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Gangplank Build Guide by Omnixgorawwr

Gangplank HOLY CRIT!

By Omnixgorawwr | Updated on March 12, 2012

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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


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So I found a build similar to this one, so I tried and got 1/13... Epic fail.. But I kinda really wanted to be good at Gangplank, so I did a little rune work on him, and bought a few different items.. Hay presto, 31/2.. So after a bit of thought, I decided to share this beautiful build with you special people.. Try it and try to get the entire build finished before voting.. It alows you to have 28 percent crit from start.. Use your parley to do tons of damage at start.. Farm alot.. Try to get as much money as you can from start to get maximim awsome xD I just love this build.. Really great for people who want a melee who can do LOTS of damage.. When build is finished you'll be doing 1000 crits every shot.. So bassicly 1000 ad... And parley does about 1200.. If you want to you can sell berserkers greaves after builds done and buy another bloodthirster.. You dont really need to run when your gp.. He can kill 3 people in about 5 seonds.. Fyi this build was desind for 3 vs 3.. Please try with 3 vs 3 before voting.. I just love Gangplank.. he's the boss of all bosses.. He can kill any xin, tryndamere, jax, anyone bassicly... As long as you finished build and don't feed.. If you feed while using my build, I will hunt you dont and kill you.. Ok not really but I won't be pleased.. I'm very very proud of my build, I just love and adore it.. Whenever I play with this people always say Gangplank?!?! Wow, Nice crits.. and I'm like.. Yehhh... Lol. Has to be the best Gangplank build ever desined.. Ok maybe not.. But that's what your for.. To give me a 100% vote xD Doooooo itttttt.. Please :D

If you do get abit squishy from characters like xin or yi, Buy yourself a
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Gangplanks story..

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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More information

If you need any help or info.. Send me a message, and I'll try my best to help you out. If you have epic fails with this build tell me and I'll try to find out what your doing wrong.. My average with gp is quite high.. So if it fails.. I would be highly dissapointed.. As I said this build was desined for me.. This build is quite cheap.. Cheaper then the usual builds you see.. Not that hard to get in 3 vs 3.. His critting is so good that 1 shot with parley can sometimes take half hp away.. Usualy by lvl 11 I have about 500 crit damage.. So It's quite powerfull.. Always try to use remove scurvy as much as you can.. You never know when you might run out of hp just when your about to kill the last person out of a team of 3.. I usualy use heal for this build.. Not that I need it.. It's just that when I get Lotsa kills I start to go abit kamakazi.. I get so exited that im at 22/0 ... So yeh....... Gotta love this build.... If you don't then you dont love Gp.. Other builds these days don't focus Gp on crits.. If I was Riot I would change his name to something like Gangplank.. The King of crits xD It might be a bit corny but It's so true... LOVE ME!! Well more like Love my build!! :3 Lol Iv'e had heaps of people in game asking me to put this on Mobafire.. So here it is.. You better like it... Or else.. Ill crit you to death..
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Summoner spells

Are you catching a fleeing enemy? Running as fast as you can? Or trying to disable a carry's damage in a teamfight? Exhaust does ALL of this. It is a great summoner spell that can help you for many different purposes.

Ignite can add that little extra un-avoidable damage to the champion who is running away. Ignite can make it so that you don't have to dive that enemy with 10 hp when you have 10 hp
Flash could be an alternative to Ghost. Flashing over a wall while running away from a full team is always helpful. I switch off ghost and flash purely off preference.
Well, Smite could work on Jungle Pirate...but this is not a jungle guide.
If you are facing a complete cc team and You get chain cced and Remove Scurvy isn't enough. Cleanse could be okay...

Well heal could work.. It can get you out of those sticky situations.. I would recommend if you do use heal use flash with it, so say you have 30 hp left and your running away, you can heal then flash away to get some distance between you and your enemy

Don't use this... Ever... EVER

This could work for you on 5 vs 5.. But your not on 5 vs 5.. So don't use it..
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Gangplank Abilities


Your damage spell and what makes Gangplank an OUTSTANDING harraser. What makes it amazing is that it crits and applies on-hit effects This spell has an insanely low cooldown. Without CDR it has a 5 second cooldown. With Blue Buff (at level 18), Parrrley can do over 1000 damage! It also gives (at rank 5) 8 more gold every time you kill an enemy unit with it! Last hitting a caster minion with Parrrley is like killing two minions at the same time! This will be the first spell you max out.

This is a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card. We max it second as it provides a very nice heal for only 65 mana. At max rank it has an 18 second cooldown. The single aspect that makes it unique is it removes ALL CC on you. Lets say Warwick ults you, Remove Scurvy and run away...or kill him. Ashe arrow out of nowhere catches you out of position. REMOVE SCURVY TO GET OUT OF THE STUN! And then later sneak up behind her and kill her with a single Parrrley for teh lulz.

It no longer lets you go DenyPlank, but it is MUCH stronger now. It passively makes you faster and gives you Attack Damage. But, once you activate get almost THREE to FOUR times as much as your passive would give you and on top of that it gives all your allies ,within the range of one of Ashe's Hawkshots, Half the amount of benefits you get. This makes Gangplank an AMAZING pusher. If you kill your enemy laners and you are laning with a Nunu, Blood Boil + Raise Morale = Free tower. We max this last as it isn't as useful as his other skills

It isn't as big as it used to be, and the slow is now less that a Akali Twilight Shroud at Rank 5. But, it is now much easier for a cannon ball to hit your enemy. First of all, it is a Global Ult, so you can assist your team no matter where you are, getting an easy assist, and maybe even a kill. Your cannon balls have a small AoE so if it isn't a direct hit, it will still do the same amount of damage. It doesn't only target Champions though. If there is a huge minion wave pushing down your turret you can just ult that wave and get tons of gold and XP. If someone is going back to base and is about to die. Your ult gives you vision, so you can just send it next to a tower and hope it hits a champion. This, you will level up of course, whenever you can (Levels 6, 11, and
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For new players..

If your new.. I would recommend first getting to lvl 30 before using this build.. Without all the runes and the masteries, You will only have 8 crits from start... That would suck.. If you are new and you really would like to use this build.. I would say get dorans blade first and then build ad and as.. Your parley has 60ad at lvl 1 plus whatever your ad is.. so if you have 400 ad and you have maxed parley.. Your gonna be hitting have about 520 ad.. with your parley.. That's pretty good I'd say..
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You will have tons of Critical chance. This build allows you to have more then 100 percent crit chance..

You will also have about 500 attack damage.. Your parley will hit alot of damage..

If you decide to keep your boots.. You will be running like super man.. 2 phantom dancers allows more movement speed.. For those quick get aways

You wont have as much Health as you would from other builds.. You will be somewhat squishy.. But as stated before.. If this is the case, sell something and buy yourself a Thornmail..

Not really much more I can think of At the moment..
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Gangplank conclussion

This build is perfect for anybody.. Its easy to build, and very powerfull..

Thank you for looking at my build..

Please comment below..

I would love to hear from you..

Get out there and crit..

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