Custom Hydra Splatling

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The Custom Hydra Splatling is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It is a Hydra Splatling with Custom branding and a different loadout.

The Hydra Splatling must be charged up to fire a continuous spray of ink, like all splatlings. It distinguishes itself from the others by having the longest range and slowest charge time. It is the only splatling capable of splatting opponents with three ink bullets, as it has an exclusive high-damage feature that activates when the weapon is fully charged. The Hydra Splatling's mobility is low, so speed impaired when it is equipped, even when not attacking with the weapon.

Splatoon

Custom Hydra Splatling

Custom Hydra Splatling

Category Main
Class Splatling
Sub S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
Special S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler
Level 20
Cost Cash 29,900
Availability
Base damage 28
35 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 35% (Full charge)
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
87 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
10 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
18 / 100
Durability
Handling
Other variant Hydra Splatling Hydra Splatling

The Custom Hydra Splatling was released on 16 January 2016 at 02:00 UTC.[1] It was initially said to be the final weapon to be released before the release of Sheldon's Picks.[2] It comes as a set with Sprinklers and the Bubbler.

Data

  • The Custom Hydra Splatling is a heavyweight weapon.
  • A full charge consumes 35% of the ink tank capacity.
    • This allows players to fully charge 2 times before needing to refill the ink tank.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • The Custom Hydra Splatling cannot store its charge.
  • The Custom Hydra Splatling is not rechargeable while firing.
  • When charging the weapon, it will take 108 frames in order to charge its first ring and 135 frames in total for a full charge.
  • With a single ring charged, it will have a firing duration of 108 frames. With a full charge, it will have a firing duration of 216 frames.
  • When charging with an empty tank, the charge time is multiplied by 3.
  • When firing, it has a fire rate of 4 frames between shots.
  • When firing, the player's movement speed is set to 0.6 units per frame.
    • When charging, the player's movement speed is set to 0.4 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 40 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Each shot has a base damage of 28.
  • At full charge, each shot has a base damage of 35.
  • Shots travel straight for 8 frames. After that, they may lose damage.
  • Shots have a radius of 2 units.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 3 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 6 degrees.
  • The outer reticle immediately expands after jumping. The outer reticle will finish shrinking after 45 frames.
  • The chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle increases by 2% per shot, and maximizes at a 30% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle.
    • This means that it takes 15 shots to reach minimum accuracy.
  • When jumping, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle is immediately set to 30%.
  • Accuracy starts recovering 4 frames after the player stops shooting.
  • Within the first charge ring, initial shot velocity scales from 10.5 to 24 units per frame. Within the second charge ring, initial shot velocity is always 24 units per frame. Shots travel straight at the initial velocity for 8 frames.
    • So at maximum charge, the weapon has an effective range of 192 units.
  • Ink droplets occur every 235 units.
  • The frequency at which ink drips from a shot occurs at a rate of 1 droplets per shot.
  • There are a total of 8 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
  • Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 19.2 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 200 units of the player have a radius of 18 units.
  • All other ink droplets have a radius of 12 units.

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Version history

Version Adjustments
2.7.0
  • Swim speed decreased by about 10%.
  • Increased the damage per shot when fully charged: 28 → 35
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Custom Hydra Splatling is a Splatling packing all the destructive power of the original! The Main weapon's barrage of ink combines with the Sprinkler to charge up the Bubbler in no time flat! But you might find yourself in a figurative pickle if the enemy gets too close, so be cautious with this set!(NA)[a]

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Custom Hydra Splatling is a Splatling packing all the destructive power of the original! The Main weapon's barrage of ink combines with the Sprinkler to charge up the Bubbler in no time at all! If your opponents get too close, you could be in a real pickle, so this setup suits a cautious battler!(EU/OC)[b]

A slicked-out version of the Hydra Splatling. This one comes with a Sprinkler Sub weapon and a Bubbler Special to shore up the Main weapon's weaknesses.
— In-game description
Put out fires for your allies from a safe distance with this water-hose like main weapon and the Sprinkler sub it comes with. If the action gets too hot, pop your Bubbler and get outta there!
Notes
  1. North America
  2. Europe and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Custom Hydra Splatling

Custom Hydra Splatling

Category Main
Class Splatling
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
Special S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor
Level 29
Cost Cash 33,300
Availability
Base damage 32 (33.3 with 15 APs of MPU) (Partial charge)
40 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 35% (Full charge)
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
85 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
10 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
20 / 100
Durability
Handling
Other variant Hydra Splatling Hydra Splatling

The Custom Hydra Splatling was released on 1 August 2018 at 00:00 UTC.[4] It comes with Ink Mines and Ink Armor.

Data

  • A fully charged Hydra Splatling has enough power to shoot down somebody using the Booyah Bomb and still have shots left to spare. Unfortunately, the window of time required to properly execute this is fairly tight, almost always requiring the Hydra to have been charged preemptively.
    • It takes exactly 21 shots from a fully-charged Hydra Splatling to destroy the shield, with an additional 3 to splat the user.
  • The Custom Hydra Splatling is a heavyweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 245. Splatoon 2 matchmaking looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • The full charge ink consumption of 35% and ink tank capacity of 100% allows players to fully charge 2 times before needing to refill the ink tank.
  • The Custom Hydra Splatling cannot store its charge.
  • The Custom Hydra Splatling is not rechargeable while firing.
  • When charging the weapon, it will take 120 frames in order to charge its first ring and 150 frames in total for a full charge.
  • With a single ring charged, it will have a firing duration of 120 frames. With a full charge, it will have a firing duration of 240 frames.
  • When charging with an empty tank, the charge time is multiplied by 3.
  • When firing, it has a fire rate of 4 frames between shots.
  • When firing, the player's movement speed is set to 0.6 units per frame.
    • When charging, the player's movement speed is set to 0.4 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 40 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Each shot has a base damage of 32.
  • At full charge, each shot has a base damage of 40.
  • If a shot is in the air for more than 11 frames after being fired, it loses 2 damage per frame until it reaches 16 damage at frame 19.
  • Shots have a radius of 2 units.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 3 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 6 degrees.
  • The outer reticle immediately expands after jumping. After 25 frames, the outer reticle will start shrinking, and will finish shrinking after 70 frames.
  • The Custom Hydra Splatling has a 30% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle.
  • When jumping, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle is immediately set to 30%.
  • Within the first charge ring, initial shot velocity scales from 10.5 to 24 units per frame. Within the second charge ring, initial shot velocity is always 24 units per frame. Shots travel straight at the initial velocity for 8 frames.
    • So at maximum charge, shots travel straight at a rate of 24 units per frame for 8 frames, having an effective range of 192 units.
  • After shots stop flying straight, the velocity is set to 19.4 units per frame if it is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it travels.
  • Ink droplets occur every 235 units.
  • The frequency at which ink drips from a shot occurs at a rate of 1 droplets per shot.
  • There are a total of 8 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
  • Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 17.5 units, and a width of 0 units.
    • These droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.5 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.2 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 250 units of the player have a radius of 16 units.
  • All other ink droplets have a radius of 11.2 units.
  • Droplets that are far from the player and all other droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.5 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.5 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
  • If no ink droplets have occurred within 11 units of the player for 0 shots, the next shot the player makes will force a paint droplet to appear at the player's feet.

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Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Damage increased when not fully charged: 28 → 32
  • Damage increased when fully charged: 35 → 40
  • Firing time at max charge increased: 3.6s → 4s
  • Movement speed while not charging or firing is reduced by 8.3%
  • Charge time increased: 2.25s → 2.5s
  • Radius of paint droplets near the player: 19.2 units → 17.5 units
  • Radius of paint droplets far from the player: 18 units → 16 units
  • Radius of standard paint droplets: 12 units → 11.2 units
4.3.0
  • Increased the effect of the Run Speed Up gear ability.
4.3.1
  • Decreased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
  • Changed the number of gear abilities required for the damage of less than fully-charged shots to reach 33.3 from 0.9 basic gear abilities to 1.5 basic gear abilities. Additional gear abilities have 0.3 the effect of a basic gear ability. The damage of a fully-charged shot remains unchanged.
  • Points to fill special gauge: 180 → 190
4.5.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 190 → 200

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Custom Hydra Splatling is a splatling cannon packing all the destructive power of the original! Lay a trap for your opponents with the Ink Mine sub weapon, and then find a good spot to lay the splat down with your main's rapid fire! The Ink Mines don't use a lot of ink, so you can place two of them at a time. Use the Ink Armor special to survive attacks long enough to strike back! Recommended for those who value defensive offensiveness!

The Custom Hydra Splatling has the same destructive force as the original, so be careful! This kit is all about defense: Ink Mines and Ink Armor are a potent defensive combination.

Gallery

Demonstration

Strategy

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Trivia

  • In Splatoon, at Cash 29,900, the Custom Hydra Splatling is the most expensive splatling and the second most expensive weapon in the game.
  • After the Custom Hydra Splatling's release, Nintendo had stated that it would be the last downloadable weapon coming to Splatoon. However, on 3 March 2016 Nintendo Direct presentation contradicted this. It showed at least eight new weapons that would be released.
  • At Cash 33,300, the Custom Hydra Splatling is the most expensive weapon in Splatoon 2.
  • While this weapon does have enough power to take down a Booyah Bomber in a single full charge, the timing is so precise the player may have thrown their bomb by the time the armor breaks. Main Power Up and Object Shredder can help with this.

Etymology

Custom Hydra Splatling is derived from Custom; Hydra, a mythological multi-headed water monster, and a portmanteau of Splat and Gatling. Hydra may also be short for Hydrant, since the Custom Hydra Splatling is based on a fire hydrant in design. The prefix Custom is also used to differentiate it from the Hydra Splatling. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Custom brand.

ハイドラントカスタム Haidoranto Kasutamu is derived from Hydrant and Custom. Hydrant refers to a fire hydrant. Like the English name, "Custom" is also used to differentiate it from Hydrant.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ハイドラントカスタム
Haidoranto Kasutamu
Hydrant Custom
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Gemodde Blusling Modded blussen (to extinguish) + gatling
FlagFrance.svg French Exteinteur modifié Modified extintor
FlagGermany.svg German Hydrant SE Special Edition Hydrant
FlagItaly.svg Italian Idrante CM Hydrant CM
FlagRussia.svg Russian «Понт-Горыныч»
«Pont-Gorynych»
«Pont-Gorynych»[note 1]
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Garabateador HD adaptado Scribbler HD adapted
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Extintador SP From Entintador SP (Inker SP) and extintor (fire extinguisher)

Translation notes

  1. In Russian folktales, Zmei Gorynych is a three-headed dragon/serpent

References