Painbrush Nouveau

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The Painbrush Nouveau is a main weapon in Splatoon 3. It is the Nouveau-branded version of the Painbrush, with identical stats.


The Painbrush Nouveau looks similar to the Painbrush, however it has brown bristles and a gold tint similar to that of the Gold Dynamo Roller. It has a Nouveau sticker wrapped around the the handle just below the brush head.

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Painbrush Nouveau

Painbrush Nouveau

Basic information
Category Main
Class Brush
Sub Point Sensor
Special Tenta Missiles
Special points 190p
Special depletion
33 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
85 / 100
60 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 16
Added in Chill Season 2023 (6.0.0)
Base damage 30-60 (Splash)
30 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant Painbrush Painbrush

The Painbrush Nouveau was added as part of Chill Season 2023. It comes with the Point Sensor sub and Tenta Missiles special weapon.


  • The Painbrush Nouveau is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 13.1. 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 10.8%.
  • While sliding, the player's movement speed is set to 0.18 units per frame.
  • After rolling, there is a 0.33 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Hitting an opponent while sliding deals 30 damage.
  • While sliding, the Painbrush Nouveau leaves an ink trail that is 2.6 units wide.

Flinging ink

  • The ink consumption of 4.8% allows players to attack 20 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When attacking, it takes 23 frames to start swinging the brush.
  • The weapon can be swung every 15 frames (4 times per second).
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.024 units per frame.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.83 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 60.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 5.0 units and stops losing damage at 13.0 units. The minimum damage is 31.
  • 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.


Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Increased inking width when holding to ink while moving forward by approximately 18%.
  • Shortened the time before ink starts recovering after holding to ink while moving forward by approximately 1/6th of a second.


Sheldon's Introduction

You wouldn't paint a house and a miniature with the same paintbrush, would you? Well, the same applies to battle, and that's why I offer the Painbrush Nouveau! Granted, it technically IS the same as the base Painbrush, but with a new loadout, it offers a totally different battle experience. I'll explain, of course! The Point Sensor sub allows you to mark enemies, making it all the easier to glide up and splat them with your brush. Didn't get 'em all? Wipe the canvas clear with Tenta Missiles! I think you'll find the other team has nowhere to hide when you master the use of this powerful brush loadout.


Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

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

Painbrush Nouveau Badges
4★ Painbrush Nouveau User
5★ Painbrush Nouveau User


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フィンセント・ヒュー
Finsento Hyū
Netherlands Dutch Kwistkwast Nouveau From either kwist ("annihilation, torture") or kwisten ("to squander") and kwast ("brush"), and Nouveau
CanadaFrance French Épinceau écaïe nuancé
Germany German Fächerfärber Fresco
Italy Italian Tonnoretto master
Russia Russian Веерокисть «НуВо»
Veerokist' «NuVo»
Fan brush «Nouveau»
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pincel abanico maestro Master fan brush
Spain Spanish (NOE) Brocha abanico maestra Master fan brush
China Chinese (Simplified) 文森·新艺术
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 文森‧新藝術
South Korea Korean 빈센트 휴 Vincent Nouveau