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The Tri-Stringer is an upcoming main weapon in Splatoon 3.

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Basic information
Category Main
Class Stringer
Sub 24px Toxic Mist
Special 24px Killer Wail 5.1
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Handling Acquirement
Base damage
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Tri-Stringer was initially shown in the announcement trailer for Splatoon 3 on 18 February 2021.[1] Its name was revealed on 22 April 2022.[2]


The Tri-Stringer resembles a bow and arrow or a miniature ballista, but made out of parts of a fishing rod, including a reel and string. When the Tri-Stringer is fired, it launches three vertical projectiles of ink while jumping. The Tri-Stringer seems to be able to shoot horizontally, but only when standing, similar to the roller. The Tri-Stringer also seems to be able to charge up its shot before firing and can store it while submerged in ink, similar to chargers, and allows the wielder to quickly strafe back and forth in humanoid form while holding a charge, much like a splatling. It is also seen with a charge animation similar to a charger's. To fire the weapon, the user pulls back on the string, which changes color depending on the user's ink, and then lets go of it after a short period of time. [3] Depending on how long the weapon has been charged, the Tri-Stringer will shoot one to three projectiles that resemble dynamite, which will explode after a few seconds. The ink tanks on the weapon and the bowstring seem to light up for a short period after being fired.


Behold! We've captured footage of a stringer type weapon. This is the Tri-Stringer, which can fire in three directions simultaneously and unleash charged shots that briefly freeze before exploding. Our lab is hoping to obtain one of these for further play research.
— @SplatoonNA[4]



  • The Tri-Stringer was originally shown in prerelease footage to have Splat Bombs and the Trizooka as its kit before it was changed to a flask-shaped sub weapon and the Killer Wail 5.1.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トライストリンガー
Torai Sutoringā
Tri Stringer
Netherlands Dutch Triospanner Tri-Drawer
France French Trisperceur Tri-Penetrator
Germany German Tri-Stringer Tri-Stringer
Italy Italian Tri-calamarco From calamar ("squid") + arco ("bow")
Tri-Squid Bow
Spain Spanish (NOE) Arcromatizador triple
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 三發獵魚弓
Three-Shot Fishing Bow
South Korea Korean 트라이 스트링거
Teurai Seuteuringgeo
Tri Stringer