Pantheon Build Guide by
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I decided to make a guide since Dominion came out and and was having a lot of fun and success in the beta. So I decided to share it with everyone.
Armor penetration is extremely important on pantheon. Some guides for normal play say to get a last whisper to supplement the armor pen runes; but I find yomumuu's ghostblade is sufficient. It also gives bonus attack speed and movement speed for more damage, passive building, and chasing.
The dodge runes are great(very expensive though) but can also be swapped out for armor runes or Flat AD runes.
For the glyoh runes I suggest flap magic resist. Flat CDR is also an excellent choice but i find I survive a-lot more encounters with the magic resist runes with out the need for more damage(trust me you do plenty).
Quints = ARP SPEAR PIERCE THROUGH STRAIT TO THEIR SOUL!!!
Early game with this build your damage is enough to kill some one almost strait out with your rotation. After getting some gold or dieing pick up boots. THE CDR boots are great for ability spam. Usually you wont need mercury treads cause if your not in CC they are dying really fast. After that go tanky then lifesteal then more damage(makes your E do ALOT)
For classic I put 9 points into support for the mana regen. In dominion you wont have to do that due to the passive mana regen all champions get. That way you can put the points into defense and become alot more tanky.
With the crazy gold gain speed and the fact you start and lvl 3 and how fast the fights are your don't have time to harass with your Q(spear shot). So maxing your E first is crucial. The only reason why this works is because your first item is DAMAGE + ARMOR PEN(and CDR which is nice for move spamming). In Classic you cant do this cause often you have no damage item until 5-8 min in; so you need the harass of your Q to wear them down to get kills in Dominion that is not the case. Your W needs one point in it so you can catch ppl and cc them for a second(THAT IS ALL YOUR NEED).
A lot of people have said that ghost is better in Dominion. Which in most cases is probably correct. Although not for Pantheon. Pantheons' ult takes time and enemies can run out of the ring. If they do, a flash + your W will close the gap (if they are really fast pop Youmuu's Ghostblade). If they don't get ready for one of the fastest kills you have ever seen. When you land on the it will put them 6 feet under :)
Some people take exhaust. There is no need pantheon is designed to destroy ad carry's. If you need exhaust your doing something wrong. With proper usage of ignite you won't need exhaust they will die before there second attack can damage you after the first breaks your passive(do not forget your W stuns the for a second).