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 charger with a long charge time but very high range. Like most other chargers, it can instantly splat with a high enough charge.


The E-liter 3K consists of a metal ink tank connected to a long metal tube that serves as a barrel via a dark-green attachment that also houses the trigger and handhold. A black tube connects the ink tank to the attachment. On the barrel just above the attachment are six stripes that change color to match the user's ink. About halfway up the barrel is another green attachment.


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
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 60%
97 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
23 / 100
Ink speed
13 / 100
Other variant Custom E-liter 3K Custom E-liter 3K

The E-liter 3K comes with the Burst Bomb sub and the Echolocator special.


  • The E-liter 3K is a heavyweight weapon.
  • Ink consumption scales from 2.55% to 30% depending on the charge level.
    • The full-charge ink consumption of 30% allows players to fire 3 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • The E-liter 3K cannot store its charge.
  • It takes 1.57 seconds to fully charge the weapon.
    • When charging a shot with an empty tank, the charge rate is 33.33%, permitting the player to fully charge a shot in 4.7 seconds.
  • Shots cannot pierce through enemies.
  • When charging while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.15 units per frame.
  • Damage scales from 40 to 100 depending on the charge level. At full charge, the damage is 180.
  • Shot velocity scales from 12 to 49.86 units per frame depending on the charge level. At full charge, the velocity is 64 units per frame.
  • Shot distance scales from 90 to 272 depending on the charge level. At full charge, the distance is 340.


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%.


Sheldon's Introduction

The E-liter 3K is designed to withstand extreme pressure, allowing you to charge it up even further! As a result, it has incredible range and truly fearsome attack power! It's great for forging a path forward. Hit nearby foes with Burst Bombs, and then make sure they've got nowhere to hide with the Echolocator!(NA)[a]

A charger with a high-capacity tank. By packing a lot of ink into each shot, it can strike from a great distance... at the cost of long charge time and ferocious ink consumption.
— In-Game Description
The longest-ranged weapon in the game, and thus truly terrifying on stages that allow sniping from afar. The Echolocator special helps with picking off unwary enemies and avoiding attackers from behind. The weapon suffers when engaging at close range, however, so abilities that emphasize mobility (like Run Speed Up and Swim Speed Up) are recommended.
— Splatoon Prima Guide




  • The E-liter 3K is designed to look like a gas pump.
  • Its name is a pun between elite and liter (the metric measurement).
  • A disassembled E-liter 3K can be seen in Splatoon 2's Shooting Range.
  • The E-liter 3K and E-liter 3K Scope are the only main weapons that have ever consumed more ink than their sub weapon. Prior to Version 2.7.0, Burst Bombs consumed 25% of an ink tank, which is less than the 30% for full charge shots.

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. 1.0 1.1 North America
  2. Europe and Oceania


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