Gangplank can no longer build physical damage gladiator style!
Surely you are no stranger to Gangplank – a League of Legends champion who is not very popular with the gaming community around the world. Simply because Gangplank possesses an extremely strong top lane, active and aggressive champions often exchange losing moves with this champion.
If you approach, you will be more likely to be connected to the crate, then hit 2 times in the passive, it will definitely lose blood. Stubborn laning, Gangplank also possesses the ability to interact with equipment with the ability to accumulate Silver Snake coins to upgrade the ultimate. Almost no weaknesses, Gangplank is considered the most comprehensive champion in the arena of justice.
Gangplank’s Purple Cloak-based build is a bit disgraced
In particular, a rather strong style called Gangplank “Physical Damage Gladiator” is emerging in recent times. From all the tournaments in the world, Gangplank almost abandoned the fast-winning style in favor of solid clothing. Gangplank’s gladiator direction is divided into 2 directions: on the Dance of Thorns to have both armor and magic resistance, more resilient in teamfights, and can also attach an Attack Hammer if you want to push 2 wings. The second direction, the professional players of the Korean LCK tournament use more: Serylda Vengeful Serpent Snake Ax, the combination of these two items helps players push the lane faster, dropping the ultimate creates more powerful effect. The common point of these two styles lies in promoting strength earlier than the opponent’s blood-whitening style, it takes a lot of equipment from the Purple Cloak to promote strength.
Feeling quite absurd with the power of Gangplank, Riot Games decided to change the gameplay of Gangplank by completely removing the direction of physical damage gladiator items, changing to a style on items from the Purple Cloak in the version. 12.14. As follows:
– Base Health: 640 600
– Health increase by level: 104 ⇒ 114
– Armor per level: 35 31
Passive – Test of Fire
– Deal: 55-310 (based on level) (100% bonus AD) ⇒ 55-310 (based on level) (100% bonus attack damage) (200% burst rate)
Q – Negotiate
– Base physical stats: 20/45/70/95/120 10/40/70/100/130
E – Gunpowder Barrel
Slow: 40/50/60/70/80% ⇒ 30/37.5/45/52.5/60% (0.25% per 1% spawn rate at all ranks)
Stats bonus: 80/105/130/155/180 ⇒ 75/105/135/165/195
– Bonus stats if crate explodes: 25% ⇒ 10%
And now will be strongly updated by Riot!
As you can see, Riot dropped a lot of Gangplank’s nerf in the early game. 40 health decreases at level 1 but increases by 10 health per level so this shouldn’t be a big deal. But with 4 basic armor reduced, the ability to exchange moves, the ability to turret of this general is much weaker, and it is very vulnerable if the opponent takes good care of it. Therefore, Gangplank is much weaker before level 6 than before.
However, the passive is increased damage based on the rate of explosion, this is the highlight of this champion to compensate for the weak early game. Moreover, Negotiation (Q) itself also changes towards being weaker in the early game, stronger later, combined with the base stats will make Gangplank very miserable before the first 6 minutes.
The laning problem will be a new problem for Gangplank
Most importantly, the Gunpowder Barrel has three main problems: first, it interacts with the explosion rate based on the slow. Base slow stat is reduced, in return slow stat will interact when equipped with explosive stats. However, it must reach 80% of the explosion rate for the player to achieve the same slow as before. Second, the Gunpowder Box increases the base stats plus, it will make the progress more stable when reaching level 9 and not having many items up from the Purple Cloak. Finally, the bonus burst damage if the crate explodes will be reduced from 25% to 10%, making Gangplank players less dangerous with a single barrel hit.
In general, Gangplank will be greatly weakened before level 6, and will not be able to build physical damage gladiator anymore when the entire move is adjusted in the direction of explosive, especially with with Gunpowder Barrel (E). The biggest plus point of Gangplank version 12.14 lies in the fact that Gangplank will type passively very painfully when there is an explosive item. However, Gangplank is not easily accessible for continuous passive use, so Gangplank will not get stronger but weaker.
Version 12.14 is very close to the Vietnamese server.
Riot’s adjustment of this champion is somewhat contradictory: Upgrading in the direction of an explosive but reducing the ability to shock damage with just one shot. As you probably already know, Gangplank’s build up from the Purple Cloak is quite “thin”, approaching the opponent to take advantage of the passive is not easy at all. Of course, Gangplank can still play well in patch 12.14 but will not be stronger, even losing the ability to sustain and lose the style of physical damage gladiator. League of Legends version 12.14 has officially landed on the home server at dawn on July 28, you can download and experience it.