Gangplank Build Guide by MergianosLOL

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League of Legends Build Guide Author MergianosLOL

Gangplank,Lost you health bar matey?

MergianosLOL Last updated on December 11, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 27

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 3

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Gangplank will be gettin' better!

As I read Riot with the upcoming patch will change GP's animations and model and they will change a bit the gameplay and of course Pro's hate it when the game becomes more familiar to newbies. Good very good!

GP says:"Pffffff...."

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Guide's History

Hi! My name's MergianosLoL you can add me in LoL. I started this GP guide to show people how to/not to play the Pirate!But note this: Of course you will disagree with my guide in different parts,items and runes.You can build your own GP you know I'm here to make sure you do not fail in the process. If you are new to LoL you can view the terminology of it. This guide will show you how to lane/farm/kill and own others.
Videos not mine! Authors take the credit!
Preseason Week 10(22/11):Started the journey-GP says:"Onward!"
Preseason Week 10(26/11)WWE '12 is out now!Added a section and saw the hate vote. Thank you nerd! GP says:"Of to my PS3/Xbox360 for some smackin'"
Season 2 Week 1(29/11):Added the consumables section on the items section.GP says:"Needed a little fix."

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You will absolutely need:

-A pirate's hat
-Lane skills
-Last hit minions skills
-Landing correctly your utli
-And lots of booty and humor!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of...*Falls down* RUM!

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Gangplank,the saltwater scrouge YAAAAAAAAR!!!!

Gangplank was born the son of the dread pirate captain Vincent the Shadow - one of the most wealthy and feared pirates in all of Blue Flame Island. One might think this would have spoiled the boy with a cushioned life of privilege, but the truth is quite the opposite. Growing up in the city of Bilgewater isn't easy; pirates are not known for their compassion, and that most certainly extends to their families. Vincent wanted his son to grow up tough and strong, so he was extremely hard on the young Gangplank. Even as a child, Gangplank was as mean as a snake and is said to have slept with his eyes open. As he grew, the young man rapidly became the most ruthless and feared pirate in all of Bilgewater, and his daddy was never more proud than on the day of his son's eighteenth birthday - when Gangplank stabbed his old man in the back and claimed the famed pirate ship, the Dead Pool, for his own.

The continent of Valoran, however, is a dangerous place for pirates; Gangplank could read the writing on the wall. The den of pirates known as Bilgewater would soon be pulled down by the undertow of Valoranian politics and the Institute of War. It was time for Bilgewater to have their own champion to represent them in the League of Legends, and who better than the fiercest pirate of them all? It is said that Gangplank has enough power and favor to claim the title of the Pirate King back home, but that he is simply biding his time and building his reputation as a champion before he returns to a life of piracy.

Yo ho, blow the man down. Or at least shoot him when his back is turned and steal all his booty.

GP says:"That's *hik* my life. Hohohoho"

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What GP is/isn't!

GP IS squishy but needs no armor items.
Carries are on of the best champions in LoL the can carry their team, if played right, to victory. Using a precious item slot to buy armor just makes them bad. You can buy them runes instead. If you have troubles buy a temporary cahin vest and then sell it!
GP says:"We carries are amongst the best! Build good and right not bad and wrong!"
Yes he is a little but if he is ganged and left alone he is an easy target. You can deny him level up by pushing him to his turret. He is OP only if you let him farm and kill you. Then Spray and Prayspray and pray matey!
GP says:"True! I'm da best farmer and ice cold killa but of you deny me then I'm done"
GP IS number 1 critical man.
His can crit so he can crit ove 1000 late game. And yes he can one hit kill anyone.Hahahahahahahahaha!
GP says:"Well blow me down!"
GP IS a pirate
GP says:"Yessss, matey!"
GP is NOT a tank
Well I saw a dude buying him armor and health. I owned everytime he came to kill me. So play the pirate as an AD carry!!!
GP says:"Me?A tank?Huehuehuehue!Never!"

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Pros-Cons....GP says:

-Mama mia that critical!
-Global ulti
-Can help even from his base
-Parrrrrley makes him da farmer!
GP says:"I'm a mighty pirate!!!!!"

Cons(at the risk of being blown down!)
-Squishy as all the carries
-No escape abilities
-He tends to be focused in ganks
-Parrrrrrrley got nerfed!
GP says:"Darn that Jungler. He ain't leavin' me alone! Yaaar!"

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The Pirates stats early,mid,late game!(No items)

Level 1(early)
Health: 576
HP per 1: 1
HP per 5: 5
Mana: 276
Mana per 1: 0.9
Mana per 5: 4.5
Attack speed:0.650
Armor Pen:25/10%
Magic Res:31
Magic Pen:0/10%

Level 6(early-mid)
Health: 981
HP per 1: 1.75
HP per 5: 8.75
Mana: 450
Mana per 1: 1.4
Mana per 5: 7
Attack speed:0.740
Armor Pen:25/10%
Magic Res:38
Magic Pen:0/10%

Level 11(mid)
Health: 1386
HP per 1: 2.5
HP per 5: 12.5
Mana: 645
Mana per 1: 1.9
Mana per 5: 9.5
Attack speed:0.830
Armor Pen:25/10%
Magic Res:44
Magic Pen:0/10%

Level 18(Late)
Health: 1983
HP per 1: 3.55
HP per 5: 17.55
Mana: 919
Mana per 1: 2.6
Mana per 5: 13
Attack speed:0.955
Armor Pen:25/10%
Magic Res:53
Magic Pen:0/10%

The pirate at level 1 is the most targeted and most squishy cahmpion of the game. Carefull try to farm and get a kill or two. At level 6 he is balanced and feared by some opponents, he has his ulti and can help anyone. At level 11 he can destroy any squishu enemy. Tanks will be a pain in the *** so be carefull with those dudes. At level 18 he carries his team and the game. He determines the victory over the enemy he can control all lanes and save any ally that has trouble.
GP says:"Not the best and not the worst. Or...*faints*"

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Masteries for the win!

With the new patch masteries are bigger, badder, better!You can now edit anything.

As you know and heard GP has the highest critical in League of Legends.
So I choose to raise his critical chance, attack speed and reduce his cooldowns. Also the new ulti mastery is awesome so one point goes there. Also I got improved flash/exhaust. Also Armor pen and magic pen with the runes you got help you to do over 1000 critical damage.

GP says:"Yo ho, blow the man down. Or at least shoot him when his back is turned and steal all his booty."

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9x Greater Mark of Desolation
3x Greater Quintessence of Desolation

I chose to buy armor penetration runes to stack with to crit hard early game. And I chose the critical damage runes because you will see for your self. You can alter them in any way and if you aren't at tier 3 yet but the same of tier 2 or 1.

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Spells it is! AHOY!

Ghost: You are a squishy pirate with not so many escape abilities you will need your *** to be on fire to run with ghost early game!Hueueueue.
-Exhaust: This can help you escape on get a kill or gang. Its your call matey!
Ignite: If you feel like you don't need ghost or exhaust take this! Ignite is ideal for a kill when an enemy runs for his turret and has below two blocks of HP. He will die after 5 seconds. But you will lose a 10% chance of escaping so its your call.

GP says:"Hmmm i will take a ghost and an exhaust to kill dat man who's running like a girl.Harharhar!"