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
1 Custom Dualie Squelchers

Great range for dualies, can dodge roll, can move WHILE IN TURRET MODE, and can kill fast with mpu. Oh, it also has a good kit. Splat bombs are good for pressure and sometimes kills. Ink storm is good for getting some turf and possibly leading to a small push.

Best weapon, downright. No need for MPU, but when you do, it practically becomes a direct upgrade of the Splattershot. But also this thing has a very reliable loadout, except it's not very spammable.

How can you not like this it's the meta of splatoon 2. Every competitive team has someone who uses this thing. It's my main and I love it.

Excellent range plus splat bombs make for a great weapon to splat people. I've gotten 3 people at once with a bomb. Not to mention it comes with rainmaker, which is useful to make people back up.

2 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

Ink saver main and main power up on this thing is a deadly combo. It also turfs surprisingly well.

Its hard to use but so rewarding when it gets kills. And it has the best special in the game.

3 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.

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.

A really great thing about the Splat Roller is that it is a good counter to the Octobrush, which is one of the most overpowered weapons in the game

4 H-3 Nozzlenose D

Oh boy do I love this thing. Good paint, good killing power, good range, perfect accuracy even when jumping, a two shot with mpu, a good bomb that's very good for killing people right as they superjump, and the best special in the game that further enhances this weapons supportive attributes. If you've ever seen jp splat zone scrims they use this quite a bit. Just get used to aiming with it and you'll destroy everybody.

I think of Ink Armor and Tenta Missiles the same way. But this one is more spammable because Suction Bombs. You also have to wait to Level 30 to use this.

This weapon is way better than you think. It’s one of the best support weapons in the game being able to summon Ink Armor all the time and throwing Suction Bombs to manipulate enemy movement. It’s not very good at getting kills reliably, so it’s best to paint and armor and not focus on kills while trying to get good at it. However, if you are very good at aiming with it, you will feel unstoppable. It feels so good to do well with it.

My Buddy in S+! So happy it made it this high!

5 Glooga Dualies Deco

The kit fits perfectly with the main weapon. Just use the wall and dodge roll behind it and shoot people. It takes some getting used to, but its really strong.

These are your "Heavy Dualies". When rolling they can output 52.5 damage, which is 2 hits. When not rolling, deploy your inkwall, and build up your special while splatting enemies with 32 damage shots. Rush to the barrier in clam blitz with you baller. This isn't a great for turf war though.

The splash wall is just way too good on this weapon. The baller is also nice for staying alive.

These are a good weapon they have slow fire rate but the strength of the 52 gal

6 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.

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.

It is absolutely awesome at sneak attacks, which makes ninja squid almost overpowered when used with the splat dualies. You can use the Enperry Splat Dualies if you don't like the set.

7 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.

It has the tools to play slayer or support whenever it wants and has really good potential with the right gear.

Its definitely better than regular splattershot and I would argue that it's better than ttek as well.

8 Kensa Splattershot Pro

Great range and kit. If you have main power up and main saver, this weapon is a monster at getting kills. Splat bombs can be a good way to pressure an enemy and also kill one that is stuck. Booyah bomb is great at covering turf and at basically claiming an entire section of the map. Overall op weapon.

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.

9 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

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

This is the best weapon guys

10 Kensa Glooga Dualies

The vanilla Glooga Dualies’ kit is just trash, the Deco variant just allowed you to make mistakes, and the Kensa Glooga Dualies actually give the main weapon potential now. Fizzy Bomb is one of the best subs there is, allowing you to quickly traverse around the map, deal chip damage to the enemy team, and they paint a LOT. The Fizzy Bomb paints so much that you can easily get the Ink Armor often, which is great for allowing you and your team to make more aggressive pushes and for an instant reload since the Glooga Dualies are very Ink-hungry.

@thunderstar1124 The Glooga Dualies are actually nice plain. They have the inkjet,(which is the best special in my opinion) and ink mines which are great in ranked. The Deco version is somewhat aggressive. With the baller, you can push in and turf with the explosion. the splash walls are a defensive sub which can be useful if in the right use. The Kensa version isn't that amazing. The fizzy bombs are the only thing good about this set, and the ink armor is useless.

Personally. this set deserves this rank.

Best sub/special combo in the game. Not as good as glooga deco, but I love it in zones.

The Newcomers

? Aerospray RG
? .96 Gal
The Contenders
11 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.

12 Mini Splatling

Step one stack tons of run speed. Step two go into a match. Step three profit

(Results may vary based on your skill with the mini)

Not as good as it used to be but this thing is real good at fighting short range weapons. It's a solid pick.

You get the idea. Special Charge Up+Ink Saver spam.

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

13 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

14 Foil Squeezer

Instant bubble explosion combo go brrrrrrr

15 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!

16 Splattershot

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.

I am thunderstar1124. My account was suspended for seemingly no reason, so I’ll never be making lists on this account again.

17 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

18 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

Fastest. Time to kill. In the game. And Autobombs!

Good if you fling it.

19 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.

The hitbox is insane.

20 Octobrush

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

It is easy to sneak up on people and spam it

21 Splash-O-Matic

The accuracy is insane and if your good at aiming this thing will shred people. Also the neo splashes kit works wonders on splat zones.

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

22 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.

Same thing as the Kensa Splattershot, very spammable with Special Charge Up+Ink Saver.

23 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

24 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.

It's the best main weapon in the game objectively

25 N-ZAP '85

Having played splatoon 1, this thing was pretty good. In splatoon 2, it's even better! If you have swim speed, run speed and decent skills, you can play every position but backliner with this thing. I mean, you could try to backline, but... You wouldn't do much without the high ground and a lot of sub saver...

Geat at ink coverage and getting specials. Mostly used for front line and mid range combat. If you use run speed and special charge/main power up (mpu increases ink coverage) this weapon is insane. Gets so many ink armors to support your team and has suction bomb for added versatility.

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.

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