Is GP Really That Bad?

#1shutyourmouth03Posted 2/10/2013 12:31:19 PM
In ranked my teammate said he was surprised that I picked an underpowered champ.

I have always seem to have had good success with him. Harass or farm with Q, W removes stuns, can kite early with his passive slow, some map presence everywhere with his ult. Gets tanky and when Q gets some crit + slow it allows your team to chase down stragglers after a team fight.

It seems that after a team fight my poison slow or ult has allowed us to ace the enemy team rather than 1 or 2 escaping.
#2TyrekeEvans13Posted 2/10/2013 12:32:44 PM
He's fine, especially if you know how to use his ult
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#3vladymanPosted 2/10/2013 12:35:03 PM
He is not bad per say, but if you play him top - there are other tops who offer a lot more. If you jungle - the same. I won't comment on mid and support, although he can play there too.
#4bstbllPosted 2/10/2013 12:45:36 PM
I enjoy him. His ult gives him solid global presence during the laning phase and he's got good harass and sustain. You just have to be careful to manage your mana, especially against a bully who'll try to burn your mana on oranges and then force you out of lane. Plus critplank is hilariously fun.
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#5datwunkidDPosted 2/10/2013 12:47:15 PM
He can build full damage and be a melee ADC.
Or he can build IBG + Muramana + Station Shiv + Ravenous Hydra and be a poking god against squishy comps.

Sadly, in the league of Warmogs this is becoming less effective.
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#6SmishhhPosted 2/10/2013 12:59:14 PM(edited)
He's in the jack of all trades but master of none situation. Incredibly versatile and a fun kit, but nothing about him gives him a clear edge over the top pics in any obvious way. His map control with that ult, cc break and team speed boost plus a slow allow you to go wherever you want like a boss. So you need to be outplaying people at least a little bit to get ahead in whatever role you play him, but if you can do that and not worry about failing your own lane/jungle then you can exert pressure elsewhere as well.
#7shadowtemariPosted 2/10/2013 12:59:32 PM
I dont play bankplank top anymore its just not worth it. Sure you can farm with Q but with the recent champs who can just harras you at your tower denying you farm pretty free. I only play him as support now since putting him in the jungle also seems like a waste atm..
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#8SlaynPosted 2/10/2013 1:04:34 PM
GP used to be good.

Then they nerfed him.

Then they released a large amount of much better tops.
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#9Reaper_MinionPosted 2/10/2013 1:13:25 PM
His only merit is that you can do whatever the f*** you want with him and still be a beast come late-game.

However, the nerfs hit him hard so it's difficult to do well enough to actually buy items.
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#10Fenrir the WolfPosted 2/10/2013 1:21:35 PM
He's in a better spot as support than top lane imo. With pickpocket he gets paid to harass squishy bot lane champs, while still having his team-boosting aura and global presence. Mid would probably be a good spot for him too.
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