Gangplank Build Guide by GankerPlank

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League of Legends Build Guide Author GankerPlank


GankerPlank Last updated on February 14, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hello there this is my first Guide on, It is about Gangplank which i sometimes call him "gank"plank, and he's a little bit squishy in the beginning of the match so it is recommended to these who will exchange some of the items in the sequence to have some ls (LifeSteal) and as (AttackSpeed) so that health is regenerated in a good rate on minions to have some survivability in the lane and being able to hold it for your mate to come, now let us begin with the "Fatty" information :) .

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The story of his life (Lore or something like it)

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 ******* 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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Pros / Cons

Good news first :
Pros: Is an EPIC farmer
,His Ulti is great for escaping low healths in his lane and ESPECIALLY other lanes :P
After Level 6 he can almost counter-attack any untanky normal champions such as cait,another gangplank

Cons(sadly):He cant escape if being chased cause he has no escape mechanism
Very Very and i repeat Very squishy in early game
Low armor penetration

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I usually go as 21-0-9 but i recommend using 21-9-0 because he is squishy and some protection is ALWAYS helpful.
That build if you are new for gp
And you can use 21-0-9 so you can have enough mana to use parrrley to last hit minions and get lots and lots of gold

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Using The Marks and glyph and seals as to increase Critical damage
9x Greater Mark of Furor
9x Greater Seal of Furor
9x Greater Glyphs of Furor
9x Greater Quintessence of Furor
I know it might sound a little crazy that am focusing on critical damage on a squishy Champion And the reason is i focused on the health in the masteries But if you would like to make changes and give my some notes be my guest and call me before 15 mins so i can make some tea and bring some chocolate chips cookies :) .

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Creeping / Jungling

If you want to use it for jungling into the very deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep woods you need some more health or lifesteal or both :P
And too, i recommend using Smite for jungling since you might get low health and finish it fast.

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Summoner Spells

You can use Exhaust and Ignite If you went for ganking BUTTTTTT
You should use Smite and you choose the second Spell but i recommend using heal so that you can be back at your lane fast without going to your base to heal and "refill" your mana (weird describing ay?)

Teleport | Flash | Ghost ((())) These are good viables IF you are a tower diver and a kill try hard
Nowwwww The Joke spells on Ganklpank is.........................................\

Clarity : lol wooooot you gotta be drunk
Promote : seriously? Are you ****ing drunk?!
Revive : Now am thinking that your are on weed or drugs!!!!!
Fortify : That's it go troll somebody else, TRUNDLE!!!!!(The cursed Troll)

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As you see in my build I have :-

Phantom Dancer x2
cloak and Dagger
Atma's Impaler
The Blood Thirster
Here is another items that may come handy
Frozen mallet Great if you dont like the slow amount of your passive
Infinity Edge MOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRR crits and 50% + on the damage done by crits <3 it i have to <3 it <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 your infinity edge
I dont think my build needs boots cause the 2x Phantom Dancers Take the place of the boots
: // 12% critical and 5g/10. This will help you gather gold so you can buy your items even if you have problems with last hits.
: // Those boots will give you CDR and with the CDR rune they will ake Parrrley spammable.
: // AS, MS, critical chance. Yes, please
: // MOARRRRR AS, MS, critical chance
: // When you build this its already GG cause of almost every hit being a critical hit. Your enemies will fear you.
: // This build has no defensive items so lifesteal will help a lot.
: // Some ArP and AD will help you if you are facing an armor stacking tank. (NOTE: if the enemies dont have more than 112.5 armor better get The Black Cleaver)
Other Viable Items

[*] : // Helps a lot early by granting armor, lifesteal, attack damage, and an amazing free ward every 3 minute. Definately a must.

[*] : // A very good item against a team with armor. But if the enemies have more than 112 armor Last Whisper is a better option.

[*] : // This may sound wierd but it can actually help you a lot early to mid game.

[*] : // This can save you from Karthus' or Vladimir's ulti. It WILL save you a lot of time if you are willing to sacrifice some damage for survivability.

[*] : // Enemies stacking health. No prob just buy Madred's Bloodrazor and watch 'em QQ

[*] : // This is a very good item. It gives a little boost in everything (almost).

[*] : Grog Soaked Blade's slow not enough??? Want some survivability without sacrificing much AD??? Then this is the items for you.

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Farming can be great if you know what to do and when to do it
Here is a tip try using Parrrley for last hits on minions And for who doesnnt know the passive it gives extra money if it was the killing blow which might be hard as **** if you have lag on a "computer lag" or known to as low performance Due for low properties aaaah **** it let us not change the subject since am not a computer teacher and don't wanna get embarrassed for putting false info But dont you dare to think i am a "noob" in computer thingys

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Credits to FeedtheCreep since i used his guide which can be found here :)
And some credits to the guys who helped FeedtheCreep as they helped me since i used his guide as a guide for my guide [confusing right?(need a panadol arrrggghhhh)]
This is my firt guidy hope it was useful for you guys and pwn&own your opponents and beat the **** out of them ! and have a good day <3 .