Is Pantheon even worth playing, due to late game?

#1ManDrakeIGSPosted 4/2/2013 11:41:16 PM
Every time I play as Pantheon, I end up going something like 5 - 1 early game, come the end of the lane phase thought I drop off and end up being even at like 8 - 8 usually. Any specific reason for this? Most likely my style of play or is Pantheon just surpassed by most used champions late game?
#2flaminglinkPosted 4/2/2013 11:44:10 PM
That's just Pantheon in general. You play him to secure an early advantage and help snowball the more slow rolling characters on your team.
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#3MIG297Posted 4/2/2013 11:45:14 PM
If you've got some champs with strong late games then yeah he's worth it to carry them through mid game.
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#4zeppelin312Posted 4/2/2013 11:45:38 PM
he can still be a tanky body throwing stuns and a bit of damage, but he can't be squishy and gib people like he does early

If I was going to play him mid, I'd rather play talon and assassinate better

If I was going to play him top, I'd rather play a better bruiser, like renek

If I was going to play him jungle, there are a billion better options for ganking/farming

If I was going to support him, I'd rather play gp or jarvan support

dig?

course if you really like playing him, go for it
#5DeadpooL7Posted 4/2/2013 11:46:20 PM
I mean it sounds kind of extreme so some of it is your playstyle (or youre exaggerating) but hes like Shaco. You play him to get your team ahead so they can stomp later in the game.

Plus his ult makes him a good split pusher late game.
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#6XionTeikiatsuPosted 4/2/2013 11:46:27 PM
Peel for your carry. Initiate. Splitpush.

There's tons of useful things you can do for your team in the lategame.
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#7ManDrakeIGS(Topic Creator)Posted 4/2/2013 11:52:02 PM
XionTeikiatsu posted...
Peel for your carry. Initiate. Splitpush.

There's tons of useful things you can do for your team in the lategame.


Thanks for all the responses guys.

But yeah that's what I sort of thought his purpose was, come mid game who I'm in lane with and I have a good 2 levels on our opponents; so I figured he was used for early rolling. I do enjoy playing him as hes the only real champion I've bought, plus I've developed a unique (in my eyes) but half decent build for him. Just gets old getting most downs early game then falling by the wayside to only ult in and mop up enemies.
#8aHappySackaPosted 4/3/2013 12:05:35 AM
I never had that problem with Pantheon, you just need a last whisper and black cleaver to do damage. All other items should be defensive like a randuins which is awesome since everyone tends to focus you since you do so much damage.
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