Ink Saver (Main)

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Ink Saver (Main) is an ability in the Splatoon series. It reduces the ink consumption of main weapons, effectively allowing most weapons to fire continuously for longer than without this ability.

The number of ability points for Ink Saver (Main) can be temporarily increased by the following:

Splatoon

This ability decreases the ink usage of the main weapon.

Stacking

AP Equivalent AP Ink Used
Main ×0 + Sub ×0 00 100.000%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -2AP 01 98.527…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -1AP 02 97.078…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 03 95.654…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -2AP 04 94.254…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -1AP 05 92.878…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 06 91.527…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -2AP 07 90.200…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -1AP 08 88.897…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 09 87.619…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×0 10 86.364…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 -1AP 11 85.135…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 12 83.929…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×1 13 82.748…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 -1AP 14 81.591…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 15 80.458…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×2 16 79.350…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 -1AP 17 78.266…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 18 77.206…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×3 19 76.171…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×0 20 75.159…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×7 21 74.173…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×4 22 73.210…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×1 23 72.272…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×8 24 71.358…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×5 25 70.468…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×2 26 69.603…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×9 27 68.762…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×6 28 67.945…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×3 29 67.153…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×0 30 66.384…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×7 31 65.641…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×4 32 64.921…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×1 33 64.226…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×8 34 63.555…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×5 35 62.908…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×2 36 62.286…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×9 37 61.688…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×6 38 61.114…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×3 39 60.565…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 -1AP 40 60.040…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 41 59.539…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×4 42 59.062…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 -1AP 43 58.610…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 44 58.182…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×5 45 57.778…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 -1AP 46 57.399…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 47 57.044…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×6 48 56.713…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -2AP 49 56.407…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -1AP 50 56.125…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 51 55.867…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -2AP 52 55.633…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -1AP 53 55.424…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 54 55.239…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -2AP 55 55.078…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -1AP 56≤ 55.000…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 57≤ 55.000…%

[1]

Gear

Ink Saver (Main) is the main ability of:

Headgear with Ink Saver (Main) in Splatoon
Name Brand Availability Ability Star power Added in

Bamboo Hat Bamboo Hat Inkline Inkline Cash 2200 Ink Saver (Main) 2.0.0
Jungle Hat Jungle Hat Firefin Firefin Cash 9000 Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)
Short Beanie Short Beanie Inkline Inkline Cash 600 Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)
Studio Headphones Studio Headphones Forge Forge Cash 2800 Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)
Clothing with Ink Saver (Main) in Splatoon
Shoes with Ink Saver (Main) in Splatoon
Name Brand Availability Ability Star power Added in

Armor Boot Replicas Armor Boot Replicas Cuttlegear Cuttlegear Level 35 Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)
Orange Arrows Orange Arrows Takoroka Takoroka Cash 700 Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)
Power Boots Power Boots amiibo amiibo amiibo Inkling Squid Inkling Squid (Splatoon) Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)
Red Hi-Horses Red Hi-Horses Zink Zink Cash 800 Ink Saver (Main) Initial Release (1.0.0)

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.6.0
  • Increased the maximum possible ink saved: 40% → 45%

Gallery

Splatoon 2

This ability decreases the ink usage of the main weapon.

Some weapons receive a stronger effect than others:

Category Weapon
Mid All other weapons
High

All variants of the following weapons:

Stacking

AP Equivalent AP Ink Used (Mid) Ink Used (High)
Main ×0 + Sub ×0 00 100.000% 100.000%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -2AP 01 98.527…% 95.977…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -1AP 02 97.078…% 93.336…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 03 95.654…% 91.070…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -2AP 04 94.254…% 89.029…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -1AP 05 92.878…% 87.149…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 06 91.527…% 85.394…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -2AP 07 90.200…% 83.740…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -1AP 08 88.897…% 82.174…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 09 87.619…% 80.683…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×0 10 86.365% 79.259…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 -1AP 11 85.135…% 77.896…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 12 83.929…% 76.589…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×1 13 82.748…% 75.333…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 -1AP 14 81.591…% 74.124…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 15 80.458…% 72.960…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×2 16 79.350…% 71.838…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 -1AP 17 78.266…% 70.756…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 18 77.206…% 69.712…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×3 19 76.171…% 68.704…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×0 20 75.160% 67.730…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×7 21 74.173…% 66.790…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×4 22 73.210…% 65.883…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×1 23 72.272…% 65.006…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×8 24 71.358…% 64.160…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×5 25 70.468…% 63.343…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×2 26 69.603…% 62.554…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×9 27 68.762…% 61.793…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×6 28 67.945…% 61.059…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×3 29 67.153…% 60.352…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×0 30 66.385% 59.671…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×7 31 65.641…% 59.015…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×4 32 64.921…% 58.384…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×1 33 64.226…% 57.778…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×8 34 63.555…% 57.196…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×5 35 62.908…% 56.638…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×2 36 62.286…% 56.103…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×9 37 61.688…% 55.591…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×6 38 61.114…% 55.101…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×3 39 60.565…% 54.635…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 -1AP 40 60.040% 54.190…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 41 59.539…% 53.768…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×4 42 59.062…% 53.367…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 -1AP 43 58.610…% 52.988…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 44 58.182…% 52.630…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×5 45 57.778…% 52.294…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 -1AP 46 57.399…% 51.978…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 47 57.044…% 51.684…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×6 48 56.713…% 51.410…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -2AP 49 56.407…% 51.157…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -1AP 50 56.125% 50.924…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 51 55.867…% 50.711…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -2AP 52 55.633…% 50.519…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -1AP 53 55.424…% 50.347…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 54 55.239…% 50.196…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -2AP 55 55.078…% 50.064…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -1AP 56≤ 55.000% 50.000%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 57≤ 55.000% 50.000%

[2]

Gear

Ink Saver (Main) is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.4.0

Splatoon 3

This ability decreases the ink usage of the main weapon.

Stacking

Abilities Ink used
None 100.00%
Main: 0, Sub: 1 95.65%
Main: 0, Sub: 2 91.53%
Main: 0, Sub: 3 87.62%
Main: 1, Sub: 0 86.37%
Main: 0, Sub: 4 83.93%
Main: 1, Sub: 1 82.75%
Main: 0, Sub: 5 80.46%
Main: 1, Sub: 2 79.35%
Main: 0, Sub: 6 77.21%
Main: 1, Sub: 3 76.17%
Main: 2, Sub: 0 75.16%
Main: 0, Sub: 7 74.17%
Main: 1, Sub: 4 73.21%
Main: 2, Sub: 1 72.27%
Main: 0, Sub: 8 71.36%
Main: 1, Sub: 5 70.47%
Main: 2, Sub: 2 69.60%
Main: 0, Sub: 9 68.76%
Main: 1, Sub: 6 67.95%
Main: 2, Sub: 3 67.15%
Main: 3, Sub: 0 66.39%
Main: 1, Sub: 7 65.64%
Main: 2, Sub: 4 64.92%
Main: 3, Sub: 1 64.23%
Main: 1, Sub: 8 63.56%
Main: 2, Sub: 5 62.91%
Main: 3, Sub: 2 62.29%
Main: 1, Sub: 9 61.69%
Main: 2, Sub: 6 61.11%
Main: 3, Sub: 3 60.57%
Main: 2, Sub: 7 59.54%
Main: 3, Sub: 4 59.06%
Main: 2, Sub: 8 58.18%
Main: 3, Sub: 5 57.78%
Main: 2, Sub: 9 57.04%
Main: 3, Sub: 6 56.71%
Main: 3, Sub: 7 55.87%
Main: 3, Sub: 8 55.24%
Main: 3, Sub: 9 55.00%

[3]

Gear

Ink Saver (Main) is the main ability of:

Clothing with Ink Saver (Main) in Splatoon 3

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.2.0
  • Fixed an issue where the ability was not being activated when using brushes and holding to ink while moving.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese インク効率アップ(メイン)
inku kōritsu appu (mein)
Ink Efficiency Up (Main)
Netherlands Dutch Hoofdspaarder Main saver
CanadaFrance French Encrémenteur (pr.) Ink saver (main) (pr. is an abbreviation of primaire (primary))
Germany German Hauptverbrauch Main consumption
Italy Italian Eco-colore princ. (Splatoon 2 & 3)
Eco-colore principale (Splatoon)
Roughly means "Main ink saver" (princ. is an abbreviation of principale (primary))
Russia Russian Основной баллон X
Osnovnoy ballon X
Main tank X
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Ahorro tinta (ppal.) Ink saving (main) (ppal. is an abbreviation of principal (primary))
Spain Spanish (NOE) Tintahorro (ppal.) Ink save (main) (ppal. is an abbreviation of principal (primary))
China Chinese 提升墨汁效率(主要武器)
tíshēng mòzhī xiàolǜ (zhǔyào wǔqì) (Mandarin)
Increased Ink Efficiency (Main Weapon)
South Korea Korean 잉크 효율 업 (메인)
ingkeu hyoyul eop (mein)
Ink Efficiency Up (Main)

References