QUOTE(pezzaperry @ Jul 14 2010, 03:07 PM)
Radiance with Vanguard is definitely doable. Look at my replay, I'm pretty sure I dodge Vanguard for radiance straight up. Satanic seems bad because it just doesn't really help what he needs though... I would way rather Radi/AC/SnY, you just don't die with that much armour and that much HP in your ultimate form.
Vanguard is a good item yeah but I think it is overused on him by a lot of competitive players, I get kind of annoyed when an Alchemist has just gotten freefarm in mid and decides to go Vanguard+Hood rather than something that will actually help your farm and help the team massively (radiance).
It's not like I claimed I build Satanic before I go AC or Radi right? Read it again, I would build Satanic after I've finished that Radi and AC, if the game was still dragging along, Satanic is for very late game, it's awsome on him, I promise you that, it's like you have a Aegis every team fight.
I don't see how it's overrused or why it is a bad idea to rush Vanguard on him even with really good farm mid, Vanguard fits his playstyle just perfectly, early game with ulti up and vanguard + treads his a fucking pain in the ass to take down, with a Radi after that you can basicly start to push towers and try end the game, I see him as a kind of tank/aoe/dps/disable hybrid, meaning you want to soak up some damage while you also deal great amount of damage, and Alchemist is just perfectly capable of that, the beauty of him, is that Vanguard doesn't really delay stronger items like AC or whatever, because of his goblins greed is just a fucking awsome farming skill, at this point of this game (20+) you should have maxed it, his a farming machine.