E-liter 3K

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The E-liter 3K(NA)[a], or E-Litre 3K(EU/OC)[b], is a main weapon in Splatoon. The E-liter 3K is a type of charger. It has a long charge time but has a very impressive range, and can instantly splat, with a high enough charge.


E-liter 3K

E-liter 3K

Category Main
Class Charger
Sub S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator
Level 18
Cost Cash 12,500
Base damage 40–80 (Partial charge)
180 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2.6% (No charge)
30% (Full charge)
Special points
Sp. depletion Specdep icon.png 60%
97 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
23 / 100
Ink speed
13 / 100
Variant Custom E-liter 3K Custom E-liter 3K

The E-liter 3K comes with the S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb sub and the S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator special.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Maximum damage without full charge: 120.0 → 100.0
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → up to 60%
  • Swim speed decreased by about 10%.
  • Range when not fully charged reduced by about 20%.
  • Time taken to fully charge reduced by about 6%.




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  • The E-liter 3K is designed to look like a gas pump.
  • Its name is a reference to the Nintendo E3 Engine.
  • Its name is also a pun between elite and liter (the metric measurement), as it has the best-capacity tank.
  • A disassembled E-liter 3K can be seen in Splatoon 2's Shooting Range.
  • The E-liter 3K and S Weapon Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope are the only main weapons that have ever consumed more ink than their sub weapon (Prior to 2.7.0 Burst Bombs consumed 1/4 of an ink tank, which is less than the 30% for full charges).

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese リッター3K
rittā 3K
Liter 3K
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) X-traceur X-tracer
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Extraceur Ex-tracer
FlagGermany.svg German E-liter 3K E-Liter 3K
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tinter a carica Inker Charger
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Entintador 3K Inker 3K


  1. North America
  2. Europe and Oceania