Snipewriter 5H

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The Snipewriter 5H is an upcoming main weapon in Splatoon 3, created by the weapon brand Nouveau.

It was revealed in the Chill Season 2022 trailer on 14 November 2022. It was released on 1 December, 2022.


The Snipewriter 5H is designed to look like an eraser pencil held in a drawing compass. A window cut into its side facing the user shows its internals are shaped like the points of a stacking-point pencil.

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Snipewriter 5H

Snipewriter 5H

Basic information
Category Main
Class S3 Icon Charger.png Charger
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler
Special S3 Weapon Special Tacticooler.png Tacticooler
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Base damage 40–60 (Partial charge)
60 (Full charge)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Snipewriter 5H has a Sprinkler and the Tacticooler for its set. When is held, up to five charges of hardened ink are stored, which can be released in rapid succession by releasing the button. Each shot's power is low, making it more suited for suppression and support roles. Its range is comparable to that of the E-liter 4k, and it charges at about the same speed as the Splat Charger. It also does not have a charge hold. It was added along with Chill Season 2022 on 1 December 2022.


Sheldon's Introduction

If you use chargers but wish they were a little more... prolific... enter the Snipewriter 5H! It's a charger-style weapon that can fire shots in quick succession. Hold down to charge, and then release to fire. Then you can press to fire again and again - up to five shots on a single charge! Now, there's always a catch, and here's the catch on this weapon - each shot is a bit less powerful than some other chargers, and you can't store a charge. But when you have the Sprinkler to help with coverage and a Tacticooler to power up your friends, those may be catches you can live with.

SRL Ballistics again! We're done with Real Estate drama and here to talk about the Snipewriter 5H, a new charger that holds up to five shots. Its projectiles look like pencil lead but splat like ink - and the high-capacity mag can help YOU write the ending you want for your battle!
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[1]


Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

Reaching certain Freshness levels with the Snipewriter 5H will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Snipewriter 5H Badges
S3 Badge Snipewriter 5H 4.png 4★ Snipewriter 5H User
S3 Badge Snipewriter 5H 5.png 5★ Snipewriter 5H User



The weapon's name is a portmanteau composed of the words "snipe" (as in "sniper") and "writer" (one who may use a pencil). It is also a play on the word "typewriter". "5H" refers to pencil grading, signifying a very hard graphite, and also is likely short for "5 hits", the number of shots the weapon can store.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese R-PEN/5H
aru-pen go-ecchi
Stacking Point Pencil 5 Bullets/Rocket Pencil 5 Shots[note 1]
Netherlands Dutch Schotlood 5H From schot ("shot"), potlood ("pencil") and 5H
France French (NOE) Crayon X - 5H Pencil X - 5H
Germany German R-BLR/5H
Russia Russian Патрондаш 5Т
Patrondash 5T
Bandoliencil 5H
From патронташ patrontash (bandolier), карандаш karandash (pencil) and 5Т (5H, where T means твёрдый tvyordyy (hard))
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Cargaminas 5H Mechanical pencil 5H
China Chinese R-PEN/5H Rocket Pencil 5H
South Korea Korean R-PEN Rocket Pencil

Translation notes

  1. From ロケット鉛筆 roketto enpitsu ("stacking point pencil") + 5H. ロケット鉛筆 literally means "rocket pencil". "5H" is an abbreviation for 5発 go hatsu ("5 bullets"). 5H is also a hardness rating for pencil graphite.