The bucket is working well for me tonight. Maybe I'm bucketing smarter, not harder. I think that's the case in this battle.
I refuse to be sucked in to pointless squabbles or petty revenge, and look after myself first and the Splat Zones second.
I make good use of my Bubbler, which saves me nicely, and my Disruptor, which slows down the teal inklings when required.
Along with a little bit of luck, I help the team to a smooth knockout victory. It doesn't get much sweeter.