Heavy Splatling

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The Heavy Splatling is a main weapon in the Splatoon series.

The Heavy Splatling is capable of firing bursts of ink with high range, low damage, and a fast rate of fire. Although relatively slow to charge, each ink bullet does enough damage to splat opponents with four hits.

Appearance

The Heavy Splatling varies in appearance between games. In Splatoon, the Heavy Splatling consists of multiple black barrels with orange supports connected to a large water jug that changes color to match the user's ink. In Splatoon 2, the barrels are less blocky-looking, the supports are yellow, and the water jug is at a diagonal angle instead of being completely horizontal.

Splatoon

Heavy Splatling

Heavy Splatling

Basic information
Category Main
Class Splatling
Sub S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall
Special S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Special points
Special depletion Special gauge 40%
Range
78 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
40 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
50 / 100
Durability
Handling
Obtainable at
Level 6
Cost Cash 6,800
Requirement
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 28
Base duration
Ink consumption 22.5% (Full charge)
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variants Heavy Splatling Deco Heavy Splatling Deco
Heavy Splatling Remix Heavy Splatling Remix

The Heavy Splatling was made available in Version 2.0.0 on 6 August 2015 at 02:00 UTC. It comes in a set with Splash Walls and the Inkstrike.

Data

  • The Heavy Splatling is a middleweight weapon.
  • A full charge consumes 22.5% of the ink tank capacity.
    • This allows players to fully charge 4 times before needing to refill the ink tank.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • The Heavy Splatling cannot store its charge.
  • The Heavy Splatling is not rechargeable while firing.
  • When charging the weapon, it will take 50 frames in order to charge its first ring and 75 frames in total for a full charge.
  • With a single ring charged, it will have a firing duration of 72 frames. With a full charge, it will have a firing duration of 144 frames.
  • When charging with an empty tank, the charge time is multiplied by 4.
  • When firing, it shoots a bullet every 4 frames.
  • When firing, the player's movement speed is set to 0.7 units per frame.
    • When charging, the player's movement speed is set to 0.55 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.
  • 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 3.5 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 7 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 21 units per frame. Within the second charge ring, initial shot velocity is always 21 units per frame. Shots travel straight at the initial velocity for 8 frames. At maximum charge, shots travel straight for 168 distance units.
  • Ink droplets occur every 200 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 14 units.

[1]

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Ink usage decreased by about 10%.
2.7.0

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Heavy Splatling is kind of similar to a charger, but it belongs to a whole new weapon class! Hold ZR 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!(NA)[a]

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!
Notes
  1. North America

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Heavy Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png
Basic information
Category Main
Class Splatling
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
Special S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
78 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
38 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
50 / 100
Durability
Handling
Obtainable at
Level 8
Cost Cash 7,800
Requirement
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30
Base duration
Ink consumption 22.5% (Full charge)
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variants Heavy Splatling Deco Heavy Splatling Deco
Heavy Splatling Remix Heavy Splatling Remix
Hero Splatling Replica Hero Splatling Replica

The Heavy Splatling returns in Splatoon 2 with a new design, the main difference being a tilted barrel and it is primarily yellow instead of orange.[2] It comes with Sprinkler and Sting Ray, similar to the build of the Heavy Splatling Remix in Splatoon.

It appears in three Octo Expansion Stations:

Data

  • While Main Power Up increases the number of shots fired, it does not increase the ink consumption relative to the amount charged, making the weapon comparatively more ink efficient.
  • The Heavy Splatling is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 210. 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 22.5% and ink tank capacity of 100% allows players to fully charge 4 times before needing to refill the ink tank.
  • The Heavy Splatling cannot store its charge.
  • The Heavy Splatling is not rechargeable while firing.
  • When charging the weapon, it will take 50 frames in order to charge its first ring and 75 frames in total for a full charge.
  • With a single ring charged, it will have a firing duration of 72 frames. With a full charge, it will have a firing duration of 144 frames.
  • When charging with an empty tank, the charge time is multiplied by 4.
  • When firing, it shoots a bullet every 4 frames.
  • When firing, the player's movement speed is set to 0.7 units per frame.
    • When charging, the player's movement speed is set to 0.62 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 40 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Each shot has a base damage of 30.
  • If a shot is in the air for more than 11 frames after being fired, it loses 1.875 damage per frame until it reaches 15 damage at frame 19.
  • Shots have a radius of 2 units.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 3.3 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 7 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 Heavy 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 21 units per frame. Within the second charge ring, initial shot velocity is always 21 units per frame. Shots travel straight at the initial velocity for 8 frames.
    • So at maximum charge, shots travel straight at a rate of 21 units per frame for 8 frames. Shots travel straight for 168 distance units.
  • After shots stop flying straight, the velocity is set to 15.105 units per frame if it is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it travels.
  • Ink droplets occur every 200 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 18 units, and a width of 0 units.
    • These droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.6 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.28 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 200 units of the player have a radius of 17 units.
  • All other ink droplets have a radius of 12.6 units.
  • Droplets that are far from the player and all other droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.6 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.6 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.

[3]

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Movement speed while charging: 0.55 → 0.5.
  • Movement speed while firing: 0.70 → 0.64.
  • Radius of ink droplets near the player: 19.2 units → 18 units.
  • Radius of ink droplets far from the player: 18 units → 17 units.
  • Radius of standard ink droplets: 14 units → 12.6 units.
1.2.0
  • Increased movement speed while charging by 20%: 0.5 → 0.6.
  • Increased movement speed while shooting by 3%: 0.64 → 0.66.
2.2.0
  • Shot damage: 28 → 32.
3.0.0
4.3.0
4.6.0
  • Increased movement speed while charging by 3%: 0.6 → 0.62.
  • Increased movement speed while shooting by 6%: 0.66 → 0.70.
  • Increased radius of ink around your feet by 7%.
4.8.0
  • Damage decreased: 32 → 30.
5.2.0
  • Decreased variance of shot spread when firing while on the ground by roughly 6%: 3.5 degrees → 3.3 degrees.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The mechanics of the Heavy Splatling are similar to those of a charger, but it's in a weapon class of its own! Hold down to compress your ink, and then release to unleash a fat stream of ink! Each charge uses a huge amount of ink, and charging it leaves you exposed for a while. If you use the Sprinkler well, you can keep a route open as you prepare to deal a death blow with the Sting Ray! This Splatling cannon's power will make even charger users jealous!

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Heavy Splatling

Heavy Splatling

Basic information
Category Main
Class S3 Icon Splatling.png Splatling
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler
Special S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
78 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
38 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
55 / 100
Durability
Handling
Obtainable at
Level 4
Cost
Requirement
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Heavy Splatling returns in Splatoon 3 with a slightly updated design, where its primary color changed to pink. Its kit is the Sprinkler and Wave Breaker.

It appears in 2 missions in Alterna:

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The mechanics of the Heavy Splatling are similar to those of a charger, but it's in a weapon class of its own! Hold down to compress your ink, and then release to unleash a monster stream! Now, as you might expect, each charge takes a while to get ready and uses a huge amount of ink, leaving you wide-open while you wait. That's why the Sprinkler is a great sub weapon here. It'll help your turf stay inked and keep a little distance between you and your enemies. The pro move is to fire up your Wave Breaker to expose enemy locations while the Heavy Splatling charges up. Then it's open season from way downtown! With power like this, even enemies with chargers will be jelly!

Speaking of heavy, how about the Heavy Splatling? The new model offers a frame to support the tank and valves, making it easier to refill. Because you know how expensive printer ink is, right? Well, this ink costs- Whoa. I don't actually know how much. I smell a research grant!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[4]
Speaking of heavy, how about the Heavy Splatling? The new model offers a frame to support the tank and valves, reducing the number of ink spillages when refilling.
— @NintendoUKVS on Twitter[5]

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Strategy

For competitive tips about the Heavy Splatling

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Trivia

In Splatoon,

  • The Heavy Splatling was first revealed when Splatoon was data mined on 21 June 2015.
  • The Heavy Splatling was later seen in a Japanese trailer detailing Splatoon's future updates.
  • The Slosher and Heavy Splatling were the first entirely new weapon classes added into the Splatoon franchise. They made their debut on 6 August 2015 at 02:00 UTC, with the release of Version 2.0.0.

In Splatoon 2,

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

In Splatoon 3,

Etymology

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 because the barrels of the Heavy Splatling rotate while charging and firing.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese バレルスピナー
bareru supinā
Barrel Spinner
Netherlands Dutch Spetling From spetten (“to spatter”) + gatling.
Canada and France French Badigeonneur Paint-coater
Germany German Splatling From splat and gatling.
Italy Italian Splatling a tanica Jerrycan Splatling
Russia Russian Брызгомет XL
Bryzgomet XL
Sprayshot XL
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Garabateador Pro Pro Doodler
Spain Spanish (NOE) Tintralladora Ink-machine gun
China Chinese (Simplified) 桶装旋转枪
tǒngzhuāng xuánzhuǎnqiāng (Mandarin)
Barrel Spinner
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 桶裝旋轉槍
tǒngzhuāng xuánzhuǎnqiāng (Mandarin)
Barrel Spinner
South Korea Korean 배럴 스피너
baereor seupineo
Barrel Spinner

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