Splatoon 3 BEST PvP Weapons [Top 14]

This Splatoon 3 Best PvP Weapons guide will uncover 10+ PvP weapons that players can use in Turf Wars!

Splatoon 3 offers players a brutal PvP Multiplayer system where players can test out their builds to take down other players. Our Splatoon 3 Best PvP Weapons guide will uncover the top-rated PvP weapons you can use! 

Key Takeaways
  • Some of the best Splatoon 3 PVP weapons are Octobrush, Aerospray MG, Splatana Wiper, N-Zap 85, and Splat Roller.
  • Honorable Mentions: Tri Slosher, Dynamo Roller, Splattershot Pro, and .52 Gal.
  • Remember, each of these weapons is used in different scenarios, and you decide what role you want to play.

First and foremost, let’s briefly review the comparison between the Best PvP Weapons in Splatoon 3:

WeaponTypeDamage / Ink SpeedRangeFire Rate / Handling
Aerospray MGShooter10.035 / 10090 / 100
OctobrushBrush80.023 / 10085 / 100
Splatana WiperSplatana29.058 / 10075 / 100
N-Zap 85Shooter22.050 / 10075 / 100
Splat RollerRoller45.048 / 10055 / 100
SplattershotShooter47.050 / 10060./ 100
Splattershot Jr.Shooter22.035 / 10075 / 100
Dark Tetra DualiesDualie22.058 / 100-
Dynamo RollerRoller25.076 / 10020 / 100
Tri SlosherSlosher75.031 / 10070 / 100
Splattershot ProShooter60.070 / 10030 / 100
.52 GalShooter75.055 / 10025 / 100
Splat DualiesDualie29.050 / 10060 / 100
Carbon RollerRoller63.020 / 10065 / 100

Aerospray MG 

Splatoon 3 Aerospray MG
Aerospray MG
RangeDamageFire Rate

Kicking things off with the first weapon, we have the Aerospray MG, one of the best weapons for Splatoon 3. It is essentially the main weapon considered to be a shooter, and it has an insanely high fire rate while having a damage rate that is a bit on the lower end, and the range is on the more acceptable end. 

The MG can act as a versatile weapon for players, granting them the ability to use it in turf wars to fill up the ground as fast as possible. Considering it has an insanely high ire rate, it instantly beats down other weapons that might have greater damage, but if they lack the fire rate, it will instantly fall back when put against the Aerospray MG. 

If you are up against other weapon types, such as a roller weapon, then you can take advantage of the close range since all the player will be required to do aim the Aerospray at the opponent and continuously fire. 


Splatoon 3 Octobrush
RangeInk SpeedHandling

The next weapon in line will be known as the Octobrush, featured both in the original Splatoon and the Splatoon 2 series. It is classified as a roller-based weapon, and it also ends up falling into the main weapon type and is not a special weapon. 

While it does not have that much range, it makes up for it in the ink speed and handling it offers for players since both stats will be pretty high up. It will be paired with a sub-weapon known as the Suction Bomb and a special weapon known as a Zipcaster. 

If you are using an Octobrush and are faced with a charger, then the best strategy to use for you will be to use stealth to your advantage. Splatlings will be one of the easiest weapons to face off against, but make sure to take your time. Unfortunately, Octobrushes will fall off when faced against sloshers. Do not miss out on our Splatoon 3 Beginner’s guide to know the best tips, especially if you are a newer player just trying to get the hang of it!

Splatana Wiper 

Splatoon 3 Splatana Wiper
Splatana Wiper

Moving on, we have the Splatana Wiper, which will be yet another main weapon. It belongs to the Splatana weapon class, and one of the main advantages that the players in Splatoon 3 will have when they use the Splatana Wiper will be that they will have insanely high amounts of handling points. They will also have a solid range, but the damage output will be slightly lower. 

The Splatana Wiper will have the Torpedo as the sub-weapon, and its special weapon will be paired with an Ultra Stamp. When you are wielding it, players can instantly launch fire ink at a fast speed too, and if you manage to press down on the button, it will start charging the hit, which will produce an even more powerful splash of ink. 

You will have a clear advantage in accuracy since your splashes will be insanely accurate, allowing you to dominate the other players running against you. 

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N-Zap 85

Splatoon 3 N-Zap 85
N-Zap 85
RangeDamageFire Rate

Next up, we have yet another viable weapon called the N-Zap 85, which will fall into the main weapon and be part of the shooter weapon class, which instantly ranks it up, considering shooters are pretty strong in PvP in-game. The weapon’s fire rate will be pretty commendable, while the range is okay too. 

The weapon has the Suction Bomb as its sub-weapon while it will hone the Tacticooler as the special weapon. Players can obtain the weapon once they reach level 6; it matches up pretty well with its previous counterparts and allows players to launch their hits at a commendable rate. 

The weapon itself can come in handy to take over the opponents in front of you, therefore becoming an instant solid option for players going head to head against other players in battles like turf wars. 

Splat Roller 

Splatoon 3 Splat Roller
Splat Roller
RangeInk SpeedHandling

The next weapon that we would like to discuss that players can use in Splatoon 3 turf wars will be known as the Splat Roller. It is the main weapon that is part of the roller weapon class and will be obtainable once players can get to level 2. Players will be able to attain a special weapon known as Big Bubbler, the sub-weapon known as the Curling Bomb. 

Apart from that, all of the stats for the Splat roller will be pretty balanced. However, the weapon handling will be slightly on the higher end. The ink speed will be slightly on the lower end, while the range will be pretty balanced too. 

Apart from being able to be used as an excellent roller to cover a large area in turf wars, players will also be able to use it as a melee weapon to take players out. After clicking down on the ZR button, players can expect ink to splash out in a short radius, and while the range will not be the highest, it will certainly be strong. 


Splatoon 3 Splattershot
RangeDamageFire Rate

Another weapon you can try is Splattershot, which will fall into the shooter weapon yet again, and will not be a special but the main weapon. Players can get their hands on these Splatoon 3 Best PvP Weapons at level 2, and the weapon will be paired with the Suction Bomb sub-weapon and the Trizooka special weapon. 

The fire rate is kept at 60 points out of 100, while the damage output has a pretty commendable 47 points, and as for the range, it falls into 50 points for the player. It shares a newer design compared to its predecessors from Splatoon 1 and Splatoon 2. 

The Splattershot weapon can come in handy to take players down with it, and it has a new frame that will add even more resiliency, and players will be able to handle it all too well. If you do not know how to actually unlock weapons in-game, then how will you be able to use them, therefore our How To Unlock Weapons guide will be your saviour!

Splattershot Jr. 

Splatoon 3 Splattershot Jr.
Splattershot Jr.
RangeDamageFire Rate

The Splattershot Jr will be another main weapon that will fall into the shooter class, just like the Splattershot. It will hone a splat bomb as its sub-weapon, while the special weapon will end up being the Big Bubbler. 

If you are looking for a higher fire rate weapon, then the Splattershot Jr. is the way to go, considering it will have commendable 75/100 fire rate points while it will have 22/100 damage points and 35/00 range points. 

The ink tank that was originally present in the Splatoon 2 has now been removed. Still, players can take advantage of the ZR button and continuously shoot out the weapon over and over until they can gain victory over other players. 

Dark Tetra Dualies 

Splatoon 3 Dark Tetra Dualies
Dark Tetra Dualies

Moving on, the next candidate on our list of PvP weapons for Splatoon players will be the Dark Tetra Dualies, a newer type known as the Dualie weapon. For the sub and special weapons that are being assisted with the weapon itself, those will be the Autobomb and the Reefslider. 

The weapon provides the player with excellent mobility, racking in a whopping 90 out of 100 points for mobility. At the same time, players will also have amazing range while wielding the Dark Tetra Dualies. The damage output is not all that commendable. However, it makes up for it in the other areas. 

Players can perform a certain amount of dodge rolls, being able to dodge the enemy player’s weapon attacks, and after a bit of time has passed, the player will be able to take control over their opponent with ease. 

Dynamo Roller 

Splatoon 3 Dynamo Roller
Dynamo Roller
RangeInk SpeedHandling

Moving on, the next weapon that we would like to cover will be known as the Dynamo Roller. It is a roller-based weapon and does not belong to the special class but will fall into the main weapon class. 

Players interested in the full stats and composition of the weapon itself will come to know that it has the sprinkler as its sub-weapon while it will have the Tacticooler as the special weapon. The weapon’s main winning point will lie in its insanely high range, allowing players to cover a large surface area in a short period. 

The ink speed and handling are on the lower end, but it’s almost as if it doesn’t even matter just because of the sheer range that the weapon has. 

Tri Slosher 

Splatoon 3 Tri-Slosher

Another weapon that players can try out if they don’t feel like investing in the other weapon will be the Tri-Slosher; and it will belong to the slosher class of weapons and will have the Toxic Mist as its sub-weapon while it will have the Inkjet as the special weapon. 

For its stats, it will have a solid damage output, with the points ranking it at a commendable 75/100, while the handling will be set to 70/100. The range will be a bit on the lower end as it will be 31/100, and players will be able to attain the weapon at level 10. 

Splattershot Pro 

Splatoon 3 Splattershot Pro
Splattershot Pro
RangeDamageFire Rate

The Splattershot Pro is a solid option as well, as it is a shooter weapon too, and shooter weapons are known to have immensely good range, allowing players to gain victory easier whenever they are faced with tougher players in turf wars. 

The sub-weapon will be the Angle Shooter, while players will experience the use of the Crab Tank as it’s a special weapon. The range will be 70/100 while the damage points will be 60/100. 

.52 Gal 

Splatoon 3 .52 Gal
.52 Gal
RangeDamageFire Rate

Coming closer, we have the .52 Gal weapon with us. Yet again, it will fall directly into the shooter category, automatically making it stronger than other classes of weapons offered in Splatoon 3. 

While the player has the .52 Gal wielded, they will also be able to take advantage of the Splash Wall sub weapon and the Killer Wail 5.1 Special weapon. Apart from that, the weapon will hone an impressive 75 damage output, while the range will also be acceptable. However, the .52 Gal will lack in fire rate. 

Splat Dualies 

Splatoon 3 Splat Dualies
Splat Dualies

If you would rather have a Dualie weapon, then look no further than to using the Splat Dualies, which comes in comparison with another weapon like the Dark Tetra Dualies that we have mentioned before. 

It will have the Suction bomb as its sub and the Crab Tank as it’s special while being able to have a high mobility rate, as the mobility points will be set to 60/100, while players will also be able to have a solid amount of range while using the Splat Dualies. Players can unlock the weapon once they surpass level 3. 

Carbon Roller 

RangeInk SpeedHandling

Last but not least, while the Carbon Roller might be the best option for players, it is certainly an option. It is a roller weapon with the Autobomb as its sub-weapon and the Zipcaster as its special weapon. 

While the player equips it, they will have a higher handling and ink speed rate, as its stats are set to 65/100 and 63/100, respectively. The range is slightly on the lower end, but the weapon is more than usable for Turf Wars.

Heavy Splatling

RangeCharge SpeedMobility

The Heavy Splatling has varied visually from Splatoon 3 predecessors, but nonetheless, it is also added in Splatoon 3 and is a strong weapon in combat. Its ability to fire ink on long and short ranges with a high fire rate makes it a reliable weapon. Although its damage is low, it’ll do respectable damage with its higher fire rate; however, the weapon’s main power-up allows you to increase the fire rate even further, which makes it fatal for enemies.

Range Blaster

RangeImpactFire Rate

The Range Blaster is also in Splatoon 3 and comes with Splash Wall and Inkstrike perks. The weapon is the same as a normal blaster, but as the name suggests, it has a much longer range of fire before it explodes on the opponent. It comes with its downsides, where it consumes more ink and has a lower rate of fire, but it does deal a decent amount of damage, where it deals 125 damage as a base. And it can go up to 250.

E-liter 4K

RangeCharge SpeedMobility

The E-liter 4k is a successor of the previous E-liter 3k, and this weapon is a monster of long range but has many drawbacks such as slower movement, more ink consumption, and more charge speed, but that also comes with huge amounts of damage dealing potential as it deals 180 damage as a direct hit. The weapon belongs to the Charger class, and it utilizes Ink Mine as a sub-weapon and Wave Breaker as a special.


RangeDamageFire Rate

The squeezer is a shooter-class weapon which is the main weapon in Splatoon 2 and 3. The weapon can be used as a single shooter, which will guarantee fewer spreads and more accurate shots, but if you hold the trigger, it shoots continuous ink shots with high spread and lower accuracy. Overall this weapon is a good choice which is optimal and balanced in combat.

With that, we will wrap up our Splatoon 3 Best PvP Weapons guide!

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Article Update On 2nd July 2023

Changes: Added Heavy Splatting, Range Blaster, E-Liter 4k, Squeezer weapons

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