The Steel Eel consists of a giant steel fish head and inkjets shooting down ink, with a Salmonid piloting the machine at the tail. Steel Eels are very long, making it easy to get cornered. The inkjets on its body can instantly kill inklings with direct hits, and block Inkling attacks. The only way to destroy this machine is to splat the Salmonid piloting it at the rear.
Salmonid Field Guide
The following text is quoted from the Salmonid Field Guide.
- Basic Information
- A weapon made of connected ink-spraying devices for the suppression of large areas.
- Locks on to and relentlessly pursues a single target.
- Attack Behavior
- Its extensive length is used to block routes while it rains down ink.
- Can be neutralized by shooting the driver in the very rear of the Steel Eel.
- Supporting Information
- The driver of the Steel Eel wears a mask to protect itself from the spray generated by the machine.
- The great length of the Steel Eel is attributable to the large number of interconnected ink-sprayers used to create it.
- A Steel Eel only targets one player.
- The player being targeted should coordinate their movement with the work crew's location, keeping crewmates safe and exposing the Steel Eel's weak point to them.
- If the targeted player travels behind the Steel Eel, the Steel Eel will do a U-turn and potentially trap the player or a crewmate.
- The Steel Eel's pilot looks directly at the player it's targeting. Beware if it's looking at you.
The icon for the Steel Eel used in SplatNet 2.
The Mem cake of a Steel Eel.
A Steel Eel surrounded by Chum.
- The mask worn by the Salmonid driver of a Steel Eel is a typical mask worn in Japan when a person is ill.
- The pilot of the Steel Eel has a reflective marking on its fin that resembles a stylized Golden Egg.
- The ink sprayers on the machine are gas containers.
- Its design could be a reference to the real-life Eurypharynx pelecanoides, also known as Pelican or Gulper Eel.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Staal||Steel, but aal also means eel|
|French||Carnacier||From carnage and acier (steel)|
|German||Staal||From Stahl (steel) and Aal (eel)|
|Italian||Anguilmone||From anguilla (eel) and Salmone (Salmon)|
|From гром grom (roar) and хариус kharius (grayling)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Anguiladera||From anguila (eel)|
|Spanish (NOE)||Raspoide||From raspa, meaning "fishbone" or "spine"|
Characters in Splatoon 2