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Gangplank Counter Stats

Gangplank Counters
Top Lane
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Top Lane (79%) Gangplank Top Lane Counters: 20,074 matches, 57 counter champions

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Tips Against Gangplank in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

I Am Goliath says “Gangplank is fairly annoying because he can cleanse your ultimate with his fruit so you'll want to save your ultimate until after he fruits, people say Gangplank is a hard counter to Urgot but he never usually kills me solo in this matchup he is just annoying and safe which makes it hard to get any type of lead, you can auto and use your W to clear his barrels quickly, early lane is also kind of hard so don't get chunked out to much by eating to many free Q's.”
GoliathGames' Ultimate Guide to Urgot (2M+ Mastery Points) by I Am Goliath | Urgot Player
RivalOCE says “Start E Doran's shield and look to farm. E his Grasp Q's and prioritise autoing his barrel's in trades. Not only is this where a lot of his damage comes from, he gets MS boost, you get slowed so autoing his barrels over him is extremely worth. Abuse poor positioning and look to all in with ult/CDR items. You win at 40-45%.”
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Anoying bro5 says “This is an iffy matchup and you might want to take Grasp runes. You can also take corrupting potions or dorans shield. His early game Q pokes with his grasp will hurt bad so you have to play around this. On his first back hes going to get sheen and do a TON of dmg from this point on. The only trades against him will be when you all in him with your full combo. Try to riposte barrels/ grasp Q/ passive burn, as these are the majority of his damage. If you use E to slow, wait for him to use an orange before riposte, and vice versa to make sure you keep him locked down. When he sits on a barrel, try to Q him and aa the barrel to disarm it and then go all in on him.”
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MrDomian says “Avoid his barrels and hit him with Q. He can get out of the stun by drinking potions.”
SaltCat says “Level 1 if he waste his passive on minions and you have full pasive you can beat him, try to use your q to dodge his barrels, this match up can be either easy or super hard depending on both players skills”
PH45 says “Can get annoying with his Q poke and he can just escape your CC with his W. Optimal time to trade when his W is on cooldown.”
RTO says “A Good GP will put barrels under him and make it impossible to trade him. You may win 1v1s, but his team fights are much better. I ban him every time. Take Dorans Shield.”
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Raen says “Hard matchup for Jax and annyoing to play against him, bully lane and can kite you easily. Get fast tabi. Your E blocks his Q remember about it, when you jump on him first the most important thing to do is destroy his barrel not AA on him. Call your jngler for help since its tough matchup and nothing to do if GP isn't really bad.”
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RTO says “You can't CC him he can just cleanse it, he can poke from range with his barrels. Wait for ganks, build tanky, stun him when his cleanse is on CD. Play around your own CDs.”
[11.15] RTO's Challenger Poppy Top Lane Guide by RTO | Poppy Player
quinn adc says “I recommend Fleet for this match-up, though PTA is better to punish GP in lane. Electrocute is good too, but you must be better than GP to succeed with this. If you take bad trades with Electrocute or PTA, you will have a tough laning phase. The choice is yours, and if you are playing against Easier GPs in lower elos, then PTA/E-Cute will be the better choice to win lane easier. I recommend Fleet overall against GP though because GP can sustain quite well with his corrupting pots in lane along with W, and he also has reliable poke that is a lock on ability with his Q. If you run fleet, you can sustain his poke in lane. Level 1 Gangplank has no pressure to out trade you, so use your vault aggessively. If Gangplank ever Qs you, retaliate with Vault + many Auto Attacks to win the trade. Since most GPs run corrupting pot, it's very important to keep tab on if he has the pots active. To check if he has a corrupting pot active, click on Gangplank's character and on the top-left of the screen, it will show the corrupting pot timer under his name. Do NOT trade with Gangplank while he has corrupting pots active because these consumables grant him more damage while active. Your goal in the early laning phase is to get GP to consume all 3 corrupting pots as soon as possible, and every time he uses one pot, back off until it wears off before you go in for trades. Level 3 onwards the lane gets really fun. The most important interaction is to practice dodging his barrel explosing with your E, Vault. To do so, when Gangplank explodes a barrel, he will try to throw one in front of you to hit a Double/triple barrel combo. The key to time this correctly is when Gangplank explodes his first barrel, immeditately retaliate with Vault, and if timed correctly, Quinn will dodge the explosions from the other barrels. Master this mechanic and GP has no chance in lane. If he misses his Barrels, immediately run him down and launch your whole combo on his to get a big trade win. Ideally, you want to land your Q on Gangplank in lane first, and if you land it, go in for a quick trade becasue Gangplank cannot retaliate with his Q since it is a lock on ability, which means you will get a free trade in lane. Even if you are behind in this lane guys, when you get 1-2 items, you will be able to 1v1 GP ALWAYS because your crit build will provide enough damage to destroy him. All you need are 2 crit items and you will out DPS him in 1v1s. GP is a bad 1v1 champ, and you can think of him as a poke AD caster mage. He is quite squishy for the most part, which means our crit build will do wonders later on :) Side Note: Gang plank can win level 1 if he plays it correctly. The only GP player that I ever struggled with level 1 was Solarbacca, the best GP in the world, but most GP players wont do what he does. If you see GP with ignite start, be careful of his level 1 cheese. He will poke you 2 times with his Q, and then he'll flash forward to AA you, and this AA is his passive so he gets MS from it. When you flash away, he'll ignite and then Q grasp you to kill you. Overall, you hard win level 1, but if the GP plays like this, just be a little mindful of long trades early game. Also, Solarbacca rushed bramble into me last time I vsed him, which was not fun lol. If you see bramble GP, go Kraken rush and wait for 1-2 items. You win 1v1 with 2 items no matter what.”
QuinnAD's Season 11 Grandmaster Quinn Guide by quinn adc | Quinn Player
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Middle Lane (12%) Gangplank Middle Lane Counters: 3,149 matches, 38 counter champions

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Tips Against Gangplank in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

PH45 says “Early game will probably be tricky since most Gangplanks run Grasp, which transitions to their Q poke hurting a lot more during early game. Main point in this matchup is to destroy his barrels early since they have such a long windup time. He is relatively easy to gank so ask your jungler to come if he is pushing. Later on you should be able to catch him relatively easily with your mobility, but at the same time be vary of his high damage output.”
Coldsong says “Gangplank is pretty squishy without items and his oranges are not that good against you. Just dodge his barrels and you will crush him. His Q also costs a lot of mana, so if he is constantly using it on you punish him when he is low on mana.”
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PlayCabex says “Pretty easy match up , your poke is stronger than his , just trade your q's and you win trade , if you get 1st item you can easily kill him , also if you have poked him down then you can kill him also with flash combo”
Vladimir guide (Patch 11.15) MID/TOP Iron to diamond by PlayCabex | Vladimir Player
eiensiei says “I'll start E and poke him with passive procs level 1, but I'll get W level 2 to be able to deny his Q harass when he tries to fight back. Early on I'll do my best to time my AA's and kill his barrels, but if I don't manage it, I'll just stay away from them, poking and farming with E from range. As the game progresses, unless I hit 2 Q's in the 20s cooldown of his W, it's unlikely I'll kill him, so I'll just keep my R to clear waves and have good back timings. He outscales Lux no matter what so there's no real point in my jungler coming mid, it's usually better if he focuses on other lanes.”
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WayOfTheTempesst says “Never done this matchup personally. Take fleet and 2nd wind and d shield so he cant poke you out too much. Early game will be rough but once you get beserkers and vamp you should be able to take over the lane fairly easily. Once you get shieldbow matchup swings in ur favor.”
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Katawina52 says “His Q poke is the most annoying part of this matchup but you can counter this easly by going D shield and Second wind 2nd. However, I prefer to just go sword and domination 2nd cuz he is easly killable if you find optimal all ins (health adv and whatnot), but this is personal preference, I STILL GO DEFENSIVE RUNES VS THIS MATCHUP MOST OF TIMES CUZ ITS JUST TOO OBNOXIOUS. Also small tip on his barrels you can do is E'ing him or the barrel and then AAing the 1 hp barrel to remove it so you have a higher chance of winning.”
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Dr Eggmund says “Gangplank may play very passive, If he thinks he's Tobias Fate and plays super aggressive punish him and poke him to death! His Oranges do not take off Vladimir's ult damage so all in him at 6 and destroy his vulnerable old man body.”
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Sylvan Lore says “Orianna is overall good against Gangplank mid. He cannot handle the consistency of Orianna's damage. Gangplank excels at very short Q trades. Ensure that if you are trading with him that is is more than a simple burst. No Q from gangplank should be landed without a Q from you and a couple auto attacks in return. He scales quite well, but in most situations a team is in a very difficult situation if they are lacking the overall utility that is lost from having a Gangplank mid. You are very weak when he uses his ultimate on you since you have no mobility so don't underestimate his ability to catch you out with that. Overall, do not be afraid to push your advantage and go for trades in lane.”
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Yasukeh says “Either make sure to dodge his barrels, or contest them if you can. Don't fight him early when he has his passive up at the start of the fight. If you aren't going on top of a barrel, once you get a slow you should have no problem running him down for a kill for to get him low. ”
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Polarshift says “He can cleanse your root. His poke is way more scary than yours and he has a global ult to apply pressure on the map. Your waveclear is better than his and your teamfighting ability is close to equal so I'd call it an even matchup.”
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In the Jungle (8%) Gangplank In the Jungle Counters: 1,965 matches, 24 counter champions

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Tips Against Gangplank in the Jungle Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

CatGopher98 says “Gank-plang can eat an orange to get out of your shadow realm. It's pretty annoying at first, but you really don't need your ult to beat him in a 1v1.”
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Suseri says “You can win Level 1-2 but if he plays very safe he can trade with you without you being able to do alot. If that ever happens you can get another point in your W to sustain better in lane. You can try to avoid some of his poke with your Q but that will push the wave and might be worse if you fail your timing. Once you have Rageblade you can just run him down. Try to avoid his barrels with your Q or attack them to destroy them. Keep in mind that your doublestrike won't work on his barrels. ”
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freddy66623 says “Gankplank is a problem. His Oranges will stop your Q snare or E slow ontop of that hes got allot of poke to catch up. Invade but be cautious”
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Riyad101 says “Gangplank ain't gonna be too hard to deal with. Just aa the barrels and if he tries to 3 barrel combo you E out of the way. If he lands a barrel E away from him as he will try to follow up on that.”
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Shroomen Rider says “Ganking top laners comes easy for Teemo. Its difficult for them to hit you at all if you play it right. ”
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Crioz_Vfx says “Once you get close to him, you have a great chance at winning”
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azudox says “Not even talking about jungle. In any lane he is Renek's biggest counterpick. Barrels, poke, ult, everything awful. Try to camp his lane.”
ManiacChester says “Until level 6 he's easily going to handle you. His q and e will mess you up. Poke and just bomb you up. Only thing you can do is ask jungle for help and not feed. ”
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LFS_aXent says “Gangplank will spank you with his barrels if you don't get rid of them. Stop him from ulting other lanes by giving consistent pressure. Snipe his barrels faster than he can Q them. He will W any stun you throw at him, so dont rely on that too much.”
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today ill feed enemy team says “Gangplank is anoying to play against, he have movespeed and a mini-ignite on his passive, have ranged poke and have a free QSS/heal on his W, so it's very anoying to play against, but if he make some mistake, punish him, and you can make the same thing as when you play against fiora to bait his W.”
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