Octobrush

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The Octobrush is a main weapon in the Splatoon series.

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.

Appearance

The Octobrush's handle is dark brown with a small octopus-shaped reservoir and tube that change color to match the user's ink. Like the Inkbrush, the Octobrush has an ink splotch on the end of its bristles that changes color to match the user's ink. Unlike the Inkbrush, the Octobrush's bristles are white and arranged in a rectangular shape.

Splatoon

Octobrush

Octobrush

Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon
Special S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken
Special points
Special depletion Special gauge 40%
Range
25 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
80 / 100
Obtain at
Level 12
Cost Cash 8,500
Requirement
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 37 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 3.2% (Splash)
0.18% per frame (Roll)
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
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 this can be increased by using Damage Up.

Data

  • The Octobrush is a middleweight weapon.
  • Ink consumption while rolling is 10.8% per second.
  • Ink consumption per attack is 3.2%.
    • This allows players to attack 31 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • When attacking with a depleted ink tank, ink will not be flung until enough ink has recovered.
  • Rolling with a depleted ink tank will not leave a trail or damage opponents.
  • The Octobrush can be swung every 10 frames (6 swings per second).
  • When rolling, the player's movement speed is set to 1.68 units per frame.
  • When rolling on an uninkable surface or with a depleted ink tank, the player's movement speed is set to 0.96 units per frame.
  • After rolling, there is a 0.33 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.5 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Hitting an opponent while rolling deals 25 damage.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 37.
    • This weapon has a critical damage mechanic, so the damage dealt with one swing may be higher than this value.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 50 units and stops losing damage at 150 units. The minimum damage is 18.5.
  • Ink globs travel straight for 7 frames.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.
  • When rolling, the Octobrush leaves an ink trail that is 18 units wide.

[2]

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 Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate - you can always use the 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 Squid Beakons everywhere, giving your whole team free rein of the battlefield! No need to hesitate—you can always use the 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
S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png
Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet
Special points 170p
Special depletion
Range
23 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
85 / 100
Obtain at
Level 10
Cost Cash 8,200
Requirement
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 40 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 3.2% (Splash)
0.162% per frame (Roll)
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variants Octobrush Nouveau Octobrush Nouveau
Kensa Octobrush Kensa Octobrush
Herobrush Replica Herobrush Replica

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.

It appears in seven Octo Expansion stations:

Data

  • The Octobrush is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 105. Splatoon 2 matchmaking looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • Ink consumption per second while rolling is 9.72%.
  • The Octobrush can be swung every 10 frames (6 swings per second).
  • When rolling, the player's movement speed is set to 1.68 units per frame. Main Power Up increases rolling speed up to 1.8816 units per frame.
  • The Octobrush does not have a dash feature.
  • After rolling, there is a 0.33 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Hitting an opponent while rolling deals 25 damage.
  • When rolling, the Octobrush leaves an ink trail that is 18 units wide. Main Power Up increases ink trail width up to 28.8.

Flinging ink

  • The ink consumption of 3.2% allows players to attack 31 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • When attacking with a nearly depleted ink tank, the ink consumption of that attack is reduced to 1.6%. The damage of that attack is reduced to 50% of the normal amount.
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.24 units per frame.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.5 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 40.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 30 units and stops losing damage at 140 units. The minimum damage is 20.
  • In situations where ink falls down, the ink will lose damage as it falls. The minimum damage for falling ink is 10.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.

[3][4]

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 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
5.5.0
  • Reduced ink consumption when moving while holding down the Button by roughly 10%: 10.8% → 9.72% per second.

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 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 Inkjet on your side. Easy to use, this brush set is great for brushing up on your skills!

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Octobrush

Octobrush

Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S3 Weapon Special Zipcaster.png Zipcaster
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
23 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
85 / 100
Obtain at
Level 4
Cost
Requirement
Weight
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Octobrush was first shown in the Release Date Revealed trailer. Its kit is Suction Bombs and the Zipcaster.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Octobrush has dense bristles that fling a thick stream of ink with each slash. It's a heavier entry in the brush weapon class, which is known for being light and nimble. But even with those heavy brush strokes, you won't be able to reach everywhere - and that's where the Suction Bombs come in. Lastly, if you're up against enemies with ranged weapons who just won't engage up close, you've got the Zipcaster in your back pocket. Zip on over and give 'em what for! This is a user-friendly loadout that's easy for beginner brushes but capable enough for true artistes!

The Octobrush is a work of art itself, crafted from the finest wood and fitted with bristles hand selected for massive ink retention. As you'd expect, it splashes hard and far but uses lots of ink with each stroke. Still, even as a scientist, I know a masterpiece when I see one.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[5]

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Octobrush

Click to view the strategy for Octobrush. View the strategy page.

Trivia

  • The brush resembles a tool used in the art of Ukiyo-e called the 版画ばけ (Hanga-bake).
  • The ink reservoir on the handle resembles a famous ink bottle design called 壷豊 (Tsubotoyo).
  • Despite it being released after the Inkbrush in Splatoon, The Octobrush was released when Splatoon 2 released while the Inkbrush was released on 23 July 2017.
  • In Splatoon 2, this weapon is tied with the Splash-o-matic, Herobrush Replica, and Custom Goo Tuber for the cheapest Inkjet in the game with 170p.
  • Unlike the other weapons that were replicated into hero weapons, the Octobrush is not the face of its weapon class.
  • This is one of the weapons available to use in the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere.

Etymology

Octobrush is a combination of octo (Latin for "eight"; likely referring the octopus-shaped ink reservoir) and brush.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホクサイ
Hokusai
Hokusai, a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist.
Netherlands Dutch Octokwast Octobrush
France French Épinceau brosse Thick Swordbrush. A Pinceau brosse is a large flat paintbrush.
Germany German Kalligraf (Kalligraf = A special blade-like brush used for calligraphy) -> Stub Nib Pen
Italy Italian Tinturicchio A portmanteau of the words Tinta (Ink) and Pinturicchio, an Italian painter
Russia Russian Арт-кисть
Art-kist'
Art-brush
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía Calligraphy Brush
Spain Spanish (NOE) Brocha Wide Brush
China Chinese (Simplified) 北斋
běizhāi (Mandarin)
Hokusai
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 北齋
běizhāi (Mandarin)
Hokusai
South Korea Korean 호쿠사이
hokusai
Same as Japanese name

References