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It seems that, in League of Legends Patch 12.7, Pantheon will be getting some buffs to his abilities. The changes themselves are not nearly as close to those of Rengar who, for all intents and purposes, got a mini rework.
Instead, the changes aimed at Pantheon are mostly geared toward Quality of Life:
- Base Stats: Health Per 5: 9 --> 7.5,
- Comet Spear (Q): Tap Q Length: 550 --> 600Tap Q Width: 150 --> 120,
- Aegis Assault (E): No longer slows Pantheon when moving backward,
- Grand Starfall (R): Now falls 0.25 seconds faster.
With these changes, some small issues Pantheon had, that made using his abilities in certain situations all but impossible, are now gone. The most important of which are the changes to his Aegis Assault and Grand Starfall abilities.
The Aegis Assault ability is Pantheon's only survivability tool, which could be easily circumvented in this meta full of mobility, by simply moving behind him. now, Pantheon will be able to retreat far more safely, should he find himself in a bind.
His ultimate ability, Grand Starfall, up until now has only been used as nothing more than a fancy, and worse, version of the Teleport Summoner Spell. With the increase in falling, there is now a much better chance of hitting his ultimate, rather than just using it to cut off the enemy's path of excape.