Range Blaster

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The Range Blaster is a main weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

The Range Blaster, as its name implies, is a variation of a regular Blaster with shots that travel farther before exploding. As a tradeoff, this blaster has a lower rate of fire and higher ink consumption.

Splatoon

Range Blaster

Range Blaster

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall
Special S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike
Level 14
Cost Cash 8,000
Availability
Base damage 50–80 (Splash)
125 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 10%
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
35 / 100
Damage
Impact
60 / 100
Fire rate
10 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variants Custom Range Blaster Custom Range Blaster
Grim Range Blaster Grim Range Blaster

The Range Blaster was released on 1 August 2015 02:00 UTC.[1] It comes with the Splash Wall and Inkstrike. Each shot consumes 10% of the ink tank capacity, and the ink tank recovers 1.67% of its capacity between each shot, allowing the player to fire 11 shots before needing to refill the tank.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Blast wave maximum damage: 125.0 → 80.0 (99.9 with Damage Up)
2.7.0
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

As the name suggests, the Range Blaster is a S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster with shots that travel farther before exploding. Its fire rate is reduced, but the combination of explosive power and range can be positively deadly! Complemented by the S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall and S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike, it's perfect for distance fighters!(NA)[a]

A modified S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster with a shot that travels farther before exploding. The ability to attack opponents who are farther away comes at the cost of short-range power.
— In-Game Description(NA)[a]
A modified S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster with a shot that travels further before exploding. The ability to attack opponents who are further away comes at the cost of short-range power.
— In-Game Description(EU/OC)[b]
As the name suggests, the Range Blaster is a S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster with shots that travel farther before exploding. It has a lower rate of fire, but who cares when you’re taking people out from clear across the battle field!? The Range Blaster comes complete with the S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall and S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike.
Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 North America
  2. Europe and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Range Blaster

Range Blaster

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm
Level 14
Cost Cash 9,300
Availability
Base damage 50–70 (Splash)
125 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 11%
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
56 / 100
Damage
Impact
70 / 100
Fire rate
10 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variants Custom Range Blaster Custom Range Blaster
Grim Range Blaster Grim Range Blaster

The Range Blaster returns in Splatoon 2 looking identical to how it did in the first game. It was released on 21 October 2017 at 02:00 UTC[2]. It comes with the Suction Bomb and Ink Storm. Each shot consumes 11% of the ink tank capacity, allowing the player to fire nine shots before needing to refill the tank.

Data

  • The Range Blaster is a middleweight weapon.
  • The ink consumption of 11% allows players to fire 9 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 7 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes ? frames to come out.
  • When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 60 frames between shots (1 shots per second).

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Max damage dealt by splash damage reduced: 80 → 70
  • Ink consumption per shot: 10.0% → 11.0%
  • Time taken to begin recovering ink after shooting: 0.83 seconds → 1.17 seconds
  • Angle of shot deviation while jumping: 0 degrees → 8 degrees
2.0.0
2.1.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 190 → 200
5.0.0
  • Salmon Run worker's Range Blaster:
    • Reduced ink consumption by roughly 8%.

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Range Blaster delays the oxidization of ink, which extends the range before it explodes! Its special construction reduces the fire rate slightly, but its long range and S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bombs let you put the squeeze on your opponents! The S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm helps cover the surrounding area, too, so I'd recommend this for players that are on the hunt for ink!

Gallery

Demonstration

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ロングブラスター
rongu burasutā
Long Blaster
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Teleblaster From the Greek prefix tele- (from a distance) and blaster
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Éclablasteur LP
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Éclablaster XL
FlagGermany.svg German Fern-Blaster Far-Distance-Blaster
FlagItaly.svg Italian Blaster a distanza Blaster from a distance
FlagRussia.svg Russian Дальнобластер
Dal'noblaster
From дально dal'no (distant) and бластер blaster
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Telelanzamotas From the Greek prefix tele-(from a distance) and lanzar(launch) and motas(specks)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Teledevastador From the Greek prefix tele- (from a distance) and devastador (devastator)

References

  1. Splatoon Squid Research Lab on Tumblr. SplatoonUS (2015-07-31). Retrieved on 2015 July 31.
  2. Twitter SplatoonJP on Twitter