Like other blasters, the Luna Blaster fires an explosive round that lets it deal damage to opponents hiding behind obstacles or around corners. It takes one direct hit or two indirect hits to splat an opponent, but shooting the opponent directly rather than relying on the blast takes careful and precise aim due the weapon's low firing rate. However, out of all blasters that can splat opponents in one direct hit (Luna Blaster, Blaster, Range Blaster), the Luna Blaster actually has the fastest fire rate, and the largest blast size, but the lowest range. The weapon's weight class is Light, so mobility will be raised when it is equipped, even when attacking with the weapon.
The Luna Blaster was released on 24 June 2015 at 02:00 UTC. It comes in a set with Ink Mines and the Inkzooka. It consumes 6% of the ink tank capacity with each shot, and the tank recovers 1.67% of its capacity between each shot, allowing the player to fire 22 shots before having to refill their ink supply.
The Luna Blaster is a specialized shooter that can unleash explosive power at close range!
Its rate of fire is good, and its blasts cover a wide area, but you'll need the Inkzooka to hit far-off foes.
Oh, and the Ink Mines can really make a difference in the right hands, so this set is perfect for veterans!(NA)[a]
|“||A blaster tailored to close-quarters combat. It fires a shot that detonates powerfully at close range, and the Inkzooka special can help handle opponents who are farther away.||”|
— In-game Description(NA)[a]
|“||A Blaster tailored to close-quarters combat. It fires a shot that detonates powerfully at close range. The Inkzooka can be used to handle opponents who are further away.||”|
— In-game Description(EU/OC)[b]
|“||What it lacks in range, it more than makes up for in fire rate and explosive impact. This blaster-type weapon is perfect for getting up close and personal. For far away foes, build up that special gauge and blast 'em with an Inkzooka, or ruin their day with a surprise Ink Mine!||”|
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An Inkling girl running with a Luna Blaster
Art for Splatoon's first anniversary, with an Inkling (center) with the Luna Blaster
The Luna Blaster returns in Splatoon 2 with a modified color scheme and slightly tweaked performance. It comes with the Splat Bomb and Baller. It consumes 9% of the ink tank capacity with each shot, allowing the player to fire 11 shots before having to refill their ink supply.
- The Luna Blaster is a lightweight weapon.
- The ink consumption of 7.5% and ink tank capacity of 100% allows players to fire 13 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
- This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
- When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 10 frames to come out.
- When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes 15 frames to come out.
- The interval between firing and when the player is able to become a squid or use a sub weapon is 26 frames.
- When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 40 frames between shots (1.5 shots per second).
- When firing while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.5 units per frame.
- After firing, there is a 55 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
- Each shot has a base damage of 125.
- Shots have a radius of 2 units.
- Shots cannot ever deviate from the inner reticle while on the ground.
- The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 8 degrees.
- The outer reticle immediately expands after jumping. After 25 frames, the outer reticle will start shrinking, and will finish shrinking after 70 frames.
- When jumping, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle is immediately set to 50%.
- Shots initially travel at a rate of 8.7 units per frame for 7 frames, having an effective range of 60.9 units.
- After that, the shot's velocity is set to 8.484 units if it is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it falls to the ground.
- Ink droplets occur every 15 units.
- The frequency at which ink drips from a shot occurs at a rate of 6 droplets per shot.
- There are a total of 1 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
- Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 0 units, and a width of 10 units.
- These droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.4 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.6 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
- All other ink droplets have a radius of 13 units.
- Droplets that are far from the player and all other droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.2 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
- The shot explodes 11 frames after being fired.
- The far damage radius of the explosion is 35.7 units.
- When the shot explodes on the ground or wall, the far damage radius is 17.85 units.
- The near damage radius of the explosion is 10 units.
- Main Power Up increases the near damage radius up to 30 units.
- Damage from the explosion scales from 50 at the far damage radius to 70 at the near damage radius.
- When the shot explodes on the ground or wall, the damage scales from 25 at the far damage radius to 35 at the near damage radius.
- When the shot explodes in the air, it creates a splash of paint with a radius of 32 units.
- Main Power Up increases the splash paint radius up to 35 units.
- The radius of wall dripping paint is 10 units.
- The wall impact painting radius is 22 units.
The Luna Blaster may look cute, but its short-range exploding ink shots pack a serious wallop. It's got a decent fire rate but lacks range, so it comes with Splat Bombs to keep your opponents right where you want 'em. The final blast the Baller special provides is huge, too. Think about the map terrain around you when it's time to blow!
- In Splatoon, the Luna Blaster and its variant, as well as the Inkbrush and its variants have the shortest range stat in the game.
- The Luna Blaster appears to be a jet turbine; with the protruding parts representing the oxygen intake.
- This weapon is used in the following Octo Expansion levels:
Names in other languages
|French (NOA)||Proxiblasteur||Proximity Blaster|
|French (NOE)||Proxiblaster||Proximity Blaster|
|Italian||Blaster lunar||Lunar Blaster|
|Spanish (NOA)||Lanzamotas Nova||Nova Speck Thrower|