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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
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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


Playing As Gangplank Gangplank
  • Parrrley.png Parrrley applies On Hit effects like Frozen Mallet item.png Frozen Mallet or The Black Cleaver item.png The Black Cleaver.
  • Paying attention to low-health enemies on the map can land you a surprise kill with Cannon Barrage.png Cannon Barrage.
  • Try placing Cannon Barrage.png 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. Run three Greater Glyph of Mana Regeneration, one Greater Quintessence of Mana Regeneration and three points in Meditation mastery 2016.png Meditation to wear down your lane opponent.
  • 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.png Sapphire Crystal and Refillable Potion item.png Refillable Potion. An early upgrade of Refillable Potion item.png Refillable Potion to Corrupting Potion item.png Corrupting Potion can be extremely good for staying in lane and scaling.
Playing Against Gangplank Gangplank
  • Parrrley.png 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.png Cannon Barrage!


Ability Usage
  • Trial by Fire.png Trial by Fire periodically charges Gangplank 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 Gangplank Gangplank.
    • It will not be applied by Parrrley.png Parrrley.
  • Parrrley.png Parrrley is Gangplank 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.png Silver Serpents to upgrade Cannon Barrage.png Cannon Barrage.
    • It can detonate a Powder Keg.png Powder Keg.
    • Parrrley.png 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.png Remove Scurvy is mana expensive spell that heals for a portion of missing health while also removing all crowd control upon use.
    • Remove Scurvy.png 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.png 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 Gangplank Gangplank's basic attacks or Parrrley.png Parrrley, dealing physical splash damage to all enemies in an area.
    • Multiple Powder Keg.png Powder Kegs can be chained up to create an explosive chain of barrel.
    • Powder Keg.png Powder Keg, combined with Parrrley.png 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.png Parrrley for each minion killed.
    • Powder Keg.png Powder Keg can also be a game changing ability combined with a Critical strike icon critically strike Parrrley.png Parrrley against enemy champions. This is because Powder Keg.png Powder Keg ignores 40% of the target's armor and deals bonus damage against enemy champions. The Critical strike icon critically strike Parrrley.png Parrrley will splash out the all enemies and apply the armor penetration and bonus damage from Powder Keg.png Powder Keg.
  • Cannon Barrage.png 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 Gangplank Gangplank's kit as Parrrley.png Parrrley will grants Gold 10 upon hiting an enemy champion. On that of that Bandit mastery 2016.png Bandit and Parrrley.png Parrrley's both share a cooldown of 5 seconds.
  • Using Parrrley.png 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.png 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
  • Gangplank Gangplank is going to try to farm most of the time, prevent that by playing aggressively.
  • Gangplank Gangplank's Powder Keg.png Powder Keg can be devastating for your team in teamfights, always try to last hit his barrels in order to disarm them.