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Gangplank Champion Spotlight07:19

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
  • Parrrley Parrrley applies On Hit effects like Frozen Mallet item Frozen Mallet or The Black Cleaver item The Black Cleaver.
  • Paying attention to low-health enemies on the map can land you a surprise kill with Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage.
  • Try placing Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage on the path of escape to cut off fleeing enemies.
  • Early game, do not use your q on minions! Silver serpents are not more important than kill pressure.
  • Use your barrels defensively while you are weak, placing them on top of you or a little behind. Q the enemy at every opportunity and farm with your autos. Its harder to farm, but now you are a lane bully and its very difficult for the enemy to trade back if you consistently landing qs. A great start for this strategy is starting Sapphire Crystal item Sapphire Crystal and Refillable Potion item Refillable Potion. An early upgrade of Refillable Potion item Refillable Potion to Corrupting Potion item Corrupting Potion can be extremely good for staying in lane and scaling.
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 periodically charges GangplankSquare Gangplank's sword with fire. Basic attacking an enemy unit will ignite the enemy for 2.5 seconds and grants 30% bonus movement speed for 2 seconds.
    • It can be used against turret but with 50% reduced damage.
    • It can be used as an escape tool for GangplankSquare Gangplank.
    • It will not be applied by Parrrley Parrrley.
  • Parrrley Parrrley 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.
    • It can detonate a Powder Keg Powder Keg.
    • Parrrley Parrrley has a 5-second cooldown and a low mana cost of 40 per use. It deals 20 / 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 (+ 100% AD) physical damage.
  • Remove Scurvy Remove Scurvy is mana expensive spell that heals for a portion of missing health while also removing all crowd control upon use.
    • Remove Scurvy Remove Scurvy's base heal only increases by 25 health after rank 1. On top of that, his mana cost increases by 10 each rank. This is why this ability should only be ranked once, his base healing values are good enough and the only important scaling is the missing health part.
  • Powder Keg Powder Keg is an offensive ability that works on a recharge system, storing up to 3 charges at once. It places an explosive barrel at target location for 60 seconds that can be detonated by GangplankSquare Gangplank's basic attacks or Parrrley Parrrley, dealing physical splash damage to all enemies in an area.
    • Multiple Powder Keg Powder Kegs can be chained up to create an explosive chain of barrel.
    • Powder Keg 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 from Parrrley Parrrley for each minion killed.
    • Powder Keg Powder Keg 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 40% 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.
  • Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage is a global range offensive/defensive ability that deals magic damage in a large area.
Mastery Usage
  • Bandit mastery 2016.png Bandit synergizes greatly with GangplankSquare Gangplank's kit as Parrrley Parrrley will grants Gold 10 upon hiting an enemy champion. On that of that Bandit mastery 2016.png Bandit and Parrrley Parrrley's both share a cooldown of 5 seconds.
  • Using Parrrley Parrrley on your opponent over enemy minions is heavily recommended to apply lane pressure, and because you actually gain more gold by doing that than by using this skill on minions. However, you need to switch later to using Parrrley Parrrley on minions, because you can't gain Silver Serpents by using it on your lane opponent. Also, watch out for your mana pool, as this skill costs a moderate amount of mana and spamming it carelessy drains all of GP's early mana pool.
Item Usage
  • GangplankSquare Gangplank can be played as an offensive bruiser built of AD items and some tank items.
  • Gangplank may actually benefit from starting Doran's Ring item Doran's Ring, even though he is AD. The mana regeneration from this item is what makes it a good option. Everytime you last hit a minion with Parrrley Parrrley, you gain some mana back (effectively making Parrrley Parrrley have a reduced mana cost), and you also gain mana back when last hitting without it. When combined with the Meditation mastery 2016.png Meditation mastery, it allows Gangplank to sustain his mana fairly well as long as he doesn't just spam his skills carelessy. The AP is actually not useless as it increases Remove Scurvy Remove Scurvy's heal and Cannon Barrage Cannon Barrage's damage by a tiny bit.
    • Sapphire Crystal item Sapphire Crystal and Refillable Potion item Refillable Potion are alternative starting items that can also fix Gangplank's early mana issues and are arguably more beneficial to him than Doran's Ring. A higher level strat on Gangplank is to use your barrels defensively by placing them on yourself and pushing in to turret right away, getting 350g. Back quick and upgrade Refillable Potion item Refillable Potion to Corrupting Potion item Corrupting Potion. Sapphire Crystal item Sapphire Crystal also builds into a quicker Sheen item Sheen while building towards Trinity Force item Trinity Force.
    • Cull item Cull is an alternative choice for players who really enjoy farming. However, it makes Gangplank go OOM easily.
  • GangplankSquare Gangplank will require either more mana, either mana regeneration in order to farm without trouble.
  • GangplankSquare Gangplank's kit works well with cooldown reduction.
  • Infinity Edge item Infinity Edge is a really offensive choice that enhances Parrrley Parrrley mostly.
  • Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage will increase the heal received by Remove Scurvy Remove Scurvy.
  • Statikk Shiv item Statikk Shiv is a good option if going with a crit build. Parrrley Parrrley can proc it, and it does a lot of burst damage.
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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