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

Gangplank vs Tristana

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

based on 3,108 Gangplank vs Tristana matchups
Win Rate
47.8 %
K/D/A
1.95
Pick Rate
4.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends games that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Tristana as Gangplank resulted from an evaluation of 3108 ranked games where both champs fought one another. This champ matchup is somewhat uncommon. Gangplank fights Tristana in only 4.5% of his matches.

Gangplank vs Tristana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gangplank does a poor job of countering Tristana. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.8% of the time the champions face one another in. In Gangplank vs Tristana rounds, Gangplank’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Tristana.

Best Gangplank vs Tristana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCaulfield's Warhammer

Core Gangplank Items

~22 Mins
Prowler's ClawInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

HullbreakerDeath's DanceMortal ReminderLord Dominik's Regards

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 Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
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
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 Tristana as Gangplank

Tips for Playing as Gangplank against Tristana

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.

Advice to Win Against Tristana

Stand away from your creeps in a lane to take less collateral damage from Explosive Charge.

If you see Tristana activate Rapid Fire in a fight, stun her and try to back off until the spell dissipates.

Gangplank vs Tristana Counter Stats

Gangplank Image
Win Rate
47.8 %
VS
Win Rate
52.2 %
Tristana Image
6.5
< Kills >
8.4
6.5
< Deaths >
6.4
6.2
< Assists >
5.7
1.49
< Killing Sprees >
1.91
181
< Minions Killed >
165
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.61
14,655
< Physical Damage >
14,696
3,335
< Magic Damage >
2,245
3,336
< True Damage >
1,763
21,327
< Damage Dealt >
18,706
22,307
< Damage Taken >
20,098
13,264
< Gold Earned >
13,130
2.09
< Towers >
2.92
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
4,964
< Total Healing >
2,770
14,967
< Experience >
13,263
17
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
9
267
< Time Dealing CC >
55

How to Counter Tristana with Gangplank in LoL

The stats shown here underscore several influential Gangplank versus Tristana counter stats that can help us figure out the distinctions between the two. As an example, Gangplank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Tristana’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Gangplank may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Tristana..

Gangplank usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Tristana. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gangplank and Tristana

Damage Types Compared

Gangplank
Tristana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gangplank
Tristana

Who is Better, Gangplank or Tristana?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Gangplank usually loses when trying to fight Tristana, with a 47.8% win rate. As a result, Gangplank makes a poor counter for Tristana.

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

Additionally, Gangplank has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tristana. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Gangplank vs Tristana matchups, Tristana is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Gangplank is a bad counter for Tristana. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Gangplank against Tristana.

Additional Information for Gangplank Players

How We Calculated Our Gangplank vs Tristana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tristana as Gangplank, we analyzed 3,108 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 Tristana 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 in order to counter Tristana during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gangplank most often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Tristana. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities 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 exceed the values shown here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Gangplank versus Tristana build include Prowler's Claw, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Gangplank bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Tristana than with most other typical builds. In fact, Gangplank had an average winrate of 47.8% when countering Tristana with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of defeating Tristana as Gangplank, you should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Gangplank vs Tristana LoL games, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.8% win rate overall.

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