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

Gangplank vs Ekko

How to Beat Ekko as Gangplank in LoL Ekko is in the s tier of champions
Fighter
Assassin Fighter

How to Beat Ekko as Gangplank

based on 2,811 Gangplank vs Ekko matchups
Win Rate
46.6 %
K/D/A
1.97
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League games each week. Within our dataset, Gangplank faced Ekko in 2811 games. Using so many matchups for Gangplank versus Ekko provides us faith in our capacity to provide informative statistics and a solid build to smash Ekko. This pairing is somewhat rare. Gangplank has to counter Ekko in only 3.9% of his rounds.

Gangplank vs Ekko Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gangplank has done a terrible job of countering Ekko. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.6% of the time the champions battle each other in. In Gangplank against Ekko matches, Gangplank’s side is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Ekko.

Best Gangplank vs Ekko Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
CullSheen

Core Gangplank Items

~22 Mins
Prowler's ClawInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

Navori QuickbladesLord Dominik's RegardsMortal ReminderEssence Reaver

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
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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 Ekko as Gangplank

Tips for Playing as Gangplank against Ekko

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

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

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

Advice to Win Against Ekko

The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it.

Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed.

Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available.

Gangplank vs Ekko Counter Stats

Gangplank Image
Win Rate
46.6 %
VS
Win Rate
53.4 %
Ekko Image
6.5
< Kills >
7.9
6.5
< Deaths >
5.7
6.3
< Assists >
6.7
1.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.78
186
< Minions Killed >
92
0.13
< Dragons Killed >
0.84
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.52
16,538
< Physical Damage >
2,448
3,531
< Magic Damage >
17,086
4,609
< True Damage >
1,155
24,679
< Damage Dealt >
20,689
24,370
< Damage Taken >
30,434
13,780
< Gold Earned >
12,608
1.99
< Towers >
2
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.21
5,334
< Total Healing >
9,548
15,106
< Experience >
14,198
17
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
6
272
< Time Dealing CC >
370

How to Counter Ekko with Gangplank in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some important Gangplank against Ekko matchup stats that can help you realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Gangplank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ekko’s ratio of NaN, showing that Gangplank may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Ekko..

Gangplank usually has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. On average, he receives less damage than Ekko. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gangplank and Ekko

Damage Types Compared

Gangplank
Ekko
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gangplank
Ekko

Who is Better, Gangplank or Ekko?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Gangplank usually loses when facing off against Ekko, with a 46.6% win rate. As a result, Gangplank makes a poor counter for Ekko.

While Gangplank does have a lower winrate than Ekko, when facing one another, Gangplank also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Gangplank into Ekkoas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Gangplank also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ekko. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Gangplank vs Ekko matchups, Ekko is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Gangplank is a terribly counter to Ekko. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Gangplank against Ekko.

Additional Information for Gangplank Players

How We Calculated Our Gangplank vs Ekko Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ekko as Gangplank, we analyzed 2,811 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 Ekko 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Gangplank in order to counter Ekko during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gangplank usually gets more CS compared to Ekko. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Gangplank versus Ekko build include Prowler's Claw, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Gangplank included at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better countering Ekko than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Gangplank boasted an average win rate of 46.6% when countering Ekko with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Ekko as Gangplank, Gangplank players should equip 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 players picked for Gangplank vs Ekko battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 46.6% winrate overall.

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