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Gangplank Build Guide by N I K O L A

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League of Legends Build Guide Author N I K O L A

JungleTankPlank (2 builds)

N I K O L A Last updated on March 8, 2012
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

2
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 15

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction



Hello!
Thanks for reading my guide!
I started to play gangplank because of that infinity range ulti, good jungling, nice ganks, best carry in LoL imo, good escaper, Q can crit also lifesteal (high damage).

Thanks to jhoijhoi for the line dividers/separators


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Pros / Cons

Pros
+High burst from parley and crits.
+An ability that is a buf for all the team : raise morale.
+Fruit is a really great ability, providing you the possibility to evade or heal yourself, This will clearly save you a lot of times !
+An ulti with infinite range that can help defend a tower, fight, evade and more !
+One of the best carry because of the big ratio of damage.
+A good way to harras people with parrrley.



Cons
-Squishy without a warmogs.
-Pre-ganked jungler.
-Not so much damage early game.


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Masteries (15-6-9)

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


15-6-9 is the best choice for jungleplank.

From the offense you will get crit chance, crit damage, att speed, ad.

From the Defense you will get armor and magic recistance.

From the Utility you will get movement speed, increased duration of buffs and so on.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Critical Chance
4

Greater Seal of Armor
5

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

4x
Crit chance, good with your parrley.

5x
Armor, good for jungling, take less damage (y).

Greater Mark of Desolation
9x
Armor pen. Arm pen with parrley is IMBA.

9x
Magic recistance. More tanky when ganking.

3x
Attack damage, good with your parrley.


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Summoner Spells

Good ones





Must have, without smite jungling sucks.
Gives you some extra gold and Alot more xp.


Flash is the best spell in LoL Imo.
Good for chasing enemies, if an enemy survives with 10 hp flash after and use your parrley.
You can also flash over a wall if your about to die.




OK

Ghost instead or flash can work, ghost is good because they nerfed flash. But use flash.

Good, can work to slow enemies but u need flash to escape.




Bad ones.

u need an escape, cause of smite you can't use ignite and its worthless for junglers.

No way, don't use this, gangplank doesnt need clarity.

Heal is trash, gangplank doesnt need heal, he is tanky enough.

No, your not the support.

No, no, no


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Abilites

Passive: This is a really nice passive doing damage + slow: Gangplank's basic attacks apply a poison debuff for 3 seconds that can stack up to 3 times. Each stack deals (3 + [1 x level]) magic damage per second and slows the target by 7%.

Q: Great range + damage: Gankplank shoots an enemy with his pistol, dealing physical damage. Gangplank gains extra gold if Parrrley deals a killing blow. This ability can critically strike and applies on-hit effects, including his passive.

W: A good way to heal or cleanse: Gangplank consumes a large quantity of citrus fruit which removes all crowd control effects on him and heals him.

E: A buf of speed and attack speed that can help all your team: (Passive): Gangplank's attack damage and movement speed are permanently increased. (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.

R: A good slow and damage ulti that got all the map as range: Gangplank signals his ship to fire upon target area for 7 seconds. Each cannonball deals magic damage to all enemies hit. Enemies caught in the area of this ability are slowed by 25% for 1.25 seconds, with the duration refreshing if one stays in the area.


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Items

Item Sequence











Wriggle's Lantern
1800

Warmog's Armor
2850

Atma's Impaler
2300

Infinity Edge
3600

Trinity Force
3733

Last Whisper
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

If there is a lot of cc in the ennemy team you should think about those boots.

If the ennemy is building heavy armor, this item gives you 40% armor pen.

Core item to offtank Gangplank, without a warmogs your ****.

You have to buy this item after warmog's you MUST. It gives you 18% crit and 45 armor and converts 2% of your current health to attack damage.

First item when you jungle with Gangplank, must have because of lifesteal, ad, armor and 25% to hit 425 on minions.

OP item, gives alot of crit and attack damage, best crit item.

Really good item, gives you a slow, sheen, crit and attack speed.

Alot of damage, alot of lifesteal = OP


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Warding



This is where you and your team should sight ward Sight Ward.

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


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Unique skills

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

We level E (raise morals) at level 1 for the attak damage passive and for the jungling, it helps you alot.
After that you want to level Q (Parrley) for ganks, slows, alot of damage, max it.
Then W (remove scurvy) At level 4 so you can escape from stuns, slows and so on.


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Creeping / Jungling / Ganking

Okay ask a teamate to attack the wolfs while you attack them and then ask him to pull the blue- buff after you got the blue buff you will be 2 ½, now you should keep on jungling or go for a lvl 2 gank.
Okay go to a lane and stay in a bush and wait till you get a good timing and parrley the squishiest and land some basic attacks and dont forget to Raise morals before u engage.
Or you could wait till your teamate stuns,binds,slows the target before you show yourself.




JUNGLING

Route:
-Wolves
-Blue 5 min
-Wraiths
-Red 5 min
-Golums
-Back
-Gank


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Tips & Tricks

One of the tricks I use on Gangplank, is to last hit as many of my jungle NPCs with Parrrley for the extra gold, this will save you the time waiting for those 30g to buy some item, its just great.

When someone is likely to escape, flash towards them and use Parrrley to finish them off, really good way to pull off kills.

STAY AWARE OF THE MAP! When talking with your friends, fx. your top lane is solo vs another soloing champion, the other champion is half HP and your friend is full, but he's just not sure if he can pull off the kill, use your to slow and damage the soloing top guy. This is a GREAT way to securing kills/assists.

Do you know the situation of having 20 enemy NPCs pushing top while you whole team is at bottom? Thank god for Global Range on Cannon Barrage. If it looks like theres a team fight approaching, don't use it to save the tower, save it for the team fight. Rather get an ace and get to push a lane than saving one of your towers. Use this spell with caution.

Use Raise Morale to help your friends get out of sticky situations, get assists with it and make sure to hit your allies with it in team fight, its just an awesome buff.


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Farming

Go to a lane after you bought your warmogs and FARM FARM FARM.
Farm = winning.
Farm is he most important thing to do in LoL, if you farm enough you will be feeded and own everyone.


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Summary

So this was my guide on Jungle Gangplank, don't be too harsh, its my second guide. By the way, you shouldn't expect a 20-0-20 score in your first game, practice makes master. But trust me, this is THE build for Jungle Gangplank, just wait and see.

I hope you enjoyed my guide.