Blaster (weapon class)

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A promotional image for Splatoon 3 featuring an Inkling wielding the Blaster, a weapon included in the blaster class.
For the main weapon with the same name, see Blaster.

Blasters are one of the main weapon types in the Splatoon series. Blasters are fully-automatic guns that fire large globs of ink that travel forward and conclude their path with an explosion, with typically lower rate of fire than traditional shooters to compensate.

Classification

While blaster weapons have been in the Splatoon series since the first game, games prior to Splatoon 3 classified them as shooter weapons as they share some technical characteristics with traditional shooters. Since Splatoon 3, blasters are classified separate from traditional shooters.

List of blasters

Note: The series are arranged by the order of their respective Tableturf Battle cards.

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
S3 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
S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png
Grizzco Blaster
A blaster with moderate damage and a blistering fire rate equal to that of the .52 Gal. It is a rare weapon exclusive to Salmon Run and Salmon Run Next Wave. S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster

Sets

Blasters in Splatoon 3

Animations

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:

  • Flip Out: Throws the weapon into the air, flips backwards along the ground, then catches it, turns backwards, and poses with it in their arms.

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 traditional shooters making this the first game with their own animations.

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
Netherlands Dutch Blaster Blaster
Canada French (NOA) Blasteur Blaster
France French (NOE) Blaster Blaster
Germany German Blaster Blaster
Italy Italian Blaster Blaster
Russia Russian Бластер
Blaster
Blaster
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Lanzamotas -
Spain Spanish (NOE) Devastadores -
China Chinese (Simplified) 爆破枪
bàopò qiāng (Mandarin)
-
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 爆破槍
bàopò qiāng (Mandarin)
-
South Korea Korean 블래스터
beullaeseuteo
Blaster

References