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League of Legends Build Guide Author DaSzab

Gangplank: You Are A Pirate!

DaSzab Last updated on January 10, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
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Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
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Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Chapter 1

Now that "You Are A Pirate" is stuck in your head, let's talk about Gangplank.

The basic strategy is to stack critical strike chance and critical strike damage, since both your auto-attacks and your main nuke, Parrrley, benefit from them. Once you have lots of crit items, you can start adding attack damage and a touch of lifesteal. In the beginning of the game, conserve your mana by only using Parrrley on enemy champions. Later, once you have more mana available, you can start using it on minions to generate extra gold. You're going to need every piece of eight you can get your hands on, as Gangplank's ideal items are quite expensive. If you need to use Raise Morale, use it on either caster minions or minions with low health. Or both, if the situation arises.

Gangplank was the very first champion I ever played, and even though I was lousy at the game back then (weren't we all?), I had decided to try playing him again, this time with knowledge and experience under my belt. I was not disappointed. If anyone can pull me away from playing Jax for any amount of time, it's Gangplank. Also, like Jax, Gangplank is easy to learn, but difficult to master, but the payoff is worth it. When I was starting out, I was quick to dismiss Gangplank as a novelty champion, unusable for serious play. I will not make that mistake again.

As always, I'm open to comments, feedback, constructive criticism, etc. My summoner name is Dan Highland, and when I'm not using Vandal Jax, you'll most likely see me using Gangplank. See you on the Fields of Justice!