Competitive:Big Swig Roller Express

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Big Swig Roller Express

Big Swig Roller Express

Abbreviations Big Swig
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Angle Shooter.png Angle Shooter
Special S3 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm
Base damage 35-70 (horizontal)
40-120 (vertical)
70 (rolling)
Base duration
Ink consumption 10% (swinging)
~2% (rolling) [1]
Special points
Special depletion
Role Support
Strengths Turfing, long vertical flick and a wide horizontal range, a fire rate similar to the Splat Roller, great object damage, good poking capabilities
Weaknesses Non-lethal horizontal flick, and weak damage output (compared to most other rollers), weak sub weapon

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Splatoon 3


The Big Swig Roller is a supportive roller-type weapon, with the roller part more extensive, for a wider horizontal and farther vertical range, and a fast fire rate. As described by Sheldon, this weapon was made to ink lots of turf, and with a synergizing kit to help out with its weak damage output. And, unlike the previous kit, Angle Shooter and Ink Storm can deal damage that can further help the roller paint and stay alive.

  • The Big Swig Roller can be used well in Turf War and Splat Zones, as the main weapon itself is ideal for painting.
  • The Angle Shooter can help the roller protect itself by helping fight off and maybe even splat players.
    • Ink Storm has a similar way of helping, and it can even help paint the stage during its duration.
  • The Big Swig Roller is weak in combat against other players, however, the Big Swig Roller's damage to objects is its key feature. It deals twice as much damage to any object (e.g.: brella shields, rainmaker shields, Squid Beakons) as it would to players.
  • The quick rate of fire can compensate for the damage, as players can splat enemies in 3 quick swings at least.
  • The Big Swig Roller Express' long-range and wide horizontal hitbox, combined with the Angle Shooter can also poke, weakening unsuspecting backliners.


The Big Swig can cover the weaknesses of some weapons due to its great paint output. Weapons with below-average paint coverage, such as blasters, won't be a detriment to a team when a Big Swig can paint for other weapons.


  • The Big Swig Roller is a fragile weapon, and weapons with high DPS can easily overwhelm it. Due to the Big Swigs' low damage at long range, mid to long-range weapons can hit it from safe positions.