Gangplank Build Guide by
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This build is specific for 3v3 games, but can be used in 5v5 but you need further items.
Your quest as Gangplank is to deal tones of damage, and still survive if you get focused.
That's why we make this build wich provides you both life, and dmg.
I took crit dmg runes, because it's nice to have Infinity Edge's effect from the begining. You will not score many crit hits on fb, but since you will buy Cloak of Agillityyou will start to do such. As a alternative for crit dmg runes u may consider armor penetrating ones. Seals and glyphs are there to make you mor resistable, and thats the whole idea of this build- be a carry dmg dealer, and not die instatly from a nuker.
21 points in offence is obvious and I think I don't have to explain that. The rest is in defense to make you harder to kill on fb, max bonus dmg gained from impaler, and a bit resistance and armor to compleet bonus from runes.
Go for fb hiding behind doran's shield. It will help you survive if u get focused, and heal you during getting first levels (and ofcours, give precious hp for Impaler). If you'r lucky, or cunning you will get first gold from fb (earned honestly or just by KS from "q", I don't care, just get it, and buy boots.Now finish your build during the game using this sequence, uprgaiding items as shown:
Because of the runes, you dont have to rush for Infinity Edge as your first serious item. You will have nice dmg outpout and crit chance to deal tons of damage without it durig the first 20 min of game, and probably win it by then. If not, buy Infinity and show them who's the boss. You may consider changing bots for Mercury Treads if your oposing team has strong cc. Of boots of swiftness if they have good runners (but mallet shoud be enough to solve that problem).
DO NOT BUY
How to tell if a gankplank is a good or a bad one? Look at his items. If he still plays Berserkes Graves, Phantom Dancer and Avarice Blade, he is a stone age noob, who didn't follow patch changes, and can't adapt into changes.His build may look good on paper, but in real life it will suck; because he will not live long enough to use those cosmic crits. And most of all, pls, never buy those noob Berserker Graves, there are many other nice boot giving you unique things, atack speed you may get from a bunch of other items.
As shwon, 1st max Q, than "E", making stops for ultimate if possible, and one "W" at the start, for remove cc.
I took, Ignite, and Exhaust, because they work at best for this build, and those spells are in the groop wich gets some extras from "Summoners Wrath" in masteries. You may also consider getting Flash.
This is pure damage build, with a good survial. For best effects try to get on top lane, use your brain and don't hesitate to KS from "Q" or "R" if possible, why?:
-Better KS that let enemy flee- sure is better than maybe.
-It's better if u have one player (you) feed (fat like a pig), than all only a little.