Splatoon Weapons, Specials, Abilities and Gear Guide

By   /   May 30, 2015
Splatoon

Splatoon has an wide arsenal of weapon which are unlocked by leveling up your character.

Each time you’ve leveled up your character, make sure to pay Sheldon at Ammo Knight a visit and see what he’s got in store. Weapons in Splatoon are extremely diversified due varying rate-of-fire, damage output, and range.

In addition to weapon, you can also equip your character with Gear which serves as Armour in the game and allows your character to equip with Main Abilities and Sub Abilities. You can utilize these abilities during a match to acquire a tactical advantage in combat.

Splatoon Weapons, Specials, Abilities and Gear

Each weapon in the game come with a Sub-Weapon and a Special which are powerful abilities and sets one weapon apart from the other. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about Weapons, Sub-Weapons, Weapon Specials, Abilities and Gear:

Weapons

Each time you level up in Splatoon, you unlock one or more weapons.

Pay Sheldon at Ammo Knight a visit each time you level up to see what you’ve unlocked. The game has a large arsenal of weapon, each with different attributes such as range, rate of fire, and damage.

Before buying a weapon, you can always check it to see if it suits your playstyle or not. Lastly, some weapons require certain Sunken Scrolls in order to unlock:

Splattershot Jr.
Unlocked at: Level 1
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon, Bubbler special and requires no special scroll.

Splattershot
Unlocked at: Level 2
This weapon has Burst Bomb sub-weapon, Bomb Rush special and costs 500.

Custom Splattershot Jr.
Unlocked at: Level 2
This weapon has Disruptor sub-weapon, Echolocator special and costs 800. Moreover, it also requires Octostomp Sunken Scroll.

Splat Roller
Unlocked at: Level 3
This weapon has Suction Bomb sub-weapon, Killer Wail special and costs 1000.

Splat Charger
Unlocked at: Level 3
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon, Bomb Rush special and costs 1000.

Tentatek Splattershot
Unlocked at: Level 4
This weapon has Suction Bomb sub-weapon, Inkzooka special and costs 2000.

Kelp Splat Charger
Unlocked at: Level 4
This weapon has Sprinkler sub-weapon, Killer Wail special and costs 2500. Moreover, it also requires Octonozzle Sunken Scroll.

.52 Gal
Unlocked at: Level 5
This weapon has Splash Wall sub-weapon, Killer Wail special and costs 3000.

Classic Squiffer
Unlocked at: Level 6
This weapon has Point Sensor sub-weapon, Bubbler special and costs 5000.

Krak-On Splat Roller
Unlocked at: Level 7
This weapon has Squid Beakon sub-weapon, Kraken special and costs 3000.

Aerospray MG
Unlocked at: Level 7
This weapon has Seeker sub-weapon, Inkzooka special and costs 4500. Moreover, it also requires Octowhirl Sunken Scroll.

Jet Squelcher
Unlocked at: Level 8
This weapon has Splash Wall sub-weapon, Inkstrike special and costs 4000.

Blaster
Unlocked at: Level 9
This weapon has Disruptor sub-weapon, Killer Wail special and costs 3500.

Splattershot Pro
Unlocked at: Level 10
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon, Inkstrike special and costs 8000.

.52 Gal Deco
Unlocked at: Level 11
This weapon has Seeker sub-weapon, Inkstrike special and costs 4500.

New Squiffer
Unlocked at: Level 11
This weapon has Ink Mine sub-weapon, Inkzooka special and costs 4500. Moreover, it also requires Octomaw Sunken Scroll.

.96 Gal
Unlocked at: Level 12
This weapon has Sprinkler sub-weapon, Echolocator special and costs 7600.

Splatterscope
Unlocked at: Level 13
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon, Bomb Rush special and costs 3500.

Aerospray RG
Unlocked at: Level 13
This weapon has Ink Mine sub-weapon, Inkstrike special and costs 16800. Moreover, it also requires Octowhirl Sunken Scroll.

Rapid Blaster
Unlocked at: Level 14
This weapon has Ink Mine sub-weapon, Bubbler special and costs 10000.

Custom Jet Squelcher
Unlocked at: Level 15
This weapon has Burst Bomb sub-weapon, Kraken special and costs 7900.

Dynamo Roller
Unlocked at: Level 15
This weapon has Sprinkler sub-weapon, Echolocator special and costs 7900. Moreover, it also requires Octobot King Sunken Scroll.

Dual Squelcher
Unlocked at: Level 16
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon, Echolocator special and costs 9800.

Custom Blaster
Unlocked at: Level 17
This weapon has Point Sensor sub-weapon, Bubbler special and costs 6800.

Kelp Splatterscope
Unlocked at: Level 17
This weapon has Sprinkler sub-weapon, Killer Wail special and costs 7800.

E-Liter 3K
Unlocked at: Level 18
This weapon has Burst Bomb sub-weapon, Echolocator special and costs 12500.

Rapid Blaster Deco
Unlocked at: Level 19
This weapon has Suction Bomb sub-weapon, Bomb Rush special and costs 14800.

Forge Splattershot Pro
Unlocked at: Level 20
This weapon has Point Sensor sub-weapon, Inkzooka special and costs 19800.

Gold Dynamo Roller
Unlocked at: Level 20
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon, Inkstrike special and costs 25000. Moreover, it also requires Octobot King Sunken Scroll.

Amiibo Weapons

Amiibo Weapons are unlocked if you own the Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, or Squid Amiibo. You’re required to complete Amiibo Challenges to unlock these weapons:

Hero Shot Replica
This weapon has Burst Bomb sub-weapon and Bomb Rush special. It’s unlocked at Level 3 and costs 1,200 with a Base Damage of 36.

Hero Roller Replica
This weapon has Suction Bomb sub-weapon and Killer Wail special. It’s unlocked at Level 3 and costs 1,200. It packs 25-125 Splash Damage and 140 Roll Damage.

Hero Charger Replica
This weapon has Splat Bomb sub-weapon and Bomb Rush special. It’s a Charger weapon which unlocks at Level 3 and costs 1,200. It packs 40 No-Charge Damage and 160 Damage at Full-Charged.

Sub-Weapons

Splat Bomb
Available on: Splattershot Jr., Splat Charger, Splattershot Pro, Splatterscope, Dual Squelcher, Gold Dynamo Roller

Once thrown, these pyramid-shaped explosives bounce around an area for a few seconds before exploding.

Furthermore, the explosives only detonate on ground and not in the mid-air. You need to time your shots in such a way that your opponents don’t get a chance to evade them.

Burst Bomb
Available on: Splattershot, Custom Jet Squelcher, E-Liter 3K

These bombs explode upon impact, but pack very minute damage output. However, these things consume very less ink and allow you to fire 3-4 shots in quick succession without draining your ink tank.

Disruptor
Available on: Custom Splattershot Jr., Blaster

Hit opponents with Disruptor and you’ll reduce their speed by a large margin as well as marking them for easy targets. The best way to use Disruptor is to toss them in crowded areas such as choke point where you’re likely to hit maximum number of opponents.

Suction Bomb
Available on: Splat Roller, Tentatek Splattershot, Rapid Blaster Deco

Suction Bombs have the ability to stick to any surface, spreading ink all over the area. The ink radius is almost identical to Splat Bomb, but their ability to stick to any surface gives you a huge tactical advantage by placing them in areas where opponents don’t suspect.

Sprinkler
Available on: Kelp Splat Charger, .96 Gal, Dynamo Roller, Kelp Splatterscope

Since this sub-weapon has narrow streams, it doesn’t do a high damage, but allows you to crowd control. It’s always recommended not to place it on lower grounds, but to place them on high buildings where enemies are less likely to destroy them. Lastly, do note that you can only place on Sprinkler at any given time.

Point Sensor
Available on: Classic Squiffer, Custom Blaster, Forge Splattershot Pro

This sub-weapon creates a spherical radius which tags anyone with the area-of-radius for 12 seconds. During these 12 seconds, your teammates and you will be able to see the tagged enemy, even if the tagged enemy is swimming or is behind a wall.

Squid Beakon
Available on: Krak-On Splat Roller

These things can be placed across the map to give your team a jump point on the stage. As a general rule of thumb, you should keep on deploying more and more Squid Beakons to give your team a huge tactical advantage. By doing so, your teammates will be able to quickly reach contested areas like Splat Zones.

Seeker
Available on: Aerospray MG, .52 Gal Deco

Seekers run around the map spreading a trail of ink behind their backs which allow your teammates and you to quickly get around a stage. Normally, Seekers move in a straight line unless they collide with an object after which they explode, but you can also lock them onto your opponents.

Splash Wall
Available on: .52 Gal, Jet Squelcher

With this wall, you’ll be able to block opponents’ ink and enemy movement in your area. The best thing about Splash Walls is that your teammates can shoot through it to gain themselves a tactical advantage in duels and around contested areas.

Ink Mine
Available on: New Squiffer, Aerospray RG, Rapid Blaster
These things can be placed on the ground where they will eventually explode after 10 seconds or upon enemy movement. Therefore, the idea is to place them at contested areas where you’re guaranteed to have high enemy movement.

Specials

Specials are not available right from the start of a match, but are earned by inking different areas. Once you see that your Special Gauge in the top-right corner of the screen has filled up, you’ll be able to use your Special. Following is a quick overview of every Special in Splatoon:

Bubbler
Available on: Splattershot Jr., Classic Squiffer, Rapid Blaster, Custom Blaster

When activated, Bubbler creates a large bubble around your character which makes you invincible for 5 seconds. Aside from making yourself invincible, you can also share Bubbler with your teammates and also grant them immunity for 5 seconds.

Bomb Rush
Available on: Splattershot, Splat Charger, Splatterscope, Rapid Blaster Deco

Bomb Rush allows you to to deploy unlimited sub-weapons such as Splat Bombs, Burst Bombs, Suction Bombs, and more for about 6 seconds. You don’t even have to worry about the running out of ink since you won’t as long as Bomb Rush is activated.

Echolocator
Available on: Custom Splattershot Jr., .96 Gal, Dynamo Roller, Dual Squelcher, E-Liter 3K

When activated, Echolocator allows your teammates and you to see the pinpoint location of all enemies for 12 seconds. Combine this Special with your teammates’ Killer Wail or Inkstrike and you’ll be dominiating the match in no time.

Killer Wail
Available on: Splat Roller, Kelp Splat Charger, .52 Gal, Blaster, Kelp Splatterscope

After activating the Special, you’re asked to aim the device. You can not only rotate the device, but also tilt it in different positions.

Once fired, the Killer Wail spreads out a Sonice Beam which travels across the entirety of the stage including walls and other objects. Any enemy caught in the Sonic Beam explodes instantly.

Inkzooka
Available on: Tentatek Splattershot, Aerospray MG, New Squiffer, Forge Splattershot Pro

When activated, this Special allows you to toss multiple splatters of ink across the stage for 6 seconds.

However, you need to be extra careful when using Inkzooka near ledges as each shot sends you backward a little. Due to this, using Inkzooka may not even push you out of the stage, but can also throw you in enemy ink.

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