Pantheon Build Guide by 12inchpvpness
The Nuts on This Guy: The 12inchpvpness Guide to SuccessBy 12inchpvpness | Updated on May 20, 2019
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
Just trade effectively and make sure you have stun up when you go to finish him off dismounted.
If you lose this lane you might need to find a new champion. If shit gets rough pick up hexdrinker early.
Fiora is like the police and you are a criminal, just to play you have to get lucky every time and not get your stun blocked. All she has to do is get lucky once to kill you. Poke her down and make sure it doesn't happen.
Don't combo while her W is up and juke out her stun and its an easy lane. With Irelia's changes to take her front loaded damage away and put more into her auto attacks, its more of just a dodge stun and win lane, she is a real threat and you need to respect her or you will find yourself getting chain dove.
At level 4 plus just use your full rotation on him and back, 2-3 rotations will just kill him.
If he pops E you can W him and walk away to not get stunned. If he pops E and is about to Q onto you just W and you will switch places rendering him unable to stun you.
Actual hot garbage, if this becomes meta and beats you, find a different champ.
Yorick will auto you and be ready to reset it with Q, when he does this use your W to block it and stun. When he turns level 6 he is a THREAT, if you underestimate him and get locked in his cage you will die no contest. When maiden is out and about she is a priority target, ping your team on her and you need to take her out as well.
Trade and if you're even pick up an early executioners calling to block his passive and if you're ahead build normally. If he uses ult and its unclear who is winning the fight, you're not going to win it. Trundle can't beat you in lane but he can win in a 1v1 cage match all in. So don't give it to him and take this free win.
Let this man get ahead and he will make you see nothing but grey. So match his roams and make sure you have ignite up to see his shadow during his ult. Early lane is an easy sweep.
Don't get hit by a bunch of Qs and you win, its that simple.
Bully, bully, and bully. Abuse misplays on Annie passive and ask for ganks. If she gets behind early in the game there is no coming back for Annie. But if she goes even or ahead you could have a serious problem.
Lol @ Sona mid.
If he solos you, you are absolutely fucked. Your E goes through his windwall and your Q doesn't, this game knowledge will win you the lane.
Q poke if you can, but just all in and back up every time you can in lane. Easy solo kills
Pretty easy matchup, use your E/ignite to reveal her in stealth. Her level 6 isn't really an issue if you kite well.
New Aatrox is kind of a bitch to deal with, but with these fresh nerfs on his sustain it should be fine. Remember to use your high base movespeed to the highest potential to not get CC locked.
Your E is the final kill shot on her and it will finish her through stealth as it isn't an out of map. If not make sure to ignite her or have a corrupting pot ticking so you know which is the clone and which is Leblanc.
Yet another all in lane, make this bitch regret picking this garbage champ.
Q max Teemo can be a thorn in your side, but your run of the mill Teemo is an easy lane early. Make sure he doesn't split too hard, because aside from that you can just outroam him. If his team flames him, just egg them on.
If quinn is top and you aren't an expert, get out and dodge while you can. She outrades and outroams you. There is no upside to this matchup.
Do you hate yourself? Pick a different champ or dodge.
Run phase rush and kite him out, if you are even or behind at level 6+ you are getting run down. Might as well run faster than him.
Some Camiles are bad and some are good, luck of the draw. If you catch her mid dash to the wall you will cancel her second dash. Try to kite her, but in all honesty Pantheon is archaic and Camile is new, you can't even begin to match her mechanics.
Coinflip. One of you stomps and one of you gets stomped, that's all there is to it. Dodge Q's and try and play the chess game rather than the all in game.
He will outsustain you and do you filthy at level 6, try to get a solokill and W his auto reset when he hits you with the auto to pull down your shield.
Grievous wounds are what you need and fast. Rush Executioner's Calling and out value his passive, Second Wind, and Doran's Shield.
Dodge. No exceptions.
Decide here if you are running the tankbuster build or not. If Lord Dominik's and Black Cleaver get 3 Champions worth of Value it's an easy win.
You can't W on her due to her gap closer blocks. Thankfully if you keep your passive up and step on her buckler, she gets no damage and no shield.
Run Aftershock or dodge okay? Okay. Play safe and try not to bleed too much pressure.
Your csing is worth less than Cho in the first 3-4 waves. To win the lane just don't let him get ANY cs. Stand between him and the wave and use your shield and incredible movespeed to dodge or block all of his damage. Mid game respect his Feast and outpressure him. Keep Lord Dominik's Regards in mind in a comp against Cho.
Another Aftershock lane, rush hexdrinker and try your best not to die. If you counter roam her you autowin if you are timely.
Nope. Ask for a laneswap. Is it possible? Sure. Do you want to? No.
Use shield to block his Qs as they do less damage the fewer of them connect. Respect his damage and potentially take Aftershock. Ask your jungle for ganks as you will never solokill this man unless he is garbage.
Not so bad not so good, depends on the skill of the Zoe and how hot your jukes are. You should generally be using ult on Zoe to try and solokill her if you don't see better options on the map.
He plays super safe and you really can't solokill him if he plays safe. He will outscale you and match your ult with his and he gets to cs. Honestly it is a rough lane if he is good. I like to stack my passive up 3 times and then move up to Q so if he Qs me I have passive up.
Max Q and just Q away at him so he cant all in you.
Just repeat all in him and you're good to go. Tenacity boots and Hexdrinker are highly recommended.
If he plays aggro ez pz. But if he tries to waveclear you have to attempt to punish. Not a ton you can do in terms of lane control but you can outroam him easily.
He can't afford early game health or armor so its a free lane. If your team doesn't do bad you win.
Punish him pre-6 and keep in mind his Q cancels the channel on your E. If you get camped and he gets to mid or god forbid late game, you can't really do much.
Could be a 1 and could be a 10 in terms of difficulty, depends on Kat's experience. Keep your stun to finish her off and interrupt her ult and try not to die early.
Your passive blocks his stun. Not much else to say. He is squishy and can't CC you, easy win.
Coinflip on how good Viktor is. If he can cancel the channel on your E using his ult you lose everytime, if he can't, you win. Keep your passive up to block his empowered autoattack after his Q.
If you don't take your raptors you will lose them. Try not to lose so many camps to counterjungling and try and match him for counterganks since his early game is so weak.
Simple lane with Ahri's changes that just came in, be wary of trying to jump on her while her charm is up, because if it is buffered it would either cancel you mid air or eat up all the time in which you're trying to combo. It goes without saying your roams should be either planned reactively, not simply letting her roam and going "Oh shit bot is fucked", but planning out your counter to her movements or moving bot no contest while she is in lane is how you win.
You can't really cs and you get to cry all lane. Ganks are important and without them you get nothing.
Pre-6 you can just beat the shit out of him and if you solokill him and hit 6 before him, ult on him for the most free kill of your life. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: Kassadin Q cancels channels, your E is a channel. If you W be sure to either auto or Q and let his Q go to waste before you E because if you immediately E it will be canceled.
No mobility and a buffered stun that takes 2 abilities, should be easy pickings. Mess up once and he will get too much hp or armor and you wont be able to do much.
Dr. Mundo needs to be eliminated when he ults if he waits as it takes away a chunk of his remaining hp and ignite+your execute should be able to finish it quickly. It goes without saying you should pick up an early Executioners Calling and late game get a Lord Dominik's Regards
Really bad or really good, Not much to say here other than ask for some ganks and clap some cheeks.
Kill Urgot. He has no shield on his W anymore. Call for jg. Call for mid. Call for your mother. If this guy doesn't have at least 4 deaths, you are beyond fucked because riot had no idea what they were doing when they released this beast.
You will get camped lol. Your passive blocks damage but not displacement, so play safe.
No counterplay, this man needs to be banned or dodged.
Good wave clear and a kit with Zhonya's alongside a ton of CC. Only counterplay is trying to stun her before she can finish her second cast of her E.
Starts with no boots, use your base movement speed to dodge Qs and just all in her. At 6 her ult will murder you if you are facing forward or backwards so watch out.
6 if you're facing her and 1 if you're not. She is easy to ult but difficult to counterplay her waveclear. All in pre-6 and try to get early kills to deny 6 for her. Ask for ganks to help out.
LoL your passive blocks her cougar form Q execute. W her when its proced and watch her cry. Jungle or top just kill her when you see her because it is just that easy.
The champ just got a whole lot stronger with the release of spear of shojin. Riven players that used to build an essence reaver with wasted stats can now build the spear with none. A good riven will tear your team apart even if you get ahead in lane. I ban Riven every single game as of patch 9.6 and will continue to do so until she is nerfed.
Don't fight him without ignite up unless you can guarantee it or have a team. Use your passive to block his passive and dodge chain. If chain hits and you aren't prepared, you better lube up because this champ is very overkitted.
Pantheon is ***. If you read this and for some reason want to play him and don't want to learn a champ that is a better spot for your time and possibly more efficient at climbing then you might be just as autistic as I am. Lets dive right in.
-Lethality: Essentially armor penetration that scales throughout the game that is very effective against unarmored targets
-Cs: Creep Score, the amount of minions that you get the last hit on and receive gold for in lane, every jungle camp counts as 4 Creep Score.
-Map Pressure: How defensive everyone on the map has to play while you are alive or how many opponents you will end up dragging top to shut you down.
-M.I.A.: Missing in action. Used to describe a champion that has left lane; what the missing pings are for.
Generally there is 1 way to play Pantheon. Full damage, if you are 0-6 and feel like your team is right telling you to build tank, they are wrong. If it gives damage and isn't on hit damage, then the item is probably good on Pantheon. Generally though the hard hitting "Pantheon is OP" game play comes from Edge of Night and Youmuu's Ghostblade. Build the cookie cutter build and you will climb hard in low elo. Also, either build Duskblade of Draktharr extremely late into the game or not at all.
Squishies buffed and Malphite buffed. You should see a spike in easy ganks an 1v2 potential, with Olaf being nerfed, he may be a secondary ban to Sion. We will see as play rates move throughout the patch. No changes in build that I can see, essentially just stay the course and stay on course for Pantheon buffs in 8.8. Also enjoy the buff of Ninja Tabi now being significantly worse :).
Who cares, maybe Vi makes an appearance top and we **** on her, case closed.
Mundo is a monster so you should either ban or dodge him. It is possible to win lane, but you won't be more useful than him either way. Blah Blah Blah Pantheon buffs never came so we wait for the LDR changes in 8.11 and pray they are enough.
Small patch didn't matter whatever. Wait no jungle Pantheon is good now kind of. I'll make a video on that I guess :).
THIS IS IT BOIS LDR IS A BEAST. Every adc has actually been Thanosed out of the game and here we are. This may be exactly what we needed.
I thought adc nerfs would increase the power of Pantheon and his potential as a champion, however with a lack of targets to assassinate he is much worse than before. I am shelving Pantheon for now and this guide. If he is changed or the meta gives him a shred of rope I will come back. I will periodically update matchups and probably include the jungle tutorial for Pantheon at some point though.
If you're still here and new to Pantheon, it is a good idea to purchase duskblade earlier on this patch because without decent targets to assassinate he needs the extra damage to get work done.
I might consider trying Pantheon jungle. The 8% attack speed bonus is good scaling and actually pretty decent for jungle. I'll play a few games and decide to update or not.
So I'm not the best at updating these... Aatrox nerf is good since he is a highly contested lane, alongside the Akali and Irelia nerfs, Pantheon can now shut them down harder than before. With ADCs coming back with the new items, tanks are less effective which in turn leads Pantheon back into a place of power. More adcs, less tanks, weaker bruisers; a win in my book.
It's also important to remember in the most clutch fights to spend your gold almost no matter what. For example if you have 2400 gold going into the final teamfight, instead of building part of a final item you should build a cheap support item that can help your team and you. They are extremely gold efficient and can catch your opponents off guard. For example a Knight's Vow can keep you alive for quite a while if put on a carry you're peeling for or a Locket of the Iron Solari if you're team is getting blown up. Even Redemption isn't bad, just remember to SPEND. If you end the game sitting on a few racks, you have wasted potential, and a loss could be prevented if you have just a second more of life. This is only a situation when you cannot pick up a regular item due to gold constraints however.
It's me, me from the future, 9.4, Zhonya's Hourglass should be built before or after your Last Whisper item because its the best defense you'll get from any item. Good luck kids.