|“||An Octobrush with a new set of Sub and Special weapons that let you attack from afar, shoring up the weaknesses of this weapon type.||”|
— In-Game Description
Brushes are a fun weapon type to use, so I'd use this set to get used to them if you haven't already!
Brushes are a fun weapon type to use, so I'd use this set to get the hang of using brushes.
Perhaps, the most difficult to manage weapon in all the game, once mastered becomes a highly lethal assassination tool. Combined with the Run Speed Up ability, the Octobrush player becomes unmatched in traveling from one side to another of the scenario.
There are two main strategies for this weapon. The first one is as distraction for the opponent, as the Octobrush can quickly cover areas all over the map without a particular pattern, constantly confusing the opponent to know where exactly the team is moving.
The second strategy is as a face to face hunter. Due to its fast speed and strong inkstrike, Octobrush players chase, find and splat slower opponents. When narrowed by the enemy, the inkzooka is usually useful to repel the enemies back. Snipers and rollers are specially an easy prey for the advanced octobrush player.
Damage Up Damage Up increases the probability of a fast 2 flick splat, also increasing the effective range of the Octobrush, As such, the equivalent of 2 mains of Damage Up is essential for the weapon. Swim Speed Up With extra Swim Speed. Players can more easily dodge and splat there opponents before being noticed.
Special Charge Up Because of the Octobrush Nouveau somewhat poor covering ability, Special charge up is slow. So equipping Special Charge Up will let you use the Inkzooka more frequently for distant combat.
Bomb Range Up With improved bomb range, players can more effectively use Splat Bombs as range weapons due to the poor range of the Octobrush Nouveau
- ▲ Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%
- ▲ When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where you are standing.
- ▲ Base damage: 37 → 40
Octobrush Nouveau is a combination of Octo, latin for Eight, and Brush, as well as Nouveau, french for New. Octo likely refers to either Octopus, Octarians or Octolings. The word Nouveau may also refer to Art Nouveau. The suffix Nouveau is also used to differentiate it from the Octobrush. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Nouveau brand.
ホクサイ・ヒュー Hokusai Hyū is a reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist. ヒュー hyū refers to Hue. Like Nouveau in the english name, Hue is used to differentiate it from the Octobrush.
Names in other languages
|French||Épinceau brosse nuancé|
|German||Kalligraf Fresco||(Kalligraf = A special blade-like brush used for calligraphy) -> Fresh Stub Nib Pen|
|Italian||Tinturicchio master||Master Tinturicchio. A portmanteau of the words Tinta (Ink) and Pinturicchio.|
|Spanish (NOA)||Pincel caligrafía maestro|
|Spanish (NOE)||Brocha maestra||Master brush|