Welcome to our Talents page for Lúcio. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Lúcio's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.
1. Lúcio's Talent Build
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|4||✘ ✔ ✔|
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|13||✔ ✔ ✘|
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2. Lúcio's Talent Build Cheatsheet
Sound Barrier BuildTalent calculator »
The Sound Barrier Build focuses, thanks to its massive shields, more on Lucio's defensive AoE capabilities. To deliver the best AoE protection possible, we recommend picking Crossfade related talents, most importantly Party Mix at Level 1, as we think the radius increase on both his healing and Movement Speed beats is crucial and furthermore synergizes extremely well with later talents, such as All Together at Level 13 or House Party at Level 20. Speaking of Level 20, we recommend Summer Anthem as an ultimate saving tool to experienced Lucio players only, since the talent (due to its long cooldown) can be very unforgiving if wasted or used at the wrong time. If the enemy team has a lot of strong crowd control effects, High Five can still be a worthy alternative choice at Level 10.
High Five BuildTalent calculator »
The High Five Build focuses more on Lucio's strong single target saving capabilities using High Five, rather than protecting multiple targets with Sound Barrier. Moreover, thanks to the strong synergy between Supersonic at Level 4 and Heavy Casters at Level 13, his Push Off ability turns into a short Stun, which can be used both offensively and defensively. If used offensively, Lucio can help chase retreating enemy Heroes. If used defensively, however, he can keep engaging hostile Heroes from reaching exposed allies in the backline, for instance.
3. Level 1 Talents for Lúcio
Quest: Play Lúcio's Crossfade tracks to nearby allies for a total of 8 minutes. Multiple allies provide additional time.
Reward: Permanently increase Crossfade's range by 20%.
Wall Ride's Movement Speed bonus gradually increases to 36% over 4 seconds while Lúcio maintains its effect.
While Wall Ride is active, Basic Attacks heal for 30% of the damage dealt and restore 1 Mana.
Passive: Increase Wall Ride duration by 1 second.
Party Mix plays very well into Lucio's kit, since he normally tries to stay close to his allies in the first place. Thus, completing this Quest Talent should not take very long, while the increased size of both Healing and Speed Boost after completion marks a significant early power spike for Lucio.
Accelerando focuses more on Lucio's own mobility instead of buffing nearby allies. This allows him to rotate around the map much quicker, while at the same time making him a lot harder to kill during team fights.
Smooth Moves's self-heal and Mana regeneration does not compensate for the lack of mobility and overall impact by neglecting the other talents. Lucio is not a very Mana dependent Hero in the first place and proper positioning makes the self-healing redundant.
4. Level 4 Talents for Lúcio
Enemies within the first half of Soundwave's range are knocked back 75% further.
Quest: Hit 3 enemy Heroes with a single Soundwave.
Reward: Increase Soundwave's arc by 50% and its range by 20%.
Hitting an enemy with Soundwave while Wall Ride is active reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.
While Wall Ride is active, Push Off's cooldown recharges 100% faster.
Off the Wall is a good talent against sticky Warriors and melee Assassins who can pose a serious threat to Lucio and his allies. The cooldown reduction on Soundwave helps pushing these targets away from your allies.
Subwoofer cannot compete against the other two talents, as its value is too situational to be worth an entire talent slot.
5. Level 7 Talents for Lúcio
Hitting an enemy with Soundwave grants Lúcio a 35 (+4% per level) Shield for 7 seconds. Hitting enemy Heroes grants 3 times this amount.
Blast Lúcio's active Crossfade track at enemy Heroes. While Amp It Up is active, Healing Boost deals 50 (+4% per level) damage per second and Speed Boost Slows by 20%.
This ability is unaffected by Crossfade talents.
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
Place a boombox that plays Lúcio's active Crossfade track for 30 seconds. Its volume adjusts with Amp It Up.
Crossfade tracks do not stack.
Reverse Amp's damage beat can be quite noticeable over time, while the Movement Speed reduction beat is great to chase retreating enemies. The talent comes with very little downsides and a lot of room for impactful plays. The cooldown is low enough to make this talent a recommended choice.
Boombox can be a very useful scouting tool and should mostly be placed in bushes or terrain that is hard to reach for the enemy team.
Good Vibrations's shield value is too weak to make it a recommended talent at Level 7.
6. Level 10 Talents for Lúcio
- Mana: 100
- Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 1 second, Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes gain a 1296 (+4% per level) point Shield that rapidly decays over 6 seconds.
- Mana: 35
Quickly skate to an allied Hero. Upon arrival, the ally is granted Unstoppable for 1 second and is healed for 250 (+4% per level).
Sound Barrier offers an incredible amount of AoE burst damage protection for short period of time, as its shield decays rapidly. It is also worth mentioning that Sound Barrier needs to be cast with caution. Before activating it, Lúcio has a 1-second activation timer in which he jumps up in the air before casting the ability. During that short time window, any Stun, Polymorph, or Silence effect will cancel Sound Barrier's casting animation, causing it to go on a 10-second cooldown.
High Five works as an anti crowd control tool that Lucio can use when an ally is in danger. The additional heal it provides works well to get the target out of the danger zone in many cases. What makes this Heroic Ability particularly interesting is its short cooldown. Experienced Lucio players can use their Movement Speed to their advantage and always be in range to use High Five. We recommend picking High Five if the enemy team features several high single-target damage Assassins and/or crowd control heavy Tanks.
7. Level 13 Talents for Lúcio
For each ally affected by Crossfade, Lúcio gains 5% Movement Speed that stacks with other bonuses.
Push Off no longer Slows enemies, and instead Stuns them for 0.5 seconds.
While Wall Ride is active, passing near an enemy Hero increases its Movement Speed bonus to 36% for 1 second.
Passive: Wall Ride grants 20 Armor.
All Together has great synergy with Party Mix, since by the time Level 13 becomes available, Party Mix' Quest bonus should usually be active, which allows Lucio to get the Movement Speed bonus more easily.
Slip is not a bad talent per se. However, we find the other Level 13 talents to be more impactful and useful to allies throughout the game.
8. Level 16 Talents for Lúcio
While Amp It Up is active, Crossfade's Healing Boost heals for an additional 2.5% of the target's maximum Health each second.
Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Attacks reduces the cooldown of Amp It Up by 0.4 seconds.
Passive: Wall Ride increases Basic Attack range by 2.2.
- Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to extend the duration of Amp It Up by 2 seconds.
Rejuvenescência provides strong extra healing, especially on high-health Tanks and Bruisers.
Up the Frequency lowers the cooldown of Amp It Up but requires Lúcio to keep attacking targets as well. This can be a great talent but do not chase enemy targets blindly just to get a few extra Basic Attacks in.
Up To Eleven comes with a long cooldown, which makes it an unforgiving talent if timed poorly. While 2 extra seconds can have an impact, we found the other talents to be more consistently valuable.
9. Level 20 Talents for Lúcio
Reduce the cooldown of Sound Barrier to 30 seconds, but the Shield now decays over 4 seconds.
High Five can now be cast on enemy Heroes, dealing 225 (+4% per level) damage and reducing all healing received by 50% for 3 seconds.
Passive: Increase the duration of Amp It Up by 1 second.
For each ally affected by Crossfade, Lúcio gains 8% increased healing.
- Cooldown: 75 seconds
Activate for all other allies affected by Crossfade to become Unkillable for 1.5 seconds.
Mixing Fire should be the go-to choice if High Five was picked at Level 10. The ability to inflict damage on enemy Heroes, while also reducing all healing received can allow the rest of your team to go for easy kills. However, it is important to highlight that using High Five to save allies usually has higher priority than chasing down enemy Heroes when playing Lucio.
House Party works very well with the increased Crossfade radius granted by Party Mix at Level 1. This combination allows you to significantly increase Lucio's late-game healing power but even without it, House Party is a tremendous help with keeping allies alive more easily.
Summer Anthem can be a real game winner if used properly. And that is also what makes this talent situational at best: the short time window during which it grants allied Heroes the Unkillable status is very easy to miss. Requiring good game sense and spot-on timing make this talent hard to use but very powerful if used well.
Bossa Nova comes with a significant drawback, namely reducing the shield duration to 4 seconds, however, it also comes with an even more significant reward, which drastically reduces Sound Barrier's cooldown to 30 seconds. This provides more shields overall and also makes missing Sound Barrier much more forgiving in the late game.
- 17 Jun. 2019: Revised the guide and found it to be still up-to-date.
- 28 Mar. 2019: Overhauled and updated Lucio's talents and builds in accordance with his latest rework.
- 05 Nov. 2018: Removed We Move Together (the talent was removed from the game last week), leaving Accelerando the only recommended talent at Level 1.
- 26 Mar. 2018: Changed talents at Level 7 and updated Lucio's Sound Barrier Build.
- 11 Jan. 2018: Changed Maximum Tempo and Reverse Amp to Not Recommended.
- 22 Dec. 2017: Removed the Reverse Amp Build.
- 14 May 2017: 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: Removed Heliotropics.
- 12 Apr. 2017: Changed the evaluation of Accelerando from not recommended to recommended.
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