Pantheon Build Guide by Zuper
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
This is my first guide I have ever written so go easy on me. So I always used to love Pantheon and he was probably one of my mains before they nerfed his HSS and pretty much everything about him. Recently he was just buffed which made him now a viable and almost like the old Panth from back in the day. I've been searching around Mobafire and haven't really found a guide that helped me out. So I hope this build really helps the new Pantheon players or Veteran Pantheon players out, because it has done many amazing things for me.
This is proof showing that this build is actually capable of working
Pros and Cons
-Very good damage output
-Very good Early/Mid game
-Easy to Play
- Dies fast
- Falls off Late game
- People keep thinking he's OP.
Okay So there's been a debate going on where to take Armor Pen runes instead of Flat AD runes. It personally all depends on your choice, but since Pantheon's abilities now scale with Bonus AD its much better (In my Opinion) to take the Flat AD runes instead because it makes Pantheon hit like a boss early game and almost guranteeing a first blood.
But.. My Runes are.
Must buy plus its really cheap (205 IP for each of them)
Greater Seal of Replenishment With this you don't need and a
I take these just for the early game defense. It's actually your choice on Glyph's.
You really need these too. With these and and with your masteries, You will have 75 damage already without including a . With a You will have 82 damage at level 1.
For my Masteries I take the basic 21/ but instead I put my last points in the Defensive tree for the early game defense. So 21/9/0 is the Masteries I take.
Skill Sequence and how to use them.
Passive - Aegis of Protection This ,in my opinion is one of the most useful passive in the game. After casting spells 4 times, Pantheon will block the next incoming basic attack or a turret attack.
Q - So this will be the first skill you max out. This skill makes you a early game beast. Since they increased his base damage it's better to max this out instead of his HSS (Heartseeker Strike)
W - This will be your last skill to max out. Put one point into this at level 2. They increased his stun at level 1 making him stun the enemy for 1 second but also made it ONLY stun for 1 second. So it's better to just put one point in this skill and max it out later.
E - This skill is what Pantheon is known for. Max this skill out after maxing out your Spear shot. Putting only one point at level 4 still makes this skill dish out a decent amount of damage early game.
R - Before Pantheon's Buff patch , this was probably one of the worst ultimate's in the game in my opinion. It would be useful backdooring in my opinion, But they buffed his ultimate in his latest patch so now they made it more viable now. They reduced the channel time on his ulti which now takes only 2 seconds to jump in the air and they increased his Edge damage now dealing 50% damage instead of 33%
So now for his Skill combo's
To initiate a fight use your to land your stun then pop your and if they're still alive use to finish them off.
....and if they're STILL not dead just keep chasing them and chuck as many as you can until they are dead.
Easy as 1 2 3.
So. 1. 2. 3. and keep using this until they are dead.
Items and Buy Order
First start off with a
Then get another and if you have enough gold go for
After you get buy 2x
Upgrade your into
Then upgrade your 2x into a
Next buy a This item is very good on a Pantheon and also give nice damage and it's good against tanks
Okay now buy a ,I usually start with a first for the health and slow.
Next upgrade your into a
After that sell your and buy a , if the enemy team is heavy AD then start off with a . If not then buy a then upgrade it into a Atma's
...then lastly if the game is STILL going on sell your LAST and get a
This is one of my favorite Summoner Spell's in the game. It slow's the enemy movement speed by 40% and reduces damage dealt by 70% and ability and item damage dealt by 35% during the duration. Must pick with Pantheon.
This Summoner Spell is probably the most common used one in this game. It provides you with a very good escape which is why Pantheon should probably take this one.
Some people prefer this over Flash. It all depends on your liking's to be honest.
Don't take this... just don't
This actually used to be really good Pantheon before his buff patch. When you die you could instantly revive, use your global ulti on someone to get back in the fight, But since his ulti is no longer (fully) global there's no need for this anymore.
It could make getting back to your lanes much easier, But it's not worth giving up a Exhaust or Flash.
You should only take this if you REALLY want that first blood early game. Later on it becomes quite useless.
No.. never take this useless skill.
I wouldn't recommend taking this over Exhaust or Flash either.
With Greater Seal of Replenishment you really don't need this at all.
Kind of a waste.
Leave this for the Support.
Leave this for the Tanks.
Pantheon is probably one of the most fun Champions to play in this game In my opinion. Right now a lot of people are complaining that hes OP, even the higher elo's are banning him right now. He is a really great champion but I don't think he is OP at all. I hope in the next patch Riot doesn't nerf him.