Pantheon Build Guide by SergeantSadface
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Hello Mobafire.SergeantSadface here with my pantheon guide.Or should I say MANTHEON.But seriously.Pantheon is an amazing champion.I have a story to tell.Back in december,when I was a noob.I was terrible at lol.But then I saw this greek,manly beast of a man.So I played him.HE WAS AMAZING.I Fell in love with pantheon.After the first game I played him I knew I had to buy him.So I did.And I've loved him ever since.And they all lived happy ever after.Now let's get straight into the guide.
How and where to play Pantheon
Pantheon is viable in any lane except Supporting an AD carry bot lane.Best way to play pantheon IMO is Solo top,Jungle or Mid.Ad Carry is ok But not reccomended as you will get harrassed by ranged AD carrys.If you do choose to AD carry Bot make sure you go with a support that can provide you with mana as you will be last hitting alot with your instead of auto attacks.Your passive still makes walking up to a minion and hitting it ok but it only blocks one attack.So be careful.
For runes I take the standard AD page.Armor pen reds,armor yellows,magir resist blues,and AD quints.If you prefer magic resist per level blues then that's viable aswell.But In My opinion,this the way to go.
For masteries I take standard 21-0-9 AD masteries.I take standard points in offense tree.For utility I take poins in mana regen,increased mana,improved plash and increased movement speed.I take Mana in utility because panteon is one of the most mana hungry players in game and every little bit helps.
For Items I have 2 builds.In the first I have a build for if you're doing well in the game,or being fed.I take normal AD items.Only 2 real different items are Ionic Spark And Trinity force.I like Ionic spark just because of the stats and passive.The attack speed helps greatly and the health is there to make you that little bit more tanky.Trinity force is an item I've only recently started buying,and I should have started buying it ages ago.The stats it gives are great and the sheen proc is amazing combined with you W and your ultimate.Which both scale off AP.
Simple stuff here.Q is bread and butter skill.Now some people would max E after Q just for more damage.However,I find that maxing W after Q is better since it increases the damage you do immensely and at this point in game team fights are happening a whole lot more and you need to be jumping in to team fights and since using your w refreshes your passive proc.It makes w more viable in my opinion.
What makes such a good jungler is his passive,W stun,E Passive as well as active,and even ultimate is good for jungling.If you are to jungle with pantheon take your E first then your Q,(Unless you level 2 gank,Then take w for stun),Start wolves if you can then blue.If not just start blue.If you got wolves then go wraiths.If you didn't get wolves first then get wolves then wraiths.After wraiths go Double golem then recall.After recalling go red then look for a gank.If there isn't one continue on your jungle paht until there is one.The rest is easy.
How to initiate
By initiate I mean your combo that you should use when ganking or starting a fight.It's quite simple really .Start with Spear Shot (Q),Then W(Aegis Of Zeonia),then Heartseeker strike (E),Then q again.After that just spam your abilities when there up.Also you could start the fight by using your ultimate then the combo above.
Pros / Cons
Pros: Can play pretty much any role,Tanky,Good damage throughout game,Hard to counter
Cons: Will get focused if fed,Hard to master,Not the best mana pool.
I think You should definately try out Pantheon
He can be played Anywhere on the map but support.
I personally think he's a great jungler and solo top.
But he can Also Work well as an AD carry or Mid champion.
Thanks for reading my guide!
Hope to see you on the fields of justice