Splatanas are sword-like weapons that send horizontal blades of ink flying with each slash of the weapon. They are also capable of charging to perform a higher-damage vertical slash.
Splatanas were first introduced in Splatoon 3.
As a charging-type weapon class, splatanas will make use of not only basic slashes with repeated taps of , but also the higher-powered charge slashes when holding .
All slashes produce both an ink projectile as well as a close-ranged melee hitbox. The charged slash possesses not only higher damage on its ink projectile, but also extreme damage capable of a one-hit splat on its melee hitbox. To increase the efficacy of this attack, splatanas are also capable of performing a quick forward lunge before attacking on the ground by releasing a charge while holding .
List of splatanas
Note: The series are arranged by the order of their respective Tableturf Battle cards.
|A heavier Splatana compared to the standard. It has a slower rate of fire, but its ink projectiles are wider, travel further, and deal more damage.||Splatana Stamper||✓|
|Neo Splatana Stamper||✓|
|The standard Splatana, with decent range but low damage. It moves quickly when slashing and charging, and has good ink efficiency.||Splatana Wiper||✓|
|Splatana Wiper Deco||✓|
The following splatana(s) are only available outside of battles as part of other modes:
|A modified rare weapon based on the Splatana Stamper, only available in Salmon Run Next Wave. It is a considerably slow and short-ranged weapon, having a long charge time and no projectiles. In return it possesses extremely high damage overall and an armor-piercing effect when charged, allowing it to defeat almost any regular Boss Salmonid in one hit, as well as an extremely long-ranged lunging attack.||✓|
- All styles: Points the weapon forward at a downward angle, gripping the handle with both hands in a stance with their left foot forward.
- Flip Out and Reppin' Inkopolis: Jumps and slams the weapon into the ground point-first, then lands and leans against it with their arms and legs folded.
|“||SRL back and fully recovered from our wild day of tweeting with new research on splatana-type weapons. These swordlike implements can fire a horizontal slash of ink quickly or charge up to fire a powerful vertical blast. You can use both moves to slice and dice the competition!||”|
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter
An Octoling throwing a Burst Bomb while holding a Splatana Stamper.
Promotional renders for Splatoon 3
Tableturf Battle cards for Splatoon 3
Splatana is a portmanteau of "splat" and "katana".
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Zwieper||From zwiepen ("to sway, to rock") or zwieper ("a fast uncontrollable motion")|
|French (NOE)||Éclatana||"Écla" From "Éclaboussure" translation of Splat word|
|German||Splatana||Same as English name|
|Spanish||Azotintador||From azote ("whip") + entintador ("inker")|
|Same as Japanese name|
|Portuguese||Splatana||Same as English|
|Horizontal Slash||Charged Slash|