Ink Saver (Main)

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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

Version history

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

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.

Gear

Ink Saver (Main) is the main ability of:

Headgear with Ink Saver (Main) in Splatoon 3

Stacking

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

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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
France 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)
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 eob(mein)
Ink Efficiency Up (Main)

References