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Real Name
Lúcio Correia dos Santos
28; Birthday: March 20th
Brazil Brazilian
Freedom fighter
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Benicio Correia dos Santos (father)
Jonny Cruz[1] (English)

Donald Reignoux (French)
Leonhard Mahlich (German)
Massimo Triggiani (Italian)
Sun Ye (Mandarin (China))
Jia Wun-an(Mandarin (Taiwan))
Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese)
Lee Ho-San (Korean)
Vladimir Golitsyn (Russian)
Daniel Müller (Brazilian Portuguese)
Eduardo Garza (American Spanish)
Ricardo Escobar (European Spanish)

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Lúcio is a Support hero in Overwatch 2. He is one of the 21 heroes included in the game's release on 24 May 2016.


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.


Role: Support
Passive Ability
Begin regenerating health more quickly.

Ability details:
  • Reduces the time before passive health regeneration starts from 5 to 2.5 seconds after taking damage.

Wall Ride
Passive Ability
Effect Type
Movement Movement
Jump onto a wall to ride along it.
Move. speed:
+30% buff +2.5 meters per second (wall leap)
0.5 seconds

Ability details:
  • If Wall Jump On release is enabled, then while on a wall, you can press crouch to fall off it without making a jump.
  • To start a Wall Ride, jump at a nearby wall and hold the Jump key. Lúcio will Wall Ride as long as it 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.
  • Unlike most heroes, Lucio's speed does not decrease while flying with speed higher than 5.5 m/s.
    • However, his speed begins to decrease if his speed in the air is more than double his speed on the ground.
      • With healing aura, slow will occur at speeds above 11 m/s, with speed aura at speeds above 13.76 m/s, with speed aura + Amp It Up at speeds above 17.6 m/s.
  • When looking down while wall riding and holding forward to press jump, Lucio will jump up at a speed of 4.12 m/s. If you look up, then the speed will be 9.12 m/s. However, in this cases, there will be practically no wall leap horizontal speed buff.
  • If you look straight ahead during a wall ride and press jump, Lucio will jump up at a vertical speed of 6.54 m/s. By holding forward in advance, you can increase the vertical speed to 6.9 m/s without any penalty.

Sonic Amplifier
Key mouse 1
Effect Type
Projectile Projectile
Blocked by barriers.
Ignores barriers.
Blocked by Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Ignores Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Blocked by Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Ignores Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Affected by damage boosts.
Ignores damage boosts.
Affected by Amplification Matrix.
Ignores Amplification Matrix.
Sonic projectile launcher.
18 (per round)
72 (per burst)
Rate of fire:
1.08 shots/s
Bullets per shot:
Ammo per shot:
Reload time:
1.5 seconds animation
Spread angle:
Projectile speed:
50 meters per second
Projectile radius:
0.25 meters
Lúcio can hit his enemies with sonic projectiles.

Ability details:
  • Damage per second: 77.4 while firing (58.5 overall w/reload)
  • Projectile can deal damage no earlier than 0.032 second after being used.
  • Recovery stops while using melee.
  • If with less than 4 ammo, a button press will only fire as many rounds are remaining.

Key mouse 2
4 seconds
Effect Type
Area of effect Area of effect
Blocked by barriers.
Ignores barriers.
Blocked by Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Ignores Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Blocked by Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Ignores Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Affected by damage boosts.
Ignores damage boosts.
Affected by Amplification Matrix.
Ignores Amplification Matrix.
Create a short-range blast wave to knock enemies away from you.
0.56 s. recovery for primary
Max. range:
8 meters
Move. speed:
17 m/s (knockback)
Lúcio can knock his enemies back with a blast of sound.

Ability details:
  • Can be used while reloading.
  • Affected enemies cannot control their movement for the first 0.45 seconds of being knocked back.
  • Enemies are knocked in the direction Lúcio is facing. As such, the vertical facing angle also affects how far the targets are knocked.

0.38 seconds
Effect Type
Area of effect Area of effect
Blocked by barriers.
Ignores barriers.
Blocked by Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Ignores Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Blocked by Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Ignores Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Affected by damage boosts.
Ignores damage boosts.
Affected by Amplification Matrix.
Ignores Amplification Matrix.
Switches between two songs: Healing Boost heals nearby allies, and Speed Boost makes nearby allies move faster.
Allies: 16 per second
Self: 10 per second
Cast time:
0.192 seconds
Area of effect:
12 meter radius
Move. speed:
+25% buff
Lúcio continuously energizes himself — and nearby teammates — with music. He can switch between two songs: one amplifies movement speed, while the other regenerates health.

Ability details:
  • Both songs require line of sight and does not affect allies behind enemy barriers.
  • If a teammate leaves the area, the current song effect lingers for 1 second, unless the song is switched.
  • The switch can be done while reloading.
  • The aura of speed affects the speed of movement on the surface and walls. Enabling/disabling it while flying does not affect speed unless your speed is greater than 11 m/s.
  • If "hold to crossfade" enabled visually the aura switches after 0.208 seconds. However, to truly switch the aura, you need to hold down the button for at least 0.38 seconds.

Co-op details:
  • Speed Boost also increases attack speed by 20%.

Amp It Up
12 seconds
Effect Type
Area of effect Area of effect
Blocked by barriers.
Ignores barriers.
Blocked by Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Ignores Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Blocked by Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Ignores Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Affected by damage boosts.
Ignores damage boosts.
Affected by Amplification Matrix.
Ignores Amplification Matrix.
Increase the effectiveness of your current song.
52 per second
Cast time:
0.69 second recovery
3 seconds
Area of effect:
12 meter radius
Move. speed:
+60% buff
Lúcio increases the volume on his speakers, boosting the effects of his songs.

Ability details:
  • The cooldown starts after the ability duration ends.
  • There is a bug where if you are hacked by Sombra during the ability's activation, it will not go on cooldown until after the cast time ends
  • Crossfade has no self-healing penalty while Amp It Up is active.

Sound Barrier
2650 points
Ultimate Ability
Effect Type
Area of effect Area of effect
Blocked by barriers.
Ignores barriers.
Blocked by Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Ignores Defense Matrix/Kinetic Grasp.
Blocked by Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Ignores Deflect/Javelin Spin.
Affected by damage boosts.
Ignores damage boosts.
Affected by Amplification Matrix.
Ignores Amplification Matrix.
Create temporary extra health for nearby allies.
750 overhealth
Cast time:
0.7 + 0.8 seconds
6 seconds
Area of effect:
30 meter radius
Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with overhealth.

Ability details:
  • If Lúcio is or becomes airborne while casting Sound Barrier, the cast will not finish until he lands on a walkable surface, unless he is suspended in air by Ability-zarya4 Graviton Surge or Abilities-sigma5 Gravitic Flux, in which case the cast will go through mid-air.
    • Lúcio does a small leap upon activation. This increases the cast time by ~0.06 seconds if Lúcio, under normal conditions, lands on the same level of elevation.
  • When the cast finishes, there is approximately a 0.83 second period where allies can still receive the overhealth if they enter Sound Barrier's radius.
  • Overhealth immediately starts decaying at a rate of 125 overhealth per second (12 overhealth every 0.096 seconds).

Hero-specific options

Setting name Options Description
Hold to Crossfade Off (default) Crossfade swaps track when player presses the button again.
Hold for speed Crossfade defaults to Healing Boost and swaps to Speed Boost while player holds the button.
Hold for heal Crossfade defaults to Speed Boost and swaps to Healing Boost while player holds the button.
Allow backwards Wall Ride On (default) Lúcio can enter Wall Ride facing any direction.
Off Lúcio can only enter Wall Ride in the direction he is facing. Turning backwards during Wall Ride will not interrupt it.
Wall jump on release On (default) Lúcio automatically jumps off the wall when Wall Ride is released. Pressing Crouch allows Lúcio to leave the Wall without a wall jump.
Off Jump must be pressed again to wall jump.
Wall ride cares about movement Off (default)
Toggle wall ride Off (default) Wall ride is activated and maintained when holding the button. Release the button to stop wall riding.
On Wall ride is activated and maintained by a single button press. Press again to stop wall riding.


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

  • Ability-passive 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.
  • Ability-Lucio1 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.
  • Ability-Lucio5 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.
  • Ability-Lucio2 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.
  • Ability-Lucio3 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.
  • Ability-Lucio4 Sound Barrier (Ultimate): Lúcio's Ultimate ability. After a short cast time it will provide a large amount of overhealth 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 normal Hack ability can prevent Lúcio from casting Sound Barrier or even cancel it during the brief cast animation, but does not affect the overhealth provided by Sound Barrier once it's fully cast.
    • Lúcio must be on ground for Sound Barrier's cast to finish. Avoid jumping and wall-riding high when you are looking to use Sound Barrier, as it will take longer for you to land and Sound Barrier to activate.

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 save 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.

Match-Ups and Team Synergy


Hero Match-Up Team Synergy
While D.Va's boosters give her high mobility and mostly prevent her from environmental deaths, she has trouble dealing much damage to you due to your small hitbox and constant healing/speed. If you manage to survive long enough you can deal enough damage to get her out of mech and potentially kill her altogether. D.Va's Self-Destruct is greatly countered by your speed boost as it can effectively get teammates outside its range, and a well timed Sound Barrier gives all fully healed tanks (and Bastion) enough health to survive a direct blast while also giving decent protection to other teammates with less than 250 health as long as they aren't at a distance too close to the explosion. D.Va's high mobility makes speeding her up largely unnecessary, however your own high mobility can allow you to keep up with her as she engages, helping her secure elimations and keeping her healed up.
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Your high mobility can make it difficult for Orisa to hit you, however you must still make an effort to maintain unpredictable movement to reduce the chances of Orisa hitting you. In a 1v1, wallriding over her can confuse her while you pummel her with shots into her large head hitbox, doing severe damage to her.
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Your speed boost can help get allies out of Reinhardt's hammer range, making it easier to harass him. Knocking him off a cliff with Soundwave may be tempting, but his knockback resistance will make it very difficult to send him flying unless he's right on the cliff's edge. If your team is stunned by Earthshatter but you aren't, Sound Barrier can save them from a team wipe. If you suspect that an enemy Reinhardt has Earthshatter, stay up on walls to avoid being knocked down, so that you can respond with a counter Sound Barrier. In a straight up 1v1, he will likely kill you if he is within hammer range, so maintain your distance. You and Reinhardt have excellent synergy, as your speed boost can allow him to close the gap between him and the enemy team quickly, allowing him to bulldoze through an unprepared team.
If Roadhog grabs you with his Chain Hook, you're likely to die. If you can avoid him, though, you can knock him around with Soundwave to knock him out of position, into your team's line of fire, or off a cliff to his doom. Sound Barrier does little to counter Whole Hog; while it won't kill anyone, it will greatly disrupt your formation and scatter your team, likely wasting a lot of health gained from your Ultimate. As Roadhog is slow with no mobility options, you can help him close the gap to do more damage or to get within hook range. If you notice a Roadhog counter like Reaper harrassing him, you can boop them away from him, while speeding the Roadhog away to save him.
You have the advantage at close range against a Sigma, as your high mobility makes you difficult for him to hit you with his slow-firing Hyperspheres. However, you should avoid moving predictably against him, as that can make you an easy target to hit with his Accretion, which can leave you vulnerable. Sound Barrier is one of the best counters to his Gravitic Flux, so consider saving it if you suspect that an enemy Sigma has his ultimate available. Your speed can help him maneuver faster.
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Use Soundwave against a Wrecking Ball trying to roll through your team, which can send him flying in the opposite direction. You can also use Soundwave to disrupt the effectiveness of his Piledriver. Despite you having the mobility to chase him down, it is usually not worth it unless he is very weak. Sound Barrier can be used in response to Minefield to allow your team to survive a few of the explosions. (To be added)
Winston's lock-on primary weapon makes your mobilty largely useless when fighting against him, so use speed boost to escape his Tesla Cannon's range. You can use Soundwave to disrupt a Winston attempting to engage with Jump Pack, however he will likely use his shield to block this. If you notice a Winston harrassing your backline, use Soundwave to knock him away from your teammate(s). (To be added)
Try to avoid directly fighting a Zarya one-on-one if she has high energy, as she will quickly kill you if she has good aim. Many Zaryas will play aggressively when using personal bubble, so after the bubble has expired, wallride around her and knock her back into your team for them to focus down. Keep in mind that enemies protected by Zarya's bubbles will not be affected by your Soundwave. Sound Barrier can be a good or bad response to Graviton Surge depending on the situation and what other abilities it is combined with. Sound Barrier will likely do nothing against a Graviton Surge combined with a Hanzo's Dragon Strike, however it may save your team if it is combined with Genji's Dragonblade. If the Zarya uses Graviton Surge by herself without any additional firepower from her teammates, you can probably save Sound Barrier. (To be added)


Hero Match-Up Team Synergy
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While it may be tempting to dance around Bastion if you catch him roaming in Recon Configuration, he can quickly go into Sentry Configuration and shred through you if you give him the chance. Stay out of his view, especially if he's already set up in Sentry Configuration; even when trying to use Wall Ride to get around him, he can easily shoot you off the walls. (To be added)
You should keep your distance from Cassidy as his Flashbang and Fan the Hammer combo will almost certainly kill you. Use plenty of cover and move around fast to make yourself difficult to hit. Deadeye should be easy to avoid if you are close to cover and use speed boost. (To be added)
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Your wall riding and speed boost can make you a difficult target against Genji's Shuriken. Deflect does not work against Soundwave, and any deflected Sonic projectiles are easy to avoid and deal low damage should they hit. An enemy Genji may instead choose to focus on your more vulnerable teammates such as Ana or Zenyatta, in which case you should assist with Soundwave and healing. Dragonblade can be dangerous, but a well-timed Sound Barrier can almost completely nullify this Ultimate. (To be added)
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Mei will impair your mobility if not outright freeze you if you are too close to her, so be sure to keep your distance. If she uses Blizzard, switch to speed boost and Amp It Up if necessary to get yourself and your teammates out of the area of effect. (To be added)
Pharah can kill you with only two direct hits, so try to stay mobile or behind cover when she's around. Her Jump Jet can help her escape from being knocked off a cliff by Soundwave, so try to make other enemies a priority to knock off cliffs if possible. Your slow-moving projectiles will be hard to land on Pharah while she is airborne, so don't even attempt to engage; stick with your team and let them fend her off. Activating Soundwave prior to Pharah's Barrage can help your team survive its damage burst, but trying to activate it after she's started her attack won't do you any good, as the healing will come far too late. (To be added)
Unlike most Damage heroes, Reaper will struggle to kill you by himself. While he has superior firepower at close range, you can push him away from yourself and your team with Soundwave. You can use Wall Ride and your healing/speed to stay safe from his attacks. A quick Sound Barrier can save your team from being slaughtered by Death Blossom. (To be added)
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Soldier: 76
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Sombra is a strong counter to you as her Hack prevents you from healing or wall riding, leaving you extremely vulnerable. Preventing the hack by attacking her can be difficult with your slow projectiles. Furthermore, her EMP will remove around 40% of the overhealth provided from Sound Barrier, effectively halving the Ultimate and leaving your team hacked. Keeping your distance against Sombra is recommended, forcing her to focus on your teammates and rescuing them whenever necessary. If you know an EMP is coming, hiding and then casting your Sound Barrier after the EMP has been cast could save your team from being wiped. (To be added)
Symmetra's Sentry Turrets can be extremely dangerous if you're caught off guard by them, as they usually damage you faster than you can heal yourself and will bring your impressive speed to a crawl. If Symmetra is about, curb back on your Wall Rides and instead let your team push through choke points to bait out Sentry Turrets. (To be added)
Torbjörn's Rivet Gun can be particularly powerful in close range, so don't get too close to him. While his Molten Core is easy to avoid, his Turret can track you very well even when you are very far away, so be sure to prioritize taking it out first. (To be added)
Tracer can easily Blink behind or through your team to focus you down. If Tracer is harassing you, use your Wall Ride to stay above her, where she'll have more difficulty gunning you down. Your goal is to not kill her, but to simply stay alive long enough for your team to either kill her or fend her off. (To be added)
Widowmaker can one-shot you with a direct headshot, and despite Lúcio's speed, his movement can be particularly easy to track, especially when wall riding. Be sure to use plenty of cover and shields to minimize her impact. If there is an opportunity to get close to her, Lúcio has the advantage in close combat. (To be added)


Hero Match-Up Team Synergy

Ana will often have a hard time hitting a speeding Lúcio with sleep dart and zoomed-in Biotic Rifle. Additionally, Lúcio's speed boosting options allow anti-healed allies to escape more easily to a health pack or towards cover. Immobile hero, therefore benefits greatly through movement due to lack of mobility abilities
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As you and an enemy Lúcio both have the ability to quickly move around with speed boost or heal up from sustained damage, it will be extremely difficult for either of you to kill the other should you run into each other alone. If there's a cliff nearby, it may be possible to knock the other Lúcio off with Soundwave, but be aware that the opposing Lúcio will be thinking the same thing. Otherwise, instead of wasting your time fighting Lúcio, regroup with your team who will be able to handle him better. (To be added)
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Mercy does not provide much threat to Lúcio as her only offensive weapon is Caduceus Blaster and it is low damage. Her Resurrect can be interrupted by Soundwave, so be sure to use that whenever the opportunity arises. (To be added)
Moira is a difficult match-up for Lúcio, as her Biotic Grasp and Biotic Orb can make quick work of you even if you are healing. She can also easily escape situations with Fade, and Coalescence can hit you from afar and behind shields. It is recommended you get assistance from other team members when dealing with a Moira. (To be added)
Although Zenyatta can deal high amounts of damage to you and even kill you with a well aimed charged shot, his lack of mobility and self-healing can make it a fairly matched fight. Try your best to speed boost while you see him charging his orbs and use Soundwave to either knock him off the map or away from his team while he's using his Transcendence. Immobile hero, therefore benefits greatly through movement due to lack of mobility abilities


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] He finds it difficult to calm down.[5]

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


I started small, just like you, by making changes in my favela. Did my best to make sure all the kids got healthy meals and all the libraries had books to lend. I surrounded myself with good people who also wanted to make a difference. I did what I could to make sure my people had healthy bodies and healthy minds, so we could work together to solve our problems.
~ Lúcio

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.[7] He worked with like-minded people to help improve conditions, such as helping ensure the children got healthy meals and access to library books.[8]

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.[2] Becoming an underground DJ,[9] he performed on street corners, in block parties, and as he got older, at a string of legendary underground shows.[2]

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),[10] and he converted it into a tool to rally them to action.[2] In Lúcio's words, "when my father got mixed up with Vishkar, that's when I really started to see the world for what it was."[8] In a popular uprising, Lúcio and his allies drove Vishkar out of their neighborhoods.[2] He reflected that his father had designed the sonic technology to make the world a better place, and in using it to help Rio's people, he'd fulfilled the promise his father had made to them. In the end, he doubted that his father would have regretted creating the technology.[8]

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.[11] With his newfound fame, Lúcio realized that he had an opportunity to make a difference and change the world for the better.[2] He obtained a condo in Ipanema, where he had the whole eighth floor to himself. He spent his time there making music. However, his actual home continued to be in the favela, where he tried to spend as much time as possible.[8]


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.[11]

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.[12]

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I meant what I said. You're a hero, Efi. And so is Orisa.
~ Lúcio talking to Efi after Doomfist's failed attack at the Unity Plaza

After Numbani, with the sum of his experiences, Lúcio realized the power his platform held, and continued to make a difference with his music, changing the world for the better.[13] Lúcio commented on one of Efi's Hollagram posts, telling her that she "makes the world great". Later on, Lúcio calls Efi as she's about to watch a Kam Kalu film; Flash Brighton and the Omnic Crusaders: Forty-Four Hours Till Midnight to help her with the Unity Day play fundraiser. He proposes they could boost sales by performing the play at the Unity Plaza, and following the play with a concert performance. Efi agrees, and Lúcio sets up the details on his own time. He also requests that Orisa accompany them, despite Orisa being deactivated at the time. Sometime after this, Efi receives a miniature Tobelstein reactor from Lúcio as a gift from her holovid wish list; Lúcio wanted to help prepare Orisa for the show.[8]

At some point after the Unity Day celebration, Naade and Hassana were given VIP tickets to one of Lúcio's events, much to their joy.[14]


So how's Overwatch enjoying our city?
It's beautiful. Except for all the killer robots.
~ Lúcio and Tracer at Rio

Lúcio and Tracer battle Null Sector

Lúcio was present at Rio when the city came under attack by Null Sector. He sent out a transmission saying that he'd hold them off for as long as he could. He fought alongside members of the newly reformed Overwatch in getting to Null Sector's command ship. Afterwards, he apparently joined the group.[15]


Name Icon Description Reward
The Floor Is Lava
Ability-Lucio1 Get 3 killing blows while Wall Riding as Lúcio without dying in Quick or Competitive play.
Spray Lúcio Pixel
Ability-Lucio4 Block 900 damage with a single use of Lúcio's Sound Barrier in Quick or Competitive play.
Spray Lúcio Cute


  • 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.
  • Lúcio was announced as the third Overwatch character to be added to the Heroes of the Storm roster.[16] "Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)" was published to Twitter on February 16, 2017 to celebrate his introduction to Heroes of the Storm.[17] "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.[18][19] In true fashion as Overwatch, whenever Lucio is playing a song the circle around him glows to show the radius of his abilities.
  • In a February 2024 poll, Lúcio was voted as the most enjoyable hero to play as.[20]


  • A Lúcio statue went on sale in Q3 2019.[21]
  • A Lúcio-themed hoodie is available from JINX.[22]
  • 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.
  • In 2018, Blizzard made a partnership with cereal brand Kellogg's to introduce a limited-time edition of Lúcio-o-oh's. Despite Lúcio's Brazilian nationality, ironically, this product was never made available in Brazil.



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."[23]
  • Lucio's kit may have been partially inspired by Iris, a hero created for the original Prometheus pitch meeting.
  • 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.[24]
    • A skin called "Equalizer" inspired on this concept art was added to the Archives Event in 2018.
  • Similar to Roadhog and Kiriko, Lúcio does not have an accent of his native country, it being Brazil. Lucio's voice actor, Jonny Cruz is American with Spanish heritage.
    • On launch, Lucio had no Portuguese voice lines, but this was changed in a later update, giving him additional Portuguese 'Hello', 'Thanks' Voice Lines and replacing his hostile Ultimate voice line to be in Portuguese.
      • The previous line was 'Let's drop the beat!', before it was changed to be in Portuguese. This follows suit with hostile ultimate lines being in non-English languages. However, Lucio does not use this translation when the player uses their ultimate, and it is unique in that his self, and friendly ultimate voice lines are the same.
  • A Soundwave skin for Lucio was considered in the Transformers collaboration, but was dropped.[25]


Concept Art


Balance Change Logs

For more information, see Patch Notes.

Overwatch 2 PvP

Ability-Lucio1 Sonic Amplifier

  • Knockback reduced by 10%

Ability-Lucio1 Sonic Amplifier

  • Damage per projectile decreased from 20 to 18.

Ability-Lucio5 Soundwave

  • Damage increased from 35 to 45.

Ability-Lucio1 Sonic Amplifier

  • Base projectile size reduced from 0.15 to 0.1 meters. Total projectiles size is now 0.25 meters.
General updates

Most damage-dealing projectile sizes have been increased by a new global modifier added to their base size.

  • +0.05 meters for hitscan projectiles with a high rate of fire or spread (e.g., Tracer's Pulse Pistols or Reaper's Hellfire Shotguns).
  • +0.08 meters for hitscan projectiles that are more precise (e.g., Cassidy's Peacekeeper or Soldier:76's Heavy Pulse Rifle).
  • +0.05 meters for travel time projectiles that are shotguns or have a very high rate of fire (e.g., Roadhog's Scrap Gun or Ramattra's Void Accelerator).
  • +0.10 meters for travel time projectile with a speed greater than 50 meters per second (e.g., Zenyatta's Destruction Orb).
  • +0.15 meters for travel time projectile with a speed less than or equal to 50 meters per second (e.g., Pharah's Rocket Launcher).
  • Very large projectiles with a base size greater than 0.5 meters have been excluded from these increases (e.g., Orisa's Energy Javelin or Reinhardt's Fire Strike).

Hero combined HP (base health/armor/shields) increased by 15-25%.

  • 150-175 HP heroes increased by 25 HP.
  • 200-300 HP heroes increased by 50 HP.
  • 300+ HP (Tanks) increased by 75-100 HP.
  • Each hero's precise health increases are listed in their patch notes below.

Ultimate Charge

  • All Ultimate ability costs increased by 10%.

Regenerative Passive for All Heroes

  • All heroes now regenerate 20 health per second after 5 seconds of not taking damage.

Support Role Passive

  • Now reduces the delay before regeneration begins by half (2.5 seconds).

Quick Melee

  • Damage increased from 30 to 40.
Hero updates
  • Health increased from 200 to 250

Ability-Lucio5 Soundwave

  • Damage increased from 25 to 35.
  • Knockback increased 12%.
  • Movement lockout duration increased from 0.3 to 0.45 seconds.
Developer Comment: In order to help bring Lucio’s survivability more in line with the rest of the Support heroes, Crossfade self-healing during Amp It Up is now a more effective survival option for Lucio.

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Crossfade self-healing penalty is now reduced from 60 to 0% for the duration of Amp It Up

Ability-Lucio4 Sound Barrier

  • Ultimate cost reduced 7%

Developer Comment: Lucio had incredible survivability with Crossfade stacked with the new support role passive, so we reduced the amount it heals himself.

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Self-healing penalty increased from 30% to 60%

Ability-Lucio4 Sound Barrier

  • Ultimate cost reduced 12%

Overwatch 2 Co-op

Ability-Lucio5 Soundwave

  • Cooldown reduced from 5 to 4 seconds.

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Speed Boost now also increases attack speed by 20%.

Overwatch 1

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Speed boost's effect increased from 20% to 25%

Ability-Lucio3 Amp It Up

  • Speed boost's amplification increased from 50% to 60%

Ability-passive Wall Ride

  • Speed buff reduced from 40% to 30%

Ability-Lucio3 Amp It Up

  • Speed Boost’s amplification reduced from 70% to 50%

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Speed Boost’s effect reduced from 30% to 20%

Ability-Lucio1 Sonic Amplifier

  • Soundwave now counts towards Offensive Assists

Ability-passive Wall Ride

  • Speed buff increased from 20% to 40%

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Aura radius increase from 10 to 12 meters

Ability-Lucio4 Sound Barrier

  • Temporary shields granted increased from 500 to 750

Ability-passive Wall Ride

  • Wall riding is less likely to be interrupted along a single surface
  • Can now go around corners (both outside corners, and inside corners) without having to leave the wall
  • Can now land back on the same wall after leaping away, provided his leap takes him far enough away from the original jumping off point
  • Added a minimum time that the jump key must be held before Lúcio can ride around corners

Ability-Lucio5 Soundwave

  • No longer consumes ammo
  • Can now be used while reloading

Ability-passive Wall Ride

  • Activating Wall Ride will now cause the flag to drop during Capture the Flag matches
  • Lúcio now has an effect above his head to indicate which song he's playing in spectator mode

Ability-passive Wall Ride The speed boost that Lúcio receives after completing a wall ride has been increased by 65%

Ability-Lucio1 Sonic Amplifier

  • Damage increased by 25%
  • Projectile speed increased from 40 to 50
  • Alternate fire now considers vertical orientation when knocking targets back

Ability-Lucio2 Crossfade

  • Area of effect radius has been decreased from 30 meters to 10 meters
  • Heal Song
    • Healing-per-second has been increased by 30% (also applies to Lúcio's Amp It Up ability)
    • Self-healing has been reduced by 25%

Ability-passive Wall Ride

  • Movement speed increased by 20% when wall riding
  • Lúcio now receives a burst of speed when leaping off a wall
  • New Hero Option: Allow Backwards Wall Ride
    • When enabled, allows Lucio to start wall riding while moving backwards.

Ability-Lucio3 Amp It Up

  • Healing per second has been decreased by 10%

Ability-Lucio3 Amp It Up

  • The boosting of movement speed has been decreased by 30% (from a 100% increase to a 70% increase)

Ability-Lucio4 Sound Barrier

  • Ultimate cost increased by 10%


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  14. Overwatch 2, Orisa Quotes
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  16. 2017-02-03, Heroes of the Storm Gets Amped Up YouTube. Accessed on 2017-02-03.
  17. Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)
  18. Rejuvenescência (Nexus Remix)
  19. We Move Together As One (Nexus Remix)
  20. 2024-02-03, Overwatch 2 players pick surprising hero as the most “fun” to play. Dexerto, accessed on 2024-02-08
  21. Overwatch Lúcio Statue, Blizzard Store. Accessed on 2019-04-06
  22. 2017-11-22, Overwatch Hoodies. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-11-23
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External links

Heroes in Overwatch 2