Riot Games, the developer and publisher of League of Legends, has just released details about its newest champion, Pantheon the Artisan of War.
This stone-faced warrior is a paragon of his people, his very existence an anthem of exultation to the art of combat. He cares not who he fights, cares nothing for the pageantry or prestige of a League champion, but lives only for the austere glory of battle. As long as Pantheon breathes, he thirsts for another foe to vanquish.
Pantheon, the Artisan of War
Champion Type: Fighter
Far above the clouds on Mount Gargantuan resides a stalwart tribe of people known as the Stanpar who still revere combat and war as penultimate art forms. They remember the Runewars of Runeterra and know that the League of Legends can only repress the rising tides of violence for so long. Each member of the tribe is bred to be a disciplined and vicious warrior, preferring to battle soldiers of either the Noxian or Demacian armies only when outnumbered at least ten to one. Stanpar warriors are trained not only to be as lethal with their bare hands as the most capable martial artists, but also to fiercely wield the many relic-weapons of the tribe. Such treasures have been handed down from generation to generation, and have harnessed the mystical nature of Runeterra in their very cores. These relic-weapons are among the most dangerous in existence – and it comes as no surprise that they have found their way to the League of Legends in the hands of Pantheon. This stone-faced warrior is a paragon of his people, his very existence an anthem of exultation to the art of combat. Pantheon found it insulting that the people of Valoran would install an organization to replace war, complete with so-called champions, without including the Stanpar. Gathering the blessings of his tribe and armed with the relics of his ancestors, he has descended on the League to show the world a true warrior. He cares not who he fights, cares nothing for the pageantry or prestige of a League champion, but lives only for the austere glory of battle. As long as Pantheon breathes, he thirsts for another foe to vanquish.
Spear Shot: Pantheon hurls his spear at an opponent.
Aegis of Zeonia: Pantheon leaps at an enemy and bashes them with his shield, stunning them in the process. After finishing the attack, Pantheon readies himself to block the next attack.
Heartseeker Strike: Pantheon unleashes 6 swift strikes to the area in front of him. Pantheon also becomes more aware of his enemy's vital spots, allowing him to always critical strike enemies below 20% health.
Grand Skyfall: Pantheon composes himself, and then leaps into the air to a target location, striking all enemy units in an area. This damage is split amongst enemy champions caught in the strike. Enemy champions caught alone take the full force of this blow.
Certain Death (passive): Pantheon gains 100% critical strike chance on targets below 20% health.
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