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Solo-Top/Tank/Ad-Plank

Last updated on February 24, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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9
Ability Key Q
4
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Ability Key W
2
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 7


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Items

I REALLY WORKED ALOT ON THIS BUILD AS IT HAS A LOT OF OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE ITEMS , AS YOU CAN SEE I BUY WARMOG AND SPEAR MID-LATE GAME BECAUSE I HAVE THE 1ST ITEM ( EXECUTIONER'S CALLING ) WHICH CONTAINS LIFESTEAL SO I DONT HAVE TO ( B ) IF MY HP IS LOW...


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Mana Problems ....

YOU CAN HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MANA WHICH CAN BE CONSUMED QUICKLY WHEN FARMING , FOR ME , I BUY MANA POTIONS EARLY-GAME ...


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Game Play ...

I RECORDED THIS GAME FROM THE ( LOL REPLAYS ) .... THE LINK IS SHOWN BELOW

( SOON )

YOU WILL SEE THAT MY TEAM FEEDED NIDA. AND SWAIN. , LATE GAME WITH THIS BUILD ,I MANAGED TO WIN THE GAME


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Tips

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE MAP , AS IF ANY ENEMY HAS LOW HP , EASILY LAND CANNON BARRAGE ON HIM , IF GANKING , USE YOUR RAISE MORALE ( E ) AND PING YOUR TEAM ON WHICH ENEMY TO FOCUS , LAND CANNON BARRAGE ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE EXIT FOR THEIR TEAM , SLOWING THEM AND GUARANTEE YOU/YOUR TEAM THE KILL...

Skills:
If you're having a hard time in lane, put more points into Remove Scurvy early on or even max it first

When you put your first point into Remove Scurvy is highly situational. Whenever there's a realistic jungle threat and you think you need to get out of crowd control, put a point into Remove Scurvy. This can be at level 2, 4, maybe even level 7 or 1.

In case of a level 1 fight, put your first point into Raise Morale.


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Solo Top

Top Lane - Challenging Matchups

Nidalee
Difficulty: 9/10

This is probably your hardest match-up, especially if Nidalee is going for her bruiser build. She will outpush you, outsustain you and at level 6 outdamage you. There's no real way to actually beat her due to how tanky and sustained she is, but you can make sure you outfarm her and eventually outscale her. Make sure you get a lot of armor from runes and items. Start with a Cloth Armor and get a Wriggle's Lantern asap. After that you should immediatly start building your atmog's. Once you get that, you should be in a good position against her. In the actual laning phase, avoid getting too many free auto attacks pre-6 and farm with Parrrley if you have to. After 6, beware of when she jumps at you in cougar form. Use your mobility to avoid damage as best as you can.
Recommended skill to max first: Remove Scurvy


Pantheon
Difficulty: ?/10

Can be quite tricky. To be honest I haven't actually laned against him as Gangplank myself, but I've heard he can be quite challenging. His passive will block a lot of your Parrrley's so avoid using them when his passive is up. Build some early armor and try and remove his passive with an auto attack. Get a Wriggle's Lantern as first item to help you sustain his constant Q spam. If his Q spam is becoming a problem, build a Chain Vest. Max Remove Scurvy first if you're having trouble, Raise Morale if you're doing fine (your Parrrley gets denied pretty hard by his passive so max it after the laning phase UNLESS you're having so much trouble you need it to last hit)

Recommended skill to max first: Remove Scurvy



Irelia
Difficulty: 8/10

Another tough match-up as Irelia is also a champion who can overcome a lot of counters. Her W hurts like hell and she's tanky AND has a ton of sustain to boot. The best way I found to deal with her is to take advantage of your stronger early game and snowball it from there. It's a high risk high reward tactic but if done right will shut her down pretty hard. Make sure you get Ninja Tabi asap as well as a Wriggle's Lantern. It's recommended to use Heal/ Ignite in this match-up as the winner of this lane will have a great impact on how the game goes. Try and avoid taking too many hits when she activates her Hiten Style and constantly return the harass with your Parrrley. Warmog's Armor is a very good item against her so get this pretty early and you'll be fine.

Recommended skill to max first: Parrrley


Rumble
Difficulty: 7/10

Another champion who gets harder to deal with the longer the lane goes. Much like in the Irelia matchup, the most effective way to deal with Rumble is to score a pre-4 kill and snowball the lane, rendering him useless. Avoid getting your Parrrley's shielded and be careful of his damage when he's overheating. You have the ability to kite him and wear him down so use this as best as possible. When his shield is on cooldown and he's low on heat, go agressive on him. Get early magic resistance if you're having trouble.

Recommended skill to max first: Parrrley



Riven
Difficulty: 5/10

This match-up is so commonly brought up when it comes to Gangplank so I thought I'd talk about it. I rate this a 5/10 difficulty wise as it's quite dependant on what runes you're using. If you know you're about to face a Riven, get a lot of armor in runes and start Cloth Armor. Riven can be quite annoying as she can shield a large chunk of your Parrrley harass. Though with enough armor, you'll be able to trade with her properly and come out ahead nearly every time. Do not let her get ahead of you by any means because she does snowball really *******ce she hits level 6. Farm up, get Wriggle's Lantern and Ninja Tabi and go agressive on her. Due to her mobility, she is very hard to actually kill but if anyone can do it, a champion with a perma slow can. Get some more early points into Remove Scurvy over Raise Morale to increase your chance of outlaning her. If you can't kill her, outfarm her and you should have a greater pressence in teamfights overall.

Recommended early game skill sequence:


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Team Fights

Gameplay - Teamfights

Gangplank's role in teamfights is to initiate and catch people off-guard. He has 2 great tools to hard engage a fight by both slowing down the enemy team and speeding up your own. When the teamfight starts, use the confusion of the fight to get on the enemy carry. Whatever you do, the enemy carry needs to be well aware of your pressence.
Gangplank has amazing tools to get to a target and stay on them, so use that for the target that's generally the hardest to reach, the AD carry. You will likely be heavily focused but assuming you've built your atmog's by now, you should be able to take it and if not, they'll have used so many cooldowns on you your team is now in a very good position to win the fight.

Your priority in teamfights should look something like this:

Kill enemy AD carry
Kill enemy AP carry
Kill highest kill streak
Defend your carry
Defend your highest kill streak