Gangplank Build Guide by Pigkiller007

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Pigkiller007

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Pigkiller007 Last updated on June 29, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.



Offense: 30

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Story of Gangplank

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."

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AAARRR Ahoy Matey

Alright in this guide i will show you how to make a very good and damaging gangplank and also a gangplank that can stand for its own on team fights. This guide will work for early and late games VERY good and will make them suffer in doubts example: "WTF just happened" or "This is BULLSHYT" or maybe "gangplank is OP" LEARN TO PLAY A CHAMP! AAARRR

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Passive: Grog Soaked Blade

Gangplank's attacks apply a poison that deals 4-21 damage each second and reduces movement speed by 7% (slow stacks up to 3 times). Lasts 3 seconds.

Q: Parrrley

Gangplank shoots a target unit for 20/45/70/95/120 plus 100% of his attack damage as physical damage. Gangplank gains 4/5/6/7/8 extra gold if Parrrley deals a killing blow. This ability can crit, applies Grog-Soaked Blade and applies on hit effects.

Cooldown 5 seconds

Cost 40/45/50/55/60 mana

Range 625

W: Remove Scurvy

Consumes a large quantity of citrus fruit which clears any crowd control effects on him and heals him for 80/150/220/290/360 (+100% of ability power) health.

Cooldown 22/21/20/19/18 seconds

Cost 65 mana

E: Raise Morale

Passive: Gangplank gains 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 Attack Damage and 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 % Movement Speed.

Active: Gangplank fires his pistol into the air, disabling his passive boost but increasing his Attack Damage by 12 / 19 / 26 / 33 / 40 and Movement Speed by 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20% and nearby allied champions' Attack Damage and Movement Speed by half that amount for 7 seconds.

Cooldown 25 seconds

Cost 50/55/60/65/70 mana

R: Cannon Barrage

Signals Gangplank's ship to fire upon an area for 8 seconds. Each cannonball deals 75/120/165 (+20% of ability power) damage and slows enemy units 25% for 1.25 seconds.

Cooldown 120/115/110 seconds

Cost 100 mana

Range 20000

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Pros / Cons


Very good farmer
Good teamplayer champ
Can help teammates anywhere on map using ult
Pretty good mid game
Has low cooldown Q


drains lot of mana early game

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These masteries are built to only focus on damaging your opponent early and good mid game also works for late game very good.

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Skill Sequence

This order will make you more stronger than just maxing the parrrley.

Maxing the raise morale is better and has a huge difference for example:

1. Raise morale permanently raises your attack damage and speed as a passive.

2. When activated it increases it even more making you more effective in battle and also your allies

3. The parrrley still packs punch because it does damage equal to your maximum attack damage so raising morale increases your parrrley as well as your basic attacks.

4. Leveling parrrley first will make you mana hungry so try to avoid that.

So for those reasons maxing raise morale and citrus is better than parrley which i highly reccomend that you use parrrley as a gold-looting ability than just harrassment (which harrassment is why people max parrrley first)

Give it a try i asure you it will work start even if you change items a little.

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Runes are built for a late and early game also meant for survivability againts attack damage dealers.

The small crit chance build is made to get that little late game crit chance to go higher and to avoid the brawlers gloves in start of game.

It will make your gangplank more sustainable in early game and also a damage dealer.
You will be unstopable once you hit those crits its literally a strong choice.

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Team Work

Teamfights are often on late of mid game sometimes early.
When in a team fight always make sure to hit that raise Morale to make your team more effective.

Gangplank is almost always targeted first so make sure to look at where their attacks at targetting and Make your escape that way your team will have time to attack and quickly drain their HP.

Always look for the highest damage dealer such as ashe,veigar, and others as such and try to kill them first but remember you do not posses enough magic resist to sustain their Ability Power attacks so be careful.

Also well positioning gives you the edge on the battle, the mind surpasses the strengh remember that.

Gangplank is a good teamplayer so use him wiseley eiter in 3v3 or 5v5.

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This type of build might be very interesting to gangplank users I say every gangplank user MUST try this build and see how it works for them. Ive found an nterest in building the masteries and runes this way when i found out about the total damage grog-soaked blade does. It kinda dissapointed me a little so I wanted to level it up y adding some masteries and runes to AP and I must say it actually works VERY well. Hope you enjoy it and have fun playing Gangplank Haters gonna hate >:)

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Last comments

Hope you guys enjoy my build and troll them noobs and send them to the yardarm yaarrr*