“Pantheon is really only a problem in the early lane, start Doran's shield or corruption potion if you aren't comfortable in this matchup, once you get to level 9+ you simply just win 1v1 so hard vs this champion, I like to save my E for when he shields in this matchup if I can so he wastes his shield. You can also try to move behind him when he shields to still get damage off.”
“Be careful about his empowered W as that can hurt quite a bit when he combos in his other abilities. When he uses his E, Q behind him to be able to deal damage to him. You still outscale him so you should be fine if you don't int the lane. Early armor helps a decent bit.”
“Does a ton of burst damge with his q when he has full passive stacks, also can block your autos with his e and has good dive potential with his jungler. Build D sheild and look to farm under your turret and poking him with your q. ”
“By a Tiamat early to prevent him from ult roaming.
Keep an eye on his progress towards an empowered ability. Baiting and dodging an empowered Q from him puts you in a favorable position.
Be very careful not to stun against his shield. This is the main reason this matchup is not in the Tiny spot. You both have outplay potential but it favors Renekton.”
“Pretty easy to beat the reworked Pantheon. You are too tanky for him to kill you. He could win if he goes anti-tank runes/build and is good but otherwise it should be pretty easy and you will quickly outscale. Watch out for the first few levels though. You can also stop his W in midair before he reaches you if you time your Q right. Just try not to die early game and you will outscale him and be way more useful.”
“TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP IN HIS FAVOUR. DON’T FIGHT HIM EARLY. DON’T TAKE TOO MUCH FREE POKE. STEELCAPS ARE GOOD. CONQUEROR IS GOOD. CANCEL HIS STUN WITH YOUR E. WALK AROUND HIS SHIELD BLOCK WITH GHOST. PING WHEN HE IS MISSING.
Pantheon can potentially be a difficult matchup if he is the better player. You want to not eat too many free Qs from him, as that is how he wins the lane, by poking you down and then all inning you. A smart Pantheon will almost never use his Ranged Q. He will just tap it as that gives the same damage but is better in every single way. It might be a good idea to play safe early on, at least until level 3 because you can start properly retaliating against him. D shield along with Second wind are a MUST. You beat him in all ins but properly counterplaying his E and landing your Qs are crucial to doing so. Try to make sure you stay healthy in lane and not take too much damage. In terms of rune choice, Conqeuror and Aftershock both work depending on your playstyle. In terms of items, Steelcaps are a good pick up and are mandatory at times. If thats not enough, pick up a Chain Vest as well. Try to make sure you stack up some health though. Ping like crazy when he is out of lane as he is very good at ganking others due to his ultimate. This will be bad for you too because once he gets fed off of your teammates, he might be able to beat you. A good trick to know is to use your E when he tries to stun you. If you time it right, you will cancel the stun and even if you screw it up, he will be stunned to. If he uses his shield to block damage, just walk around him and start hitting him. This should be easy to do with ghost. If he keeps it, try not to ult when he is using block damage.”
“The Main Reason he was broken beyond reason was his Old Passive which no longer exists. The other reason he's still so high up is because his kit is still Oppressive in lane.
Get Armor in your runes
Play Around his Mana, if he doesn't have enough to All-in you, you can All-in him.
Parry his W, especially if it's empowered.
Ping your team the moment he leaves the lane and keep scaling.”
“Take Conqueror. Try to bait out his Q, then you can look to grab cs. He can block your W with his E and there's not much you can do about it. He beats you really hard in short trades, and usually wins long fights as well for some reason. Use W to block his 2nd empowered Q because you can't use it for damage. Buying early armor helps a ton since he deals no magic damage (ult doesn't count) and typically rushes lethality. After level 6 he will look to roam so if he's missing from lane shove the lane and try to follow with tp. He needs early kills to be useful so try not to die against him, you outscale him. ”
“He outdamages you early game and completely negates you with an e press. Your best bet is to make sure you dont die to him and stalemate the lane. When even, you outscale him at 20minutes.
Theres not much on how to play the lane, he will zone you as soon as minions crash with empowered q, which will out damage your entire q rotation even if you hit it (you wont, its level 1.)
he'll immediately push for lvl 2 and look to all in you with w+q, and level 3 he can completely negate all form of retaliation with e, take no damage in the process, so you cant heal. It depends on the pantheon player but good ones wont let you play the game.
As stated, try to play safe and farm, and out teamfight him mid game. ”
“Stack W when his shield runs out.
Search for a fight when you have R.”