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.
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.
Official art of a female Inkling with the Inkbrush
Official art of a team of Inklings - the third one is holding the Inkbrush
Official art of another female Inkling swinging the Inkbrush in a Japanese promo image for SplatNet
The Inkbrush being shown in the 4/2/15 Japanese Nintendo Direct
A male Inkling running with the Inkbrush at Blackbelly Skatepark
Promo for Museum d'Alfonsino - the third Inkling is holding the Inkbrush
A poster seen in Inkopolis, showing off the Inkbrush
Concept art of various weapons, with the Inkbrush at the upper right
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- 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 7.4 damage per swing.
- The Inkbrush and its variants have the shortest range stat in Splatoon 2.
Names in other languages
|Pablo, a reference to Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter.|
|French||Épinceau||Sword Brush, from épée (“sword”) + pinceau (“brush”).|
|German||Quasto||From Quaste (“tassel”) + -o.|
|Italian||Calamaravaggio||From calamaro (“squid”) + Caravaggio, an Italian painter.|