IntroductionPantheon is a physical AD carry bruiser with unique abilities. But what separates him from the rest is that he has a global and a very strong passive that goes well with his jump ability and completely rapes AD carries that attack him.
If you hit his AOE E in a crowd and you have some pretty nice damage, that itself is game changing and hurts A LOT.
The fact that he has a global means he can go in a fight die first, revive and teleport back in for additional damage and a 2nd chance with a speed boost at raping the enemy team.
So far my experience with pantheon has been a 2ndary Jax but what really got me to play pantheon was the fact that I could afk farm and just jump to fights. Also Maknoon probably introduced the revive global thing which was used a lot. Something I used to use but never really cared for. This puts great use to the revive ability when it's up, and gives your team a powerhouse bruiser.
This guide is basically for Pantheon middle vs CASTERS.
This guide can be used TOP to try and get an early edge for kills. Spamming spears and trying to get a kill early is very effective in solo queue.
REPLACE MANA REGEN FOR ARMOR WHEN AGAINST PHYSICAL LANE
Summoner SpellsGives you 5 AD and AP after use, good for finishing off enemy champions who barley get away.
OP spell that closes distance fast or gets away fast.
does the enemy team have 5 cc? is it worth losing ignite for this spell?
can be replaced with ignite if there are to many threats
can be replaced with flash if you know how to use it properly
can be replaced with flash or ignite, good for bait and control
if you're losing and you have a fight near your base, you can come back with revive and tank a lot and do your round of spells again
for jungling if you know how to
if you wanna be a fag about global control
Passive: Aegis Protection
After attacking or casting spells 4 times, Pantheon will block the next normal attack that deals more than 40 damage to him.
Probably one of the best passives in the game, it's useful for tanking turret or just high dmg. You can even jungle with pantheon because of this skill too.
Q: Spear Shot
Pantheon hurls his spear at an opponent, dealing 16 / 28 / 40 / 52 / 64 + 100 / 115 / 130 / 145 / 160% of his attack in physical damage.
You can use it to harass a lot in the beginning, you want to save mana if you can for the level 3 and 5 spears. Unless the enemy has no armor and has low HP, you wanna spam as much as possible. This spell is like an extra attack except it's ranged.
W: Aegis of Zeonia
Pantheon leaps at the target enemy champion and deals 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and stuns them for .7 / .9 / 1.1 / 1.3 / 1.5 second(s). Pantheon also instantly refreshes his Aegis Protection.
Good to use after you've been hit or to close distance. You never wanna use it when you're fighting 1v1 and they're about to auto, let your block proc then use it if you can help it.
E: Heartseeker Strike
Passive: Pantheon gains 100% critical strike chance against targets below 15% of their max health.
Active: Pantheon focuses and deals 5 swift strikes in front of him for 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 + 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% of his total attack damage as physical damage per strike. Deals double damage to champions.
Cooldown 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16seconds
This skill does devastating damage midgame when you get it maxed. Does good damage end game too but how you use it comes from experience.
Basically when they're clumped in team fights
R: Grand Skyfall
Pantheon gathers his strength and then leaps high into the air, crashing down at the target area a few seconds later. Deals up to 400 / 700 / 1000 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to units at the center (down to 33% at the edge) and slows them by 35% for 1 second.
Cost 150 / 250 / 350mana
Just yell at your computer when you miss the jump, because chances are, you'll probably miss it 90% of the time. You need to be a god of prediction to hit this skill.
Skill OrderYou wanna get lvl 1 W, Max Q, and Max E next. You could always max E first, but how you keep people still, I wouldn't know. I'd probably get E if I was in duo lane with a stunner where you wouldn't get interrupted. Morgana works well with panth bot.
Since you're mid you can get Q first, but get W first for lvl 1 and max Q for zoning, max E for wave clear.
get lvl 1 R for movement, or max it if you want more damage.
You want to get 1 level of each spell if you're trying to kill them at lvl 3.
Item BuildsStarting Items:
: vs casters you need to dodge
good damage, less sustain
for some reason if an AD is mid, this what you would buy
good damage, 1 hp pot sustain
good vs a lot of AD but this item sucks dick now
good vs CC dont buy it early
good damage, CDR, penetration
saves your life sometimes, good damage, good mr
hp + dmg + slow -> mallet = more hp more slow
x2 or 3 +
With this alone you should be ulting everywhere screwing with people
Tank Options :
damage that comes from your HP, good vs AD
don't run this unless they have double AP
Items you should consider
good vs burst champions like sion/leblanc
cost efficient cheap item
end game breaker
good damage for your E
you can replace brutalizer with this, good endgame throughout the game if they have armor
good vs AD, cdr, regen, slow, goes into atmas, hp
cdr, good if your team has bad initiation and needs some
good vs heroes like vlad for sustain, but don't rush this stack dorans then buy bloodthirster.
buy this if your team doesnt have enough damage and to much tanks.
anti ad counter 2000 gold
HP best counter to AD and AP
good with phage/mallet gives you alot of MR, if you're going to be autoing alot might as well have more damage and MR.
map control, minion control, good vs ad, good sustain,
I don't suggest this item but user preference.
Video Commentary / Final Input
Pantheon is great for catching enemy AP carries that don't get armor off guard.
Has great early map control
He is a man
He is a Spartan
He wants to be a Baker
He kicks people into wells for his daily hobby
He jumps on people
He throws spears
He rapes Gangplank
He can tower dive pretty well
His late game not the greatest but not so bad
He has CC
He works well with Leona
He works well with Taric
He has a shield