Ink Vac

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The Ink Vac is a special weapon in Splatoon 3. It is a vaccuum that sucks up enemy ink and then fires out an exploding ball of friendly ink, the size of which is based on the volume of ink sucked in.

Appearance

The Ink Vac is based on a diesel-powered backpack vacuum cleaner. The backpack consists of a white ink canister and a cyan vacuum engine below it. As the Ink Vac absorbs more enemy ink, the canister gets filled by glowing ink of the Ink Vac user's color and seems to shake more intensely. The engine has some control panels and a hose connecting it to a massive nozzle. The nozzle is cyan-and-black with two handles. The "Dolphin" weapon brand logo can be seen on the canister and the nozzle.

Splatoon 3

Ink Vac

Ink Vac

Category Special
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtainable at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage 120 (Explosion)
120 (Projectile)
Base duration Vacuum: 6 sec
Charge hold: 2.5 sec
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Description

When deployed, the Ink Vac creates a vortex that sucks in enemy ink, which can be used to protect allies from it. Opponents caught within this vortex appear to be applied with a Toxic Mist-like effect that also makes them lose ink. Whenever the Ink Vac sucks ink, it creates distinctive sounds that can be heard by both teams, potentially causing opponents to stop shooting at the vortex to prevent fueling the explosive shot at the end of the special. After a brief delay, at the end of the special's duration or when the tank is fully charged, the Ink Vac shoots out a projectile of ink that displays a radius upon impact (similar to the Splashdown) before exploding shortly afterwards, splatting opponents within the radius. The radius increases with more enemy ink sucked before shooting the explosive projectile.[1][2]

Quotes

Make your ink shots more powerful by sucking up enemy attacks! Hold ZR to generate a vortex that sucks up enemy ink attacks. Once the tank is full, or after the timer runs out, let go of ZR, and you'll launch a souped-up super ink shot!
— In-game description
Squid Research Lab here with breaking news! We've identified another new weapon - the formidable Ink Vac! This special device is equipped with a massive nozzle capable of inhaling the ink from an enemy's attack and sending it back via a powerful counterattack.

The more attacks it inhales, the more powerful the Ink Vac becomes. This is the sort of weapon that could provide security for an entire squad! Rest assured that our excitement is tempered by academic rigor.

— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[3][4]
The Ink Vac is equipped with a massive nozzle capable of inhaling the ink from an enemy's attack and sending it back via a powerful counterattack. The more attacks it inhales, the more powerful the Ink Vac becomes!
— @NintendoEurope on Twitter[5]

Sets

Weapons with Ink Vac in Splatoon 3
Main Sort by main Sub Special Points for Special Level Price Class

S3 Weapon Main .96 Gal Flat.png .96 Gal 80 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 200p 17 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter
S3 Weapon Main Jet Squelcher Flat.png Jet Squelcher 90 S3 Weapon Sub Angle Shooter Flat.png Angle Shooter S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 200p 15 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Shooter.png Shooter
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Flat.png Rapid Blaster Pro 7050 S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist Flat.png Toxic Mist S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 180p 26 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Blaster.png Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Splat Charger Flat.png Splat Charger 2010 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 200p 2 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Charger.png Charger
S3 Weapon Main Splatterscope Flat.png Splatterscope 2020 S3 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb Flat.png Splat Bomb S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 200p 10 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Charger.png Charger
S3 Weapon Main Tenta Brella Flat.png Tenta Brella 6010 S3 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon Flat.png Squid Beakon S3 Weapon Special Ink Vac.png Ink Vac 190p 16 Sheldon License 1 S3 Icon Brella.png Brella

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キューインキ
Kyū inki
Possibly from 吸引 kyūin ("absorbtion") and 機 ki ("machine"), with a pun on the word "ink"
Netherlands Dutch Inktdief Ink thief; from kruimeldief (“minivac”, literally "crumb thief").
Canada and France French Aspirencre From aspirer ("inhale" or "suck") or aspirateur ("vacuum cleaner") + encre ("ink").
Germany German Tintegrator From Tinte ("Ink") and Integrator
Italy Italian Vampinchiostro From vampiro ("vampire"), in reference to its ability to drain, and inchiostro ("ink")
Russia Russian Краскосос
Kraskosos
From краска kraska (paint) and пылесос pylesos (vacuum cleaner).
Paint vacuum
Spain Spanish (NOE) Aspiratinta From "aspiradora" (vacuum cleaner) and "tinta" (ink)
China Chinese (Simplified) 吸墨机
Xīmòjī (Mandarin)
Ink Sucking Machine
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 吸墨機
Xīmòjī (Mandarin)
Ink Sucking Machine
South Korea Korean 흡입기
Heubipgi
Sucking Machine

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