The Splatana Wiper resembles a car windshield wiper with what appears to be a long yellow sponge as the "blade" and a hilt of a badminton racket.
The Splatana Wiper was revealed in the Splatoon 3 Direct on 10 August 2022. Pressing allows for quick horizontal slashes that fire ink, but holding the button will charge it for a more powerful vertical slash, which can instantly splat opponents at close range.
The Splatana’s projectiles are perfectly accurate, even when jumping, and the weapon has a very fast strafe-speed while performing uncharged slashes - though unaffected by Run Speed Up - which combined with its ability to ink long lines quickly, make it a very mobile weapon.
Moving forward while firing the charged shot will allow the player to lunge forward a short distance, which will also delay the slash until the end of the lunge. The player cannot lunge after jumping.
Charged slashes from the Splatana Wiper appear to only have one segment, unlike the Splatana Stamper’s larger charged slash. In practice, this means that the slash can be blocked entirely if it grazes a ledge or ceiling, for example beneath the rotating walls in Museum d’Alfonsino.
The Splatana Wiper is part of an entirely new category of weapons known as splatanas! These sword-like slashers can fling ink through the power of centrifugal force. To do a basic horizontal slash, just press . But you can also hold to unleash a vertical slash that will really send some ink flying! On top of that, if you perform a vertical slash while tilting a bit forward, you'll step forward with the attack, adding enough power to flatten most foes. Paired with the Torpedo sub, you can slash across the battlefield and level your enemies with a single stroke. It's almost too good! And I haven't even mentioned the Ultra Stamp special yet. If the other team hasn't surrendered, the Ultra Stamp is sure to make 'em think twice. If you want to be among the first trailblazers in the splatana-fighting genre, this set is for you!
|“||Let's look at the Splatana Wiper. This is a thin, user-friendly splatana that uses sponge technology to ensure a balanced ink-fling with every swipe. Use horizontal slashes like jabs to keep opponents at bay while infiltrating enemy territory with your superior mobility!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
- Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness
|Splatana Wiper Badges|
|4★ Splatana Wiper User|
|5★ Splatana Wiper User|
Model of the Splatana Wiper rotating (link to file)
For competitive tips about the Splatana Wiper
|View the strategy page.|
- This is one of the weapons that was available to use in the Splatoon 3 Splatfest World Premiere.
- As it first appears in Splatoon 3, the Splatana Wiper is one of seven main weapons (besides reskins) to have no canonical variants, the others being the Splatana Stamper, Tri-Stringer, REEF-LUX 450, Splattershot Nova, Big Swig Roller and Snipewriter 5H.
- The Splatana Wiper is one of only two weapons introduced at the game’s launch to not appear in any of the missions in Return of the Mammalians, with the other being the REEF-LUX 450.
Splatana is a portmanteau of "splat" and "katana" and Wiper references the weapon's resemblance to a car wiper.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Wisserbladzwieper||Wiper blade splatana|
|French (NOE)||Éclatana Doto||Pun on d'auto ("from a car")|
|Spanish||Azotintador brisa||From "Azotar" (to lash / spank), "Tinta" (ink) and lastly "Limpia Parabrisas" (wiper washer)|
yǔshuā guāshuǐdāo (Mandarin)
|Same as Japanese name|
|Portuguese||Splatana Wiper||Same as English|