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Gangplank Build Guide by toka29

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League of Legends Build Guide Author toka29

Gankplank - The shooting master!

toka29 Last updated on June 16, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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3
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9
Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Introduction



Hi guys, this is my second build on MobaFire my first build on MobaFire is Kog'Maw.
If you like this guide please check out my first guide: Kog'Maw - I spit on every thing! by toka29

Gankplank is a fun champion, early game you are just clicking Q and watch your enemy take **** lots of damage because you Q Parrrley. Late game you will just rape people because of you life steal and you damage.
The good thing is that his ultimate Cannon Barrage is clobal and can easily get assist or even take the kill when a enemy is excaping.

If you have any advice for me feel free to leave a message I will read it and maybe answer you (if it's posetive) nahh just joking i will read it all. If this guide helped you please vote it +1 or -1. If -1 please tell me in a comment what's wrong with my guide and how I can inprove this guide. Also give me +rep


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Story

Story about Gankplank



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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Ability Details

Ability Details


(Passive): Gangplank's basic attacks apply a poison debuff for 3 seconds that can stack up to 3 times. Each stack deals (3 + level) magic damage per second and slows the target by 7%.


(Q): (Active): [[Gangplank[[ takes aim and shoots an enemy with his pistol, dealing damage. If it kills it, he gains extra Gold. This ability can critically strike and applies on-hit effects.

  • Cost: 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 mana
  • Physical Damage: 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 (+1.0 per attack damage)
  • Extra Gold: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Parrrley is your main harrashment and your damage. This ability is so good because of the crit Parrrley can make and that's why I'm buying so many crit items. Gangplank's Parrrley can also give him some extra gold, when he kills a minion/champion he gains 8 gold exstra ( Parrrley level 5).


(W): (Active): Gangplank consumes a large quantity of citrus fruit, which removes all crowd control effects on him and heals him.
  • Cooldown: 22 / 21 / 20 / 19 / 18 seconds
  • Heal: 80 / 150 / 220 / 290 / 360 (+1.0 per ability power)
Remove Scurvy is an awesome ability because it removes all de-buff on you such as, stuns, Exhaust and slows etc..It also heal quite a lot and the bad thing is it cost okay much mana so dont spam it.


(E): (Passive): Gangplank's Attack Damage and Movement Speed are increased.

(Active): Gangplank fires into the air, disabling his passive boost but inspiring himself to gain Attack Damage and Movement Speed, with nearby allied champions receiving half that amount, for 6 seconds.
  • Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 mana
  • Passive Attack Damage Bonus: 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16
  • Passive Movement Speed Bonus: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7%
  • Active Attack Damage Bonus: 12 / 19 / 26 / 33 / 40
  • Active Movement Speed Bonus: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%
Raise Morale is an ability which is usefull in team fights and also 1v1 because it gives Gangplank increase movement speed so he can catch up/chase people down and it also gives him increases attack damage and attack speed and allies gives half amount of the attack speed/damage.


(R): (Active): Gangplank signals his ship to fire upon target area for 7 seconds. Each cannonball deals damage. Enemies caught in the area of this ability are slowed for 1.25 seconds, duration refreshing if one stays in the area.
  • Magic Damage: 65 / 110 / 155 (+0.2 per ability power)
  • Cooldown: 120 / 115 / 110
  • Slow: 25%
  • Range: Global
  • Area of Effect: 575 (estimate)
  • Cannonball Area of Effect: 275
  • Cannonballs: 25
Cannon Barrage is a global ultimate and it's also AoE, AoE means it can hit many people in the same time. The ultimate doesn't do much damage but it's good to get assist. You can of course get the kill.


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Skill Sequence

Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I max out my Q Parrrley because it's your main damage and its a super effective harrash because it can deal so crazy damage early, mid and late and the good thing is that it can crit.
Then I max out my W Remove Scurvy because it's a ability that can heal you and remove all de-buffs.
Then I max ultimate Cannon Barrage and then my E Raise Morale


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Runes

Runes


Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Critical Damage
9

Greater Glyph of Critical Damage
9

Greater Quintessence of Health
3


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Masteries

Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
3/1
1/
1/5
3/1
2/1
3/5


I take 29 in offense and 0 in defense and 9 in utility. I'm focused on dealing damage rather than thinking of something else like my mana, if i want mana i just take blue buff and then it's finished. I also got the item Manamune which gives me some mana regenaration.


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Strategy

Skill Usage





Build Usage


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Counter

Countering Gangplank

  • Laning against Gangplank can be a bit frustrating. Parrrley has a fairly short cooldown and deals a lot of damage at early if it crits. Starting with Cloth Armor and 5 Health Potion's will give you a lot of sustain and damage reduction to deal with this.
  • Gangplank's Remove Scurvy is very annoying to the casters that rely on crowd control to utilize their full combo. Save your hard crowd control until after he uses Remove Scurvy.
  • Although his early harassment is strong, Gangplank is fairly squishy in laning phase. Putting an aggressive pressure on his lane will weaken his strong mid/late game.
  • Cannon Barrage has a huge AoE and global range. Quickly avoid the AoE if he uses it when you are escaping. Be aware of its potential to appear at any time/location.
  • Countering Gangplank requires starving him of his farm, get an early advantage by pushing him out of the lane, and forcing him to play with more risk than he would usually like. Teams should also consider prioritizing him as a target for ganks and in team fights depending on his build and his allies.


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Summary

Summary


Now it's the end of this build and i would like to say thank you for thoses who read this guide and found it usefull and for those who voted.


Gangplank is a very fun champion to play because you are just wtaching your enemy losing so much HP by your Q Parrrley and i think it's fun to see the crit damage. Overall Gangplank is a easy champion to play and can easily get another champion low or get assist.


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Change log

Change Log


16-06-2012: The guide is released.