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Gangplank Build Guide by Atlascrower

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Oh Captain my Captain!

By Atlascrower | Updated on March 29, 2019
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rximv | March 3, 2019 3:07am
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this is a really good in depth guide and i learned alot from this guide
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Boss57man | February 27, 2019 2:56am
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Very helpful
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Joakingolder | February 24, 2019 3:33am
Well, I read your build and I understand that this is so hard to play. Still, I'll try to use your recomendations. But I also wanted to ask you about some objects that aren't on the list.

For exaple, in the game Gangplank say special texts when he picks Bilgewater Cutlass and The Bloodthirster. And I see too that Gangplank have a balance between damage and life, so I search items that can give him both, and I found the Frozen Mallet. The Black Cleaver and Spear of Shojin can give AD, life and CDR too. Other item is the Stormrazor, the standard build have this item por him. It's a crazy idea buy Warmong's Armor?

Why these items aren't in his build?

P.D: I'm Spanish, and my English is middle.
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Atlascrower | February 27, 2019 7:40am
Hi, I try to answer you step by step to the following Items:

The Bloodthirster: It would be a nice choice, If GP would be more Auto-attack-based (Like the One before they reworked him). But Death´s Dance is much better(Gives CDR, too), because it heals with your Barrels, passive and Ultimate, too, and has a Defensive aspect with the DoT-Dmg-regulation like Bloodthirster with its shield.

Bilgewater Cutlass: Not a Choice on the Critplank(not Auto-attack based) nor a choice on Tankplank, there are better Offensive-defensive Items (Titanic Hydra, for example) for him. They just made a line because of the name^^.

Black Cleaver: You dont need the Armorpen, your Passive deals some Truedamage and your Barrels ignore their Armor, if you want an Extra-Piece of Armopen, buy a Last Whisper Variation, it gives the same AD (40), and much more instant-Penetration (Lord Dom. Regards) or a bit more Armorpen with reduced enemy-healing (Mortal Reminder). You would need to stack the Armorpen first, too. Anyway, you buy the Phage for your Trinity Force, which gives 20% CDR, too, and is way more useful. You can use the Itemslot much more effective with another Item.

The Frozen Mallet is a funny Item, if you want some Extra-Health, a nice Slow(Cause you are Melee + Q-Slow) and a bit more AD. It´s not my Playstyle but could work, if you want to focus on an auto-attack-focused Build (Maybe Conqueror is a choice then). But not as Critplank, as Tankplank!

Spear of Shojin: The Spear is definitely a nice Item, i could add it to the Tankplank-Build, it should work there pretty nice. I would not recommend to buy it as Critplank.

Stormrazor: Since they changed Stormrazor, its not the cool Item it was before, there are definitely better ones.

So, thats my Opinion to this Items^^, maybe it helps you.
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Joakingolder | March 2, 2019 12:56am
Ok, you help me with your answers. You forget talk about the Warmong's Armor for Tankplank. But for ther others, now I understand. Thanks you for the help and the build, both are useful.
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Hamstertamer (72) | February 16, 2019 9:33am
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Upvoted this just because I'm sick of those ****s who downvote for no reason and have nothing to contribute.

Oh and also with the new crit items you need to try stacking Essence Reavers with Transcendence, it's actually the best build believe it or not. 20% CDR = 24 AD, and ER is getting buffed to 65 AD next patch. So in total 89 AD per ER, plus 100% crit with three reavers + IE. It's far better than awkward stuff like lethality or Zeal items.
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Atlascrower | February 16, 2019 10:07am
Thank you very much :D.
Yeah, the Essence Reaver is a strong Item on Gp, i played it sometimes, too. I just forgot to add it^^.
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Sugebab | February 15, 2019 5:03am
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bad
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Atlascrower | February 16, 2019 6:49am
Excuse me, how would you do it, so i can think about it?
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mafialhp (2) | January 2, 2019 1:27pm
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thanks buddy
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Wicked Cherry (68) | November 4, 2018 4:45am
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Hey there,
First of all, I don’t really play Gangplank nor Top lane very often. But I saw your comment on that downvoter and became curious.
So personally I think you really took your time to sit down and write down every kind of thought and experience you have and had with that champion which must have taken a long time in order to do so.
I really love how you used quotes within your sections and chapters. It really makes it easier to follow and lets the reader feel how much effort you put into that guide.
Also the videos you added if possible Barrel constellations are awesome because they make it easier to comprehend other than just explaining them in written form.
So please do me the favor and don’t let random people pull a great guide down like yours.
Cheers Wicked Cherry. :]
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Atlascrower | November 21, 2018 2:50am
Hi,
first of all, I´m sorry you get this comment much later, i was very busy with studying.
Thank you very much for your opinion, you seem to have, although you do not play Gangplank often, dealt something with my guide, I appreciate it very much :D. You´re going so much into detail, it´s great for me to get a detailed description back. I´ll do my best to get this guide great to help other people out, don´t worry!
Cheers, Atlascrower. :)
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Wicked Cherry (68) | November 21, 2018 11:28am
Sure no problem. I think you shouldn't underestimate the time you've spent with creating and updating your guide and it's really a great one. So I almost felt like it was my "mission" to support you against that cruel downvoter. :b
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STIERNACKENTYP | November 1, 2018 7:39am
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hi
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Atlascrower | November 4, 2018 3:20am
Please tell me, why did you down vote my guide, so I can get it better.
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Lord_Cat | October 24, 2018 9:08am
Hey ! love your guide, just started playing GP and this really helped. One of my friends said I should try dark harvest on him... What are your thoughts on that ?
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Atlascrower | October 24, 2018 11:31am
Hi, thank you very much for your opinion :D, i appreciate it much.
So, Dark Harvest: + Easy to use with your Q; Strong Lategame-damage | - Got recently nerfed (hard); Useless early, needs too much time to scale if you play Gangplank (You dont roam much, no jungle camps, you have no great Kill-Pressure, so you scale Dh with Cannon minions, every 3. wave just 4 stacks in 1 1/2 minutes is NOT efficient, more like a wasted keystone-space.
Dh is also a rune for easy-matchups as Kleptomancy is, but last one is much stronger, because a fast sheen or Trinity are much better as stronger bonus-damage with minute 40.
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Dr.Beco | October 11, 2018 2:21am
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awsome
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Atlascrower | October 17, 2018 11:28am
Thank you for your opinion :D
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Meta Creator (6) | March 11, 2018 6:56am
Great explanation of Gangplank bro! Nice presentation too!

I have a question concerning runes: is Kleptomancy still THE best rune on GP or thingd like electrocute / grasp can be also interesting?

I know its super easy to proc but it gives no dmg in fights and sometimes the loot you get is not very useful (like oracle)
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Atlascrower | March 14, 2018 12:14pm
Hello Meta Creator,
first of all, thank you for your opinion, I appreciate it.

Now to your question: Last season, thunderlord was the rune to go for me, but electrocute works a bit different. Cannon Barrage was able to trigger Thunderlord with 3 waves(1 cascade), but electrocute needs 3 separate attacks(different spells/aa´s), you can´t trigger it just with your Ultimate. The usage was a nice R-thunderlord-last-hit-Combo, but it doesn´t work anymore.

I never play Grasp, i like the Damage-GP much more than the Tankplank, but sometimes it´s necessary, against Wukong, for example(This is the only Match-up i use Grasp).

The positive about Cleptomancy is your Gold-generation, and GP scales insane with items, so it is my absolutely favorite rune for Gangplank (And you get lots of bonus-items, too, increasing your lane-comfort[resource-regeneration], for example). I think Cleptomancy is still the best Rune for Gangplank.

An interesting Rune-Core could be a poke-one with Aery and scorch(As Midlane-GP), futures market and Cosmic Insight.
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