Gangplank Build Guide by Emoskittles
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Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Here are recent changes to Gangplank and how it affects this build
• gold bonus reduced to 4/5/6/7/8 from 4/6/8/10/12
•Active attack damage bonus reduced to 14/22/30/38/46 from 20/28/36/44/52
•Active movement speed bonus reduced to 10/14/18/22/26% from 14/18/22/26/30%
Comments: The Raise morale nerf is pathetic and only people who qq about minor number tweaks will be affected.
The Parrrley nerf hits us quite hard, however it really targets mid/late game; when you will be one shot auto attacking minions anyways. Keep curbstomping noobs! ^-^
•max stacks reduced to 4 from 5.
Comments: lol... not a big deal, if you need the 5th stack to kill someone you're doing it WRONG!.
This build is strictly for stomping faces in normal solo and arranged games. In high ELO this build WILL NOT WORK, this is because people will focus you and prevent you from getting fed/farm.
IF YOU'RE THE TYPE OF PLAYER WHO TAKE TANKY DPS CHAMPS AND RUN INTO A GROUP OF PEOPLE THEN THIS BUILD WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU.
Last hit last hit last hit!
Guide is not in depth because glasscannon GP needs no words. kthx.
How to play Glasscannon GP
MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE GUIDE
I plan on getting gameplay footage sometime soon to show nubs how to play glasscannon right.
*NOTE* FOR BEST RESULTS LANE WITH A FRIEND, DON'T EVER TRUST RANDOM NOOBS. Also, if you're friend happens to be Blitzcrank then it's even better! *NOTE*
Early Game + First Blood
Grab your Gloves and Potions and head to bot lane. Stand at the far edge of the first brush.ABOVE PICTURE ASSUMES YOU'RE ON THE PURPLE TEAM.
Coordinate with your lane partner, make sure they know you are pro and can get first and second blood kthx. As the first enemy comes in hit him with one Parrrley, and begin fighting as you normally would, once your enemy gains this false hope that they might have a chance of winning you give it to em hard with another Q. As you finish off, your lane partner should be attacking the other person and CC with Exhaust/Stuns/Slows/Snares or anything else of the sort. After that, proceed to attack the last person and use your Q also.
There are 3 things you MUST know in order for this to work.
1. Your partner MUST have cc, if they don't then you're laning with the wrong person and will only end up only getting semi fed. gg nub team scrubs low elo gg.
2. You can get first blood no doubt but to get the second person, your Parrrley MUST crit. If it doesn't then make him low so he has to B and miss first two minion waves gg low elo scrub.
3. You won't score double if they're Soraka + Maplh so don't even try gtfo.
Upon first trip back, purchase Avarice Blade and Boots of Speed (Lucidity if you can afford) and a
ward for pesky junglers and what not, or as I like to call it. A reward for owning so much noobs lulul.
Don't worry about ganking other lanes, cause you're already getting fed at bot.
Last hit with Q and keep enemies at 50-75% hp. Anytime you're ignite is up, have your lane partner CC, you hit your R>E>Q>Q>Q>Q>Q>E>Q>Q>Q>Q.
Keep an eye out on other lanes that need your ult, even if it's not a kill you still get gold and gold = more items = more kills = more items = more kills = more items = more kills.
After you take down bot turret, roam and stay with the person on your team with the most heavy CC, as said previously preferably Blitzcrank or Alistar. Get fed moar kk gg.
This is the last phase (If they haven't surrendered yet lulul) to your immortal ownageness.
At this point you can Parrrley>Morale>Autoattack any squishy before they can even react.
If you're caught in a 1v1, you have the lifesteal you desperately and eat oranges out of single target CC's. Keep juking until your Q is up, hit them with a couple auto attacks. Rinse & Repeat.
Final but important things to remember
You can be bursted down by ANY AP carry and ANY AD carry. So don't let that happen, stay away and poke with Q. NEVER FIGHT SOMEONE HEAD ON WITH FULL HP, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE A RANGE OR CC ADVANTAGE. You may think it's easier said then done, but it really isn't just look at the scores below.
If an AD champion (Vayne, Yi, Xin etc.) attacks you first, Fight back, you will NEVER make it because of they're slows from Tri force or frozen mallet. You will always win. If you don't then close this guide and never play Gangplank ever again because you're just bad.
Pros / Cons
Here's the thing, with this build you ignore the need for survivability.
You MUST hard carry, leave the tanking to someone else. If you want to build tanky with the infamous Warmogs + Atmas then look for a tanky build and get pwn less. k whatevs.
Why all the elixirs?
Because dammit, if you're playing it right and they haven't surrendered. You will be f**king loaded with $$$ and can buy whatever it is that you please.
Why not build tanky when Warmogs + Atmas will still give you good damage?
That's because building tanky for Gangplank is for baddies who think they won't be downed as easily. That is wrong, because tanky GPs build tanky late game, and late game any AD Carry on the opposing team can easily down you before you can do **** about it so if you're dead you're dead. I don't want decent damage, I want an AMAZING 95% or higher crit percentage.
TL;DR Building glasscannon in normal/lower elo ranked doesn't mean you will die more. Refer to screen shots nub.