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Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon (V1.7)

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SquiddiamFancyson submitted a new guide:

Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon (Draft 1.0) - A brief look at burst bombs and their utility.

Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon
By SquiddiamFancyson


Burst bombs are an effective but underutilized sub weapon in Splatoon. At first glance, they appear to be inferior to the other bomb classes, as unlike splat bombs they do not splat in one shot, and unlike sticky bombs they do not latch onto an area. However, if we look deeper, there are a range of benefits burst bombs provide that make them a powerful sub in the right hands....
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The guide for now is finished as far as text is concerned. My only plans for future updates is to get some photos and videos that better demonstrate examples. If someone is interested in helping me get said footage (or editing some existing stuff) then I'm more than happy to credit you accordingly.

Also willing to make refinements if people have any suggestions. Feedback and rates as always are greatly appreciated. A massive thank you to the rates thus far.
 

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The guide for now is finished as far as text is concerned. My only plans for future updates is to get some photos and videos that better demonstrate examples. If someone is interested in helping me get said footage (or editing some existing stuff) then I'm more than happy to credit you accordingly.

Also willing to make refinements if people have any suggestions. Feedback and rates as always are greatly appreciated. A massive thank you to the rates thus far.
You could just ask the Waffle?
 

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I am confused on this. The L-3 D seems to be able to kill with Bomb+Shot w/o any damage ups. Can you elaborate what you mean with the damage ups for the Nozzle? Thanks!
You'd normally kill with 1 bomb + 1 burst (actually the second shot of the burst if i'm not mistaken). A nozzlenose burst is 3 shots. By running damage up, you'll get the kill after the first hit of the burst. This decreased ttk may prevent trades.
 

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I am confused on this. The L-3 D seems to be able to kill with Bomb+Shot w/o any damage ups. Can you elaborate what you mean with the damage ups for the Nozzle? Thanks!
Hi blue. @Njok summed it up perfectly but I will change the phrasing to better clarify. Thank you for the like and feedback.
 

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nice guide. One other application I've started using burst bombs for is to check around corners or over obstacles for camping enemies. You can hear the hit sound if they're there.
 

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nice guide. One other application I've started using burst bombs for is to check around corners or over obstacles for camping enemies. You can hear the hit sound if they're there.
I'll make a more specific point about that since that's the kind of thing I meant by checking enemy terrain, though I realize that it's a rather brief term for a large concept. I'm planning on expanding some points to be clearer and adding images or video when I can cut down a file I have. Thank you for taking the time to give me feedback!
 

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SquiddiamFancyson updated Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon (V1.4) with a new update entry:

Burst Bombs - 1.4 Update

Clarified some points regarding snuffing out opponents, including mentioning the distinct hit sound and how this helps you 'see' enemies outside your field of vision.

Also explained that you don't need to jump to escape with burst bombs in enemy terrain, and stated the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
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SquiddiamFancyson updated Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon (V1.5) with a new update entry:

Version 1.5 Update + Thank You

Hi all,

A huge thank you to everybody that has given me feedback so far. It's been overwhelmingly positive and has meant the world to me. That being said, I'm still looking for details I can add to the guide, so please don't hesitate to send me your suggestions.

This update mainly consists of rephrasing to provide a smoother reading experience. It also includes revisions of important damage up thresholds following the recent patches.
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SquiddiamFancyson updated Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon (V1.6) with a new update entry:

1.6 - Damage up stacking and defense up.

A relatively small update, but a fairly important one. I've added a note in the TTK section that addresses the state of the metagame currently, and included my opinion on damage stacking. This is solely my opinion but one that will hopefully be useful to people unsure on how to use their remaining gear slots.
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SquiddiamFancyson updated Burst Bombs: Applications of an Underrated Sub Weapon (V1.6) with a new update entry:

1.6 - Damage Stacking and Defense Up

A relatively small update, but a fairly important one. I've added a note in the TTK section that addresses the state of the metagame currently, and included my opinion on damage stacking. This is solely my opinion but one that will hopefully be useful to people unsure on how to use their remaining gear slots.
Read the rest of this update entry...
 

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