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The Splat Roller is a Main Roller weapon in Splatoon, Splatoon 2, and Splatoon 3.

Description

The Splat Roller looks like a paint roller. It has a cylinder paint surface with a pipe coming out of its side. The pipe curves around the painting surface and connects to a long handle for the player to grab onto. An ink tank it connected to the handle. It comes with the Suction Bomb and Killer Wail. In Splatoon 2 it comes with Curling Bombs and Splashdown. It has the ability to ink the ground while on the move. The weapon can also fling ink at a medium-length range. If the player runs into an enemy while the opponent is in a squid form, enemy will be crushed (does not work with every roller weapon.) The roller also doesn't cover as much ink when making a U-turn. It has high ink damage, allowing you to splat opponents easily but be aware of its high ink consumption.

Weapon Quotes

Splatoon

The Splat Roller represents the Roller class of weapons, useful for close combat and also for inking turf. Tap ZR to fling ink at foes, or hold it down to ink the ground as you run! Rollers began as unofficial weapons but became so popular that they're now an officially recognized style! The included Suction Bombs and Killer Wail are powerful too, so this is great set to learn the Roller ropes.
 
— Sheldon
A weapon adopted from an ordinary paint roller. Aside from inking the ground, it can also be swung to hurl globs of ink at your opponents.
 
— In-Game Description

Splatoon 2

The Splat Roller represents the Roller class of weapons that excel at close combat and inking turf. Tap ZR to fling ink at foes, or hold it down to ink the ground as you run. Bounce a Curling Bomb off a wall to cut off your opponent's route, get right up on them, aaaaaaand SPLAT! Paired with the Splashdown, I'm pretty sure you'll have no trouble splatting multiple opponents at once! If you want to experience the basics of the new generation of rollers, look no further.
 
— Sheldon

Strategy

The Splat Roller is a standard Roller which has a balanced speed faster at inking than the Dynamo Roller and spreads more ink than the Carbon Roller. It is therefore better suited to turfing ground than attacking opponents though it can be used offensively. Ink will be sprayed outwards when the trigger is pressed which can splat an opponent quickly at short range. Suction Bombs can also be used to force opponents out of areas to aid in reclaiming turf. The Killer Wail also fills a similar role.

Tips against each weapon type

  • Shooter-type weapons are not usually a problem on their own but can be troublesome when there is more than one as it can prevent you from getting close enough to splat them. Some blasters are also a problem with their high attack power and range. Throwing out a suction bomb before entering enemy territory or going around a corner will expose ambushing blasters.
  • Roller-type weapons can be a problem with exception to the Inkbrush and Octobrush weapons which both can be outranged. If two splat rollers attempt to squish each other, both will be splatted which is not always the best solution. Trying to squish a splat roller at an angle can sometimes result in victory but it is risky. A good tactic is to hide in your ink and wait for a surprise attack if you see another roller coming. Then jump in the air, look down, and press the trigger repeatedly and avoid being squished.
  • Charger-type weapons are usually fairly easy to deal with as the suction bombs and killer wail can force charger users off high ground making them vulnerable in the open. Chargers are usually less able to splat you at short range so getting in close is often a good idea. Don't attack a charger head on however as this will make you an exposed target. If you are being chased by an enemy with a charger, it is best to keep running with your roller on the ground. The roller can have brilliant swing if well aimed which you can use to crush your opponent with.

Trivia

  • The Splat Roller was one of four weapons playable in the Splatoon Global Testfire.
  • If two Splat Roller users attempt to roll each other over with their weapons, both will get splattered in the process.
  • The Hero Roller Replica has the same stats and loadout as the Splat Roller.
  • Rollers use up more ink in a short time than any other weapon.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Notes
Japanese スプラローラー Splat Roller
French (NA) Rouleau Splat Roller
German Klecks-Roller Splat Roller

Media

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The Splat Roller in action


Gallery

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