Gangplank Build Guide by ssforfail
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Threats to Gangplank with this build
|Yasuo||This be the deck scrubber. Fear Ye not. He hasn't the bank to handle ye, make em walk the plank and yer fine. If he manages to steal yer keys and plunder yer chest, LEG IT LAD!|
|Ashe||Aye, this be one of the bes champs in the game. Favorite pick of many, a quality champion. Lass has a fine booty, excellent for plunderin'|
|Fiora||French girl... I don't know. She don't take nicely to sea urchins|
Are you prepared to be a true plonk?
GonkPlonk is a very challenging champion that requires heavy mechanical skills as well as practice. His kit requires excellingly difficult precision in order to properly farm as well as cap some crackers. If you feel qualified to play such an incredible champion, then you may proceed to the next chapter. If not, please return to the octopus cave from which you came.
How to plonk - why tonk
On a more serious note, gangplank can be played as either a damage carry or a utility tank; both are viable but I personally prefer the tank utility as I feel it is a safer way to gain elo, as you can set plays up for your team rather than relying on opponents mistakes. There are certain circumstances where I will definitely say AD plank is better than tank plank but again, tank plank is consistently good.
How to plonk - The big gonks
We be runnin teleport. Can't be tendin to everythin. OR CAN WE!? We have the best ult for farmin the banks and makin the boot lane walk the plank. I typically focus me eyes on the bot lane, where ashes tend to be most often. If a battle breaks out bot, look for opportunities to ult and claim some of the booty down there! Hell, even teleport, glock and shank em! That'll show them who is in charge! Often a simple ult can suffice to win your botlane though. KEEP YER EYES PEELED, BOOTY BE EVERYWHERE. DON'T MISS IT.
Ye be packin dat grog lad. In lane you must fight valiantly. YOU MUST OUTWIT AND OUTSMART YOUR FOE WITH THIS MICRO INTENSIVE CHAMPION. At first a lil drink won't harm nobody, but the more ye slap em the more drunk and slow they be gettin. U can then run around them and teach them of the proper ways o piracy. REMEMBER LAD, WHEN HUNTIN BOOTY... MY ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN. Don't run down male champions unless you are willing to go that far to win a game. You can use yer ulty to slow the foe further as well, and help your "BLAMETHISGUY" jungler execute ganks on your lane... though I advise you advise your jungler to camp other lanes, as ye be utility. Bless ye matey.
Comprehensive GonkPlonk Wif Da Bonk Makin Dem Walk dat Plonk teamfights.
As a tank you must decide if you want be peeling for your carries or forcing the attention of others on you. If you are peeling for your carries you only have slows to help them, but slows can be extremely useful and save many lives. Your Randuins Omen is a very good item to slow EVERYONE on the enemy team down in a teamfight, as your positioning should be between your carry and the enemy "next to likely 3+ people on enemy team". The other method of focusing attention is my favorite typically. Lets say there is a fed zed... If you are engaging the fight, ult him in the center and RUN HIM DOWN. SLOW HIM TO HELL. This method, even if you are dealing insignificant damage, if played correctly, will protect your carries. Do make sure you are not suicide though... you need to learn your limits to properly execute this method though it is highly effective. Also be using your E to boost your teammates movement speed and ad, the movement speed advantage is literally game changing and the reason why I find him to be such a viable tank utility. Don't be shy about engaging a teamfight with your ultimate, and try to figure out what the prior parts of the guide were saying if you made it this far. While I wrote them VERY... Piratey... Almost everything has real and valuable information you can take from it.