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Skill usage

Build usage

  • Getting a   Manamune is a good alternative to a Chalice of Harmony for Pantheon since it solves his mana problems and gives him a decent amount of attack damage.
    • Grabbing a Tear of the Goddess as early as possible will ensure you can stack the mana quickly.
  • Stacking attack damage items like B. F. Swords (and what they build into) means  Spear Shot and  Heartseeker Strike do considerable amounts of damage.
  • Building an early The Brutalizer can solidify his early lane dominance and help you take your lane opponent out of the game.
  • If you find your opponents are escaping you too often, or you're being focused down, a Frozen Mallet will give you some additional durability in fights, and ensure that fleeing opponents are slowed after using  Aegis of Zeonia to engage them.
  •  Pantheon is an AD caster, where most of his damage comes from his abilities and using  Spear Shots. As such, he scales better with armor penetration, flat attack damage, and cooldown reduction rather than flat attack speed.
    • The Black Cleaver is a strong offensive item and can apply the armor shred debuff quickly thanks to his  Heartseeker Strike. It also gives cooldown reduction and health, something that  Pantheon needs.
    • A Last Whisper is a good item to build on Pantheon and adds a lot of additional burst in his damage providing if he has enough attack damage items such as The Bloodthirster.
    • Ravenous Hydra passive and active synergizes well with his strong wave clear with  Heartseeker Strike.
    • Youmuu's Ghostblade is a powerful item on  Pantheon that gives him the armor penetration and cooldown reduction he needs. In addition, it's active synergizes well with his high natural movement speed.
    • While  Pantheon does not benefit from their attack speed or the ability power, a Trinity Force is a good item to build for the Spellblade passive thanks to his low cooldown of  Spear Shot. He also jump into an enemy with  Aegis of Zeonia and follow up with an autoattack.
    • Blade of the Ruined King is often built for the active for extra percent health burst damage. He will probably will not benefit from it's passive and attack speed though.
  • Because  Heartseeker Strike's passive makes both autoattacks and  Spear Shot crit 100% of the time when an enemy is under 15% health, consider Infinity Edge for its ability to increase crit damage from 200% to 250%. Of course its high Attack Damage scales well on  Pantheon's abilities, too.

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item4
Essential Doran's Blade item Boots of Mobility item The Brutalizer item
Offensive The Bloodthirster item The Black Cleaver item Last Whisper item Ravenous Hydra item
Defensive Atma's Impaler item Maw of Malmortius item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item Doran's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Ionian Boots of Lucidity item The Brutalizer item Hexdrinker item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Infinity Edge item Sanguine Blade item Last Whisper item
Defensive Frozen Mallet item Atma's Impaler item Maw of Malmortius item Aegis of the Legion item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential The Brutalizer item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Wicked Hatchet item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Sanguine Blade item Frozen Mallet item
Defensive Atma's Impaler item Maw of Malmortius item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
recommended items
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item
Essential The Brutalizer item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Phage item
Offensive The Black Cleaver item Infinity Edge item Sanguine Blade item Frozen Mallet item
Defensive Atma's Impaler item Maw of Malmortius item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Investing in a Chain Vest or Cloth Armor early can help you mitigate his damage output.
  • Buying health can help you to survive to one or two combos, but you're going to need health regeneration or life steal to sustain yourself in lane against him. After two combos early game, he can be without mana so he shouldn't be a threat.
  • If you want to take down  Pantheon's  Aegis Protection, wait for his jump so he can't recharge it easily.
  • When laning against  Pantheon, play defensively instead of aggressively.  Pantheon may be squishy but his damage output is very high early game.
  •  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  Heartseeker Strike will help you defeat him. If someone has been stunned by  Aegis of Zeonia, it is unlikely they will be able to avoid  Heartseeker Strike - but that does not mean you should simply let it hit you.
  • Be very careful of  Pantheon's ganking capability.  Pantheon's  Grand Skyfall allows for a quick and deadly gank.
    •  Pantheon can also use  Grand Skyfall to backdoor your turrets.
    • Additionally,  Grand Skyfall can be used to escape when being ganked (or counter ganks) if you realize it beforehand.
  • As  Pantheon can cast  Aegis of Zeonia on you while dropping down in  Grand Skyfall and then have it land from outside its normal, using dashes and escapes to avoid  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. Of course, avoiding the damage from  Grand Skyfall all together may be a larger concern - but consider the possibility.
  • Try to avoid the center of  Pantheon's  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  Olaf and  Tryndamere) as his  Certain Death will cause him to do a lot more damage to you at low heath.

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