Blaster (weapon class)

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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring an Octoling boy wielding a Range Blaster, a weapon included in the Blaster class.

Blasters are one of the main weapon classifications, introduced as an independent weapon class in Splatoon 3. In the previous titles of the Splatoon series, Blasters were part of the Shooter class, with which they share some technical characteristics.

Unlike Shooters, Blasters are capable of firing large globs of ink that travel forward and conclude their path with an explosion. Since this characteristic makes Blasters generally more powerful than most Shooters, their rate of fire is much slower than the latter class' one; this class still has a fully-automatic shooting mode, just like classic Shooters.

List of blasters

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png
Luna Blaster
A high-damage, close-range blaster with a middling rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo.png Luna Blaster Neo
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Luna Blaster.png Kensa Luna Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Blaster.png
Blaster
A high-damage, close-range blaster with a slow rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Custom Blaster.png Custom Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster Replica.png Hero Blaster Replica
S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png
Range Blaster
A high-damage, mid-range blaster with a slow rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Custom Range Blaster.png Custom Range Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png
Clash Blaster
A low-damage, close-range blaster with a fast rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png
Rapid Blaster
A mid-damage, long-range blaster with a fast rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco.png Rapid Blaster Deco
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Rapid Blaster.png Kensa Rapid Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png
Rapid Blaster Pro
A mid-damage, long-range blaster with a middling rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco

Sets

Blasters in Splatoon
Main Sort by main Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class
Blasters in Splatoon 3
Main Sort by main Sub Special Points for Special Level Price Class

S3 Weapon Main Blaster Flat.png Blaster 7010 S3 Weapon Sub Autobomb Flat.png Autobomb S3 Weapon Special Big Bubbler.png Big Bubbler 180p 3 Sheldon License 1 Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Flat.png Clash Blaster 7030 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 180p 22 Sheldon License 1 Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Flat.png Luna Blaster 7000 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 180p 13 Sheldon License 1 Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster Flat.png Range Blaster 7020 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 11 Sheldon License 1 Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Flat.png Rapid Blaster 7040 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Triple Inkstrike.png Triple Inkstrike 200p 7 Sheldon License 1 Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Flat.png Rapid Blaster Pro 7050 S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist Flat.png Toxic Mist S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 180p 26 Sheldon License 1 Blaster

Animations

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Splatoon

Victory:

  • Inkling Girl: Jumps while waving her arms, then thrusts the weapon out.
  • Inkling Boy: Jumps while swinging his weapon, does a fist pump with both his arms, then throws the weapon in the air, making it spin, catches it with the other hand and holds it across the chest.

Defeat:

  • Inkling Girl: Puts her hands above her head before falling on her knees in despair, and starts hitting the floor with the hand that holds the weapon while crying.
  • Inkling Boy: Same as Inkling girl.

Splatoon 2

Spawning in before match starts:

  • Both Inklings and Octolings point their weapon down at a 45-degree angle after shaking off their excess ink.

Victory:

  • Inkling Girl: Jumps up and down twice joyfully, then spins around and strikes a pose while holding the weapon upwards.
  • Inkling Boy: Jumps up and thrusts his left fist forward before raising it over his chest while holding his weapon downward.
  • Octoling Girl: Winces happily before twirling her weapon and ending it pointing upwards at an angle, and she strikes a pose by having her left hand on her hip.
  • Octoling Boy: Similar to the Octoling Girl's but stands up straight with a proud expression.

Defeat:

  • Inkling Girl: Stamps her feet on the ground, disappointed.
  • Inkling Boy: Sits down on the ground and holds his head in frustration.
  • Octoling Girl: Falls down to the ground, dropping her weapon in front of her, then turns her head away in anger.
  • Octoling Boy: Similar to the Inkling Boy's but lays his weapon behind him and puts his right arm on his right knee.

Splatoon 3

Spawner Drone pose:

  • All styles and species: Throws their weapon above before catching it and pointing it down.

Victory (Emote: Flip Out):

  • All styles and species: Spins their weapon in the air before backflipping and catching it, then turning around and smiling.

Quotes

Splatoon 3

Squid Research Lab Ballistics Team here with a report on blaster-type weapons. As the name implies, blasters eject ink that explodes at a distance. This allows for advanced tactics such as "totally splatting campers who are hiding behind walls." We'll workshop a name for that.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]

Trivia

Splatoon

  • Blasters have the same winning and losing animations as Shooters since they are categorized under the same class in this game.

Splatoon 2

  • When sorting by type, Blasters are grouped between automatic and burst-fire shooters.
    • Selecting any Blaster and sorting by type would always make the next weapon the Sploosh-o-matic, before continuing with the internal order of the shooters.

Splatoon 3

  • Blasters having their own category when sorting weapons in the selection screen makes this their first time as a standalone class.
  • They have their own winning and emote animations separate from Shooters making this the first game with their own animations.
  • The Range Blaster underwent massive model changes in between Splatoon 2 and 3; now the end of the barrel takes a much bigger, slightly rounder shape.

Gallery

SplatNet icons

Art

Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promo renders for Splatoon 3

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ブラスター
Burasutā
Blaster

References