Content guides
GUIDES:

Highest Win Rate

Most Popular
All Guides Gangplank Guides Gangplank Free elo [Patch 6.20]
2
1
Updated
2 years ago
Views
248
Comments
0

Gangplank Statistics for Geghi

Author's performance with Gangplank compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
21
10
Win %
43
38
Kills
5.0
5.2
Assists
7.9
7.0
Deaths
6.4
6.5
KA:D Ratio
2.0
1.9
Gold Earned
14K
12.8K
Creep Score
218.0
190.3
Average

Share

  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png  FLASH : Best summoner spell in the game , don't even try to take another one. MUST TAKE IT!


12.png  TELEPORT : This is an awesome summoner spell even if i personally prefer exhaust since Gangplank's teleports in Early game aren't that effective and in Mid/Late game you will be focusing on teamfights and NOT Splitpush. Anyways it helps you farming early game which is very good for a better scaling into lategame.

3.png  EXHAUST : I think this is the best ( after FLASH ) summoner spell you can take on GP since your early game isn't that good and it allows you to win trades or even getting a kill , which is very nice because as GP if you start snowballing nobody will be able to stop you!

14.png IGNITE : Still a viable option for a GP mid in some cases but we're talking about GP Top. Just forget about it, DON'T TAKE IGNITE, even vs a toplane Nami ( WTF?! ) .





New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

12 - 18 - 0  is the way to GO! 


FEROCITY :

Sorcery over Fury --> because u need damage from abilities instead of attack speed.

Double Edged Sword --> MUST.. you deal tons of damage and this mastery gives you what you need.. MORE DAMAGE.

Natural Talent --> another free damage mastery, 10 ad isn't that much in lategame but sometimes it's still useful.

Oppressor --> Free damage, your barrel slows, your ult slows, so Go for it!


CUNNNING :

Savagery --> helps you last hitting --> more cs --> more gold --> more damage --> win --> easy! ;)

Assassin --> MUST.. who cares about buffs and more sustain from potion when u can get free damage?

Bandit --> MUUUUUUST.. FFS THOSE ARE FREE GOLDS!! Just take it.

Intelligence over precision --> both are very good but 5% cdr is awesome. More poke in lane , more farm , lower cd                                                  on undefined.png Cannon Barrage (R). At level 18 you'll have tons of armor pen from items, I                                                  think that 5% cdr instead of 15 armor pen ( at level 18 ) is better.

Thunderlord --> Just take that. It works perfectly on GP. Your ult proc it really fast making it easier to kill enemies                           with low HP. It's useful in lane and during the whole game in many situations.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16
MAX  R>Q>E>W.


Parrrley (Q): 

Always take it Level 1 since it helps you farming and poking , then max it first to gain more gold and silver serpents from lasthitting and it also increase the damage ( obviously ).

Remove Scurvy (W):

I LOVE THIS ABILITY!! you have a FREE QSS which gives you even a lot of HP. lovely oranges.
even if it's awesome max it last because it gives you only sustain and you need TONS of damage. 
level up at level 3 , if you are scared of your opponent you can even unlock it at level 2 for extra sustain.

Powder Keg (E):

Here comes the BARREL MECHANICS! we'll talk about how to use them later. this is another awesome ability ( as always ) which deals tons of damage, ignores 40% of enemies armor ( NOT BONUS ARMOR, THIS IS FUCKIN OP! )
and slows enemies from 40% to 80% ( based on ability level ). I mean, 80% .. 80% .. 80% , WTF, so broken.

SO : TONS OF DAMAGE , SLOW , ARMOR PEN!! what else from just one ability? 
yes we're not done .. IT CAN EVEN CRIT. just awesome. i love this champ!

Cannon Barrage (R): 

I think it's one of the strongest ult in the game because you can use it WHEREVER YOU WANT , Deals TONS of damage if placed correctly in a teamfight , SLOWS enemies, when upgraded deals TRUE damage and SPEEDS your allies. yeah that's why i told you to go for 5% cdr. OP EVEN AFTER THE NERF.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    I REALLY LIKE THAT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS ME TO SPAM MY W A BIT MORE IN LANE. I TAKE IN 95% OF THE GAMES
    REALLY NICE START , I LIKE TO GO FOR IT VS STRONG EARLY GAME CHAMPIONS, THE ONES WHO SCARES ME ( RIVEN, PANTHEON , IRELIA)
    A LOT OF PLAYERS STARTS WITH THAT , I PERSONALLY DON'T LIKE IT BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF SUSTAIN. ANYWAYS IT'S USEFUL TO GET AN EARLY SHEEN (AWESOME ON GP)

Core Items

    FIRST BACK BUY. ALWAYS
    IF YOU ARE POOR AND YOU CANT BUY SHEEN, THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED. JUST SOME FREEGOLDS FOR THE MID GAME
    AFTER SHEEN I LIKE TO GO FOR PHAGE FOR THE EXTRA HP IN LOSING MATCHUPS. OTHERWAYS I GO FOR STINGER FOR THE EXTRA CRD AND MORE ATTACK SPEED WHICH HELPS YOU FARMING
    JUST BUY IT. DAMAGE ,CDR, ATTACK SPEED , MOVEMENT SPEED. IT'S THE BEST ITEM EVER ON GP. TAKE IT FIRST
    I LIKE THAT ITEM ON GP. 10% CDR TO REACH MAX CDR (WITH 10% FROM RUNES) , ARMOR PEN , ATTACK DAMAGE AND A GREAT ACTIVE. I ALWAYS BUY IT AFTER TRINITY
    BUY THOSE EARLY GAME AND UPGRADE LATER ON (MAYBE BEETWEEN TRINITY AND YOUMUMU )
    TABI -> ADC FEED ( OR AGAINST TRYNDAMERE, FIORA ETC.) MERCURY -> HARD CC TEAM OR HEAVY AP SWIFTNESS OTHERWAYS.
    NICE 3RD BUY . HUGE DAMAGE . I ALWAYS TAKE IT
    THEY ARE ALL SQUISHY ? PUNISH THEM NOW !! TAKE ONE OF THEM ( I DONT LIKE BUYING BOTH , DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T )
    EXTRA ARMOR PEN. LORD DOMINIK AGAINST TANK TEAM . DRAKTHARR FOR EXTRA DAMAGE AGAINST SQUISHY REMINDER AGAINST SORAKA , SONA , VLADIMIR ETC.
    FINAL BUILD EXAMPLE (LOW CRIT) ONE OF MY FAVOURITES
    CRITPLANK . I NEVER GO FOR IT (DOESN'T MEAN IT'S BAD )
    VERY GOOD AGAINST SQUISHY. U CAN SWAP THE DUSKBLADE WITH STERAK FOR A BIT MORE TANKINESS
    1) DEATH'S DAUGTHER (BURST) 2) FIRE AT WILL ( DPS ) 3) RAISE MORALE ( UTILITY )

Situational Items

    ARMOR ,HP , MOVEMENT SPEED. TAKE IT 5TH/6TH AGAINST STRONG AD CHAMPS (RIVEN ,IRELIA, TALON ETC.)
    IF MALMORTHUS CAN'T AAVE YOU FROM AP ENEMIES
    GREAT ITEM . EXTRA HP AND SOME DAMAGE + NICE PASSIVE. JUST DONT BUY IT IF U HAVE A MALMORTHUS. PASSIVE DOESN'T STACK
    DONT GO CDR RUNES IFYOU ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS . NICE DAMAGE +CRIT CHANCE , WASTE OF MANA (NO NEED IN LATEGAME) AND CDR . NOT A BAD OPTION
    NEED MR ? GO FOR IT!!

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Akali
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Easy
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Garen
    Hard
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium

VS

Akali

Medium

I rated this matchup as medium because it's easy before 6 and hard after. 

You need to get a huge advantage before 6. 
Poke her with Q whenever you can, don't stand in her undefined.png or you'll take free damage. Use barrels for extra poke. Just try to delete her in early game. After 6 unless you snoeballed hard u should farm undertower and just poke safely when u see an opportunity. She can't dive you !
I recommend taking exhaust instead of teleport for this matchup

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

Dodging her poison is the key to win this lane. Don't try to fight when she hits you with any poison spells , she will destroy you . Just farm safely and poke if tou see an occasion ( don't try to force your Q or you'll get bursted down ). 

Take E lvl2 ( W only in case u lost a lot of HP at level 1 ) and be sure to always put a barrel behind you to disengage her by putting another barrel on her then AA/Q on the barrel. BE CAREFUL OF HER LVL 2 . SHE WILL PROBABLY TRY TO ALL IN YOU. 
Play safe and abuse your first back (aim to get the sheen ) since she will buy 3070.png ( no extra damage )
Your (W) counter her ult. Use it at your advantage.
If you hit a barrel on her in he lategame she will just cry . You should try to focus her (and obviously adc )

VS

Cho'Gath

Easy

His early game is trash. Poke with Q for free golds (bandit mastery). Watch out for his rupture.png (Q), your removescurvy.png (W) cancel his silence feralscream.png(W).


Just try to poke him down and all in if you see an opportunity to kill him. 

Take E level 2 for extra poke with barrels.

You can take teleport in this matchup. Exhaust is still a good option ( as always )

VS

Darius

Hard

I don't like this matchup because he can punish you very easily if you understimate his damage. 

Just try to farm and wait for a gank. You scale so much better in lategame. All you have to do is "Don't die in lane" . Don't worry if you are behind on cs. You can even try to kill him in lane after trinity if you poke him down with raisemorale.png(E) and then try to all in but be careful of his Q heal .
Take E lvl 2 

VS

Fiora

Hard

Fiora is a lane bully. Take exhaust va her.

I like to go for 2033.png instead of dorans ring because it gives me some damage ehich helps me win trades.
 Let her push and farm undertower so you can be safe and if you are low hp try to bait her, fiora players wants kills kills kills. Even if you are low she can't dive you with yout removescurvy.png(W) , 4.pngflash and 3.pngexhaust.

You can take W level 2. I like to go for E anyways

3047.pngvery useful 

VS

Garen

Hard

You'll be able to poke him forever, but you won't be able ti kill him anyways unless he overexted or you get ganked. Be careful because his ult deals tons of damage and without your W you are very vulnerable.

Focus on teamfights. He won't be a problem since he will focus your adc and not you. You can either go for the backline or even peel for adc, not that hard to peel against a garen.
Exhaust recommended but be careful, his ult can deal true damage. Exhaust damage reduction doesn't affect true damage

VS

Gnar

Medium

A good gnar will constantly AA you in lane. Try to avoid taking damage for free.

Vs mini form: he can zone you easily but after a trinity or even just a sheen you can try to go for a kill if he overextend since he is squishy.

Mega form: you can poke him for free without taking damage in return but don't even try to fight him unless he is very low.

Exhaust helps you survive all ins 
I like to go for W at level 2. E is still a good option.

VS

Irelia

Hard

Poke before with parley.png (Q) when you can. Click Q on her even if she is not in range when you know she is going to last hit a minion with ireliagatotsu.png(Q) for free poke.

Always save your removescurvy.png(W) for her ireliaequilibriumstrike.png(E) if you are going to fight her.
 Be careful after 6 if your exhaust is on cd because she can burst you easily
Take E level 2 for extra poke. You need to win atleast the early game .
Exhaust recommended

VS

Malphite

Easy

Even if you can poke him as hell you won't be able to kill him after his first/second back.

Focus on farming and obviously poke for extra gold. Watch out for ganks because his ult + slow can setup an easy gsnk.

Teleport is a good option here.
Take E level 2

VS

Nasus

Easy

You both focus in scaling into lategame but you do it faster and better . Poke for free golds when he is going to last hit , focus on farming and save your removescurvy.png(W) for his wither.png(W) to escape ganks.

E lvl 2
Both teleport or exhaust are good choice. Take exhaust if scared of jungler.

VS

Nautilus

Medium

I hate this guy. He is unkillable and also deals a nice damage in early game. 

Just farm and don't try to fight him. Be sure to ward properly because nautilus can setup ganks very easily thanks to his kit.
Just wait for mid/lategame and focus on teamfights

Take exhaust if scared about jungler 
Teleport is fine 

VS

Olaf

Medium

Don't try to fight him. Just focus on farming. Try to freeze the wave near your turret because he eon't be able to chase you by slowing with axes unless he wants to towerdive (which it's not good for him )

Take exhaust and try to use it after his ult to slow him. If you are in danger use it even if he can ult. The slow will be useless but his olafaxethrowcast.png(Q) and AA will deal less damage . olafrecklessstrike.png(E) damage will not decrease because it's a true damage ability

Take W second to cancer his olafaxethrowcast.png(Q) slow 
Take E for extra poke in lane if the laba is pushing to you

VS

Pantheon

Hard

This is one of the worst ( or even THE WORST ) matchup for gangplank.

his Passive blocks your parley.png(Q) because it counts as an AA.
he can spam pantheon_throw.png(Q) on you without taking damage in return and all in when you are low hp.. 
All you have to do is: 
  • Play safe.
  • if you want to poke use your E. ( his passive can't block abilities )
  • farm undertower.
  • ask for a gank.
  • wait lategame( pantheon's late game sucks )
After trinity your Barrel will deal a nice amount of damage and you can try to zone him if you are not behind

E level 2 is very useful and exhaust is a MUST.

VS

Poppy

Easy

he's not able to kill you alone if you play correctly. You can play aggressive spamming Q and E on him trying to get a kill. you can also play safely and focus on farming since he can't zone you. 

your choice :)

E level 2 recommended
i prefer using teleport in that matchup but as always it's up to you !!

VS

Quinn

Medium

a good quinn can be rly hard to play against. he will dominate you in early levels. 

after Sheen you can try to poke him with barrels , use Q only if his abilities are on cd or you'll get punished hard.
Anyways, even if quinn had an insane damage he is still a squishy target. after trinity if you hit a barrel he will cry. just hit 1 or 2 barrel and then look for an all in.
For example : place a barrel, place another barrel on quinn, AA the first barrel, Q on quinn and flash+AA to proc passive + thunderlord , use cannonbarrage.png(R) if needed.

VS

Renekton

Hard

Another of the worst matchup.

Lvl 1 spam parley.png(Q). he can just zone you from minions but he's not able to poke you.
lvl 2 take E and always place a barrel behind you to deal some damage if he tries to engage with renektonsliceanddice.png(E). if he maxed renektonpreexecute.png(W) second just poke with Q and E as much as you can.

lvl 3 is where renekton will start dominate the lane, he can reach you easily with renektonsliceanddice.png(E), use a full combo and then run away with the 2nd activation of renektonsliceanddice.png(E). all you can do here is removescurvy.png(W) right after renektonpreexecute.png(W) , then put a barrel on him , AA the other barrel ("always place a barrel behind you" , yeah that barrel..), and then Q on renek. you won't be able to AA renek and proc thunderlord but if you se an opportunity just go for it.
After 6 play extremely safe because if you are lower than ( maybe ) 50% he should be able to burst you if you don't have exhaust.
from here just farm and wait for teamfights. 
just DON'T DIE. Renek will be useless if he's not feed.

Exhaust is a MUST here.

VS

Riven

Hard

I hate to play against Riven. 

after 6 you shouldn't even try to fight her.
lvl 1 try to bait her rivenfeint.png(E) and then parley.png(Q) on her.
if she started riventricleave.png(Q) wait her to use 1rd and 2nd Q before parley.png(Q).
i prefer taking removescurvy.png(W) level 2. anyways taking raisemorale.png(E) and placing a barrel behind you to disengage isn't a bad idea.
Be very careful if you don't have a barrel behind you after level 3 because she can deal free damage on you.

I usually play safe after level 3 because without any advantage she will always destroy you in 1v1, espexially after level 6.
All you can do is trying to bait her undertower, then exhaust and kill her. Riven players wants KILLS, KILLS, KILLS.. abuse it.

Take Exhaust.

VS

Rumble

Medium

his laning phase is pretty strong. parley.png(Q) on him when he used abilities for farming and try to poke with E. Just play safe when your removescurvy.png(W) is on cd because his rumblegrenade.png(E) slow + rumbleflamethrower.png(Q) hurts a lot.

after trinity , or even after sheen you can aim to get a kill on him or just focus on farming and wait for the lategame.

exhaust recommended, teleport still a viable option.

E level 2 

VS

Singed

Easy

Spam Spam Spam parley.png. just free golds , if he tries to engage with megaadhesive.png(W) just use removescurvy.png(W) and he won't reach you ( unless he use his ghost ). 

you won't be able to kill him after his first item ( or even before ) , don't even try.. this is just a free gold lane. 


VS

Sion

Medium

Even if he is tank, his damage is insane. you can poke him all day but this won't stop him from zoning you. focus on farming and don't die. 

if you'll play extremely safe then u can go for teleport.
i like to take 2033.png instead of doran ring for extra damage in case you have to trade. 
W level 2 is recommended, E still a good option.
 

VS

Teemo

Easy

Play safe until you have a sheen or a trinity and poke when he tries to AA or blindingdart.png(Q) on you.

He will probably zone you in early levels. 
After sheen you'll be able to trade a bit more and fight for some minions and after trinity (unless he is feed ) you should be able to zone him for the rest of the game. 
Red trinked is useful and even pinks. 
-Tip- Even if you are blinded you Q will still deal damage.
Take exhaust

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Exhaust needed. poke with parley.png(Q) , be careful of his rage bar, avoid fights when it's full.

save your removescurvy.png(W) for his mockingshout.png(W) slow.
Take E level 2. 
As always, be sure to have a barrel behind you to disengage.
3047.png Recommended.
You can try to kill him after 6 but be careful because he has the potential to kill you too if you get greedy.
After 6 it will be a bit harder to kill but still not impossible.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

A good yasuo will give you hard time in lane. i put this matchup on medium because not all yasuo players are good.

anyways, Lvl 1 poke with parley.png(Q) , your range is higher than his yasuoQ.png(Q).
play safe at level 2 because here is where a good yasuo will try to all in and get a kill.
take E level 2 to disengage his all in.

don't let him freeze the wave ( a good yasuo will do that ).
Ask for a gank early game.

With Trinity ( even before if he overextend ) you should be able to fight him after some barrels hit if you are not behind. 
 
If he yasuoR.png(R) you, just use removescurvy.png(W) , then if you think you can win the trade just fight. Otherwhise run away or even flash.

Exhaust OP vs yasuo.

Laning Phase Back to Top

Your goal as Gangplank in lane is to farm as much as you can and try to get assists/kills with ult on bot or even mid.

You should not focus on killing your opponent. obviously if you poked him down, just go for an all in. i mean, your main goal is farming but getting an advantage by killing your opponent isn't a bad idea ( GENIUS ).

For a more detailed guide on how to play GP in lane read the matchup session.

Mid Game Back to Top

The best situation is when you can stay in lane until level 13. At this level your 3 barrels stacks will decrease to 1 stack a lot faster , allowing you to make some awesome barrel mechanics !! that's why you want to start teamfights at this level. 

Sometimes you have to join teamfights before level 13, anyways it's not that bad, since you'll have   3078.png  +          3133.png/3134.png or even 3142.png. your damage is insane anyways. Try to focus on getting objectives and if you se an occasion to engage with Barrels followed by your ULT just go for it.

I personally don't like to splitpush as Gangplank. anyways he is a great splitpusher due to his high movement speed.
I split only when my team is behind and we can't win teamfights.

I won't write a LateGame section because all you have to do is the same things of Mid Game. the only difference is that you have so much more damage and their team will be like: " FOCUS GANGPLANK , FOCUS GANGPLANK, WHO CARES ABOUT THE ADC " !!

Teamfights Back to Top

In most cases you should be focusing on punish their backline with barrels combos.

After you hit a barrel on them follow up with an ult. if everything goes well this should win the teamfight, Just a Barrel + ULT .. you don't believe me? go and try it.

If you are against an hard engage team comp you shouldn't try to poke because you will probably end up dying. Just stay behind and peel for your adc and then go for the backline. 
Peeling as Gangplank is very nice, you have a huge slow from barrels and Ult, making your adc's life a lot easier.

In both situations , you should focus on HITTING your barrels. Missing barrels can lose the teamfight so aim to don't miss them! Just a lot of practise. 
Loading comments...

Comments
Top
There are no comments yet. Log in to post the first comment!

Send Feedback