Heavy Splatling

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Heavy Splatling
Heavy Splatling HQ.png
Type Main, Splatling
Level Unlocked 6
Base Damage 28
78 / 100
Charge Rate
40 / 100
50 / 100
Sub Weapon Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall (Splatoon)
Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler (Splatoon 2)
Special Weapon Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike (Splatoon)
Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray (Splatoon 2)
Special Depletion Specdep icon.png Light

The Heavy Splatling is a Main Weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2, made available in the 2.0.0 August Update.



The Heavy Splatling appears to be a powerful weapon, capable of firing many small blasts of ink at once with damage equivalent to the Dual Squelcher, high range (about that of a Jet Squelcher), and a fast rate of fire. The sub is a Splash Wall and special is an Inkstrike.

Charge it up and let 'em have it with all six barrels! A maximum charge will unleash the full rapid-fire potential of this weapon.
— In-Game Description
This baby packs six barrels full of ink. Charge it up and let your enemies have it! Need some cover? Not a problem. Throw down your Splash Wall! This bad boy also comes with the Inkzooka Inkstrike (Sorry squidfriends, I am too excited to read properly) as a special weapon. It might just be the best weapon for squids that have watched too many 80′s action movies!
Sheldon's Introduction
The Heavy Splatling is kind of similar to a charger, but it belongs to a whole new weapon class!

Hold Button1 ZR.png to pressurize the ink, and then release it to splatterize your foes like DAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKA!!

But it uses a lot of ink and takes a while to charge, so this weapon can leave you exposed.

Using the Splash Wall to impede your foes before unleashing an Inkstrike can be rather effective!


Splatoon 2

The Heavy Splatling returns in Splatoon 2 with a new design, the main difference being the Barrel is now titled and it is primarily yellow instead of orange.[1]


Version history


  • Ink usage decreased by about 10%.


  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%



  • The Heavy Splatling was first revealed when Splatoon was datamined on June 21st, 2015.
  • The Heavy Splatling was later seen in a Japanese trailer detailing Splatoon's future updates.

Splatoon 2

  • The weapon was first revealed to be returning in a tweet from the official Splatoon Twitter account on the 24th January 2017.

Common Strategies

Common Strategies for the Heavy Splatling include making paths/defending in Rainmaker, supporting the team with Splash Walls in Tower Control and tanking in Splat Zones



Splatoon 2

Similar weapons

Name Origin

Heavy Splatling is derived from the adjective Heavy and a portmanteau of Splat and Gatling.

バレルスピナー bareru supinā is derived from Barrel and Spinner. The name Barrel Spinner is due to the fact that the barrels of the Heavy Splatling rotate while charging and firing.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese バレルスピナー
bareru supinā
Barrel Spinner
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Spetling Little splasher
FlagFrance.svg French Badigeonneur To Paint
FlagGermany.svg German Splatling From splat and gatling
FlagItaly.svg Italian Splatting a tanica Jerrycan Splatting
FlagRussia.svg Russian Брызгомет XL
Bryzgomet XL
From брызгать bryzgat', to splash
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Garabateador Pro Pro Doodler
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Tintralladora Ink-machine gun


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Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters Weapont Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · Weapont Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · Weapont Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

Weapont Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · Weapont Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) Weapont Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · Weapont Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
Weapont Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · Weapont Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · Weapont Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · Weapont Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · Weapont Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · Weapont Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · Weapont Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
Weapont Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers Weapont Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · Weapont Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

Weapont Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers Weapont Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · Weapont Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · Weapont Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

Weapont Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · Weapont Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers Weapont Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · Weapont Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · Weapont Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Splatlings Weapont Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · Weapont Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · Weapont Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
Sub Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken

Weapons in Splatoon 2
Main Shooters Weapont Main Blaster.png Blaster · 30px Clash Blaster · Weapont Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic · NewSplattershot.png Splattershot(Tentatek) · Weapont Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro
Rollers Weapont Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller · 30px Flingza Roller · Weapont Main Octobrush.png Octobrush · NewSplatRoller.png Splat Roller
Chargers 30px Goo Tuber · NewSplatCharger.png Splat Charger · Weapont Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope
Sloshers NewSlosher.png Slosher
Splatlings NewHeavySplatling.png Heavy Splatling
Dualies 30px Dapple Dualies · SplatDualies.png Splat Dualies
Brellas 30px Splat Brella
Sub NewBurstBomb.PNG Burst Bomb · NewInkMine.png Ink Mine · NewPointSensor.png Point Sensor · Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · NewSplatBomb.PNG Splat Bomb · NewSprinkler.png Sprinkler · Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · NewSuctionBomb.PNG Suction Bomb · Autobomb.png Autobomb · NewCurlingBomb.PNG Curling Bomb · ToxicMist.png Toxic Mist
Special Weapon Special Baller.png Baller · Weapon Special Bomb Launcher.png Bomb Launcher · Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower · Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor · Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet · Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm · Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown · Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray · Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles