Gangplank Build Guide by Drumsloot
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If you're like me, you like playing Gangplank in ARAM.
If you're a bit more like me, you like getting to the point.
Let's get started.
This guide focuses on dropping your opponents hard by applying massive AOE damage on Parrrley.
In other words, press Q to win.
MURAMANA: Essential. Take Tear of the Goddess first and get stacking it. Rush a Manamune early; the earlier you buy it, the better chance you'll get at finishing it into a Muramana for silly on-hit damage on your Q.
COOLDOWN BOOTS: You need these for the extra bit of CDR you'll need to keep pumping out the Parrrleys whenever they're available. No other boots will be as useful as these, except Merc Treads, but take those situationally.
INFINITY EDGE: I don't even think I need to explain why for this one.
RAVENOUS HYDRA: A beast of an item that is severely underrated on GP. Let me explain why.
AOE Lifesteal; press Q and proc hundreds of hp in healing by level 18.
Active: Much more useful than you'd think. It only has a 10 second cooldown, so spam it in teamfights with your Ulti going, and you're going to be dropping insane AOE damage.
Damage: Comes with a juicy +75 AD to help your Parrrleys do even more damage.
Synergy: Perhaps the most important reason; it synergises with the items in this kit. Read on.
ICEBORN GAUNTLET: Another nice "on-hit" item that procs when your Q lands. Do AOE damage in a radius around your target and slows, which works nicely with your Ravenous Hydra and your Ultimate.
STATIKK SHIV: Another item that's quite overlooked on GP. Take the Avarice Blade somewhat early in the game if you're falling behind on money. If you kill a minion with a level 5 Parrrley and an Avarice Blade in your pocket, you'll be racking up the $$$$$$ in no time. Additionally, this item is yet another AOE On-Hit item, which syngerises perfectly with Iceborn Gauntlet and Ravenous Hydra.
That's all you need to know about the items.
Don't be an idiot. You're going to be squishy as hell, so stand back, and throw in your Q whenever you can. That's what the CDR is there for.
You're all about Parrrley, so seriously, stand back and keep shooting.
Use E and W to get away from those in pursuit, Ult if necessary to slow them, but you should be able to kite with Iceborn Gauntlet on your Q.
When an enemy champion is about to die, press E. Automatic Assist.
Focus on towers. You'll have enough AD to take them down, especially when you're full build.
Don't try to take anyone down on your own. Kite them, fight them at a distance. Keep melee champs off you, and ask for help against mages, because unfortunately, champs like Orianna and Veigar will still turn you to mush.
That's it. Enjoy the build.