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)

Cosmetics
Cosmetic page
Quotes
Quotation page
Role
Support
Health
200

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

Movement speed
7.7 meters per second


Jump onto a wall to ride along it.

Details

  • Lúcio can start Wall Riding while moving backwards, but only if one has enabled the 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 hold the jump button. Lúcio will Wall Ride as long as the jump button is held.
  • After releasing from a wall, Lúcio cannot immediately Wall Ride any wall facing the same direction, including the original. He must land or Wall Ride on a wall facing a different direction to Wall Ride again. Curved surfaces count as facing a different direction.
  • Some of the momentum is preserved after jumping off the wall.
  • Movement speed bonus does not stack with Crossfade and Amp It Up.
  • Lúcio receives a burst of speed when leaping off a wall.


Sonic Amplifier

Weapon (Primary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-Lucio1.png

Type
Linear projectile
Damage
20 per projectile
4 projectiles per shot
Projectile speed
50 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.

Details

Video


Soundwave

Weapon (Secondary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
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.

Details

  • Cannot be deflected by Genji.

Video


Crossfade

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-Lucio2.png

Healing
16.25 health per second on allies
12.1875 health per second on self
Movement speed
+30%
Area of effect
10 meter radius
Casting time
0.8 second animation duration
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.

Details

  • Does not affect allies behind enemy barriers.
  • The switch can be done while reloading.

Video


Amp It Up

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-Lucio3.png

Healing
46.8 health per second on allies
35.1 health per second on self
Movement speed
+70%
Area of effect
10 meter radius
Duration
3 seconds
Cooldown
12 seconds


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

Details

Video


Sound Barrier

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-Lucio4.png

Health
500 barrier
Area of effect
30 meter radius
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.

Details

  • Gives Lúcio and all allies in his line of sight within 30 meters a large amount of temporary health, which rapidly decays.
  • Does not go through Barriers. (Reinhardt, Zarya, Winston, Orisa, symmetra)

Video


Strategy

Lúcio is a versatile Support who requires good situational awareness to master. His aura 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 Sound Barrier. 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.

Weapons & Abilities

  • Wall Ride (Passive): Lúcio's passive ability. It allows him to ride along walls without falling off by holding the jump button.
  • Sonic Amplifier: Lúcio's primary weapon. Fires a 4-round burst of projectiles.
    • Does not interrupt Crossfade in any way, allowing Lúcio to deal damage while healing allies.
    • (This article is stub and need more detail)
  • Soundwave: Lúcio's secondary fire from his primary weapon. It is an AOE that affects an arc in front of Lúcio, dealing minor damage and knocking enemies back.
    • Its main feature is the ability to push enemies away. You can disrupt groups of enemies using it, or knock away enemies trying to harass you.
    • Has great killing potential by pushing enemies into environmental hazards.
    • Can be used to finish off a critically injured enemy easily.
  • Crossfade: Lúcio's passive ability is to heal allies or boost their speed. Activating the ability changes the tracks played.
    • Only works if in line of sight to Lúcio, it will however continue to give the effects of the song for a brief moment after breaking line of sight
    • (This article is stub and need more detail)
  • Amp It Up: Use to increase the effectiveness of Lúcio's songs
    • Amp it Up can be used to heal critically injured teammates faster
    • Amp It Up can be used at the start of control point games to allow you and your team to reach the objective faster
    • Amp It Up can be used to carry a team quickly through a choke and allow a good initiation
  • Sound Barrier (Ultimate): Lúcio's Ultimate ability. After a short cast time provide a barrier that blocks damage for allies and decays over a short duration.
    • If timed well, it can block damage from some other Ultimates, such as Genji's Dragonblade or Junkrat's Riptire
    • Sound Barrier can be used to help your team push through a choke
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General strategies

  • 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.
  • Try to be within 10 meters of your team and have line of sight on them, so they can benefit from your auras. The reduced radius of Crossfade means you will need more skill in positioning Lúcio for maximum effect.
  • 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 Amp It Up's 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.
    • 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 Ilios 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 ultimate 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 Amp It Up's 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.

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]

Lúcio wears hard-light skates that project hard-light "blades," allowing him to traverse any surface.[3]

Background

Lúcio with children

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.[2] During his youth, Lúcio's first love was hockey, but he also found time to play football with the other kids in Rio.[4] As Brazil began the long process of recovery, Lúcio 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.[5]

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.[5]

Numbani

Lúcio was set to give a live concert in Numbani.[6]

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.[7]

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

Trivia

Early Lúcio concepts
  • 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."[8]
  • Lúcio apparently knows enough of the pro-gaming scene to be a fan of D.Va. She in turn is a fan of his music, and has apparently bought his album.
  • An early concept of Lúcio featured turntables on his hips and equalizer parts that would light up when he played music. The developers toned down parts of his outfit in later versions because they felt the visuals would be too distracting during gameplay.[9]
  • Lúcio was announced as the third Overwatch character to be added to the Heroes of the Storm roster.[10] "Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)" was published to Twitter on February 16, 2017 to celebrate his introduction to Heroes of the Storm.[11] "Nexus Remixes" of "Rejuvenescência" and "We Move Together As One" appeared in Heroes of the Storm as login screen music during Lucio's release window, and were also uploaded to the official Heroes of the Storm YouTube channel.[12][13]

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

April 11, 2017

Hero Balance Changes
  • Sonic Amplifier
    • Damage increased by 25%
    • Projectile speed increased from 40 to 50
    • Alternate fire now considers vertical orientation when knocking targets back
  • Crossfade
    • Area of effect radius has been decreased from 30 meters to 10 meters
    • Healsong
      • Healing-per-second has been increased by 30% (also applies to Lúcio's Amp It Up ability)
      • Self-healing has been reduced by 25%
  • Wall Ride
    • Movement speed increased by 20% when wall riding
    • Lúcio now receives a burst of speed when leaping off a wall
Developer Comments
Lúcio has often felt like a must-pick due to his raw healing output and the versatility of providing a speed bonus to your entire team. The goal of these changes is to keep those elements feeling strong, but making them harder to apply to everyone on your team at all times. The end result is that he should feel stronger with teams that he can stay close to but not as strong when on teams with heroes that are often spread out (such as Pharah, Widow, Genji, etc). Much of Lúcio’s character power was tied up in his large passive auras, which caused other elements of his kit to be weakened over time in an attempt to balance him. Now that his auras are more focused it will allow them to be much stronger and allow Lúcio to be more active in his role.

References

  1. 2016-05-30Jonny Cruz playing Overwatch, Youtube.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lúcio, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-08-14
  3. Overwatch Visual Source Book, page 43
  4. Overwatch, Lúcio Cosmetics
  5. 5.0 5.1 2015-07-31, Lúcio Brings Music to Life with Synaesthesia World Tour. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-08-01
  6. 2015-08-11, Lúcio Gameplay Preview | Overwatch | 1080p HD, 60 FPS. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-22
  7. Tracer: Reflections
  8. 2015-08-08, GAMESCOM LIVESTREAM PANEL W/ THE DEVS. Blizzpro, accessed on 2015-08-22
  9. [The Art of Overwatch]]
  10. 2017-02-03, Heroes of the Storm Gets Amped Up YouTube. Accessed on 2017-02-03.
  11. Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)
  12. Rejuvenescência (Nexus Remix)
  13. We Move Together As One (Nexus Remix)

External links


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