D4 - The mighty Lúcio. by BlueDuck

D4 - The mighty Lúcio.

By: BlueDuck
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2019
34 Votes
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Lúcio

Build: Sound Barrier Build

Level 1
Level 4
Level 7
Level 10
Level 13
Level 16
Level 20

Lúcio

Build: High Five Build

Level 1
Level 4
Level 7
Level 10
Level 13
Level 16
Level 20

Builds Top

Sound Barrier


The go-to Lúcio build. It gives very good team fighting sustain, movement and shields. The hanges you can make are: swapping Off the Wall for supersonix at level 4 if they don't have "sticky" melee heroes, Boombox for Reverse Amp at level 4 if you don't have heroes that prefer to poke or cast further back and boss nova instead of House Party at level 20 so your Sound Barrier is up more frequently for fights.


High Five Build


I feel this is the up close and personal build since you will be going in deep to save team mates and potentially giving up your own life for theirs. I hoenstly wouldn't change anything for these talents as I feel everything synergises well for you to be the hero your team needs, but not deserves (am I right healers?).

Contents Top

Who is Lúcio? Top


Lúcio is a healer hero from the world of Overwatch. He provides great utility for his team from the use of Crossfade by providing a healing and speed boost for all ally members.
Here is a quick guide for what I have experienced thus far.


Strengths & Weaknesses Top

Strengths
+Strong AoE heal/speed up
+Knockback
+High mobility
+Both heorics are now viable.

Weaknesses
-Poor wave clear
-Low burst heal until Rejuvenescência
-Susceptible to hard CC
-Hard to master

Abilities Top

Trait: Push Off
His new trait allows him to push off the wall into a better position to Soundwave enemies that may be out of position or to escape from danger.


Q: Soundwave
Although it is a low range knock back, Soundwave is a good tool for survival and securing kills. If an enemy is about to escape on low health then using speed boost and knocking them back into the team to finish them off. It is also good for when stealth enemies (specifically someone like Valeera) sneak up on you.


W: Crossfade
Nothing much to say about this skill, you press it to change between speed boost and heal boost, as you play more Lúcio you will know which to use in a situation.


E: Amp It Up
Increases the boost amount for speed or healing for 3 seconds. Especially useful if you are running away or chasing a player down. With your AoE healing you are able to constantly heal your entire team if they are around you and even more so with Amp It Up.


R: Sound Barrier
An AoE shield for your team that is good for all situations: Protection from burst, team fights, engaging more effeciently, taking boss camps in late game with boss nova. A good solid and reliable pick to help your team. Only bad thing is that you can be interrupted while trying to cast and will go on a 10 second cooldown.


R: High Five
A risky but life saving ultimate that is a great anti crowd conrol ability. It also gives a heal wheen connected which makes it even better. The ultimate also has a reasonably short cooldown for each allied hero, a really good pick once you understand how Lúcio works.

Talent Breakdown Top

Green = good
Amber/Orange = situational
Red = not useless, but shouldn't be considered if not familiar with the hero

Tier 1 - Level 1


Good:
This talent used to become available later, so having it earlier is even better for Lucio to hit a power spike. In the early game you usually stay close to 1 or 2 of your team mates which meams you will complete it quickly and its a very good buff to recieve.


Situational:
It's hard to pick another of the 3 talents at level 1 due to how good Party Mix is, but this is useful if you are planning to take High Five as well providing you with good map movement.


Almost useless:
I picked this in maybe 1 game and I didn't find it useful. It's okay if you're solo laning but as a support you shouldn't really be doing that. You rarely have mana problems and the other 2 talents are more useful for your team.

Tier 2 - Level 4


Situational:
Best of the worst? Maybe. This is a must if you take Heavy Casters because they synergise very well, otherwise it's still decent.

Most of the time you will be using Soundwave while not on the wall, but this is still useful if the enemy has a lot of melee heroes.


Almost useless:
If you see the enemy is grouping early, then being able to complete this quest ASAP is important, otherwise you almost have a useless talent.

Tier 3 - Level 7


Good:
Remember when this was a useless heroic? Well now you can have a "useless" talent! But really it's not useless as a talent and has good synergy with Party Mix mainly with the speed reduction, the damage is still pretty poor.

Can be used to scout brushes as well as leaving it in a lane for a solo laner to use, I see no negatives about taking this.


Almost useless:
The shield is poor, this talent is poor.

Tier 4 - Level 10


Good:
The same ultimate Lúcio has in Overwatch. After a short delay, all nearby allies will gain a decaying shield. This is pretty strong when a fight could go either way and suddenly a giant shield for your team to be more aggressive. Lúcio can be interrupted while he casts, so practice using this at the right time.

Woah, Lucio now has a useful second heroic? Fantastic! This heroic is a great anti crowd control ability on a fairly short cooldown. This would be very useful against single target assasins as well as the annoying Chromie.

Tier 5 - Level 13


Good:
Synergises well with Party Mix, nothing bad about this talent.

Now we're talking, more CC for my boy Lucio. With Supersonic and Push Off, this becomes GOD TIER.


Almost useless:
Still as useless as it was before, but now has another talent added and at a higher level!

Tier 6 - Level 16


Good:
In this tier, this is by far the strongest talent to choose for as a support. Simply offers better burst healing when Amp It Up is used.


Situational:
It's okay, it's only bad because you have to play more aggresively and put yourself in danger to get the benefits of it.


Almost useless:
Long cooldown for just 2 seconds extra.

Tier 7 - Level 20


Good:
Makes you an even better late game healer. Keep your allies alive and maybe they will upvote you.

If you took High Five then take this. A more offensive late choice but just make sure you use High Five responsibly.


Situational:
Good if the game has a lot of team fights, especially for objective based maps where you will be engaging and disengaging a lot.

It's a very interesting talent, but I don't see it being better than the 2 good picks. That being said, it has it's place to win the game for your team. It can easily be mistimed so it's not user friendly.

Conclusion Top

Lúcio is a solid support pick in most compositions and maps, his AoE healing and movement utility to the team is useful through out the game. His only downside is his low damage and terrible wave clear.

My ranking: B Tier

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