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"Come on, let's bring it together!"

Real Name
Lúcio Correia dos Santos
Brazil Brazilian
Freedom Fighter
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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)
Lee Ho-San (Korean)

Cosmetic page
Quotation page

Lúcio is a Support hero in Overwatch.


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.


Wall Ride

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description

Move. speed
+40% movement speed +2.5 meters per second (wall leap)

Jump onto a wall to ride along it.


  • To start a Wall Ride, be close to a wall looking to it at an angle of 150° while moving in midair and hold the jump button. Lúcio will Wall Ride for as long as the jump button is held.
  • If the option "Allow Backwards Wall Ride" is enabled, Lúcio will be able to start a Wall Ride midair without needing to look at the wall or needing to move prior to Wall Riding.
  • Lúcio receives a burst of speed when leaping off a wall while preserving some momentum.
  • Wall Ride's Movement speed bonus does not stack with Speed Crossfade and is instead replaced by it.
  • After jumping or releasing from a wall, to Wall Ride again without touching the ground, you must Wall Ride on another wall facing a different angle or go at least 5 meters on a same angled wall from the last jump point.
  • Curved walls allow for endless Wall Ride

Sonic Amplifier


Icon Stats Official Description

Linear projectile
20 per shot
80 per burst
Spread angle
Projectile speed
50 meters per second
Rate of fire
4 rounds over 0.52 seconds
0.4 second recovery
Ammo usage
1 rounds per shot
4 rounds per burst
5 bursts per reload
Reload time
1.5 seconds

Lúcio can hit his enemies with sonic projectiles.


  • Each button press fires 4 projectiles that consume 1 ammo each
  • If with less than 4 ammo, a button press will only fire as many rounds are remaining




Icon Stats Official Description

Frontal wave
Max. range
8 meters
4 seconds

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


  • Cannot be deflected by Genji.
  • Can be used while reloading.




Icon Stats Official Description

Allies: 16 per second
Self: 12.3 per second
Move. speed
Area of effect
12 meter radius
Casting time
0.8 second animation duration

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


  • Both songs require line of sight and does not affect allies behind enemy barriers.
  • The switch can be done while reloading.
  • For healing boost, ally healing is 130% of the self healing, and the self healing is ~76.9% of the ally healing.


Amp It Up


Icon Stats Official Description

Allies: 50 per second
Self: 38.5 per second
Move. speed
Area of effect
12 meter radius
3 seconds
12 seconds

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



Sound Barrier

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description

750 temporary shields
Area of effect
30 meter radius
Casting time
0.8 seconds from flat ground
6 seconds
Ultimate cost
2940 points

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


  • Lúcio passively generates 1% Ult Charge every 5.88 seconds.
  • Gives Lúcio and all allies in his line of sight within 30 meters a large amount of temporary personal shields, which rapidly decay.
  • When cast, Lúcio does a small leap before applying his ult, making it more effective to cast it from low to high ground (like a payload or ledge) or close to low a ceiling (like a small doorway) to decrease cast time.
  • After fully cast, has approximately 0.5 seconds of "grace period" where the ultimate can still be applied to allies that have not received personal shields if they come in range.
  • Does not go through enemy Barriers.



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, and increases his movement speed while doing so.
    • He can also leap off of walls for a burst of speed.
    • In the Settings, there's an option to allow backwards wall riding. It is highly recommended as it allows you to focus aim somewhere else while starting a wall-ride.
    • He can Wall Ride smoothly around corners, provided that there's no objects in the way, and that Lúcio maintains line of sight with the wall.
    • 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.
  • Sonic Amplifier: Lúcio's primary weapon. Fires a 4-round burst of projectiles.
    • The Sonic Amplifier's four projectiles are slow, so predict where your target will be and lead your shots.
    • Does not interrupt Crossfade in any way, allowing Lúcio to deal damage while healing allies.
    • Sonic Amplifier deals decent damage, at 20 per projectile, meaning a maximum potential of 160 damage per shot (assuming all four projectiles headshot).
    • The projectiles have perfect accuracy and no damage falloff, so it is recommended to fire them off at large targets such as tanks to charge up Sound Barrier quickly. The perfect accuracy can be used to destroy Torbjorn's Turret or harass a Bastion in Sentry mode from a safe distance.
    • Headshots with the Sonic Amplifier are relatively easy due to the large size of the projectiles.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Has great killing potential by pushing enemies into environmental hazards.
    • Can be used to finish off a critically injured enemy easily.
    • Soundwave is especially effective on enemies that need to be up close to deal damage, such as Reaper.
  • Crossfade: Lúcio's passive ability is to heal allies or boost their speed. Activating the ability changes the tracks played.
    • Only works if his allies are on 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, such as Mercy's Caduceus Staff.
    • The healing song can deliver a constant stream of healing to multiple allies, however, it is quite low, so Lúcio fares poorly as a solo healer.
    • 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.
    • Does not work if Lúcio is hacked.
  • Amp It Up: Briefly increases the effectiveness of Crossfade.
    • 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 move a team quickly through a choke and allow a good initiation.
  • Sound Barrier (Ultimate): Lúcio's Ultimate ability. After a short cast time it will provide a large amount of personal shields that block damage for allies and quickly decays.
    • 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.
    • Sombra's EMP can instantly erase the personal shields provided by Sound Barrier. When Sombra is in play, make sure she is out of the fight or EMP has already been used. Her normal Hack ability can prevent Lúcio from casting Sound Barrier or even cancel it during the brief cast animation, but does not affect the shields provided by Sound Barrier once it's fully cast.

General strategies

  • Lúcio has lower friction than the rest of the cast, due to his skates. Meaning he can conserve momentum better when on ground and jump to maintain some speed.
  • 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.
  • 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 certain 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.
    • If you die, bring up the Scoreboards menu (Tab by default) and if another teammate is about to respawn and you aren't urgently needed, wait for them before leaving.
    • On Defense and Control Point maps, always Amp Up your speed aura when the round starts, so your team can get into position quicker.
    • On Defense maps, return to the spawn for straggling teammates to help them back before the setup timer runs out.
    • If 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 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 quickly move your team through choke points and overwhelm the enemy.


Come on, Let's bring it together!

Lúcio is an international celebrity who inspires social change through his music and actions.[2] He has a positive, up-beat attitude,[3] and is always looking towards the future.[4]

Lúcio wears hard-light skates that project hard-light "blades," allowing him to traverse any surface.[5]


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.[6] 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[2] (initially invented by Lucio's father, although it was owned and patented by Vishkar),[7] 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.[8]

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


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.[8]


Lúcio was set to give a live concert in Numbani.[9]

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.[10]


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
Ability-Lucio4.png Block 1000 damage with a single use of Lúcio's Sound Barrier in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Lúcio Cute.png


Early Lúcio concept art
  • 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."[11]
  • Lucio's kit may have been partially inspired by Iris, a hero created for the original Prometheus pitch meeting.
  • 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.[12]
    • A skin called "Equalizer" inspired on this concept art was added to the Archives Event in 2018
  • 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.
  • Lúcio was announced as the third Overwatch character to be added to the Heroes of the Storm roster.[13] "Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)" was published to Twitter on February 16, 2017 to celebrate his introduction to Heroes of the Storm.[14] "Nexus Remixes" of "Rejuvenescência" and "We Move Together As One" appeared in Heroes of the Storm as login screen music during Lúcio's release window, and were also uploaded to the official Heroes of the Storm YouTube channel.[15][16]
  • A Lúcio-themed hoodie is available from JINX.[17]
  • A Lúcio statue will go on sale in Q3 2019.[18]




Patch Notes History

For more information, see Patch Notes

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.

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

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


  1. 2016-05-30Jonny Cruz playing Overwatch, Youtube.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lúcio, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-08-14
  3. 2017-11-12, BlizzCon 2017 Overwatch: What’s Next Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-11-18
  4. 2017-11-08, VOICES OF BLIZZARD: UNITED NATIONS OF OVERWATCH. Blizzpro, accessed on 2017-11-22
  5. Overwatch Visual Source Book, page 43
  6. Overwatch, Lúcio Cosmetics
  7. Overwatch, Lúcio Quotes
  8. 8.0 8.1 2015-07-31, Lúcio Brings Music to Life with Synaesthesia World Tour. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-08-01
  9. 2015-08-11, Lúcio Gameplay Preview | Overwatch | 1080p HD, 60 FPS. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-22
  10. Tracer: Reflections
  11. 2015-08-08, GAMESCOM LIVESTREAM PANEL W/ THE DEVS. Blizzpro, accessed on 2015-08-22
  12. [The Art of Overwatch]]
  13. 2017-02-03, Heroes of the Storm Gets Amped Up YouTube. Accessed on 2017-02-03.
  14. Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)
  15. Rejuvenescência (Nexus Remix)
  16. We Move Together As One (Nexus Remix)
  17. 2017-11-22, Overwatch Hoodies. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-11-23
  18. Overwatch Lúcio Statue, Blizzard Store. Accessed on 2019-04-06

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