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

Gangplank vs Akshan

How to Beat Akshan as Gangplank in LoL Akshan is in the b tier of champions
Fighter
Marksman Assassin

How to Beat Akshan as Gangplank

based on 1,951 Gangplank vs Akshan matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
1.88
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we evaluate every week. This guide on how to beat Akshan as Gangplank came out of an examination of 1951 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other. This counter matchup is somewhat rare. Gangplank has to counter Akshan in only 2.8% of his matches.

Gangplank vs Akshan Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gangplank does a below average job of beating Akshan. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.8% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Gangplank against Akshan rounds, Gangplank’s side is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Akshan.

Best Gangplank vs Akshan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
CullSheen

Core Gangplank Items

~22 Mins
Prowler's ClawInfinity EdgeEssence Reaver

Optional Items

HullbreakerThe CollectorLord Dominik's RegardsMortal Reminder

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishBone PlatingOvergrowth
Inspiration Future's MarketTime Warp Tonic
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Gangplank's passive ability p
Gangplank q ability q
Gangplank w ability w
Gangplank e ability e
Gangplank's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Akshan as Gangplank

Tips for Playing as Gangplank against Akshan

Parrrley applies On Hit effects like Frozen Mallet or Black Cleaver.

Try placing Cannon Barrage on the path of escape to cut off fleeing enemies.

Paying attention to low-health enemies on the map can land you a surprise kill with Cannon Barrage.

Gangplank vs Akshan Counter Stats

Gangplank Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Akshan Image
6.4
< Kills >
8.8
6.8
< Deaths >
6.8
6.4
< Assists >
5.5
1.46
< Killing Sprees >
2
183
< Minions Killed >
164
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.49
14,024
< Physical Damage >
16,498
3,351
< Magic Damage >
2,546
3,080
< True Damage >
2,004
20,456
< Damage Dealt >
21,049
23,037
< Damage Taken >
20,126
13,307
< Gold Earned >
12,889
2.15
< Towers >
2.23
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,165
< Total Healing >
1,316
15,019
< Experience >
14,390
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
8
254
< Time Dealing CC >
33

How to Counter Akshan with Gangplank in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some significant Gangplank versus Akshan matchup statistics that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between these two champions. For instance, Gangplank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akshan’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Gangplank may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akshan..

Gangplank usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Akshan. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gangplank and Akshan

Damage Types Compared

Gangplank
Akshan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gangplank
Akshan

Who is Better, Gangplank or Akshan?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Gangplank usually loses when trying to fight Akshan, with a 47.8% win rate. Therefore, Gangplank makes a poor counter to Akshan.

While Gangplank does have a lower win rate compared to Akshan, when they face off with one another, Gangplank also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champ to develop with. You should be very concerned when picking Gangplank into Akshanas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Gangplank has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akshan. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Gangplank vs Akshan matchups, Akshan is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Gangplank is a trash counter to Akshan. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Gangplank against Akshan.

Additional Information for Gangplank Players

How We Calculated Our Gangplank vs Akshan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akshan as Gangplank, we analyzed 1,951 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 Akshan as Gangplank 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 Gangplank to counter Akshan during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gangplank typically picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Akshan. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale 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 reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Gangplank versus Akshan build include Prowler's Claw, Infinity Edge, and Essence Reaver. When Gangplank incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Akshan than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Gangplank boasted an average win rate of 47.8% when playing against Akshan with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Akshan as Gangplank, you should take the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Future's Market, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Gangplank vs Akshan LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 47.8% win rate overall.

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