Pantheon Build Guide by iIzApUnK
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
So this is my first guide and I really hope you guys like it. This is the build I play with and I generally win every game I play with this build. Most of it is situational but heres a core build for you. This build might not be for you and that's fine. It's all in your own playstyle.
Runes and Masteries
I chose these runes because the marks will help you destroy tanks. The seals will are great because of the attack speed and with the amount of AD your gunna be doing, the more attacks you get in, the better. The glyphs were chosen because Pantheon, from my experiences is a bit mana hungry so having this extra mana will help with your combo.
The Masteries I chose are totally made for eating away at an enemy champions HP. I chose the defense masteries as well so that I could have more defense as Pantheon is a bit squishy early/mid game.
Your core build is gunna be something like Frozen Mallet, Youmuu's Ghostblade, BloodThirster, and Boots of Swiftness. Everything else is situational. You can choose to build into a Trinity Force instead of a Frozen Mallet if your not having much trouble with catching the enemy but I also find the extra HP with the Frozen Mallet to be very helpful. The speed you get with your boots is amazing. You can get out and into combat at an un-godly speed. You can switch the boots for the Boots of Mobility if you want but its not recommended. The Youmuu's Ghostblade needs no explanation as you get nice CDR and its active is nice to have with you aswell. (I usually forget to use its active :P) The Bloodthirster is an optional item because it snowballs. If your not doing well then dont get the Bloodthirster, you might want to get the Black Cleaver instead as that is an amzing item. Something else you could get instead of the Bloodthirster is the Atma's Impaler. If your decimating the enemy you could always go the old AtMogs build ;)!
The Summoners that I have chosen are just great overall and dont really need an explanation but I shall grace you with one if you dont already know ^^. I chose Flash because its just great overall and you can chase and escape whenever needed. Ignite helps you drop an enemies HP bar with the true damage dealt and helps you secure those early game kills you might otherwise not get ;).
The basic path here is Q-E-W. The reasoning behind this is, I've never done great when I've leveled my E before my Q. The Q is great for dropping an enemy. W doesnt really need much leveling as it doesnt do much damage. So Q is great for everything! Your basic combo is gunna be R-W-E-Q. Similar to Ryze's combo. This is because its nearly impossible to land your E if you dont let them start walking a bit but you have to land your Q right after. If you have your Frozen Mallet then they shouldnt be able to get away from you very easily.
This is where you get your momentum. You can go anywhere on the map but mid might be hard for you because Pantheon is squishy and prone to lots of harassment in mid. Starting with a Dorans Blade is kinda ideal because he is fairly squishy, as I said, but with this item you can get not only HP but also AD and lifesteal! Making it a great starter item on him and a must if your playing on TT. Then grab a Long Sword on your first recall. (if you have enough, grab some HP and M pots) Next recall grab your boots. Overall great buy order.
You should be getting some core items at this point. You should also be getting less and less squishy. You might also start getting kills. Now here's something to take in right now. How aggressive are you playing right now? You need to be aggressive yet not stupid when you play because again (and I cannot stress this enough) Pantheon is squishy! Knowing this you might wanna consider grabbing red buff for the most amount of damage output because people wont expecting how much you damage you can shred.
You now have all your core items and you have all your skills maxed. You should continually be getting red buff because of the obvious perks for it. You might also be carrying the game and while I'm sure your thinking "PANTHEON ISNT A CARRY YOU NOOB!" he can carry like no ones business. Late game is obviously where you make it or break it and you should be jumping in and out of combat taking down those AD carries as they will melt to Pantheon's AD.
Thanks for reading my guide, its my first. If you guys like it be sure to vote for it and if you like it enough I might make more guides. On another note, Pantheon is a great, and underrated champion. He can shred those tanks while also being a bit tanky himself. He is aggressive and takes a bit of practice but once you understand how he works its a breeze. Thanks again for reading, I appreciate it and I hope to see you guys on the Fields of Justice!