Blaster (weapon class)

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

Blasters are one of the main weapon classes in the Splatoon series.

Blasters are fully-automatic weapons that fire large globs of ink that travel forward and conclude their path with an explosion. They typically have a relatively low fire rate and high ink consumption compared to many other weapons.

Classification

While blasters have been in the Splatoon series since Splatoon, games prior to Splatoon 3 classified them as shooters because the two classes share some technical characteristics. From Splatoon 3 onward, blasters are classified as a separate class.

List of blasters

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

Series Description Variants Games
Splatoon "S" icon.svg Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png
Luna Blaster
A blaster with short range but above average fire rate, blast radius, and ink efficiency. It is capable of splatting an opponent with one direct hit. 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 Order Blaster Replica.png Order Blaster Replica
S3 Weapon Main Blaster.png
Blaster
The standard blaster. Has a slow firing speed but is well-rounded otherwise. S3 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster
S3 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 revised version of the Blaster that boasts higher range at the cost of a slower fire rate. 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 blaster that fires huge short-ranged blasts in very quick succession, but its low damage makes it hard to splat opponents with it. S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png
Rapid Blaster
A blaster that fires long range blasts at a good fire rate, with reduced damage and blast radius. S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster
S3 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
This modified version of the Rapid Blaster can hit at even longer ranges, but has a slower fire rate, and uses more ink per shot. S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco
S3 Weapon Main S-BLAST '92.png
S-BLAST
A slow-firing, one-shot capable blaster with two firing modes, short-range and long-range. The short-range mode is triggered by pressing after jumping, and fires a huge short-ranged blast. The long-range mode is triggered by pressing on the ground, and fires a long-ranged, high-velocity shot with a small blast radius. Notably, this mode can also be triggered in the air by falling without a preceding jump, or by jumping immediately after pressing . S3 Weapon Main S-BLAST '92.png S-BLAST '92
S3 Weapon Main S-BLAST '91.png S-BLAST '91

Special Blasters

The following blaster(s) are only available outside of battles as part of other modes:

Weapon Description Games
Splatoon "S" icon.svg Splatoon 2 "2" icon.svg Splatoon 3 "3" icon.svg
S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster.png
Hero Blaster
A blaster similar to the Blaster only used in Octo Canyon. Upon completion of all missions in Octo Canyon using the Hero Blaster, the player will unlock the Hero Blaster Replica for use in battles.
S3 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png
Grizzco Blaster
A modified rare weapon based on the Blaster, only available in Salmon Run and Salmon Run Next Wave. Its stats are broadly similar to the Clash Blaster, but it has lower ink consumption and almost double the rate of fire.

Sets

Blaster-type shooters in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster 210 S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 9 Cash 3500 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​
S Weapon Main Custom Blaster.png Custom Blaster 211 S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gaugeMedium 17 Cash 10600 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​
S Weapon Main Custom Range Blaster.png Custom Range Blaster 221 S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken Special gaugeLight 17 Cash 10800 Shooter 10 October 2015​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster 222 S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 14000 Shooter 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster 200 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 11 Cash 7700 Shooter 24 June 2015
S Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo.png Luna Blaster Neo 201 S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeHeavy 15 Cash 8700 Shooter 30 October 2015​​​​​​​​​​​
S Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster 220 S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 14 Cash 8000 Shooter 1 August 2015
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster 230 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gaugeLight 14 Cash 9600 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco.png Rapid Blaster Deco 231 S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Suction Bomb.png Bomb Rush Special gaugeLight 19 Cash 14800 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro 240 S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 16 Cash 11200 Shooter 17 October 2015
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco 241 S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 18200 Shooter 25 December 2015​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Blaster-type shooters in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster 210 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 5 Cash 3000 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster 230 S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray 180p 30 Cash 18200 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo 231 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 180p 30 Cash 20500 Shooter 7 April 2018​​
S2 Weapon Main Custom Blaster.png Custom Blaster 211 S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 190p 27 Cash 15300 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Custom Range Blaster.png Custom Range Blaster 221 S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower 170p 18 Cash 11400 Shooter 21 April 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster 222 S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 190p 23 Cash 14900 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster Replica.png Hero Blaster Replica 212 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown 170p 5 Cash 3800 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Luna Blaster.png Kensa Luna Blaster 202 S2 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb.png Fizzy Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 170p 26 Cash 16600 Shooter 3 October 2018 (4.1.0)​​
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Rapid Blaster.png Kensa Rapid Blaster 242 S2 Weapon Sub Torpedo.png Torpedo S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller 200p 21 Cash 13500 Shooter 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster 200 S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller 170p 19 Cash 12100 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo.png Luna Blaster Neo 201 S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S2 Weapon Special Suction-Bomb Launcher.png Suction-Bomb Launcher 170p 24 Cash 16600 Shooter 24 February 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S2 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster 220 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 200p 14 Cash 9300 Shooter 21 October 2017
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster 240 S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat-Bomb Launcher 200p 13 Cash 9800 Shooter 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco.png Rapid Blaster Deco 241 S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 190p 16 Cash 11500 Shooter 27 January 2018
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro 250 S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 180p 22 Cash 12800 Shooter 23 September 2017
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco 251 S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor 180p 24 Cash 14000 Shooter 1 June 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Blasters in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Blaster 2D Current.png Blaster 210 S3 Weapon Sub Autobomb Flat.png Autobomb S3 Weapon Special Big Bubbler.png Big Bubbler 180p 3 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster 2D Current.png Clash Blaster 230 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Trizooka.png Trizooka 180p 22 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo 2D Current.png Clash Blaster Neo 231 S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb S3 Weapon Special Super Chump.png Super Chump 170p 25 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​
S3 Weapon Main Custom Blaster 2D Current.png Custom Blaster 211 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Triple Splashdown.png Triple Splashdown 180p 8 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster 2D Current.png Luna Blaster 200 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 170p 13 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo 2D Current.png Luna Blaster Neo 201 S3 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb Flat.png Fizzy Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ultra Stamp.png Ultra Stamp 180p 24 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Order Blaster Replica 2D Current.png Order Blaster Replica 205 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster 170p 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 7.0.0 (Side Order)​​​​​​​​​​​​
S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster 2D Current.png Range Blaster 220 S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb Flat.png Suction Bomb S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 11 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster 2D Current.png Rapid Blaster 240 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Triple Inkstrike.png Triple Inkstrike 190p 7 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco 2D Current.png Rapid Blaster Deco 241 S3 Weapon Sub Torpedo Flat.png Torpedo S3 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet 210p 10 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro 2D Current.png Rapid Blaster Pro 250 S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist Flat.png Toxic Mist S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 180p 26 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco 2D Current.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco 251 S3 Weapon Sub Angle Shooter Flat.png Angle Shooter S3 Weapon Special Killer Wail 5.1.png Killer Wail 5.1 190p 29 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​
S3 Weapon Main S-BLAST '91 2D Current.png S-BLAST '91 261 S3 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb Flat.png Burst Bomb S3 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png Booyah Bomb 190p 27 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)
S3 Weapon Main S-BLAST '92 2D Current.png S-BLAST '92 260 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Reefslider.png Reefslider 180p 20 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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:

  • Both genders put their hands above their head before falling onto their knees in despair, hitting the floor with the hand that holds the weapon while crying.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking Right Stick):

  • Both genders hold the weapon high, then lowers it, poses like they are shooting, then looks behind the weapon, and returns to idle pose.

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, 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, but lays his weapon behind him and puts his right arm on his right knee.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: Raises and lowers their weapon, looking it over, gets into a shooting stance, then looks down the weapon from behind.
  • Octolings: Looks over their weapon from the side and back, bends over slightly, and aims around before sighing.

Splatoon 3

Spawner pose:

  • All styles: 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.
  • Reppin' Inkopolis: The player jumps for joy three times, then points their weapon into the air with a smile.

In Ammo Knights (Clicking ):

  • Inklings: The player will look down at their weapon and feel the weight of it, throwing it in the air and catching it before getting into a shooting pose and looking to their right.
  • Octolings: The player will look down at their weapon and look it over, feeling the weight of it before aiming and slowly going from their left to right.

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

Splatoon 2

  • When sorting by type, blasters are grouped between automatic and burst-fire shooters.
    • Selecting any blaster and sorting by type will 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.
  • For the first time in the series, blasters have unique emote animations separate from shooters.

Gallery

SplatNet icons

2D icons

Art

Promo renders for Splatoon 2

Promo renders for Splatoon 3

Tableturf Battle cards 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) Lanzamota Speck-launcher
Spain Spanish (NOE) Devastador Devastator
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