Even for those who just want to play the game casually, Splatoon 3 can eventually get difficult. In ranked modes, players will encounter teams that take the game seriously and use quite complex strategies. The best thing for players to do if they want to really dive into this game is to get three friends and form their own squad. It’s not enough for everyone to climb the ranks with whatever weapon they want. Teams need weapon synergy to function.
What weapons should teams use in Splatoon 3?
First of all, forget about all the individual categories that the game places each weapon into. There are only three categories teams need to worry about: cutters, supports, and anchors. An easy way to think about this is to consider each player’s range. The slashers usually take the front lines while the anchors are safely in the back, with supports somewhere in between.
This role encompasses all close ranger assassins in the game such as rollers, splats, and ink brushes. Your goal is to get close to the enemy and look for prime targets to surprise and ink. However, it is important not to be too obvious in this role. Staying in the open only leads to more kills for the enemy team. Swim under the ink until it’s time to strike.
Supports the use of weapons that work best at medium range. Examples would be things like mini splashes, jet silencers, and long range splash shots. However, what makes them excel in the support role is their specials. They will usually carry something that can protect the team like Ink Wall. These are great for protecting the team from oncoming pushes.
These are your back line wizards. Any sniper falls into this category. These players are generally not in the middle of the action, but their goal is to apply safe pressure from afar. They might not rank the most kills in a game, but they can get key kills that can change the course of a match.
Basically, the ideal team composition would be two Slashers, a Support, and an Anchor. This way, teams can keep up the pressure without putting everyone in jeopardy. It’s important to think about weapon diversity when playing as part of a team.
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