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Pantheon Statistics for Keegun

Author's performance with Pantheon compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
577
7
Win %
57
45
Kills
7.8
7.5
Assists
7.4
6.7
Deaths
5.6
6.8
KA:D Ratio
2.7
2.1
Gold Earned
11.7K
11.5K
Creep Score
150.6
124.0
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Hey guys, I stream every now and then on twitch so if you want to tune in you are very much welcome.

You can watch me play Pantheon80.png live at https://www.twitch.tv/keegunlol

And also if you want to join my community here's my discord: https://discord.gg/NaEjdxc

This is a Pantheon only stream and is also chill as fuck. Now without further ado, here's my guide.


The only summoner spells you will need on this champion is Flash 4.png and Ignite 14.png. Pantheon is naturally a weak champion and taking ignite only brings his power to equal his opponents. 

Flash 4.png is a must because it is allows so much room for outplay potential. You can flash out of enemy combos (i.e Lee Sin Wblindmonkwone.png+Rblindmonkrkick.png, , Riven Rrivenfengshuiengine.png, Jarvan IV Ejarvanivdemacianstandard.png+Qjarvanivdragonstrike.png, etc), dodge crucial skill shots (i.e Ahri Eahriseduce.png, Lee Sin Qblindmonkqone.png, Morgana Qdarkbindingmissile.png, Malphite Rufslash.png, etc) and you can even engage with your Flash4.png + Wpantheonw.pngcombo to catch bad positioned enemies.

I ALWAYS take ignite because Pantheon is a champion that hungers for kills and ignite14.png is the only summoner spell that offers extra offensive power and brings his strength to equal his opponent. As I've said earlier, Pantheon is generally a weak champion so you need that ignite to bring your power to be on par with everyone else. This champion has only received nerfs and will continue to be forgotten by riot so don't expect any buffs anytime soon.

You do NOT need to take teleport12.png because Pantheon has his Rpantheonrjump.png which is his built in teleport12.png and is also on a shorter cooldown. When it comes to mid and late game, if you play Pantheon correctly, you will find out you are always  using Rpantheonrjump.png to join the team fights. Either its for engaging or catching someone that is overextended, you will never be teleporting12.png into a fight when your Rpantheonrjump.png is up. 


The only time I would take exhaust3.png instead of ignite14.png would be against Illoai420.png, and Katarina55.png.
Against Illoai420.png, exhaust her when she uses her Rillaoir.png and it now becomes possible to kill her if you have your jungler's help or your team is there. Same with Katarina55.png, you can exhaust her either when you have an opening on her, know when shes going in, or is using her Rkatarinar.png. Both of these champions MUST be exhausted in a team fight otherwise they have the potential to destroy your team.

You can also take it vs Zed238.png, Riven92.png, and  Jayce126.png if you are not confident in your skill to take them down with ignite.

All of these champions heavily rely on comboing all their skills to deal the highest maximum damage output for them and by using exhaust, you will cut most of their power away and give you time to either fight them or have your team focus them down when they go all in for the kill.

New Runes Back to Top

With the release of Patch 7.24 coming out with some rune changes after a bit of testing, Sorcery and Domination is the currently best combination for this champion. This combo gives 15 Attack Damage and is very strong for what it offers to Pantheon. The nerf on Triumph from 15% to 12% health and 10% to 9% on coup de grace has gotten me theory crafting on other ways to build the rune setup and I've figured out Domination as your second tree actually is really good.


SORCERY:

Summon Aery - 

Has been nerfed but for now guarentees extra damage everytime you use Q because the cooldown is so short since the distance it needs to travel back to your champion is around 3-4 seconds so that means every Q you will have during laning phase this will be active.

Manaflow Band - 

Manaflow band gives you free mana for the Q spam and also helps with the mana sustain. Amazing rune for panth as it solves his mana problems in lane.

Absolute Focus - 

Grants bonus AD for free when you are above 70% health. Perfect rune for Panth as he always is above that threshold when laning perfectly. Adds extra damage to your Q poke and when the mid-late game comes in grants so much free AD its equal to having an infernal drake.

Gathering Storm -

Now I was taking scorch originally because when preseason came out it was all about winning the early game and games also would end very fast because everyone was trying out new things along with playing glass cannon builds/champions. Now with that phase has settling down, players are going back to the standard tank / resolve tree for defense and are slowly going back to playing the meta. Here is where gathering storm comes in. At the 10 minutes mark the 5 AD has already out scaled the 40~ magic damage the scorch is dealing since it adds power to your Q, E and auto attacks the amount of damage you get back is certainly higher than that magic damage from scorch since it is also probably around 20~ magic damage with their given MR. When games tend to be longer, you get even more powerful with the extra raw AD you will be getting. Overall if you combine this rune with Absolute Focus and Eyeball Collection at max stacks, in the late game you could be gaining roughly about 71 AD for free in the 30 minutes mark. Raw AD is everything that Pantheon needs for power and extracting all the possible AD runes in the system provides Pantheon a way to be strong even in the late game. 

EXTRA:

Scorch - (if you dont want gathering storm and the enemy team is super squish and you can end the game pre-20 minutes)

Great rune to pair up with Summon Aery. With champions having no more MR runes and are always around 30-40 MR, this rune provides some extra damage during the early game.

DOMINATION:

Sudden Impact - 

This rune works when you use your W. You get free 10 Lethality for Pantheon providing you with that extra burst damage when you are looking for some kills.

Eyeball Collection - 

Here is where it gets interesting. Previously I was taking Triumph and took it mainly for how fed I was getting every game so the main use of it was the free gold it gave you for being fed. You got 25 gold per kill or assist so in low elo or if you are really good on Pantheon then getting really fed or having a lot of kill participation every game should be easy. Assuming you go 10/0 or have 25 kill participation (10/0/15) then that would be 250 to 625 extra gold you could be getting for being fed. But now looking at eyeball collection it usually fully stacks around 20-25 minutes of the game so 18 AD is worth 630 gold already. Not only is it really cost efficient compared to triumph, you get the power in raw AD and much faster in the game.  (Being involved in 25 kills/assists usually is around 25-35 minutes of an average game) Having the 18 AD just adds more power to the champion.



Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
2
14
15
17
18
E
3
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
PLEASE READ, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE GUIDE AND IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS WHEN PLAYING PANTHEON!

MAXING Q:

With the new preseason 7.22 patch, using my rune page that I created gives a higher damage output in the early game along with very good mana sustain from Manaflow Band. Q max against everyone who is not in my E max list under below.

This is generally the most common way I would rank up my skills. First maxing Qpantheonq.png, then Epantheone.png, and Wpantheonw.png last while taking points into your Rpantheonrjump.png when you can. You can also start Wpantheonw.png instead of Qpantheonq.png if you are going to invade the enemy at level 1.
Never start with Epantheone.png at level 1. As the game goes on max Qpantheonq.png first as it is your primary source of uninterruptible damage and it gives you stronger lane dominance with your poke. Epantheone.png max is second because Wpantheonw.png is useless to rank up and finally max W last. Get Rpantheonrjump.png when you can.


OUTDATED TECHNIQUE (Useless as we now start longsword +refil pot which gives us enough AD to last hit under tower in early levels. But I'll still leave this here to know more about the champ)

At level 2 if you are getting pushed into your tower before you are level 3 then you can get Epantheone.png instead of Wpantheonw.png and when the minions are at your tower, last hit the melee minions normally but when the tower starts to hit the ranged minions you will not have enough damage to last hit them. This is why I take E second if this situation arises. Simply Epantheone.png the wave but cancel it after you get one tick of damage in. You can cancel E by moving anywhere around you. Now you can easily last hit the ranged minions. Try it out in a custom game to perfect this technique.



MAXING E:

Maxing E is good against champions who outrange and out poke you. It allows for the all-in burst damage to be greater than what some ranged champions can output against you in a trade situation. I usually E max against champions who I barely can poke because they outrange me or deal more poke damage in return. I also max E against some tanks because their kit allows them to have free shields or healing along with doran's shield to absorb your Q damage and have it useless. 

The champions I max E against are as follows:

Top/Mid Laners:

Annie1.png, Aurelion Sol136.png, Heimerdinger74.png, Karma43.png, Karthus30.png, Kayle10.png, Kennen85.png, Lux99.png, Malzahar90.png, Mordekaiser82.png, Morgana25.png, Orianna61.png, Quinn133.png, Rumble68.png, Teemo17.png, Twisted Fate4.png, Veigar45.png, Xerath101.png, Yasuo157.png, Ziggs115.png, Zilean26.png, Zoe142.png, Zyra143.png.

Tanks:

Cho'gath31.png, Malphite54.png, Nautilus111.png, Ornn516.png, Shen98.png, Sion14.png



Extra:

Your Passive blocks TF4.png's Gold card so always be autoing minions in lane to keep it at a 3 stack or 4 stack. If he uses an auto then pick a card just save your W until he locks in his card and W in when he throws it.

Use Q to bait Nautilus'111.png W shield and wait until it is down then go in with the e max to dmg him.

Use W to cancel Sion14.png's Q and Q + auto to break the shield and using the E max to dmg him.

Use Q to pop Malzahar90.png's Shield and the E max to deal the damage.

Max E against Yasuo157.png because it bypasses his windwall so you will always deal damage to him while in battle. Wait until he dashes into you for a free E to the face. Use your Q to break his shield and attack with E.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

Here is the ultimate Pantheon build you wont find any other build that will get you to top 20 challenger in this current state of the game.



STARTING ITEMS:

Start Long Sword1036.png + Refillable Potion2031.png.
Trinket : 3340.png

With my new rune page you no longer need to start corrupting potion or mana crystal. The mana sustain is incredible with Manaflow Band and Presence Of Mind that we can start Long Sword with no troubles in our mana pool when we spam Q's in lane. This makes Panth's early game now really strong. Anything else to start is weak compared to my setup and this is all you should really take. Also you now get your items 350 gold faster so picking up youmuu's will be much earlier in the game making your power spike much faster as this champion is all about how fast he can pick up his lethality items.


How to build:


Now depending on the enemy team comp you can build 3 different ways.

First Build: Core build vs anything in the game but the 2 situations listed under below.

Your first item should be 3142.png followed up by 3814.png  into 3071.png. Then if the enemy is strong in AD get GA3026.png if they are strong in AP then get hexdrinker3155.png into GA and then finish up hex into maw3156.png. If they are tanky get LDR3036.png or mortal reminder3033.png if they have only one tank or lots of healing after black cleaver and then take one of the items listed above.

(PS. With patch 7.19 increasing the duration of Edge of Night's Spell shield we can now use it with our R again! Just use edge first and wait until its active before you ult somewhere on the map. Make sure you ult right after the active is finished or else it will expire since you only have 2 seconds of it being up after you land. This combo is very good against single hard cc abilities like Veigar Eveigareventhorizon.png, Xerath Exerathmagespear.png, Ahri Eahriseduce.png, Nami Qnamiq.png etc.)


Second Build: Against 2 or more tanks. (Top and Jg are both tanks)

Take 3142.png  into 3071.png and now go 3036.png and last item will be first 3156.png or 3026.png depending on the game situation. I usually get hexdrinker if I need the MR right now then get GA after finally finsihing up the hex into maw for the last item.

Here we go youmuu's first as always for the extra movement speed to catch up to fast targets. Now we go black cleaver for extra tankiness and armor shredding and then get lord dominik's regards for even more health/armor shredding. Final items will be Maw if you are against mostly ap damage or GA if they are mainly ad damage you want to get both eventually. Usually if you are against many tanks they will be mainly magic damage. You can build Tabi's if the enemy adc gets fed if not then get mercs. 


Third Build: Against 3 or more AP champions. (Full AP team comps)

Take 3142.png into 3111.png get 3814.png then 3155.png and top it off with 3071.png. Last items will be to complete your hex into maw 3156.png  and get GA right after 3026.png. Or you could also get GA first before upgrading hex into maw if your team needs a frontline and you need to engage with R and you might also be getting focused alot in team fights. 

If you are worried about their ADC dealing too much damage. Focus him first in team fights and get GA right after black cleaver then go for hexdrinker into maw.

EXTRA:

3147.pngDuskblade is garbage. WIth the removal of health per level seals, taking this item will make you way too squishy and has no use during teamfights against champions with exhaust, hard CC, and tanks. 

Special Build vs Rumble:

1054.png  can start this when versus Rumble. This matchup is really poke heavy from the Rumble and you need all the sustain you can get for the laning phase. For the runes, get Resolve as the secondary tree taking Mirror Shell (+6 MR) and Second Wind for the extra sustain. 

Before you get youmuu's you can pick up an early 2031.png and 1033.png and 1001.png to help you live and survive longer during laning.

If the enemy team is really AP heavy (2 or more heavy AP champions) then get 3111.png after you pick up Youmuu's and get a hexdrinker after you finish up Edge of Night.

If the enemy team is only Rumble top with everyone else being AD, then go 3047.png  either after you finish the Youmuu's or get it after you get Youmuu's and Edge of Night. 

Later on turn the 1033.png into a 3155.png after you finish Youmuu's and Edge of Night then continue to get Black cleaver into GA then complete the hex into a maw.


BOOTS:

Buy 1001.png sometime before you finish your first item and upgrade these after Youmuu's or your 3nd item. 

3047.png - Take these if the enemy team has a lot of AD damage.

3111.png - Take this if the enemy team has a lot of AP damage.

Additional Notes:
You always want to get 3134.png first. It now gives you more damage with the unique passive and gives you armor pen. 

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Akali
    Easy
  • Annie
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium

VS

Akali

Easy

Matchup is easy. Take Feast in this lane instead of fresh blood to heal back the damage she does by her akalimota.png in lane. Trade with her using your pantheonq.png and pre-6 should be a breeze. Once she turns 6 you want to start playing passive unless you have your jungler with you or else she will out damage you. You can ignore this if you know how strong you are and how weak the akali is.

VS

Annie

Easy

This lane is easy. Go standard skill build getting Q, W , E then start maxing E first. once you get 2-3 points into E every all in you do you will win the trade and out damage her. Be sure to only go in if her stun is down. Once she turns 6 you still dont need to worry about it if you have already gotten some kills on her. Get 3814.png, and when in lane and going for the kill, pop this item and wait for the shield to be up, run at her with a 4.png + pantheonw.png or simply get a jungler's help. She cannot do anything to you when you have the spell shield up.

VS

Fiora

Easy

Easy lane. Throw as many Qpantheonq.png as you can. Your passive blocks her Q fioraq.png and if she runs into you then you pantheonw.png her and use pantheone.png. You will out damage her every time. 

To not get caught by her Wfioraw.png DO NOT WALK IN A STRAIGHT LINE. Play like you are juking a skill shot around her while you throw pantheonq.png so she can not hit her fioraw.png or use your pantheone.png at her to bait it out and then Wpantheonw.png her along with more pantheonq.png and auto attacks and this lane is won.

VS

Riven

Medium

This is a skill matchup and also very winnable in any elo under Challenger. I also assume you guys reading this guide to be smurfing and not playing in challenger so you dont have to worry about playing the best rivens in the NA server. In Challenger, because Courage of the Colossus is now a mastery, Pantheon can not win this matchup anymore like he used to. Unless this mastery is removed this champion will not win this matchup in Challenger.


You NEVER want to go in if shes full health.

Push the lane as soon as minions are there. You want to keep early game pressure on the lane and get the early lvl2 power spike.

Level 1:

Throw a pantheonq.png and back off, rinse and repeat. See what she starts. If she started Qriventricleave.png then wait until its off cooldown and keep throwing pantheonq.png. She cant do anything to you unless you mess up at lvl1.

If she starts Erivenfeint.png then wait until its off cooldown and throw another pantheonq.png. If she walks up to last hit then auto her and bait her shield, then throw a pantheonq.png.

Level 2:

Get Wpantheonw.png and still do not go in unless you hit lvl2 first before she does. If that is the case jump her and deal some damage.

Level 3:

Start learning the ranges of Riven's combos. If you dont know them you will probably lose this matchup. Stay behind your minions and keep throwing pantheonq.png. If she shields them then wait abit until its gone and jump her with  pantheonw.png + pantheone.png then back off immediately. Never stay in melee range of her or you will lose.

After 6:

You start to lose this lane once she hits 6 if you have not gotten any early kills on her. But by now you have your Rpantheonrjump.png so push out the lane go recall and run mid or bot lane to get some kills. Always ult farther back then where the enemy looks to be so they run into your ult.


SKILL COMBO Back to Top

Pantheon's main skill combo is really easy.


Qpantheonq.png > Wpantheonw.png > AUTO ATTACK > Epantheone.png > and if the enemy still isn't dead yet one more Qpantheonq.png.

You MUST get that auto attack in after the W. This extra damage is SUPER IMPORTANT and could cost you the kill if you miss it. It could mean the difference of  you securing the kill or not. The enemy could live by not being critical striked by your Qpantheonq.png or the enemy lives with a sliver of health because you missed out on that extra auto attack.

You DO NOT always have to Q before you W. Since they are the same range of 600, you might potentially miss out on a kill if you chose to Q first instead of W stunning if the enemy is running away.

You can also just Epantheone.png the minion wave if the enemy is in range of your Epantheone.png. You do not always have to stun the target to use your Epantheone.png.

ROAMING Back to Top

How to roam 101.


First get level 6.

Try to understand where the enemy jungler is at whatever time it is in your game. An example would be to look if the mid laner is getting his blue, this means the jungler is bot side AKA dont gank bot. This point is crucial. You do not want to ult a super obvious bait and get your entire team killed. The best time to roam is when you have vision of their jungler with the help of your jungle counter jungling or support deep warding. Obviously you want to ult the lane the jungler is farthest away from.

Now push out your lane and look at the map for kills.

If you have good cc on your support and their support isnt janna, then look to kill bot if you know how strong you are. Always keep track of summoners because if the enemy support has exhaust or flash up, you will waste your time going bot with your ult and fall behind in XP / Gold. 

Always take the kills when you roam. If you do not then you will fall behind to your enemy laner. 

You do not always have to gank bot, you can ult other lanes that look to be easy kills or ult into the enemy jungle if there is a fight going on with your jungler trying to counter jungle.

If you are losing your lane, look to roam. Ditch your lane every time your ult is up. Remember to always push it out first before you recall.

If you are DESTROYING your lane, only roam if your team is losing. Otherwise stay in lane and continue the dominance. When you leave the lane you are allowing the enemy to farm XP/Gold and come back into the game if you are gone too long.

Roaming at the right time and place will win you the game. This tactic is also very important to be able to 1v9 every single game. The more you play Pantheon, the better you will be at this tactic. Playing Pantheon also increases your game knowledge by watching the minimap more often.

ABOUT ME Back to Top

Ok this section is to introduce myself to you guys. Hi, I'm Keegun, highest ranked Pantheon80.png player on the Challenger Ladder in NA.


I have been playing this game since Season 2 and every season my peak elo was higher than the previous year.

Season 2 : 1900 Elo Peak
Season 3: D1 0LP
Season 4: Master
Season 5: Challenger
Season 6: Challenger (Peaked at 21 and Ended rank 56 according to Riot)

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/competitive/announcing-2016-challengers

Season 7: Rank 19 and got 3 Challenger Accounts and one Master.

Keegun : Challenger  http://na.op.gg/summoner/userName=Keegun

KeegunS: Challenger   http://na.op.gg/summoner/userName=KeegunS

Nugeek: Challenger https://na.op.gg/summoner/userName=nugeek

BoxeR KFC: Master https://euw.op.gg/summoner/userName=boxer+kfc

Lost my first account details so it is gone forever.

I also play Pantheon in all 5 roles so I dont need to worry about autofill. 

Doublelift and Imaqtpie's Acknowledgment of my Pantheon Support: 

https://clips.twitch.tv/imaqtpie/JollyMooseUnSane

Doublelift video (We lost!) that I was in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g42nXMLUHc

Me in a Nightblue3 video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq0VlnVYFbA
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