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

Gangplank vs Volibear

How to Beat Volibear as Gangplank in LoL Volibear is in the b tier of champions
Fighter
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Volibear as Gangplank

based on 3,877 Gangplank vs Volibear matchups
Win Rate
46.7 %
K/D/A
1.95
Pick Rate
5.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League rounds each and every week. In our data, Gangplank fought Volibear in 3877 matches. Using so many games with Gangplank versus Volibear gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce useful stats and a pro build to obliterate Volibear. This champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Gangplank is forced to battle against Volibear in only 5.7% of his games.

Gangplank vs Volibear Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gangplank does a awful job of beating Volibear. On average, he wins a lowly 46.7% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Gangplank against Volibear matches, Gangplank’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood versus Volibear.

Best Gangplank vs Volibear 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 ClawLord Dominik's RegardsThe Collector

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeHullbreakerMortal 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

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
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
E
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Q
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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 Volibear as Gangplank

Tips for Playing as Gangplank against Volibear

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 Volibear Counter Stats

Gangplank Image
Win Rate
46.7 %
VS
Win Rate
53.3 %
Volibear Image
6.3
< Kills >
6.2
6.5
< Deaths >
5.8
6.4
< Assists >
7.7
1.45
< Killing Sprees >
1.43
181
< Minions Killed >
72
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
1.23
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.53
14,999
< Physical Damage >
9,145
3,505
< Magic Damage >
5,415
3,307
< True Damage >
1,194
21,813
< Damage Dealt >
15,754
22,395
< Damage Taken >
30,737
13,215
< Gold Earned >
11,517
2.11
< Towers >
2.18
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.26
5,022
< Total Healing >
8,006
14,839
< Experience >
13,738
17
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
6
267
< Time Dealing CC >
452

How to Counter Volibear with Gangplank in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several vital Gangplank versus Volibear counter stats that may help us appreciate the differences between the two. For instance, Gangplank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Volibear’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Gangplank may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Volibear..

Gangplank often has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. On average, he receives less damage than Volibear. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Gangplank and Volibear

Damage Types Compared

Gangplank
Volibear
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gangplank
Volibear

Who is Better, Gangplank or Volibear?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Gangplank usually loses when facing off against Volibear, with a 46.7% win rate. Thus, Gangplank makes a bad counter for Volibear.

While Gangplank does have a lower winrate than Volibear, when on opposite teams, Gangplank also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Gangplank into Volibearas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Gangplank vs Volibear matchups, Volibear is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Gangplank is a bad counter to Volibear. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Gangplank against Volibear.

Additional Information for Gangplank Players

How We Calculated Our Gangplank vs Volibear Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Volibear as Gangplank, we analyzed 3,877 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 Volibear 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 Volibear during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gangplank usually picks up more CS relative to Volibear. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Gangplank versus Volibear build include Prowler's Claw, Lord Dominik's Regards, and The Collector. When Gangplank combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Volibear than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Gangplank had an average win rate of 46.7% when countering Volibear with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Volibear as Gangplank, you should use 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 runes players chose for Gangplank vs Volibear battles, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 46.7% winrate overall.

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