Build Guide by LamaInsangerata
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This is the way I play Pantheon, it may not be the best, but sure it's not the worst.
I pick Vampiric Scepter first since it offers a good survivability in the beggining, and it is also needed for the Blood Thirster, which is for me like the main item.
All the other items can come in whatever sequence you prefer or afford. But main proffesion of a "Spartan" is damage. I know there will be people saying that "Vampiric Scepter" is not a damage item, but it works for me to score a first blood with a team mate along with taking "Aegis of Zeonia" as a first skill. Early game stun worths it.
The Boots of Berserker comes relatively fast if you score a first blood or at least assist in it, and it's usefulness is undisputable since Pantheon is a Glass Cannon and all you have to do is go in, kill and get out as fast as possible.
Note: Pantheon is not a Tanker, as much as you want it you will never have the sufficient proficiency on this Rune/Masteries Build to be a tanker. NEVER let yourself surrounded.
Before I end the early game part please remember not to be the hero, take it easy and don't feed the enemy. After you have the B.F. Sword in your hands things come around pretty easy. My strategy is simple with doing little burst damages, i target the hero, leap on him (Aegis of Zeonia), then flurry him with the spear while he is stunned (Heartseeker Strike) and if he tries to run away I throw a spear, if he's not dead by now and the battlefield is safe i use Exhaust if he is in range or Ghost to catch him and kill, But if things look ugly, i recommend to drop the kill and head for safe spot, because usually that's how a trap smells.
Always try to stay better equiped and over leveled, if a lane is free go there to farm or jungle, you need all the money and all the XP. Harass your enemies on the lane, if you know you don't have the endurance to kill them, at least make it look that way, be persistent.
I know it's not much of a guide, But at least the item build works and maybe most of the games will end in victory before you make the 4th and 5th ones I listed. Also please remember that his is not a fixed build, always observe and if you consider you need a little more health or defence or magic resist you can drop one from my list.
Also I am not sure if the skilling order is right, since i haven't learned the leves at which every skill is available, But I suggest you take Aegis of Zeonia only on lvl.1 and then max your Heartseeker Strike, Spear shot and Grand Skyfall when available.
Btw: Flash doesn't work on Grand Skyfall anymore.
Also I want to thank Tiren for most of my build is based on his build and if you want to rate mine, think of rating his first.