In this section I will go over what items are strong on Achilles
, why they are useful and when to purchase them
A generally core for most Solo laners and Warriors in general, especially for Achilless
due to Gladiator's Shield
heals procs from hitting enemies with abilities, which synergises with Radiant Glory
which also heals you for hitting enemies. This sustain is what will keep you as a menace in lane all the way through to the late game. The earlier this is purchased the better because of the passive and base stats falling off late game.
What you will find with most of the item choices for Achilles
is that they synergise with Radiant Glory
, and Void Shield
is no different. Physical power and protection for Radiant Glory
to work with and the penetration for constantly hitting those abilities while Radiant Glory
is active should help you snowball any laning phase. Although I suggest picking this up early against a physical lane opponent, you can pick this up any time in the game it will be useful.
Since it's release, Caduceus Shield
has been one of my favourite items, and even more so on Achilles
. Like I have stated for the previous items this synergises really well with Radiant Glory
, physical power, physical protections and magical protections for the ability to scale on it's percentages PLUS up to 25% increased healing which you will be doing while it's active. Don't overlook this item, I would always pick this up as you have purchased your core needed items such as Gladiator's Shield
, Warrior Tabi
and a physical protection item such as Void Shield
This is an interesting choice, usually in a build like this I would purchase Hide of the Urchin
or Gauntlet of Thebes
to get some extra protections for the late game, however, Gift of the Gods
offers you that bonus in protections for the late game, sure you could go extra tanky but it is really not necessary and the damage stance of it falls off pretty hard late game. This is where Masamune
comes in, it actually gives better stats than the damage stance late game so instead of building a protections and health item such as the 2 previously stated and sticking in damage stance switch over and purchase this for a more efficient power and protection statistic, it's also nice not to have to stack it too. This should definitely be picked up later in the build once other items have been bought, maybe a suitable Warrior Tabi
replacement in most scenarios.