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.

I think it's great! But I'd personally use the Hero Roller Replica! -aced12

I love just going' about my day, inking turf, and then, hey! I just ran over someone camping! How nifty!

I don’t know who in the right mind would think it’s okay for this weapon to kill you in one hit without defense boosts

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.

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.

I changed this to my main and it lets you have excellent mobility.
You can win more and lose less with this weapon.


Tentatek Is great as an offensive and defensive pick as long as you are willing to put in the time yo learn inkjet

The Splattershot is very good.

it's the original gun


Clash Blaster

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

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 win every time when I use it in ranked

Just, don't aim please -aced12

Splattershot Jr.

very good fire rate, pretty balanced and op for turf wars. also the 10% more ink helps loads

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

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.

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

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.

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

This is the best weapon guys

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


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

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

its good

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.

Kensa Splattershot Pro

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!

I am almost X rank in Clam Blitz (wish me luck! ) and this weapon is my main and I hope to get top 500 with this weapon!

The only I have to say about this weapon is boo ya bomb

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

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

Very powerful

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.

The Contenders


Nouveau is better for Turf Wars

I use it plus ninja gear to wipe people out

Neo Splash-O-Matic

Best weapon ever

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.

Dark Tetra Dualies

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

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

Their great weapons that are easy to use and can come in clutch because of the stupid crazy gimmick with four dodge rolls makes it really easy to doge and/or splat opponents

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

Kensa Splattershot

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

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.

Carbon Roller Deco

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

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.

Good if you fling it.

Auto bomb launcher good at pinning down a player in tower control or the rainmaker and to top it off it is on the asssain carbon roller ps burst cancelling it is just amazing


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

I personally think that the octobrush is super overpowered because if you just sit in and wait for an enemy to come and then pop out when I least expect it it's just an easy kill

The least you can all do to counter this is to back up and shoot because the Octobrush has hardly any strafing speed

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

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

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.

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.

Dualie Squelchers

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

The Dualie Squelchers are so broken

epic long range dualies

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

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

I think this weapon is the best in splatoon 2 it has a longer vertical flick and regular the only downside is that it can be slow at times but it can be master if you try it

Really slow weapon. Hydra lovers might enjoy it.

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

N-ZAP '85

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.

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

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!

Lovin inkjet amazing combo

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

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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