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LoL Champion Build Guides: Gangplank

Gangplank The Saltwater Scourge

Find the best Gangplank build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.21. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Gangplank build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Gangplank's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.21 & Patch 11.20
9.1
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[11.20] Ganplank main One-shot KING (TOP & MID)

Guide by Seal Gains updated October 13, 2021
8.4
22
Votes
4
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[ 11.20 ] Gangplank s11 guide TOP/MID

Guide by FancyPot updated October 8, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[11.21] Menace To LoL Gangplank

Guide by King Turtle updated October 19, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.21 & Patch 11.20
New Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gank Mid v2

Build by Rafej Drago updated October 17, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gank Mid

Build by Rafej Drago updated October 17, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
10
637
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38
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

{11.17} The Gangplank Compendium {All roles AP & AD}

Guide by Kippari updated August 31, 2021
  • In-depth
9.8
221
Votes
14
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

The Ultimate Masters Gangplank Guide and His Mythics [S11] (

Guide by LeSocair updated January 26, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
152
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38
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Sanun's Diamond Gangplank Guide [TOP]

Guide by sanun updated April 28, 2021
  • In-depth
8.9
30
Votes
4
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

The CritPlank guide

Guide by Gospodin Bure updated September 11, 2021
  • In-depth
8.3
39
Votes
7
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

PAPA GANGPLANK - All GP BUILDS

Guide by Papa Urgot updated August 27, 2021
7.5
7
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Como ser o próximo Rei do Barril (1.2kk maestria)

Guide by Captain Dantems updated December 27, 2020
7.1
39
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16
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[11.15] RTO's Challenger Gangplank Top Lane Guide

Guide by RTO updated July 25, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

GOLD GANGPLANK GUIDE ALL MATCHUPS (NOT ALL MID YET)

Guide by Dorom updated April 15, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[10.23] A Bronze Scrub's Guide to EVERY ROLE GANGPLANK

Guide by RainbowFreeze updated November 17, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank Top Guide

Guide by simotheking99 updated August 31, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank PRESEASON ONE SHOT BUILD

Guide by Lenter updated December 2, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank mid (FOR FUN GUIDE)

Guide by PlankBank500 updated July 29, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

WIP GP GUIDE [ESP]

Guide by Sylrath updated December 10, 2020
Season 11 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[11.11] Gangplank for Every Matchup [EN-PT]

Build by Mister Egg updated May 30, 2021
7.3
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank Solarbacca style

Build by Unishamaani updated May 7, 2021
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Gangplank Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Gangplank we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Gangplank, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Gangplank this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.21. However, if you are a new Gangplank player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Gangplank!

Patch 11.21: 18844 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gangplank's Top Items

Gangplank's Runes

Gangplank's Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 3862 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 1716 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 216 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
More Gangplank Runes

Gangplank's Summoner Spells

Gangplank's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 15167 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 2539 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 75 Games

Exhaust Flash

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 10429 Games

Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 10643 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 5750 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1438 Games

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Patch 11.21: 18856 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gangplank's Top Items

Gangplank's Runes

Gangplank's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 208 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 610 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 64 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
More Gangplank Runes

Gangplank's Summoner Spells

Gangplank's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 3143 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1414 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 44%

Win Rate 82 Games

Exhaust Flash

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 2671 Games

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Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 2618 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1650 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 398 Games

Oracle Lens
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Gangplank's Ability Order

Gangplank's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 525 Games

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Patch 11.21: 18859 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gangplank's Top Items

Gangplank's Runes

Gangplank's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 316 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 57 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 54 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic
More Gangplank Runes

Gangplank's Summoner Spells

Gangplank's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1168 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 287 Games

Flash Ignite

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 914 Games

Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 866 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 483 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 129 Games

Oracle Lens
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to Buy Wards

Gangplank's Ability Order

Gangplank's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 166 Games

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Gangplank Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Gangplank guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Gangplank Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Gangplank. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Gangplank Skins

Gangplank's Abilities

Gangplank's Trial By Fire
Trial By Fire Gangplank's Passive Gangplank's Passive
Self
Gangplank's Passive
Gangplank's Passive
Gangplank periodically empowers his next basic attack to burn the target, dealing them 55−225 (+1.0 bonus attack damage) bonus true damage (depending on level) over 2.5 seconds. Turrets receive 50% reduced damage.

If Gangplank successfully hits a target with Trial by Fire, he gains 15−30% bonus movement speed (depending on level) for 2 seconds. Every time a Powder Keg explodes, the cooldown for Trial by Fire resets and Gangplank gains its bonus movement speed.

Trial by Fire cannot be applied with Parrrley nor Powder Keg.
Q
Gangplank's Parrrley
Parrrley Gangplank's Q Ability
625
60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40
5
ACTIVE: Gangplank shoots the target enemy with his pistol, dealing them 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 (+1.0 attack damage) physical damage upon the bullet's arrival and applying on-hit and on-attack effects at 100% effectiveness as a ranged attack. Parrrley can critically strike.

If Parrrley kills the target, Gangplank plunders 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 gold and 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 Silver Serpents. Each enemy killed by a Powder Keg explosion that was originally set off by Parrrley also counts for the plunder.

Silver Serpents can be spent in the shop to upgrade Cannon Barrage.
W
Gangplank's Remove Scurvy
Remove Scurvy Gangplank's W Ability
Self
80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
22 / 20 / 18 / 16 / 14
Gangplank consumes a large quantity of citrus fruit, cleansing himself from all crowd control and healing himself for 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+90% of ability power) (+15% missing health).
E
Gangplank's Powder Keg
Powder Keg Gangplank's E Ability
1000
0
18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14
PASSIVE: Gangplank periodically stocks a Powder Keg, ranging from 3 / 3 / 4 / 4 / 5 (depending on level).

ACTIVE: Gangplank places a Powder Keg at the target location for 25 seconds, which connects to other nearby Powder Kegs with overlapping connection radius with a trail of black powder. The keg starts with 3 health points and loses 1 health every 2 / 1 / 0.5 seconds (depending on level) until it is left with 1 health.

Gangplank and his enemies can attack the keg with basic attacks, dealing 1 damage per hit. Gangplank may also shoot the barrel with Parrrley. If Gangplank destroys the barrel, it explodes, granting sight of the explosion radius for 2 seconds and also triggering a chain reaction that explodes nearby connected kegs with a 0.33 seconds-delay between explosions. If destroyed by an enemy, the keg is safely dismantled.

Enemies within a keg's explosion are dealt the triggering attack's damage, plus 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 / 180 bonus physical damage if they are a champion, and are slowed by 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% and revealed for 2 seconds. Powder's Keg damage ignores 40% of the target's armor. Enemies can only be damaged once per chain.

Attacking a keg with Spellblade will consume the effect. If Gangplank applies it, the keg will store the damage it would have dealt and add it to the explosion damage as bonus physical damage if it is the initial detonation of a chain. Attacks and Parrrley that critically strike the Keg to explode have their damage increased by 25% before the Keg splashes it. This does not include the Spellblade damage applied by the attack or stored on the barrel.
R
Gangplank's Cannon Barrage
Cannon Barrage Gangplank's Ultimate (R) Ability
30000
100
180 / 160 / 140 / 140 / 140
ACTIVE: Gangplank shoots a flare into the air, signaling his ship off-shore to fire upon the target location for 8 seconds, calling down 12 waves of cannonballs in clusters of 3 every 2 seconds, and granting sight of the area for the duration. Each wave deals 40 / 70 / 100 (+10% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies within the area and slows them by 30% for 0.5 seconds.

Gangplank can purchase upgrades for his ship in the store at the cost of 500 Silver Serpents each, which improve Cannon Barrage:

- DEATH'S DAUGHTER: An initial cannonball lands in the center of the barrage, dealing a cluster's worth of true damage to all enemies within the impact and slowing them by 60% for 1.5 seconds.

- RAISE MORALE: The barrage grants allies 30% bonus movement speed while they are inside the area, persisting for 2 seconds after leaving it.

- FIRE AT WILL: Cannon Barrage fires 6 additional waves over its duration.

Questions About Gangplank

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Is Gangplank still viable with the crit item changes?

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Is Gangplank not enhanced R on-hit and/or DoT (not counding cannonball wave

I know that since it's not on the tooltip it means it doesn't, but for some reasons I have the impression that GP's ult has a kind of on-hit (like proc-ing Grasp.) That or I don't get how some targets who managed to escape R's zone die right...

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Quinn questions

So... I like Quinn, and I am wondering about a few things. First of all, is building Trinity Force on Quinn a bad idea? Secondly, I have been considering looking into Gangplank. Is he a character who is a good pick for someone who enjoys Quinn?

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Placing barrowls while chasing an enemy

Hi! I have a problem with placing barrowls while chasing enemys! Have u guys got an advice how to place them?

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whats the best way to play gp jungle

so i want to play gp jungle its been a while since ive played him. maybe season 7 or 8 but i know itll be hard but i still want to try because i like his character any ideas

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amm how do i place barrels?!

i have some issues with the gang combo, placing a barrel in like same time with the Q blowing other barrel u know, how should i place thoose things?

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Does Assassin Mastery work on Gangplank's R?

Was playing [[Gangplank]] the other day and was wondering if [[assassin]] worked on [[Cannon barrage]], since GP is alone in lane when he fires it.

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Gangplank right now

I have two questions: 1.Is Gangplank a strong pick on top and is it worth to buy him now ? 2.Is it still viable to play full crit Gangplank with Statikk ?

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Carry top laners

what are some good carry top laners that arn't perma bans like fiora gp or darius?

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Is Gangplank's minion counter bugged?

I have witnessed this multiple times when playing [[Gangplank]], sometimes the minion counter will reset or lower later in the game or in the post game stats. I recall one game going on long enough for me to have over 400 cs, and the post game...

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How to plank the gang with his new update

Question is simple, how to rek with plankgang because i see other plankgangs rek me and eat an orange then there k.

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How does one reset gangpank's auto-attack animation with q

[color=#E8570C]So I've been trying to use [[gangplank]]'s [[parrrley]] to reset my auto-attack and basically get a third free attack but all I've been getting is auto,q,delay,auto. Is there some kind of trick to it? The league wiki claims it's...

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How should you build Gangplank?

What would be the optimal build for [[Gangplank]] in most games? I've seen a lot build [[Trinity Force]] into [[Statikk Shiv]]. I've personally built [[Sunfire Cape]] and [[Spirit Visage]] into [[Liandry's Torment]]. It worked well but what would...

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Can my Gangplank as ADC theory hold up? HELP

ADC need to be great farmers and build into godly damage. Isn't that what GP is? I hate playing bot lane, mainly don't like any of the champs. I noticed LoL list Gangplank as a carry and knowing he is AD, I imagined him as an ADC. Using him as...

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Gangplank Mid

So, I played a few games as [[gangplank]] mid and for three times in-a-row, I was last pick. So, when I said that I prefer mid, they agreed and they didn't ask any questions. Then when it was finally my turn to pick, I picked [[gangplank]] and...

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