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Splatoon 3 Weapons Tier List

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Splatoon 3 finally arrived and made a big splash, pun intended, among the player base. The veterans of the franchise and newbies are clashing across new game’s arenas, testing the abilities of their gameplay and their weapons. The big question is, which weapon to choose?

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Best Splatoon 3 Weapons Tier List

Before I start with the list, a word or two about the criteria, and no, kid, criteria is not a Final Fantasy boss. The Splatoon 3 weapon collection is ranked based on how many options they have, how they can assist the team, how easy they are to use, and how effectively they spray ink over the enemies. Without further ado, let’s start with the S-Tier.


  • Dualie Squelchers – One of Splatoon 3’s greatest weapons can be quite helpful to players later in the game. With this weapon, you may quickly wipe out your opponents with a few hits. Additionally, they have a 100% ink capacity, so you won’t need to keep refilling your ink during the fight.
  • N-Zap ’85 – This weapon fires quickly and needs only four shots to Split out an enemy. Its look and name are derived from the classic NES peripheral gun NES Zapper
  • Splat Roller – This weapon looks like a paint roller, but it can be used both offensively and defensively in an equally useful way.
  • Splattershot – This is a common weapon, but very dependable and useful for all kinds of players. It has good range and firepower but also bombs specials that cover the area.
  • Splattershot Jr – Similar to Splattershot but with less damage and more ink dispersion all over the area. Also, less ink spending.
  • Z+F Splat Charger – You can get this weapon by upgrading the Splat Charger with Z+F modification. Its specialty is the Splash Wall, which protects players from ink.


  • Splat Dualies – This is a dual weapon that allows for dual aim. Additionally, when using this weapon, you can dodge roll by pressing jump while firing.
  • Dapple Dualies – A version of Splat Dualies, with faster dodge rolls but with a smaller roll range and distance. After the roll, the weapon fires 20% faster than usual and has a 20% increase in accuracy.
  • Aerospray MG – This weapon can swiftly cover a large area with ink because of its short range and rapid firing speed. When dealing with evasive players and covering large ground in turf conflicts, the Aerospray MG is a great weapon.
  • Splash-o-Matic – The accuracy and fire rate of this shooter weapon is incredible. It also has more precision compared to its competitor, the Sploosh-o-Matic, because of its small tip.
  • Splattershot Pro – With a little more offensive potency compared to the Splattershot, this is a flexible weapon that is easy to use for players of all skill levels.
  • Tri-Slosher – This is a green bucket-shaped weapon with three sections. Because of this, the paint from it covers a broader area than a regular Slosher and spreads out into three different, weaker sloshes.
  • Inkbrush – A roller variety, this weapon can be used to drag ink across the surface. Like the Splat Roller, it can be used as a battle weapon that shoots ink in the player’s direction.
  • Splatana Wiper– This weapon’s “blade,” which resembles a long piece of yellow foam and the handle of a badminton racket, is comparable to a windshield wiper on a car. By de-pressing the ZR button, you can enhance the power of your slash and quickly hit foes in close quarters.
  • Neo Sploosh-o-Matic – This weapon has returned to Splatoon 3, and while it looks the same, its weapon package is similar to that of Killer Wali 5.1. Its Point Sensor system allows you to mark your opponents, and it works best up close.
  • .96 Gal Deco – The base is the same as .96 Gal, and the appearance is the only thing that has changed. When it comes to special weaponry, the Deco version sub-weapon uses Kraken and Splash Wall.
  • Z+F Splatterscope – One of Splatoon 3’s exclusive weapons is the Splatterscope with Z+F customization. Its unique feature is the scope attachment, which allows you to zoom in and play offense much more effectively.


  • Dynamo Roller -The enormous Dynamo Roller is capable of covering a larger area and spitting more ink at a medium range than conventional rollers. You can upgrade it to Kensa Dynamo Roller and Gold Dynamo Roller.
  • Glooga Dualies – This weapon unleashes its full potential after the dodge rolls. After a dodge roll, it only takes two strikes to split an enemy.
  • REEF LUX 450 – You can buy this stringer-style weapon in Ammo Knights as soon as you level up to level 10. Splat Zones and Turf Wars work best with it.
  • .52 Gal – This gun is in a set with the Splash Wall and the Killer Wail. Because each shot uses 1.2% of the ink tank’s capacity, 83 bullets can be fired, giving it a powerful punch.
  • Sploosh-o-Matic – This weapon is similar to the Splash-o-Matic in that it fires shots quickly. Its assault power more than makes up for its reduced range and accuracy.
  • Range Blaster – It is the same as the Blaster, but it fires more slowly and has a longer range. Its Special Weapon is the Ink-strike, and its Sub Weapon is the Splash Wall.
  • Slosher – The bucket-shaped container that moves in an arc and sprays out a large amount of ink all at once. In two shots, it can splatter adversaries.
  • Splat Charger – Unlike other weapons, this one requires charging. The larger the charge, the more damage the link can do and the further it can go. Moreover, ink is created as a thick line rather than a blob.
  • E-liter 4K – This weapon has a great range but underwhelming charge speed and mobility. It reminds me of a sniper rifle, and that’s how it’s supposed to be used.
  • Octobrush – This one and the Inkbrush are the two types of brush weaponry. It functions similarly to the Inkbrush, although it takes a little longer to use and shoots ink across a wider area.
  • Splat Brella – This one is used in a manner akin to a shotgun. When you use it, it spreads quite thinly at first, but as you use it more, it spreads wider. The weapon can only be effective up close, even with a wide projectile spread.
  • Tenta Brella – One more of the Brella weapons. When the Brella is released, it leaves a larger ink trail and is more robust than the Splat Brella because the ink trail is much larger when it is fired.
  • Tri-Stringer – This weapon works similar to a charger weapon. It can fire charged projectiles that burst in three directions simultaneously after momentarily freezing.
  • Tri-Slosher Nouveau – the alternate version of Tri-Slosher, with a different appearance and function. This weapon special is Tacticooler, a Cooler with drinks that gives players buffs.
  • Rapid Blaster Deco – As the name implies, this is an upgraded version of the standard Rapid Blaster, complete with a new sub and unique weapon, Torpedo and Inkjet.
  • N-ZAP ’89 – It is an N-ZAP’ 85, only in a different color.


  • Luna Blaster – Similar to other blasters, it fires an explosive round that enables it to take out foes hiding in corners or behind barricades. Great damage, but poor range.
  • Jet Squelcher – This is the Shooter with the longest range of all of them. Although it can snipe, the Jet Squelcher’s damage and fire rate are not very high.
  • The.96 Gal – It resembles .53 Gal but has a bigger nozzle. The weapon’s typical range and substantial damage make up for its sluggish movement and low firing rate.
  • H-3 Nozzlenose – This L-3’s sibling gun is more powerful than it. Even though it doesn’t fire as swiftly as the L-3, you may still target enemies and maximize the effect of each shot by using the Echolocator.
  • Blaster – This is a main blaster gun that shoots special ink bullets that burst like fireworks after a predetermined distance. These bursts are perfect for exposing hidden foes because they may do damage over a wide range.
  • Sloshing Machine – A weapon that resembles a washing machine. It has a revolving drum that spins and spreads the ink rapidly, much like a washing machine.
  • Classic Squiffer – We refer to this type of weapon as a charger. It charges more quickly than a Splat Charger, but it has a much lesser attack power and a shorter range.
  • Heavy Splatling – It has a charging reticle that, when the shot button is pressed, can fill up to twice as quickly as that of Charger guns. When the button is pressed, a burst of strong ink bullets that go a good distance are released.
  • Undercover Brella – This one deals decent damage; the target can be rendered unconscious with just three close-range shots. It’s great how the weapon allows the user to use the Brella as a shield while attacking.
  • Custom Jet Squelcher – Although it looks and feels different from the base Jet Squelcher, it performs the same function. Toxic Mist is the subweapon of the Custom Jet Squelcher, and Ink Storm is its special weapon.
  • Krak-On Splat Roller – Although the Normal Splat Roller is terrific on its own, it becomes even better when Krak-On is added. Squid Beacons are the Krak-On Splat Roller’s sub-weapon, while the Kraken Royale is its special weapon.


  • Clash Blaster – This weapon resembles a pencil sharpener. The Clash Blaster can shoot quickly and at close range, but it takes two direct hits to knock out an opponent.
  • Explosher – When the ink torpedoes come into touch with an Inkling or any other surface, they explode. Because of its long range and slow fire rate, it is recommended to utilize this weapon from the back of a battle.
  • Hydra Splatling – Its three barrels are reminiscent of the hydra, a monster with three heads. It has a long charging time, a long fire time, and an extended range.
  • Clash Blaster Neo– Due to the “Neo” part, this Clash Blaster variant includes a distinct color scheme (dark red) and an entirely other set of accessories.
  • Ink Storm L-3 Nozzlenose D – Ink Storm L-3 Nozzlenose D shares the same functionality as the standard L-3 Nozzlenose, but it has a different look and design.

If you managed to read this Tier list through, congratulations. For more related articles, try out How To Make Money Fast in Splatoon 3 or What Level You Have to Be to Unlock Each Store in Splatoon 3.

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Nenad Grujić

My name is Nenad Grujić and I'm a Staff Writer at GameJournalist. I have decades of gaming and media under my belt, and decades of writing experience. I like to call myself "your favorite ace of all trades", although I specialize in writing, education, voice acting, video editing, and media content creation.

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