Gangplank Build Guide by darkgen2
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Do not get lost if you are killed early in the game, I assure you, in a team game you polnimetes, because you will not take focus. Especially "destroy" the enemies you'll be after Warmorg. In line game ur mark FARM always using Q to creeps.
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 hard on 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."
Pros / Cons
+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.
Something really usefull in that game is runes, and gankplank is not an exceptiion about that. Your runes will permit you to do the first blood really fast. I take armor penetration cause it give around 30 at all and every normal char have this at begin so you just broke up there armor. After, I take Seal of Replenishment, to be able to last hit minions with parley and harras the ennemies. Finally I take Celerity ones to be able to use more often my Parley, so more Gold and more harras.
I will start by talking about the skill sequence you have to do if you want to win as Gankplank. At first when you are lv 1 you clearly take Parrrley , it will permit you to slow enemy from range or last hit minions. Last hiting minions also give you more gold so it is really usefull. It is really easy to do first blood with gankplank, you can wait in a brush when ennemies come u parley the most squishy than you start melee hiting and exaust and then u do parley another time if he ran away. Usually the guy don't even have the time to run and he is death. You really have to use your right click it's one of the best attack and I seen so many gankplank not using it and building mana to be able to spam parley...After hiting lv 2 you clearly take Raise Morale it will help you kill someone if u haven't done yet. Before engaging u press raising morale than you parley the ennemy and jump on him, he will be slowed and you will be boosted so if he is away of tower he will have no opportunity to run away. Hiting lv 3 take your
Remove Scurvy that give you a good heal and the most important something to evade of slows and stuns. When you got struck, just press your W and gankplank will now walk to his full speed. After the first three lv are done it is simple... you lv parley till Cannon Barrage, than you put points in parley in priority, followed by raise morale and end with remove scurvy.
Lets talk about Summoner Spells. In that section, you got some possibilities. Exhaust and ghost are my number 1 because you can slow target and boost your speed. You could also take ignite to reduce healing and have a little damage bonus or you could also take the 80% of the time taken spell in ranked : flash. But why did I took ghost instead of flash, because we all know that flash is sometimes really better.
All items testet.After atma,sell berserk boots and after warmog sell Avarice Balde and buy Cloak of Ability for critical chance.
Gangplank is an awesome farmer. Whenever you farm, try to last hit with your Parrrley as much as you can because it gives extra gold. Otherwise, just last-hit like regular. Late game though, your attack damage is way up there, so you can one-two-shot minions. You want to get as much CS as possible, the most on your team. Then you will have the gold to buy your OP items.
Gorg-soaked-bladeThis is SO awesome! Do you also know how saddening it is when someone gets away with 5 hp? This is what takes care of it, this skill is SO awesome! Awesome DOT which helps ganking, jungling, and damaging overall, and it has SLOW on it
aswell! SO AWESOME FOR GANKING, Especially because [Parrley] also applies this.
Parrrley This is the "WTF? LOL" spell, mid and late-game this spell is sooo much fun, awesome to harass with, especially because this crits 1000 dmg, SO awesome, You use this to harass with when people are gathering for a team fight, and an opponent comes a bit close, run and do a quick Parrrley and remove 50% of their HP, just awesome.
Remove scurvy OMG This is SO awesome! It's like a free Cleanse! It removes STUNS, SLOWS, SNARES! Do you know how annoying Ashe's Enchanted Crystal Arrow is? This is ASHE COUNTERSPELL! Lol. When I see her arrow on its way to use of my teammates, I usually take it and remove the stun immediately, because this spell also heals, she wasted an ult, you "wasted" 80 mana, who wins?
Raise Morale OMG! ANOTHER AWESOME SPELL! (Gangplank is so awesome) This spell gives Gangplank movement speed and attack damage! FASTER JUNGLE, BETTER GANKS, BETTER GAME OVERALL OMG! And it has an USE effect! As if it wasn't good enough already? Lol. On use it doubles the AD and MS that it gives you, and gives half of that amount to nearby allies, this can really change team fights and secure escapes.
Cannon Barrage Oh man, this spell.. This spell.. AHHAHA! I love this spell! It has an AoE slow, it deals AoE damage, and an global range! AMAGAD! *scream* I can't explain how good this spell is, but I will try to. As soon as you ding level 6, you need to scout the map once in a while, when talking with your friends on Skype or vent or w/e, you need to be quick to fire it off if they need it. I get SO many kills/assist with this spell early-mid game, and ofcourse also some in late-game. This is the spell I initiate with, ofc not my first spell, because then they'd walk out of it, wait for your tank to go in, watch where your enemies stack and fire it off. Slow them all, damage them all, while you pick them off one by one. I've used this spell to help my friends escape so many times, and also myself, because of the AoE slow, you can use this behind yourself and slow down your enemies so easy, AWESOME spell!!!!!!