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Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Corrupting Potion item.png Warding Totem item.png
Early Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Serrated Dirk item.png Boots of Speed item.png
Essential Mercury's Treads item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Black Cleaver item.png
Offensive Death's Dance item.png Ravenous Hydra item.png Maw of Malmortius item.png
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item.png Guardian Angel item.png Banshee's Veil item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Control Ward item.png Elixir of Wrath item.png
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item.png Health Potion item.png3 Warding Totem item.png
Early Stalker's Blade item.png Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Boots of Speed item.png
Essential Stalker's Blade (Warrior) item.png Boots of Mobility item.png Black Cleaver item.png
Offensive Ravenous Hydra item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Death's Dance item.png
Defensive Maw of Malmortius item.png Dead Man's Plate item.png Guardian Angel item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Control Ward item.png Elixir of Wrath item.png
Twisted Treeline
Starting Corrupting Potion item.png Long Sword item.png
Early Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Serrated Dirk item.png Boots of Speed item.png
Essential Mercury's Treads item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Black Cleaver item.png
Offensive Ravenous Hydra item.png Death's Dance item.png Mortal Reminder item.png
Defensive Maw of Malmortius item.png Randuin's Omen item.png Banshee's Veil item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Elixir of Wrath item.png
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item.png Doran's Blade item.png Health Potion item.png
Early Stalker's Blade item.png Caulfield's Warhammer item.png Boots of Speed item.png
Essential Stalker's Blade (Warrior) item.png Mercury's Treads item.png Black Cleaver item.png
Offensive Ravenous Hydra item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Mortal Reminder item.png
Defensive Maw of Malmortius item.png Randuin's Omen item.png Banshee's Veil item.png
Consumables Health Potion item.png Elixir of Wrath item.png
Howling Abyss
Starting Serrated Dirk item.png Health Potion item.png5
Essential Mercury's Treads item.png Youmuu's Ghostblade item.png Black Cleaver item.png
Offensive Ravenous Hydra item.png Mortal Reminder item.png Death's Dance item.png
Defensive Maw of Malmortius item.png Randuin's Omen item.png Banshee's Veil item.png
Consumables Oracle's Extract item.png Health Potion item.png Elixir of Wrath item.png

Tips

Playing As Pantheon Pantheon
Playing Against Pantheon Pantheon

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Pantheon Pantheon holds the highest movement speed in the game at 355, tied with Master Yi Master Yi. Use his quick movement speed and strong ranged harass from Spear Shot Spear Shot to whittle your opponents down in lane optimally to take full advantage of his strong early game.
  • Pantheon Pantheon is a potent tower diver because of Aegis Protection Aegis Protection, which allows him to block turret shots.
    • Since using Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia to stun an enemy also refreshes Aegis Protection Aegis Protection, he can easily and reliably avoid the first turret hits when diving, then activate Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia to stop the enemy champion's movement as well as refresh Aegis Protection Aegis Protection. In situations where Pantheon stays under turret fire for more than a few seconds, he may be able to activate Aegis Protection Aegis Protection again, resulting in a significant amount of damage ignored. Use this fact to set up powerful early game towerdives together with your jungler. This also works well against physical abilities that apply on-hit effects such as Parrrley Parrrley, Mystic Shot Mystic Shot, and Bladesurge Bladesurge, or turret attacks. This will not block physical abilities like Volley Volley or Ace in the Hole Ace in the Hole.
  • Starting with Spear Shot Spear Shot allows Pantheon Pantheon to get minion kills easily even against ranged opponents.
  • When facing ranged opponents (especially before level 3), be sure to go near them only when your spear is off cooldown so you will be able to trade one ranged autoattack from them with a spear.
  • Stacking attack damage items will allow Pantheon Pantheon to use his Spear Shot Spear Shot as a nuke with a short cooldown.
  • Using Spear Shot Spear Shot frequently in a battle along with attack speed items can help defensively by charging Aegis Protection Aegis Protection.
  • Certain Death Certain Death can be very useful when in team fights since Pantheon Pantheon can gain a lot of critical strikes.
  • While in midair from Pantheon's Pantheon's Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall you can select a target for Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia and when you land, you will jump at the target stunning from a larger distance (est. 1300) than the standard range (this may be a glitch).
  • Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall makes him one of the best gankers in the game since he can ignore ward coverage.
  • Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall can be combined with other AoE ultimates such as Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage and Absolute Zero Absolute Zero to keep the enemy in the AoE radius and deliver devastating damage.
  • Due to Pantheon's Pantheon's dependency of mana the entire game, putting a mid laner that does not use mana as a resource system (Vladimir Vladimir, Mordekaiser Mordekaiser) will give you more chances to receive Crest of Insight Crest of Insight.
  • Even though Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike is an AoE ability, it is better to level Spear Shot Spear Shot first as it does more damage with a shorter cooldown.
  • Pantheon's Pantheon's standard combo is W W > Q Q > E E, or Q Q > W W > E E > Q Q (if off cooldown)
  • Having Exhaust Exhaust and Flash Flash as summoner spells, along with Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike as your first ability, make for an effective first blood combination when in a side lane with a partner. Those summoner spells also provide two effective escape mechanisms.
  • Pantheon Pantheon's jungling is all about clearing neutral monster camps one at the time with basic attack and Spear Shot Spear Shot while relying on Aegis Protection Aegis Protection to counter a few blows from neutral monsters.
  • Starting with Spear Shot Spear Shot would be effective for final blows. Alternatively, Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike can be used to hit multiple monsters in a camp while its passive Certain Death Certain Death can critical strike them on low health.
    • Having both Spear Shot Spear Shot and Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike early is the best strategy to clear camps easily, as the passive is applied to both basic attack and Spear Shot Spear Shot.
    • Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia is to be used wisely, so stall a few attacks from neutral monsters while refreshing Aegis Protection Aegis Protection, which is wise to have up before encountering a neutral monster camp.
    • Pantheon Pantheon can be mana dependent, particularly during early game, so it is wise to use the Crest of Insight Crest of Insight.
    • When ganking lanes, it is wise to use Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall for large teamfights, or at least surprise attacks.Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia can be use to prevent enemies from escaping and close gaps between allies, While Spear Shot Spear Shot is used to execute when fleeing to safety.
    • Purchasing Stalker's Blade Stalker's Blade is useful for slowing foes while ganking. Alternatively, Skirmisher's Sabre Skirmisher's Sabre can be used for true damage, combined with critical strikes.
Rune Usage
Item Usage
  • Grabbing a Corrupting Potion Corrupting Potion as your starting item will help Pantheon Pantheon through his mana problems with the regen. Also the passive works well with your poke in lane for extra burn damage. 
  • Stacking attack damage items like B. F. Sword B. F. Sword (and what they build into) means Spear Shot Spear Shot and Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike do considerable amounts of damage.
  • If you find your opponents are escaping you too often, or you're being focused down, a Frozen Mallet Frozen Mallet will give you some additional durability in fights, and ensure that fleeing opponents are slowed after using Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia to engage them.
  • Pantheon Pantheon is an AD caster, where most of his damage comes from his abilities and spamming Spear Shot Spear Shot. As such, he scales better with armor penetration, flat attack damage, and cooldown reduction rather than attack speed.
  • Ravenous Hydra Ravenous Hydra's Cleave and Crescent synergize well with his strong waveclear with Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike. It also gives sustain, which is something that Pantheon Pantheon lacks.
  • Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade is a powerful item on Pantheon Pantheon that gives him the armor penetration and cooldown reduction he needs. While not as powerful as The Black Cleaver The Black Cleaver in that regard, the active compensates for that, giving Pantheon Pantheon much needed mobility.
  • Although Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike's passive makes both autoattacks and Spear Shot Spear Shot crit 100% of the time when an enemy is under 15% health, Infinity Edge Infinity Edge is generally not considered a useful item on Pantheon Pantheon - a single crit is usually enough to finish off a low-health target without the help of Infinity Edge Infinity Edge's passive.
  • Hexdrinker Hexdrinker/Malmortius Malmortius is an option for Pantheon Pantheon against magic damage champions, due to having magic resistance and making him stronger damage-wise. Another option is Quicksilver Sash Quicksilver Sash/Mercurial Scimitar Mercurial Scimitar if you feel the need to remove a specific CC on enemy team.
  • Pantheon Pantheon's high base damage and scalings allow him to sacrifice some offense to build defensive items. This makes him tankier, which is actually recommended as Pantheon Pantheon does not have as much mobility as an assassin, and makes him more useful by late game, as part of the team's frontline.
    • If you are looking for armor items, Frozen Heart Frozen Heart is the perfect choice. The extra mana helps as Pantheon Pantheon is very mana hungry. The cooldown reduction also has synergy, as Pantheon Pantheon is an AD caster and naturally likes to build cooldown reduction. The passive and the armor allows Pantheon to withstand auto-attackers.
    • Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen is also a good choice for armor, mainly due to the active. It actually makes Pantheon tankier against physical damage, despite the lower amount of armor, due to the HP. However, it lacks the cooldown reduction and mana from Frozen Heart Frozen Heart.
  • While the cooldown reduction from Ionian Boots of Lucidity Ionian Boots of Lucidity seems to be tempting, keep in mind that Pantheon Pantheon is very vulnerable to CC, so consider using Mercury's Treads Mercury's Treads instead. Consider also using Ninja Tabi Ninja Tabi against AD auto-attackers.
  • While Trinity Force Trinity Force seems like a good item to build for the Spellblade passive thanks to his low cooldown of Spear Shot Spear Shot, in reality, Pantheon Pantheon's base attack damage is very low. So Pantheon Pantheon is not going to benefit a lot from Spellblade, nor he is going to benefit from most from Trinity Force Trinity Force's stats.
  • Tear of the Goddess Tear of the Goddess can be used to solve Pantheon Pantheon's early game mana problems, and when fully stacked and upgraded to Muramana Muramana, it gives Spear Shot Spear Shot frightening damage due to Muramana Muramana's Shock also proccing from single-target spells. However, Tear of the Goddess Tear of the Goddess sacrifices Pantheon Pantheon's early game power, and it is not recommended, because it's on early game where Pantheon Pantheon is the most powerful and he will fall off even harder. 
Countering
  • Investing in a Chain Vest Chain Vest or Cloth Armor Cloth Armor early can help you mitigate his damage output.
  • Starting the game with Cloth Armor Cloth Armor + 4 Health Potion Health Potions allow you to potentially outsustain Pantheon's early game damage. The armor will mitigate his damage and with the potions, Pantheon will waste mana trying to harass you. This may reduce your early game damage, but it is well worth if that means preventing Pantheon from dominating you and snowballing early.
    • This start is better if your champion already has natural sustain, such as in case of Nasus Nasus.
    • In addition, Cloth Armor Cloth Armor builds into a lot of useful items, so you don't necessarily have to sell this item later. For AP champions for example, this item builds into Seeker's Armguard Seeker's Armguard which in turn builds into Zhonya's Hourglass Zhonya's Hourglass, which is in fact a good item against Pantheon to survive his burst and boost your own damage output.
  • Buying health items can help you to survive through one or two combos. However, you will then need health regeneration and/or life steal to sustain yourself in lane against him. After two or three combos early game, he can be without mana so he shouldn't be a threat; take advantage of this to shut him down.
  • If you want to take down Pantheon's Pantheon's Aegis Protection Aegis Protection, bait out his Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia so he can't recharge it as quickly.
  • When laning against Pantheon Pantheon, play defensively instead of aggressively. Pantheon Pantheon may be squishy but his damage output is very high early game.
  • Pantheon Pantheon has no escapes. Baiting him to attack you and having an ally appear to help is likely to spell his doom without the use of summoner spells to escape you.
  • Avoiding Pantheon's Pantheon's Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike will help you defeat him. If someone has been stunned by Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia, it is unlikely they will be able to avoid Heartseeker Strike Heartseeker Strike - but that does not mean you should simply let it hit you.
  • Be very careful of Pantheon's Pantheon's ganking capability. Pantheon's Pantheon's Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall allows for a quick and deadly gank.
    • Pantheon Pantheon can also use Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall to backdoor your turrets.
    • Additionally, Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall can be used to escape when being ganked (or counter ganks) if you realize it beforehand. In such a case, use a Airborne icon.png knockup to stop him from escaping as it will put his Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall on a 10-second cooldown. Use this time to burst Pantheon Pantheon down.
  • As Pantheon Pantheon can cast Aegis of Zeonia Aegis of Zeonia on you while dropping down in Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall and then have it land from outside its normal range, using dashes and escapes to avoid Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall may have you stunned nonetheless. If you expect to survive his initial burst damage after being stunned, save your escapes for after that instead of getting away from Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall. Of course, avoiding the damage from Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall all together may be a larger concern - but consider the possibility.
  • Try to avoid the center of Pantheon's Pantheon's Grand Skyfall Grand Skyfall so you don't suffer the full damage of his ultimate.
  • Avoid laning against him if your champion relies on being on low health to reap the full potential of the champion (such as Aatrox Aatrox , Olaf Olaf and Tryndamere Tryndamere) as his Certain Death Certain Death will cause him to do a lot more damage to you at low health.

References

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