How to Win Amumu vs Gangplank Counter Matchup Amumu is in the a tier of champions

Amumu vs Gangplank

How to Beat Gangplank as Amumu in LoL Gangplank is in the a tier of champions
Tank Mage
Fighter

How to Beat Gangplank as Amumu

based on 3,789 Amumu vs Gangplank matchups
Win Rate
52.1 %
K/D/A
2.5
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League games every week. Within our dataset, Amumu did battle with Gangplank 3789 times. Having so many matchups for Amumu vs Gangplank provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to produce useful statistics and a solid build to wreck your enemy. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Amumu has to counter Gangplank in only 3.8% of his matches.

Amumu vs Gangplank Matchup Summary

Amumu does a good job of countering Gangplank. Normally, he wins a whopping 52.1% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Amumu against Gangplank matches, Amumu’s side is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Gangplank.

Best Amumu vs Gangplank Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNull-Magic Mantle

Core Amumu Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisFrozen HeartDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Force of NatureZhonya's HourglassThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Amumu to level up e
>
Second ability for Amumu to level up w
>
Last skill for Amumu to max out q

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Cheap ShotUltimate Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Amumu's passive ability p
Amumu q ability q
Amumu w ability w
Amumu e ability e
Amumu's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
E
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Gangplank as Amumu

Tips for Playing as Amumu against Gangplank

Amumu is highly dependent on teammates, so try laning with your friends for maximum effectiveness.

Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of opponents with the highest Health.

Cooldown Reduction on Amumu is very strong, but it's often difficult to itemize for it. Grab the Golem buff whenever possible to gain Cooldown Reduction without sacrificing stats.

Advice to Win Against Gangplank

Once Gangplank reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, Cannon Barrage!

Parrrley deals a high amount of physical damage. Items that grant Armor can help if an enemy Gangplank is doing well.

Amumu vs Gangplank Counter Stats

Amumu Image
Win Rate
52.1 %
VS
Win Rate
47.9 %
Gangplank Image
4.6
< Kills >
6.7
6.2
< Deaths >
6.2
10.9
< Assists >
6.6
1.04
< Killing Sprees >
1.52
35
< Minions Killed >
185
1.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,458
< Physical Damage >
16,328
11,165
< Magic Damage >
3,786
2,181
< True Damage >
4,255
14,805
< Damage Dealt >
24,370
28,983
< Damage Taken >
24,061
10,594
< Gold Earned >
13,783
1.22
< Towers >
2.08
0.31
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
6,212
< Total Healing >
5,206
12,645
< Experience >
15,073
28
< Vision Score >
17
10
< Wards Placed >
8
224
< Time Dealing CC >
277

How to Counter Gangplank with Amumu in LoL

The stats shown here underscore several valuable Amumu vs. Gangplank matchup stats that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the two. Amumu’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gangplank’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Amumu may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Gangplank. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Amumu normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Gangplank. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Amumu and Gangplank

Damage Types Compared

Amumu
Gangplank
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Amumu
Gangplank

Who is Better, Amumu or Gangplank?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Amumu usually wins when taking on Gangplank, with a 52.1% win rate. Thus, Amumu makes a good counter to Gangplank.

While Amumu does have a higher win rate compared to Gangplank, when they face off with one another, Amumu also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Amumu into Gangplank.

Moreover, Amumu has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gangplank. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Amumu vs Gangplank matchups, Amumu is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Amumu is an above average counter to Gangplank. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Amumu against Gangplank.

Additional Information for Amumu Players

How We Calculated Our Amumu vs Gangplank Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gangplank as Amumu, we analyzed 3,789 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Gangplank as Amumu comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Amumu to counter Gangplank during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Amumu often accumulates a lot less CS relative to Gangplank. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Amumu versus Gangplank build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Frozen Heart, and Demonic Embrace. When Amumu bought at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better vs Gangplank than with many other common builds. In fact, Amumu boasted an average winrate of 52.1% battling Gangplank with this build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Gangplank as Amumu, Amumu players should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Amumu vs Gangplank fights, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Gangplank as Amumu are shown for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to filter the stats and builds to an individual rank, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.