Nocturne vs Gangplank Counter Build

How to Beat Gangplank as Nocturne


At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League games every week. In our data, Nocturne battled Gangplank 4,520 times. Including so many games with Nocturne versus Gangplank gives us faith in our ability to provide useful stats and a supported build to counter your rival.

This pairing is fairly rare. Nocturne fights Gangplank in only 1.4% of his rounds. Nocturne has done a great job of countering Gangplank. Normally, he wins a terrific 55.0% of games the champions face one another in. In Nocturne versus Gangplank games, Nocturne’s side is 1.0% less expected to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Gangplank.

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Team First Blood


Best Nocturne Items to Counter Gangplank

The ideal items to focus on in your Nocturne versus Gangplank build include Youmuu's Ghostblade, Edge of Night, and The Collector. When Nocturne bought at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs Gangplank than with most other commonly used item sets.

Youmuu's Ghostblade Item Edge of Night Item The Collector Item

Best Nocturne Runes to Counter Gangplank

To have the best probability of defeating Gangplank as Nocturne, you should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Ultimate Hunter, and Cheap Shot runes. Of all the rune sets players chose for Nocturne vs Gangplank matchups, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also shown the best Gangplank runes to fend off Nocturne to help you interpret how he will probably be built to try to beat your champion.

Best Nocturne Runes

Lethal Tempo Rune Lethal Tempo
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Ultimate Hunter Rune Ultimate Hunter
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot

Best Gangplank Runes

Grasp of the Undying Rune Grasp of the Undying
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth
Magical Footwear Rune Magical Footwear
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery


The subsequent tables clarify some significant Nocturne versus Gangplank matchup statistics that may help you explain the differences and similarities between these two champions. For instance, Nocturne’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Gangplank’s ratio of 2.0, showing that Nocturne may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability than Gangplank.

Battle Stats


Nocturne Stats
8.2 5.6
Gangplank Stats


Nocturne Stats
6.4 6.1
Gangplank Stats


Nocturne Stats
6.6 6.7
Gangplank Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nocturne Stats
3.6 2.5
Gangplank Stats

Damage Dealt

Nocturne Stats
17559 18786
Gangplank Stats

Damage Taken

Nocturne Stats
29145 24180
Gangplank Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nocturne Stats
5.7 4.9
Gangplank Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nocturne Stats
1 0.8
Gangplank Stats

Dragons Killed

Nocturne Stats
2.1 1.9
Gangplank Stats

Barons Killed

Nocturne Stats
0.4 0.4
Gangplank Stats

Gold Earned

Nocturne Stats
11944 11864
Gangplank Stats

Minions Killed

Nocturne Stats
55 165
Gangplank Stats

Nocturne often has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, Nocturne receives more damage than Gangplank. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Nocturne typically takes much less CS than Gangplank. Champions that do not acquire very much CS usually don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, work to pass the values displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4520 Nocturne 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 Nocturne 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.