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.
- 1 Splatoon
- 2 Splatoon 2
- 3 Quotes
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Names in other languages
- 6 References
When using the Inkbrush, the player's Inkling will hold the weapon on the right hand side of its body. Usually this has no effect on 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.
- ▲ Ink usage while running decreased by 10%.
- ▲ Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%
- ▲ When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where the player is standing.
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.
- ▲ Base damage: 28.0 → 30.0
- ▲ Points to fill special gauge: 170 → 160
- ▲ Enemy ink will no longer have a negative effect when moving through it while holding to ink the ground continuously.
- ▲ Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 40%.
- ▲ Increased movement speed while swinging by roughly 67%.
- ▲ 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.
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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 / brush theme.
- According to the first artbook, around every ten matches the Inkbrush's tube needs to be replaced.
Names in other languages
|Pablo, a reference to Pablo Picasso, a Spanish painter|
|French||Épinceau||Sword Brush. A portmanteau of "Épée" and "Pinceau"|
|German||Quasto||(Quaste = powder puff) -> Puffo|
|Italian||Calamaravaggio||A portmanteau of the words "calamaro" and Caravaggio, an Italian painter|