Nautilus 79

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The Nautilus 79 is a main weapon in Splatoon 2. It is a modified variant of the Nautilus 47.

Splatoon 2

Nautilus 79

Nautilus 79

Category Main
Class Splatling
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet
Level 30
Cost Cash 27,900
Base damage 32
Base duration
Ink consumption 15% (Full charge)
Special points 180p
Special depletion
74 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
37 / 100
Ink speed
70 / 100
Other variant Nautilus 47 Nautilus 47

The Nautilus 79 was released on 5 December 2018 at 02:00 UTC[1]. It comes with Suction Bombs and the Inkjet. It also has the ability to store a charge for up to 3⅓ seconds.

  • While Main Power Up increases the number of shots fired, it does not increase the ink consumption relative to the amount charged, making the weapon comparatively more ink efficient.


  • The Nautilus 79 is a middleweight weapon.
  • The full charge ink consumption of 15% allows players to fully charge 6 times before needing to refill the ink tank.
  • When charging the weapon, it will take 38 frames in order to charge its first ring and 76 frames in total for a full charge.
  • With a single ring charged, it will have a firing duration of 52 frames. With a full charge, it will have a firing duration of 104 frames.
  • When firing, it has a fire rate of 4 frames between shots.
  • When firing, the player's movement speed is set to 0.7 units per frame.
    • When charging, the player's movement speed is set to 0.4 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 40 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • If a shot is in the air for more than 11 frames after being fired, it loses 2 damage per frame until it reaches 16 damage at frame 19.
  • Shots have a radius of 2 units.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 3.3 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 3.6 degrees.
  • The outer reticle immediately expands after jumping. After 25 frames, the outer reticle will start shrinking, and will finish shrinking after 70 frames.
  • The Nautilus 79 has a 0.3% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle.
  • When jumping, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle is immediately set to 0.3%.
  • The shot's velocity is set to 44.33 units, and decreases further as it falls to the ground.
  • Ink droplets occur every 120 units.
  • The frequency at which ink drips from a shot occurs at a rate of 1.5 droplets per shot.
  • There are a total of 8 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
  • Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 16.5 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 200 units of the player have a radius of 14 units.
  • All other ink droplets have a radius of 12.6 units.
  • Droplets that are far from the player and all other droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.3 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.4 if they fell from a height below 30 units.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Decreased shot variance when firing while on the ground by roughly 8%.


Sheldon's Introduction

The Nautilus 79 functions like the Nautilus 47, but comes with an all new coat of paint!
Exert influence on the movement of your foes with the Suction Bombs, then store a charge and dash in to attack when the time is right!
Once you smell fear, pull out the Inkjet special and turn the tides of ink in your favor!
There's nothing painted-on about true battle skill! This set is for those who always answer when opportunity comes knocking!




  • The number 79 in this weapon's name might be a reference to its golden color since 79 is the atomic number of gold. This matches with the Nautilus 47 and its silver color.
  • In an earlier data mine of the Nautilus 79, the sub weapon was shown to be Splat Bombs, not Suction Bombs. This was changed, however, and the Nautilus 79 got released with the Suction Bomb.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ノーチラス79
Nōchirasu 79
Nautilus 79
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Nautilus 79 Nautilus 79