Splatoon 3: List of All Main Weapons

Check out all the main weapons in Splatoon 3 and determine which one’s the right fit for your playstyle.

Splatoon 3 is the latest installment in Nintendo’s third-person shooter series – Splatoon. The franchise sets itself apart from other third-person shooters with its colorful imagery, as each weapon shoots paint as projectiles.

The weapons featured in the Splatoon franchise also resemble everyday household objects. With that said, each weapon has its own unique perks, offering a diversified shooting experience. For example, some weapons can cover a large area with paint but are only good for close-range shooting.

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Splatoon’s iconic range of weapons, such as Shooters, Blasters, Chargers, Rollers, Brushes, Sloshers, Splatlings, Dualies, and Brellas make a comeback in Splatoon 3. However, the game also has new additions like Splatanas and Stringers. This guide will list all the main weapons you can get in Splatoon 3 under each weapon category and how to unlock them.

All Main Weapons in Splatoon 3

There are a total of 55 main weapons under 11 categories in Splatoon 3. We have listed the main weapons under each category below, along with their stats and how to unlock them.

Shooters

Shooters fall within the all-rounder category of weapons as they allow swift movement and have solid ink output. Unlike other weapons, they have no downtime. This means no time will be lost in ink recovery, charge times, or animation locks. They’re good for landing multi-kills but require turf to move around. They may not be your first choice if you want to try out more specialized weapons. There are currently 14 main Shooters in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Hero Shot Replica36 (Max)2.5 (Max)
2.2 (Effective)
Complete Hero Mode.
Splattershot Jr.28 (Max)2.2 (Max)
2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 1.
Splattershot36 (Max)2.5 (Max)
2.2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 2.
Aerospray MG24 (Max)2.1 (Max)
2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 5.
N-ZAP ’8528 (Max)2.5 (Max)
2.2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 6.
Splattershot Pro42 (Max)3.5 (Max)
3 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 9.
Sploosh-o-Matic38 (Max)1.5 (Max)
1.2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 9.
.52 Gal52 (Max)2.7 (Max)
2.5 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 11.
L-3 Nozzlenose29 (Max)3.1 (Max)
2.7 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 13.
Jet Squelcher32 (Max)4.5 (Max)
4.1 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 15.
Splash-o-Matic 28 (Max)2.4 (Max)
2.0 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 16.
.96 Gal62 (Max)3.5 (Max)
3.1 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 17.
Squeezer 38 (Max)4.1 (Max)
3.4 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 19.
H-3 Nozzlenose41 (Max)3.3 (Max)
3.0 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 24.
All Main Shooters in Splatoon 3

Blasters

Blasters have powerful ink output that can land one-shot kills but come with the downside of a slow firing rate. These weapons are great for a defensive playstyle, as they require you to gain leverage on top of obstacles to go for multi-kills and cover more turf. However, this means that they are not for players who prefer an offensive playstyle, and you’ll have a terrible time if you try to fight on the front lines. There are currently 6 main Blasters in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Blaster125 (Direct Hit)
50-70 (Blast)
2.5 (Max)
2.0 (Direct Hit)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 3.
Rapid Blaster85 (Direct Hit)
35 (Blast)
3.5 (Max)
3.1 (Direct Hit)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 7.
Range Blaster125 (Direct Hit)
50-70 (Blast)
3.5 (Max)
2.7 (Direct Hit)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 11.
Luna Blaster125 (Direct Hit)
50-70 (Blast)
2.1 (Max)
1.5 (Direct Hit)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 13.
Clash Blaster60 (Direct Hit)
30 (Blast)
2.5 (Max)
1.9 (Direct Hit)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 22.
Rapid Blaster Pro85 (Direct Hit)
35 (Blast)
4.1 (Max)
3.5 (Direct Hit)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 26.
All Main Blasters in Splatoon 3

Chargers

These are the sniper category weapons in Splatoon 3. So, while they are great for making precise shots, they have poor turf coverage. Chargers are suitable for players who like maintaining their distance from enemies and killing them from afar. However, they have insufficient downtime as reloading takes a cumbersome amount of time. There are currently 7 main Chargers in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Splat Charger160 (Max)
40 (No Charge)
Approximately 5.2 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 2.
Classic Squiffer140 (Max)
40 (No Charge)
Approximately 3.7 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 8.
Splatterscope160 (Max)
40 (No Charge)
Approximately 5.5 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 10.
E-liter 4K180 (Max)
40 (No Charge)
Approximately 6.2 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 18.
Bamboozler 14 MK 185 (Max)
30 (No Charge)
Approximately 4.0 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 23.
Goo Tuber180 (Max)
40 (No Charge)
Approximately 4.2 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 25.
E-liter 4K Scope180 (Max)
40 (No Charge)
Approximately 6.5 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 27.
All Main Chargers in Splatoon 3

Rollers

These fall within the melee-type weapon category in Splatoon 3 and are great for wide ink coverage. They can also be used as a ranged weapon as you can hit enemies with a trail of ink as you splash the weapon in their direction. So, you just can’t go wrong with Rollers. Not to mention, they come with awesome weapon kits, such as curling bombs. There are currently 4 main Rollers in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Splat Roller180 (Max)
40 (Min)
Vertical swing: 2.8 (Max) / 1.5 (Effective)
Horizontal swing: 2.2 (Max) / 1.5 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 2.
Carbon Roller120 (Max)
25 (Min)
Vertical swing: 2.5 (Max) / 1.0 (Effective)
Horizontal swing: 1.4 (Max) / 0.8 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 6.
Dynamo Roller180 (Max)
40 (Min)
Vertical swing: 4.2 (Max) / 2.2 (Effective)
Horizontal swing: 3.5 (Max) / 2.9 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 12.
Flingza Roller180 (Max)
40 (Min)
Vertical swing: 4.0 (Max) / 1.0 (Effective)
Horizontal swing: 2.0 (Max) / 0.7 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 20.
All Main Rollers in Splatoon 3

Brushes

Brushes trade-off paint spread for incredible ink rolling speed. In many ways, they are counterparts of Rollers. They should be your weapon of choice if you prefer close combat over covering turf. Sadly, they are not suitable for long-range combat. There are only two variants of Brushes in Splatoon 3 at the moment.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Octobrush40 (Max)
28-38 (Ink)
1.9 (Max)
1.5 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 4.
Inkbrush30 (Max)
24-26 (Ink)
1.5 (Max)
1.2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 7.
All Main Brushes in Splatoon 3

Sloshers

These are the perfect weapons for wide turf coverage and splatting enemies. Sloshers are best for maximum paint spread and can be a powerful weapon if used correctly. With maximum power and paint output, these are easily the best all-rounder weapon in the game and suited for offensive playstyle lovers. However, using Sloshers does come with the drawback of refilling your ink more often. There are currently 5 main Sloshers in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Slosher70 (Max)2.7 (Effective)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 3.
Tri-Slosher62 (Max)2.2 (Effective)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 10.
Sloshing Machine76 (Max)3.3 (Max)
2.9 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 14.
Bloblobber 30 (Max)5.0 (Effective)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 19.
Explosher90 (Max)
35 (Blast)
55 (Penetration)
4.5 (Max)
4.1 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 29.
All Main Sloshers in Splatoon 3

Splatlings

Splatlings in Splatoon 3 operate like Gatling guns with excellent firing rate and paint output. Moreover, you get excellent aim and can target enemies from a wide enough range. Using a Splatling can be incredibly satisfying if you enjoy a chaotic, fast-paced shooting style. Enemies will have difficulty getting close to you if you go at them with a Splatling. There are currently 5 main Splatlings in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Heavy Splatling30 (Max)4.3 (Max)
3.8 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 4.
Mini Splatling32 (Max)3.1 (Max)
2.7 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 12.
Hydra Splatling40 (Max)5.2 (Max)
4.0 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 20.
Nautilus 4732 (Max)3.5 (Max)
3.1 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 28.
Ballpoint Splatling 28 (1st Stage)
30 (2nd Stage)
4.8 (Max)
4.0 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 30.
All Main Splatlings in Splatoon 3

Dualies

Dualies go one step above and beyond for fast-paced shooters, as this weapon class allows you to dodge roll. With extreme mobility, aiming might be difficult, but you can quickly dodge-roll to reposition yourself and try again. There are currently 5 main Dualies in Splatoon 3.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Splat Dualies28 (Max)2.8 (Max)
2.4 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 3.
Dualie Squelchers28 (Max)3.3 (Max)
3.0 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 8.
Dapple Dualies 36 (Max)1.9 (Max)
1.5 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 14.
Dark Tetra Dualies30 (Max)2.3 (Max)
3.1 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 17.
Glooga Dualies36 (Max)
52.5 (After Sliding)
3.1 (Max)
2.5 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 21.
All Main Dualies in Splatoon 3

Brellas

These umbrella-shaped weapons can act as shields and fire paint at enemies at the same time. Having been introduced in Splatoon 2, Brellas give you the confidence to fight on the frontline as they can shield you from enemy fire. However, they have a large downtime, as reloading can take a while. They aren’t the hardest hitters in terms of damage, but that issue can easily be dealt with by firing for longer.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Splat Brella81 (Direct Hit)
30 (Umbrella Hit)
2.5 (Max)
2.2 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 5.
Tenta Brella119 (Direct Hit)
85 (Effective Hit)
30 (Umbrella Hit)
3.2 (Max)
2.1 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 16.
Undercover Brella40 (Direct Hit)
12.0 ~ 36.0 (Umbrella Hit)
2.5 (Max)
2.3 (Effective)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 18.
All Main Brellas in Splatoon 3

Splatanas

These are one of two new weapon classes introduced in the Splatoon franchise. Splatanas are short-range weapons that can make horizontal and vertical slashes. These are great alternatives to Brushes as they have more maneuverability. With that said, Splatanas may not be the ideal choice if you like a defensive playstyle and want to maintain distance from your enemies. There are only two variants of Splatanas in Splatoon 3 at the moment.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Splatana Wiper30 (Horizontal Slash)
15 (Horizontal Slash
Direct Damage)
60 (Charge Slash)
2.9 (Horizontal Slash)
3.5 (Charge Slash)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 5.
Splatana Stamper35 (Horizontal Slash)
20 (Horizontal Slash
Direct Damage)
70 (Charge Slash)
3.6 (Horizontal Slash)
4.5 (Charge Splash)
Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 15.
All Main Splatanas in Splatoon 3

Stringers

These are one of two new weapon classes introduced in the Splatoon franchise. These are the crossbow-type weapon class in Splatoon 3 that can deal good damage and provide wide turf coverage, firing three shots at a time. Moreover, you can also use Stringers to make vertical shots.

Furthermore, you can charge hold to increase the damage output of your shots. These are medium to long-range weapons, making them an excellent choice for players preferring a defensive playstyle. There are only two variants of Stringers in Splatoon 3 at the moment.

NameDamageRangeHow to Unlock
Tri-Stringer105 (Max Damage)
84 (Max Blast)
30 per shot (No Charge)
Approximately 5.1 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 4.
REEF LUX 450135 (Max Damage)
30 per shot (No Charge)
Approximately 3.5 (Max)Purchase from Ammo Knights after reaching Level 10.
All Main Stringers in Splatoon 3

Interested in more Splatoon 3 guides? Check out How to Dodge Roll, Squid Roll, Super Jump, and All Story Mode Missions & Levels.

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