If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus Move Speed makes it easy to escape.
Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence.
Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential.
Try placing Cannon Barrage on the path of escape to cut off fleeing enemies.
Parrrley applies On Hit effects like Frozen Mallet or Black Cleaver.
Paying attention to low-health enemies on the map can land you a surprise kill with Cannon Barrage.
The Ekko Gangplank synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Gangplank, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Ekko sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Gangplank. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Gangplank helps Ekko perform poorer in competitive LoL games. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Ekko tries to synergize with Gangplank, he observes a marginal improvement in his full damage output. This difference could signal that Gangplank provides protection for him to dish out more damage or that his participation also helps extend the round's duration. Similarly, when Ekko is played with Gangplank on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Gangplank.
Moreover, when Ekko plays with Gangplank on the same side, he on average receives more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage could mean that Gangplank does a poor job of protecting Ekko in teamfights.
There is no top ally for Ekko that will no matter what be his top teammate. However, Gangplank is a not very good ally for Ekko. By locking into the same side as Ekko, he lowers their win rate by -2.7% to 47.0%. This signals that there is a bad synergy between Ekko and Gangplank that results in them performing not as well together than without each other.
Gangplank has a greater difficulty than Ekko. That means you must be careful when lining up Gangplank comrades to fight alongside, as they will need a greater level of skill to fight well with you.
Fighting alongside, Ekko players should witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to dish out massive AD. Together, these champs can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.
Conversely, by grouping Ekko and Gangplank together, you will not be providing your team a great deal of support. Make sure to include other champions on your team that fills this gap in their playstyle.
Regardless of the ability of your Gangplank teammate, you need to focus on increasing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you should do well anyway.
To learn all of the intricacies of Ekko to synergize with Gangplank during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends games, you should keep reading to master additional lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly.
The most crucial items to have in your Ekko and Gangplank synergy build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Lich Bane. When Ekko incorporated at least these three great items in his build, he did a lot better when paired up with Gangplank than with many other common item sets. In fact, Ekko boasted an average win rate of 47.0% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Gangplank with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of annihilating your oponents, Ekko players should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Sudden Impact, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for this team composition, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.0% winrate overall.
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