Octobrush

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The Octobrush is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

The Octobrush is similar to the Inkbrush in appearance and use, but has a slightly wider ink trail and slower movement speed. It spreads more ink with each swing than the Inkbrush, though at a slower rate. It also has increased range, flinging ink much further than the Inkbrush. Three swings will usually splat an enemy.

Each flick of the brush consumes 3.2% of the ink tank capacity, allowing players to flick 31 times before needing to refill.

Splatoon

Octobrush

Octobrush

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon
Special S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken
Level 12
Cost Cash 8,500
Availability
Base damage 37 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 3.2% (Splash)
0.18% per frame (Roll)
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
25 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
80 / 100
Other variant Octobrush Nouveau Octobrush Nouveau

The Octobrush was released on 18 July 2015 at 02:00 UTC. It comes in a set with Squid Beakons and the Kraken.

The Octobrush has a critical damage mechanic, allowing it to sometimes splat opponents in two hits.[1] The likelihood of scoring a two-hit splat can be increased by using S Ability Damage Up.png Damage Up.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.7.0
2.8.0
  • When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where you are standing.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Octobrush is a brush with denser bristles that fling even more ink with each swipe! Use that mobility to scatter S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate - you can always use the S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken to run away in a pinch. Your team will love you!(NA)[a]

A heavier brush with fatter bristles. Uses a lot of ink but offers a wider ink trail and excellent mobility. Can be swung to fling large globs of ink.
— In-Game Description.
Need a brush that packs a powerful punch? The Octobrush is a brush with denser bristles that fling even more ink with each swipe! Use that mobility to scatter S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate—you can always use the S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken to run away in a pinch. Your team will love you! Grab the Octobrush now!
Notes
  1. North America

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Octobrush

Octobrush

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet
Level 10
Cost Cash 8,200
Availability
Base damage 40 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 3.2% (Splash)
0.18% per frame (Roll)
Special points 170p
Special depletion
Range
23 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
85 / 100
Other variants Octobrush Nouveau Octobrush Nouveau
Herobrush Replica Herobrush Replica
Kensa Octobrush Kensa Octobrush

The Octobrush returns in Splatoon 2 with Autobombs and the Inkjet. The Herobrush Replica has the same kit as the Octobrush.

The critical damage mechanic was removed in Splatoon 2, so it always takes three or more hits to splat an opponent.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Base damage: 37.0 → 40.0.
1.4.0
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 40%.
4.2.0
  • Reduced the interval between swinging the brush and holding Button1 ZR.png to ink by 4/60th of a second.
4.3.1
  • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
  • The increase to movement speed while inking with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 10% to roughly 12%.
  • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
4.6.0
  • Main Power Up will also improve painting while rolling.
5.0.0
  • Salmon Run worker's Octobrush:
    • Increased the maximum damage done by flinging ink while swinging the brush by roughly 50%.
5.1.0

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Octobrush is a brush with dense bristles that fling a thick stream of ink with each swipe! The S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb sub weapon allows you to sweep areas you can't see, allowing you to push forward with confidence! Faraway enemies aren't safe either with an S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet on your side. Easy to use, this brush set is great for brushing up on your skills!

Gallery

Demonstration

Trivia

Etymology

'Octobrush' is a combination of octo, Latin for eight, and brush. Octo likely refers to either octopus, Octarians or Octolings.

ホクサイ Hokusai is a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ホクサイ
Hokusai
Hokusai, a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist.
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Octokwast Octobrush
FlagFrance.svg French Épinceau brosse Thick Swordbrush. A Pinceau brosse is a large flat paintbrush.
FlagGermany.svg German Kalligraf (Kalligraf = A special blade-like brush used for calligraphy) -> Stub Nib Pen
FlagItaly.svg Italian Tinturicchio A portmanteau of the words Tinta (Ink) and Pinturicchio, an Italian painter
FlagRussia.svg Russian Арт-кисть
Art-kist'
From артист artist, artist, and кисть kist', brush
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía Calligraphy Brush
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Brocha Brush

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