Pantheon Build Guide by DoHiNaToR
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This specific build nearly guarantees a quick fast win. If you follow this build and memorise the strategies and item builds, runes, and masteries you will have a great chance in winning the laning stage and cancel out the AD carries which helps in team fights. Please read this guide and not just follow the build because Pantheon is a very squishy champion. Pantheon is a very good initiator and you can use this to your advantage. Also attacks between skills and at the end will be sure of the kill.
The damage on Pantheon is already very high therefore the opposition will stack armour. Therefore by the end you will have 46|46% armour penetration with the damage output of around 400. 9 Armour penetration runes with armour penetration quintessences. Flat seals with give you more durability and Cool down reduction or mana regen glyphs will give you faster attacks or more laning time.
These masteries will allow more health and more damage. These masteries will let you shine during early and mid game. This will give you massive damage output when heart seeker strike is at level 2. The crit damage is for the passive that is given at lvl 1 Heart seeker strike. This is why Pantheon is really a good burst damage AD Carry
While laning concentrate on last hitting the minions thanks to your passive. It will give you a large boost. Pantheon is really mobile at level 6 because of his Ultimate. The Leap will give you extra damage to each lane before sending out your full WOMBO COMBO. While Pantheon can pick up kills easily don't forget to keep farming up minions because Pantheon's items are quite expensive. At 20mins you should have more than 100 minion kills because of your passive.
Pantheon is quite a very aggressive solo laner. He will counter alot of character to do with AD. Also when laning against an AP solo always rush in and do as much damage as you can. Pick up about 3 health potions just to give you a little more sustain. When you get Vamp scepter your health regen whilst laning will be very good because of your crit passive.
While in team fights wait for the tank to initiate and then jump in with your W and aim the squishy AD carry. Then with Heart seeker strike direct your shot towards the opponents. Then move back to the line and get a few heals or pop a potion and go back in with all your skills back up from cool down.
Using Your Ulitmate
Using Pantheon's ultimate is pretty straight forward. However try to predict the direction in which the champion is going. For example, if there was a fight in mid lane and your mid dies. Then you will obviously aim the ultimate behind the opposition so that they run into it. Also getting the timing right with your stun will make you leap very far onto the opponent. The trick is to click 'W' as the ultimate lands.
Pros / Cons
As you can see there are quite a lot of pro's and con's. At level 7, with the Brutalizer and Doran's blade the damage is very crazy. Using the 'Q' 'W' 'E' 'Q' will surely damage them quite a lot. However, Pantheon is very weak against AP until he get Frozen Mallet. Even then AP will do massive damage to Pantheon. Therefore in game you must shut down the AD carry if you lane with them and then aim AP if the AP is fed. For example, Le Blanc and Veigar. They are really squishy therefore with 'W' and 'E' and 'Q' would sufficiently be enough to kill them.