Splatoon 3 certainly has some top-tier weapons, but which are the best ones to take into Anarchy Battles? We’ve got the answers.

At first glance, Splatoon 3 might seem like a casual shooter, and there’s certainly plenty to enjoy no matter what your playstyle of choice. However, the game also has a passionate hardcore fanbase that enjoys powering through the ranks and competing for glory in Anarchy Battles.

In case you weren’t aware, Anarchy Battles are one of the best ways to level up fast in Splatoon 3, as well as one of the main methods to earn money fast in-game.

But they’re also a lot trickier than regular Turf War, and require players to select an effective meta weapon, particularly at higher ranks. Here are the tools that you need to be using when heading into ranked Anarchy Battles in Splatoon 3.

Splatoon 3 Anarchy Battles Best Weapons

Sloshing Machine

Perhaps the best weapon for Anarchy Battles, and one of the best weapons in Splatoon 3 overall, is the Sloshing Machine. Already, the Splatoon 3 community seems to be calling for this weapon to get a nerf, and it’s not hard to see why.

Splatoon 3 Sloshing Machine

The Sloshing Machine launches a tremendous blast of ink forward that is capable of a two-shot Splat. It’s a great way of taking enemies out from a distance and inking a path forward as you do so.

What’s more, the Sloshing Machine comes with the Booyah Bomb special weapon, allowing you to clear an objective or Splat all enemies that are in your path.

Splatoon 3 Sloshing Machine Stats

It can also be used to easily prevent enemy players from getting out of spawn, especially since Anarchy Battles often have them rushing the same way out of their base.

Range Blaster

Blasters are incredibly powerful in Anarchy Battles, particularly when it comes to Tower Control games. In these ranked matches, players need to stand on top of a small tower to take control of it and send it toward the enemy checkpoints.

Splatoon 3 Range Blaster

A Blaster is perfect for this mode as it can be aimed to explode ink right on top of the tower, clearing it of hidden players instantly. The Range Blaster is not only exceptional at inking a path to the objective, but it’ll also take down enemies in a single direct hit!

Despite its slow rate of fire, the Range Blaster will one-shot Splat an enemy on contact. And if that wasn’t enough, it comes with the Wave Breaker Special which is one of the best tools for ranked matchmaking.

Splatoon 3 Range Blaster Stats

Placing down a Wave Breaker is far better in Anarchy Battles than Turf Wars, as it forces enemies to ignore the objective to hunt down your Special, or they’ll take big damage. Try to hide it in hard-to-find areas and your opponents will set themselves up for an easy Splat while looking for it.

Dualie Squelchers

For those Splatoon players that fancy themselves the master of a 1v1, the Dualie Squelchers are the most devastating Dualies in the game to come across. These weapons have almost no end lag when using Dodge Rolls, meaning that you’ll be able to avoid danger and fire back with no delay.

Splatoon 3 Dualie Squelchers

What’s more, true Anarchy Battle masters will make use of the Splatoon 3 Squid Roll tech to mix up their movement even further, and confuse their enemies.

It also helps that the Squelchers will destroy any Inkling or Octoling at close range with an insane rate of fire.

Splatoon 3 Dualie Squelchers Stats

Again, Dualie Squelchers come with a Wave Breaker, one of ranked mode’s best Specials. And while you’re less effective at inking, you can focus on assassinating enemies on their way to the objective, making life easier for your team.


It’s perhaps surprising to see a weapon with limited Splatpower on a list of the best weapons for Splatoon 3 Anarchy Battles but trust us, the REEF-LUX 450 is no slouch in ranked modes.

Splatoon 3 REEF-LUX 450

This weapon deserves a place on this list because it is the best painting weapon in Splatoon 3 by far, and therefore charges its Special in seconds. And of course, its Special is the lethal and particularly annoying Tenta Missiles.

Tenta Missiles can target the entire enemy team at once, particularly if they’re all gathered around an objective. It forces those players to move, or face a horde of incoming explosives.

Splatoon 3 REEF-LUX Stats

To make things even better, Anarchy Battles often have teams making a beeline for the objective, leaving your home base relatively un-inked.

The REEF-LUX can charge its special with a few quick shots, and then return to the action. And in a pinch, it’s not actually bad at taking out enemies up close, particularly with its charged jump shot which can one-shot Splat.

Want to see your best option for more weapon classes? Here are the best of the rest options that you need to try in Splatoon 3:

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