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League of Legends Build Guide Author Kopro

Gangplank : One Shot All Day

Kopro Last updated on July 1, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Hi, this guide is basically going to be showing you how I like to play Gangplank. I've always played Gangplank and with this recent buff it makes gangplank crazy powerful. I hope you like my guide! :)

My Summoner name is Kopro, feel free to add me! :)

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Games Played

The reason for the loses are simply because of feeders and people who don't learn but as you can see, even with the loses, I still do well.

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Champion Lore

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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Skill Sequence

For my Skill Sequence, I choose to max out Parley first. Parley will be your biggest hitter and the extra gold while farming with it is important. I max out Gangplanks E next, its really beneficial to yourself and the team. I get rank one of Gangplanks W at level 4 then maxing it out last. Using his W will get you out of just about every CC and healing you for a fair amount.

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These are the runes I prefer to use as GP..
- 9x Greater Mark of Desolation (Armor Penetration)
I choose to go armor penetration because if my shots don't crit, they still hit decently hard.
- 9x Greater Seal of Malice (Critical Strike Chance)
Going crit seals was an obvious choice, Parley and auto attack crits are deadly.
- 9x Greater Glyph of Celerity (Cooldown Reduction per level)
I love CDR on any champion and CDR with GP is very beneficial because of his Parley getting 1000 crits, and higher, every couple seconds late game
- 3x Greater Quintessence of Desolation (Armor Penetration)
Same reason as the Marks.

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Summoner Spells

Flash - I choose flash for the GTFO factor it has, it can get out of almost any situation.

Exhaust - For my second summoner spell, I choose Exhaust. Exhaust is an amazing summoner spell to have, the damage and speed reduction allows you to get in on and kill almost any champion

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Early Game Items:

JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW! The unique passive on the gold per 5 items only means you cant get multiples of the same item, you can still get each of the GP5 items and have the passive stack.

I get 3 of the gold per 5 items because the crit from the Avarice Blade is nice, the mana and health regain from the Philosophers Stone lets you lane and farm longer without having to go back, the health from the Heart of Gold gives you a little bit of survivability, and of course the gold per 5 helps you alot mid to late game.

Mid Game:

Getting an Infinity edge on Gangplank is a no brainer, you cant go wrong with extra crit damage. After Infinity edge I get Zeal, the attack/movement speed and crit chance is great and I later build it into a Trinity Force.

EDIT: I don't sell any of the Gold per 5 items until i can buy a warmog's armor. For the Zeal/TrinityForce, i only buy zeal then turn it into a full T-force.

Late Game:
I'm sure alot of you are looking at this and thinking.. WTF why get trinity force? I get trinity force on Gangplank for the crit, health, movement speed, and mainly the sheen proc. The sheen proc works really well with Gangplanks Parley, the proc gets triggered when you press your Q and the effect hits when your Q hits. The Warmog's Armor and Atma's Impaler work so well together, giving Gangplank more overall damage, health, armor and crit. Most of the time games don't last long enough for me to finish my build, but when they do I choose to sell the avarice blade, turning it into either a Phantom Dancer or a Frozen Mallet.

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There you have it, that's my Gangplank build. I have tested it out alot since the patch release and I might have went negative once so far. I'll try to keep it updated as much as I can.

I hope you all liked my build! :D