Kayle vs Gangplank Counter Build

How to Beat Gangplank as Kayle


We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League games every week. Within our database, Kayle faced Gangplank in 14,529 matches. Having so many matchups for Kayle vs Gangplank gives us a lot of faith in our ability to produce useful data and a solid build to shatter your opponent.

This matchup is somewhat common. Kayle fights Gangplank in 25.2% of her matches. Kayle has done a great job of countering Gangplank. Typically, Kayle wins a fantastic 57.0% of matches the champs face one another in. In Kayle against Gangplank rounds, Kayle’s side is 3.0% less likely to get first blood, indicating that she most likely won't get first blood against Gangplank.

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Best Kayle Items to Counter Gangplank

The ideal items to focus on in your Kayle versus Gangplank build include Rabadon's Deathcap, Lich Bane, and Nashor's Tooth. When Kayle used at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better versus Gangplank than with most other commonly used item sets.

Rabadon's Deathcap Item Lich Bane Item Nashor's Tooth Item

Best Kayle Runes to Counter Gangplank

To have the highest chance of defeating Gangplank as Kayle, Kayle players should take the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the rune sets players picked for Kayle vs Gangplank matchups, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also displayed the best Gangplank runes to counterpick against Kayle to help you grasp how he will likely be built against you.

Best Kayle Runes

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
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
Conditioning Rune Conditioning
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Transcendence Rune Transcendence


The following tables feature some critical Kayle vs. Gangplank matchup stats that may help us grasp the distinctions between the two. For instance, Kayle’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is close to Gangplank’s KDA ratio of 2.1, demonstrating that Kayle may be just as central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Gangplank.

Battle Stats


Kayle Stats
5.5 5.3
Gangplank Stats


Kayle Stats
5.4 5.4
Gangplank Stats


Kayle Stats
6.2 6.3
Gangplank Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Kayle Stats
2.7 2.5
Gangplank Stats

Damage Dealt

Kayle Stats
17418 18258
Gangplank Stats

Damage Taken

Kayle Stats
21518 22605
Gangplank Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Kayle Stats
5.6 5.2
Gangplank Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Kayle Stats
1 0.9
Gangplank Stats

Dragons Killed

Kayle Stats
2 2
Gangplank Stats

Barons Killed

Kayle Stats
0.5 0.4
Gangplank Stats

Gold Earned

Kayle Stats
11542 11610
Gangplank Stats

Minions Killed

Kayle Stats
166 165
Gangplank Stats

Kayle usually has a similar longest killing spree as her counter does. Commonly, Kayle takes a similar amount of damage to Gangplank. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Kayle commonly earns a similar number of minion kills than Gangplank. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be useful. In either case, work to exceed the averages shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 14529 Kayle vs Gangplank 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 Gangplank as Kayle 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.