[Top 3] TFT Best Gangplank Builds That Are Powerful

Best Gangplank Builds in TFT
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Gangplank is in TFT, surprising as a Tier 5 champion, sending his huge ship into his enemies faces and dealing massive damage.

Gangplank has his own unique trait, which is the Reaver King, which gives him different bonuses based on where he is placed, whether in the front rows or the back rows.

In this article, we will mention the combos to place Gangplank in, his best items, and how to make sure you take out your enemies with the huge ship.

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Gangplank is a great pick in late game as he shares the Bilgewater trait, which allows him to deal huge extra damage every 1.5 seconds.

He also shares the gunner trait, which gives him increasing damage.

Gangplank’s stats, traits, and items are all to be discussed down below to make sure you get the best outcome by placing him on your team.


Best Gangplank builds in TFT Set 9.5

Gangplank’s stats:

  • Cost: 5 Gold
  • Health: 1000 / 1800 / 3240
  • Mana: 90 / 180
  • Armor: 30
  • MR: 30
  • Ability Power: 100
  • DPS: 64 / 115 / 207
  • Damage: 80 / 144 / 259
  • Atk Spd: 0.8
  • Crit Rate: 25%
  • Range: 4


Gangplank’s traits:

1. Bilgewater

Bilgerat attacks and Abilities mark enemies. The mark stores a percentage of damage dealt to the enemy by Bilgerats.

Marked enemies are struck by a cannonball after 1.5 seconds, dealing the stored damage plus a flat value as physical damage.

  • 3 90 + 30% damage dealt
  • 5 125 + 50% damage dealt
  • 7 300 + 65% damage dealt
  • 9 650 + 150% damage dealt; nearby enemies take 50% of cannonball damage

2. Gunner

When Gunner champions attack, they gain bonus Attack Damage, up to 8 stacks.

  • 2 6% Attack Damage per Stack
  • 4 12% Attack Damage per Stack
  • 6 25% Attack Damage per Stack

3. Reaver King

  • 1 Gangplank uses his cutlass when placed in the front 2 rows and his pistol when placed in the back 2 rows.


Gangplank’s ability

 The Dreadway

Cutlass Passive: Gain 50 Armor and Magic Resist. Attacks ignite the target, dealing true damage over 3 seconds.

Pistol Passive: Gain 3 range. Attacks grant 5 extra mana.

Active: Summon the Dreadway to sail across the board, crashing into the first enemy hit and dealing magic damage in a 3-hex radius. Allies the Dreadway passes through or hits with the crash are empowered by citrus, gaining Attack Speed and immunity to crowd control for 4 seconds.

  • Ignite Damage: 300% / 300% / 2500%
  • Spell Damage: 450% / 675% / 9001%
  • Attack Speed: 30% / 40% / 300%


Carousel priority:

These are the components you would need to focus on since the very first circle in order as you will need them to build up the required items for the team in most of the comps you will find bellow:


Gangplank’s best items

1. Spear of Shojin

Attacks grant 5 bonus Mana.

2. Jeweled Gauntlet

Grant 15 bonus Ability Power and 15% Critical Strike Chance.

Damage from an Ability can critically strike.

3. Giant Slayer

Deal 25% more damage to enemies with more than 1600 maximum Health.


Best comps for Gangplank



  • 3 Piltover
  • 2 Bruiser
  • 4 Gunner
  • 2 Zaun
  • 1 Reaver King
  • 2 Freljord

The known Piltover comp is back with some modifications; this comp is a slow reroll as you need to lose some rounds to charge up the T-Hex.

Make sure to balance your team so you don’t lose a lot of health, and keep an eye on when to activate the full team so you can start winning your games.

Best team for this comp:

1. Jayce is the main damage dealer in this comp, having both the Piltover and Gunner traits activated.

2. Gangplank is the tier 5 gunner from the backrows, sending his huge ship to deal huge damage.

3. Jinx is the 3rd gunner and 1st Zaun member in this comp.

4. Aphelios is the 4th Gunner getting extra attack speed being placed beside Jayce.

5. Vi is a great pick, as she shares the Piltover trait to summon the T-Hex and the bruiser trait with Sejuani.

6. Sejuani is a great tank, sharing the Bruiser trait with Vi and the Freljord trait with Ashe, sending an ice storm on the arena.

7. Ekko is your main pick, as he shares the Piltover trait and the Zaun trait.

8. Ashe is a great pick for being a Freljord member.



  • 1 Reaver King
  • 4 Juggernaut
  • 4 Vanquisher
  • 3 Ionia
  • 3 Bilgewater

This comp revolves around many traits, such as the Juggernauts on the frontline as tanks, Bilgewater as damage dealers, and Vanquisher as critical strikers.

This is a fast reroll to level 8, making sure you have a strong economy as the team has many high-cost champions.

Best team for this comp:

1. Nilah is a great damage dealer, but not the main one this time, as she only shares the Bilgewater trait.

2. Xayah is the main damage dealer, as she shares both the Ionia trait and the Vanquisher trait, which gives her extra stats and extra critical damage and chance.

3. Gangplank is a great damage dealer, as he shares the Bilgewater trait.

4. Jhin will be activating the Ionia trait and the Vanquisher trait.

5. Nasus is a great tank on the frontlines, as he shares the Juggernaut trait.

6. Darius is your 2nd Juggernaut and a great tank.

7. Nautilus is a great pick, as he shares the Bilgewater and Juggernaut traits.

8. Sett is a must, as he shares the Juggernaut and Ionia traits.



  • 7 Bilgewater
  • 2 Vanquisher
  • 2 Juggernaut
  • 1 Reaver King

This comp is a default reroll to level 8, with a strong economy. Make sure to get most of your champions to level 3 to get the most out of it.

The comp revolves around the Bilgewater trait, which deals massive amounts of damage.

Best team for this comp:

1. Gangplank, although expensive for a Tier 5 champion, can deal tons and tons of damage from the backlines as Bilgewater.

2. Miss Fortune will be your early to mid-game damage dealer until you hit Nilah, then she will be your secondary damage dealer.

3. Nilah is a great pick, as she can deal tons of damage as a Bilgewater member.

4. Twisted Fate will be adding to the Bilgewater trait while dealing some good damage from the back rows.

5. Graves will chill enemies, reducing their attack speed while sharing the Bilgewater trait.

6. Nautilus is your huge tank in the front rows, with his massive crowd control as a Juggernaut and Bilgewater member.

7. Darius is a great tank, along with Nautilus, who shares with him the Juggernaut trait.

8. Illaoi will be your 7th Bilgewater while sustaining some good damage on the frontlines.

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