Inkbrush

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The Inkbrush is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

As a roller-class weapon, the Inkbrush can be pushed along the ground while leaving a trail of ink. Much like the Splat Roller, the Inkbrush can be used as a sort of melee weapon that splatters some ink in front of the player. Of all weapons in its class, the Inkbrush travels at the highest speed and leaves the most narrow trail. The high rolling speed can be used to quickly escape or approach an enemy. It has the lowest damage output in its class; four flicks (or five bumps while rolling) are needed to splat an opponent. The Inkbrush consumes 2% of the ink tank capacity per flick, allowing the player to fling 50 times before needing to refill the tank.

The Inkbrush is most comparable to the Octobrush, another paintbrush-like weapon. The Inkbrush is faster and more ink efficient while having less range and dealing less damage per glob of ink.

The weapon is designed with a paint tube in the middle, connected to paintbrush bristles and a blue handle with a textured black grip. The paint tube shows the player's ink color on the label, and a glob of the player's ink coats the bristles.

Splatoon

Inkbrush

Inkbrush

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
Special S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Level 8
Cost Cash 4,800
Availability
Base damage 28 (Splash)
20 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2% (Splash)
0.135% per frame (Roll)
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
10 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
100 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
100 / 100
Other variants Inkbrush Nouveau Inkbrush Nouveau
Permanent Inkbrush Permanent Inkbrush

The Inkbrush was released on 5 June 2015. It comes in a set with the Sprinkler and the Inkstrike.

When using the Inkbrush, the player's Inkling will hold the weapon on the right-hand side of its body. Usually, this does not affect the gameplay, but if a player makes a sharp left turn while in enemy ink, they will get stuck in the ink.

When flicking the Inkbrush, there is a random chance that more than one glob of ink will hit the opponent.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Ink usage while running decreased by 10%.
2.7.0
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%
2.8.0
  • When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where the player is standing.

Quotes

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Sheldon's Introduction

The Inkbrush is similar to roller weapons, but it inks the ground as fast as you can dash! It's weak and a bit narrow, but you can make up for that with S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinklers and S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrikes! I would recommend this weapon to anyone who wishes to try out a new type of fighting style!(NA)[a]

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

This is the Inkbrush! It's similar to Roller weapons, but it paints the ground as fast as a squid can dash! It's weak and a bit narrow, but you can make up for that with S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinklers and S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrikes! I would recommend this weapon to anyone who wishes to try out a new type of fighting style!(EU/OC)[b]

A newly developed weapon with high mobility and a sturdy brush design. Its ink trail is narrow, but it paints the ground at incredible speed and delivers swift close-range attacks.
— In-Game Description
Holy Smokes, Splatfans! The Squid Research Lab just received an anonymous tip that a new weapon called the Inkbrush has been discovered. It’s apparently similar to a paint roller, but a bit quicker to use. It’s not the strongest offensive weapon but it comes with S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinklers and S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrikes to maximize inking.
Notes
  1. North America
  2. Europe and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Inkbrush

Inkbrush

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown
Level 5
Cost Cash 2,600
Availability
Base damage 30 (Splash)
20 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2% (Splash)
0.135% per frame (Roll)
Special points 150p
Special depletion
Range
5 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
100 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
100 / 100
Other variants Inkbrush Nouveau Inkbrush Nouveau
Permanent Inkbrush Permanent Inkbrush

The Inkbrush was released on 23 July 2017 at 02:00 UTC.[1]. It comes in a set with the sub Splat Bomb and special Splashdown.

Data

  • The Inkbrush is a lightweight weapon.
  • Ink consumption per second while rolling is 8.1%.
  • The Inkbrush can be swung every 6 frames (10 swings per second).
  • When rolling, the player's movement speed is set to 1.92 units per frame. Main Power Up increases rolling speed up to 2.016 units per frame.
  • The Inkbrush does not have a dash feature.
  • After rolling, there is a 0.33 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Hitting an opponent while rolling deals 20 damage.
  • When rolling, the Inkbrush leaves an ink trail that is 12 units wide. Main Power Up increases ink trail width up to 17.76.

Flinging ink

  • The ink consumption of 2% allows players to attack 50 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • When attacking with a nearly depleted ink tank, the ink consumption of that attack is reduced to 1%. The damage of that attack is reduced to 50% of the normal amount.
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.24 units per frame.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.5 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 30.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 40 units and stops losing damage at 100 units. The minimum damage is 15.
  • In situations where ink falls down, the ink will lose damage as it falls. The minimum damage for falling ink is 7.5.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.[2]

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Base damage: 28.0 → 30.0
1.3.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 170 → 160
1.4.0
  • Enemy ink will no longer have a negative effect when moving through it while holding Button1 ZR.png to ink the ground continuously.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 40%.
2.2.0
  • Increased movement speed while swinging by roughly 67%.
3.0.0
  • Increased overall spread of ink generated by swinging the brush, with the spread of ink closest to the player seeing the biggest increase, making it easier to ink continuous areas of turf.
4.1.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 160 → 150
4.2.0
  • Reduced the interval between swinging the brush and holding ZR to ink by 4/60 of a second.
4.3.1
  • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
  • The increase to movement speed while inking with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 4% to roughly 5%.
  • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
4.6.0
  • Rate of which damage falls off decreased.
  • Main Power Up will also improve painting while rolling.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Inkbrush is a super-light brush weapon that lets you ink your way forward with blistering speed! It's not terribly strong, but you can make up for that by pairing that lightning speed with a S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb to confound your opponents! S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown will further stir up the front lines, so I'd put this set in the hands of those who like to disrupt the battlefield.

Gallery

Demonstration

Trivia

  • The ink reservoir below the brush's head seems to made from an oil paint tube, fitting in with the art theme.
  • In Splatoon, this weapon and its variants are tied with the Luna Blaster and its variant for the shortest range stat in the game.
  • According to the first artbook, around every ten matches, the Inkbrush's tube needs to be replaced.
  • In Splatoon 2, the Inkbrush was the first post-release weapon to added.
  • As of patch 4.1.0, the Inkbrush has the lowest possible damage output of all main, sub and special weapons in the game at 7.5 damage per swing.
  • As of patch 4.1.0, the Inkbrush is tied for the lowest base special cost, at 150p.
  • The Inkbrush and its variants have the shortest range stat in Splatoon 2.
  • This weapon is used on the following Octo Expansion levels:

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese パブロ
Paburo
Pablo, a reference to Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter.
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inktkwast Inkbrush
FlagFrance.svg French Épinceau Sword Brush, from épée (“sword”) + pinceau (“brush”).
FlagGermany.svg German Quasto From Quaste (“tassel”) + -o.
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calamaravaggio From calamaro (“squid”) + Caravaggio, an Italian painter.
FlagRussia.svg Russian Кисть
Kist'
Brush
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Pincel Brush

References