Permanent Inkbrush

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The Permanent Inkbrush is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. It is a recolored Inkbrush, with red stick instead of blue, with a different sub weapon and special weapon loadout.

Splatoon

Permanent Inkbrush

Permanent Inkbrush

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken
Level 20
Cost Cash 8,200
Availability
Base damage 28 (Splash)
20 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2% (Splash)
0.135% per frame (Roll)
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
10 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
100 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
100 / 100
Other variants Inkbrush Inkbrush
Inkbrush Nouveau Inkbrush Nouveau

The Permanent Inkbrush is one of eight weapons included in Sheldon's Picks Vol. 1 and was released at 02:00 UTC on 13 April 2016.[1] It comes with Splat Bombs and Kraken.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.8.0
  • When repeatedly using swinging attacks, ink will also be painted where the player is standing.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

"The Permanent Inkbrush is an S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush with a modded setup, allowing for a new playstyle! Open up a hole in the opponents' defences with S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs and zip in to pressure them! If that's not destructive enough for you, unleash the S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken and go on a rampage!
This is a set for aggressive battlers with a simply uncontrollable urge to wreak maximum havoc! (NA)[a]

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

"The Permanent Inkbrush is an S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush with an adjusted setup, allowing for a new playstyle! Open up a hole in the opponents' defences with S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs and zip in to pressure them! If that's not destructive enough for you, unleash the S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken and go on a rampage!
This is a set for aggressive battlers with a simply uncontrollable urge to cause devastation! (EU/OC)[b]

An S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush set remixed by Sheldon. Adds high-powered sub and special weapons while retaining the great mobility of earlier models.
— In-Game Description(NA)[a]
An S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush improved by Sheldon. Adds high-powered Sub and Special weapons while retaining the great mobility of earlier models. The most powerful Inkbrush yet.
— In-Game Description(EU/OC)[b]
The Permanent Inkbrush is a set remixed by Sheldon to include the high-powered sub of S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bombs while retaining the great mobility of earlier models. Recommended for aggressive Inklings with an uncontrollable urge to wreak maximum havoc. Watch out for the S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken special!
Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 North America
  2. 2.0 2.1 Europe and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Permanent Inkbrush

Permanent Inkbrush

Category Main
Class Roller
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler
Special S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor
Level 12
Cost Cash 8,400
Availability
Base damage 30 (Splash)
20 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 2% (Splash)
0.135% per frame (Roll)
Special points 180p
Special depletion
Range
5 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
100 / 100
Mobility
Durability
Handling
100 / 100
Other variants Inkbrush Inkbrush
Inkbrush Nouveau Inkbrush Nouveau

The Permanent Inkbrush was released on 3 April 2019 at 01:00 UTC as part of the 4.6.0 version release.[3]. It comes with Sprinkler and Ink Armor.

Data

  • The Permanent Inkbrush is a lightweight weapon.
  • Ink consumption per second while rolling is 8.1%.
  • The Permanent Inkbrush can be swung every 6 frames (10 swings per second).
  • When rolling, the player's movement speed is set to 1.92 units per frame. Main Power Up increases rolling speed up to 2.016 units per frame.
  • The Permanent Inkbrush 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 20 damage.
  • When rolling, the Permanent Inkbrush leaves an ink trail that is 12 units wide. Main Power Up increases ink trail width up to 17.76.

Flinging ink

  • The ink consumption of 2% allows players to attack 50 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%. 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 30.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 40 units and stops losing damage at 100 units. The minimum damage is 15.
  • In situations where ink falls down, the ink will lose damage as it falls. The minimum damage for falling ink is 7.5.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.[4]

Version history

Version Adjustments
4.6.0
  • Initial release

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Permanent Inkbrush will get you the same functionality as its non-permanent namesake, but the new loadout lets you play your way! Toss out a S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler sub and let it do the inking for you, then when it's time to attack, activate your S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor and swim into the fray! For those looking to leave their mark by inking, inking, and more inking, give this wash-resistant set a try!

Gallery

Demonstration

Etymology

Permanent Inkbrush is a combination of Ink and Brush, as well as Permanent. Permanent refers to permanent markers and permanent ink.

パーマネント・パブロ Pāmanento Paburo is a reference to Pablo Picasso, a famous Spanish Cubist artist. パーマネント Pāmanento also refers to permanent markers, like the English name.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese パーマネント・パブロ
Pāmanento Paburo
Permanent Pablo[note 1]
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inktkwast Permanent Inkbrush Permanent
FlagFrance.svg French Épinceau permanent
FlagGermany.svg German Quasto Permanent Permanent Puffo[note 2]
FlagItaly.svg Italian Calamaravaggio indelebile Permanent Inkbrush [note 3]
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Pincel permanente Permanent Brush
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Pincel perpetuo Perpetual Brush

Translation notes

  1. Pablo is Inkbrush's Japanese name
  2. Quaste = powder puff
  3. "Calamaravaggio" is Inkbrush's Italian name and is a portmanteau of the words "calamaro" (squid) and Caravaggio, an Italian painter.

References