Lúcio

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Lúcio
Lucio-portrait.png
"Come on, let's bring it together!"

Real Name
Lúcio Correia dos Santos
Age
26
Nationality
BrazilBrazilian
Occupation
DJ
Freedom Fighter
Base
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Affiliation
None
Voice
Jonny Cruz[1] (English)

Donald Reignoux (French)
Leonhard Mahlich (German)
Massimo Triggiani (Italian)
Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese)
Daniel Muller (Brazilian Portuguese)
Eduardo Garza (American Spanish)
Ricardo Escobar (European Spanish)

Quotes
Quotation page
Role
Support
Health
200
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Lúcio is a Support hero in Overwatch.

Summary

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.

Official tips

Abilities

Wall Ride

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior


Jump onto a wall to ride along it.

By using this ability effectively, Lúcio can reach otherwise inaccessible places, take shortcuts, and make himself more difficult to hit.

Details

  • Lucio can start wall riding while moving backwards, but only if one has enabled the specific option to allow backwards wall riding.
  • To start a Wall Ride, press against a wall at a slight angle while in midair (such as while jumping or falling) and holding the jump button.
  • After you've initiated the Wall Ride, as long as you're pressing the jump button, you'll remain Wall Riding. The only things that will affect your trajectory are Crossfading and releasing the jump button.
  • After releasing from a wall, you cannot immediately Wall Ride any wall facing the same direction, including the original. You must land or Wall Ride on a wall facing a different direction to reset this. Curved surfaces count as facing a different direction.


Sonic Amplifier

Weapon (Primary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Lucio1.png

Type
Linear projectile
Damage
16 per projectile
4 projectiles per shot
Projectile speed
33.33 meters per second
Rate of fire
4 rounds over 0.5 seconds 1 burst per second
Ammo
20
Ammo usage
4 rounds per shot
Reload time
1.25 seconds
Headshot


Lúcio can hit his enemies with sonic projectiles.

Lúcio fires four slow-moving projectiles.

Details

Video


Soundwave

Weapon (Secondary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Lucio1.png

Type
Frontal wave
Damage
25
Maximum range
8 meters
Ammo
20
Ammo usage
4 rounds per shot
Reload time
1.25 seconds
Cooldown
4 seconds
Headshot


Lúcio can knock his enemies back with a blast of sound.

Lúcio fires a short-range AOE blast that pushes enemies away.

Details

Video


Crossfade

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Lucio2.png

Healing
12.5 health per second
Movement speed
+30%
Maximum range
30 meters
Ult. charge gain
19 points per 15 healing


Lúcio continuously energizes himself — and nearby teammates — with music. He can switch between two songs: one amplifies movement speed, while the other regenerates health.

Lúcio passively buffs himself and all allies that he has line of sight to within 30 meters. Activating Crossfade switches between a speed boost and a healing aura.

Details

Video


Amp It Up

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Lucio3.png

Healing
36 health per second
Movement speed
+70%
Maximum range
30 meters
Duration
3 seconds
Cooldown
12 seconds


Lúcio increases the volume on his speakers, boosting the effects of his songs.

Lúcio drastically increases his aura's effectiveness for a short time.

Details

Video


Sound Barrier

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Lucio4.png

Health
500 barrier
Maximum range
30 meters
Casting time
0.8 seconds
Duration
6 seconds
Charge required
2625 points


Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

Lúcio gives himself and all allies he has line of sight to within 30 meters a large amount of temporary health, which rapidly decays.

Details

Video


Strategy

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.

General Tips

  • 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 an ally gets nano-boosted or uses his/her ultimate while pretty close but out of the fight use amped up speed boost to bring them in. Preferably Reinhardt.
  • 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.

Hero Match-ups

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.

Offense Heroes

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Icon-Lucio.png Weak2.png VS. Icon-pharah.png: 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.

Icon-Lucio.png Fair.png VS. Icon-reaper.png: Unlike most offense heroes, Reaper is struggle to kill Lúcio by himself. While he has superior firepower at close range, Lúcio's Soundwave can push Reaper away from himself and his team, forcing Reaper who is without in-combat mobility to chase him. His Wall Ride combines with his healing/speed boosting will guarantee his safety once push Reaper far away enough. Reaper's Death Blossom is greatly countered by Lúcio's Sound Barrier, which negate most damage from Reaper. To kill Lúcio, you should seal your presence, avoiding exposing yourself to be noticed, flanking Lúcio while he doesn't see you coming with good-aim shot, you can finish him before he has a chance to escape. Use Death Blossom for ambush where Lúcio can't respond with Sound Barrier back in time, or else use it when his ultimate isn't ready yet. As Lúcio usually stay with teammates, you will mostly find him with them, worth to use ultimate or else fleeing when they are focusing on you.

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Icon-Lucio.png Weak2.png VS. Icon-tracer.png: 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.

Defense Heroes

Icon-Lucio.png Weak2.png VS. Icon-bastion.png: 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.

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Tank Heroes

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Icon-Lucio.png Fair.png VS. Icon-reinhardt.png: If a lot of your allies get hit with Earth Shatter, use your ultimate if ready. His speed boost can get allies out of the way of Reinhardt's hammer, and out of the way of charge and fire strike.

Icon-Lucio.png Weak2.png VS. Icon-Roadhog.png: 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. However, if Roadhog happens to fire late, there is a chance you can use Soundwave, which may push Roadhog away enough to survive the combo.

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Support Heroes

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Icon-Lucio.png Fair.png VS. Icon-Lucio.png: Due to the nature of his healing/speed boosting, they are nearly unkillable by each other. Without a pit or a cliff to push with Soundwave, they will remain survive from both primary attacks along with punching in melee range. So it is best not to waste your time on another Lúcio as you should be focusing on support your teammate, not to fight another Lúcio.

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Icon-Lucio.png Weak2.png VS. Icon-symmetra.png: 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.

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Story

Icon-Lucio.png
Come on, Let's bring it together!

Lúcio is an international celebrity who inspires social change through his music and actions.[2]

Background

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.[2] He built up a career doing live shows, and became something of a national icon in Brazil.[3]

With his newfound fame, Lúcio realized that he had an opportunity to make a difference and change the world for the better.[2]

Synaesthesia

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
Lúcio at a concert

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.[3]

Numbani

Lúcio was set to give a live concert in Numbani.[4]

New Year's Eve

Adverts in King's Row during the winter holiday season indicated that Lúcio was to give a New Year's Eve concert.[5]

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
The Floor Is Lava
Ability-Lucio1.png Get 3 killing blows while Wall Riding as Lúcio without dying in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Lúcio Pixel.png
Pixel
Supersonic
Ability-Lucio4.png Block 1000 damage with a single use of Lúcio's Sound Barrier in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Lúcio Cute.png
Cute

Cosmetics

See Lúcio/Cosmetics

Trivia

  • 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."[6]
  • Lúcio wears hard-light skates that project hard-light "blades," allowing him to traverse any surface.[7]
  • Lúcio'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.

Videos

Official

Curse

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
General
  • 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
Miscellaneous
  • Added Lúcio as an AI hero in Practice vs. AI, Play vs. AI, and Custom Game modes

July 19, 2016

General
  • Self-healing abilities now charge ultimate abilities. As a result, some heroes’ ultimate costs have been adjusted (see below).
Hero Balance Change

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

References

  1. 2016-05-30Jonny Cruz playing Overwatch, Youtube.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lúcio, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-08-14
  3. 3.0 3.1 2015-07-31, Lúcio Brings Music to Life with Synaesthesia World Tour. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-08-01
  4. 2015-08-11, Lúcio Gameplay Preview | Overwatch | 1080p HD, 60 FPS. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-22
  5. Tracer: Reflections
  6. 2015-08-08, GAMESCOM LIVESTREAM PANEL W/ THE DEVS. Blizzpro, accessed on 2015-08-22
  7. Overwatch Visual Source Book, page 43
  8. 2017-02-03, Heroes of the Storm Gets Amped Up YouTube. Accessed on 2017-02-03.

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