|"Come on, let's bring it together!"|
|Lúcio Correia dos Santos|
| DJ |
||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
| Jonny Cruz (English)
Donald Reignoux (French)
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- 1 Summary
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Strategy
- 4 Good Counters to Lúcio
- 5 Story
- 6 Achievements
- 7 Cosmetics
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Videos
- 10 Patch Notes History
- 11 References
- 12 External links
On the battlefield, Lúcio’s cutting-edge Sonic Amplifier buffets enemies with projectiles and knocks foes back with blasts of sound. His songs can both heal his team or boost their movement speed, and he can switch between tracks on the fly.
- Lúcio is a highly mobile support hero that speeds up and heals his team.
- Improve his songs at crucial moments with Amp It Up.
- Protect your team from massive damage with Sound Barrier.
Lúcio is a versatile Support who requires good situational awareness to master.
His auras allow him to contribute damage in fights while passively buffing his allies, and he can protect against enemy ultimates and enable his team to make aggressive pushes using his Ultimate. He can escape dangerous situations using his Amped Up speed aura and his Soundwave's knockback effect, giving him a relatively high survivability for a support hero. While his damage output is lower than many other Supports and he doesn't have high single-target healing like Ana or Mercy, his multiple-target healing and speed buffs make him a valuable member of any team.
- By jumping as soon as he hits the ground, Lúcio can maintain momentum from his speed boost after Crossfading. For example, you can momentarily Crossfade to your speed boost, Amp It Up, and Crossfade back, allowing you to jump to safety while your team heals.
- Always be within 30 meters of your team and have line of sight on them, so they can benefit from your auras.
- Try to stay in the back line behind your teammates. This both gives you protection and allows you to monitor your team's health bars and positions more easily. You can speed boost back to the center for protection if you get flanked.
- Always pay attention to your team's health. Be sure to wait until your teammates have taken damage to Amp Up your healing aura, so you don't waste it.
- By learning routes to Wall Ride on, Lúcio can get to otherwise inaccessible places and take major shortcuts, which can help him maintain line of sight on allies as well as stay above the fight and away from focus.
- Being a "taxi" for your teammates can shave off valuable time and help your team group up. Being a "taxi" refers to using an Amped Up speed boost to move specific teammates quickly. Some examples of when to "taxi" teammates:
- If some members of your team have died and your team doesn't currently need you, return to the spawn room and bring your respawned teammates back to the group.
- On Defense and Control Point maps, always Amp Up your speed aura when the round starts, so your team can get into position more quickly.
- This is especially important if a teammate is playing Symmetra, as she must place her first turret quickly to start the cooldown on her turrets.
- On Defense maps, return to the spawn for straggling teammates to help them back before the setup timer runs out.
- When you die, press the button that brings up the characters being played. (This is Tab by default.) If another teammate is about to respawn and you aren't urgently needed, wait for them before leaving.
- The Sonic Amplifier's four projectiles are slow, so predict where your target will be and lead your shots.
- Take advantage of areas where you can push enemies off the map using Soundwave, such as on Hanamura or near the side doors on Lijiang Tower: Market.
- Whenever your team's health is topped off, switch to your speed aura to allow your teammates to dodge, retreat, and pursue their opponents more easily.
- When the enemy team uses crowd control ultimates like Blizzard, Deadeye, or Self-Destruct, switch to your speed aura and Amp It Up to help you and your team escape behind cover.
- Use an Amped Up speed aura to carry your team through choke points and overwhelm the enemy. If you have it, using Sound Barrier is also good.
- Sound Barrier is only activated when Lúcio hits the ground. Using your speed aura will make you land more quickly, as will hitting your head in a doorway.
Good Counters to Lúcio
The best way to beat Lúcio is to single him out. Lúcio's low healing-per-second (HPS) means that anyone capable of inflicting large amounts of damage onto many players, ideally through an Ultimate, will give Lúcio problems keeping his team alive, especially if Amp it Up is on cooldown. Alone, Lúcio is hardly a threat.
Pharah only needs two direct hits to kill an unarmored Lúcio, and has her jetpack to escape from being knocked off a cliff by Soundwave. Lúcio's slow-moving projectiles will be hard to land on Pharah while she is airborne.
Reaper can easily get behind Lúcio and his team and blast Lúcio with two quick shells; not even Amp it Up will be able to save Lúcio should Reaper be hitting his shots correctly. Reaper can also score a lot of kills with Death Blossom as Lúcio's teammates will often be crowded around him.
Bastion can easily deal with a lone Lúcio, who will be forced to boost his speed to avoid its fire while in Configuration: Sentry. Bastion will also have no trouble tracking Lúcio's movement while he uses Wall Ride. However, if Lúcio has his team with him, try and deal with him quietly or in Configuration: Recon.
Roadhog's Ultimate is a solid counter to Sound Barrier; while it won't kill anyone, it will greatly disrupt their formation and scatter them, likely wasting a lot of health gained from the Sound Barriers. Outside of this, Roadhog does nothing specific to counter Lúcio. His Chain Hook combo will do what it does to any 200 health hero; kill them.
Tracer can easily Blink behind or through Lúcio's teammate and quickly take out Lúcio with her Pulse Pistol or Pulse Bomb and Recall back to safety.
Symmetra's Photon Projector and Sentry Turret can be extremely dangerous when caught Lúcio unaware as they usually damage Lúcio faster than he can heal himself while their auto-lock nature and Sentry Turret's decrease speed ability make it difficult for Lúcio to avoid taking damage until he can escape from their range.
Lúcio is an international celebrity who inspires social change through his music and actions.
Lúcio Correia dos Santos grew up in Rio de Janeiro, in a poor and crowded favela that was hit hard by the financial upheaval following the Omnic Crisis. As Brazil began the long process of recovery, he wanted to find a way to lift the spirits of those around him. He found his answer in music and its power to bring people together and even help them forget their troubles, if only for a short time. He performed on street corners, in block parties, and as he got older, at a string of legendary underground shows.
But 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. In a popular uprising, they drove Vishkar out of their neighborhoods. Lúcio's leadership made him a star overnight and a symbol for positive social change. His music skyrocketed in popularity. Whereas he had once performed locally, he was now filling arenas across the world. He built up a career doing live shows, and became something of a national icon in Brazil.
With his newfound fame, Lúcio realized that he had an opportunity to make a difference and change the world for the better.
|“||My heart beats for Brazil. I get inspired by the people here. Their struggles. Their triumphs. I want to share that energy—the energy of their lives—with the rest of the world.||„|
Lúcio embarked on a world tour to promote his debut album, Synaesthesia Auditiva, which he spent two years working on. He released two tracks beforehand, and was delighted with the positive reception.
Lúcio was set to give a live concert in Numbani.
|Get 3 killing blows while Wall Riding as Lúcio without dying in Quick or Competitive play.|
|Block 1000 damage with a single use of Lúcio's Sound Barrier in Quick or Competitive play.|
- Lúcio is intended to be an embodiment of the Overwatch setting as a whole. He is said to be the response to Tracer's declaration that "the world could always use more heroes."
- Lúcio wears hard-light skates that project hard-light "blades," allowing him to traverse any surface.
- Blizzard has officially published the two music tracks passively played with Lúcio's Crossfade ability. "We Move Together As One" is the track played for speed boosts, and "Rejuvenescência" plays when Lúcio switches to his healing aura.
- Lucio's design may have been either inspired by, or a reference to the Jet Set Radio games, as he is a skating freedom fighter, a DJ, loves tech music, can wall-ride with his skates; which is a common mechanic in the games, and in one of his emotes he dances in a similar style to the way the characters do in the games. His DJ mascot also resembles the Jet Set Radio logo, and his overall default attire is similar to the style of the games' cast.
Patch Notes History
For more information, see Patch Notes
November 15th, 2016
- Hero Balance Change
- Ultimate costs have been increased by 25% for all heroes
- Developer Comment
- Game-changing ultimate abilities were coming up a bit too frequently. This change helps keep them in check while still allowing them to be powerful.
- Amp It Up
- Healing per second has been decreased by 10%
- Developer Comment
- Lúcio’s overall healing output has always been on par with (or even higher) than Overwatch’s other healers, and his other benefits made him an almost mandatory pick.
September 1st, 2016
- General Updates
- When activating the "Needs healing" communication while targeting a teammate, Ana, Lúcio, Mercy, and Zenyatta will now tell allies to group up to receive healing. A marker will also appear above the player's head, allowing teammates to locate the healer more quickly.
- Hero Balance Update
- Ultimates that consume the ultimate meter when activated will now drain the meter more quickly (.25 second instead of 1 second)
- Reverted a recent change that reduced the size of heroes' projectiles
- Most hero abilities will no longer interrupt quick melee attacks
- Ultimate abilities will now interrupt quick melee attacks
- Developer Comments
- Altering the size of projectiles in flight had too many unintended side effects to keep in the game, at least in its current form. We will continue watching this and make additional changes if necessary. We’re also making quick melee more consistent when interacting with enemy abilities.
- Amp It Up
- The boosting of movement speed has been decreased by 30% (from a 100% increase to a 70% increase)
- Developer Comments
- Thanks to Lúcio's speed increase, he was almost a must pick in every lineup.
August 2, 2016
- General Updates
- Added Lúcio as an AI hero in Practice vs. AI, Play vs. AI, and Custom Game modes
July 19, 2016
- Self-healing abilities now charge ultimate abilities. As a result, some heroes’ ultimate costs have been adjusted (see below).
- Hero Balance Change
- Sound Barrier
- Ultimate cost increased by 10%
June 21, 2016
- Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause projectiles to hit Reinhardt instead of his Barrier Field in "High Bandwidth" Custom Games
- 2016-05-30Jonny Cruz playing Overwatch, Youtube.
- Lúcio, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-08-14
- 2015-07-31, Lúcio Brings Music to Life with Synaesthesia World Tour. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-08-01
- 2015-08-11, Lúcio Gameplay Preview | Overwatch | 1080p HD, 60 FPS. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-22
- 2015-08-08, GAMESCOM LIVESTREAM PANEL W/ THE DEVS. Blizzpro, accessed on 2015-08-22
- Overwatch Visual Source Book, page 43
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