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.
1. The Laning Phase:
Go top lane or bot lane. Gangplank is not a very good laner, he has no stun/slow to aide in a first blood. However, if you can get a Parrrley critical, its GG :). What I do with Gangplank ( i'm going to abbreviate it into GP ) is I wait until I am level 3. Once I hit level 3, I use my Parrrley to last hit creeps, gaining the extra 7 gold. When you are level 4, STOP using Parrrley! It's a drain on mana, you should be saving the mana for when you reach level 5. When you reach level 5, continue using Parrrley. You should stay in this lane until you reach exactly 1850 gold. If you did well you can go back at level 6, if not level 7-8. When you use recall to go base, buy 3 Avarice Blades, this will give you 36% crit, WTF!!! Plus the extra gold generation is a neat bonus :). GP's ultimate can be casted from anywhere on the map, it's a crazy area of effect skill and it slows, a great spell, not only in team fights, but also for last hitting enemy heroes that try to recall with a sliver of health points left. Contintue to lane until you get your Boots of Mobility, this means you should stay in the lane, last hitting with Parrrley, and save up 1000 gold. When you reach 1000 gold, recall home and buy your boots.
2. Ganking Phase:
Your level 9-10, you have level 5 Parrrley and Cannon Barrage, time for you to gank! To gank any hero, or two :), initiate with Cannon Barrage. Using your Cannon Barrage effectively is the key to ganking. You must use your Cannon Barrage DEAD CENTER on them. If your ganking two use Cannon Barrage on the furthest target, Parrrley him and if you have to, use Ghost and Ignite to kill him. Your teammate should have stuned/slowed/did some damage to the closer target and all you have to do is turn around and Parrrley. If you get stunned, just use Remove Scurvy, a nice heal as well :).
3. Late Game, WTF? Why are you hitting me for 1500 Parrrley :(
At this point you should have ATLEAST 1 kill, I usually end up with around 6-8 by the time I finish Infinity Edge. If your doing good you might even have more! But once you finish your Infinity Edge and Phantom Dancer, you will be walking around with 86% crit chance, hitting Parrrley with for like 800 dmg, LOL. Continue ganking them squishies, get farmed and GG the enemy team :).
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