Gangplank Build Guide by divX

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League of Legends Build Guide Author divX

GangPlank the way you should do it CRITIC/TANKY

divX Last updated on July 30, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

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

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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History of GangPlank

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."

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Pros / Cons

Very Good Farmer
Can easyly get first bloods
A free stackable slow and DoT that can slow up to28%
His Ultimate can be use for scare enemys when trying to destroy torrets, or minions, and to help you/your team to escape from a gank

On early game is very Squishy(when you buy Warmog´s Amor on mid game then everything will change)

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Skill Sequence

This your main damage spell and what makes Gangplank an "OP" harraser. This has an very low CD, also gives (at rank 5) 12 more gold every time you kill an enemy unit with it! This will be the first spell you max out.

This is like many people say a "Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card". We max in third or in second(if your enemys are playing to hard or you are solo) as it provides a very nice heal for only 65 mana. Remove Scurvy will let you get out, from WW ulti , ashe ulti , malzahar ulti.. and every slows to you... so is veery good to run when they try to gank you.

I max this almost in second , because this gives you AD , and movemente speed, for a short duration, its verry good to push lanes, and towers, besides this ability is give to all nerby allies

This ulti is very good since you can assist your team no matter where they are, you can get ***is, or make easy kills when they go low health on towers, this can help your team when that minion waves apears on torrets, or even when none of you allies is on torret and enemys are trying to destroy it and you can "scare" them with it

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Why i choose critical chance on mark, seals,glyph are you asking right? well , since on this build you will only buy one phatom dancer, with this runes you can have 100% critical chance when you buy atmas impaler, and for the bigining withyou will have 25% critical chance and it will be easy for the firts bloods , and you can easly get some good kill early game, i can talk for experience on ranked game i made triple kill on my lane :) , and easly you get one kill without a good partner if the enemy dont have time to evade

I use this quintessence because, it makes your crits do a nice bit more damage, and it can help through out the game, i usually take 280, and its pretty good if you are facing low health champs , like ashe , ryze, annie , lux...

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Starting Items
I start with this , so you will have 25% critical chance on bigining witch is good for the first blood, i buy 2 health potion so you can stay on your lane until you have money for avarince blade and boots of speed, and since you have scuvy and clarity you can use both

First time baseI only go base when i have money for this two items, but almost of the times i get only Avarice Blade since on 95% of the games i make first blood without minions have spawn so i get it first then on "second time " go for boots

Then i go forwhen i have money ,the next item its your choice, to choose what your team need, and follow the first or the second build, if you are playing against a team with one tank or two , or two offtanks, or you have a bad/week team then i suggest you to play more safe and follow first build and pick, and then build, starting with, try to jungle as much as you can so you can get this fast , then go forstart with you need most ARMOR or MAGIC RESIST, when you finish this , you are now very strong , you can go face to face any enemy because you got 3200 health, got 200 AD, and havefor more AD, if you die you have guardian angel and can finish the job, then go for a, and then you choose what you whant, oror finish first, i usually go for atmas if i have the money but if dont i finish first panthom dancer, since for me make more sense buying first Atmas to have more armor and more AD, since you have Raise Moral to give you more atack speed


If you have a good team , good tank , and only need damage , insted of going first forgo for, this will get you more time on battle and can easly recover life on jungle, then buy, and then go for, and finish, finish,buyand

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Summoner Spells

Summoner Spells I Would Recommend You Using

I always pick this, its very good to do last hit on enemys that go behind torrets low health and then you can go away from it fast, its good also when chassing enemys that use it too on the walls, or you to get away from a gank! so pick it


This spell many of you will say , WTF?!? clarity on a AD melee carry why dont you get blue buff? GangPlank its a good jungler and you can easly get blue buff for sure, but if you whant to play very agressive on early game, and get as much gold as you can with parrrley go with clarity !, on mid game it will be useless but for you too make some kills on bigining and to get as much gold as you can with parrrley its the best !

If you dont whant clarity then i suggest, so you dont need to dive so often towers ! and ignite do the job !

Other sppels are useless on GP , since you are faster enough you dont need exaust, only smite can be a choice , but since this is not a jungle guide forgerit

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So i hope you like this build , sorry for some bad words, but im not english , and i hope you enjoy it , i have build it many ways and this is for me the best indestructible GangPlank you will ever seen , like i said , with more then 3200HP you can got 1vs1 with every enemy, just use parrrley to do half life damage then go for melee atacks ,if you get stuned , supresse just remember to use SCUVY