Blaster

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This article is about the weapon. For the type of shooter, see shooter.

The Blaster is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

The weapon shoots special ink rounds that burst like fireworks after traveling a certain distance. These bursts can deal damage in a wide area, allowing its user to attack opponents hiding behind obstacles and around corners. The explosive round does enough damage to splat opponents with only one direct hit or two indirect hits. The firing rate is faster than the Range Blaster, and slower than the Luna Blaster.

The weapon's appearance is based on the idea of a "hot rod", or custom, car. The rear of the weapon is a spray can, the kind of spray can that would be used to custom-paint a car. The middle of the weapon exposes the internals of the weapon as if to make it easier for the owner to tweak and maintain any custom parts inside. The exposed spring resembles the coil springs in car suspensions. The front of the weapon features a flame design characteristic of custom-painted cars, which is painted on an object that resembles a muffler. The weapon even has the word "custom" in the title of its variant, the Custom Blaster.

Splatoon

Blaster

Blaster

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor
Special S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail
Level 9
Cost Cash 3,500
Availability
Base damage 50–80 (Splash)
125 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 8%
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
25 / 100
Damage
Impact
70 / 100
Fire rate
20 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variant Custom Blaster Custom Blaster

The Blaster comes in a set with the Disruptors and Killer Wail. The weapon consumes 8% of the ink tank's capacity with each shot, and the ink tank refills 1.67% of its capacity between each shot, allowing for 15 shots to be fired before needing to refill on ink.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Blast wave maximum damage: 125.0 → 80.0 (99.9[1] with Damage Up)
2.7.0
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Blaster fires ink shots that explode a short while after they've been shot. It's specialised in offense! Rapid fire and range aren't its strong points, but the powerful shots can damage anyone within their blast! Use the included S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptors to disable your foes before you take them down. Great for coolheaded fighters!(NA)[a]

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Blaster fires ink shots that explode a short while after they've been shot. It's specialised for offence! Rapid fire and range aren't its strong points, but the powerful shots can damage anyone within their blast! Use the included S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptors to disable your foes before you take them down. Great for cool-headed fighters!(EU/OC)[b]

Fires a special ink shot that explodes in mid-air. This explosion can be used to attack a wide area.
— In-Game Description(NA)[a]
Fires a special ink shot that explodes in mid-air. This explosion can be used to attack a wide area at once.
— In-Game Description(EU/OC)[b]
We’ve just confirmed that this weapon is called a Blaster. It shoots special ink rounds that burst like fireworks once they’ve traveled a certain distance! Apparently these bursts can deal damage in a pretty wide area, so this weapon is great for exposing hidden foes.
Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 North America
  2. 2.0 2.1 Europe and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Blaster

Blaster

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist
Special S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown
Level 5
Cost Cash 3,000
Availability
Base damage 50–70 (Splash)
125 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 10%
Special points 170p
Special depletion
Range
27 / 100
Damage
Impact
70 / 100
Fire rate
20 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variants Custom Blaster Custom Blaster
Hero Blaster Replica Hero Blaster Replica

The Blaster returns in Splatoon 2 with the same appearance and slightly changed performance. It comes with the Toxic Mist and Splashdown. The weapon consumes 10% of the ink tank's capacity with each shot, allowing for 10 shots to be fired before needing to refill on ink.

Data

  • The Blaster is a middleweight weapon.
  • The ink consumption of 10% allows players to fire 10 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 7 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes ? frames to come out.
  • When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 50 frames between shots (1.2 shots per second).
  • After firing, there is a 60 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Max damage dealt by splash damage reduced: 80 → 70
  • Blast radius reduced by about 7%
  • Ink consumption per shot: 8.0% → 10.0%
  • Time taken to begin recovering ink after shooting: 0.67 seconds → 1 second
  • Angle of shot deviation while jumping: 0 degrees → 10 degrees
1.2.0
  • Reduced duration of wobble time when firing after jumping by 1/4 of a second.
  • Salmon Run worker's Blaster:
    • Increased damage dealt by shot explosions by approximately 40%.
    • Decreased ink consumption of each shot by approximately 20%.
1.3.0
2.0.0
  • Increased radius of ink at the player's feet, and revised the coverage to extend behind the player more than it did previously.
  • Increased radius of ink coverage when shots hit a wall.
2.1.0
  • Reduced movement penalty after firing by 7/60 of a second.
3.0.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 170 → 190
3.1.0
  • Decreased damage radius of exploding shots by 6%
4.8.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 190 → 180
5.0.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 180 → 170

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Blaster main in this set is a relative of the shooter family, but it fires balls of ink that explode in midair! It's a bit lacking in the range and fire-rate departments, but when it hits...it HITS. Even near misses deal damage thanks to the ink explosion! Pin the enemy down with the S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist sub, then hit 'em like BLAM! If they escape the mist, drop the hammer on 'em with S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown! This high-octane set is perfect for battlers who like to bring it on!

Gallery

Demonstration

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ホットブラスター
Hotto Burasutā
Hot Blaster
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Klodderblaster Blob Blaster
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Éclablasteur Burst Blaster
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Éclablaster Burst Blaster
FlagGermany.svg German Blaster Same as English name
FlagItaly.svg Italian Blaster Same as English name
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бластер
Blaster
Blaster
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Lanzamotas Speck Thrower
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Devastador Devastator

References

  1. Noted as 100.0 in official release notes