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Lúcio Build Guide “Let's drop the beat.”

Last updated on May 14, 2017 at 21:06 by Kendric 14 comments

Table of Contents

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General Information

Welcome to our Lúcio guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Lúcio in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Sound Barrier Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Accelerando Icon
Level 4 Chase the Bass Icon
Level 7 Party Mix Icon
Level 10 Sound Barrier Icon
Level 13 Hard Style Icon
Level 16 Rejuvenescência Icon
Level 20 Bonus Track Icon

The Sound Barrier Build shares multiple talents with the Reverse Amp Build, however, with its massive shields it focuses more on Lucio's defensive capabilities. Keep in mind that Back in the Mix Icon Back in the Mix is a strong but situational talent, which we recommend against multiple Stuns and Silences. If the enemy team has a lot of those crowd control effects, Back in the Mix Icon Back in the Mix can be a worthy alternative choice. Bonus Track Icon Bonus Track at Level 20 is a powerful upgrade that complements Lucio's late game power-spike allowing him to use Amp It Up Icon Amp It Up on his Healing Boost twice.

Reverse Amp Build (talent calculator link)

Level 1 Maximum Tempo Icon
Level 4 Chase the Bass Icon
Level 7 Party Mix Icon
Level 10 Reverse Amp Icon
Level 13 Hard Style Icon
Level 16 Rejuvenescência Icon
Level 20 Bonus Track Icon

The Reverse Amp focuses on enhancing Lucio's offensive potential by adding a powerful Movement Speed Slow and AoE damage to his kit. Furthermore, talents like Maximum Tempo Icon Maximum Tempo and Hard Style Icon Hard Style allow Lucio to quickly skate in and out making him very hard to catch for the enemy team. We generally recommend this build when playing with two Supports.

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Synergies and Counters

Lúcio synergizes with

Lucio enables various types of Heroes. He performs very well with high health Warriors, such as Diablo due to his Rejuvenescência Icon Rejuvenescência Talent at Level 16. Lucio's AoE healing over time also synergizes very well with Tassadar's strong single target protection. Moreover, he allows Basic Attackers such as Sgt. Hammer and Valla, to chase targets more efficiently.

Lúcio is countered by

Due to his low health pool, Lucio usually has a hard time if he gets Stunned and burst down quickly. Thus, Heroes like Varian, Valeera, or the sticky Zeratul become a serious threat for him.

Maps

Lúcio's stronger maps Blackheart's Bay Dragon Shire Hanamura
Lúcio's average maps Battlefield of Eternity Cursed Hollow Garden of Terror Haunted Mines Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry Warhead Junction
Lúcio's weaker maps Braxis Holdout

Lucio does well on almost every battleground except for Braxis Holdout or Haunted Mines due to his poor waveclear. However, on maps that require strong early game rotations, such as Blackheart's Bay or Dragon Shire, his strong mobility can make a big difference.

TL;DR Tips

See our Abilities page for further information

2. Overview

Lúcio is a very mobile ranged Support, who is capable of boosting his allies' Movement Speed and healing them over time. His unique Wall Ride Icon Wall Ride Trait allows him to skate along impassable Terrain, causing him to become a very elusive Hero for the enemy team to catch.

3. Strengths

  • Outstanding mobility
  • Strong late game healing
  • Attacks while moving
  • Two viable Heroic Abilities
  • Can be played as both solo and secondary Support

4. Weaknesses

  • Very poor waveclear
  • Cannot solo a lane by himself
  • Low health pool makes him susceptible to Stuns and Slows
  • Requires good multitasking and map awareness

5. Role in the Current Meta

Lúcio maintains a fairly even power level throughout the game, which makes him a decent Hero during the early, mid, and late game. After acquiring his Level 16 and Level 20 talents, he becomes one of the most solid late game Supports with incredible healing numbers.

Due to the way his kit works, Lúcio is strong at enabling his fellow teammembers. Thus, we recommend being a team player at all times in order to unleash his true potential. Depending on whether the enemy team composition focuses on burst heavy ranged Assassins like Li-Ming or Kael'thas or not should have an impact on Lúcio's Heroic Ability choice. If they do, Sound Barrier Icon Sound Barrier proves to be a valuable counter tool. If they do not, Reverse Amp Icon Reverse Amp can greatly harm enemy priority targets.

6. Reading Further

To take things further, we have 2 more pages that you can read:

7. ChangeLog

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  • 14 May 2017 (talents page): Changed Can't Stop Won't Stop from Not Recommended to Recommended and changed Back in the Mix from Recommended to Situational.
  • 11 May 2017 (talents page): Removed Heliotropics.
  • 12 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Changed the evaluation of Accelerando from not recommended to recommended.
  • 11 Apr. 2017 (this page): Changed the level 1 talent recommendation in the Sound Barrier build to Accelerando.
  • 18 Feb. 2017 (this page): Lúcio guide added.
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