Heimerdinger vs Gangplank Counter Build

How to Beat Gangplank as Heimerdinger


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our database, Heimerdinger fought Gangplank 3,818 times. Including so many matchups for Heimerdinger versus Gangplank gives us faith in our capability to provide useful stats and a solid build to shatter your opposition.

This counter matchup is relatively rare. Heimerdinger is forced to battle against Gangplank in only 1.3% of his games. Heimerdinger does a great job of countering Gangplank. Normally, Heimerdinger wins a terrific 55.0% of games the champions fight one another in. In Heimerdinger against Gangplank matches, Heimerdinger’s team is 2.0% less probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood versus Gangplank.

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Team First Blood


Best Heimerdinger Items to Counter Gangplank

The most important items to use in your Heimerdinger versus Gangplank build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Morellonomicon. When Heimerdinger combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Gangplank than with most other typical item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Zhonya's Hourglass Item Morellonomicon Item

Best Heimerdinger Runes to Counter Gangplank

To have the best probability of crushing Gangplank as Heimerdinger, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed/that we analyzed for Heimerdinger vs Gangplank fights, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Gangplank runes to counterpick against Heimerdinger in order to help you interpret how he will probably be setup against your champion.

Best Heimerdinger Runes

Arcane Comet Rune Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Gangplank Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Time Warp Tonic Rune Time Warp Tonic
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery


The following tables highlight several valuable Heimerdinger versus Gangplank matchup stats that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the two. Heimerdinger’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is nearly equal to Gangplank’s ratio of 2.2, indicating that Heimerdinger may be just as central to his team's team fighting capacity than Gangplank.

Battle Stats


Heimerdinger Stats
5 5.5
Gangplank Stats


Heimerdinger Stats
6.2 5.5
Gangplank Stats


Heimerdinger Stats
6.8 6.5
Gangplank Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Heimerdinger Stats
2.2 2.6
Gangplank Stats

Damage Dealt

Heimerdinger Stats
23241 18232
Gangplank Stats

Damage Taken

Heimerdinger Stats
17738 24800
Gangplank Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Heimerdinger Stats
5.7 5
Gangplank Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Heimerdinger Stats
1.1 0.8
Gangplank Stats

Dragons Killed

Heimerdinger Stats
2.2 1.9
Gangplank Stats

Barons Killed

Heimerdinger Stats
0.5 0.3
Gangplank Stats

Gold Earned

Heimerdinger Stats
10600 11828
Gangplank Stats

Minions Killed

Heimerdinger Stats
142 164
Gangplank Stats

Heimerdinger normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, Heimerdinger takes less damage than Gangplank. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Heimerdinger often totals fewer minion kills than Gangplank. Champions who on average do not finish with very much CS typically do not need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, work to exceed the values presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

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