In our new League of Legends-focused training feature, we outline the best ways to take advantage of each of the five important roles in the game.
Gangplank, the Saltwater Scourge
Avast, matey! Oranges be good for ya skin! This pirate of Bilgewater is a great one-on-one bruiser, due to his ability to have prolonged and slow attack from his passive skills, along with a single target nuke, a high movement speed, and a free Cleanse.
In the lane, he dominates most CC-reliant champions, such as Nocturne and Sion, as he can easily remove them with Remove Scurvy. Ganking him is a pain, as he can simply pop Raise Morale, as well. However, one of the most fearful things about Gangplank is his ability to drop his global ultimate, Canon Barrage.
This skill is capable of turning a losing fight around. Its large AoE slow can be used to cut off escapes, prevent ganks, or just provide that additional damage to help out your teammates. It's also a great initiator for any team fight at key objectives, which is useful for separating opponents, forcing them to run through the damaging ultimate to help out the isolated teammate. With trinity force, Atmogs (warmogs + atmas), and rarely Infinity Edge, his critical-strike Parleys and Canon Barrage will turn the tides of battle in your favour.
Yorick Mori, The Gravedigger
I simply love the irony of playing Yorick, a champ who simply won't die, and easily puts his enemies into their graves. He claims the throne in having incredible lane sustain and harass in the lane. Most of you are familiar with his skills, and should know that he becomes very tanky when they are all up. It's important to note that Yorick isn't a high-damage type of champ. He deals very good constant damage, and helps his team lock down opponents with his incredible slow attack, Omen of Pestilence.
You should definitely build him tanky, with items such as Frozen Mallet for a complete lock down. I strongly suggest Manamune for good damage increase to build some threat, as it also solves Yorick's mana problems. My last piece of advice for him is to throw your ultimate attack on your AD carry, once it hits the team fights. It's a killer set-up; no explanation needed.
Bruising isn't that hard, once you know the key roles you have to perform, and how to build yourself effectively. Play smart, and adapt to the situation. Bruising brings a lot of joy to my games, as I lock out the poor carries. Expect to get much hate from the opponent.
However, you can just shrug it off and smile. I promised you that you would be winning in style, didn't I?
I found this video very helpful explaining runes.
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@ratchet200 I didn't intentionally miss them out, it's just a recommendation list, of course there are many other viable supports. I've even seen Tryndamere support work out.