Main weapon

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A variety of main weapons from Splatoon.
Your go-to weapon can be short-range, long-range, or just plain messy (like the Splat Roller). Each has its own benefits and weaknesses, so there's something for every play style!
— Splatoon's official website, [1]

The main weapon is the primary type of weapon players use in the Splatoon series. Each main weapon has its own set of sub weapons and special weapons.

List of main weapons

Shooters

The Splattershot in action.
Main article: Shooter

Shooters are guns that fire small blobs of ink in quick succession. Most shooters continuously fire when the player holds the trigger, but some shooters offer semi-automatic functionality, requiring the player to tap the trigger repeatedly instead of holding it for some or all aspects of operation.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png
Sploosh-o-matic
A mid-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. It features the highest damage output per second in its class, at the cost of having the shortest range. S3 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic
S2 Weapon Main Neo Sploosh-o-matic.png Neo Sploosh-o-matic
S2 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic 7.png Sploosh-o-matic 7
S3 Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png
Splattershot Jr.
The first weapon given to the player upon starting the game. It is a low-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. Its fire rate and ink efficiency ensure that new players will be able to accomplish something. S3 Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.
S2 Weapon Main Custom Splattershot Jr..png Custom Splattershot Jr.
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splattershot Jr..png Kensa Splattershot Jr.
S3 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png
Splash-o-matic
A low-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. It features perfect accuracy, the best among all automatic shooters. S3 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic
S2 Weapon Main Neo Splash-o-matic.png Neo Splash-o-matic
S3 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png
Aerospray
A low-damage, close-range shooter with a high rate of fire. It has the widest shot spread and the fastest firing rate in its class, allowing it to excel at covering turf. S3 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG
S2 Weapon Main Aerospray RG.png Aerospray RG
S2 Weapon Main Aerospray PG.png Aerospray PG
S3 Weapon Main Splattershot.png
Splattershot
A mid-damage, mid-range shooter with a middling rate of fire. Has no real weaknesses and can adapt to any situation. S3 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot
S2 Weapon Main Tentatek Splattershot.png Tentatek Splattershot
S Weapon Main Wasabi Splattershot.png Wasabi Splattershot
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splattershot.png Kensa Splattershot
S2 Weapon Main Hero Shot Replica.png Hero Shot Replica
S2 Weapon Main Octo Shot Replica.png Octo Shot Replica
S3 Weapon Main .52 Gal.png
.52 Gal
A high-damage, mid-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. This weapon suffers from low accuracy. S3 Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal
S2 Weapon Main .52 Gal Deco.png .52 Gal Deco
S2 Weapon Main Kensa .52 Gal.png Kensa .52 Gal
S3 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png
N-ZAP
A low-damage, mid-range shooter with a fast rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85
S2 Weapon Main N-ZAP '89.png N-ZAP '89
S2 Weapon Main N-ZAP '83.png N-ZAP '83
S Weapon Main Dual Squelcher.png
Dual Squelcher
A low-damage, long-range shooter with a middling rate of fire. S Weapon Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher
S Weapon Main Custom Dual Squelcher.png Custom Dual Squelcher
S3 Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png
Splattershot Pro
A mid-damage, long-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. Notably, this weapon has very high ink consumption. S3 Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro
S2 Weapon Main Forge Splattershot Pro.png Forge Splattershot Pro
S Weapon Main Berry Splattershot Pro.png Berry Splattershot Pro
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splattershot Pro.png Kensa Splattershot Pro
S3 Weapon Main .96 Gal.png
.96 Gal
A high-damage, long-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. As a trade-off for its power and range, this weapon suffers from low accuracy, and it consumes more ink per shot than any other weapon in its class. S3 Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal
S2 Weapon Main .96 Gal Deco.png .96 Gal Deco
S3 Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png
Jet Squelcher
A low-damage, long-range shooter with a slow rate of fire. It has the longest range in its class. S3 Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher
S2 Weapon Main Custom Jet Squelcher.png Custom Jet Squelcher
Burst-fire or semi-automatic
S3 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png
L-3 Nozzlenose
A low-damage, mid-range shooter. It is burst fire, firing three bullets after a pull of the trigger. Well-timed button presses are required to maintain an optimal rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose
S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose D.png L-3 Nozzlenose D
S2 Weapon Main Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose.png Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose
S3 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png
H-3 Nozzlenose
A mid-damage, long-range shooter. It is burst-fire, firing three bullets after a pull of the trigger. S3 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose
S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose D.png H-3 Nozzlenose D
S2 Weapon Main Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose.png Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose
S3 Weapon Main Squeezer.png
Squeezer
A shooter with two firing modes, semi-automatic and fully automatic. Pulling the trigger once will squirt out a single long range, low spread, high-power ink shot. Holding the button leads to successive low range, high spread, lower-powered shots. The trigger can be tapped repeatedly to maintain the high-power mode. S3 Weapon Main Squeezer.png Squeezer
S2 Weapon Main Foil Squeezer.png Foil Squeezer


Rollers

Spreading ink with the Splat Roller.
Main article: Roller

Rollers can be pushed along the ground, leaving a trail of ink. Users can attack by flinging ink and damage is also dealt if enemies come into contact with the weapon while it is being pushed, sometimes crushing the opponent in one hit. As of Splatoon 2, rollers can do a vertical swing when the player is in mid-air.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png
Carbon Roller
A light and mobile roller. Users can push it along the ground at a fast pace thanks to its lightweight design. It has an extremely fast flick that can splat opponents in one hit. However, it is lacking in range, and it is unable to crush opponents in one hit. S3 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller
S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller Deco.png Carbon Roller Deco
S3 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png
Splat Roller
The standard roller. It has decent range and mobility. S3 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller
S2 Weapon Main Krak-On Splat Roller.png Krak-On Splat Roller
S Weapon Main CoroCoro Splat Roller.png CoroCoro Splat Roller
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splat Roller.png Kensa Splat Roller
S2 Weapon Main Hero Roller Replica.png Hero Roller Replica
S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png
Dynamo Roller
A heavy roller. It can throw ink farther than all the other rollers, but it impairs mobility and takes a while to wind up before every flick. S3 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller
S2 Weapon Main Gold Dynamo Roller.png Gold Dynamo Roller
S Weapon Main Tempered Dynamo Roller.png Tempered Dynamo Roller
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Dynamo Roller.png Kensa Dynamo Roller
S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png
Flingza Roller
A roller that changes shape when performing a vertical swing. It moves and flings horizontally in a manner similar to the Splat Roller, while its vertical swings are slow and heavy like a Dynamo Roller. S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png Flingza Roller
S2 Weapon Main Foil Flingza Roller.png Foil Flingza Roller


Chargers

Firing a shot from the Custom E-liter 4K.
Main article: Charger

Chargers can instantly splat opponents at long range once charged up (with the exception of Bamboozlers). Uncharged shots do not have enough range or damage to be used effectively for attacking, but they can be used for covering turf. Precision aim is required and a laser shows everyone (including enemies) where the shot will land. Some chargers allow the player to store their charge when swimming around in ink.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png
Squiffer
A quick charger. It has a fast charge time that is slower than the Bamboozler 14. Unlike the Bamboozler 14, the Squiffer can splat opponents in one hit, and it has piercing shots. It has the lowest range in its class. As of Splatoon 2, this weapon has the ability to store its charge, and its charge time is unaffected while in mid-air. S3 Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer
S2 Weapon Main New Squiffer.png New Squiffer
S2 Weapon Main Fresh Squiffer.png Fresh Squiffer
S3 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png
Splat Charger
The standard charger. It has good range and a decent charge time. As of Splatoon 2, this weapon has the ability to store its charge. S3 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger
S Weapon Main Kelp Splat Charger.png Kelp Splat Charger
S Weapon Main Bento Splat Charger.png Bento Splat Charger
S2 Weapon Main Firefin Splat Charger.png Firefin Splat Charger
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Charger.png Kensa Charger
S2 Weapon Main Hero Charger Replica.png Hero Charger Replica
S3 Weapon Main Splatterscope.png
Splatterscope
A Splat Charger with a scope, for extra range and precision. S3 Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope
S Weapon Main Kelp Splatterscope.png Kelp Splatterscope
S Weapon Main Bento Splatterscope.png Bento Splatterscope
S2 Weapon Main Firefin Splatterscope.png Firefin Splatterscope
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splatterscope.png Kensa Splatterscope
S3 Weapon Main E-liter 4K.png
E-liter
A charger with extreme range. However, it has a slow charge time and heavy ink consumption. As of Splatoon 2, this weapon has the ability to store its charge. S Weapon Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K
S Weapon Main Custom E-liter 3K.png Custom E-liter 3K
S3 Weapon Main E-liter 4K.png E-liter 4K
S2 Weapon Main Custom E-liter 4K.png Custom E-liter 4K
S3 Weapon Main E-liter 4K Scope.png
E-liter Scope
An E-liter with a scope, for extra range and precision. S Weapon Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope
S Weapon Main Custom E-liter 3K Scope.png Custom E-liter 3K Scope
S3 Weapon Main E-liter 4K Scope.png E-liter 4K Scope
S2 Weapon Main Custom E-liter 4K Scope.png Custom E-liter 4K Scope
S3 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png
Bamboozler 14
A charger with a charge time even quicker than the Squiffer. Its damage output is weaker than the other chargers, so users need to land two hits to splat an opponent. It lacks the ability to store charge, an ability present in all other non-scoped chargers in Splatoon 2. S3 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk II.png Bamboozler 14 Mk II
S2 Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk III.png Bamboozler 14 Mk III
S3 Weapon Main Goo Tuber.png
Goo Tuber
A charger that can hold its charge for an exceptionally long time in comparison with the other chargers. S3 Weapon Main Goo Tuber.png Goo Tuber
S2 Weapon Main Custom Goo Tuber.png Custom Goo Tuber


Sloshers

Flinging ink from the Slosher.
Main article: Slosher (weapon class)

Sloshers are single-shot, bucket-like weapons that hurl ink in an arc. The ink can be hurled over obstacles to hit opponents. Some sloshers allow the player to ink in different ways, such as hurling ink in three different directions simultaneously or shooting out long-range projectiles which explode on impact with solid surfaces.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Slosher.png
Slosher
A standard slosher, with balanced performance. S3 Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher
S2 Weapon Main Slosher Deco.png Slosher Deco
S2 Weapon Main Soda Slosher.png Soda Slosher
S2 Weapon Main Hero Slosher Replica.png Hero Slosher Replica
S3 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png
Tri-Slosher
The Tri-Slosher throws ink in three directions simultaneously. Compared to the standard Slosher, it has a higher firing rate, but less damage output and less range. S3 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher
S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher Nouveau.png Tri-Slosher Nouveau
S3 Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png
Sloshing Machine
The Sloshing Machine launches a small mortar-like glob that is trailed by a vortex of ink. The vortex has a small splash damage radius, while the glob itself does higher damage, with a smaller hit box. S3 Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine
S2 Weapon Main Sloshing Machine Neo.png Sloshing Machine Neo
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Sloshing Machine.png Kensa Sloshing Machine
S3 Weapon Main Bloblobber.png
Bloblobber
The Bloblobber is a long-ranged slosher. This bathtub of a slosher fires a line of four bubbles which will bounce along the ground and can even reflect on walls. S3 Weapon Main Bloblobber.png Bloblobber
S2 Weapon Main Bloblobber Deco.png Bloblobber Deco
S3 Weapon Main Explosher.png
Explosher
The Explosher shoots an accurate, slow, long-range projectile that explodes on impact with solid surfaces. Uniquely, the projectile can keep moving even after hitting an enemy. S3 Weapon Main Explosher.png Explosher
S2 Weapon Main Custom Explosher.png Custom Explosher

Splatlings

A Heavy Splatling being fired.
Main article: Splatling

Splatlings are rotary cannon or minigun type weapons that generally have a high rate of fire and considerable range. In-game, they operate similar to chargers but release a stream of small ink bullets instead of a single powerful one. Like chargers, a full charge is necessary to achieve the maximum potential range and firing duration.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png
Mini Splatling
A light splatling with a short charge time but shorter range. It allows users to strafe quickly while charging and firing. S3 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Zink Mini Splatling.png Zink Mini Splatling
S Weapon Main Refurbished Mini Splatling.png Refurbished Mini Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Mini Splatling.png Kensa Mini Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png
Heavy Splatling
The standard splatling. Its performance is balanced right between the Mini Splatling and Hydra Splatling, having no glaring strength or weakness. S3 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Deco.png Heavy Splatling Deco
S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling Remix.png Heavy Splatling Remix
S2 Weapon Main Hero Splatling Replica.png Hero Splatling Replica
S3 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png
Hydra Splatling
This splatling has the longest range in its class and can fire continuously for a lengthy period of time, with the drawback being its ink hunger. When fully charged, a high-damage feature activates, allowing users to splat opponents with three hits. S3 Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Custom Hydra Splatling.png Custom Hydra Splatling
S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling.png
Ballpoint Splatling
The Ballpoint Splatling has two different firing modes, an initial short ranged firing mode with a high fire rate and a secondary firing mode that has a slower fire rate but longer range and perfect accuracy. Unlike most other splatlings, it can interrupt its fire to charge. Upon completing a full charge, subsequent charges will retain the secondary mode attributes until the charge is entirely expended. S3 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling.png Ballpoint Splatling
S2 Weapon Main Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau.png Ballpoint Splatling Nouveau
S3 Weapon Main Nautilus 47.png
Nautilus
The Nautilus is a shorter ranged splatling with a medium charge rate. The weapon boasts the ability to store its charge much like some chargers and can interrupt its fire to charge in the same manner as the Ballpoint Splatling. Unlike other splatlings, its accuracy does not decrease if fired in mid-jump. S3 Weapon Main Nautilus 47.png Nautilus 47
S2 Weapon Main Nautilus 79.png Nautilus 79

Dualies

Squirting ink with the Splat Dualies.
Main article: Dualies

Dualies are paired sets of ink guns that give their user the ability to dodge roll. After a dodge roll, the two dualies are held together by the player, enhancing their performance in various ways depending on the dualie. This weapon class was introduced in Splatoon 2.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png
Dapple Dualies
These dualies have a quick dodge roll, a high fire rate, and high-damage shots that splat opponents in three hits. However, they are quite lacking in range. S3 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png Dapple Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies Nouveau.png Dapple Dualies Nouveau
S2 Weapon Main Clear Dapple Dualies.png Clear Dapple Dualies
S3 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png
Splat Dualies
The first available pair of dualies in the Splatoon series. They feature balanced performance, having no particular strength or weakness. S3 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Enperry Splat Dualies.png Enperry Splat Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Splat Dualies.png Kensa Splat Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Hero Dualie Replicas.png Hero Dualie Replicas
S3 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies.png
Glooga Dualies
A long-range, high-damage pair of dualies with a low fire rate. Shot damage and range increases after a dodge roll, splatting opponents with two hits. S3 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies.png Glooga Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Glooga Dualies Deco.png Glooga Dualies Deco
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Glooga Dualies.png Kensa Glooga Dualies
S3 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png
Dualie Squelchers
This pair of dualies has the longest range in its class, as well as the most mobile dodge roll. The dodge roll is quick and allows the user to continue to slide instead of being locked in place. S3 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Dualie Squelchers
S2 Weapon Main Custom Dualie Squelchers.png Custom Dualie Squelchers
S3 Weapon Main Dark Tetra Dualies.png
Tetra Dualies
These dualies put a significant emphasis on mobility. They allow up to four consecutive dodge rolls instead of the normal two, and also allow shooting while rolling. S3 Weapon Main Dark Tetra Dualies.png Dark Tetra Dualies
S2 Weapon Main Light Tetra Dualies.png Light Tetra Dualies


Brellas

The unfolded Splat Brella.
Main article: Brella

Brellas are shotgun-like weapons with deployable shields. Depending on the brella model, the shield can be held in front of the user or launched forward. Brellas can also fire while the brella is opened giving the user a shield like cover, but the cover can usually be extinguished by some Sub Weapons. This weapon class was introduced in Splatoon 2.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png
Splat Brella
The first brella-type weapon in the Splatoon series. It is balanced, having no particular weakness or strength. S3 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella
S2 Weapon Main Sorella Brella.png Sorella Brella
S2 Weapon Main Hero Brella Replica.png Hero Brella Replica
S3 Weapon Main Tenta Brella.png
Tenta Brella
A heavier brella with a larger and more durable shield. Its shots have high range and deal enough damage to splat opponents in one hit, but fire slowly. S3 Weapon Main Tenta Brella.png Tenta Brella
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Sorella Brella.png Tenta Sorella Brella
S2 Weapon Main Tenta Camo Brella.png Tenta Camo Brella
S3 Weapon Main Undercover Brella.png
Undercover Brella
A lightweight brella that can be fired while its semi-transparent shield is open. It cannot launch its shield. The rate of fire is quick compared to the other brellas, but the damage dealt by each shot is low and the shield is easily broken. S3 Weapon Main Undercover Brella.png Undercover Brella
S2 Weapon Main Undercover Sorella Brella.png Undercover Sorella Brella
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Undercover Brella.png Kensa Undercover Brella


Blasters

Octoling holding Range Blaster.jpg
Main article: Blaster (weapon class)

Blasters are weapons that commonly fire large globs of ink with a delayed explosion. Often these explosions aren't the best for inking turf, but better for splatting opponents, for example, the explosion allows users to attack opponents located behind obstacles, around corners, or while on lower ground.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png
Luna Blaster
A high-damage, close-range blaster with a middling rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster Neo.png Luna Blaster Neo
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Luna Blaster.png Kensa Luna Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Blaster.png
Blaster
A high-damage, close-range blaster with a slow rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Custom Blaster.png Custom Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Hero Blaster Replica.png Hero Blaster Replica
S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png
Range Blaster
A high-damage, mid-range blaster with a slow rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Custom Range Blaster.png Custom Range Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Grim Range Blaster.png Grim Range Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png
Clash Blaster
A low-damage, close-range blaster with a fast rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster Neo.png Clash Blaster Neo
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png
Rapid Blaster
A mid-damage, long-range blaster with a fast rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Deco.png Rapid Blaster Deco
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Rapid Blaster.png Kensa Rapid Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png
Rapid Blaster Pro
A mid-damage, long-range blaster with a middling rate of fire. S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro
S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro Deco.png Rapid Blaster Pro Deco


Brushes

Inkling holding Inkbrush.jpeg
Main article: Brush

Brushes can be pushed along the ground, much like rollers. They are especially fast but leave a narrow trail of ink. They do not deal nearly as much contact damage, making crushing enemies virtually impossible. However, instead of flinging large waves of ink, brushes quickly swipe from side to side, flicking many smaller globs. This rapid-fire flick is their primary means of spreading ink and attacking enemies, making them ideal for fast, close-combat action.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png
Inkbrush
A fast but short-ranged brush. When pushed along the ground, the user moves at extremely high speed, and leaves behind a narrow trail of ink. Damage is low, as the user needs to land four globs of ink to splat an opponent. S3 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush
S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush Nouveau.png Inkbrush Nouveau
S2 Weapon Main Permanent Inkbrush.png Permanent Inkbrush
S3 Weapon Main Octobrush.png
Octobrush
A slower brush with decent range. Movement speed while pushing it along the ground is a bit slower compared to the Inkbrush. Only three hits are needed to splat an opponent. S3 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush Nouveau.png Octobrush Nouveau
S2 Weapon Main Kensa Octobrush.png Kensa Octobrush
S2 Weapon Main Herobrush Replica.png Herobrush Replica


Stringers

Inkling Holding Tri-Stringer.png
Main article: Stringer


Stringers are large bow weapons that fire similar to a charger. They have a vertical and horizontal shot, similar to the Rollers. The weapon class was introduced in Splatoon 3.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Tri-Stringer.png
Tri-Stringer
A stringer that can fire in three directions simultaneously and unleash charged shots that briefly freeze before exploding. S3 Weapon Main Tri-Stringer.png Tri-Stringer
S3 Weapon Main REEF-LUX 450.png
REEF-LUX 450
A lightweight stringer that can store its charge, but deals less damage and cannot fire explosive shots. S3 Weapon Main REEF-LUX 450.png REEF-LUX 450


Splatanas

Inkling holding Splatana Wiper.jpg
Main article: Splatana

Splatanas are sword-like weapons that are used similar to a brush, without the rolling function. Instead, if ZR is held, it will charge a more powerful vertical swing. The shots will travel in the air for some time, splashing ink beneath it. The weapon class was introduced in Splatoon 3.

Series Description Variants Games
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S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper.png
Splatana Wiper
The standard Splatana. S3 Weapon Main Splatana Wiper.png Splatana Wiper
S3 Weapon Main Splatana Stamper.png
Splatana Stamper
A slower and stronger Splatana compared to the standard. S3 Weapon Main Splatana Stamper.png Splatana Stamper


Rare

A rare weapon being loaned to a player during a rotation with randomized weapons.

Rare weapons are modified weapons from existing classes. During wildcard rotations of Salmon Run, one of Mr. Grizz's personal weapons is accidentally added to the mix.[2] Rare weapons are tweaked versions of normal weapons with much more powerful stats. These weapons are only available at certain times and can only be used within Salmon Run and cannot be used or obtained anywhere else.

Class Description Variants Games
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Shooter Modified Blaster. A moderated-damage, close-range, fast rate of fire with low ink consumption Blaster. S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Blaster.png Grizzco Blaster
Brella Modified Splat Brella. A moderated-damage, mid-range, fast rate of fire with low ink consumption Brella. There is no canopy on this Brella, so it cannot open. Instead, holding down the trigger fires rapidly. S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Brella.png Grizzco Brella
Charger Modified Bamboozler 14. A high-damage, long-range, high ink consumption with instant charging time Bamboozler 14. It cannot store a charge. S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Charger.png Grizzco Charger
Slosher Modified Sloshing Machine. A high-damage, long-range, slow rate of fire with high ink consumption Sloshing Machine. The projectiles from it penetrate shields and keep moving after hitting an enemy. S2 Weapon Main Grizzco Slosher.png Grizzco Slosher


Abilities

Abilities on a player's gear can affect main weapons. The following abilities have effects that directly improve the performance of main weapons.

Ability Effect Games
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S Ability Damage Up.png Damage Up Increases damage dealt by weapons.
S3 Ability Ink Saver (Main).png Ink Saver (Main) Reduces the amount of ink consumed by main weapons.
S3 Ability Object Shredder.png Object Shredder Increases damage dealt by weapons to non-player targets.
S2 Ability Main Power Up.png Main Power Up Increases the power of the selected weapon.
S3 Ability Intensify Action.png Intensify Action Makes Squid Rolls and Squid Surges easier to do and steadies your aim when firing after jumping.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese メインウェポン
mein wepon
Main weapon
Netherlands Dutch Hoofdwapen Main weapon
France French Armes principales Main weapon
Germany German Hauptwaffen Main weapon
Italy Italian Armi principali Main weapon
Russia Russian Основное оружие
Osnovnoy oruzhiye
Main weapon
Spain Spanish Armas principales Main weapon
Denmark Danish Hovedvåben
Normale våben
Main weapon
Normal weapon
Norway Norwegian Hovedvåpen
Vanligt våpen
Main weapon
Usual weapon
Sweden Swedish Huvudvapen Main weapon

Trivia

  • Splatoon 3 is the only game in the series to launch without any weapon variants, and currently the only game to not feature variants at all - Hero Shot Replica notwithstanding.
    • This is likely due to the large number of main weapons at launch, providing unique loadouts without the need for variants.
    • Variants have not been confirmed to return in future updates, nor has any loadout system that may replace them.

See also

The following lists show the most essential stats for every main weapon. The lists include what sub and special are in the weapon's set, the cost of each weapon, and the level requirement to unlock the weapon.

Notes

  1. Concept art shows a few early versions of different weapons. From left to right, and down: a Blaster, a Sploosh-O-Matic, a sub weapon possibly a Seeker, an Inkbrush, a Carbon Roller (from the side), a Killer Wail, an Octobrush, The Hero Shot, an unknown weapon, the Inkstrike and its GamePad-like device, a Splattershot Jr., a Rapid Blaster, an E-liter 3K, and the Hero Charger

References