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Gangplank Build Guide by Gramps Tewks

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Gramps Tewks

When You're a Professional Piiiirraaaate!

Gramps Tewks Last updated on January 15, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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4
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7
9
Ability Key Q
3
10
13
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18
Ability Key W
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8
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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: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to A Professional Piiiirraaaate!: a Gangplank build guide of a different color!
I'm Gramps Tewks, bringing you grog-soaked Buccaneer strategy goodness direct from Tortuga.


Here's some barnacled genius (!) from the Muppets, and the namesake of this guide:

As always, kudos to the incomparable JhoiJhoi for the template, which you can find here.

And now, Onwards- for glory, scurvy, and plunder!!


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Pros / Cons

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Pros


+ Piratical plunder!
+ Eat oranges, for it will be K!
+ Global Ult!
( Cannon Barrage)

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Cons


- Haters gonna hate..
- When you Crit them for 1,000,000 Damage.
(With Parrrley)


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
3/1
1/
1/5
3/5
1/1
4/1


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Summoner Spells


Clarity: With the quick 40% CDR from this build, Remove Scurvy, Parrrley, and Cannon Barrage are hilariously spammable!
You need mana to fuel the madness.
It's a FULL REFILL all game long!
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Clairvoyance: Target your Cannon Barrages in the fog of war and be an awesome team player in general!


Due to Gangplank's extreme utility from Grog Soaked Blade (mini- Ignite and Exhaust) and Raise Morale ( Ghost), his combat performance really doesn't suffer if you forgo the Offensive Spells.

Take 'em if ya like 'em, but I've found the Utility of Clairvoyance and Clarity to be much more powerful.


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Skill Discussion


  • Grog-Soaked Blade: Mini- Ignite and Exhaust for free?!?

  • Parrrley (Q): Flintlock pistol with infinite ammo. Here's what you get:
    • Amazing harass and last-hits!
    • Excessive stacks of cash!
    • Applies your Passive....
    • It CRITICAL HITS
  • Remove Scurvy (W): When used correctly, Remove Scurvy is rage-worthy!
    Cleanse Warwick's Ultimate (for example) and enjoy the fireworks.

  • Raise Morale (E): Sweet Damage and the Movement Speed of Zeal in your pocket. Share with your Pirate friends for even more fun during teamfights!

  • Cannon Barrage (R): Ridiculous with 40% CDR from Ionian Boots of Lucidity, etc.
    Fight-winning cannons every minute are Unbelievably Powerful!


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Parrrley is far and away your first skill to max: Gold, Damage, foolishness, etc.
Level Raise Morale and Remove Scurvy together for maximum utility!
Cannon Barrage falls at Level 6, 11, and 16.


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Items

  • philosopher's stone + : A truly fearsome combo!
    Try it and be amazed.

  • + : The Brutalizer is off-th'-bloomin'-chain in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.
    Get this stuff on your second trip to the shop!
    Total CDR: 10%

  • : Better nerf Ionian Boots of Lucidity ;)
    Total CDR: 25%

  • : Parrrley hits SO HARD and farming is a cinch!

  • + : Lose the flab, ye scurvy dawg.


    Gangplank's a beautiful blend of Tank, Utility, and Damage after you've farmed 5500 Gold!

    philosopher's stone


  • : Now you need Health, Cooldown Reduction, and have no open inventory spaces, so upgrade Null-Magic Mantle to Spirit Visage.
    It also vastly improves the Heal from Remove Scurvy!
    Total CDR: 35%

  • : B. F. Sword = 1650 Gold for 45 Damage.
    Chain Vest Upgrade = 1655 Gold for 44 Damage AND 18% Crit chance!
    Critical Chance: 22%

  • : Youmuu's Ghostblade's Active is your Attack Speed go-to!
    Total CDR: 40%
    Critical Chance: 37%

  • : Walk softly and carry a BIG STICK.



    Critical Chance: 62%
    Critical Damage: 260%

  • : Sell philosopher's stone for awesomeness!
    Critical Chance: 72%

  • : The Final Act.
    Critical Chance: 77%

Here's the completed build~ it's slightly ridiculous.


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Gameplay

Early-Game

Simply last-hit minions with yer cutlass and Parrrley! Harass your opponent if they've got no sustain.
Your primary goal is to farm around 800 Gold for philosopher's stone and Long Sword as quickly as possible; afterwards, you can stay in lane and stack $$$ for a good long while!

Mid-Game

Once you've got philosopher's stone , you're a MONSTER.
Use Cannon Barrage as often as possible, push turrets LIKE MAD and WIN TEAM FIGHTS.

Late-Game

With philosopher's stone in yer grip, you're a DEMON.
Go ahead and WIN THE GAME with your teammates.


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Summary

If ye dare, take up the accursed cutlass and pistol of Gangplank!
Because when you're a Professional Piiiirraaaate......

You don't have to wear a suit!

~Gramps Tewks