At the time of writing, Splatoon 3 is still in full swing, and there are plenty of Splatfests left to participate in! That means you should be as ready as can be, and Ability Chunks are a great way to upgrade your gear and increase your chances of winning a competitive match. Unfortunately, Splatoon 3’s in-game Ability Chunk descriptions are sometimes vague or outright lacking detail. Today, we’ll be going over what each type of Ability Chunk does and how to make the most of each one!
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Inkling was initially regarded as one of the worst characters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo metagame. In the present day, Inkling is still regarded as one of the worst fighters in tournament play, so it’s safe to say that not much has changed for our favorite squid kid. Its main issue is that its AI doesn’t recharge its ink, and that’s probably all we have to say to make its low-tier placement make sense. If you’d like to learn more about Inkling’s metagame history, you can do so over at its corresponding wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
Special thanks to DoopFizzle for contributing Inkling’s training information!
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Hi! My name is Nikigod, and I am a member of the Exion community. I am somewhat of a recent joiner, as I have only been on the server for a couple of months now. However, the community is welcoming and friendly to all, and as such I feel no like I am no less of a member than anyone else. Case in point is Cloud (The head honcho of Exion) letting me write an essay on something that I love- Splatoon! I have been playing for years, since Splatoon 1 on the Wii U, and am a part of the competitive community in the sequel. The game has a childish charm, and yet is intriguingly competitively deep. Splatoon is even how I got into Amiibo training! I had some Inkling Amiibo that I used in Splatoon 1, and realized I could use them in smash! I loved training them so much that I decided to join the community! Talking about communities, Splatoon feels very similar to the amiibo training community in that it feels like a small, tightly-knit circle of friends, even though the community is larger than you might think. As you can see, Splatoon has been a part of my life for a while now, and I wanted to write about it. When I approached Cloud about this idea, he was very supportive, and here we are! For this overview of the game, I am going to be focusing on Splatoon 2, however I am going to be using the labels Splatoon and Splatoon 2 interchangeably in this summary. So, what exactly is Splatoon? Well, Splatoon is one of the newer Nintendo IPs, with the first game releasing on the Wii U in 2015. Splatoon 2 was released in 2017. It is a 4v4 shooter that is heavily focused on map control, as the guns shoot ink, which creates lots of strategy involving the aforementioned map control and weapon choosing. There is a wide variety of maps and modes, which will be touched upon later. The weapon variety is excellent, and you can sink lots of hours into this game without it feeling stale. You hooked yet? Let’s dive into this game, and what makes it so great.
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