Bosses

Drizzler

Drizzler

HP: 900
Damage: 18 per second

Strategies:
  • You can lure Drizzlers to basket or close to the basket if no players are within range for it to settle. If you see a Drizzler spawn and nobody is near it stay back and try and get it close to the basket if possible.
  • Try and anticipate the Drizzler torpedo so you can shoot the torpedo and splat the Drizzler quicker. However it’s not always possible to get the torpedo splat so in that case shoot the torpedo and then shoot the vulnerable Drizzler.
  • It is possible to shoot a Drizzler torpedo and splat a different Drizzler with that torpedo if aimed correctly.
  • If you are close to a Drizzler that is targeting you and your aim is to shoot the Drizzler directly instead of shooting the torpedo make the Drizzler face away from the basket or your teammates so the rain goes in a direction that won’t hinder the objective.
  • Drizzler torpedoes can splat Flyfish baskets if shot down and aimed perfectly. 
Weapons:
  • For short range weapons it can be difficult to reach the torpedoes therefore it may be best to wait for the Drizzler to open and shoot it directly to splat it in one cycle.
  • Long range weapons should be aware of torpedoes that have not been shot down and take this responsibility.
  • Grizzco slosher can splat a Drizzler even when it is closed.
Specials:
  • Inkjet: Can splat Drizzlers but recommend using this for other bosses.
  • Splashdown: Deals a good amount of damage only when the Drizzler is open. Effective if there are other bosses and lessers around too not just one Drizzler.
  • Stingray: Can pierce through the Drizzler even when it is closed. Useful if the Drizzler is lined up so you can splat multiple bosses with Stingray.
  • Bomb Rush: Deals a fair amount of damage only when the Drizzler is open.
Flyfish

Flyfish

HP: 360
Damage: 150 / 50 / 30 / 15 (depending on distance from missiles)

Strategies:
  • There are two options with Flyfish either throw 2 bombs and splat the Flyfish or cripple the Flyfish with 1 bomb. By crippling it another one will not spawn in that same spot. However we recommend splatting Flyfish when possible, missiles can still be a major problem especially with multiple crippled Flyfish.
  • The left Flyfish launcher targets the closest player and the right one targets the furthest player. If you decide to cripple the Flyfish the left launcher may be a better option for Flyfish that are further from the basket.
  • If missiles are targeting you move slowly in the ink this will help reduce the damage spread that may get teammates splatted. Also try to avoid bringing missiles close to basket as this can splat teammates and reduce egg running.
  • If a Flyfish is next to a Stinger splat the launcher that is closest to the Stinger and it will damage the Stinger making the Stinger easier to splat.
  • While Flyfish are mobile they can turn based on the closest player’s movement. Be aware of then and try to avoid turning the Flyfish away from your teammates.
  • While waiting for a Flyfish to open, reveal yourself in kid mode and line yourself with a Flyfish launcher. By doing this other teammates will most likely aim for the other launcher. So you don’t both throw bombs in the same launcher. You can also be a little patient and let others throw their bombs first and then throw yours to ensure the Flyfish is splatted.
Weapons:
  • As Flyfish require splat bombs to be splatted any weapon type can do this. However if the path to a Flyfish is busy, weapons with high DPS and mobility are better options to go out and target Flyfish.
  • The Explosher can splat the Flyfish launchers with it sploshes, this is very useful and saves other players using a lot of ink with splat bombs.
  • Brella shields can help protect you and teammates who are nearby from Flyfish missile damage.
  • Grizzco slosher can splat a Flyfish with one slosh if aimed at the pilot in the middle of a Flyfish.
Specials:
  • Inkjet: Useful for splatting Flyfish if you aim within the launchers.
  • Splashdown: Can be used to splat a single Flyfish launcher but not recommended.
  • Stingray: Aim your Stingray at the centre pilot to splat the Flyfish. Can be useful when Far Flyfish are difficult to reach and the basket area is being showered with missiles.
  • Bomb Rush: Useful when you have low ink or the area around the Flyfish is busy with lessers and bosses. You are not as mobile when using the bomb launcher so you can re-adjust your position using your weapon while the bomb launcher is still active.
Maws

Maws

HP: 1200
Damage: N/A

Strategies: 
  • Maws should be lured to basket at all times as they move fast so cause very little delay.
  • Best to use a splat bomb to splat the Maws. You can throw a bomb in mid-air and if your timing is correct you can splat the Maws. Helpful when there may be lessers blocking a direct roll of the bomb or you are a distance away.
  • If a Maws is targeting another player and it pops up but is not splatted you can get close to the Maws and it will target you, now lure it to the basket.
Weapons:
  • If you have a weapon that does not ink your feet well or requires a charge be wary of getting stuck in ink under a Maws and getting splatted. Using Splat Hopping or Sub Strafing could help.
  • If you have a high DPS weapons you can shoot at the Maws to splat it especially if there is more than one of you using this strategy however it is usually faster to use a splat bomb.
Specials:
  • Inkjet: Can deal damage to the Maws but recommend using this for other bosses.
  • Splashdown: Can deal damage to the Maws but recommend using this for other bosses.
  • Stingray: Can deal damage to the Maws but recommend using this for other bosses.
  • Bomb Rush: If the basket area becomes crowded with lessers and potentially more than one Maws, bomb rush is ideal in this situation.
Scrapper

Scrapper

HP: Front 600, Rear 500
Damage: 30

Strategies: 
  • It is best to slightly stun the scrapper so the rear is facing your teammates who can then splat the Scrapper easily especially if they have high DPS weapons. You can also do a full stun so you or other players have more time to splat the Scrapper.
  • If there are more than one Scrappers getting close to basket be wary of how you stun them so the rear ends are able be to shot at by teammates and time is not wasted. Do not stun them on narrow areas like doorways or grates because you cannot get to the rear and splat them.
  • If a Scrapper is targeting another player you can either bump or shoot it and it will target you, now move closer to the basket and lure it.
  • Scrappers should be lured to basket as much as possible as they move fast and don’t cause too much damage so it’s usually easy to splat and deposit the eggs from them.
Weapons:
  • High DPS weapons should prioritise splatting Scrappers as weapons such as Inkbrush, Sloshers and some Rollers require much more time and effort.
  • Dynamo Roller can splat the Scrapper if you roll the rear end so positioning and anticipation with this weapon is important. Chargers are also very effective especially the E-Liter.
  • Grizzco slosher can splat a Scrapper with 2 sloshes even when facing the front end of the Scrapper.
Specials:
  • Inkjet: Can splat Scrappers but recommend using this for other bosses.
  • Splashdown: Very useful for splatting Scrappers however timing is crucial because if the rear end is not facing in your direction your splashdown will only stun the Scrapper which may be a waste.
  • Stingray: Can prove very useful when there are 2-3 Scrappers lined up especially if you can position yourself to splat far bosses such as Stingers while also splatting Scrappers with the same Stingray.
  • Bomb Rush: Can splat the Scrapper if your bombs are aimed at the rear end, useful for helping stun/splat multiple Scrappers and clearing lessers that may be blocking them from being splatted.
Steelhead

Steelhead

HP: 300: Bomb, 1000: Body
Damage: 180 / 80 / 30 (depending on distance from explosion)

Strategies: 
  • If there aren’t many bosses and lessers around allow Steelheads to come close to the basket and splat it.
  • If there are many bosses and lessers around then it may be best to splat the Steelhead early instead of luring and ignore the eggs until the basket area is safe.
  • Steelheads will not activate if you are above them, this can be used to your advantage when luring them.
  • Steelheads target the closest player so if a Steelhead is targeting another player you can get close to the Steelhead and it will target you, now move closer to the basket and lure it if possible.
  • During a Cohock Charge wave cannon users can splat a Steelhead by aiming at it’s body while the Steelhead bomb is charging.
  • When splatting a Steelhead the explosion causes damage around it which can be useful for clearing lessers or other bosses within the radius. One strategy is to stun or pause a Scrapper in front of a Steelhead, once the Steelhead is splatted the Scrapper will also get splatted due to the explosion. This can also work for other bosses that may be in the explosion radius so sometimes it can be useful to time your Steelhead splat to get better value.
Weapons:
  • Long range weapons such as Charger or Splatling should be aware of Steelheads and take responsibility for splatting them if they are near the basket area
  • Short range weapons such as Sploosh and Aerospray struggle to reach a Steelhead bomb so you may have to rely on teammates to help splat Steelheads or get the high ground so you have height to reach the Steelhead bomb.
  • Weapons such as Jet Squelcher and Rapid Blasters deal little damage to Steelheads so as a teammate if you see this you may want to help players using those weapons to splat the Steelhead.
  • Brella shields can help protect you and teammates who are nearby from a Steelhead explosion.
  • Grizzco slosher can one hit splat a Steelhead with one shot if aimed at the exposed bomb. It can also be splatted with 3 sloshes into the body of a Steelhead.
Specials:
  • Inkjet: Can splat the Steelhead with one shot if you aim correctly at the Steelhead bomb.
  • Splashdown: Can splat the Steelhead only if the Steelhead bomb is activated so timing is very important.
  • Stingray: Stingray deals damage to the body of the Steelhead so it does take long time to splat the Steelhead as it has 1000HP. It’s best to save Stingray for other boss types.
  • Bomb Rush: Can deal damage to the Steelhead but recommend using this for other bosses.
Steel Eel

Steel Eel

HP: 500
Damage: 50

Strategies: 
  • Steels Eels move quite fast so this is usually an easy lure to basket.
  • If there are more than one Steel Eels getting close to basket you may want to splat them earlier to avoid crowding the basket area and causing a snowball effect.
  • Any small touch from the Steel Eel body causes 50 damage so be aware of who the Steel Eel is targeting and anticipate it’s movement.
  • If you are luring a Steel Eel you can throw bombs towards the tail so it can be splatted quicker by weakening the tail. This can also be used to clear lessers that may be blocking the tail.
Weapons:
  • Long range weapons should try and prioritise Steel Eel’s if they have the high ground and have a good angle to splat the Steel Eels as it may take other weapons longer to make their way to the tail if there are other bosses and lesser blocking their path.
  • Dynamo Roller can splat the Steel Eel if you roll the tail so positioning and anticipation with this weapon is important. Chargers are also very effective especially the E-Liter.
  • Grizzco slosher can pierce through a Steel Eel and splat the tail which can be useful when it is difficult to reach the tail.
Specials:
  • Inkjet: It takes two shots at the tail to splat the Steel Eel. Can be useful when there are multiple bosses or Steel Eels. Using the added height of Inkjet can allow you to shoot tails that may be obscured. Be aware the head of the Steel Eel can splat you even in Inkjet form.
  • Splashdown: Very useful for splatting Steel Eels however timing is crucial because if the Steel Eel is coiled up and the tail is not exposed the splashdown will not splat the Steel Eel.
  • Stingray: Can be useful when there are multiple Steel Eels approaching from an area and the tails are difficult to shoot.
  • Bomb Rush: Can splat the Steel Eel if your bombs are accurate or help clear lessers around it to make them easier to splat.
Stinger

Stinger

HP: 60 per pot
Damage: 1 per frame

Strategies: 
  • Usually important to splat Stingers early especially if there are more than one.
  • Stingers target the furthest player so you can use this to your advantage and have one or more stingers target you and dodge the lasers, allowing a teammate to easily splat them. Alternatively if they are targeting teammates this is a great time to go out and splat them safely.
  • In some cases it is best to splat the Stinger and ignore the eggs if there are other bosses or lessers blocking your path. Staying alive here is important because if you are splatted it could be a long path back towards to the basket to get revived.
  • When quota is becoming a problem and there may be one Stinger on the map it can be ignored and focus on the quota. Avoiding one Stinger is not too difficult.
  • If a Steelhead and Stinger spawn next to each other you can splat the Steelhead first and the explosion can clear lessers and damage the Stinger. 
Weapons:
  • High DPS weapons should prioritise splatting Stingers as weapons such as Sloshers and Rollers require much more time and effort so only go for Stingers if you have a clear path and time.
  • Blasters and sloshing machine can splat Stingers in one shot by aiming at the center pot (except Clash and Grizzco Blasters).
  • Grizzco slosher can splat a Stinger with one shot if aimed at the head. See Inkling Raven’s demonstration
 Specials:
  • Inkjet: Often the most useful special for splatting multiple Stingers quickly. If you do have Inkjet be aware of Stinger spawns.
  • Splashdown: Useful for splatting Stingers if the area around them is crowded or you have a weapon that doesn’t have great DPS or mobility.
  • Stingray: Can prove very useful when the path to Stingers may be difficult or time consuming. Position yourself well and if the Stingers are targeting a teammate it’s ideal to capitalise on this or wait for the Stinger’s laser cycle to end then use Stingray.
  • Bomb Rush: Useful in close quarters when the Stinger area is crowded you can splat lessers and multiple Stingers.