Rapid Blaster

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

The Rapid Blaster is a Shooter-class weapon that is similar to the Blaster, but fires much faster and has greater range. However, this comes at the cost of less Ink coverage, a smaller blast radius, and weaker shots. At minimum, it takes one direct hit and one indirect hit to splat an opponent with this weapon. Its close relative, the Rapid Blaster Pro, has slightly longer range and a slightly slower firing rate. The fire rate is faster than the Luna Blaster, and slower than the Clash Blaster.

Splatoon

Rapid Blaster

Rapid Blaster

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
Special S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler
Level 14
Cost Cash 10,000
Availability
Base damage 25–75.9 (Splash)
80 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 8%
Special points
Special depletion Specdep icon.png 40%
Range
45 / 100
Damage
Impact
35 / 100
Fire rate
40 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variant Rapid Blaster Deco Rapid Blaster Deco

The Rapid Blaster comes in a set with Ink Mines and Bubbler. Each shot consumes 8% of the ink tank capacity, and the ink tank recovers 1.67% of its capacity between each shot, allowing the player to fire 15 shots before needing to refill the tank.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.2.0
  • Fire rate when firing from a Squid state: 0.28 → 0.20
  • Recovery time after firing: 0.43 sec. → 0.33
2.7.0
  • Special gauge loss: 50% → as low as 40%
2.8.0
  • Movement speed while firing increased by about 12%

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Rapid Blaster is Blaster modified to increase its rate of fire and ink efficiency. It's not as powerful as the Blaster, but its fast shots and powerful S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mines are great for pressuring foes.

With a S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler as well, it's probably the easiest blaster to use, so I'd recommend giving it a try!(NA)[a]

Mitigates the weaknesses of the regular Blaster by giving up a little shot power for a better rate of fire.
— In-Game Description(NA/EU/OC)[b]
Notes
  1. North America
  2. North America, Europe, and Oceania

Gallery

Demonstration

Splatoon 2

Rapid Blaster

Rapid Blaster

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine
Special S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat-Bomb Launcher
Level 13
Cost Cash 9,800
Availability
Base damage 35 (Splash)
85 (Direct hit)
Base duration
Ink consumption 7%
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
62 / 100
Damage
Impact
35 / 100
Fire rate
40 / 100
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Other variants Rapid Blaster Deco Rapid Blaster Deco
Kensa Rapid Blaster Kensa Rapid Blaster

The Rapid Blaster returns in Splatoon 2 with an identical appearance but slightly tweaked performance. It comes with the Ink Mine and Splat-Bomb Launcher. Each shot consumes 7% of the ink tank capacity, allowing the player to fire 14 shots before needing to refill the tank.

Data

  • The Rapid Blaster is a middleweight weapon.
  • The ink consumption of 7% allows players to fire 14 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When initially firing the weapon in humanoid form, the first shot takes 6 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid or octopus form, the first shot takes 12 frames to come out.
  • When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 35 frames between shots (1.71 shots per second).


Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Ink consumption per shot: 8.0% → 7.0%
  • Direct hit damage: 80 → 85
  • Min. splash damage: 25 → Splash damage is now locked at 35
  • Max. splash damage: 75.9 → Splash damage is now locked at 35
  • Movement speed while firing: 0.616 → 0.55
  • Time taken to begin recovering ink after shooting: 0.42 seconds → 0.83 second
  • Angle of shot deviation while jumping: 0 degrees → 8 degrees
1.3.0
3.2.0
  • Decreased radius of damage dealt by exploding shots by roughly 6%.
4.0.0
  • Points to fill special gauge: 210 → 200
4.5.0
  • The Main Power Up gear ability will now also increase the radius of explosions while equipped when using these main weapons.
    • The above effect will be maxed out when 2.9 times the normal amount of gear ability is equipped.
    • Each additional gear ability is worth .3 of the effect of the base gear ability.
4.9.0

Quotes

Sheldont.png
Sheldon's Introduction

The Rapid Blaster features an improved rate of fire and reduced ink consumption. It comes with the trade-off of less attack power, but you can reveal your opponents' positions to teammates with the S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine! Finish off the tracked opponents with the S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Splat-Bomb Launcher! Recommended for players that like to work closely with their team!

Gallery

Demonstration

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ラピッドブラスター
rapiddo burasutā
Rapid Blaster
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Flitsblaster Flash Blaster
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Turboblasteur Turbo Blaster
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Turboblaster Turbo Blaster
FlagGermany.svg German Turbo-Blaster Turbo Blaster
FlagItaly.svg Italian Blaster rapido Rapid Blaster
FlagRussia.svg Russian Бластермат
Blastermat
Blastermat
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Turbolanzamotas Turbo Speck Thrower
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Devastador exprés Express Devastator