Pantheon Build Guide by Paitius
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
Hey, my english is not soooo good so excuse my faults. thx
Pantheon is a great champion, despite what others may think. He does great burst, does very well in lane, and is a Spartan! He is the only Spartan in the game, and that was what caught my attention. Pantheon has been my main from lvl 11-29. I have found a new champ that i like, but I still use Pantheon a lot. This is my first guide and be sure to leave comments below on how I did :) I know this guide may be short, but please read through the whole thing and comment on how I did.
Pros / Cons
Strong Early game.
Nice finishing abilities.
Fun to play.
No escape mechanism.
Weakens at late game.
Kill or get killed.
And if you don't kill him:
- i always skill the speer before the E-skill because it makes alot of damage and have a short cooldown time. I think the spear is better for Last-hits and ganks. I dont wanna say that the E-Skill is bad but it's enough to skill it as second skill.
Try it out!
His ulti is very good for...
-Assisting Team mates.
-Go intro teamfights.
-Kill people who are to fast and feel safe at their turret.
The total cast time is 3.5 seconds.
See what enemy you are about ulti on and coordinate with ur team mates.
1) look at ur target and judge about the right moment to use your ulti.
2) communicate with ur team mates and pick one target.
3) now use ur Skill rotation to kill the enemys.
You now have more attack damage and u have to wait for the perfect moment to use ur ult.
Try to help ur team as much as u can and jungle between the fights.
Pantheon is a great early game champ so u can dominate ur lane easely.
Pantheon have low mana at the beginn so dont waste ur skills on champs that can regenerate HP(u can throw ur spear if the enemys come intro ur range).
Try to last-hat so much minions as u can and use ur skills at the rightmoment.
If u reach level 6 u can gank mid or bot/top lane to get a kill or some assists.
it's important to communicate with ur team mates.
Q: Spear shot
Pantheon hurls his spear at an opponent, dealing 65 / 105 / 145 / 185 / 225 + 140% of his bonus attack in physical damage. If Heartseeker Strike has been leveled up once, Spear Shot will deal 150% damage against opponents whose current health is below 15% of their max health.
-high dmg if it's max first.
W: Aegis of Zeonia
Pantheon leaps at the target enemy champion and deals 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and stuns them for 1 second. Pantheon also instantly refreshes his Aegis Protection.
-nice for ganks
-very useful in combination with "Grand Skyfall"
E: Heartseeker Strike
Passive: Pantheon gains 100% critical strike chance against targets below 15% of their max health.
Active: Pantheon channels for 0.75 seconds and deals 3 swift strikes in a cone in front of him. Each strike deals 13 / 23 / 33 / 43 / 53 (+60% bonus attack damage) physical damage, and they deal double damage to champions.
-very good in combination with "Aegis of Zeonia"
Ult: Grand Skyfall
Pantheon gathers his strength channeling for 2 seconds and then leaps high in to the air, crashing down at the target area 1.5 seconds later. Deals 400 / 700 / 1000 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to units at the center (down to 50% at the edge) and slows them by 35% for 1 second. If the channeling is cancelled, the cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds. Ignores spell immunity buffs (like Morgana's Black Shield).
-very good for ganks
-good in combination with ur Stun and "Heartseeker Strike"
I take Greater Mark of Alacrity. This is to act in synergy with his passive, Aegis Protection. It also is to buff up his DPS amount. He doesn't really have that high attack speed, and your item build gives you no benefit for that, unless you take a Trinity Force. However, this is not the case.
Some optional substitutes are:
Greater Mark of Desolation
Greater Mark of Might
Greater Mark of Strength
For seals, I take Greater Seal of Clarity, in order to solve his mana problems. This benefits him in many ways: While he still won't be spamming his abilities non-stop, this will deny him the tendency to run out of mana.
If mana regen is not an issue for you, here are some viable options for you:
Greater Seal of Defense
Greater Seal of Resilience
Greater Seal of Avarice in order to gain some gold since you won't have any gp/5 items.
Glyphs were a tough choice for me, but I ended up choosing Greater Glyph of Shielding, for the sole purpose of countering (somewhat) the bursty-ness of AP carries. I found I was having a hard time surviving against AP champs, and wasn't able to burst them down myself quick enough, or they would kill me before I would reach them.
Other options (though not recommended) are:
Greater Glyph of Warding
And that is it. Ha!
Greater Quintessence of Swiftness are pretty necessary. Pantheon has no movement speed boost, save for his Ghost if he has one. He gains no speed buffs from any items, and this is necessary if he is to chase down enemy players.
However, if you want to substitute them, I recommend:
Greater Quintessence of Desolation
Greater Quintessence of Alacrity
Greater Quintessence of Shielding if you still feel threatened by magic damage
NEVER TAKE THIS SPELLS
Your support will have Clairvoyance already, don't worry about it.
You already have seals for this. It also doesn't help you gain kills, chase, or anything of the sort. Just a bad spell for Pantheon in general.
Not worth it, really. The amount of damage you deal will act in as your own sustain because of how much lifesteal you will have. In my opinion, not worth it for Pantheon.
A worthless spell for Pantheon. Very unnecessary unless you are one of those who die alot no matter what the game is.
You don't jungle. You solo top. :]