Gangplank was born the son of the dread pirate captain Vincent the Shadow - one of the most wealthy and feared pirates in all of Blue Flame Island. One might think this would have spoiled the boy with a cushioned life of privilege, but the truth is quite the opposite. Growing up in the city of Bilgewater isn't easy; pirates are not known for their compassion, and that most certainly extends to their families. Vincent wanted his son to grow up tough and strong, so he was extremely hard on the young Gangplank. Even as a child, Gangplank was as mean as a snake and is said to have slept with his eyes open. As he grew, the young man rapidly became the most ruthless and feared pirate in all of Bilgewater, and his daddy was never more proud than on the day of his son's eighteenth birthday - when Gangplank stabbed his old man in the back and claimed the famed pirate ship, the Dead Pool, for his own.
The continent of Valoran, however, is a dangerous place for pirates; Gangplank could read the writing on the wall. The den of pirates known as Bilgewater would soon be pulled down by the undertow of Valoranian politics and the Institute of War. It was time for Bilgewater to have their own champion to represent them in the League of Legends, and who better than the fiercest pirate of them all? It is said that Gangplank has enough power and favor to claim the title of the Pirate King back home, but that he is simply biding his time and building his reputation as a champion before he returns to a life of piracy.
"Yo ho, blow the man down. Or at least shoot him when his back is turned and steal all his booty."
"Prepare to be boarded!"
"Swab the poop deck!"
"C'mere, me beauty! Hehehe."
"Look what crawled out of the bunghole!"
"Nothin' but a bilge rat!"
"I'll be usin' ye for chum!"
"I won't rest till I see ye hangin' from the yardarm!"
"Avast, me hearties!"
"Shiver me timbers!"
"Yo ho ho, and a bottle of... rum!"
"Well blow me down!"
"I ain't got me ground legs yet, landlubber!"
"Enjoy your visit to the depths of the sea, landlubber!"
"Wanna know why me Roger is so Jolly? Heheheh..."
Gangplank has been designed by Fantasyworld, an old designer who is now in the Business team for Riot Games.
In a world where the cover of night shields elite Special Forces teams, Gangplank leads the best of the best commandos into the worst of the worst of urban hotspots. In commemoration of the League of Legends launch in Brazil, Special Forces Gangplank is now heading the assault into the dense jungles of the Fields of Justice equipped with a modern sidearm, badass bolo knife, and slick combat beret. When things get too hairy on the ground, Special Forces Gangplank can call in the choppers for air support – searchlights included.
Movement speed bonus changed to 3/4/5/6/7% from 2/4/6/8/10%.
Attack damage bonus changed to 8/10/12/14/16 from 8/12/16/20/24.
No longer needs to target a unit to activate, so Gangplank can no longer kill allied minions.
Activating it grants Gangplank 14/18/22/26/30% movement speed and 20/28/36/44/52 attack damage instead of his passive bonuses.
The activation also grants nearby allies 7/9/11/13/15% movement speed and 10/14/18/22/26 attack damage.
Duration reduced to 6 seconds from 10.
Mana cost changed to 50/55/60/65/70 from 60 at all ranks.
Previous Active: Gangplank kills an allied minion, inspiring himself and nearby champions to receive Raise Morale's passive benefits for 10 seconds. This gives Gangplank double the effect for the duration.
Parrrley: Pirate shoots a target unit dealing Magical Damage, if he kills it then he gains extra gold. Physical Damage abilities deal your champion's Attack Damage and can trigger on hit effects in addition to the ability's effects.
Remove Scurvy: Consumes a large quantity of citrus fruit which clears any crowd control effects on him and heals him.