Heroes of the Storm Amps it up with Lúcio

Live now on the PTR, and soon to the live game, the newest addition to Heroes of the Storm is Lúcio. The third hero from Overwatch Lucio looks like he will bring some complexity to the healing role. Similar in nature to Kahzim, he looks like he will reward hyper aggressive teams. Lets take a look at his kit according to the PTR notes.

Lucio

Lucio Abilities

  • Wall Ride (D)
    • When moving alongside impassable battleground terrain and Structures, 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.

Lucio seems to be designed to get into fights, help keep his team alive and move to the next objective quickly.  Pretty much exactly how he is played in Overwatch! I look forward to trying him out! Until he’s live check out this video the Heroes of the Storm Team put up!

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