"Yo ho, blow the man down. Or at least shoot him when his back is turned and steal all his booty." - Gangplank
Gangplank was born the son of the dread pirate captain Vincent the Shadow - one of the most wealthy and feared pirates in all of the Blue Flame Islands. 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.
Active:Gangplank fires into the air, disabling Raise Morale's passive bonuses but inspiring himself to gain more bonus attack damage and more bonusmovement speed for 7 seconds, reduced to 50% for allied champions in range.
Gangplank regains Raise Morale's passive bonuses once the active's duration expires (they are not lost for the cooldown's)
Raise Morale's active is not an aura. (allies who get in range of Raise Morale's active after Gangplank casts will not gain the bonuses, while those who do will keep them over the duration, even if they move out of range or if Gangplank dies)
RANGE:Global / 600
COST: 100 Mana
COOLDOWN: 125 / 110 / 95
Active:Gangplank signals his ship to fire a cannonball barrage upon the target area for 7 seconds, dealing magic damage every second, granting sight of the area, and slowing enemies inside by 25%.
New Classic skin featuring Gangplank as he appears after the events of Burning Tides.
New voice over, which is applied to all of Gangplank's existing skins.
His traditional skin (which was visually upgraded in V5.14) is being rebranded as Captain Gangplank and will be available in the store for 975. No word if the skin will be permanently available or whether it will be a legacy skin. Players also have the opportunity to unlock the skin for free by completing The Burning Tide's Epilogue: complete one matchmade game with Gangplank during the event.You do not need to have completed Acts 1, 2 and 3 to earn this reward. This skin will feature his traditional voice over (the one introduced in V5.14).
New Innate: Gangplank's next attack ignites the target dealing bonus true damage and grants bonus movement speed. Destroying a Powder Keg instantly refreshes Trial by Fire and grants the same bonus movement speed. Parrrley cannot activate Trial by Fire.
New Active: Gangplank places a powder keg at the target location that he can attack to detonate, splashing the attack's damage to surrounding enemies and slowing them for a short duration. The damage benefits from 60% armor penetration and champions take bonus damage. If detonated by Parrrley, Gangplank will plunder from all enemies slain. The explosion sets off a chain reaction that explodes other nearby kegs - but the damage does not overlap. Enemies can also attack the kegs to safely destroy them (worth gold).
No longer needs to target a unit to activate, so Gangplank can no longer kill allied minions.
Activating it grants Gangplank 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30% movement speed and 20 / 28 / 36 / 44 / 52 attack damage instead of his passive bonuses.
The activation also grants nearby allies 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15% movement speed and 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 attack damage.
Duration reduced to 6 seconds from 10.
Mana cost changed to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 60 at all ranks.
Previous Active: Gangplank kills an allied minion, inspiring himself and nearby champions to receive Raise Morale's passive benefits for 10 seconds. This gives Gangplank double the effect for the duration.