Tri-Stringer

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The Tri-Stringer is a main weapon in Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3

Tri-Stringer

Tri-Stringer

Basic information
Category Main
Class Stringer
Sub S3 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist
Special S3 Weapon Special Killer Wail 5.1.png Killer Wail 5.1
Special points 200p
Special depletion
Range
88 / 100
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
40 / 100
Ink speed
Mobility
40 / 100
Durability
Handling
Obtain at
Level 4
Cost
Requirement
Weight
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 17 February 2021.[1] Its name was revealed on 22 April 2022.[2]

Description

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 can shoot horizontally, but only when standing, similar to the roller. The Tri-Stringer is also able to charge up its shot before firing, 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. [3] Depending if the weapon has been charged, the Tri-Stringer will shoot one to three projectiles that resemble dynamite if charged, 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. It seems as if all three “arrows” hit an opponent, it splats instantly. The middle projectile of a fully-charged Tri-Stringer shot will stick to any surface it hits for just under a second, appearing as a small lump of ink that gradually glows brighter, and will then explode dealing AOE damage and inking in a short range. Charging for a short time will cause the projectiles to be fired in widespread, while a longer charge will cause them to be fired more closely together.

Quotes

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Sheldon's Introduction

I am so excited to share this new weapon tech with you. Behold the Tri-Stringer - a stringer-type weapon that fires in three directions at once! Press while standing or running, and the ink will fire horizontally. Press while jumping for a shot that's concentrated vertically. The flexibility is unparalleled! And that's not even the best part. You can hold down to charge a shot! The ink will fly farther AND explode if it hits a wall or the floor. I could go on all day about stringers, but I should mention that the Toxic Mist sub is great for keeping enemies at bay, or at least slowing them down. And for enemies that you can't even reach with a charged shot, you've got the Killer Wail 5.1 with supersonic range at your disposal. I hope you'll give one of the new stringers a try!

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[2]

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Trivia

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 calamaro ("squid") + arco ("bow")
Tri-Squid Bow
Russia Russian Тритиватор
Tritivator
From три tri ("three" or "tri"), тетива tetiva ("string") and ending -атор -ator
Tristringator
Spain Spanish Arcromatizador triple
China Chinese (Simplified) 三发猎鱼弓
sānfā lièyúgōng (Mandarin)
Three-Shot Fishing Bow
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 三發獵魚弓
sānfā lièyúgōng (Mandarin)
Three-Shot Fishing Bow
South Korea Korean 트라이 스트링거
Teurai Seuteuringgeo
Tri Stringer

References