Inkstrike

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Inkstrike
Inkstrike HQ.png
Type Special
Damage 2.5-10 (per frame)
Points to Fill (p) 180
Base Duration 10s (aiming)
1.5s (active)
Sets 12
Brand

The Inkstrike is a Special Weapon in Splatoon, and is also used by Octostrikers.

Description

Once activated, the user targets a specific area of the stage by tapping it on the Wiiu-gamepad-icon.png. The Inkstrike will then be launched to that location, creating a large tornado of Ink that splats enemies caught in it.

Notes

When Inkstrike is activated, you’re prompted to choose a target area on the GamePad’s map. While choosing a target, your character remains still and is extremely vulnerable to attack, so find a safe corner before initiating Inkstrike. Once a target area is selected, a large, ink-filled missile fires off your character’s back. Upon impact, the missile unleashes a tornado of ink, swirling about and spreading ink over a wide area. This makes Inkstrike extremely effective during Splat Zones. One Inkstrike can usually contest or outright capture an enemy-held Splat Zone. If you’re on the receiving end of an Inkstrike, watch for the swirling indicator on the ground—this is your cue to escape before the missile impacts. When possible, swim away from an incoming Inkstrike—you’re taking a risk if you try to outrun the ink tornado.
— Splatoon Prima Guide
Juddt.png
Judd's Advice
Meow! (An Inkstrike lets you attack any location on the Wiiu-gamepad-icon.png map! The tornado slowly expands from a central point, so try to be accurate! And don't let foes hit you while your looking at your map! Stay alert!)

Data

The amount of turf an Inkstrike covers largely varies, but typically ranges from 80 to 100BP. Based on the area of each stage and the amount of inkable vs uninkable turf, an Inkstrike typically contributes 4-6% of the total coverage without including the base percentages earned from each Spawn Point (which is typically around 5 to 6BP).

Stage Area Percentage with no turf inked Percentage covered by Inkstrike Theoretical area Likelihood of inking 100BP
Piranha Pit 3127 0.2% 2.8% (On the ground only) 87.556 3.19%
Urchin Underpass 2465 0.2% 3.7% 91.205 4.05%
Museum d'Alfonsino 2443 0.2% 3.8% (On the ground only)
7.0% (On the rotating platform in center and ground)[1]
92.834
171.01
4.09%
Flounder Heights 2375 0.2% 4.0% 95 4.21%
Camp Triggerfish 2316 0.3% 3.9% 90.324 4.31%
Ancho-V Games 2293 0.3% 3.9% (On the normal ground only)
4.7% (On the uprising ground)[2]
89.427
107.771
4.36%
Kelp Dome 2125 0.3% 4.4% 93.5 4.70%
Hammerhead Bridge 2100 0.3% 4.0% 84 4.76%
Arowana Mall 2021 0.3% 4.5% 90.945 4.94%
Mahi-Mahi Resort 1948 0.3% 4.8% (On the ground only)
5.9% (On the board in center after water goes away.)[3]
93.504
114.932
5.13%
Saltspray Rig 1900 0.3% 4.7% 89.3 5.26%
Port Mackerel 1854 0.3% 4.9% 90.846 5.39%
Moray Towers 1760 0.3% 5.0% 88 5.68%
Bluefin Depot 1665 0.3% 4.9% 81.585 6.00%
Walleye Warehouse 1600 0.4% 5.8% 92.8 6.25%
Blackbelly Skatepark 1528 0.4% 5.9% 90.152 6.54%

Tips

  • Because using the Inkstrike prevents players from spreading ink momentarily and requires them to concentrate on the Wii U GamePad, those using an Inkstrike can be easily splatted. When using an Inkstrike, make sure to stay a safe distance away from the action, or hide behind a wall.
  • When an Inkstrike is placed, a large, swirling icon will appear on the battlefield. Quickly evacuate this area to avoid being splatted.
  • In ranked mode, using an Inkstrike directly on top of a Splat Zone or a Tower can turn the tide of the battle.

Sets

Main Sub Special
Weapont Main .52 Gal Deco.png .52 Gal Deco Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Aerospray RG.png Aerospray RG Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk III.png Bamboozler 14 Mk III Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Gold Dynamo Roller.png Gold Dynamo Roller Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main N-ZAP '89.png N-ZAP '89 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Weapont Main Wasabi Splattershot.png Wasabi Splattershot Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike


Version history

A pre-release Inkstrike being used.

Pre-release

  • While Splatoon was in development, the Inkstrike was referred to as an Ink Tornado and caused a large dome of ink to appear, instead of the current tornado design.

1.3.0

  • The amount of area covered will be more consistent regardless of where it lands.

2.6.0

  • Shortened the period of decreased character control after using the Inkstrike when equipped with Special Duration Up

2.7.0

  • Time needed to fire after selecting the target reduced by about 33%.


Trivia

  • The Inkstrike was originally called "Ink Tornado", as seen in an image from before Splatoon's release.
  • If one looks closely, the "5.2" in its licensing on the weapon is actually 50.
  • If a location is not chosen ten seconds after activation, the Inkstrike automatically goes off around the user.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese トルネード
torunēdo
Tornado
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Tornado Tornado
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Tornade Tornado
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Missile tornade Missile Tornado
FlagGermany.svg German Tintferno From Tinte (ink) and Inferno.
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tornado Tornado

References

  1. Inkstrike inks both of the ground and the platform's sections. In the birdview, the ground is covered overhanging by the platform.
  2. It seems duplex ground, and Inkstrike inks both.
  3. Perhaps Inkstrike inks both of top of the board and the black ground under it.


Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters Weapont Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · Weapont Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) Weapont Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · Weapont Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
Weapont Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · Weapont Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · Weapont Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · Weapont Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · Weapont Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · Weapont Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

Weapont Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · Weapont Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken