How to Win Ekko vs Gangplank Counter Matchup Ekko is in the s tier of champions

Ekko vs Gangplank

How to Beat Gangplank as Ekko in LoL Gangplank is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Gangplank as Ekko

based on 4,777 Ekko vs Gangplank matchups
Win Rate
53 %
K/D/A
2.65
Pick Rate
4.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each week. In our data, Ekko faced off against Gangplank in 4777 matches. Using so many games with Ekko vs Gangplank provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide informative stats and a recommended build to smash your foe. This particular counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Ekko encounters Gangplank in only 4.2% of his matches.

Ekko vs Gangplank Matchup Summary

Ekko does a good job of beating Gangplank. Typically, he wins a fantastic 53.0% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Ekko against Gangplank matches, Ekko’s team is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood against Gangplank.

Best Ekko vs Gangplank Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandHextech Alternator

Core Ekko Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapLich Bane

Optional Items

ShadowflameZhonya's HourglassNashor's Tooth

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearFuture's MarketCosmic Insight
Domination Eyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Ekko's passive ability p
Ekko q ability q
Ekko w ability w
Ekko e ability e
Ekko's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Gangplank as Ekko

Tips for Playing as Ekko against Gangplank

If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus Move Speed makes it easy to escape.

Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence.

Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential.

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.

Ekko vs Gangplank Counter Stats

Ekko Image
Win Rate
53 %
VS
Win Rate
47 %
Gangplank Image
8
< Kills >
6.2
5.5
< Deaths >
6.2
6.6
< Assists >
6.1
1.75
< Killing Sprees >
1.43
93
< Minions Killed >
187
0.94
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.41
2,484
< Physical Damage >
16,268
16,988
< Magic Damage >
3,520
1,250
< True Damage >
4,249
20,722
< Damage Dealt >
24,037
30,306
< Damage Taken >
23,994
12,616
< Gold Earned >
13,627
1.98
< Towers >
2.06
0.21
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
9,418
< Total Healing >
5,196
14,207
< Experience >
15,057
20
< Vision Score >
17
6
< Wards Placed >
8
377
< Time Dealing CC >
276

How to Counter Gangplank with Ekko in LoL

The stats provided here show several valuable Ekko versus Gangplank matchup statistics that can help us distinguish the differences between the two. Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gangplank’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Gangplank..

Ekko typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Gangplank. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Ekko and Gangplank

Damage Types Compared

Ekko
Gangplank
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ekko
Gangplank

Who is Better, Ekko or Gangplank?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ekko usually wins when facing off against Gangplank, with a 53.0% win rate. Therefore, Ekko makes a good counter for Gangplank.

While Ekko does have a higher win rate compared to Gangplank, when facing one another, Ekko also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champ to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Ekko into Gangplankas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Ekko also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gangplank. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Gangplank matchups, Ekko is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Ekko is a good counter for Gangplank. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Ekko against Gangplank.

Additional Information for Ekko Players

How We Calculated Our Ekko vs Gangplank Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gangplank as Ekko, we analyzed 4,777 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 Ekko 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 Ekko in order to counter Gangplank during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ekko often gets less CS compared to Gangplank. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Ekko versus Gangplank build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Lich Bane. When Ekko bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better countering Gangplank than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Ekko boasted an average win rate of 53.0% when countering Gangplank with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of crushing Gangplank as Ekko, Ekko players should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Eyeball Collection, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Ekko vs Gangplank clashes, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.0% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Gangplank as Ekko are given for all ranked divisions combined. To scope the statistics and builds to an individual rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.