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Gangplank Champion Spotlight

Gangplank Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Sheen item Phage item Boots of Speed item
Essential Trinity Force item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Infinity Edge item
Offensive Essence Reaver item Youmuu's Ghostblade item Last Whisper item
Defensive Edge of Night item Spirit Visage item Guardian Angel item
Situational Death's Daughter item Raise Morale item Fire at Will item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Wrath item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Trinity Force item Spirit Visage item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Essence Reaver item The Black Cleaver item Youmuu's Ghostblade item
Defensive Randuin's Omen item Frozen Heart item Warmog's Armor item
Situational Death's Daughter item Raise Morale item Fire at Will item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Sheen item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item
Essential Trinity Force item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Infinity Edge item
Offensive Phantom Dancer item Statikk Shiv item Lord Dominik's Regards item
Defensive Dead Man's Plate item Maw of Malmortius item Edge of Night item
Situational Death's Daughter item Raise Morale item Fire at Will item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Corrupting Potion item Elixir of Wrath item

Tips

Playing As GangplankSquare Gangplank
Playing Against GangplankSquare Gangplank
  • Parrrley Parrrley does a high amount of physical damage. Items that grant armor can help if an enemy Gangplank is doing well.
  • Once Gangplank reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage!

Tricks

Ability Usage

Trial by Fire Trial by Fire
  • Detonate a Powder Keg barrel to gain a burst a movement speed.
  • The damage over time component increases his duelling capacities, use it to stick to your target.
Parrrley Parrrley
  • It is GangplankSquare Gangplank's core ability, it should be maxed out first. It is a ranged attack that applies on-hit effects and that can Critical strike icon critically strike.
  • It is used to last-hit minions in order to generate gold and Silver Serpents Silver Serpents to upgrade Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage.
    • Early game, it is best to not only use Parrrley on minions, gold and Silver Serpents Silver Serpents are less important than kill pressure.
  • Detonate a Powder Keg barrel with it to deal massive AoE damage.
  • Use it against your opponent whenever you can to harass them and farm with your basic attacks.
    • It makes it harder to farm, but now you are a lane bully and it's very difficult for the enemy to trade back if you consistently land your Parrrleys.
Remove Scurvy Remove Scurvy
  • One point in this ability is enough, the missing health component instantly heal you as much as a Total Biscuit of Everlasting Will item Total Biscuit of Everlasting Will. Be careful not to use this to often if you have lack mana regeneration, as the mana cost is pretty high, even at rank 1.
Powder Keg Powder Keg
  • Multiple Powder Kegs can be chained up to create an explosive chain of barrel. You can place one of them under the turret and another further away to harass your lane opponent from a fair distance away.
  • Powder Keg, combined with Parrrley Parrrley, can be a devastating farming tool to last-hit minions. If the splash damage last-hit the minions hit, it will grants the bonus gold and Silver Serpents Silver Serpents from Parrrley Parrrley for each minion killed.
  • It can also be a game changing ability combined with a Critical strike icon critically strike Parrrley Parrrley against enemy champions. This is because Powder Keg Powder Keg ignores a part of the target's armor and deals bonus damage against enemy champions. The Critical strike icon critically strike Parrrley Parrrley will splash out the all enemies and apply the armor penetration and bonus damage from Powder Keg Powder Keg.
  • While low on health, you can use your barrels defensively by placing them on top of you or a little behind, making it hard for your opponent to kill the barrels.
Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage
  • It can be used to defend a turret sieged by minions.
  • It can be used in teamfights were damage or crowd control is needed.
  • It can also be used to gank another lane, giving you easy assists or kills if you are lucky.
  • Thanks to the Silver Serpents Silver Serpents earned with Parrrley Parrrley, GangplankSquare Gangplank has the option to upgrade Cannon Barrage with either Death's Daughter item Death's Daughter, Raise Morale item Raise Morale or Fire at Will item Fire at Will.
    • Death's Daughter item Death's Daughter will deal more damage at the beginning of the ability, making the ability better at bursting down a target.
    • Raise Morale item Raise Morale will grant bonus movement speed to allies within the area. This is probably this worst upgrade, as Cannon Barrage should be used on enemies, and not on allies.
    • Fire at Will item Fire at Will will slightly increase the ability's total damage.

Rune Usage

  • The perfect keystone for GangplankSquare Gangplank is Kleptomancy rune Kleptomancy. He is the best user for this rune because of how easy he can proc it and how often he can also. Kleptomancy rune Kleptomancy synergizes perfectly with GangplankSquare Gangplankbecause it triggers with Parrrley Parrrley, giving him more Gold gold and more sustain thanks to the potions looted.
  • Biscuit Delivery rune Biscuit Delivery gives him more lane sustain, and increases his maximum mana.
    • Biscuits looted by Kleptomancy rune Kleptomancy will also increase his maximum mana.
  • Perfect Timing rune Perfect Timing can increase your survivability to ganks by using the Stopwatch item Stopwatch.
  • Magical Footwear rune Magical Footwear gives you free boots at 10:00 that will build into Tier 2 boots at a reduced cost. 
    • Magical Footwear rune Magical Footwear gives you the boots at 10:00, but it can get them quicker if you manage to get takedowns on enemy champions.
  • Future's Market rune Future's Market allows you to get into negative gold balance to buy any item, up to a gold limit.
  • Cosmic Insight rune Cosmic Insight gives him much needed cooldown reduction.
  • Time Warp Tonic rune Time Warp Tonic gives you bonus movement speed and increased duration on potions and elixirs.
  • Another great keystone that more and more people are taking recently on GangplankSquare Gangplank is Grasp of the Undying rune Grasp of the Undying.
    • The reasoning why this keystone is so good on GangplankSquare Gangplank is because Parrrley Parrrley procs the keystone. 
      • Grasp of the Undying rune Grasp of the Undying gives the full benefit to melee champions only, while ranged champions get all the benefits reduced by 40%.
        • Parrrley Parrrley grants the full benefit of this keystone but as a ranged ability, because Parrrley Parrrley is an on-hit ranged ability coming from a melee champion.
  • Conditioning rune ConditioningBone Plating rune Bone Plating, or Chrysalis rune Chrysalis can be picked, based on preferences and on the matchup.
  • Second Wind rune Second Wind increases his lane sustain, and makes him more resilient in the long term.
  • Transcendence rune Transcendence gives him much needed cooldown reduction, and allows him to exceed the cap the gain more attack damage.
  • Scorch rune Scorch will deal additional damage with Parrrley Parrrley.

Item Usage

Countering

  • GangplankSquare Gangplank is going to try to farm most of the time, prevent that by playing aggressively.
  • GangplankSquare Gangplank's Powder Keg Powder Keg can be devastating for your team in teamfights, always try to last hit his barrels in order to disarm them.

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