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Ultimate Ability: Sound Barrier
Cast-time ultimate type
Area-of-effect buff ability type
30 m radius
+750 temporary shield
Lasts 6 seconds

Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

Default Key: (PC Q.png, PS Tri.png, XB Y.png)
"Oh, let's break it down!"


Lúcio provides a temporary shield of 750 HP to teammates within 30 meters and in Lúcio's line of sight, provided they are not behind an enemy barrier. It will rapidly decay at the rate of 125 HP per second, causing the effect to last 6 seconds at most. The decaying shield acts like normal health and will be the first to sustain any damage.

When activating this ability, Lúcio jumps into the air slightly, then pounds the ground with his Sonic Amplifier. The effect is not activated until Lúcio hits the ground; if Lucio is killed before touching the ground, the ultimate will be wasted.

When activating Sound Barrier, Lúcio players on the enemy team will shout "Vamos esculachar!" while allied and player-controlled Lúcio will shout "Oh, let's break it down!"


  • During the seasonal brawl Lúcioball, this ability is replaced by Turbo Boost.
  • Prior to the April 10, 2018 patch, the hostile activation quote was "Let's drop the beat!"

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png August 9, 2018 Patch: Temporary shields granted increased from 500 to 750.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png April 10, 2018 Patch: [UNDOCUMENTED] Hostile activation line changed.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png February 28, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Lucio’s “Sound Barriers Provided” statistic from being properly calculated.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed healers to gain Ultimate charge more quickly than intended.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png July 19, 2016 Patch: Ultimate cost increased by 10%.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Now ignores payloads during Line of Sight checks.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 8, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ultimate charge cost increased by 25%.
Lúcio Navigation
General MainQuotesGallerySkins and WeaponsSprays
Abilities Sonic AmplifierCrossfadeAmp It UpWall RideSound Barrier
Lore Organizations Vishkar Corporation
Character relationships Symmetra
Locations Rio de Janeiro
Others Synaesthesia AuditivaLúcioball
Media Articles Lúcio's World Tour -