Build Guide by Starver
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[Updated! 23/03/2011 - Removed language mistakes; New items
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This build will show you how to kick *** with Gangplank. First we will make a quick look at GP's spells:
- This spell makes GP "half-ranged". It deals massive amounts of physical damage and after killing you gain additional gold. Nice, isn't it?
- Remove Scurvy is a very helpful skill. It heals you with and also removes all debuffs from you.
- Stat Booster. It's important to level it up in a Team Fight Phase. You won't have time to buy an Infinity Edge at this time, so spend some point on it.
- Your ultimate spell. It's quite a big area attack and you have to be lucky to shoot target more than three times. Too random for me.
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There isn't much to talk about here. There is no other option in Offense tree, but - you can always switch 9 points from Utility to Defence by maxing those masteries:
Those are best for dps champion. Exhaust makes you twice better than your opponent, and Ignite boosts your attack, but try using it, when enemy will have around 20% of life. You don't like those? Let's look at others then.
So we start with Meki Pendant, Health Potion, and Mana Potion. Those are standard survival items for Gangplank. Go base after you gather around 1000 gold, so you can get Tear of the Goddess, and Brawler Graves. First one will totally cover your mana needs, and second one will give you decent critical chance. Now you gather gold for Phantom Dancer, which is perfect for this Gangplank build, because you get attack speed ((+55%)), critical chance ((+30%)), and movement speed ((+15%)). Try to return to base when you get 1200 gold to buy Zeal, and Long Sword, so you can later get Manamune
Now it's time to expand your time spend on fight, by buying Vampiric Scepter, which gives you life steal((+12%)). It works not only with your melee attacks, but also with Parrrley, which is just great.
Rise Morale cannot be the only attack damage booster, so it's time to buy B.F. Sword, which gives you lots of it ((+50)).You should now buy another Zeal, and then Phantom Dancer.
You are now fast and you deal plenty of damage from a single critical, but it's not enough. It's time to buy first Infinity Edge. You gain 250% of your AD in critical.
This is approximate item list you will be able to buy in 35 min. 5 vs 5 game, but if you are going to play longer, buy The Bloodthirster and another Infinity Edge.
Playing with Gangplank is really easy. You will use only Parrrley and Remove Scurvy in most cases.
So, you're here, with your lane partner (or without him), and lots of minions. Main thing you do is shooting your enemies with Parrrley, it is your form of auto attack. Watch your mana status, because you may need some mana if enemies would attack you. You'll be able to use Remove Scurvy if it happens. Once you get your ultimate skill, keep an eye on other lanes. When you spot an low hp enemy, direct Cannon Barrage on him. Also if you'll see other teammates having problem with their lane enemies, warn your allies and shoot in the battlefield.
If your lane enemies have more or less the same HP as you, hide with your lane partner into nearest bushes, but you have to be sure, that enemy saw you doing this. Now wait until they will be close and use Cannon Barrage + Exhaust & Ignite on the champion you have chosen. That way at least one of them will be dead.
Try to kill minions with Parrrley, so you will gain additional gold.
Team fight Phase
If none of your teammates is brave enough to initiate fight - you have to do this. Things you need to know is that Remove Scurvy has long cooldown, so make sure your enemy doesn't have stuns. Now you have to come as near to you enemies, and wait until they will all try to kill you. In other case you'll kill only one person. Now activate the ultimate and, if needed, use Remove Scurvy on yoursel. After that simply run. If no one follows you anymore you can rejoin fight, but make sure they won't target you again. That way you can win every team fight.
Gangplank is also a good defender. When Enemies will go close to your tower, use Cannon Barrage. Try to use it as far from turret, as it will still cover all enemies. That way, you'll fast get rid of unfriendly minions, forcing tower to shoot one of their champions. This tactic works even if you are alone, so your teammates can kill baron in meanwhile.
ell, that's all what I can tell you about Gangplank, after playing 200 won matches with him :). I hope this guide will help you burn your enemies nexus to the ground.