Ink Saver (Sub)

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Ink Saver (Sub)
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Applicable gear
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Ink Saver (Sub) is an ability in the Splatoon series that decreases the ink usage of sub weapons.

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

Splatoon

Stacking

AP Equivalent AP Ink Used
Main ×0 + Sub ×0 00 100.000%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -2AP 01 98.854…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -1AP 02 97.727…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 03 96.620…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -2AP 04 95.531…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -1AP 05 94.461…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 06 93.410…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -2AP 07 92.378…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -1AP 08 91.364…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 09 90.370…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×0 10 89.394…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 -1AP 11 88.438…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 12 87.500…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×1 13 86.582…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 -1AP 14 85.682…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 15 84.801…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×2 16 83.939…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 -1AP 17 83.096…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 18 82.271…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×3 19 81.466…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×0 20 80.679…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×7 21 79.912…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×4 22 79.163…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×1 23 78.434…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×8 24 77.723…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×5 25 77.031…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×2 26 76.358…%
Main ×0 + Sub ×9 27 75.704…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×6 28 75.068…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×3 29 74.452…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×0 30 73.854…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×7 31 73.276…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×4 32 72.716…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×1 33 72.176…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×8 34 71.654…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×5 35 71.151…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×2 36 70.667…%
Main ×1 + Sub ×9 37 70.202…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×6 38 69.755…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×3 39 69.328…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 -1AP 40 68.919…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 41 68.530…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×4 42 68.159…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 -1AP 43 67.808…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 44 67.475…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×5 45 67.161…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 -1AP 46 66.866…%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 47 66.590…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×6 48 66.332…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -2AP 49 66.094…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -1AP 50 65.874…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 51 65.674…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -2AP 52 65.492…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -1AP 53 65.330…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 54 65.186…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -2AP 55 65.061…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -1AP 56≤ 64.999…%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 57≤ 64.999…%

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Gear

Ink Saver (Sub) is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.6.0
  • Increased the maximum possible ink saved: 25% → 35%

Trivia

  • Without refilling the player's ink tank, prior to version 2.6.0, players could only throw a single Splat Bomb, Suction Bomb or Sprinkler, no matter how much Ink Saver (Sub) was used. However, after version 2.6.0, it became possible to throw two of those sub weapons with 35 APs (Main ×2 + Sub ×5) of Ink Saver Sub.

Splatoon 2

Ink Saver (Sub) decreases the ink usage of sub weapons by different amounts depending on the sub weapon category.

Stacking

Sub weapon category
A B C D
S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
S2 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb.png Fizzy Bomb S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon
S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
S2 Weapon Sub Torpedo.png Torpedo
Ink used by category
AP Equivalent AP A B C D
Main ×0 + Sub ×0 00 100.0000% 100.0000% 100.0000% 100.0000%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -2AP 01 99.3454% 99.0181% 98.8544…% 98.6908%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 -1AP 02 98.7016% 98.0524% 97.7278% 97.4032%
Main ×0 + Sub ×1 03 98.0686% 97.1029% 96.6200…% 96.1372%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -2AP 04 97.4464% 96.1696% 95.5312% 94.8928%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 -1AP 05 96.8350% 95.2525% 94.4612…% 93.6700%
Main ×0 + Sub ×2 06 96.2344% 94.3516% 93.4102% 92.4688%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -2AP 07 95.6446% 93.4669% 92.3780…% 91.2892%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 -1AP 08 95.0656% 92.5984% 91.3648% 90.1312%
Main ×0 + Sub ×3 09 94.4974% 91.7461% 90.3704…% 88.9948%
Main ×1 + Sub ×0 10 93.9400% 90.9100% 89.3950% 87.8800%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 -1AP 11 93.3934% 90.0901% 88.4384…% 86.7868%
Main ×0 + Sub ×4 12 92.8576% 89.2864% 87.5008% 85.7152%
Main ×1 + Sub ×1 13 92.3326% 88.4989% 86.5820…% 84.6652%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 -1AP 14 91.8184% 87.7276% 85.6822% 83.6368%
Main ×0 + Sub ×5 15 91.3150% 86.9725% 84.8012…% 82.6300%
Main ×1 + Sub ×2 16 90.8224% 86.2336% 83.9392% 81.6448%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 -1AP 17 90.3406% 85.5109% 83.0960…% 80.6812%
Main ×0 + Sub ×6 18 89.8696% 84.8044% 82.2718% 79.7392%
Main ×1 + Sub ×3 19 89.4094% 84.1141% 81.4664…% 78.8188%
Main ×2 + Sub ×0 20 88.9600% 83.4400% 80.6800% 77.9200%
Main ×0 + Sub ×7 21 88.5214% 82.7821% 79.9124…% 77.0428%
Main ×1 + Sub ×4 22 88.0936% 82.1404% 79.1638% 76.1872%
Main ×2 + Sub ×1 23 87.6766% 81.5149% 78.4340…% 75.3532%
Main ×0 + Sub ×8 24 87.2704% 80.9056% 77.7232% 74.5408%
Main ×1 + Sub ×5 25 86.8750% 80.3125% 77.0312…% 73.7500%
Main ×2 + Sub ×2 26 86.4904% 79.7356% 76.3582% 72.9808%
Main ×0 + Sub ×9 27 86.1166% 79.1749% 75.7040…% 72.2332%
Main ×1 + Sub ×6 28 85.7536% 78.6304% 75.0688% 71.5072%
Main ×2 + Sub ×3 29 85.4014% 78.1021% 74.4524…% 70.8028%
Main ×3 + Sub ×0 30 85.0600% 77.5900% 73.8550% 70.1200%
Main ×1 + Sub ×7 31 84.7294% 77.0941% 73.2764…% 69.4588%
Main ×2 + Sub ×4 32 84.4096% 76.6144% 72.7168% 68.8192%
Main ×3 + Sub ×1 33 84.1006% 76.1509% 72.1760…% 68.2012%
Main ×1 + Sub ×8 34 83.8024% 75.7036% 71.6542% 67.6048%
Main ×2 + Sub ×5 35 83.5150% 75.2725% 71.1512…% 67.0300%
Main ×3 + Sub ×2 36 83.2384% 74.8576% 70.6672% 66.4768%
Main ×1 + Sub ×9 37 82.9726% 74.4589% 70.2020…% 65.9452%
Main ×2 + Sub ×6 38 82.7176% 74.0764% 69.7558% 65.4352%
Main ×3 + Sub ×3 39 82.4734% 73.7101% 69.3284…% 64.9468%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 -1AP 40 82.2400% 73.3600% 68.9200% 64.4800%
Main ×2 + Sub ×7 41 82.0174% 73.0261% 68.5304…% 64.0348%
Main ×3 + Sub ×4 42 81.8056% 72.7084% 68.1598% 63.6112%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 -1AP 43 81.6046% 72.4069% 67.8080…% 63.2092%
Main ×2 + Sub ×8 44 81.4144% 72.1216% 67.4752% 62.8288%
Main ×3 + Sub ×5 45 81.2350% 71.8525% 67.1612…% 62.4700%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 -1AP 46 81.0664% 71.5996% 66.8662% 62.1328%
Main ×2 + Sub ×9 47 80.9086% 71.3629% 66.5900…% 61.8172%
Main ×3 + Sub ×6 48 80.7616% 71.1424% 66.3328% 61.5232%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -2AP 49 80.6254% 70.9381% 66.0944…% 61.2508%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 -1AP 50 80.5000% 70.7500% 65.8750% 61.0000%
Main ×3 + Sub ×7 51 80.3854% 70.5781% 65.6744…% 60.7708%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -2AP 52 80.2816% 70.4224% 65.4928% 60.5632%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 -1AP 53 80.1886% 70.2829% 65.3300…% 60.3772%
Main ×3 + Sub ×8 54 80.1064% 70.1596% 65.1862% 60.2128%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -2AP 55 80.0350% 70.0525% 65.0612…% 60.0700%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 -1AP 56≤ 80.0000% 70.0000% 65.0000% 60.0000%
Main ×3 + Sub ×9 57≤ 80.0000% 70.0000% 65.0000% 60.0000%

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Ink Saver (Sub) in Splatoon 2
Weapon Threshold for an extra use
S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb Main 3, Sub 2
S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb Main 0, Sub 4
(Custom Splattershot Jr.: Main 0, Sub 0)
S2 Weapon Sub Fizzy Bomb.png Fizzy Bomb Main 0, Sub 7
S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor Main 3, Sub 3
S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist Main 0, Sub 7
S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb Main 2, Sub 5
S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall Main 0, Sub 6
S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb Main 2, Sub 5
(Splattershot Jr.: Main 2, Sub 1)
S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb Main 2, Sub 5
S2 Weapon Sub Torpedo.png Torpedo Main 2, Sub 2
(Kensa Splattershot Jr.: Main 1, Sub 2)
S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine Main 0, Sub 5
S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler Main 0, Sub 5
S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon Main 3, Sub 2

Gear

Ink Saver (Sub) is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Decreased the maximum possible ink saved for Burst Bombs: 35% → 30%
2.0.0
  • Decreased the maximum possible ink saved for Burst Bombs: 30% → 20%
  • Decreased the maximum possible ink saved for Toxic Mist: 35% → 30%
4.3.0
4.5.0
  • Decreased the effect of the Ink Saver (Sub) gear ability for Point Sensor by roughly 8%.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese インク効率アップ(サブ)
Inku Kōritsu Appu (Sabu)
Ink Efficiency Up (Sub)
Netherlands Dutch Subspaarder Sub saver
France French Encrémenteur (sec.) Ink saver (sub) (sec. is an abbriviation of seconde (second))
Germany German Sekundärverbrauch Secondary consumption
Italy Italian Eco-colore second. (Splatoon 2)
Eco-colore secondario (Splatoon)
Roughly means "Secondary Ink Saver" (second. is an abbreviation of secondario (secondary))
Russia Russian Запасной баллон X
Zapasnoy ballon X
Spare tank X
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Ahorro tinta (sec.) Ink saving (sub) (sec. is an abbreviation of secundario (secondary))
Spain Spanish (NOE) Tintahorro (sec.) Ink save (sub) (sec. is an abbreviation of secundario (secondary))
China Chinese 提升墨汁效率(次要武器)
tíshēng mòzhī xiàolǜ (cìyào wǔqì) (Mandarin)
Increased Ink Efficiency (Sub Weapon)
South Korea Korean 잉크 효율 업(서브)
ingkeu hyoyul eob(seobeu)
Ink Efficiency Up (Sub)

References