Splatoon 3 Blaster – Best uses and weaknesses

Ink or blast, the result is the same.

Splatoon 3 offers many ways to engage in ink-based warfare. You can choose from a variety of weapon types, including the Blaster. This weapon is a two-hit punch, dropping ink on its path and then exploding at the end. Below you can find a list of strengths and weaknesses as well as different Blaster-type weapons.

Splatoon 3 Blaster Strengths

The Blaster is a relatively short-range weapon that can hit several at once due to its AoE explosion. It also drops ink in a straight line before the projectile explodes. It can be used to push opponents back or force them to spread out. The Blaster's damage output is fairly good, allowing you to splat opponents quickly on a hit.

  • Can splat opponents quickly.
  • Can take out multiple targets at once.
  • Good for forcing opponents to move.

Splatoon 3 Blaster Weaknesses

While the Blaster can deal good damage, it requires a direct hit from the explosive projectile to be effective. This, combined with its slow fire rate, means you can be outmatched by many other weapons. Because of its projectile type, the Blaster is not the best weapon for covering turf.

  • Slow fire rate.
  • Have to hit with the explosive to deal damage.
  • Not good for inking turf.

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Splatoon 3 Type Weapons

  • Blaster (Level 3)
    • Autobomb: A bomb that automatically seeks out opponents. It will search for opponents in the area that you throw it, and if it finds one, it will automatically start walking toward them. When it approaches an opponent, it stops and explodes.
    • Big Bubbler: Deploy this device at your feet to shield yourself with a large, spherical barrier. This bubble will block outside ink attacks, but it can't prevent opponents themselves from entering. Damage to the top section or the inner device will cause the barrier to pop more quickly.
  • Rapid Blaster (Level 7)
    • Ink Mine: A trap that you place on the ground. When an opponent gets close, it activates, marking that opponent. It'll also activate if inked by an opponent. You can place two at once.
    • Triple Ink Strike: Throw and deploy a guidance device with R to cause a tornado-generating ink strike to land on that spot from above. You can deploy up to three guidance devices to activate three separate ink tornadoes.
  • Range Blaster (Level 11)
    • Suction Bomb: A bomb that attaches to the ground and walls. It takes longer to explode than the Splat Bombs and spreads ink farther.
    • Wave Breaker: Deploys a device that generates sonic waves to drive hidden opponents out into the open. Waves expand along the ground, marking and dealing damage to any opponents they touch. To avoid damage, simply jump over each wave.

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  • Luna Blaster (Level 13)
    • Splat Bomb: A bomb that explodes a short time after it lands. It inks the area around it when it explodes and can even take out opponents.
    • Zipcaster: Transforms into an ink-cloaked acrobat, and sling your stretchy arm to zip around the battlefield! Use R to aim and stick to walls. YOu can still use your main weapon like normal with ZR. When your ink runs out, your transformation will end, and you'll Super Jump back to your starting location.
  • Clash Blaster (Level 22)
    • Splat Bomb: A bomb that explodes a short time after it lands. It inks the area around it when it explodes and can even take out opponents.
    • Trizooka: Press ZR to launch blasts of spiraling ink in a single shot. You can fire it up to three times.
  • Rapid Blaster Pro (Level 26)
    • Toxic Mist: A bottle that sprays the fluid of a certain creature in mist form. Opponents caught in the mist move slower and their ink is slightly reduced. The longer an enemy is in the mist, the stronger the effect becomes.
    • Ink Vac: Make your ink shots more powerful by sucking up enemy attacks! Hold ZR to generate a vortex that sucks up enemy ink attacks. Once the tank is full, or after the timer runs out, let go of ZR, and you'll launch a souped-up super ink shot!

For more information on Splatoon 3, check out Splatoon 3 Stringer – Best uses and weaknesses and Splatoon 3 Brella – Best uses and weaknesses on Pro Game Guides.

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