Special Saver

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Special Saver is an ability in the Splatoon series.

Each time a player gets splatted, their special gauge is reduced by a certain amount; Special Saver reduces that amount.

Tactics

Special Saver tends to be helpful when players get splatted just before earning a special, or after earning it but before having a chance to use it.

Splatoon

In the initial version of Splatoon, on respawn the special gauge would always be reduced by 50%, and Special Saver allowed users to reduce this amount by up to 50% of the total special gauge size so that players could lose as little as 0%. As of version version 2.7.0, special gauge reduction upon respawn depends on the weapon. Three special gauge depletion classes were added in the 2.7.0 update: 40% depletion, 60% depletion, and 75% depletion. Special Saver was essentially unchanged, as it still allowed users to reduce this amount by up to 50% of the total special gauge size. So, weapons in the 40% class could reduce as low as 0%, weapons in the 60% class could reduce as low as 10%, and weapons in the 75% class could reduce as low as 25%. Because the 40% depletion class has such a low base loss, only one primary ability and eight secondary abilities (or 34 ability points) of Special Saver are necessary to reduce the points lost to 0%.

Tactics

Special Saver can be useful with weapons that have a hard time covering turf such as blasters and some long-range shooters, and for special weapons that require a lot of ink to charge such as the Inkzooka, Kraken, and Echolocator.

Stacking

Points Lost (relative to Special Gauge filled amount) for each Depletion class:

Abilities Light Medium Heavy
None 40.0000% 60.0000% 75.0000%
Main: 0, Sub: 1 S Ability Special Saver.png 35.1715% 55.1715% 70.1715%
Main: 0, Sub: 2 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 30.5860% 50.5860% 65.5860%
Main: 0, Sub: 3 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 26.2435% 46.2435% 61.2435%
Main: 1, Sub: 0 S Ability Special Saver.png 24.8500% 44.8500% 59.8500%
Main: 0, Sub: 4 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 22.1440% 42.1440% 57.1440%
Main: 1, Sub: 1 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 20.8315% 40.8315% 55.8315%
Main: 0, Sub: 5 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 18.2875% 38.2875% 53.2875%
Main: 1, Sub: 2 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 17.0560% 37.0560% 52.0560%
Main: 0, Sub: 6 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 14.6740% 34.6740% 49.6740%
Main: 1, Sub: 3 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 13.5235% 33.5235% 48.5235%
Main: 2, Sub: 0 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 12.4000% 32.4000% 47.4000%
Main: 0, Sub: 7 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 11.3035% 31.3035% 46.3035%
Main: 1, Sub: 4 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 10.2340% 30.2340% 45.2340%
Main: 2, Sub: 1 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 9.1915% 29.1915% 44.1915%
Main: 0, Sub: 8 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 8.1760% 28.1760% 43.1760%
Main: 1, Sub: 5 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 7.1875% 27.1875% 42.1875%
Main: 2, Sub: 2 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 6.2260% 26.2260% 41.2260%
Main: 0, Sub: 9 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 5.2915% 25.2915% 40.2915%
Main: 1, Sub: 6 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 4.3840% 24.3840% 39.3840%
Main: 2, Sub: 3 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 3.5035% 23.5035% 38.5035%
Main: 3, Sub: 0 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 2.6500% 22.6500% 37.6500%
Main: 1, Sub: 7 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 1.8235% 21.8235% 36.8235%
Main: 2, Sub: 4 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 1.0240% 21.0240% 36.0240%
Main: 3, Sub: 1 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.2515% 20.2515% 35.2515%
Main: 1, Sub: 8 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 19.5060% 34.5060%
Main: 2, Sub: 5 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 18.7875% 33.7875%
Main: 3, Sub: 2 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 18.0960% 33.0960%
Main: 1, Sub: 9 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 17.4315% 32.4315%
Main: 2, Sub: 6 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 16.7940% 31.7940%
Main: 3, Sub: 3 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 16.1835% 31.1835%
Main: 2, Sub: 7 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 15.0435% 30.0435%
Main: 3, Sub: 4 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 14.5140% 29.5140%
Main: 2, Sub: 8 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 13.5360% 28.5360%
Main: 3, Sub: 5 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 13.0875% 28.0875%
Main: 2, Sub: 9 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 12.2715% 27.2715%
Main: 3, Sub: 6 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 11.9040% 26.9040%
Main: 3, Sub: 7 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 10.9635% 25.9635%
Main: 3, Sub: 8 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 10.2660% 25.2660%
Main: 3, Sub: 9 S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png S Ability Special Saver.png 0.0000% 10.0000% 25.0000%

Gear

Special Saver is the main ability of:

Headgear with Special Saver in Splatoon

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 does not have the special gauge depletion classes that were present in the original Splatoon post-2.7.0, so Special Saver is once again used to bring a 50% reduction to as low as 0%. It still works by reducing the loss by up to 50% of the total size of the special gauge. Players who get splatted after using but not completing a Splashdown have their 25% special gauge loss reduced to as low as 0% by Special Saver, and because the base loss of 25% is so low, only five secondary abilities (or 15 ability points) of Special Saver are necessary to reduce the points lost to 0%.

The effectiveness of Special Saver can be temporarily decreased by Respawn Punisher used by any player.

Stacking

Points lost (relative to special gauge filled amount) for when getting splatted after using but not completing a Splashdown, and every other case:

Abilities Points lost Points lost for
incomplete Splashdown
None 50.000% 25.000%
Main: 0, Sub: 1 S2 Ability Special Saver.png 41.070…% 16.070…%
Main: 0, Sub: 2 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 35.394…% 10.394…%
Main: 0, Sub: 3 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 30.683…% 5.683…%
Main: 1, Sub: 0 S2 Ability Special Saver.png 29.259…% 4.259…%
Main: 0, Sub: 4 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 26.589…% 1.589…%
Main: 1, Sub: 1 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 25.333…% 0.333…%
Main: 0, Sub: 5 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 22.960…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 2 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 21.838…% 0.000%
Main: 0, Sub: 6 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 19.712…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 3 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 18.704…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 0 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 17.730…% 0.000%
Main: 0, Sub: 7 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 16.790…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 4 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 15.883…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 1 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 15.006…% 0.000%
Main: 0, Sub: 8 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 14.160…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 5 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 13.343…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 2 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 12.554…% 0.000%
Main: 0, Sub: 9 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 11.793…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 6 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 11.059…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 3 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 10.352…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 0 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 9.671…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 7 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 9.015…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 4 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 8.384…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 1 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 7.778…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 8 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 7.196…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 5 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 6.638…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 2 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 6.103…% 0.000%
Main: 1, Sub: 9 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 5.591…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 6 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 5.101…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 3 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 4.635…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 7 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 3.768…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 4 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 3.367…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 8 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 2.630…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 5 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 2.294…% 0.000%
Main: 2, Sub: 9 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 1.684…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 6 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 1.410…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 7 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 0.711…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 8 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 0.196…% 0.000%
Main: 3, Sub: 9 S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png S2 Ability Special Saver.png 0.000% 0.000%

Gear

Special Saver is the main ability of:

Version history

Version Adjustments
3.0.0
  • Increased effectiveness when using lesser quantities of Special Saver.
    • Effect when stacked with maximum amount is the same.

Trivia

  • In Splatoon 2, Special Saver is the only ability that is unfavored by two brands.
  • Special Saver is the only ability that appears in both games where a piece of gear that had it in Splatoon has a different ability in Splatoon 2.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スペシャル減少量ダウン
Supesyaru Gensyōryō Daun
Special Decrement Down
Netherlands Dutch Speciaalspaarder Special saver
France French Baisse spéciale - Special Decrease
Germany German Spezialabzug - Special deduction -
Italy Italian Riduzione speciale - Special reduction -
Russia Russian Особый резерв
Osobyy rezerv
Special reserve
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Ahorro especial (Splatoon 3)
Ahorro en especial (Splatoon & Splatoon 2)
Save in (the) Special
Spain Spanish (NOE) Reducción especial Special reduction
China Chinese (Simplified) 降低特殊武器减少量
jiàngdī tèshū wǔqì jiǎnshǎo liàng (Mandarin)
Reduced Special Weapon Reductions
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 降低特殊武器減少量
jiàngdī tèshū wǔqì jiǎnshǎo liàng (Mandarin)
Reduced Special Weapon Reductions
South Korea Korean 스페셜 감소량 다운
seupesyeol gamsolyang daun
Special Decrement Down