Splatoon 3 Weapons: Your Guide to Inky Violence


Much like the Inklings themselves, Splatoon 3 weapons come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. From Brellas to Chargers, Splatoon 3 gives you tons of different ways to spread the ink.

The latest addition to the hit series of fantasy shooters on Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 3 is about to continue the fine tradition of inky mayhem we’ve come to expect. While the game doesn’t try to drastically alter the classic formula, it’s definitely providing Splatville with a fresh coat of ink. However, whether you’re fighting for control of a Splat area or trying your luck in an anarchic battle, you’ll need to know exactly what to expect from the various weapons available in the new game.

Along with offering every classic weapon type, Splatoon 3 introduces the Splatana and Stringer into the mix, providing exciting new ways to ink your enemies. Below, we’ve put together a handy guide to each primary weapon type available, along with how to use them and a full list of all the variants. Whether you’re a Splatoon 3 demo veteran or brand new to the series, read on to learn everything you need to know about Ink Assault.

Splatoon 3 Weapons

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Splatanas

Splatoon 3 weapons, Splatana Stamper

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A new addition to your arsenal in Splatoon 3, these weapons fire inking blasts like you’d expect from an Inking Katana. Hold down the trigger and you’ll charge up your swing, increasing slash distance as well as damage. While your regular attacks are horizontal, these charged attacks are vertical – definitely worth considering when on offense.

  • Splatana Wiper – your ordinary Splatana
  • Splatana Stamper – a slower, more powerful variant of the weapon

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Ropes

Splatoon 3 Weapons, Tri Stringer

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The second new weapon type available in Splatoon 3, the Stringer functions like a bow. Pull the trigger and you’ll fire ink arrows that fly towards your target. Alternatively, you can reload your shot, allowing you to fire detonating ink projectiles.

  • Tri-Stringer – your basic Stringer that fires a three-shot barrage
  • REEF-LUX 450 – a lighter Stringer that can store the load between shots

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Shooters

Splatoon 3 Weapons, 96 Gal

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The shooters fire small, accurate jets and are analogous to an assault rifle of more conventional shooters. Some fire semi-automatic blasts while others allow full-automatic fire. Here is a complete list of all shooters:

  • Sploosh-o-matic – a short-range option with a high rate of fire
  • Splattershot Jr. – low damage, but with high rate of fire and high ink efficiency
  • Splash-o-matic – a highly accurate close-range shooter
  • Aerospray – a low damage close range weapon with extremely wide fire spread
  • Splattershot – medium and mid-range damage, this shooter is the jack-of-all-trades
  • .52 Gal – this mid-range shooter is inaccurate but deals a lot of damage
  • N-ZAP – low damage, but boasts a fast rate of fire
  • Dual Squelcher – despite its low damage, this shooter has an impressive effective range
  • Splattershot Pro – a long-range weapon that offers decent damage, but suffers from high ink consumption.
  • .96 Gal – high damage and long range, but suffers from low accuracy and very high ink consumption rates
  • Jet Squalcher – a low damage option with extremely long range
  • L-3 Nozzlenose – a mid-range but accurate burst weapon
  • H-3 Nzzlenose – a long range gunner
  • Squeezer – a versatile weapon, able to switch between semi-automatic and fully automatic modes.

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Rolls

Splatoon 3 weapons, Dynamo Roller

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These heavy weapons leave a wide trail of ink on the ground and can be used to graze enemies that approach them. Anyone unlucky enough to get in the way of the scroll can find themselves instantly crushed, so why not aim it at your unfortunate foes? Here are your Rollers in Splatoon 3:

  • Carbon Roller – a lightweight Roller that sacrifices the ability to flatten opponents for increased speed and mobility
  • Splat Roller – a dull but reliable ordinary roller
  • Dynamo Roller – a heavy roller that can throw ink very far but slows your movement
  • Flingza Roller – a versatile roller that changes shape when you swing it. In horizontal mode it behaves like the Splat Roller while in vertical it becomes a heavier weapon like the Dynamo Roller

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Magazines

Splatoon 3 Weapons, Classic Squiffer

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Chargers allow you, as the name suggests, to charge a shot before launching a long-range attack. While uncharged shots are possible, they’re pretty dull and usually not worth doing. Here’s your list of loaders, Splatoon’s answer to snipers:

  • Classic Squiffer – a fast loader, capable of crushing opponents with a single hit at the expense of range.
  • Splat Charger – this charger has good range and a solid charge time. It can also store its charge between shots
  • Splatterscope – a loader with a scope for extra range and accuracy
  • E-liter – very long range, but suffers from long charging time and high ink consumption. It can also store its charge, however
  • E-liter Scope – an E-liter variant with a scope to aid aiming
  • Bamboozler 14 – has a very fast charge time, but low damage output making it unable to shoot enemies
  • Good Tuber – A charger that can hold its charge for a very long time

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Sloshers

Splatoon 3 weapons, Exploder

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These single-shot weapons act much like artillery. Sloshers can shoot in arcs, allowing them to hit their opponents in all sorts of interesting ways. Here is your list of all Sloshers in Splatoon 3:

  • Slosher – a standard weapon with mediocre stats
  • Tri-Slosher – this quirk shoots ink in three directions at once, at the expense of range and damage
  • Sloshing Machine – this weapon fires an artillery bust followed by an ink replica. Enemies hit by the aftershock will take light damage
  • Bloblobber – this long-range artillery fires four drops that bounce off the ground
  • Exploder – this precise Slosher fires slow, long-range bursts of ink that explode when hitting solid obstacles, but continue after hitting enemies

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Splatlings

Splatoon 3 Weapons, Splatter Gun

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These miniguns have a high rate of fire and release a barrage of ink pellets. However, you will need to keep them fully charged to get the most out of them. Here are your Splatling options:

  • Mini Splatling – a lightweight minigun with a short charge time but limited range.
  • Heavy Splatling – the basic Splatling, neither too slow nor too fast
  • Hydra Splatling – very long range and able to fire continuously, the Hydra is only held back by its high levels of ink consumption
  • Ballpoint Splatling – this one has two different firing settings: a short-range, high-intensity mode and a long-range, slower but more accurate mode
  • Nautilus – short range, but able to store its charge

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Duals

Splatoon 3 Weapons, Dapple Dualies

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These fast and versatile paired guns allow you to use a special dodge roll to avoid incoming fire. After casting, you will get a slight bonus depending on the Dualies you use. Here are all the Dualies in Splatoon 3:

  • Dapple Dualies – these Dualies have a high rate of fire and fast dodge roll but lack in the range department
  • Splat Dualies – the most basic Dualies without outstanding qualities
  • Googa Dualies – these long range guns suffer from a low rate of fire
  • Dualie Squelchers – these provide great reach and mobility
  • Tetra Dualies – these make you extremely mobile and not only allow you to shoot while rolling, but also allow up to four rolls in a row instead of the usual two

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Brellas

Splatoon 3 weapons, Splat Brella

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Brellas are analogous to shotguns, but offer an interesting twist in the form of a deployable shield. Here is each Brella:

  • Splat Brella – the basic and versatile Brella
  • Tenta Brella – a heavy Brella with a stronger shield
  • Undercover Brella – a lightweight Brella that can be fired while its shield is active

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Blasters

Splatoon 3 Weapons, Blaster

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Blasters fire large payloads that explode after a set time. This makes them very effective crowd control weapons. Here is your list of Splatoon 3 blasters:

  • Luna Blaster – high damage and short range
  • Blaster – a slow but powerful short range weapon
  • Range Blaster – a mid-range variant of the Blaster
  • Clash Blaster – a low damage blaster with an impressive rate of fire
  • Rapid Blaster – a long-range blaster that fires at impressive speeds
  • Rapid Blaster Pro – a slower, more deliberate variant of the regular Rapid Blaster

Splatoon 3 Weapons: Brushes

Splatoon 3 Weapons, Inkbrush

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Similar to rollers in some ways, brushes leave a narrow trail of ink but are much faster than their wider cousins. The brushes use a fast, rapid fire blast to deal damage, rather than relying on the deliberate smash effect used by the rollers. Here is your list of brushes:

  • Inkbrush – fast and ranged, allowing the user to move extremely quickly. Light in the damage department
  • Octobrush – a slower, heavier brush with better damage output

You’ve now seen all of the primary weapons available in Splatoon 3. It’s time to choose your weapon and make your mark.


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