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Hero Gear Upgrade Guide & Order

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Hero Gear Upgrade Guide & Order in Splatoon 3. Learn about Hero Gear High Priority Upgrades and Order of upgrade, Upgrade Material and Effect, Upgrade Points & Sardinium, and more.

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Hero Gear Details

Effects Only Works In Hero Mode

When equipment is upgraded, the upgraded effect only works on Hero Mode. To upgrade an equipment, you will need Sardinium and Upgrade Points which can be obtained in Hero Mode.

How Much Performance Increase (Just a Feel Like)

UnupgradedMax Upgrade
Fire RateSplattershot ProSploosh-o-matic
InkSplattershot ProSploosh-o-matic
DamageSplattershot Jr.Sploosh-o-matic
RangeSplattershot Jr..52 gal

Upgrades Starts From The Left

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Upgrade Path

  • Start from the left corner
  • Can unlock adjacent squares
  • Use Upgrade Points on unlocked squares to gain effect

The light blue on the left is the starting point for upgrading Hero Gear. From here, you can unlock adjacent squares using Sardinium and then use Upgrade Points to get the additional effect.

Upgrade Materials

ItemHow To Use
How To Obtain
イリコニウムSardiniumHow To Use
・Used to Unlock Upgrades
How To Obtain
・Breaking screws on the site
・Destruction of Fuzzy Ooze
・Three when the boss of the site 2, 4 and 6 is defeated
強化ポイントUpgrade PointsHow To Use
・Used to Upgrade Hero Gear
How To Obtain
・Discover Items
・Destruction of Fuzzy Ooze Cores
・Paint the site and stage

Sardinium Is For Unlocking Upgrades

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The Sardinium is used to unlock the locked frame on Hero Gear screen. This will allow you to open up adjacent upgrades starting from the left side.

Upgrade Points Are For Activating Effects

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Upgrade Points are consumed to activate the effect unlocked by the Sardinium. There are many ways to get this if you are playing Hero Mode.

Hero Gear Recommended Upgrades

Recommended Upgrade Path

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Upgrade Details

Smallfry HP UpSmallfry HP Up1
Better Hero ShotBetter Hero Shot
Upgrade before fighting the boss at site 2 is recommended.
Special Charge UpSpecial Charge Up-
Ink-Tank Capacity UpInk-Tank Capacity Up-
Suit Recovery UpSuit Recovery Up3
Smallfry Ink SaverSmallfry Ink Saver3
Ink-Tank Capacity UpInk-Tank Capacity Up1
Ink Resistance UpInk Resistance Up-
Better Hero ShotBetter Hero Shot4

This Hero Gear upgrade path can allow you to defeat the last boss without making too many detours while taking the necessary upgrades. The main focus of this build is to strengthen your shooter and minimizing the consumption of Sardinium which is difficult to obtain.

Focus Hero Shooter Upgrade Early

The Hero Mode Bosses in Site 3 are much stronger than those in Site 1 and Site 2. With an unupgraded gear, it will be difficult to fight because of the slow fire rate. Focus on upgrading this before you challenge the boss fight at site 2.

High Priority Upgrades

Better Hero Shot
ヒーローシューター強化・Hero Shooter's rate of fire is increased.
・Can be upgraded twice.
Ink-Tank Capacity Up
インクタンク容量アップ・Hero Shooter's rate of fire is increased.
・Can be upgraded twice.
Suit Recovery Up
スーツ回復力アップ・Increases the recovery of broken suits.
・Can be upgraded twice.

The upgrades that should be prioritized on Hero Gear should be those that can improve your weapon and HP. The Hero Shooter will be used until the end and the difference in performance between the unupgraded version and the upgraded version is very drastic. Also, since the Hero Shooter makes you vulnerable to enemy attacks, the Suit Recovery upgrade should also be a priority.

Upgrades That Are Needed Later

Smallfry HP Up / Smallfry Ink Saver
コジャケ体力アップIncreases the durability
コジャケインク効率アップReduces the ink consumed

In the final stages of Hero Mode, there is a stage where you will need Smallfry Upgrades. If they are not upgraded, you will be killed immediately which will make the progress very difficult. It is highly recommended that you upgrade these while upgrading your shooter.

Smallfry Upgrades That Are Not Required

コジャケ復活時間短縮【Smallfry Quickrespawn】
Shortens the respawn time of Smallfry
コジャケ攻撃力アップ【Smallfry Damage Up】
Smallfry deals more damage against enemies

Although it can strengthen Smallfry, it requires a lot of Sardinium to upgrade these. If you have extra Sardinium, it can help you get stronger but it is not required.

Upgrade Reset After Clearing

Materials Can Be Left Unused

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After clearing the game, a Hero Gear reset option is added from the Gear Upgrade screen. This option allows you to start over from scratch while keeping the Sardinium and Upgrade Points that you have used. Although it only has a little effect, it makes it possible to challenge all stages with unupgraded gear.

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