How To Play Gangplank – The Saltwater Scourge

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Gangplank’s Backstory

Gangplank is a pirate who sails the seas. He has made Bilgewater his home and ports there after his plunders.

This dethroned reaver king is feared far and wide. Where Gangplank goes, death and ruin is sure to follow. The mere sight of his black sails on the horizon causes panic and fear.Gangplank with a Gun and Sword

Looting the trade routes in the Twelve Seas has made Gangplank an enemy to Ionia and Noxus. In Ionia, he ransacked the Temple of the Jagged Knife. In Noxus, he stole Governer Swain’s personal warship.

Even though Gangplank has made many people mad, he has yet been brought to justice. Gangplank takes great pride in all the wanted posters for him and even nails them to the Bounty Board in Bilgewater himself.

The bounty hunter, Miss Fortune, has had some luck in taking Gangplank down. Just recently, Gangplank’s ship and crew was destroyed for the whole of Bilgewater to witness, making him seem vulnerable.

Gangplank was able to escape, though badly scarred and a new metal arm to replace his amputated limb. He is now determined to rebuild his strength and take back what is rightfully his.

A full biography of Gangplank

A story about Gangplank

Gangplank’s Abilities

Gangplank is a champion that is best played in the Top Lane. This champion is difficult to play at first and requires a lot of practice to master.

Every champion in League of Legends has a passive and 4 abilities which are used by pressing “Q”, “W”, “E”, and “R” on a keyboard during game play. “R” is considered an ultimate ability and is usually the most powerful ability. Each ability has a cool down, which means you have to wait some time before you can cast it again.

Gangplank’s abilities use mana. So you will have to watch your mana bar during the game. If your mana runs out, you will not be able to cast spells until it fills up.

Passive – Trial By Fire. Gangplank’s melee attack will set his opponent on fire every few seconds.

Q – Parrrley. Gangplank fires his musket at a target and will receive extra Gold if it kills the target.Gangplank - Powder Kegs

W – Remove Scurvy. Gangplank eats some oranges which removes any crowd control on him and also gives him some health.

E – Powder Keg. This ability makes use of powder kegs. You can set out a keg and it will explode when Gangplank attacks it giving him movement speed. You can set up kegs in a line and set off a chain reaction. These kegs will deal damage and slow enemies caught in the area.

R – Cannon Barrage. Gangplank signals his ship to bombard any area on the map. Any enemy caught in the area will take damage and will be slowed. Throughout the game, Gangplank earns special currency by killing units with his Q and E. Gangplank can use this money to upgrade his ultimate ability in the shop.

How To Play Gangplank

Gangplank is a strong Top Lane champion. He has the potential to carry hard in games. This champion is difficult to play because of his E. Once you figure out how and where to place your powder kegs and do it quickly, you will be on your way to mastering this champion.

In lane start with Q and use it to last hit minions and to harass your opponent.

At level 2 take E and start using your kegs to last hit minions as well. This will help you accumulate Gangplank’s “plunder” which he can use later in the game to upgrade his ultimate ability.

Level 3 take W and use it to get yourself out of any crowd control.

Use your R to provide plays from anywhere on the map. Pay attention to the other lanes and use it to try and turn the fight in your favor.

Look to push your lane and bully your opponent out of lane as much as you can. Don’t forget to ward the river so you can spot the enemy jungler if he comes to gank you.

How To Play Gangplank

Tips And Tricks

Use your W to heal yourself and remove stuns, slows, taunts and fears. Using this ability makes Gangplank very hard to lock down.

If you need to get away quickly, lay a powder keg down and make it explode. You will gain movement speed.

Powder kegs take three attacks to detonate. It will stop on the last one until Gangplank or an enemy opponent attacks it. When you lay it down, try to auto attack it once as it will make it available to detonate quicker.

Pay attention to fights in the other lanes and use your R to either help win the fight or zone the enemy out. All enemies caught in the barrage will be slowed.

Your Q and E can critically strike. Keep this in mind when you are buying items.

Try to set up a line of two or more powder kegs. Stay close to one that you can detonate and wait for the enemy to get in range. Then safely detonate the keg closest to you to set off a chain reaction.

Gangplank In The Jungle

Gangplank can be played in the Jungle. I would not recommend this until you have a solid grasp of how to play Gangplank.

I would get Q first, then W and then E. Having your W before E will help you heal up while you are clearing the jungle.

When ganking, try to surprise the enemy with well-placed powder kegs. Set up a chain with the last one set up near the enemy.

Use your R to zone the enemy or help win fights far from where you are.


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2 thoughts on “How To Play Gangplank – The Saltwater Scourge”

  1. Good post about Gangplank – the Saltwater Scourge.  I’m not personally a gamer but I know some people that would probably like this game.  I like how you talk about the game’s abilities, how to play the game, with give tips and tricks.  Looks like a good game for someone who likes this type of games.  I will pass this on to the people I know who would like this game.  Thanks

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