWall
Off the Wall

If Soundwave is cast while having Wall Ride's speed bonus, the cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)


IconChasetheBass
Chase the Bass

IconQuestTalent Quest: Hit 20 enemy Heroes with Soundwave.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Increase Soundwave's arc by 50% and its range by 20%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7


IconCrossfade
Party Mix

IconQuestTalent Quest: Play Lúcio's Crossfade tracks to nearby Allies for a total of 8 minutes. Multiple allies provide additional time.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Permanently increase Crossfade's range by 20%.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconAmpItUp
Sonic Amplifier

If at least 2 Allied Heroes are nearby when Amp It Up is cast, Crossfade's radius is increased by 50% for the duration.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)


IconBoombox
Boombox
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Place a boombox that plays Lúcio's active Crossfade track for 30 seconds. Its volume adjusts with Amp It Up.

Crossfade tracks do not stack.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10


IconSoundBarrier
Sound Barrier (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 seconds

After 1 second, Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes gain a 1296 (+4% per level) point shield that rapidly decays over 6 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconReverseAmp
Reverse Amp (R)
Mana: 55
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Blast Lúcio's Crossfade at enemy Heroes for 4 seconds, causing Healing Boost to inflict 13 (+4% per level) damage per second, and Speed Boost to slow for 45%.

Passive: Increase Amp It Up's duration to 4 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13


IconCrossfade
Beat Mixing

After switching Crossfade tracks, if the next song plays for at least 1.5 seconds, Lúcio gains a 100 (+4% per level) point Shield that lasts indefinitely.

Switching tracks again removes the Shield.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconWallRide
Can't Stop, Won't Stop

While Wall Riding's Movement Speed bonus is active, Lúcio is immune to all enemy Stun and Root effects.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)


IconSlip
Hard Style

Gain 25 Armor while Wall Riding's Movement Speed bonus is active, reducing damage taken by 25%.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconBackintheMix
Back in the Mix

Heal 245 (+4% per level) upon entering a Stun, Silence, or Time Stop effect. This cannot happen more than once every 10 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16


IconAmpItUp
Rejuvenescencia

While Amp It Up is active Crossfade's Healing Boost heals for an additional 2.5% of the target's maximum health each second.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconBringitTogether
Bring it Together

If at least 2 Allied Heroes are nearby when Amp It Up is cast, Crossfade's Healing Boost is increased by 45% for the duration.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)


IconUptheBeat
Up the Frequency

Amp It Up's mana cost is reduced to 80, and dealing Basic Attack damage to enemy Heroes also reduces the cooldown of Amp It Up by 0.45 seconds.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20


IconSoundBarrier
Bossa Nova

Reduce the cooldown of Sound Barrier to 30 seconds, but the shield now decays over 4 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconReverseAmp
Nonstop Remix

While Reverse Amp is affecting at least 2 enemy Heroes, its duration lasts indefinitely.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)


IconAmpItUp
Encore

Swapping Crossfade tracks while Amp It Up is active will set Amp It Up back to its max duration.

Can only happen once per cast.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconBringitTogether
Synaesthesia Auditiva

The initial cast of Amp It Up removes all Stun, Slow, and Root effects from Allies, and all Slow ad Root effects on Lúcio.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Talent Builds Edit

  • Standard Build: focused on improving every aspect of Lúcio's kit. One of the key talents are Rejuvenescência at level 16, which provides Lúcio with a massive powerspike, greatly increasing his healing. The other Bonus Track, which allows Lúcio to use both versions of Amp It Up with one Crossfade at their maximum duration.
    • If the enemy team doesn't feature many burst-heavy Assassins or other dangerous threats, Sound Barrier can be replaced by Reverse Amp, increasing the engaging power of Lúcio and his team.

Tips Edit

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Arthasplate
Lúcio’s Speed Boost is a great enabler for heroes who are normally limited by a lack of mobility. Arthas benefits greatly from Lúcio’s ability to quickly get him into the fray so that he can slow the enemy team and enable additional teammates to burst them down.

D.Vaplate
D.Va’s reduced Move Speed is offset by Lúcio’s Speed Boost, allowing her to have even more uptime on her Basic Attacks. D.Va is also incredibly resilient, allowing Lucio’s Healing Boost to get maximum value on her multiple Health pools.

Probiusplate
Lúcio and Probius work very well together, as they both can siege an enemy base almost indefinitely. These two heroes complement each other very well in other ways too, as Lucio’s Speed Boost is great for getting Probius out of a pinch, and Probius makes up for Lucio’s lack of wave clear.


Tassadarplate
Some of Lúcio’s weaknesses are that he lacks wave clear and single-target burst healing. Tassadar shores both of these up nicely with Plasma Shield and Psionic Storm. When these two heroes are on the same team, it can be very difficult for opponents to find a good kill target.

Zaryaplate
Similar to Tassadar, Zarya pairs well with Lúcio in that she can negate enemy burst damage. Heroes who work well in multi-Warrior compositions also pair well with Lúcio, as they are tough enough to survive enemy burst damage while also providing a strong front line for Lúcio to hide behind.

Effective against Edit

Effective foes Edit

The Butcherplate
The Butcher excels at taking down squishy targets like Lúcio. Ruthless Onslaught can and will often force Lúcio to retreat to the backlines if targeted. Lamb To The Slaughter is capable of completely shutting down Lúcio's mobility and healing if he is caught within the fray. If Furnace Blast is chosen instead, it remains capable of quickly bursting down Lúcio and can force him to use Sound Barrier in order to avoid a certain death.

Diabloplate
Heroes who can quickly close the gap like Diablo can give Lúcio as hard time, as they are often difficult to kite. Lúcio also has an unfortunate penchant for being near walls, which is something that Diablo can easily take advantage of with Shadow Charge.

Li-Mingplate
Lúcio is fantastic for long, drawn out fights, but struggles against enemies who can quickly burst their targets down. If even one of Lúcio’s teammates gets too low, Li-Ming can quickly take advantage and kill his entire team before he has the time to bring their Health pools back up.

Zeratulplate
Lúcio doesn’t have much Health, and his main source of protecting himself is via his knockback and increased Movement Speed. Zeratul preys on low-Health targets and has multiple ways to close the gap, making him an especially difficult foe to shake off.

Skins Edit

Freedom Fighting DJ (base)
Lucio - Freedom Fighting DJ Lucio - Auditiva Lucio - Showtime
Freedom Fighting DJ Auditiva Showtime
Ribbit IconShard100
Hip. Hop.
Lucio - Ribbit Lucio - Ribbit - Chrome Lucio - Ribbit - Hippityhop Lucio - Ribbit - Prime
Ribbit Chrome Hippityhop Prime IconShard150
Lucio - Ribbit - Rosa
Rosa IconShard150
Soundblast IconShard100
Vishkar's sonic technology was a good starting point, but the pursuit of perfection demands keeping up to date with the latest in audio equipment.
Lucio - Soundblast Lucio - Soundblast - Crimson Lucio - Soundblast - Amber Lucio - Soundblast - Azure
Soundblast Crimson Amber Azure IconShard150

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch December 12, 2017Note: Outlines will now display on terrain when playing Junkrat or Lúcio. This should allow for a more accurate view of what can be used for Frag Launcher bounces and Wall Rides.; Azure Soundblast Lúcio added.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 29, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health reduced from 1518 to 1442; Health Regen reduced from 3.16 to 3; Basic Attack Damage reduced from 24 to 23.
  • IconHotS (Patch September 26, 2017Note: Prime Ribbit Lúcio, Rosa Ribbit Lúcio skins added.
  • IconHotS (Patch August 23, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health increased from 1380 to 1518; Health Regen increased from 2.86 to 3.16.
  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: Base Maximum Health decreased from 1450 to 1380; Base Health Regen decreased from 3.02 to 2.88.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 14, 2017Note: Added.; Basic Attack damage increased from 23 to 24.

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