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

Gangplank vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Gangplank in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Gangplank

based on 2,437 Gangplank vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
2.06
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League matches every week. Within our dataset, Gangplank faced Gwen in 2437 matches. Having so many matchups for Gangplank vs Gwen provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide informative stats and a supported build to smash your foe. This particular champ pairing is fairly rare. Gangplank has to counter Gwen in only 2.4% of his rounds.

Gangplank vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Gangplank does a decent job of beating Gwen. Normally, he wins a acceptable 51.6% of matches the champs oppose each other in. In Gangplank vs Gwen matches, Gangplank’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Gangplank vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloak of AgilityLong Sword

Core Gangplank Items

~22 Mins
Prowler's ClawInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsEssence ReaverMuramanaMortal Reminder

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearFuture's MarketTime Warp Tonic
Sorcery TranscendenceGathering Storm
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Gangplank's passive ability p
Gangplank q ability q
Gangplank w ability w
Gangplank e ability e
Gangplank's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
3
W
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Gangplank

Tips for Playing as Gangplank against Gwen

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.

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

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gangplank vs Gwen Counter Stats

Gangplank Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Gwen Image
6.2
< Kills >
6.1
6.2
< Deaths >
6
6.6
< Assists >
4.9
1.43
< Killing Sprees >
1.39
184
< Minions Killed >
143
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.41
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.54
15,116
< Physical Damage >
3,340
3,515
< Magic Damage >
9,838
3,083
< True Damage >
4,849
21,716
< Damage Dealt >
18,028
21,613
< Damage Taken >
29,198
13,324
< Gold Earned >
11,824
2.14
< Towers >
2.41
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.13
5,215
< Total Healing >
5,415
14,876
< Experience >
14,618
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
8
255
< Time Dealing CC >
129

How to Counter Gwen with Gangplank in LoL

The stats shown here clarify some strategic Gangplank against Gwen matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Gangplank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gwen’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Gangplank may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Gwen..

Gangplank usually has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he receives less damage than Gwen. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gangplank and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Gangplank
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gangplank
Gwen

Who is Better, Gangplank or Gwen?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Gangplank usually wins when facing off against Gwen, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Gangplank makes a good counter for Gwen.

While Gangplank does have a higher winrate than Gwen, when facing one another, Gangplank also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Gangplank into Gwenas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Gangplank vs Gwen matchups, Gangplank is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Gangplank is a decent counter to Gwen. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Gangplank against Gwen.

Additional Information for Gangplank Players

How We Calculated Our Gangplank vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Gangplank, we analyzed 2,437 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 Gwen 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 Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gangplank typically picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Gwen. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Gangplank versus Gwen build consist of Prowler's Claw, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Gangplank used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Gwen than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Gangplank boasted an average win rate of 51.6% battling Gwen with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Gwen as Gangplank, you should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Time Warp Tonic, Transcendence, and Gathering Storm runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Gangplank vs Gwen counterpicks, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 51.6% winrate overall.

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