IntroductionHello my name is Dragonmaster78 and im a 1.4k elo player in this guide i will learn you guys how 2 play AP Pantheon, and please note that this isnt my native language
Pros and ConsPros:
Sick mid and late game (after 6)
Ulti is game changeing
Very Skill dependent
Very ulti dependent
Useless early game (pre 6)
I like to run flash and ghost because you have 2 escapes and in mid game (after lvl 6) it helps you get faster to the place you wanna ult and you can easy catch someone after a team fight and stunn them so he will die
This is viable explain later in Lategame chapter
no this should ur support have!
This can be ok if ur jungle takes all the blues
Maybe if the enemy team has
No this should your adcarry or toplane have
YES YES YES YES just kidding:)
In dominion you can use this but not on ranked :D
no this should you support have
you can switch ghost to ignite if you want its viable
YES YES YES YES Just kidding again xD
No No your not going to die you silly :D
this should your jungle have for baron and dragon control
YESYESYEYSEYS ... no xD
Ghost or ignite is much better you have ur ult
Passive: Aegis Protection
I think this is one of the best passives of the game, you can harras under you opponents tower quite easy
Q: Spear Shot
this will only do OK dmg early game and will not do anything later on in this game because its scaling AD
W: Aegis of Zeonia
This will do pretty much dmg but not compared with any other AP assasins abilities
E: Heartseeker Strike
This will not really do anything so i guess you have to ignore this ability
R: Grand Skyfall
This is AP pantheons Bread and Butter This is the actual ''game changing'' ability if you hit every ulti perfectly you will win games NOTE it is a really high skillcap on this ability and it takes time to master
Item BuildsOk here i will explain the item build more, I have 2 builds i want to explain one is more ALL on ulti (IF YOU CAN HIT VERY MANY ULTIES THEN AP PANTH MOST PONTENTIAL IS ON THE FIRST BUILD)
And now i will show you an other build which is a bit stronger EARLY game but not as strong mid and late but still good, and its good when ure Trying to learn AP pantheon here i show you!
START This start items is if you arent good on dodging abilities with this start it will be easier (BUT IF YOU ARE ALREADY GOOD ON DODGING THEN START WITH THE NORMAL START BUILD)
I would recommend Lichbane on Pantheon if you think the game isn't going to late game.
4 Points in Sorcery for the colddown reduction because in every colddown counts for. Because you want to ulti as often as you can:)
2 Points in Butcher for the lasthitting it helps very much:)
4 Points in Blast because it gives you Ability Power and you do more dmg earlygame and lategame :)
1 Point in Arcane Knowledge for the MP (magic penetration) i think every AP carry should have this mastery
4 Points in Durabillity because you need the health to survive the lane
2 Points in Hardiness you need the armour for basic attack harassment
2 Points in Resistance you need the magic resist for ability harrasment
1 Point in Veteran Scars because you need the health to survive the lane:)
3 Points in Wanderer It's most for midgame when you need to ult some lane then you proc the ult faster:)
3 Points in Meditation Its good Because Pantheon is a very mana hungry champ you need all the mana reg u can get:)
3 Points in Expanded Mind for its mana you can spam more ability= more chance to survive the lane:)
1 Point in runic affinity so you can hold the blue buff longer and it gives you CDR= MORE ULTIES!
This is the masteries i always use for AP panth i think they are simply perfect:-)
Runes9x red Magic Pen for extra good dmg lategame it can be up to 100 dmg difference
9x yellow Scaling health very good for late game more health= looking more scaryer
9x blue Scaling AP This runes is better for late/mid game= AP panth shine time
3x Quints AP Generally for getting some dmg with ur W early game
I think this runes fit most of ap carrys so you can use this on others too like Fizz
So i think you save alot of money with this runepage to:-)
Lane Match upNote AP pantheon isnt so strong early game there will be no lane you will ''WIN'' easily if they are good the only thing you really want is to survive
Just dodge her charm and this lane will be quite easy
She will try to do some early harras with her Q often so you will be low
so i suggest you to ask your jungler to gank.!!!
If you just dodge her Q so she cant do the Q-E combo then it will be
NP to ''SURVIVE'' the lane
She got a pretty strong early game i think you have to call your jungle
if she doesnt suck
Dodge his W and surviving will be NP
She has very good harrasment i think you have to call your jungle
Shes really NP just farm
Dodge his W and hes NP
He can be very terrifying if you play passive
You have to go aggressive or call the jungler
Call the jungle you'll need big help against this pirate!
NP just farm
1 WORD CALL THE JUNGLER!!!!!
Just turret farm its np
Just farm NP
CALL THE JUNGLER!!!!1!!1!
Its np just dodge her stunn (Q)
and its np
CALL THE Jungler!!!1!1!1!!!
He will just push and push and you lack abit of sustain
so you have to have abit jungle help:)
NP just farm Stay behind minions:)
Same as Morgana just farm and stay behind minions:)
Dodge her ball and its np:)
Call the jungler!!!!!!
Early GameEarly game can be on different difficulites on what build you are going for. If you are going for lichbain you will do more dmg early game. This is an example of a COMBO with Lich bane panth W-Basicattack-Q-Basicattack you have more kill potential with lichbane/sheen early game so you wanna do that combo as much as you can. With lichbain/sheen you have more kill potential and its bigger chance that you win ur lane and its easier to survive.
if you go ULT Pantheon all you wanna do is survive dont feed the enemy laner and just try to beat him with farm.
Mid GamePretty much similar to Early game except that you got your sick dmg (Your Ulti) Try to farm as much as you can and when your ulti isnt on CD look top and bot and see if there is any kill potential otherwise try grab some drake with ur team and just keep up the farm. If the other team is doing dragon its very easy to steal it with your ulti. And you tell the other lanes to bait the other laner so you can pull of the ulti and prob do an assist or kill.
Late Game/TeamfightsIt is here you will kick the opponents ass, if you hit your you will win the fight! there is no way you can loose the game when u got to late game with AP pantheon IF yoU KNOW HOW TO HIT YOUR ULTI! The TEAMFIGHT COMBO is R-W (Try to stunn one of their carrys with ur W) then Hourglass then you sheild with Archangelstaffs uppgrade:) and W Prefer an CARRY but if the carry is dead try to stunn a bruiser
who tried to jump on ur ADC or just someone who tries to escape:)
Thoughts about AP pantheonWell AP pantheon is most focusing on Late Game and thats why i go archangel instead of lichbane. Sure lichbane helps early game. but it falls of mid and late compared with ArchangelStaffs Uppgrade (dont remember the name xD)
If you really wanna be strong early-midgame, then AP Pantheon isnt the right decision for you. Then you can go AD pantheon It's very strong mid and early game.
AP pantheon is better then AD lategame if you know how to hit ur ulti otherwise AP pantheon is kinda useless
and AP pantheon is pretty team dependent too. Amumu-Zyra-AP pantheon works really gr8. I really wouldnt recommend AP pantheon in solo Que
Because you need to synergyze well with your team aswell
So in my over all thought so is AD pantheon Stronger because its less team dependent. But with a good team AP Pantheon as very big potential.
Final CommentsI just want to say that AP pantheon needs alot of practice if you hit ur ulti everytime im sure you will hit high elo;);););););); please like/dislike and comment wat you think about this guide:):):):)