Gangplank Build Guide by Majamorra
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Hey There, My name is Majamorra, I've been playing LoL since the last december, maybe you think that is not sufficent time for make a guide but i wanna share
my experiencie with you.
It's a Feedback Overhere, with this guide I'll show you how my Gangplank works:
[*] His Grog Soaked Blade is one of the most efficient passives in the game, is like a Phage and adds a poison that stacks like Twitch's basic attacks.
[*] He can farm easily with His Parrrley + Wriggle's Lantern
[*] His Remove Scurvy is irritating to CC champs like Taric, this will make you
a monster in the lane.
[*] His Raise Morale is a Mini Sivir Ultimate and helps you to scape, dive towers, chase champs, etc.
[*] His Cannon Barrage probably is the best Ultimate in the game, Slows, AoE and the best think is that it's GLOBAL!
1. Pros / Con
+ Can execute Carries with not problem
+ His passive Slows you
+ Can Farm ALOT!
+ One of the best Solo top.
+ Has his own Cleanse
- Squishy champ
- Usually choosed as target in teamfigth
- Item Dependent
- Hard Early game
|Offensive tree||SPACE||Well to choose the offensive masteries took me alot of times, thiking combinations and Situational stuffs, but i decided for this combination:
In order to complete Survavility i choosed the defensive tree for solo lanes:
Greater Mark of Lethality
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Health
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
MARKSGreater Mark of Desolation: +8.30 Armor Pen is so GREAT for early game.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage: +3.80 AD Always is good, isn´t?
SEALSGreater Seal of Armor: +12.69 Armor is good for take less damage.
Greater Mark of Strength: +3.80 AD Always is good, isn´t?
GLYPHSGreater Glyph of Magic Resist: +13.41 Magic Resist + Mercury's Treads will stop Skillshots Champs like Ezreal and Nunu
Greater Mark of Strength: +3.80 AD Always is good, isn´t?asdasdasdasdasdas
3. Summoner Spells
|SPACE||I Think.. THE BEST SUMMONER'S SPELL IN-GAME, Why Flash? Just Because is a Offensive/defensive spell. Helps you to scape from ganks, to Catch champions. In group with your Raise Morale will be make you an ungankable champion, this is a MUST, don't ask why, just pick Flash in-game you'll know what i picked this spell.||SPACE|
|SPACE||This is a MUST too, Why? Gangplank usually do solo top and the enemy champion kills you, you want to be on lane faster as posible. This helps you to reach dragon and baron in a easy mode.||SPACE|
|SPACE||Just awesome when you are fighting vs AD carries, Slows them and reduces they AD.
Just awesome, i take this spell when i do Solo Qeue.
|SPACE||Ideal for execute an enemy champ, change te way of battle totally to your favor, plus reduces healing spells and has a decent range. Another Viable option in Solo Qeue.||SPACE|
|SPACE||It's a nice spell to scape ranged champs, it works for ganks too. It's good but you already have a Phantom Dancer + Raise Morale||SPACE|
|SPACE||Well i take this spell to bait enemy champs, is not a bad spell but you want to do more damage, not heal your teammates. However you can chose it.||SPACE|
|SPACE||You are not a Support, i think that is imposible that you spam alot your Parrrley so just don't pick this spell.||SPACE|
|SPACE||Let this spell for supports like Sona or Janna, trust me don't pick this spell you don't need it.||SPACE|
|SPACE||You already have your oranges, when Malzahar ults you just push W and thats it, you don't need this Spell, just eat O-R-A-N-G-E-S.||SPACE|
|SPACE||It works when you are jungling, but this guide is about laner Gangplank , in the future i will make a chapter about jungling. In THAT i will be put this spell, not now.||SPACE|
4. Ability Explanation
This passive is just awesome, it's Phage mixed with poisons, it's just awesome.
It will help your to finish champions that have low health. The best think is that Parrrley works with this passive, so imagine Frozen Mallet or Trinity Force + Auto-Attack + Parrrley + Exhaust, Crazy, ritgh?.
Grog Soaked Blade is a passive ability that grants Gangplank's autoattacks an on-hit effect that slows and deals damage over time. This effect can stack up to 3 times:
- Grog Soaked Blade's application does not pop spell shields.
- Grog Soaked Blade's damage over time damages Black Shield and the slow is negated.
YAAAAAAAAAAAR! I'm mighty pirate, this is just awesome my friends Has a low CD, Applies on hit effects like life steal, Slows, Critical Strikes,etc.. When you get Phage + Phantom Dancer you are a totally monster. Plus give extra gold when deals a killing blow; When you get your Wriggle's Lantern no minions will survive.
Parrrley is a targeted ability that damages a target and applies on-hit effects. This ability is capable of a critical strike and will grant bonus gold if it kills the target:
- Parrrley procs on-hit effects.
- Parrrley pops spell shield.
- Parrrley will not damage Black Shield.
- Parrrley does not proc spell vamp and Rylai's Crystal Scepter slow similarly with all spells and abilities that proc on-hit effects.
- Parrrley will proc and apply effects from items like Sheen.
- Parrrley is affected by items like Thornmail, Warden's Mail and Ninja Tabi.
- Parrrley is considered an autoattack for the purposes of Tiamat, dealing 50% splash damage.
- Parrrley will be blocked by Aegis Protection, dodged by Counter Strike, and parried by Riposte.
Don't ask why this is so awesome, is like our own Cleanse + Heals us, this abilitie will make cry CC champions, is not a priority, is just situational. I have to say that i love this Skill:
- Remove Scurvy will remove almost any type of crowd control.
- Remove Scurvy is one of the few abilities that can remove suppression.
- Remove Scurvy does not remove Ignite, Exhaust, Urgot's Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser's suppression or any knock backs or knock ups.
(Active): Gangplank fires into the air, disabling his passive boost but inspiring himself to gain additional attack damage and movement speed, with nearby allied champions receiving half that amount, for 7 seconds."
Heeeeeeeeeey dude, Have you ever play Sivir? No? Well... when this abilitie is activated is like mini Sivir's ulti, plus gives you AD Damage, Duh? More reasons to make it a priority? Helps you to Figths 1 vs 1, dive towers, team figths.
- Raise Morale's passive bonuses are lost for the duration of the active buff. It is not removed for the duration of the ability's cooldown.
This is the BEST ultimate in-game, you can kill Lux in mid without leave your lane, you can help in ganks, in team figth, stop a tower diving, and alot of things more. Look his range:
- Cost: 100 mana
- Range: Global
- Radius of Target AoE: 575
- Radius of Cannonball AoE: 275
Did you see that? Is just a Bad Guy's Ultimate, i think that after i make this guide Riot will nerf Gangplank, With this guide you are so OP my friend:
- Cannon Barrage does not proc on-hit effects.
- Cannon Barrage procs spell vamp and Rylai's Crystal Scepter slow slow similarly with all area of effect spells and abilities with diminished effect.
- Cannon Barrage will damage Black Shield and the slow is negated.
- Cannon Barrage's slow will not pop spell shields but the damage will.
- Cannon Barrage grants vision of the targeted area for the duration.
The idea is maximize our Parrrley (Q) For farm and deal killing blows, later is situational what you want to maximize. If you are facing Irelia you want to maximize your Remove Scurvy (W) . If you are facing Tryndamere you want to maximize your Raise Morale.
Parrrley + Wrrigle's Lantern
In way to get more gold we want to last hit minion with Parrrley to get the max benefit of
his extra gold when deals a killing blow. When we get Wriggle's Lantern farming will be easily.
Combo Q>E>Auto Attack>Q
This combo is when you are fighting 1 vs 1 , it really helps you too kill somebody:
- We Initiate with Parrrley To get the slow.
- Next we use Raise Morale in order to get AD and Mov. Speed to reach the enemy champ.
- While Parrrley is on cooldown we use an Auto Attack to get another slow.
- We finish the opponet with Parrrley
If you did it correctly , there are 90% of opportunities to win that fight. This Combo is always good vs carries, it shutdowns them in seconds :D
5. Items order + Core Items
|SPACE||This is the item that we have to start to build, Just because his passive helps us to farm and farm, and FAARM!. Plus Every 3 minutes we have a free sigth ward, ideal for solo top champions like us.||SPACE|
|SPACE||Second item that we have to build, the extra health that gives is always good and we are lookin his passive. It's ideal to reach fast champions like Master Yi or Nocturne||SPACE|
|SPACE||Another item that i think that is just awesome. Give us armor + Crit Chance and his passive in group the heal from Phage or Warmog's Armor is a nice way to get more AD for Parrrley||SPACE|
|SPACE||This item will make us a literally Machine gun. Complete the Crit Chance that we need, plus give us Movement Speed to gank easily or scape more easy. This item is esential in a DPS Gangplank.||SPACE|
|SPACE||This item complete our DPS Gangplank.. more crits with Zeal + The slow that provides Phage + The awesome passive from Sheen. I like to say that "It's just AWESOME" Don't ask me why don't pick another Phantom Dancer.. You want the buff from Sheen trust me.||SPACE|
|SPACE||This item will make us More tanky and will give us more AD from the Atma's Impaler's passive, I like to buy this item to go away from the team fights with more health and doesn't get killed by ANYONE!||SPACE|
5.1 Warding with Wriggle's Lantern
Warding with Wriggle's Lantern
- Yellow: Vital to protect the jungler on your team
- Blue: For protection depending on which lane you're on
- Red: To guard Dragon and Baron
- Orange: In order to Counter-Jungle
6. Who you Will Face in Top?
|SPACE||You beat him early, but if he gets ganks and farm he'll destroy everyone, so make sure you keep him down.||SPACE|
|SPACE||She will out push you no matter what and at 6 she will beat you 1 vs 1, your ult is useless vs her cause she just flashes or jumps out of it with her cougar. Try to survive vs her and start cloth armor.||SPACE|
|SPACE||He's not really that strong, but his passive blocks your Parrrley so be careful of the jungle ganks combined with this champion and his stun. Anyway eat oranges :)||SPACE|
|SPACE||Poppy is a bruiser killer, she snowballs the hardest, just because nobody plays her, doesn't mean she isn't good. her passive is ridiculous, and is something that shouldn't be ignored.||SPACE|
6.1 How to build Gangplank against Irelia
Irelia is a totally b*tch in lane agains us, her true damage is so annoying and her Ultimate gives her alot of sustain in lane, so we basically have to build 3 items first.
When she slows us we need this boots to ignore that slow, also if you don't have mana to cast Remove Scurvy this boots will help you to scape with live from a figth.
6.2 How to build Gangplank against Rumble
Basically you win against Rumble early at lvl 1, but once he hits 4 you're in trouble until you get some items:
You usually build a Vampiric Scepter before these items.
What you need to do against rumble is:
DO NOT Q WHEN HE PRESSES W, RUN BACK YOU NEED MOVEMENT AND SLOW AND DAMAGE.. so the traits of triforce are not bad here.
YOU NEED MR SO HAVE MERCury's THREADS.
He will beat you in lane with tabi, so just hope that you get a crit off when his shield turns off.
He will beat you straight up, until he has his spells on cooldown or overheated.
If you're against double AP/WOTA you're probably ****ed cause this mechanic is broken as **** and needs to be removed from the game.
7. Early Game
8. Mid Game
The Mid game Phase (6-11) Is when your abilities as Gangplank join IN!. At this time you have to have this items:
The whole game you have to farm but at this phase you can help in teamfights or look for free kills with your Cannon Barrage.. oh i forgot, EAT ORANGES!
9. Late Game
If they fed you you are a totally monster , in this phase you have to ward Baron and Dragon and look for ganks. At this moment you have to have:
If you have a good team, bassically you will win all the team figths.
Always try to counterjunling or kill dragon.
Well that was my build for Gangplank. If you have comments or recommendations you can PM me
It was funny make this guide because it's my 1st build in MOBAfire's community, i have to say
thank you to jhoijhoi and his Wonderful Guide "How to Make your guide".
She's a totally master in this community so this guide is all her work, Thank You ^^.
Yes, i will do a "Jungler Plank Section" later, because Gangplank is a good ganker.
If i made english mistakes please forgive me, i'm from Colombia so my english isn't the best but i did my best work.