Big Swig Roller

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The Big Swig Roller is a main weapon in Splatoon 3, created by the weapon brand Splat.

It was revealed in the Chill Season 2022 trailer on 14 November 2022 and was released on December 1, 2022.

Appearance

The Big Swig Roller has a plastic appearance, akin to a cup holder. A paper cup, being used as the ink tank, is held in a small bracket, and the plastic straw from it is fed into the roller sleeve to provide ink to the roller. The handle of the Big Swig Roller is inverted from the player's ink colour.

Splatoon 3

Big Swig Roller

Big Swig Roller

Basic information
Category Main
Class S3 Icon Roller.png Roller
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Splash Wall Flat.png Splash Wall
Special S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
56 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
54 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
60 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 16
Cost
Requirement
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 35–70 (Ground)
40–120 (Midair)
70 (Roll)
50-150 (S3 Icon Mr Grizz.png SRNW Ground)
80-160 (S3 Icon Mr Grizz.png SRNW Midair)
100 (S3 Icon Mr Grizz.png SRNW Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant Big Swig Roller Express Big Swig Roller Express

The Big Swig Roller comes with Splash Walls and the Ink Vac. It outputs large amounts of ink while rolling and flinging, similar to the Dynamo Roller, but it rolls and flings at a higher speed, similar to the Splat Roller. It also has a long-range vertical flick, similar to the Flingza Roller, and rolling does not splat opponents similar to the Carbon Roller. It is the only roller to not splat with the grounded fling in one shot. It was added along with Chill Season 2022 on 1 December 2022.

Data

  • The Big Swig Roller is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 12.5. The game's matchmaking system looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • Ink consumption per second while rolling scales from 0.6% to 3% depending on the rolling speed.
  • While rolling, the player's movement speed is set to 0.118 units per frame.
  • After rolling for 0.5 seconds, the player begins to dash.
  • When dashing, the player's movement speed is set to 0.142 units per frame.
  • After rolling, there is a 0.33 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Hitting an opponent while rolling deals 70 damage.
  • While rolling, the Big Swig Roller leaves an ink trail that is 6.8 units wide.

Horizontal swing (from ground)

  • The ink consumption of 10% allows players to attack 10 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • When attacking with a nearly depleted ink tank, the ink consumption of that attack is reduced to 5%. The damage of that attack is reduced to 25% of the normal amount, and and the speed in which the globs of ink move is reduced to 50% of the normal amount, effectively reducing its range.
  • When attacking, it takes 18 frames to lift the roller (0.3 seconds).
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.072 units per frame.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.75 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 70.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 4.2 units and stops losing damage at 8.2 units. The minimum damage is 35.
  • If a glob of ink is in the air for more than 30 frames after being flung, it loses damage each frame until frame 55, at which point it will deal 50% of its original damage.
  • Ink flung from the center of the roller does the greatest damage. Ink that is flung at an angle greater than 12.0 degrees to the left or right will have lower damage. This low-damage ink starts losing damage after traveling a distance of 2.0 units and stops losing damage at 7.7 units. The maximum damage is 70 and the minimum damage is 35.

Vertical swing (from air)

  • The ink consumption of 10% allows players to attack 10 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • When attacking with a nearly depleted ink tank, the ink consumption of that attack is reduced to 5%. The damage of that attack is reduced to 50% of the normal amount, and and the speed in which the globs of ink move is reduced to 70% of the normal amount, effectively reducing its range.
  • When attacking, it takes 20 frames to lift the roller (0.33 seconds).
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.072 units per frame.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.83 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 120.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 5.2 units and stops losing damage at 16.0 units. The minimum damage is 40.
  • The lethal range is 7.7 units, as this is the farthest distance where ink deals 100 damage.
  • If a glob of ink is in the air for more than 40 frames after being flung, it loses damage each frame until frame 65, at which point it will deal 50% of its original damage.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.

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Version history

Version Adjustments
2.1.0
  • The minimum damage from horizontal slashes has increased from 30.0 to 35.0.
3.0.0
  • Roughly doubled the amount of damage dealt to nonplayer objects (Splash Walls, brellas, etc.) when striking them with ink.
3.1.0
  • Adjusted the damage-falloff rate based on vertical-swing distance, making the amount of damage fall off more gradually than before.
    • Due to this change, the distance where 100.0+ damage can be dealt was extended by roughly 15%, and the distance where 50.0+ damage can be dealt was extended by roughly 49%.
4.0.0

Salmon Run Next Wave:

  • Increased the damage dealt when holding the Button to ink while moving forward by approximately 42%.

Quotes

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Sheldon's Introduction

You ever think to yourself..."This roller is great, but what if it were WIDER?" If so, the Big Swig Roller may be just what you wanted! They've taken a regular roller and just...made the roller part bigger! The result is that you can lay down a veritable red carpet—or green, or pink, or...you get it—of ink. Horizontal swings also hit a wider range, and vertical swings launch farther. The drawback is that attack power is lower than other rollers. That may not be an issue when you're hiding behind a Splash Wall, or when you can guzzle enemy ink with the Ink Vac special, so the set is actually pretty well-balanced. If you can't stand to see even a single spot of un-inked turf, give this set a try!

We're back! Ballistics risked it all on that last tweet, and we're still here to announce the Big Swig Roller, arriving for Chill Season. It utilizes "wide-rolling technology," which allows you to, uh, cover a wide area. And since it barely SIPS ink, you can cover tons of turf!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[3]

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Big Swig Roller

Click to view the strategy for Big Swig Roller. View the strategy page.

Badges

Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

Reaching certain Freshness levels with the Big Swig Roller will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Big Swig Roller Badges
S3 Badge Big Swig Roller 4.png 4★ Big Swig Roller User
S3 Badge Big Swig Roller 5.png 5★ Big Swig Roller User

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Trivia

  • This is the only main weapon by the Splat brand that doesn't include the word 'Splat' in its name.
  • The Big Swig Roller, along with the Splattershot Nova, Snipewriter 5H, Painbrush, and S-BLAST '92 are not included in Return of the Mammalians due to being added post-release.

Etymology

The word "swig" refers to drinking a beverage in large gulps, referencing the weapon's design which includes cup and straw, alongside the larger area it turfs while rolling. Its name may also be a reference to the 7-Eleven drink line Big Gulp.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ワイドローラー
waido rōrā
Wide Roller
Netherlands Dutch Breedroller Broad Roller
CanadaFrance French Rouleau large Wide Roller
Germany German Breitroller Wide Roller
Italy Italian Ampiorullo Wide roller
Russia Russian Макси-валик
Maksi-valik
Maxi roller
SpainMexico Spanish Rodillo mágnum Magnum roller
China Chinese (Simplified) 宽滚筒
kuān gǔntǒng
Wide Roller
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 寬滾筒
kuān gǔntǒng
Wide Roller
South Korea Korean 와이드 롤러
waideu rolleo
Wide Roller
Translate logo.svg Internal Roller_Wide_00[4]

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