Thank God they nerfed Lucio

If you are talking the 30 m speed boost then absolutely, but that is no longer the case.

But why did it suddenly start again with no buffs to Lucio or tanks? Lucio got buffed after GOATs started becoming a thing. Brig enabled GOATs by making DPS do less damage (armor), provide utility they couldn’t (healing, boops, stuns, barrier), and heal (and overheal) at the same time as doing enough DPS to do their job for them.


Why is Lucio picked more than Brigitte for GOATS?


None of this has any meaning. We will see how the changes play out.

Oh my god. That’s no moon. That’s a 1/3 nerf to speed boost. Jumps that were previously possible are now impossible, countless hours of map study, rollout practice are all down the drain. Please anything but that, let me go faster and have the nerf affect teammates, nerf my healing, ult, radius just please god not my personal boost.


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OWL, which is where GOATS is most prevalent. Lucio is picked more often. Lucio is also the most picked hero in grandmaster right now at 13.75% pick rate while Brigitte in grandmaster is sitting at 5.29% pick rate.

In addition, Brigitte is actually the LEAST picked healer on ladder across all ranks, while Lucio is the second most picked healer, with nearly triple her pick rate.


It’s not so bad. Lucio’s individual mobility will still be alright the nerf is only meant to really be for teammates.

How often do you get more than one or two jumps in as Lucio? Not many unless you are going full Reddit-Lucio. To get value out of your auras you need to stay with your team, and that can’t be done if you are maxing out your wall boost speed.

Isn’t that what all the jumps and roll-outs you learned are for?


Speed boost was useful in every past meta except Mercy’s anyways.

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Yes, but you can’t start them the same way now, you have to find closer walls to jump off of at the beginning and farther walls at the end.

God forbid Lucio’s ability be useful.


A logical response to his 2 year and a half dominance, ladies and gentlemen.



And it will still be useful. It will still be the only ability in the game that allows you to speed boost your teammates. Just not as much. Hopefully nerfing the speed boost will prevent tank stacked bunker compositions from being able to roll around in a death ball at the speed of maximum fast like they’re currently able to do and have done in the past.


“Dominance” Yeah Lucio sure was dominant after that 30 m nerf wiped him from existence. He sure was dominant when playing him got me called a thrower when I didn’t go Mercy. Have you actually looked at Lucio’s pickrates back then? They weren’t dominant, you just see it through rose colored glasses because it currently fits your narrative.


Imagine thinking that Lucio’s Speed Boost is the sole reason why GOATs exist. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Almost Three Years with Lucio’s Speed Boost being the same (speedwise, not AoE wise. They nerfed the heck out of that. Rip the fun 30m Lucio), and only recently did we get GOATs. Sure, Lucio’s Speed Boost helped GOATs, but it is not the reason causing it. Nerfing it will make Lucio more mediocre, but it will not make GOATs go away.


I hear there’s a French sniper with AoE invulnerability coming our way. My money is on him replacing Lucio and the playerbase making the surprised pikachu face when GOATs is still run.


This is true. No matter how much you nerf speedboost, so long as it exists, and there are no alternatives to it, Lucio will be a mustpick for GOATs and related comps.

And he is a mustpick. You can swap out Zarya, you can swap out Dva. You can swap out Brig and you can even swap out Rein and Zen. But you cannot swap out Lucio.


While Lucio and his Speed Boost isn’t WHY Goats exists it is an ESSENTIAL part of Goats.


Look it the ptr section when you press forums at the top left

Which is why I’m sad but ok with him getting nerfed. I’m not ok with people slandering him like he was the mastermind behind all metas and taking away his personal speed.


Lucio is actually faster for himself now, enjoy.