League of Legends: Wild Rift Champion Guide – Pantheon, The Unbreakable Spear
If you’re looking to master a champion that can both tank and dish out a ton of damage, look no further. In League of Legends: Wild Rift, Pantheon is one of those bruiser champions that can meet your expectations and do both for you. Another exciting thing about Pantheon is that he can quickly move around the map with his ultimate ability. Because of this, Pantheon can make cross-map plays or gank effectively at times. Pantheon is usually played in Baron Lane, but players can even Jungle with him depending on the team composition and situation. Let’s take a look at all of Pantheon’s abilities.
Pantheon’s primary damage ability is his ‘Comet Spear’ with which he can throw his spear in the intended direction to deal a burst of damage. His third ability that blocks all the incoming damage from the front is named ‘Aegis Assault,’ and because of this ability, Pantheon can withstand the damage given by the opponents. Additionally, this ability also deals with physical damage to the enemies around the shield. If Pantheon wants to jump to an enemy target, he can do so by using his second ability, ‘Shield Vault.’ With this ability, Pantheon can also stun the enemy target. Pantheon’s play-making ability also comes from his ultimate ‘Grand Starfall’ with which he lands at the chosen location on the map as a comet. Now, let’s take a look at how you should be maxing your abilities with Pantheon in LoL Wild Rift.
- Comet Spear – Level 1/4/6/8
- Shield Vault – Level 3/7/14/15
- Aegis Assault – Level 2/7/10/12
- Grand Starfall – Level 5/9/13
To get the best outcome while playing someone like Pantheon, it is highly recommended that you max his abilities in the given order. However, getting the champion’s hang takes some time as it is not that easy to play. It is one of those champions that require some practice and training or maybe some classic games before you can take him in ranked matches.
Strengths: Pantheon is mobile, can deal damage from a decent range with his first skill, and can also rotate quickly around the map. He can block damage while dealing damage at the same time. If you itemize correctly on Pantheon, you can become quite tanky as well. If you want to one-shot squishy enemy champions, you can also build Lethality on Pantheon.
Weakness: Even though Pantheon’s third ability is excellent for blocking incoming damage, it cannot stop the damage coming from the back. Moreover, Pantheon is only sound in the early and late game as it scales off in the late game. In the late game, Pantheon is easy to kite and can also be killed with ease. His armor and magic resistance stats are not high unless you build a full tank with him. However, this will lower his damage potential significantly.
You need 5500 blue motes or 725 wild cores to purchase Pantheon, the Unbreakable Spear.
Recommended Keystones and Summoner Spells with Pantheon
Summoner Spells: Flash + Ignite are the recommended summoner spells with Pantheon. However, you can replace Ignite with Exhaust as per the situation.
- Conqueror Setup: Conqueror + Hunter – Vampirism + Hunter – Titan + Hunter-Genius/Pathfinder
- Electrocute Setup: Electrocute + Hunter – Vampirism + Hunter – Titan + Hunter-Genius/Pathfinder
Recommended Items with Pantheon
- Black Cleaver
- Youmuu’s Ghostblade
- Ionian Protobelt, Ionian Stasis, or Swift Glory (depending on the matchup)
- Death’s Dance
- Guardian Angel
- Sterak’s Gage or Randuin’s Omen
Strong Against: Pantheon is mighty against squishy marksmen and mages as it can one-shot them. Moreover, Pantheon is also good against other bruiser /tank champions if he makes a small amount of armor and health over Lethality. Since he can block incoming damage from the front, you need to be behind Pantheon to damage him. Note that he can block all sorts of damage from the front with his third skill, which makes him scary.
Weak Against: What makes Pantheon vulnerable is that he is straightforward to kite in the later stages of the game. If you fail to one-shot the enemy marksman in the late game, they can kill you with ease unless you have built tank items like Sterak’s Gage, Randuin’s Omen, or Guardian Angel.
How Good is Pantheon, the Sinister Blade in Wild Rift?
As mentioned earlier, Pantheon can do it all, from dealing damage to blocking damage for himself and his team. He can also tank if items are built correctly, and at the same time, he can even surprise the enemies with his burst damage. All in all, Pantheon is that sort of a champion that cannot be underestimated. Thanks to his ultimate, he can also gank successfully or take out an isolated enemy champion by surprise. All the abilities in his kit make him an ‘A’ tier champion overall.
LoL Wild Rift: Pantheon – FAQ’s
1. Can I build a full tank on Pantheon?
No, it’s not recommended as this will significantly affect his damage potential, and he’ll become more of a sitting duck for the enemy marksman or mage.
2. What are the possible combos with Pantheon?
- Comet Spear > Shield Vault > Auto-Attacks > Aegis Assault
- Grand Starfall > Shield Vault > Aegis Assault > Comet Spear
3. What are the core items on Pantheon?
Black Cleaver, Youmuu’s Ghostblade, Sterak’s Gage, and Guardian Angel.