Heroes Of The Storm – Lúcio Overview

Overwatch support hero, Lúcio, is now available to break it down on the Heroes of the Storm PTR.

Similar to his kit in Overwatch, Lúcio brings with him his Wall Ride ability, making it possible to traverse impassable terrain and walk through the enemy team. His basic abilities include Soundwave, which allows him to deal damage to an area, and knock enemies back. He also has crossfade, an ability that can passively heal or speed boost himself and surrounding allies. Lúcio’s Heroic Ability lets him shield all nearby allies for six seconds with Sound Barrier, just as he does in Overwatch. He also has a secondary Heroic Ability, Reverse Amp. This new skill allows him to hurt enemy heroes for 4 seconds with his Crossfade track, causing Healing Boost to inflict damage, while Speed Boost slows their movement speed by 45%.

Lúcio brings a different type of support architype to Heroes of the Storm, and will be a valuable character pick option when trying to secure victory.

Below is a full breakdown (geddit) of the frog DJ himself.

Trait

  • Wall Ride (D)

When moving alongside impassable terrain, Lúcio can walk through other units, and his Movement Speed is increased by 20%. This effect stacks with other Movement Speed bonuses.

Basic Abilities

  • Soundwave (Q)

Deal damage to enemies in a cone-shaped area and knock them back.

  • Crossfade (W)

Play one of two tracks that passively provide allied Heroes with either a Speed Boost or a Healing Boost in a large radius around you. Activate Crossfade to swap tracks.

Healing Boost: Restore a small amount of Health every second to Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes.

Speed Boost: Increase the Movement Speed of Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes by 15%.

  • Amp It Up (E)

Raise Lúcio’s Crossfade track volume for 3 seconds, amping Speed Boost to 45% increased Movement Speed, and significantly increasing the Healing rate of Healing Boost.

Heroic Abilities

  • Sound Barrier (R)

After 1 second, Lúcio and nearby allied Heroes gain a massive Shield that rapidly decays over the next 6 seconds.

  • Reverse Amp (R)

Blast Lúcio’s Crossfade track at enemy Heroes for 4 seconds, causing Healing Boost to inflict damage every second, and Speed Boost to Slow Movement Speed by 45%.

  • Passive: Increase Amp It Up’s duration to 4 seconds.

Talent Breakdown:

Hero Level (Tier) Talent Description
1 (1) [W] We Move Together Increase the passive movement speed bonus of Speed Boost to 20% (from 15%).
1 (1) [E] Maximum Tempo Quest: Kill 5 enemy Heroes while Speed Boost is active. Reward: Increase Amped Speed Boost to 60%.  
1 (1) [Trait] Accelerando Increase the Movement Speed bonus of Wall Ride from 20% to 40% over 4 seconds, and maintain that speed as long as you maintain the Wall Riding movement speed bonus.
1 (1) [Trait] Slip Increase the Movement Speed bonus of Wall Ride to 70% for 1 second when near or passing through an enemy Hero.
4 (2) [Q] Subwoofer Increase the knockback of Soundwave by up to 50%, based on how close to you they are.
4 (2) [Q] Off the Wall If you hit an enemy Hero while you have the Wall Riding Movement Speed bonus, reduce the cooldown by 3 seconds.
4 (2) [Q] Chase the Bass Quest: After hitting 20 enemy Heroes with Soundwave, increase the arc by 50% and the range by 20%.
4 (2)    
7 (3) [W] Block Party Quest: Support allies with your aura for a total of 8 minutes (supporting multiple allies rewards more time). Reward: Increase its radius by 25%.
7 (3) [E] Loudspeaker If your aura is currently affecting 2 or more allies when you cast Amp It Up, increase its radius by 50% for the duration.
7 (3) [Active] Boombox Place a permanent killable ward on the ground that gives nearby allies your Crossfade and Amp It Up auras (auras do not stack). 20 second cooldown. Max 1.
10 (4) [R1] Sound Barrier After a 1 second delay, grant yourself and all nearby allied Heroes an X point shield that decays to 0 over 6 seconds.
10 (4) [R2] Reverse Amp If your current Crossfade track is Speed Boost, slow nearby enemy Heroes by 40% for 3 seconds. If your current Crossfade track is Healing Boost, damage nearby enemy Heroes for X damage per second for 3 seconds.
13 (5) [W] Beat Mixing Gain a permanent x point shield 1.5 seconds after switching tracks. Switching tracks also immediately clears any current shield from this talent.
13 (5) [Trait] Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop You cannot be slowed or rooted while you have the Wall Riding Movement Speed bonus.
13 (5) [Trait] Hard Style Gain 25 Armor while you have the Wall Riding movement speed boost, reducing damage by 25%.
13 (5) Back in the Mix Heal yourself for x after exiting from an enemy Stun, Silence, or Stasis. This effect cannot happen more than once every 10 seconds.
16 (6) [Q] Heliotropics Soundwave also Blinds enemies for 2.5 seconds.
16 (6) [E] Rejuvenescencia While Amp It Up is active, Crossfade’s Healing Boost heals for an additional 3% of the target’s maximum health per second.
16 (6) [W] Bring it Together If your aura is currently affecting 2 or more allies when you cast Amp It Up, Crossfade’s Healing Boost is increased by 40% for the duration.
16 (6) [E] Up the Frequency Amp It Up’s mana cost is reduced to 80 from 100, and dealing Basic Attack damage to enemy Heroes reduces the cooldown of Amp It Up by 0.35 seconds.
20 (7) [R1] Bossa Nova Reduce the cooldown of Sound Barrier to 30 seconds, but the shield now decays over 4 seconds (from 6).
20 (7) [R2] Nonstop Remix The duration of Reverse Amp is paused while it effects 2 or more enemy Heroes.
20 (7) [E] Encore Using Crossfade while Amp It Up is active resets the duration of Amp It Up back to its max duration. This can only occur once per cast.
20 (7) [E] Synaesthesia Auditiva Casting Amp It Up removes all Stun, Slow, and Root effects from nearby allies, and all Slow and Root effects on Lúcio.

 

 

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