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 Best Weapons in Splatoon 2

1 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 - aced12

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

Splat roller is op it’s not slow but it does a lot of damage

2 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. - Qryzx

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. - BoomDaCorgi1337

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.

3 Splattershot

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

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. - thunderstar1124

4 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! - thunderstar1124

I win every time when I use it in ranked

Just, don't aim please -aced12 - aced12

5 Splattershot Jr.

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

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

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. - mattstat716

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! - thunderstar1124

6 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 - thunderstar1124

7 Splash-O-Matic

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.

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. - mattstat716

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. - thunderstar1124

8 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!

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.

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

9 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. - thunderstar1124

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.

10 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. - thunderstar1124

The Contenders

11 Tri-Slosher

Nouveau is better for Turf Wars - thunderstar1124

I use it plus ninja gear to wipe people out

12 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. - thunderstar1124

13 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!

14 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. - thunderstar1124

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

15 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. - thunderstar1124

16 Octobrush

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 - thunderstar1124

Needs a nerf because of how overpowered it is. - mattstat716

17 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. - thunderstar1124

18 Mini Splatling

We’re in this huge Mini Splatling meta right now, so this should be higher. - thunderstar1124

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. - mattstat716

19 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. - thunderstar1124

20 Dualie Squelchers

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

The Dualie Squelchers are so broken - thunderstar1124

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

This isnumber one

21 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. - mattstat716

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

22 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. - FirelordZuko

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

23 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. - thunderstar1124

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

24 Enperry Splat Dualies

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. - thunderstar1124

25 Glooga Dualies Deco

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.

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

I love this kit

This Glooga Dualies Deco has quickly become one of my favorite sets to use. The vanilla Gloogas have a sub that’s no longer good and is really just a nuisance (the Ink Mine), and a special that just isn’t that great for this weapon (Inkjet). The Glooga Dualies Deco fixes this problem, with the Splash Wall that’s perfect for this weapon as it is easily punishable when dodge-rolling. It also has the Baller, which is a way better special for this weapon than the Inkjet. It has great range and 2HKO damage after Dodge Rolling. It’s particularly great at countering snipers and Dualie Squelchers, which is amazing considering I absolutely hate those.

It's awesome for defense in Rainmaker/Tower Control, and that’s why I use it. - thunderstar1124

26 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. - thunderstar1124

We need to build a wall

27 Custom Explosher

Great main weapon, and Baller allows it to survive more situations since it's weak to being rushed - thunderstar1124

28 Bamboozler 14 MK I

The MK II is better, purely because of the Burst Bomb Launcher. I run lots of Main Power up and wreck with this!

Sniped 2.0

29 N-ZAP ‘89

I love Tenta Missiles so add some special charge up and I got to S+7 in 3 modes and S+8 in tower control

I usually tend to get a lot of turf inked and sometimes carry my team, even against higher level players. It's pretty fun because I have like 4 special charge ups on my gear so it charges up even faster.

Quick to get special

This weapon may look very useless, when it's really OP. You can cover a bunch of turf in a matter of seconds, and splatting enimies along the way. With the Autobombs and Tenta Missiles, this weappn should easily be considered as one of the best weapons. If you don't believe me, try it.

30 Splat Charger

One of my favourite weapons in the game
But u need to be skilled with it to be great with it

Very good plus splat bomb and pretty decent range and not too much charge time

Good sniper weapon. Good range, sniper level damage, a not too punishing charge time, charge holding, it's kit, etc. - Qryzx

Sniping time

31 Hero Shot

You can unlock it from story mode and you get it from shelson so id say it counts just the same as any other weapon that was reskinned with a new set

It is one of my favorite guns. It took me time to get it from story mode but the fact that it's the splattershot but better makes it one of my favorites.

The replica of the main weapon, team modern

U can unlock it u doosh

32 Zink Mini Splatling

Very Short charge time (though not much fire time either), good fire rate and okay range. Overall A rank out of X for me on a tier list. - Qryzx

This is my favorite Splatling, and I love Splatlings. This set is one of my favorites to use in Turf Wars. The main weapon is already very powerful in mid-range, and has excellent mobility (for its class) and turf covering capabilities on its own. However, it’s improved upon with Curling Bombs for extra mobility and Ink Storm for increasing your score. - thunderstar1124

I used to be an Enperry splat dualie main, but after I switched main (to this), i’ve almost never lost a game. It is really fast, it’s really good in most rankes battles, it’s Sub (curling bombs) gives it a lot of mobility and it’s special (Ink storm) is really good. I think it’s really underrated, just as the other splatlings. :D

33 Tentatek Splattershot

My favourite sub and special on my favourite main, it was almost made for me!

Switch this with normal Splattershot on ranks

The main weapon for this kit is pretty short range but it does high damage, and the Splat Bomb and Inkjet are extremely useful for longer ranged engagements. This kit is clearly meant to play aggressively, and it’s among the best when doing so. I personally use the Octo Shot Replica since I beat the Octo Expansion. - thunderstar1124

It’s really good

34 Dynamo Roller

Ink mines and sting ray is a blessing in disguise so you know where the player is plus it weakens the target enough to kill with the dynamo flick. No one just uses the weapon enough.

When you want to be good at chargers but don’t have good aim

35 Aerospray MG

Really easy to work with, if you use it right, it can be real powerful at beginner ranks

Good at inking turf. Really good if you love shooters

Godly when challenging splat rollers!


36 Dapple Dualies Nouveau


I like these Dualies. Their range sucks and they’re not very accurate for Dualies, but they have an extremely high DPS when you get close to opponents and they’re very mobile. Their sub is Toxic Mist which is great for slowing down your opponents and trapping them for an instant splat. Their special is the Ink Storm, and nobody can go wrong with that special. - thunderstar1124

37 Flingza Roller

Theese are the weapons that take skill to use, It's not very slow but not fast either and the vertical can one shot, and when you slowly get ink on people to slowly kill them it's sign of skill, I personally hate Rollers due to the lack of skill it takes, but this one is amazing

Foil Flingza is just straight up better. - thunderstar1124

Half dynamo half Splat roller

IT'S A DYNAMO, IT'S A SPLAT, IT'S THE FLINGZA ROLLER. (terrible pillow pets ad joke) - Qryzx

38 Sploosh-O-Matic

Turf is amazing

Amazing turf coverage, mobility, and damage for its firerate.

It covers turf like crazy, and has lots of firerate and damage. But its range is so terrible that it’s not viable at all. - thunderstar1124

It is very good for most modes, with a good fire rate, good mobility and good accuracy.

The only downside is that is has bad range.

39 Custom Splattershot Jr.

Good overall

Double autobombs makes this set one of the best! - aced12

40 Custom Dualie Squelchers

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.

It's basically the Dualie Squelchers but has a more Popular, Better kit. It's special is good support. - Qryzx

These are my guilty pleasure weapon. They have literally no weaknesses to speak of, and those that do exist can be easily fixed with gear - thunderstar1124

*rolls behind you* nothing Personnel, squid

41 Hydra Splatling

This Splatling is very immobile and has very slow charging time. What happens if you charge it fully though? It has one of the fastest firerates in the whole game, the longest firing time of all Splatlings, 3HKO Damage, and range that is only beaten by the Splat Charger. Don’t worry, if an enemy gets too close, activate the Splashdown. - thunderstar1124

42 Kensa.52 Gal

WHY ISn't THIS AT THE TOP? Very good damage great special gauge and one of the best specials.

Yeah I love the Booyah Bomb and this is a great weapon

Okay range and good damage. plus it has booyah bomb

43 Forge Splattershot Pro

It take out lot of ink.. however one main and one sub for ink saver should help. the range is good.. should out range most weapon. bubble blower is awesome.

This weapon is much more versatile than the vanilla. All playstyles from offense to defense to support exists at least in some form here. It has great range (about 3 lines), a decent firerate, 3HKO Damage, and more accuracy than the Splattershot. It’s sub, the Suction Bomb is useful for many situations, especially when you use it with its special, the Bubble Blower, to pop it more easily. The Bubble Blower does wonders in Ranked modes. However, the weapon is very ink hungry, so I suggest a good amount of Ink Recovery Up if you’re like me who uses both the main and sub weapon regularly.

It works best for me in Splat Zones and Clam Blitz.

Unfortunately, the Custom Dualie Squelchers are better in every way except for equal damage rate and the same range. They have a better firerate, painting, ink efficiency, mobility, you don’t have to aim as much, and even has a better kit with Splat Bombs and Inkstorm - thunderstar1124

44 Sorella Brella

Love it! I only wish it would shoot when it’s open

45 Custom E-Liter 4K Scope

Perfect. Best range in the game. Scope. Squid Beakon for getting back to your sniping spot. Bubble Blower to cover lots of turf. Awesome.



46 Krak-On Splat Roller
47 Dapple Dualies

This weapon can be used a an aggressive support playing style, why I love it so much

It is the best by a mile

Nouveau is better. - thunderstar1124

It is the strongest daulies

48 .52 Gal

I don't see the deco on this list

Why am I the first one to mention this? It's an easy 2HKO and still turfs decently. Also, when paired with a point sensor you can follow them and shoot them down (with normal.52 Gal). If you decide to go for the curling bomb you can go into the opponents' area without much struggle (with.52 Gal Deco). The fact that this isn't used or mentioned as commonly as the likes of the N-Zap or Aerospray is surprising to me. - BoomDaCorgi1337

Good damage

The problem with the.52 Gal is that it’s kits are not that good. Plus, it’s not very accurate with slow bullet velocity, making hitting opponents who are jumping around at you nearly impossible

49 L-3 Nozzlenose

Fun if you're a good shot

50 Kensa Splat Dualies

Suction Bombs are useful for many situations, such as keeping people off the tower, manipulating your enemy’s movement into your range or away from the objective point, painting the Zone so the other team has trouble completely capturing it, and painting to save for your Baller, which is great for Splat Zones and Clam Blitz. Plus, this kit has become increasingly popular for competitive play after the Enperries have been nerfed so many times. - thunderstar1124

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