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Threats to Gangplank with this build
Hello people and welcome. This Guide was made to include as many Gangplank playstyles as I could in one guide. (Except AP)
Skill requirements of each build, from least to most
This is the best and most reliable build. You are effective throughout all parts of the game, and this build-path fixes one major issue Gangplank has, and that is earlygame mana.
PROS: Effective throughout all stages of the game, good teamfighting damage, lane sustain, some poke, high damage, somewhat tanky, high mobility.
CONS: Outclassed by top-tiers (Volibear, Dr. Mundo, Jax, Xin Xiao), low CC, not full-tank, Powder Kegs can be farmed by enemies, no engage.
This build should only be considered if your team have a full-tank jungler and maybe a tanky support. This build is basically a midlane assassin build but with crit. (NOTE: This Build Relies completely on your RUNE PAGE, if this is too expensive avoid this build)
PROS: Absurd damage, reliable one-shots, 2nd ADC, AOE crits, can instantly win a teamfight with Powder Kegs.
CONS: Absurdly squishy, difficult laning phase, COMPLETELY RELIANT ON RUNE PAGE, can get one-shotted, useless without a tank on the team.
The key to Bank-Plank is to sustain yourself while endlessly farming. You will get full build faster than everyone else without sacrificing too much to get there.
PROS: Extreme sustain, very hard to fall behind, fast builds, more money for consumables, 11
CONS: Weak lategame, mana issues earlygame, very little actual combat runes.
Tank-Plank is a mix of on-hit items and tank stats into a support-esq fighter. You have plenty of damage and still be able to tank for your team.
PROS: High burst damage with tank stats, cleanse to remove lockdown, large amounts of disruption, AOE damage with slows.
CONS: Gets outclassed by hyper-tanks, no hard CC, somewhat expensive build, item reliant.