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Gangplank Build Guides, Runes and Items

Gangplank The Saltwater Scourge

Find the best Gangplank build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Gangplank build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Gangplank's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Speedy Crit GP Vs. Mega Crit GP

Build by Guest updated June 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

GankCrit (100% Crit. chance)

Build by Chrissu updated June 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

BarbeNoir

Build by Aquiles94 updated June 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank crit build

Build by norbert2705 updated June 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

The Plank

Build by Draconis updated October 27, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank Tanky ownage

Build by TheDymean updated October 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Blank's OP Dominion Gangplank

Build by Blank updated October 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank...Critting you to Death

Build by Killedbychickens updated September 16, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gank-theswedish-plank

Build by aliceswe updated September 14, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank te rompe todo! (Spanish)

Build by Monnen updated August 28, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

I ATE SOME ORANGES AND IT WAS OKEYYYY

Build by RAIDER86 updated August 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Yarrr! *oneshot* Yarrr!!!!!!!!!

Build by Struyk updated August 8, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

The Best Gangplank

Build by Kapec22 updated July 31, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Pirate with 4000HP, 450AD and 80% critchance

Build by pepE666 updated July 18, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Jungle Gangplank 13 wins 1 loss in ranked so far

Build by KeiffoLoL updated July 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Mad Critz!

Build by Muaddaghata updated July 2, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Jungleplank

Build by kraffslol updated June 15, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Rated Yarrr!

Build by Jacobey3 updated June 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank 100%crit

Build by OlympianZeus97 updated June 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

the new and improved jungle gp

Build by josh77577 updated July 14, 2011
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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 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 12.9. 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gangplank's Runes

Gangplank's Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 13626 Games

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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 6825 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 46%

Win Rate 2883 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Gangplank's Summoner Spells

Gangplank's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 37331 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 40984 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 108 Games

Flash Ghost

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 75503 Games

Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 25829 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 43790 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 9631 Games

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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gangplank's Runes

Gangplank's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 69 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 104 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 1539 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

Gangplank's Summoner Spells

Gangplank's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 14235 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 3360 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 339 Games

Exhaust Flash

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 17068 Games

Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 9696 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 6045 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2278 Games

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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Gangplank's Runes

Gangplank's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 55 Games

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  • 3
Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 112 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

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 73 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Gangplank's Summoner Spells

Gangplank's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 4306 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 2989 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 32%

Win Rate 90 Games

Flash Smite

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 7107 Games

Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 4033 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2459 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 974 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's melee attacks ignite the target, dealing an additional 55 - 310 (+1.0 bonus attack damage) true damage (depending on level) over 2.5 seconds and granting Gangplank 15 − 30% movement speed (depending on level) for 2 seconds.

Destroying a Power Keg refreshes this cooldown and grants Gangplank the same movement speed.
Q
Gangplank's Parrrley
Parrrley Gangplank's Q Ability
625
55 / 50 / 45 / 40 / 35
4.5
Gangplank fires a bullet dealing 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage. If this kills the target, Gangplank gains an additional 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 gold and 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 Silver Serpents.

Gangplank can spend Silver Serpents in the shop to upgrade Cannon Barrage.
W
Gangplank's Remove Scurvy
Remove Scurvy Gangplank's W Ability
Self
60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100
22 / 20 / 18 / 16 / 14
Gangplank consumes a large amount of citrus fruit, removing all disabling effects and restoring 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+90% of ability power) health plus 15% missing health.
E
Gangplank's Powder Keg
Powder Keg Gangplank's E Ability
1000
0
18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14
Gangplank places a powder keg that can be attacked by Gangplank and enemy champions for 25 seconds. When an enemy destroys it, the keg is defused. When Gangplank destroys it, it explodes, slowing by 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% for 2 seconds and dealing the attack's damage, ignoring 40% armor. Champions take an additional 80 / 105 / 130 / 155 / 180 physical damage.

Keg health decays every 2 / 1 / 0.5 seconds. Keg explosions detonate other kegs with overlapping blast zones, but don't deal damage to the same target more than once. Keg explosions triggered by Parrrley will grant the bonus gold for targets killed.
R
Gangplank's Cannon Barrage
Cannon Barrage Gangplank's Ultimate (R) Ability
30000
100
180 / 160 / 140 / 140 / 140
Gangplank signals his ship to fire 12 waves of cannonballs anywhere on the map over 8 seconds. Each wave slows by 30% for 0.5 seconds and deals 40 / 70 / 100 (+10% of ability power) magic damage.

This ability can be upgraded in the shop via Parrrley.

Questions About Gangplank

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Gangplank

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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