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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!

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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[S11] O Captain! My Captain! (Top)

Build by ObserverOfTime updated November 29, 2020
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

The Gangplank Build

Build by MagrelinOnFire updated November 12, 2020
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank top builds

Build by Gr1mLoccK updated September 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

[11.18] The BBQ God, Gangplank [Mid/Top]

Build by quinoa updated September 6, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

oe le pirate

Build by Guest updated August 25, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Questionnable Gankplank's build

Build by Dreamlan798 updated August 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Genghis Plank CONQUERER OF MIDLANE

Build by Guest updated August 10, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

GANGPLANK 99,999999% WIN RATE

Build by Guest updated August 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Aspect of flexy Gangplank

Build by Sativa Maker updated July 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

S11 SUPER SPECIAL PERSONAL GANGPLANK BUILDS AND STRATEGIES P

Build by cowabungajones updated July 6, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

ONE SHOT AD GP TOP/SUPORT/MID

Build by BEstleeplayer69 updated June 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

ONE SHOT AD GP TOP/SUPPORT/MID

Build by Guest updated June 29, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

GodPlank build

Build by Guest updated June 17, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

BEST GANGPLANK BUILD!!!

Build by FajnyZIomal420 updated June 16, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank Without Weakness

Build by Guest updated June 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank Top Build S11

Build by Guest updated June 11, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Gangplank Top Build

Build by Guest updated June 5, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

Best way to play Gangplank

Build by Guest updated May 10, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

ap gp s11

Build by Bigger L updated May 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide
LoL Champion Gangplank Build Guide

AP Gankplank top s11

Build by Crimsoon updated April 30, 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: 131210 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 4558 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 50%

Win Rate 1996 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 265 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 18058 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 3072 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 95 Games

Exhaust Flash

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 13543 Games

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Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 12602 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 6910 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1772 Games

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Patch 11.21: 131226 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 242 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: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 730 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 45%

Win Rate 457 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 48%

Win Rate 3766 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1681 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 95 Games

Exhaust Flash

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 3472 Games

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Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 3138 Games

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Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1974 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 461 Games

Oracle Lens
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Gangplank's Ability Order

Gangplank's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 684 Games

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Patch 11.21: 131227 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 378 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 53%

Win Rate 66 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 49%

Win Rate 69 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 1373 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 351 Games

Flash Ignite

Gangplank's Starters

Gangplank's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1163 Games

Trinket

Gangplank's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 572 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Gangplank's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1026 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Gangplank's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 152 Games

Oracle Lens
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Gangplank's Ability Order

Gangplank's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 217 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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