Lucio has been a staple in casual and competitive play since the very beginning. So most players have already found the top 3 Lucio counters in Overwatch 2. But as times and metas change, sometimes there can be new heroes that threaten this powerhouse support.
To help new and old players alike find these new meta picks, Gamelevate has compiled this list. Noting one hero from each role, damage, tank, and support. And we will go over what makes them so strong into Lucio.
So let’s jump right into things.
First we have Cassidy, who has undergone numerous changes since he was released. However, his newest iteration makes him an incredibly powerful pick here. Undoubtedly putting him as one of the top 3 Lucio counters in Overwatch 2.
His biggest contributor to putting him on this list is his Magnetic Grenade. Since it was adjusted a while back, it has been a menace to many heroes, especially Lucio. This is all because of the ability’s newest debuff, “hindered”. Being hindered prevents the target from using any movement abilities, which means Lucio becomes a sitting duck.
The fact that the ability can land so easily, since it attaches to a close target, is very powerful. And it means that Cassidy won’t have to stress about landing it perfectly on a moving target like Lucio. Once the grenade lands, Lucio won’t be able to do much until it expires. But mostly likely, he will end up dead before that happens.
As far as tanks go, Roadhog is absolutely one of the top 3 Lucio counters in Overwatch 2. There are a few other tank heroes that could fill in here in a pinch, but Roadhog fills a very unique roll. What makes him different from a hero like Sigma or D.Va is that he can match Lucio in his aggression.
Since Lucio likes to be directly with his team for healing and support, he is normally on the frontlines doing something to impede the enemy team.
This could be things like using his Soundwave ability to knock them away, or distracting the backline to cut off healing. But Roadhog can counter that nonsense very well.
With his Chain Hook, he can grab Lucio when he is mid-air or wall riding to reposition him, or even throw him off the map.
He could also put Lucio right into the middle of the enemy team so they can finish the job. But with Roadhog’s newest ability, Pig Pen, it makes things much easier.
With the addition of this ability, it allows Roadhog to grab a hero like Lucio, activate the pen, and slow him enough to take him out before he can even escape.
And for the times when Lucio uses his Sound Barrier when he or an ally is in a pinch, a use of Whole Hog does the trick. It will completely shred right through the bonus health and will knock Lucio back enough to prevent him from capturing a point or prolonging a game in overtime.
Finally, we have our support, Ana. Who has earned her spot on this list as one of the top 3 Lucio counters in Overwatch 2. In the right hands, Ana can easily run circles around Lucio. But even in new hands, players can still find what makes her strong and use it to their advantage.
Her first strength is simply in her general gameplay. Ana likes to be way in the backlines, sometimes on a perch or near a wall. This already gives Lucio a bit of an obstacle just to get to her. But for the times he tries to go 1v1 against her, he will normally get beaten.
With her Biotic Grenade healing her as well as doing damage to Lucio and giving anti-heal, it quickly slows her enemy down. Giving her a huge advantage since he can no longer heal himself and puts Ana in a strong position to win. But even if we take this situation to a teamfight instead of a 1v1, Ana still wins.
Lucio is a highly mobile hero and can have a big impact on a game, because of that, without him his team could be in trouble.
So if she can find a spot to use Sleep Dart, it will put her team in a huge lead. Even better, a skilled Ana can put to sleep a Lucio before he uses his Sound Barrier. This can easily negate a game-winning play and allow Ana to Nano an ally to destroy the now weakened enemy.
The wrap up
These heroes all deserve their spot as one of the top 3 Lucio counters in Overwatch 2. But as metas change, there might be some updates to this list. So keep reading and trust Gamelevate to give you the newest scoop when new metas arise!
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