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My Full Lethality (Armor Penetration) Pantheon Build

By BaLoRi | Updated on September 21, 2020
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Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band

Sudden Impact
Ultimate Hunter

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Champion Build Guide

My Full Lethality (Armor Penetration) Pantheon Build

By BaLoRi
About Me

Hello everyone,

My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want.
Forget about everything else, cause this is going to be how you will play Pantheon from now on and reach insanely crazy win ratios!

With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Iron to Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!

Feel free to join me in our youtube Channel: for more BUILDS and GUIDES and join our Discord server for real time build creation: and reach any ELO you want!

Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, the only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!

Hope to enjoy your Elo Boost!
Best regards!
An introduction to Full Armor Penetration Build Back to Top

This Pantheon build is about combining everything this champion NEEDS and making you a total monster, from EARLY game till FULL LATE GAME! 38( Duskblade of Draktharr and Edge of Night) + 7 from Sudden Impact 45 | 35% ARMOR PENETRATION, 24% ARMOR REDUCTION 2850 HP and insanely big sustain with the combination of your Death's Dance and Elixir of Wrath

But why to play with this build on Pantheon? The answer is simple, cause in this game what matters the most is not how much "AD" you got, but how much ARMOR PENETRATION, the reason behind it is cause the more armor pen you got (lethality) the bigger the damage will be on the targets. And if the champions got "less armor" than your ARMOR PEN, then you will do BONUS DAMAGE Instead of PURE!
Range assassin type champions most of the times got low HP target, making them easy targets for our Full Lethality(Armor Pen) builds, imagine that one of your Comet Spear can do up to 1000 DAMAGE to 1 target easily!
Pantheon will now have the ability to do insanely big damage with a single empowered Comet Spear and cause of the "slow" that this skill doing, you will always securing hitting the Arcane Comet with 100% hit rate! Together with Scorch the damage you will be doing to the target is going to be CRAZY! And most importantly you will do that EVERY SINGLE TIME! Making his lane phase a totally nightmare!
And by combining Death's Dance and Elixir of Wrath you will regain your health back easily from the damage you will be doing to the targets!

And just like that Pantheon becomes a really strong late game Assassin/Fighter/Tank Champion. You will be able to deal
an insanely big amount of damage to ANY KIND OF TARGET!
Secret Behind Runes Back to Top
With these runes we focus on doing PURE DAMAGE, while having a combination of DAMAGE and SUSTAIN(from items, look next chapter) at the same time and grow stronger as we go to full late game!

Lets talk about the combinations and why is worth:
We will be playing with Sorcery + Domination

For Sorcery

Arcane Comet By FAR the strongest rune in the game, with the combination of your Full Armor Pen plus your Comet Spear you will make your Arcane Comet doing PURE or even BONUS Damage to the target. Remember that Arcane Comet damage is Physical!
Manaflow Band To spam your skills, you need ALWAYS EXTRA mana, most of people playing with "pots", we will play with something even greater, Manaflow Band will let you have infinity amount of mana from early game till full late game. Super important especially with our gamestyle that will be to POKE THEM 24/7
Transcendence Extra 10% CDR at lvl 10 plus bonus AD for your extra %CD over the limit. The perfect rune to reach 40% CDR fast and also use the bonus %CDR as AD instead of just wasting it!
Scorch The perfect combination of rune for playing together with Arcane Comet you think that Scorch doing "small amount" of damage, but if you combine it with the continue poke with your Comet Spear and Arcane Comet you will realize that this rune is JUST AS IMPORTANT and will give insanely big amount of damage!
For Domination:
Sudden Impact This rune fits perfectly with our Full ARMOR Pen build, cause each time you using your W you will get 7 extra armor pen (lvl 18) to do EVEN MORE DAMAGE! And can be used from super early till full late game!
Ultimate Hunter 25% R CDR will make you travel all across the map, help your teammates, reach targets that running, or come back to the lane EASILY!
Imagine that from 150 sec CD that your R got, you will now have only 67.5 SECONDS CD!

These runes will give you amazing results and making you a TOTAL MONSTER that will dominate EARLY lane phase and terrorize Full Late game teamfights!
Secret Behind Items Back to Top
Lets start with the Items and our Items Strategy (and detailed explanation about WHY we are getting them). I come up with this build after hundreds of different combinations, to create this final build that cant lose vs ANYTHING and ANYONE!
Before we start, I am sure that people that wont even bother read the entire build will "judge" a book from its cover. So you know how "important" its their opinion to us!

So lets get go down to details and numbers about HOW and WHY we will play Pantheon with the strongest build that ever created!

Start items, you will always buy Doran's Blade together with Health Potion
The reason is simple, Doran's Blade will give you what you need to start dominating your enemy top laner. AD, HP, Lifesteal, and cause of the Manaflow Band you wont have MANA PROBLEMS at all!

at your next back you will get 2 more Doran's Blade and refillable position this will give you everything you need to OVERPOWER any kind of champion against you in lane phase and you wont sell your Doran's Blade till your 3rd core item that is Edge of Night.
But lets talk about WHY we playing with 3 Doran's Blade and why its important to do the SAME no matter what.
Doran's Blade As all start items, got 134+% to 300+% Gold efficiency for their stats. That means that the actual gold of the stats that it gives are not worth of 450 Gold, but 600 Gold gold instead! (Its 200% for Doran's Ring and up to 300% for the fully stacked Dark Seal)
To win a game you need to win lane phase EASILY, then be insanely powerful MID-Game and the STRONGEST LATE GAME. Thats how important this is, lets go into more details
With only 900 Gold (Plus 1 from lvl 1) you will have the following stats:
24 AD, 240 HP and 9% Lifesteal, remember, that these items are "temp" items and you will sell your FIRST ONE at 20mins+ of the game, no sooner. Then moment you will sell it, you will get 180 gold, that means the ACTUAL cost of each item is 270 Gold, while its STATS worth over 600 Gold! This will simply make you POWERFUL sooner than the ENEMY. This game is about "item stats" and how "fast" you can get them, our style is to always overpower our enemies by this simple strategy.
You will see people waste their gold at items like Tiamat that cost MORE than our items, but our items will be MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH more powerful, with a simple test you will realize what I mean by that. Go to custom game with a friend (or practice tool alone), tell your friend to buy 3 Doran's Blade and you go and buy
Tiamat then with the SAME champion and SAME RUNES, battle each other. The reason you are going to lose with Tiamat is what we talked about above, this game is about STATS and how FAST you will get it, no matter how much you try, there is absolute NO WAY for this start items to lose and here is the main reason you will be winning 100% of the lane phases from now on!

After your 3 dorans you will start building your Duskblade of Draktharr so your next item will always be Serrated Dirk you got now your first Lethality item, you got AD-SUSTAIN-Lifesteal with Doran's Blade and DAMAGE and Lethality with Serrated Dirk even like this, the damage you will be doing to the enemy cause of the 10 lethality from Serrated Dirk and another 7 lethality from Sudden Impact is BEYOND understanding! If your enemy do the mistakes (most of them wont) get cloth of armor you will tear them apart with all of your Comet Spear and Aegis Assault EASILY!
REMEMBER and this is IMPORTANT, we are not selling the Doran's Blade before we start building our 3RD ITEM that is going to be Edge of Night, the only thing that you will sell is your refillable position
After finishing Duskblade of Draktharr you will start building Black Cleaver that means that the first item you will get is Phage now with this item you will got damage and SUSTAIN plus a movement speed bonus effect while hitting the target! With a single combo, you will be able to damage your enemy plus reach hit easily with the bonus ms!
Black Cleaver is one of the most important items cause it will give you what you need, AD, HP, 20% CDR but most importantly it will give you 24% ARMOR REDUCTION and thats the stats we need the MOST, together with your 21 lethality from Duskblade of Draktharr plus 7 from Sudden Impact you will be ready to destroy your enemies! Black Cleaver will reduce the armor of the target by 24%, that means less damage for your "lethality" to penetrate and do MORE or even BONUS DAMAGE!

After Black Cleaver you will start building your Edge of Night, that means you will sell your first Doran's Blade and get your Serrated Dirk, another 10 Lethality for you, making you have right now 21+10+7 = 38 Total Lethality!
We building Edge of Night cause of the following reasons:
Lethality-Damage, HP(Sustain) and its item effect, this shield will save you multiply times from hard CC or SKILLS that can kill you, if you use it right in your engage, you will make your enemy unable to do anything to stop you!
And cause of your Aegis Assault after your full combo on the target, you will avoid the REST OF his skills damage with it!
After finishing Edge of Night its time to get our ARMOR PEN as item, so that means we will start building our Lord Dominik's Regards that will give you total 35% ARMOR PEN, of course its time to sell your 2nd Doran's Blade and buy your Last Whisper that will give you for now 20% Armor pen (more than enough for just 1450 gold) at this point, you will have 21 + 18 + 7 = 38 Lethality and 20% Armor pen plus 24% armor reduction from Black Cleaver to talk in NUMBERS what that means
Example target of 100 armor
First you will apply the armor reduction from Black Cleaver that means the target will be left with 76 armor. Then you will apply the 20% armor pen that means the target will be left with 60.8 Armor, then you will apply the 38 Armor pen, thats means the target will finally remain with 22.8 ARMOR, you want to know the difference between your damage from a target with 100 ARMOR and 22.8?
Let me tell you in numbers, with 100 armor the target will avoid 50% OF YOUR DAMAGE, that means if you skill doing 1000 damage, you will do only 500!!
With 22.8 armor now, the target will be avoid only the 19% OF THE DAMAGE, that means instead of 500 damage now you will be doing 810!!
And thats by calculating the Last Whisper instead of fully finishing the full item that is Lord Dominik's Regards to show you just how POWERFUL this is!!!

So now you got a choice after Last Whisper you can either finish it up and go for Lord Dominik's Regards or start building your Death's Dance
Its up to you and how much GOLD you have at this point. If the game its "hard" and you got 1350 gold, then you will finish Lord Dominik's Regards if for example you got 3k gold on you, then fast a little more and finish up your Death's Dance and then the Lord Dominik's Regards
Overall at this point, it doesnt really matter, you got everything you need to TOTALLY OVERPOWER your enemies easily!
Always remember to buy Elixir of Wrath it will give you DAMAGE and extra 15% Heal back from your damage that you are doing to the targets, its super important!

So your FULL BUILD will look like this:
Duskblade of Draktharr Black Cleaver Edge of Night Mercury's Treads Lord Dominik's Regards Death's Dance plus Elixir of Wrath
Strategy To Follow Back to Top
The strategy to follow with Pantheon IS EASY, let me tell you step by step how to totally destroy your enemies!
Lets talk about his skills:

Comet Spear Tap: Pantheon thrusts his spear, dealing 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage to enemies hit and refunding 50% of Comet Spear's cooldown.

Hold: Pantheon hurls his spear, extending its range to 1000 units while dealing 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage to the first enemy hit and 50% less to further targets. The physical damage is increased to 155 / 240 / 325 / 410 / 495 (+2.0 per attack damage) against enemies below 25% of their maximum health.

Passive full stacked bonus effect Mortal Will Bonus: Comet Spear deals an additional 20 (+13 per level) (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage and slows the target by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% for 2.5 seconds.

Shield Vault Pantheon dashes to an enemy, dealing 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 (+100% of ability power) physical damage and stunning them for 1 second.

Passive full stacked bonus effect Mortal Will Bonus: Pantheon's next attack strikes 3 times, dealing 45% damage each for a total of 135% physical damage.

Aegis Assault Pantheon braces his shield and engages enemies in a chosen direction for 1.5 seconds, becoming immune to damage from that direction and dealing physical damage equal to 100% of his attack damage over the duration. This damage is reduced by 50% against minions and 15% against non-epic monsters.

At the end of the duration or upon reactivation after 0.3 seconds, Pantheon slams with his shield, dealing 55 / 105 / 155 / 205 / 255 (+1.5 per bonus attack damage) physical damage.

Passive full stacked bonus effect Mortal Will Bonus: Aegis Assault's duration is increased to 2.5 seconds, dealing physical damage equal to 166.6% of Pantheon's attack damage over the duration.

Grand Starfall Pantheon gathers his strength to leap high into the air, then crashes down as a meteor at the target area 2.4 seconds later, dealing 300 / 500 / 700 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to enemies in a line (decreased by up to 50% at the edges of the area).

Grand Starfall instantly readies Mortal Will.

To totally dominate your lane phase you will FULLY USE the power of Comet Spear the strategy is simple, farm NORMALLY and each time you got your passive full stacks poke your enemy with Comet Spear either by hitting him from close range and reduce the CD of the skill by 50% making you having it sooner so you will SPAM IT MORE, or just throw it to him and make use to hit him! Overall to hit the target is not going to be hard as long as you practice a little bit!
The moment you will hit your target, you will activate the following runes:
Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band and Scorch, Arcane Comet and Scorch will apply PHYSICAL damage to the target, that means that its going to use the Lethality and Armor penetration you got and also you will stack your Manaflow Band remember to spam your Q each time you got this rune activated it stack it first and then start spam ALL DAY LONG your skills!
So you will hit the creeps, then hit the target every single time, its simple to use and EASY TO KILL any kind of enemy. You dont even need to "go close to the target" to apply a huge amount of damage!
When the target is at the right amount of HP (around 30%) go in with your full combo. Use your Shield Vault then HIT to activate the Sudden Impact and instantly release your Comet Spear then hit once again and the moment he is about to "react" activate your E to avoid any kind of damage, then simply use your Ignite and kill the target!
Overall, no matter what champion you playing against you, there is no possible way to sustain the insanely big damage from Pantheon and cause of your runes you will be able to deal this amount of damage EVERY SINGLE TIME without mana problems!

Full late game the things are simple as well, you can easily just poke your enemies with Comet Spear from RANGE or go in with your W-HIT-Q-HIT-E combo and kill the target and also avoid ALL THE DAMAGE from the enemy team that will focus you! Pantheon now can sustain the damage from ANY KIND OF Skills that is infront of you cause of your Aegis Assault if you use it right and at the right moment you will for sure TILT your enemies that will focus you for sure the moment you will engage!
And cause of our FULL ARMOR PEN build you will also deal a huge amount of damage to all the target in front of you!!

You can see the strategy to follow in this video as well:

Reason Behind My Spells Back to Top
Lots of my Subs and followers from YouTube and social asking me "Why are you not playing with teleport TOP?"
and the answer is simple and i will give it to all of you as well.

Im playing always with Flash and Ignite Top, for the following reason, Teleport is a skill for any of players don't have enough confident in theirselves that they can DESTROY the enemy TOP laner.
Its as simple as that, Teleport can be used to Come back after a fast back or go to other lane and "Help" your team.
The reason all playing with Teleport is cause they want to find the "easy" answer behind the top lane "go help others and exp there", i cant judge them really, but if you really want to say yourself that you actually won the TOP Lane then you need to do it SOLO.
Pantheon with Ignite is something insanely dangerous, cause not only you will POKE THEM TO DEATH but you will also be able to finish them off with the insanely big TRUE DAMAGE from Ignite making their chances to escape CLOSE TO NONE!

Also I Pantheon can easily REACH any part of the map with his Grand Starfall making your ROAMS to be even more DEADLIER!!
TIP: Lots of you will think "but when my team need me i can teleport there", NO. You dont need to teleport there. You can be there by foot, or if you cant be there continue with the OBJECTIVES, push your lane destroy towers take Dragons with your jungler etc.
Almost every rush TP to help BOT or MID Lane end up by being all DEAD together with you.
Cause when you TP, you suddenly change the entire MAP Phase, you going somewhere where you will be 100% seen and try to either Dodge your skills or Kill you first.
So go by foot, and go from behind them by using the FOR OF WAR.

This is the entire strategy behind what i am always doing.
If you see my videos you will see that im right at what im saying above.
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