Splash Wall

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The Splash Wall is a sub weapon in the Splatoon series. It is a temporary barrier that blocks enemies from shooting or passing through it while not affecting the thrower or their team.

Appearance

The Splash Wall's main body is a tall, thin pole with an ink tank in the middle. There is a small circular base at the bottom of the pole and a bar sticking out of each side at the top of the pole. In Splatoon, the Splash Wall's main body is red and dark green with a red base and lime green bars. The bars have dark green supports and red tubes. In Splatoon 2, the main body is black with a black base and dark blue bars with black supports. In both games, after the Splash Wall is deployed, ink begins to come out of the bars and the ink tank in the middle begins to drain. The ink in the ink tank and coming out of the bars changes color to match the user's ink.

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Splash Wall

Splash Wall

Category Sub
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Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
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Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
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Cost
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Added in Specifications
Weight
Base damage 50 per frame
Base duration 7 seconds
Ink consumption 60%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Splash Wall forms a temporary barrier of falling ink, preventing enemy fire from passing through. Opponents will instantly get splatted if they attempt to walk through the Splash Wall, but the player who spawned it and their teammates will take no damage. These players will also be able to shoot through the wall. The opposing team can shoot the Splash Wall down rather than waiting for it to disappear. If a player tries to throw a splash wall while another splash wall is deployed, the "can't use" message will happen. A similar weapon is also used by the Octarians in Octo Valley.

Use

  • The Splash Wall will cause Splat Bombs or Suction Bombs to explode immediately, which can be disastrous if the thrower is too close to the Splash Wall.
  • A tactic for the Splash Wall in Splatoon is to place it down right in front of the Tower in Tower Control. The Tower goes through the wall but the wall will force the enemies to get off the Tower, allowing the other team to claim it.
  • When the Splash Wall is shot by enemy ink, the time remaining until it despawns begins depleting faster. Remaining time can be viewed in an ink-filled tube in the middle of the weapon.
  • Splash Walls cannot do any damage to the Rainmaker shield. The barrier will instantly destroy the Splash Wall on contact.

Ink management

After deploying a Splash Wall, there is a 2.67-second delay before ink can be refilled again. This refill penalty and the 60% ink consumed by the wall make it necessary to use ink management abilities. To keep up the pressure on opponents by firing for longer periods, a combination of the Ink Saver (Main) and Ink Saver (Sub) abilities is needed. The charts below show that while Ink Saver (Main) has a greater impact, it is still optimal to use both abilities. The ink refill penalty makes Ink Recovery Up less useful, so Ink Saver abilities should be prioritized over Ink Recovery Up.

Version history

Version Adjustments
2.0.0
  • Correct the amount of damage done by bombs when they are thrown against the Splash Wall.
2.1.0
  • When standing behind a Splash Wall, players will no longer receive damage when hit by a bomb.
2.2.0
  • Lowered the resistance against opponent attacks by about 40%.
  • Increased the amount of time required to begin recharging the ink after throwing this weapon: 1.33 seconds → 2.67 seconds
2.7.0
  • Even if the Splash Wall is used on a slope, so that it hits the ground immediately, it will still take as long to activate as when it is used on flat ground.

Quotes

This defensive wall rains down ink, blocking enemy movement and incoming ink. However, you can still shoot through your team's Splash Walls, making them an absolute game changer during duels, particularly in tight chokepoints. The Splash Wall is powered by its own integrated ink tank, visible along the center vertical pole. The ink level drops the longer the Splash Wall has been deployed - it takes approximately seven seconds for a Splash Wall to fully consume its ink. As enemy ink strikes the wall, the ink within the tank is depleted at a faster rate.
Splatoon Prima Guide

Sets

Weapons with Splash Wall in Splatoon
Main #ID Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class Introduced
.52 Gal 50 Splash Wall Killer Wail Special gaugeMedium 5 Cash 3000 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​
.96 Gal Deco 71 Splash Wall Kraken Special gaugeHeavy 14 Cash 9700 Shooter 8 July 2015​​​
Bamboozler 14 Mk I 2050 Splash Wall Killer Wail Special gaugeLight 15 Cash 6200 Charger 29 August 2015​​
Bento Splat Charger 2012 Splash Wall Echolocator Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 4700 Charger 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)
Bento Splatterscope 2022 Splash Wall Echolocator Special gaugeMedium 20 Cash 11500 Charger 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​
Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose 312 Splash Wall Bubbler Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 12400 Shooter 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​
CoroCoro Splat Roller 1012 Splash Wall Inkzooka Special gaugeLight 20 Cash 5000 Roller 8 June 2016 (2.8.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Heavy Splatling 4010 Splash Wall Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 6 Cash 6800 Splatling 6 August 2015 (2.0.0)​​​​​​​​
Jet Squelcher 100 Splash Wall Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 8 Cash 4000 Shooter 28 May 2015 (1.0.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Range Blaster 220 Splash Wall Inkstrike Special gaugeLight 14 Cash 8000 Shooter 1 August 2015​​​​​​
Slosher Deco 3001 Splash Wall Kraken Special gaugeLight 10 Cash 8300 Slosher 25 November 2015​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Splatoon 2

Splash Wall
Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Added in Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 per half second
Base duration 7 seconds
Ink consumption 60%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Splash Wall returns in Splatoon 2. It functions mostly the same to how it did in the first game, with some changes. It no longer instantly splats enemy players that touch it, instead bumping them away while dealing slight damage. It can still splat but only if the damage dealt is enough to do so. Additionally, it can be thrown while a wall is already active, destroying the previously placed wall in the process.

Obstacle

In the Octo Canyon levels Octoling Strike, Octolings Ahoy!, and Octoling Workout, Splash Walls appear as a stationary obstacle. In these levels, the Splash Walls activate only when Agent 4 approaches them, and unlike the sub-weapon version, these Splash Walls do not dissipate over time and must be destroyed with ink.

In the Octo Expansion, Splash Walls appear as stationary obstacles at multiple stations. In Far-Out Station and Rad Ride Station, these Splash Walls behave like the ones in Octo Canyon, deploying when Agent 8 approaches them. In Toastmaster Station, Splash Walls are automatically deployed in the third phase of the Octo Oven XXL battle, protecting the boss's tentacle on all sides. In Hasta La Vista Station, a Splash Wall automatically deploys in front of the Octocommander in the third wave of enemies.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Damage: 50 → 30
  • Decrease rate at which damage is dealt from 1/60 of a second to 1/2 of a second.
1.3.0
  • Decreased time until deployment after throwing out the Splash Wall by 0.5 seconds.
1.4.0
  • Fixed an issue occasionally allowing opposing players standing behind a Splash Wall to be splatted when a bomb hit the edge of the wall.
3.0.0
  • Decreased time after using before ink recovery begins by roughly 1 second.
  • Now possible to create a wall when a wall the player created already exists in the stage. Creating a new wall will cause the older one to disappear.
  • Decreased least amount of time for wall to open after being placed by roughly 15/60 of a second.
    • This change decreases the time until the wall opens when creating a wall on either flat ground or facing a downward slope by roughly 15/60 of a second.
    • When creating a wall while facing an upward slope or other condition that causes the wall to be placed immediately, there will be no change in how quickly the wall opens.
4.1.0
  • Decreased the time between using the Splash Wall and when ink recovery begins by roughly 15/60 of a second.
4.8.0
  • After installation, time taken to deploy shield decreased by 5/60 of a second.

Quotes

This weapon creates a wall of ink in front of you, blocking enemies from attacking or approaching.

Enemy attacks will make it break down more quickly.

You can only place one at a time.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide

Sets

Weapons with Splash Wall in Splatoon 2
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced​​​
.96 Gal Deco 81 Splash Wall Splashdown 170p 26 Cash 16200 Shooter 3 February 2018​​​​​​​​​
Bloblobber 3030 Splash Wall Ink Storm 180p 11 Cash 10000 Slosher 1 August 2018​​​
Cherry H-3 Nozzlenose 312 Splash Wall Bubble Blower 180p 30 Cash 26600 Shooter 3 April 2019 (4.6.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Firefin Splat Charger 2011 Splash Wall Suction-Bomb Launcher 220p 16 Cash 10600 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
Firefin Splatterscope 2021 Splash Wall Suction-Bomb Launcher 220p 25 Cash 13900 Charger 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)
Flingza Roller 1030 Splash Wall Splat-Bomb Launcher 180p 24 Cash 15700 Roller 7 July 2017 (1.0.0)​​​​​
Glooga Dualies Deco 5021 Splash Wall Baller 180p 24 Cash 13700 Dualie 25 April 2018 (3.0.0)​​​​​​
Heavy Splatling Deco 4011 Splash Wall Bubble Blower 180p 12 Cash 9600 Splatling 16 September 2017​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Kensa .52 Gal 52 Splash Wall Booyah Bomb 190p 25 Cash 15600 Shooter 5 December 2018 (4.3.0)​​​
Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose 302 Splash Wall Ultra Stamp 180p 27 Cash 17700 Shooter 7 November 2018 (4.2.0)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Rapid Blaster Pro Deco 251 Splash Wall Ink Armor 180p 24 Cash 14000 Shooter 1 June 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Squeezer 400 Splash Wall Sting Ray 180p 16 Cash 9400 Shooter 22 December 2017​​
Tenta Sorella Brella 6011 Splash Wall Curling-Bomb Launcher 170p 28 Cash 18600 Brella 1 July 2018​​​​​​

Gallery

Splatoon 3

Splash Wall

Splash Wall

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling
Level
Cost
Requirement
Added in Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 per half second
Base duration 7 seconds
Ink consumption 60%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Splash Wall returns in Splatoon 3, looking identical and functioning near-identically as in Splatoon 2. Notably, the Splash Wall destroys opposing deployable specials (such as the Tacticooler) thrown into it and delays the slide of opposing Reefsliders, though it does not stop them completely.

Version history

Version Adjustments
1.2.0
  • Fixed an issue where a Splash Wall would immediately disappear if placed in a certain location.
8.0.0
  • Damage dealt to Splash Wall increased by about 10% for the following weapons:
  • Sploosh-o-matic
  • Neo Sploosh-o-matic
  • Splattershot Jr.
  • Custom Splattershot Jr.
  • Aerospray MG
  • Aerospray RG
  • Luna Blaster
  • Luna Blaster Neo
  • Order Blaster Replica
  • Clash Blaster
  • Clash Blaster Neo
  • Carbon Roller
  • Carbon Roller Deco
  • Splat Roller
  • Krak-On Splat Roller
  • Order Roller Replica
  • Inkbrush
  • Inkbrush Nouveau
  • Octobrush
  • Octobrush Nouveau
  • Orderbrush Replica
  • Dapple Dualies
  • Dapple Dualies Nouveau

Quotes

A device that erects a wall of ink in front of you that blocks enemy intrusion and attacks. Attacks from enemies will speed up the time it takes for the wall to come down. You can only place one at a time.
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Splash Wall in Splatoon 3
Main #ID Sub Special Special Points Level Price Class Introduced
.52 Gal 50 Splash Wall Killer Wail 5.1 200p 11 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​
.96 Gal Deco 81 Splash Wall Kraken Royale 210p 23 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​​​​​​​
Big Swig Roller 1040 Splash Wall Ink Vac 190p 16 Sheldon License 1 Roller Version 2.0.0 (Chill Season 2022)​​​​​​
Charcoal Decavitator 8021 Splash Wall Inkjet 200p 25 Sheldon License 1 Splatana Version 8.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2024)​​​​​​​​
Custom Explosher 3041 Splash Wall Triple Splashdown 200p 30 Sheldon License 1 Slosher Version 7.0.0 (Fresh Season 2024)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Glooga Dualies 5020 Splash Wall Booyah Bomb 180p 21 Sheldon License 1 Dualie Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​
H-3 Nozzlenose D 311 Splash Wall Big Bubbler 200p 27 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 4.0.0 (Sizzle Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
REEF-LUX 450 Deco 7021 Splash Wall Reefslider 200p 12 Sheldon License 1 Stringer Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​
Snipewriter 5B 2071 Splash Wall Ink Storm 210p 19 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 6.0.0 (Chill Season 2023)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Squeezer 400 Splash Wall Trizooka 220p 19 Sheldon License 1 Shooter Version 1.0.0 (Drizzle Season 2022)​​​​​​​​​
Z+F Splat Charger 2011 Splash Wall Triple Inkstrike 210p 9 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)
Z+F Splatterscope 2021 Splash Wall Triple Inkstrike 210p 15 Sheldon License 1 Charger Version 3.0.0 (Fresh Season 2023)​

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Strategy

For competitive tips about the Splash Wall

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Trivia

  • The Splash Wall has 800 HP upon setup.
  • The Splash Wall was originally called "Ink Shield", as seen in an image from before Splatoon's release.
  • The Splash Wall has the most damage per second of any weapon in the game, at 50 per tick.
  • Splash Walls are used in many out of bounds glitches. If an opponent places a Splash Wall next to a wall, then the player stands between the wall and the Splash Wall and activates a Baller, the player will clip into the wall.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スプラッシュシールド
supurasshu shīrudo
Splash Shield
Netherlands Dutch Inktgordijn (Splatoon 2 & 3)
Spettermuur (Splatoon[1])
Ink curtain
Splatter wall
CanadaFrance French Mur d'encre Ink wall
Germany German Tintenwall Ink wall
Italy Italian Muro di colore Color wall
Russia Russian Чернильный занавес (Splatoon 2 & 3)
Chernil'nyy zanaves
Жидкая стена (Splatoon[2])
Zhidkaya stena
Ink curtain

Liquid wall
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Barricada Barricade
Spain Spanish (NOE) Telón de Tinta Ink Curtain
China Chinese (Simplified) 斯普拉防护墙
sīpǔlā fánghù qiáng (Mandarin)
Spla Protective Wall
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 斯普拉防護牆
sīpǔlā fánghù qiáng (Mandarin)
Spla Protective Wall
South Korea Korean 스플래시 실드
seupeullaesi sildeu
Same as Japanese name
Portugal Portuguese Parede de tinta[3] Paint wall
 Internal Shield[4]

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