Best Weapons in Splatoon 2

I will be choosing weapons that are best for different play-styles, how well they can assist you individually, and effectiveness on each mode. I will not be adding overpowered garbage to this list.
The Top Ten
Splat Roller

This has been an excellent weapon for me to use. Can turf easily and kill at great ranges (Damage range can increase with MPU). Curling bombs make for a good sub in terms of pushing, with the possibility of distracting and getting kills on the opposing team. Splashdown makes for a great bait when Super Jumping and as a last resort if stuck.

This weapon is severely underrated.
The other close-range weapons are either chip-based damage (see other weapons), extremely slow (tenta brella), pathetically weak (inkbrush), or turf poorly (luna blaster).
The only weapon that solves all of the above is the Splat Roller... or Hero Roller Replica.
It can turf well with rolling, can obtain OHKO's at a decent range, has mobility like crazy with its Curling Bomb and Vertical Flick, and is generally a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Master it, and you will BECOME that force to be reckoned with.
Just... please don't try to roll into the opposition for kills. Use it for turfing. Flicking can obtain a OHKO at a further distance...

It is very good for chasing down opponents, and the vertical swing has so much range that you can instantly splat a target from afar, I.E, an OctoBrush, or another Splat Roller. The curling bombs also make a good trail to push forward into enemy territory and cause enough mayhem to let your team win a turf war. It is my favourite weapon!

Or Hero Roller Replica, if that’s what you use. Both are the same weapon, though. It excels at close range combat, with a wide spread capable of OHKO. Its sub is the curling bomb, which makes Ninja Squid practically overpowered with this set because you can use it to sneak up on enemies, pop out from out of nowhere, and OHKO them. Its special is the Splashdown, which is useful for any weapon to have.

Splat Dualies

As far as the regular splat dualies go, they're mostly balanced.
The Squelcher Dualies have good range, decent fire rate and movement after rolling.
The Dapple Dualies, however, have fairly short range, but faster rolls and good fire rate.
The Glooga Dualies are okay, but I would give it a pass due to the slow fire rate (though it has okay range).

They're a really good starter, as you unlock the Splat Dualies at level 4 and they only cost 24 hundred (2,400) coins.

All dualies (with the exception of those slow firing glue guns) are very overpowered, especially the Dapple Dualies. The Dapple and Splat Dualies are what I love to use the most. The dodge rolls (which is the B button, for those who just started out playing Splatoon 2) can really also help because you can escape. I love them, and I recommend them for everyone who likes well-rounded weapons.

Or the Enperry Splat Dualies, if that’s what you prefer. I prefer Normal as Burst Bombs are arguably one of the best sub weapons. These are one of the new weapons in the game and they are extremely fun to use. You’re able to dodge-roll to avoid enemies splatting you and when you do you can unleash a more accurate attack on them. These are quite difficult to master, though.

It is my main and is so good that I almost never lose since I switched my main to this.

It is so OP and can completely change your gameplay.

I highly recommend this weapon.


If you think the kit is a bit too stiff, try its brother; the Tentatek Splattershot.
Don't like the weaker burst bomb? Splat bomb.
Don't like being stuck whilst using the special or superjumping to use it? Inkjet.

The Splattershot is very good.

Tentatek is pretty op, splatter jr is also ok for beginners and for turf war

The Tentatek is better, and I argue that the Kensa is also better.

Clash Blaster

Do you have LITERALLY no skill but want to get a high rank? The Clash Blaster is for you! Just get somewhat close to someone, aim in their general direction, jump around constantly, and hold ZR! Guaranteed kill!

I feel bad for everybody that matched into a Clash Blaster in Tower Control

There is literaly no skill needed for this weapon. Good for any ranked battles.

I win every time when I use it in ranked

Splattershot Jr.

I use the CUSTOM splattershot jr. it is rlly good and I got 17 kills with it once, the autobomb is my favourite bomb and guess what, it comes with this weapon and the ink storm special move is rlly powerful as well

Even if it is the first weapon you can use, it’s still amazing, especially on Rainmaker (at least for me). Its sub, the Splat Bomb, is simply a blessing to have because the range of the main weapon is very limited. However, this weapon’s turf covering capabilities are really good, with excellent mobility. Due to the fact that it’s so good at covering turf, you can easily save up for the Ink Armor, which can allow your team to push forward.

Edit: the Splattershot Jr. recently got buffed so they have an exclusive ink tank that has 10% more ink than the average tank, so it’s now even better!

The custom variant is even moreso built for turfing and sniffing out the opposition with Autobomb and Inkstorm. Give it a shot if you're more in a turfing mood.

Great weapon, has 10% more ink and has a good fire rate

Slosher Deco

AMAZING YET AGAIN! Perfect in splatoon 1 and again a top ten weapon! I really like the kit. I also really like how useful it is in ranked so that is a huge bonus! Not great on turf war but it was a wider spread! That buff alone got it to number 4 on my list.

Even after that massive nerf in 3.0.0, this weapon is still one of the best in the game, especially in this Baller meta that we’re currently in. The main weapon is solid, and Sprinkler is very good as a distraction and charging up your Baller faster, which happens to have excellent synergy with the main weapon. It's one of the strongest slayers in the game right now

The Slosher Deco's a "meh" weapon. It isn't the best, and it's overshadowed by Tri-Slosher and other weapons.
It's fun, but only... SOMETIMES. It mostly depends on the stage, mode, and so on and so forth.

I got to top 500 players with this and it is by far my favourite weapon


It's an Aerospray. But accurate.
The Sploosh-O-Matic is the offspring of the Aerospray and the Splash-O-Matic. It has less range, but SLIGHTLY more accuracy.
Also it turfs like a god with either weapon. Aerosprays are so last year when you use them.

Insane weapon. It is the most accurate shooter and its damage is not too bad.

If a higher fire-rate weapon is more your style, the Splash-O-Matic is your way to go. It does shoot in a very narrow manner, but if you’re accurate enough with it you’ll be set. Its turf covering capabilities are comparable to that of an Aerospray, if not better.

Note: this was on the list before the Neo variant came out, and that one is way better.

One of the greatest weapons use the regular cause it got me to rank X In All of the ranked modes and In top 1000 players so use it

Kensa Splattershot Pro

Really great range and mobility, also kills really fast. I also like how it has the Booyah-Bomb cause it's a good special for most ranked modes. The only downside to this gun is that it runs out of ink really fast so you have to make every shot count. (just have good aim)

The most used gun in competitive play that I’ve seen and it really shows best special one of the best subs! Needs a tad bit more range and this thing would have been number 2 on my list! Forge splattershot pro is a better variant of the splatter shot tho!

This replaced the Forge Pro for me. I spent so much time with that weapon and it it’s the one weapon I used at least a little bit in every mode to help me get to Rank X. However, this one has the Splat Bomb, which is my favorite sub. It also has the Booyah Bomb, which functions just like the Inkstrike from Splatoon 1. As you would expect, it does wonders in Splat Zones. It’s also very versatile and can be useful in Tower Control, Rainmaker, and Clams.

I am garbage with this weapon, but this feels like the best shooter weapon in the game. Combo a 3 shot kill with a decent firing rate with accurate bullets and a good range, and you got a good main weapon. Splat bomb was always good and Booyah bomb is the new inkstrike of Splatoon 2.

Heavy Splatling Remix

I use this weapon a lot and I get at least 7 kills a match, this thing is a beast at long range, and Booyah Bomb automatically wins Splat Zones

My favorite splatling. Point Sensors are not my first choice but the main weapon is one of the better ones to have it. The Booyah Bomb is great to have in any situation.

Help I love it, it's a fast kill weapon. you just gotta look at a opponent and they'll be gone in a flash. with the booyah bomb this weapon is a super slayer.

Soda Slosher

Splat Bomb’s 30 splash damage has great synergy with the main weapon’s 70 damage per hit, allowing you to get a kill. Plus, this is probably the best weapon in the game to have Burst Bomb Launcher, as it is great for weakening enemies for a 1-slosh kill, painting the map, and for maneuvering out of a bad situation.

Very powerful

The Contenders

I use it plus ninja gear to wipe people out

Nouveau is better for Turf Wars

Dark Tetra Dualies

I received a 1500 X power in Rainmaker with these Dualies. I love them! Best weapon in Splatoon!

The best weapon that I use. I always get a 10-kill streak each match using these!

Love it! I always win with these! It's SO easy to take out someone

Great look and great mobility. Best weapon ever!

Neo Splash-O-Matic

This is easily one of my favorite weapons. I love the original Splash-O-Matic as a weapon, but I hate the Inkjet on it. This however, fixes the problem with Burst Bombs (my favorite sub weapon in the game) as a sub and Suction Bomb Launcher as a special (which is super effective and fun to use as long as you don’t go spamming as many as possible, as that makes you an easy target), which makes this one of the best sets I have ever used.

Best weapon ever

Kensa Splattershot

I use this weapon and saying from experience, I must say that this weapon is like a long range-ish version of the Splattershot, and for that reason it can be used in far more situations than the normal version.

Since Inkjet on the ttek is not that good right now, this is the most viable Splattershot. Suction Bomb works really well with the main weapon, and Tenta Missiles are good right now, especially since longer-ranged weapons are more commonly played.

I die to this weapon a lot mostly due to how quickly it can deal damage

Carbon Roller Deco

This is WAY better than the vanilla because of its burst bombs. It also has Autobomb Launcher which is so funny to look at while still being very effective. I like it.

This is a good weapon, which is known as the Assassinator

Good if you fling it.



Great in defence, greater in offence. I love using this weapon! Long ranged spam attacks prevent *most* enemies from being a problem.

This weapon is to overpowered the range and fire rate is too OP and I use it and I get like 20 kills every battle.its overpowered in turf battle and ranked battle really good too but problem is,in rank battle everyone use chargers

It's the sword of the whole splatoon franchise

Needs a nerf because of how overpowered it is.

Tri-Slosher Nouveau

I like the Nouveau better as it has the Ink Storm. It also has Splat Bombs which are really good for approaching and manipulating the movement of enemies as the range on this weapon did get nerfed. Unfortunately, as much as I like to use it, the main weapon just isn’t good enough.

Mini Splatling

This Splatling is evil. I have been tricked many times by thinking it was a full on splatling only to go around a corner and find it's actually a mini.
This firerate is ridiculously fast, along with the chargetime.
The movement with charge is fast, too.
HOWEVER... It's overshadowed by its bigger brothers and more mobile sisters.

We’re in this huge Mini Splatling meta right now, so this should be higher.

Dualie Squelchers

Literally the best slayer weapon in the game. It out ranges most slayers and it has a fast fire rate. Its also the best duailies in the game because your able to move after rolling with it and cause it has high range and fire rate.

Dualie Squelchers are really good. There roll takes little time to recharge and t has a good sub and special.

Excellent Mobility, Range and Decent Fire Rate. Amazing, deserves top ten. It's not even overpowered either.

The Dualie Squelchers are so broken

Kensa Rapid Blaster

Great kit, perfect for competitive play! Also great for kills in turf war! On my list it’s number 2. Number one is the forge splattershot pro which everyone is saying is garbage!

I love this weapon so much. The Torpedo is so useful for chip damage and helping you hit your mark, and the Baller is good at letting you make mistakes.

Gold Dynamo Roller

This is what I do, I stack main power up and ninja Squid, then hide near the ranked objective and camp. It got me at least a 2150 power in all modes

This weapon is really good when you are sneak attacking a group because so many people got rekt by this awesome weapon.Most reccmonded using this against splatting because that weapon give you time to throw ink at them

Have you ever seen a competitive player use anything else

Great weapon. It's hard to master but very rewarding

N-ZAP '85

My favorite support weapon by far. Fast fire-rate, decent range, suction bombs for tower control, amazing inking power, and ink armor , altogether, make this an amazing weapon.

I hate this weapon. It takes no skill at all because the high firerate means you can kill people at a good range easily. Also, due to the fact that it is really good for covering turf, you can flat-out spam the Ink Armor.

The best weapon in splatoon 2 is the N-Zap 85. It has the perfect move set compared to the other N-Zap, it has great range, high damage, and the soecial move gives a lot of support for your team

This gun Is my main! I only use this and you have to understand it's power. It can help push objectives and is easily the best gun.

Heavy Splatling Deco

Often seen as the better Heavy Splatling, I would have to agree. Its sub, the Splash-Wall, is perfect for defense. And its special, the Bubble Blower, can be extremely effective for taking over a lot of turf and splatting your opponents.

Splatlings are made for DESTRUCTION, that's why I love them. -Jaymoji

Enperry Splat Dualies

Love the kit and they look great!

Inkjet is not very good in this current meta, and Special Gauge has been nerfed hard, so they aren’t the best right now.

Lovin inkjet amazing combo

Kensa L-3 Nozzlenose

I have fallen in love with this kit. The main weapon is usually risky to take into battles, but the Splash Wall is great at allowing you to be more aggressive and make more mistakes. It has the Ultra Stamp, which is really good at dealing with snipers by throwing it and crushing close targets.

We need to build a wall

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