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Why the Splat Brella is mediocre at best

Discussion in 'Competitive Discussion' started by The Salamander King, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. VOCALOVER

    VOCALOVER Inkling

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    Well, in my opinion it's important to mention that you can't only defend yourself with the Brella, but your team too.
    A teammate opening their Brella for you in a crucial moment can provide just about enough time for you to recover and survive combat.
     
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  2. MINKUKEL

    MINKUKEL Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    Not really, no.
    Maybe you just need practice with it because I find it one of the easiest weapons to kill with, and I often see people online with very good results.
    Now, that's just completely subjective. In fact, the whole thing is. You can't one-on-one compare traits of a Brella and a Shooter and call one better than the other: both have a very different style of playing.
     
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  3. The Salamander King

    The Salamander King Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    That is true, but the shield is very small. The Tentabrella looks like a better overall choice if you wanna play Brella
     
  4. The Salamander King

    The Salamander King Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    CJr. Is on the right, Brella in left.
     
  5. The Salamander King

    The Salamander King Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    Does that mean I can't say that the Ttek is better than the Inkbrush because Ttek isn't a roller?
     
  6. MINKUKEL

    MINKUKEL Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    You're getting it.
     
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  7. The Salamander King

    The Salamander King Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    I was being sarcastic. No one in their right mind thinks that Inkbrush has a chance against Ttek
     
  8. Lonely_Dolphin

    Lonely_Dolphin Lord of the Squids

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    Point Sensor makes a lot of sense on this weapon, helps your teammates hit the enemy through your shield that would otherwise make it hard to see. As for the alt kit, well now you have two splash walls that can be used one after another, as well as a splash wall you can shoot through yourself. That plus Ink Armor should make this set really obnoxious like the Cherry H-3 in Splatoon 1.
     
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    That's why a good inkbrush doesn't take chances. If they're playing well they'll splat a ttek before the ttek has time for a fair fight >: ]

    just charging at each other yeah the ttek has the upper hand. but just like the custom jr and brella they have different playstyles, so the one that is weaker head-on can totally win if used correctly. Also the custom jr and brella are so different? I wouldn't say either one is a replacement for the other at all, the only thing they have in common is the special weapon
     
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    mercenariez Inkling Cadet

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    Situational shield launching is good on some maps in Rainmaker. Otherwise I don't see it as a great weapon (I knew this since day 1, and people were all like herp a derp it needs more time. Well look at it now rofl)
     
  11. MINKUKEL

    MINKUKEL Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    And yet, if you play correctly as an Inkbrush, you'll have no trouble talking out a Splattershot.
     
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    J'Wiz Inkling Cadet

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    I would like a button to trigger the brella launch as opposed to it launching on its own after being out for a few seconds.

    It's pretty versatile in Salmon Run. The brella shield one-shots chums, so it's useful in the Glow-fly mode. Once again, it would be great if I didn't have to worry about the brella to launch, and I could just use it as a roller, but it still works. Its range and damage make it a pretty good boss killer. If you're about to be bombarded with a Steelhead or Flyfish, and are stuck in muck, the shield can help you survive that.

    It can be effective as a support weapon in PvP. I teamed up with a brella user in Moray. Brella guy would do his shield shenanigans, and I would pop the opponents with my mid-range weapon. It helped against some Splattershot Pro and Jet Squelcher opponents.

    By itself....I'm not sure. I haven't seen many brella users be much of a threat, and the ones that were seem like they would be more of a threat with a different weapon.
     
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    Before launch I was pumped for the brella. A short range weapon that can mess with chargers? Awesome. But with the game out, and chargers being far less of a menace, that's not as important. And with the weapon itself out, as it is now, it's very inconsistent for getting kills. When I battle a brella, 1v1 with no outside factors, I almost never lose. Even with their shield up they get overwhelmed very easily and their questionable shots usually are easy to survive.

    I've seen it put in work, but only as a pure support weapon. It can be a monster in Splatzones, most notably Port Zones. Setting up sprinklers up high or on a wall can help lock down a part of the zone, and with the fairly low special charge, it will be pumping out ink storms to keep enemies suppressed even more.

    And it's fantastic and fun to use in Salmon Run at least.
     
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    I just... don't feel threatened by brella users. Unless they're already at point blank, a brella brandishing their weapon at me usually winds up like that one swordfighter in Indiana Jones.
     
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    A double lesson in both how not to use a brella(swordfighter) and how to use a brella(Indy), the latter by never fighting fair. Even against other brellas.
    True, true, but it's still fun shoving people off ledges! Not even just off the map, shoving them off ledges into the middle of a pitched brawl too! Especially right into a contested splat zone. :D
     
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    To add onto my post, I feel more threatened by the Brella's ink storm than the weapon itself. Last night in turf my opponents happened to have two brellas and a splattershot pro, they won by a landslide despite being team wiped at least twice because my god THE RAIN NEVER STOPPED!
     
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  17. The Salamander King

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    I hope to Splat Tim you're joking.
     
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    Generally, in a 1v1, a splattershot will almost always win. The only way for an ink-brush to win is to get the splattershot distracted on another player, the splatter shot to be dumb, or to have a massive amount of turf control.
     
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    Just realized that the Tenta Brella has Point Sensors, not Ink Mine, LOL. Dunno what to think of it now. I guess it'd help when teammates are behind you're shield, but don't know where the enemy is.
     
  20. RespawningJesus

    RespawningJesus I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar.
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    Yeah, this weapon ain't too great, but it is fun as hell to use. Works pretty well in Turf Wars, but I wouldn't trust it in Ranked. Hopefully the other kits this weapon may get will be decent enough.
     

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