Neo Splash-o-matic

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The Neo Splash-o-matic is a shooter main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It is a Neo-branded variant of the the Splash-o-matic and comes with a different sub and special weapon.

Splatoon

Neo Splash-o-matic

Neo Splash-o-matic

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka
Level 9
Cost Cash 6,200
Availability
Base damage 28
Base duration
Ink consumption 0.7%
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
40 / 100
Damage
27 / 100
Impact
Fire rate
75 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variant Splash-o-matic Splash-o-matic

The Neo Splash-o-matic was released on 22 July 2015 at 02:00 UTC.[1] It comes with Burst Bombs and the Inkzooka.

Data

  • The Neo Splash-o-matic is a middleweight weapon.
  • The ink consumption of 0.7% allows players to fire 142 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 3 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes 8 frames to come out.
  • When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 5 frames between shots (12 shots per second).
  • When firing while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.72 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 20 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Shots have a radius of 2 units.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 2.7 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 12 degrees.
  • The Neo Splash-o-matic has a 40% 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 40%.
  • Shots initially travel at a rate of 24 units per frame for 3 frames, having an effective range of 72 units.
  • Ink droplets occur every 80 units.
  • The frequency at which ink drips from a shot occurs at a rate of 1.65 droplets per shot.
  • There are a total of 7 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
  • Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 22 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 200 units of the player have a radius of 19 units.
  • All other ink droplets have a radius of 13.2 units.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Base damage: 26.0 → 28.0.
2.7.0
  • Initial velocity of shots increased by about 10%.
  • Spread reduced by about 10%.
  • Range increased by about 10%.
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Neo Splash-o-matic has the same capabilities as the S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png original set, but with new sub and special weapons. Hit your opponent with S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bombs, and then give them a taste of precision shooting! With the S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka too, this is a set for an aggressive sharpshooter who's not afraid to get messy! (NA)[a]

A S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic with a different Sub and Special setup, enabling a different fighting style. Throw the opponent off balance with S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bombs and use the S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka to pick off distant foes.
— In-game description
New weapon incoming! Check out this bad boy, the Neo Splash-o-matic. Now, this here Neo Splash-o-matic may look a lot like the S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic, but it's got different sub and special weapons, enabling you to use a whole new fighting style. Enemies incoming? Pick 'em off with S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bombs. Enemies in the distance? Take 'em out with the S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka.
Notes
  1. North America

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Neo Splash-o-matic

Neo Splash-o-matic

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Suction-Bomb Launcher.png Suction-Bomb Launcher
Level 27
Cost Cash 16,800
Availability
Base damage 28
Base duration
Ink consumption 0.8%
Special points 210p
Special depletion
Range
42 / 100
Damage
22 / 100
Impact
Fire rate
75 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variant Splash-o-matic Splash-o-matic

The Neo Splash-o-matic was released on 25 April 2018 as part of Version 3.0.0. It comes with Burst Bombs and the Suction-Bomb Launcher.

Quick facts

A.k.a.: Splash

Role: Slayer[2]

Strengths: Accuracy, mobility, turfing, Bomb Launcher farming

Weaknesses: Weak damage, short range

Recommended abilities

Ability Purpose
S2 Ability Main Power Up.png Main Power Up Increases main weapon damage up to 33.3
S2 Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn Shortens respawn time after getting splatted (under specific conditions)

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Use

  • While its build has some supportive elements, the Neo Splash-o-matic is primarily a slayer's weapon:
    • Its near-perfect accuracy and high rate of fire make it very efficient at splatting opponents within its range.
    • Its lightweight nature and Burst Bombs make it very mobile, more so than the Splash-o-matic in Splatoon. Swim Speed Up can further help either close the distance towards an opponent or flee from an unfavorable matchup.
    • Like most slayer's weapons, it can benefit from abilities that encourage aggressive play, such as Comeback, Quick Respawn, and Stealth Jump.
  • The rapid firing rate and excellent ink coverage of the Neo Splash-o-matic make it an excellent turfing weapon, allowing it to more easily maintain map control, capture Splat Zones, and build up the special gauge.
  • The primary weaknesses of the Neo Splash-o-matic is its lack of both damage and range.
    • Main Power Up can increase the damage of the Neo Splash-o-matic, capping off at 33.3 with 31 ability points — reached with either one main and seven subs or two mains and four subs. If this is too high an investment, 10 ability points, or one main, are enough to exceed 30 damage.
    • Sub Power Up can increase the throwing range of Burst Bombs, compensating for the short range of the Neo Splash-o-matic.
    • Sharking and Ninja Squid can help sneak up close to opponents to offset the Neo Splash-o-matic's short range.
    • The Neo Splash-o-matic has a higher special gauge requirement than most other slayer's weapons, offsetting its rapid turfing. Special Charge Up can further hasten building up the special gauge, allowing for more Suction-Bomb Launcher use.
  • The instant explosion and good ink efficiency of Burst Bombs offer plenty of uses:
    • Quickly turfing various inkable surfaces for quick maneuvering and building of the special gauge.
    • Either leading off attacks before attacking with the main weapon or finishing off damaged opponents who try to flee.
  • When used at the right time, the Suction-Bomb Launcher can turn the tide of a battle:
    • Either capturing or holding onto a zone while forcing opponents away from the zone.
    • Either leading or stopping a Tower, Rainmaker, or Power Clam push by clearing opponents out of the way.
    • Quickly popping the Rainmaker's shield to instantly start or restart a Rainmaker push.

Countermeasures

  • Having shorter range and weaker damage than most other typical slayer's weapons, the Neo Splash-o-matic would be at a disadvantage against them:
    • All variants of the Splattershot, the L-3 Nozzlenose, and the Splattershot Pro outrange the Neo Splash-o-matic.
    • Blasters, rollers, and sloshers easily overpower the Neo Splash-o-matic.
    • However, do not overlook its Burst Bombs, as they can provide its user more damage and range than expected from the main weapon.
  • Any mid-ranged or long-ranged weapon, such as chargers and splatlings, can fire upon the Neo Splash-o-matic with impunity unless it gets too close.
  • To prevent sharking, keep track of all four opponents – particularly which ones have neither been splatted nor super jumped to their spawn point – and turf suspicious puddles of opposing ink, preferably with a sub weapon. Point Sensors, while unable to turf, can expose any sharking opponents.
  • Splashdown and Booyah Bomb, if timed properly, can negate the Suction Bombs of a Suction-Bomb Launcher.
  • A counter Bomb Launcher can nullify the effects of Suction-Bomb Launcher, preventing its user's team from either capping a zone or continuing a push.

Data

  • The Neo Splash-o-matic is a lightweight weapon.
  • The ink consumption of 0.8% allows players to fire 125 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 3 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes 8 frames to come out.
  • When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 5 frames between shots (12 shots per second).
  • When firing while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.72 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 20 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • If a shot is in the air for more than 8 frames after being fired, it loses 0.88 damage per frame until it reaches 14 damage at frame 24.
  • Shots have a radius of 2 units.
  • Shots cannot ever deviate from the inner reticle while on the ground.
  • Shots cannot ever deviate from the inner reticle while in the air. The outer reticle does not expand after jumping.
  • Shots initially travel at a rate of 39.2 units per frame for 2 frames, having an effective range of 78.4 units.
    • After that, the shot's velocity is set to 15.815 units if it is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it falls to the ground.
  • Ink droplets occur every 95 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 6 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
  • Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 20.5 units, and a width of 11.5 units.
    • These droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.2 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.4 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 200 units of the player have a radius of 16.5 units.
  • All other ink droplets have a radius of 12.8 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.

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Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Weight class: Middleweight → lightweight
  • Increased firing range by roughly 6%.
    • Initial bullet velocity: 36 units per frame → 39.2 per frame
    • Bullet velocity after flying straight: 15.83 units → 15.815 units
      • Effective range: 72 units → 78.4 units
      • Total range: 103.66 units → 110.03 units
  • Increased the amount of ink splattered by each shot making it easier to ink the ground.
    • Droplet rate: 1.2 → 1.5
    • Distance between droplets: 110 units → 95 units
  • Angle of shot deviation while on the ground: 2.7 degrees → 0 degrees
  • Increase in chance to shoot towards the outer reticle per shot: 10% → 2%
  • Ink consumption: 0.7% → 0.8%
  • Number of droplet patterns: 7 → 6
  • Radius of paint droplets near the player: 22 units → 20.5 units
  • Far droplet paint radius: 19 units → 16.5 units
  • Droplet paint radius: 13.2 units → 12.8 units
3.2.0
  • ⁠Shooting while jumping will no longer cause shot variability.
4.0.0
4.2.0
  • Reduce the interval between firing and when you're able to become a squid or use sub weapon by 3/60 of a second.
4.4.0
  • Reduced the time to shoot from squid form by 1/60 of a second.
4.9.0
5.0.0
  • Increased damage dealt to the Booyah Bomb armor by roughly 17%.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Neo Splash-o-matic is a S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic emblazoned with an original emblem. This set inlcude S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bombs, which you can use in concert with your main weapon to quickly splat foes and ink turf! What's more, with the S2 Weapon Special Suction-Bomb Launcher.png Suction-Bomb Launcher special, you can cut off any hope of escape and finish 'em! Pile on the pressure with the sub and special, then rule the roost with your main weapon like a boss!

Gallery

Demonstration

Etymology

Neo Splash-o-matic is derived from Splash and Automatic, plus the prefix Neo, Ancient Greek for new. The prefix Neo is also used to differentiate it from the Splash-o-matic. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Neo brand. The -o-matic suffix is also a common, cliché naming convention for technological gadgets.

シャープマーカーネオ shāpu mākā neo references the pen-based appearance of the Neo Splash-o-matic. Like the English name, Neo is also used to differentiate it from Sharp Marker.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese シャープマーカーネオ
shāpu mākā neo
Sharp Marker Neo
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Spetterspuit Neo Splatter Spray Neo
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Marqueur léger néo Neo Light Marker
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Marqueur léger Néo Neo Light Marker
FlagGermany.svg German Fein-Disperser Neo Fine Disperser Neo
FlagItaly.svg Italian Marker d'assalto Neo Neo Assault Marker
FlagRussia.svg Russian Плюхомет "Нео"
Plyukhamet "Neo"
Flattomat "Neo"
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Plumón neo Neo Quill Pen
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Marcador fino neo Neo Fine Marker

References