Octobrush Nouveau

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The Octobrush Nouveau is a main weapon in the Splatoon series. It is the Nouveau-branded version of the Octobrush.

Appearance

The Octobrush Nouveau is nearly identical to the Octobrush. In Splatoon and Splatoon 2, the only difference between the two is that the Octobrush Nouveau has a sticker bearing the Nouveau logo near the front of the handle.

In Splatoon 3, the wooden handle is a lighter color.

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Octobrush Nouveau

Octobrush Nouveau

Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Sub Splat Bomb
Special Inkzooka
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
Obtainable at
Level 16
Cost Cash 9,500
Requirement
Added in 1 January 2016
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 Octobrush

The Octobrush Nouveau was released on 1 January 2016 at 10:00 UTC.[1] The Octobrush Nouveau is a variation of the Octobrush, maintaining the same stats, but instead comes with Splat Bombs and the Inkzooka. This weapon has a critical damage mechanic, sometimes allowing for two-hit splats. The probability of scoring a two-hit splat can be increased using Damage Up.

Data

  • The Octobrush Nouveau 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 Nouveau 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 Nouveau leaves an ink trail that is 18 units wide.

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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

Sheldon's Introduction

The Octobrush Nouveau matches the Octobrush in stats but features an all-new Sub and Special setup! More specifically, it comes with the versatile Splat Bomb and Inkzooka for maximum ease of use. Brushes are a fun weapon type to use, so I'd use this set to get the hang of using brushes.(NA)[a]

Sheldon's Introduction

The Octobrush Nouveau matches the Octobrush in stats but features an all-new Sub and Special setup! More specifically, it comes with the versatile Splat Bomb and Inkzooka for maximum ease of use. Brushes are a fun weapon type to use, so I'd use this set to get used to them if you haven't already!(EU/OC)[b]

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
Notes
  1. North America
  2. Europe and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Octobrush Nouveau
Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Sub Squid Beakon
Special Tenta Missiles
Special points 170p
Special depletion
Range
23 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
85 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 15
Cost Cash 9,900
Requirement
Added in 2 January 2018
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 Octobrush
Kensa Octobrush Kensa Octobrush
Herobrush Replica Herobrush Replica

The Octobrush Nouveau was released on 2 January 2018 at 02:00 UTC.[3] It comes with Squid Beakons and the Tenta Missiles for a more support-focused playstyle.

Data

  • The Octobrush Nouveau is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 105. The game's matchmaking system 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 Nouveau 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 Nouveau 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 Nouveau 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.

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Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Base damage: 37.0 → 40.0
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers when flinging ink by roughly 40%.
4.2.0
  • Reduced the interval between swinging the brush and holding ZR 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.
5.5.0
  • Reduced ink consumption when moving while holding down the ZR Button by roughly 10%: 10.8% → 9.72% per second.

Quotes

Sheldon's Introduction

The Octobrush Nouveau matches the Octobrush in stats but encourages a more supportive play style! Place Squid Beakons carefully and strategically, allowing your team to coordinate offensively and rush the enemy together! You can support your buds on the front line using the Tenta Missiles, making this weapon set perfect for the true team player.

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 3

Octobrush Nouveau

Octobrush Nouveau

Basic information
Category Main
Class Brush
Sub Squid Beakon
Special Ink Storm
Special points 180p
Special depletion
Range
23 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
85 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 9
Cost
Requirement
Added in Drizzle Season 2023 (5.0.0)
Specifications
Weight
Base damage 20-40 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variants Octobrush Octobrush
Orderbrush Replica Orderbrush Replica

The Octobrush Nouveau returns in Splatoon 3 as part of the Drizzle Season 2023. Its design is slightly updated, with its base now being a different type of wood. Its kit consists of Squid Beakon and Ink Storm.

Data

  • The Octobrush Nouveau is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 10.5. The game's matchmaking system looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • Ink consumption per second while sliding is 9%.
  • Hitting an opponent while sliding deals 25 damage.
  • While sliding, the Octobrush Nouveau leaves an ink trail that is 1.8 units wide.

Flinging ink

  • The ink consumption of 3% allows players to attack 33 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When attacking, it takes 1 frame to start swinging the brush.
  • The weapon can be swung every 10 frames (6 times per second).
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.03 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 3.3 units and stops losing damage at 14.3 units. The minimum damage is 20.
  • If a glob of ink is in the air for more than 24 frames after being flung, it loses damage each frame until frame 45, at which point it will deal 50% of its original damage.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.

[6][7]

Quotes

Sheldon's Introduction

Nouveau means "new," and Octobrush means "Octobrush," so the Octobrush Nouveau is like a "new Octobrush"! That said, it offers the same level of performance you may already know from the Octobrush but with a loadout designed for teamwork. Use your Squid Beakons to rally teammates to critical spots on the map, whether attacking or retreating. Nothing zips you back to the fray as quickly! And when you're on the front line, the Ink Storm special is a great way to hold your position. I recommend this set for aggressive players who splat and get splatted up front!

SRL Ballistics here with another Drizzle Season drop - the Octobrush Nouveau! It offers a wider ink path and heavier splat than the Inkbrush at the expense of ink consumption and mobility. But paired with the Squid Beakon sub and Ink Storm special, we think it's a work of art!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[8]

Badges

Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

Reaching certain Freshness levels with the Octobrush Nouveau will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Octobrush Nouveau Badges
4★ Octobrush Nouveau User
5★ Octobrush Nouveau User

Gallery

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Octobrush Nouveau

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

Trivia

  • In the first two games, this weapon was released to coincide with the Japanese tradition of kakizome ("first writing"), which is when one writes their first calligraphy of the year. SplatoonJP's Tweet on the weapon's release in Splatoon acknowledges this, jokingly telling players to have their "first inking."

Etymology

Octobrush is a combination of octo (Latin for "eight"; likely referring the octopus-shaped ink reservoir) and brush. The suffix Nouveau is used to differentiate it from the Octobrush and might also referring the Art Nouveau. This trait is shared among the other alternate sets of the Nouveau brand.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホクサイ・ヒュー
Hokusai Hyū
Hokusai[a] Hue
Netherlands Dutch Octokwast Nouveau Octobrush Nouveau
CanadaFrance French Épinceau brosse nuancé
Germany German Kalligraf Fresco Fresh Stub Nib Pen[b]
Italy Italian Tinturicchio master Master Tinturicchio ("Octobrush")[c]
Russia Russian Арт-кисть «НуВо»
Art-kist' «NuVo»
Art-brush «Nouveau»
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía maestro Master calligraphy brush
Spain Spanish (NOE) Brocha maestra Master brush
China Chinese (Simplified) 北斋·新艺术
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 北齋‧新藝術
South Korea Korean 호쿠사이 휴

Translation notes

  1. A reference to Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese ukiyo-e artist.
  2. Kalligraf is a special blade-like brush used for calligraphy.
  3. A portmanteau of the words Tinta ("Ink") and Pinturicchio.

References