"As Artio reach full stacks on her Invigorate, the passive effect of her Shapeshift ability."
Given how this is a tricky achievement even within a boosting session, I thought I would break down the requirements as detailed as possible.PREPARATION
1) You must be level 20 before attempting this achievement. While you can hit eight stacks beforehand, it won't be considered maxed out and you won't get your achievement.
2) Invigorate stacks per ability
, not per hit. You will gain the same stack regardless if you hit the entire enemy team or a single minion.
3) Invigorate stacks per enemy
, not per god. Enemy players, minions, jungle monsters, map objectives, titans, everything is fair game.
4) The best game mode to get this is Clash
, though it's essentially available anywhere. Arena is on a timer in the form of the ticket system, and it's possible you'll be nearly out of time when you hit level 20. Joust can be done on the Bull Demon King, but matches often don't reach level 20. Conquest is viable against the Gold Fury, but matches need to last even longer to get a support character to level 20. Clash, on the other hand, has spooling XP to help reach level 20, but also has Apophis as a beefy target.
5) Check your controls,
specifically the Cancel Fire button. Artio's third ability in both forms will continue longer than you need them and provide extra hits which do not add to Invigorate. Your window of opportunity is drastically increased by cancelling the ability as soon as you get a hit off.
6) Turn Auto-Build off,
or prepare a build using the God Builder in advance. The standard build doesn't provide enough cooldown reduction, which will lock you out of the achievement. Cooldown reduction maxes out at 40% and can be found in the store under the Utility tab, so you will want:
- Chronos Pendant
: 20% cooldown, magical power, and takes an additional second off your cooldowns every ten seconds.
- Breastplate of Valor
: 20% cooldown reduction and physical protection.EXECUTION
So after all that, we're in a game or boosting session, and you've got either a tanky player or a map objective to beat on.Start in Bear Form.
Starting in druid form gives an incredibly tight window to hit eight stacks. The first two abilities in Bear form have short cooldowns and will be either ready or almost ready as soon as you complete your cycle. Use all three abilities in order, cancel the third early, then switch and repeat. For a visual guide, I'll use the default control icons.
as it hits ->
as it hits ->
The timing for the seventh hit, starting the bear cycle over, is the critical one. Practice in Jungle Practice against one of the stationary Odins to get an idea of the timing.
When possible, I'll try to update this achievement with a video explanation as well.