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The REEF-LUX 450 is a main weapon in Splatoon 3.


The REEF-LUX 450 appears to be based on a knot assist, a tool used for fishing, and a reflex bow. The bottle at the tip also shares similarities to a yakult bottle.

Splatoon 3



Basic information
Category Main
Class S3 Icon Stringer.png Stringer
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb Flat.png Curling Bomb
Special S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles
Special points 210p
Special depletion
60 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
75 / 100
Ink speed
60 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 10
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The REEF-LUX 450 was first shown in a Salmon Run gameplay video[1] before being officially announced or seen in-game. Compared to the Tri-Stringer, it is faster, lightweight, has a shorter range, has non-explosive shots and can hold a full charge for a short while in swim form.

While the weapon image and data for the REEF-LUX 450 could not be found in the files for the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere, dataminers were able to locate Sheldon's description of the weapon, which also names the sub and special weapons in its kit. It was officially announced on 6 September 2022.[2]

Version history

Version Adjustments


Sheldon's Introduction

The REEF-LUX 450 is a lighter version of the Tri-Stringer that's a bit more user-friendly for folks who are new to stringer-type weapons. Like most lightweight weapons, it doesn't pack the biggest punch or range - no exploding charged shots here - but it does offer the ability to store a charge. This set comes with Curling Bombs to help you close the gap into enemy turf quickly, letting you take full advantage of the nimble nature of your main weapon. And when you want to make a big impact in a hurry, don't forget about your Tenta Missiles. You can make it rain missiles on opponents out of range of the REEF-LUX. This is a highly mobile loadout that lets you fight with flexibility and still take down powerhouse opponents. I hope you give it a try!

SRL here with findings on a new stringer: the REEF-LUX 450! We believe the "450" refers to the 45 damage this exceedingly mobile stringer deals with each shot. It can store a charge, but be warned - ink shots do NOT explode on impact. You'll need to hit opponents directly!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[3]


Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

Reaching certain Freshness levels with the REEF-LUX 450 will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

REEF-LUX 450 Badges
S3 Badge REEF-LUX 450 4.png 4★ REEF-LUX 450 User
S3 Badge REEF-LUX 450 5.png 5★ REEF-LUX 450 User




REEF-LUX is a play on "reflex bow", "reef", and possibly "acid reflux" and "deluxe".

"450" refers to the 45 damage the weapon deals per shot.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese LACT-450
From lactic or Lactobacillus. The weapon's front design resembles a bottle of Yakult, a popular Japanese lactic drink (fermented milk with Lactobacillus), notably popular for relieving the symptoms of acid reflux, an aspect reflected in its English name.
Netherlands Dutch RIF-LEX 450 From rif ("reef") and reflex, similar to the English name
Canada and France French Coralux 450 From corail ("coral")
Germany German LACT-450 LACT-450
Italy Italian ARCO-RAL 450 A pun between arco ("bow") and corallo ("coral")
Russia Russian КО-РАЛЛ 450
CO-RAL 450
Spain Spanish AR-CR0 450 From arco (bow) and Arcromatizador (Stringer)
China Chinese LACT-450 LACT-450
South Korea Korean LACT-450 LACT-450