Wellstring V

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The Wellstring V is a main weapon in Splatoon 3, made by Custom. It is a Stringer which fires five exploding projectiles, and its reticles converge on the first charge and diverge again on the second charge.


The Wellstring V is based on an antique cast-iron well pump, and its arms are based on the corresponding pump-lever. It has a light-blue grip, and a Custom logo embossed on its underside.

Splatoon 3

Wellstring V

Wellstring V

Basic information
Category Main
Class Stringer
Sub Autobomb
Special Ultra Stamp
Special points 200p
Special depletion
83 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
33 / 100
Ink speed
30 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 19
Added in Sizzle Season 2024 (8.0.0)
Base damage 24-35(x5) (Direct)
30 (Projectile Explosion)
50-120(x5) ( SRNW Direct)
40(x5) ( SRNW Projectile Explosion)
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant Custom Wellstring V Custom Wellstring V

The Wellspring V was revealed in the Sizzle Season 2024 trailer on 16 May 2024 and was released on 1 June 2024. Its kit consists of Autobomb and Ultra Stamp.


  • The Wellstring V is a heavyweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 23. The game's matchmaking system looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • The Wellstring V fires 5 arrows per shot.
  • Ink consumption scales with charge level. It starts at 7% of the ink tank at no charge, 8% of the ink tank at one charge circle, and 9% of the ink tank at full charge.
  • The Wellstring V cannot store its charge.
  • If charged to the first circle or higher, the shots become explosive.
    • The shots explode after 45 frames (0.75 seconds), dealing 30 damage to players with a 2.0 unit radius.
  • The weapon cannot fire until it has charged for 12 frames. The first circle is reached after charging for 40 frames (0.67 seconds), and full charge is reached after 80 frames (1.33 seconds).
  • After firing, there is a delay before another shot can be charged. This delay is 12 frames at no charge, 15 frames at one charge circle, and 15 frames at full charge.
  • The delay between firing a shot (charged or uncharged) and submerging in ink is 10 frames.
    • When charging while out of ink, the amount of time it takes to charge is multiplied by 3. When charging in the air, the time it takes to charge is also multiplied by 3.
  • The movement speed while charging is set to 0.04 units per frame.
  • Initial shot velocity scales with charge level. It starts at 1.45 units per frame at no charge, 2.294 units per frame at one charge circle, and 3.5 at full charge.
    • Shots travel straight for 4 frames, regardless of charge level.
    • The effective range is 8.86 units at no charge, 14.02 units at one charge circle, and 21.39 units at full charge.
      • This number represents the range in which the crosshair changes shape when placed over an enemy. However, since stringer weapons do not have damage falloff, these numbers are otherwise arbitrary.
  • Damage scales with charge level. It starts at 24 damage at no charge, 24 damage at one charge circle, and 35 at full charge.
  • Arrow angle changes with charge level. It starts at 12.0 degrees at no charge, -4 at one charge circle, and -12.0 degrees at full charge.
  • The arrows fire 0.2 units apart from each other.



Sheldon's Introduction

The Wellstring V is named for its wide shot spread—it can send ink in five directions at once! There's no better stringer to apply pressure than this baby. Charged to a certain point, all five shots will go to the same target. A direct hit like that will give your enemy something to cry about! But if you keep charging past that, the ink explosives spread over an even wider area! Covering the entire front line at once is a snap! And the Autobomb sub weapon leaves foes with nowhere to hide. Once they break cover, they're a prime target for your arrows! All of this is meant to happen from the back lines, of course. But if things get really dire, you have the Ultra Stamp to go on the attack! It's a special weapon that wants someone capable of throwing a wrench into enemy plans by mastering the different charge levels. Are YOU that someone?

Wellstring V, with a V as in five, is a new Stringer arriving in Sizzle Season. Its heavy-weight body allows for 5 arrows to be fired at once. Like the Tri-Stringer, the arrows can be charged to cause explosions after they hit. Release those arrows wide & corner your opponents!
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Main article: Badge#Weapon freshness

Reaching certain Freshness levels with the Wellstring V will reward the player with special badges that they can use on their Splashtag.

Wellstring V Badges
4★ Wellstring V User
5★ Wellstring V User



  • The Wellstring V and The Mint Decavitator are the only 2 weapons in the Splatoon series where both the new weapon and their second kit got released in the same update.


"Wellstring" is a pun on the word "wellspring", a water source - referencing the weapon being made from a water pump, and "string", referencing this weapon being a stringer-type weapon. "V" is the Roman numeral 5, referencing the number of projectiles launched by this weapon, and is pronounced as the English "five".[3]

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フルイドV
Furuido faibu
Fluid[a] V[b][4]
Netherlands Dutch Pentapomper Penta Pumper
CanadaFrance French Multisperceur V Multi-Stringer V
Germany German Penta-Pumper From penta, a prefix for the number 5, and pumper
Italy Italian Fontanarco V Fountarc V[c]
Russia Russian Квинтиватор «Колодезь»
Kvintivator «Kolodez'»
Quint stringator «Well»
SpainMexico Spanish Arcrotensor V Portmanteau of the prefix acro- ("extreme"), arco ("bow") and tensor ("tensioner")
China Chinese (Simplified) 邦普 V
Bāng pǔ V
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 邦普 V
Bāng pǔ V
A transliteration of "pump"
South Korea Korean 플루이드 V
Peullu-ideu V
Transliterated from Japanese
 Internal Stringer_Explosion_00[5]

Translation notes

  1. A play on 古井戸 furu-ido ("old well") and the English "fluid".
  2. The "V" is pronounced as the English "five".
  3. From fontana ("fountain") and arco ("bow", "arc")