“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.”
“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. ”
“Take Corrupting Pot as Starting item.
Dont fight him pre-level 6 and just try to get as much farm as possible.
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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. ”
“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).”
“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.”