Lucio Aura is an ABILITY not Primary Weapon

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With everyone freaking out about the Lucio hack and how it disables his healing ABILITY, why not go in a different direction? Why not leave the Aura but when hacked it benefits the enemy team rather than your allies?

So when hacked, he cannot change songs and he either heals or speed boosts the enemy players during the hack duration.

I persoanlly think removing the Aura altogether makes sense since his Aura is attached to his ABILITY and was not linked to his weapon.

It appears that most people are forgetting that the other healers heal from their Primary weapon with the exception of Zenyatta. It would make more sense for the Zenyatta orbs to also be removed from their targets when hacked since they are also his abilities.

Overpowered would be if the hack also removed passives not attached to an ability ie. Mercy and Moira health regen.
Additional comment: This is similar to hacking a charging Reinhardt. He used his ability and it remains active until he is hacked. So if we are asking them to leave Lucio's Aura ABILITY active when hacked, then a chargin Rein should be able to complete his charge. Same for Doomfist, he should be able to complete his charged punch since the ability has already been activated. There is no difference with Lucio. Healing and Speed boost are tied to his Ability and not something he has as a passive. You select the abilty and he uses it, and then he can amp up that ability with another, BUT if you hack the ability, it makes sense to not have the aura at all.
I think people just forget hack also renders the other healers pretty much sitting ducks. While true mercy still has regen, just tickle her and it stops plus she cant fly away. Ana can't nade or sleep, zen can't switch orb targets and lets not forget emp downs him to 50hp. Moira is probably the only one that can survive a hack but she still can't fade away.

True they can still heal but they're just as killable as a lucio, right now on live you hack lucio it rarely does anything which is wrong. 90% of the time if a support is hacked and being targeted by sombra they stop healing and try to get away.

This change only punishes the bad lucios that aren't with their teams and try to fight the enemy team solo or wallride out of range just to get boops.
So instead of bricking Lucio, which already makes him unplayable vs a Sombra, you'd rather brick him and force him to run away from the protection of his team because he's a liability to them in the midfight? How does making him even worse address the problem, when no other healer loses the ability to heal while Hacked?The aura is the passive, and the ability to switch between passives is the activated ability - that's why it wasn't affected before.
02/18/2018 09:38 AMPosted by AtomicTom
So instead of bricking Lucio, which already makes him unplayable vs a Sombra, you'd rather brick him and force him to run away from the protection of his team because he's a liability to them in the midfight? How does making him even worse address the problem, when no other healer loses the ability to heal while Hacked?The aura is the passive, and the ability to switch between passives is the activated ability - that's why it wasn't affected before.


No I get what you're saying about the aura being a passive, but it's a passive of an activated ability. So again, if you want to keep the chosen ability active, then other heros should retian the momentum already set in place before the hack is activated.
In technical terms Rein's charge is a channeled ability, so hack would naturally cancel it. However, Lucio aura does not require activating or even channel in any form.
02/18/2018 11:22 AMPosted by WhyAlwaysMe
In technical terms Rein's charge is a channeled ability, so hack would naturally cancel it. However, Lucio aura does not require activating or even channel in any form.


fair point :D I'm just waiting for the live servers to really see the impact. Right now I can only think of a heavy impact on KOTH maps.
Hack doesn't disable Mercy's regen. It doesn't remove Zenyatta's Orbs from their targets when he gets Hacked. It doesn't force Hanzo to put his readied Sonic Arrow away.

The devs were very clear. The passives that require a button press are the ones Hack will now prevent. It basically unbinds the key. Lucio doesn't press any key to make his song active. He does press one to Amp it Up or swap between them, and those should be locked alongside Wall Ride. But turning off his song completely makes the fight virtually a 5v6 for six seconds. She can even get rid of his ult with EMP.

Removing his mobility and preventing him from changing songs is more than enough to make Lucio feel the effects of Hack.
No it isn't an activated ability, it's a constant passive similar to Mercy's regen (which hack doesn't stop) and it doesn't require a button press.
02/18/2018 08:13 AMPosted by bizkitNgravy
Additional comment: This is similar to hacking a charging Reinhardt. He used his ability and it remains active until he is hacked. So if we are asking them to leave Lucio's Aura ABILITY active when hacked, then a chargin Rein should be able to complete his charge. Same for Doomfist, he should be able to complete his charged punch since the ability has already been activated. There is no difference with Lucio. Healing and Speed boost are tied to his Ability and not something he has as a passive. You select the abilty and he uses it, and then he can amp up that ability with another, BUT if you hack the ability, it makes sense to not have the aura at all.


Orisa's Fortify??
Every other healer can keep healing when hacked, but now Lucio can't even do that.

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