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Pantheon Build Guide by 0O0OO0O0

ADC Why play an adc when you can play the all mighty Pantheon?

ADC Why play an adc when you can play the all mighty Pantheon?

Updated on June 1, 2022
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Runes: Normal

1 2
Precision
Press the Attack
Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Domination
Sudden Impact
Ultimate Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

Why play an adc when you can play the all mighty Pantheon?

By 0O0OO0O0
Why pantheon adc?
Are you not tired of playing jinx, kai'sa or other adc's which get oneshot or can't deliver damage during the earlier stages of the game? Then pantheon is the right champion for you.

While his kit might look simple you actually have some of the best all-round kits for the botlane. You have a short cooldown wave-clearing Q which also works as a poke tool with slightly larger cooldown. You have a gap closing W, which while empowered also works as a burst tool. To add on, pantheon has the best deffensive ability in the game in his E, since he can block all damage as long as he's facing the source. Finally, an ultimate which allows him to roam early, tower dive half to low hp ennemies and in later stages dive the unaccesible backline for a quick oneshot.

As a sidenote I believe this build should work with a good support up to diamond.
Why do I think Pantheon works as an Adc
To put it simply pantheon is not an adc, he is a mid-laner, that's why it works, adcs are bad this season, that's why you are playing this in the botlane, however as you see the build is a bit unconventional, he is building items an adc builds while not getting the attack speed to deliver the damage to tanks or bruisers. The thing is that when you play him you will understand that you can burst anything in the game as long as you have empowered W. Which is basically 3 empowered very fast autos and a stun. This makes it specially deadly if you build on hit items like Bork and kraken's.
About item choices and when to buy
Kraken slayer/Blade of the ruined king: This two are the core of the build, you should always buy these two first.

Manamune/Essence reaver: If you are having trouble in lane or you can't keep up with the mana consumption you go for manamune. Try getting the tear in the first back and some boots. Essence reaver should also do the job since it helps with mana and allows for bigger burst since you can proc it twice in your combo.

Infinity edge/Guinsoo's: You buy IE for more damage aagainst squishy targets and only after you bought collector or essence reaver. Guinsoo's isn't an option even if we are going on-hit since the damage will overall be lower.

The Collector/Lord dominick's regards: You buy this depending on the general comp of the enemy, If there are no tanks buy collector. if there are two or three tanks/bruisers consider buying dominic's. That being said I usually lean more to the collector side, the stats you gain from it are great.

Boots: Never buy lucidity, since they won't be of any help in the earlier stages of the game given the already short enough cooldown of Q and the fact that anything you jump on will already be dead so no need for cd. You should always go for mercs or tabis.

Finally we have the flexible slot. The last item you get is for adaptability to the enemy comp. If you are stomping buy more damage or a GA. If you need better target accesibility a Yomuu's. Against 4/5 Ad? buy Death's dance. 4/5 ap? buy wit's end or malmortius. You can also buy collector + lord dom's.
Why is this build lacking defense?
This build lacks defensive items because, if played well, this build allows for high damage (almost one combos), and fleeing with your E which cancels all incoming damage.
How to lane as adc panth
The fist rule is to not overextend and use tap Q to farm since the cooldown early is about 5 seconds. If enemies dare to zone you early on just kill them, they are not able to outdamage you since you have one of the best lvl 1-3 possible.

If you don't get kill before lvl 6 it will be harder but you honestly kind of deserve it since you should have abused more.

Before min 14 you should be aiming to take as much plating as yiu can without destroying turret. If you destroy turret you are giving enemies a chance to farm from a safer spot and you can overextend and get caught. If you get caught, enemies have no stuns and you have ult up use it to escape.
How to approach a fight
You can start fights while having 4 charges of passive and walking up with E if you think the enemies are going to waste important cooldowns on you, then W onto someone, auto him 3 times (keep in mind one of the autos counts as 3) and you will have empowered Q to finish off a taget if he is not dead yet, then get peeled and leave, use E or try to jump onto someone else.

Another way to fight is to flash/galeforce, w (empowered) onto someone, which should be unreactable, and 3 autos + Q. Then leave with E.

You can also Start with Empowered E because it gives you a burst of moovespeed which allows for a quick catchup then W Q and finish off the target.

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