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Gangplank Counter Stats

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Top Lane
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Top Lane (80%) Gangplank Top Lane Counters: 22,351 matches, 55 counter champions

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

xPetu says “Recommended: Sustain Runes & Teleport Tips: Passive shield his Q and E poke. W every Q you can (prevents Grasp). When you E in, always kill his barrel on first AA and then focus him. Even if he W's perfectly your auto will hit barrel first.”
Sovereign Kitten says “Gangplank is all about last hitting his barrels, so try to get comfortable with preventing him, by last hitting them first. Gangplank can (W) cleanse our (Q), so try not to rely on using it to counter him, we can't (Q) his (Q). Barrels are priority focus because of their 40% Armor Reduction that they ignore especially late game, be aware of him past level 13 on that aspect. Regardless of what some people may say to you, getting in close to pop his first or second barrel before he sets it to chain into his combo is extremely important. If you can't last hit them, you'll always have problems dealing with this match-up. Grasp of the Undying is a mandatory rune into him to survive his poke and sustain by matching it with your own. ”
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ForgottenProject says “[1]Take Corrupting Pot as Starting item. [2]Dont fight him pre-level 6 and just try to get as much farm as possible. [3]You can Burst him down when you hit level 6. Dont be scared to walk to his barrels and destroy them if hes farming back.”
[11.8] Rank #1 Fiora NA | Challenger Fiora Main Guide - Upda by ForgottenProject | Fiora Player
Quinncidence says “Immobile! D-Shield + 2nd Wind is key. Can look to all in at level 2-3 if you have cats ready to spawn. The later the game goes the easier the matchup gets for Yorick. GP has no dash, so if he gets trapped inside a wall he has to flash out or he's dead. ”
Meowrick - An in-depth Challenger guide for Season 11 by Quinncidence | Yorick Player
RealIreliaCarriesU says “It is generally an easy lane but if you are against someone good at gangplank it can be a bit troublesome. I recommend avoiding fighting at level 1 and starting E and just letting him push you in early on. You can build up passive under tower and look for fights after. You will win all ins granted that you hit your E and have passive from the start. Try to only go for all ins if you are over 75% hp. Anything else he can easily beat you with grasp procs and auto/Q/his passive. After 6 it gets a bit easier as you can open up with ult and 5 stacks and you can land your E on him with the slow. It is fairly easy to beat him as long as you land everything. You beat him until 3-4 items assuming you don’t fall behind.”
Irelia Carries U Challenger Irelia Guide S11 by RealIreliaCarriesU | Irelia Player
Rhoku says “TL;DR - DIFFICULT MATCHUP. TREAT HIM LIKE A RANGED LANER. DON’T EAT TOO MANY OF HIS QS. AUTO+W TO KILL BARRELS. GET STEELCAPS ASAP. DON’T EAT BARRELS FOR FREE. ITS OKAY TO GIVE UP MINIONS. YOU BEAT HIM IN ALL INS DONT TAKE UNNECESSARY DAMAGE. TAKE ATTACK SPEED SO YOU CAN AUTO THE BARRELS FASTER THAN HIM. HE IS VERY WEAK VS GANKS SO TRY TO WORK WITH YOUR JUNGLER. PHASE RUSH IS GOOD BUT CONQUEROR HELPS IN ALL INS IF YOU AREN’T HIGH HP. TRY TO PING YOUR TEAM WHEN GP HAS HIS ULTIMATE UP. A good Gangplank with Grasp is going to be impossible to beat as you can’t do much vs his constant Q spam. Not to mention how he gets the movespeed to kite you with his passive+barrels. Grasp also makes him quite tanky which makes him difficult to kill in an all in when you don’t have full health which is how you are going to be in most poke matchups. Doran’s Shield + Second Wind is a GREAT idea. Sorcery is only good if you are gonna snowball and kill him early. Treat him as you would any other ranged matchup. Let him push up and then run him down with Ghost. It helps to have Phase Rush sometimes as it lets you to keep chasing him through his barrels but sometimes, Conqueror allows you to have the damage to actually beat him. Vs Gangplank, having high attack speed is mandatory as without it, you will not be able to reliably hit his barrels before he does. And doing this is very important as Barrels are his main source of damage once he gets his items. You can try to auto+W to kill a barrel instantly. Catching him this way is easier thanks to Stridebreaker but the difficult part is surviving until you get it. You can bait him into exploding a barrel for free by juking in and out of it sometimes. A good Gangplank won’t be allowing you to touch the wave so give up minions if you have to. Your HP is more important than CS. Ping your team like crazy when you hit level 6 as GP can use his ult anywhere on the map. You can try to fight him to make sure he uses it in lane or just keep pressuring. But this way, you will be leaving yourself open to a gank so make sure you have at the very least a general idea of where the enemy Jungler is. On the bright side, if you kill Gangplank once, you snowball super hard on him and can kill him over and over again as long as you don’t play like an idiot. The worst part about playing vs Gangplank is that he can CS from a very long distance with his barrels which makes it difficult to freeze a lane against him.”
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
ForgottenProject says “Havent played this matchup yet, every gangplank I play vs has banned Gwen. So it makes me think shes hard for him. Use W to block Q+Grasp Proc or his barrels. ”
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Psychopathic Top says “Grasp autos are really annoying to deal with. Start three beads second wind, then on first back grab a dshield. This should completely neglect his Q damage, even post sheen. Dodge GP barrels by pretending to walk up but then backing away right after, to dodge the 2 part barrel. 2nd back get lucidity boots and farm for 3rd back sheen. At that point if the lane is relatively even, look to run him down. Early level wither is lower cd than Gp orange. This information allows you to wither, get his orange, then right after wither is back up go all in before his orange is up. 5 v 5s are easy as long as you win lane (solo kill).”
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PH45 says “Really passive lane for most part as GP tends to play pretty safe early on. His Q poke can be annoying so you kind of have to kill him before he pokes you down. You can deny his Q poke with your E but you run out of mana quickly that way. You can get an early vamp scepter into this matchup to sustain, or optionally a Doran's shield. Try to bait out his oranges and when it's on cooldown then all in him. While fighting him prioritize destroying his barrels as otherwise he will slow you and chunk you hard with them.”
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Middle Lane (11%) Gangplank Middle Lane Counters: 3,120 matches, 38 counter champions

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

WayOfTheTempesst says “Try to not take too many free Q's to the face, try to build up your shield before his next Q is up, he can't spam too much without running oom. I like taking ignite in this matchup to reduce his healing when I go for an all in. Try to E to his barrels and quickly destroy them before he has a chance to blow them up on you. You can even windwall his Q shooting at a barrel. Lastly, his W can cleanse your ult so watch out for that.”
[Season 11.9 Yasuo Guide] Tempest Challenger Yasuo Guide by WayOfTheTempesst | Yasuo Player
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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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.”
[Season 11.9] In-depth Challenger Yone Midlane Guide by WayOfTheTempesst | Yone Player
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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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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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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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”
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LunarVortex says “He outdamages you and can remove your Q/R with his W. He will simply run you down. Try to coordinate with your jungler and shut him down during his W cooldown.”
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XayLies says “This champ right here have tons of damage and I don't recommending you to fight him from close range. try to dodge his Barrels by your E - Sweeping Blade on minions and block every Q to his barrels by your W - Wind Wall”
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Eoba says “This matchup is fairly easy but becomes extreme if he's running grasp. Pay close attention if he eats oranges because he can come out on top in really close 1v1's.”
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In the Jungle (8%) Gangplank In the Jungle Counters: 2,263 matches, 31 counter champions

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

Polarshift says “If you can stick on him somehow you win, otherwise you'll just get poked all laning phase. It's rare to find a good GP nowadays though.”
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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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Ratakor says “His barrels hit in missing HP, and his passive does true damage, he cannot QSS the ult”
Crioz_Vfx says “Once you get close to him, you have a great chance at winning”
Pantheon Jungle Guide season 11 by Crioz_Vfx | Pantheon Player
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. ”
Playing Smart Kayle by ManiacChester | Kayle Player
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.”
VTEC Jhin [UPDATED] by LFS_aXent | Jhin Player
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.”
The WIP Godyr Low Elo Guide [TOP AND JG] by today ill feed enemy team | Udyr Player
xTreize says “Without old passive gp now is preety problem cuz panth E have really big cd”
[9.16] Qill per shot by xTreize | Pantheon Player
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