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 Splat Dualies

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.

Easy to use, hard to master

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2 Splat Roller

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!

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

It's a good balanced weapon out of all the rollers. Foil Flingza is tied in my opinion depending on your preference.

My splat roller is super fresh in splatoons up to 21.0

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3 Splattershot

This (and the Hero Shot Replica) is the most balanced and well-rounded weapon in the game. Range? Solid. Firerate? Solid. Damage? Solid. This makes it a very great weapon for beginning players, but can be absolutely deadly in the hands of a master. The Burst Bombs are a great starting sub-weapon, and it also comes with my personal favorite special: the Splash-Down. In conclusion, this is a weapon that’s great in both covering turf and splatting your opponents. - thunderstar1124

Amazing I use here shot rep it’s pro

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

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. - mattstat716

4 Splattershot Jr.

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

5 Clash Blaster

Neo is way better - thunderstar1124

O love it I'm a s on everything because of it

Wuzzat? Can't aim?
Well, come on down to No-Aim Mcgee's store today, we have an amazing weapon for you!
Shoot in the general direction of the enemy at a closer range and POW! They're gone!
Comes with Splat Bomb for further range enemies and stingray for trolling on Port Mackeral!
(seriously though, the weapon's fun to use but extremely low skill. It just can't turf well, is all...) - mattstat716

6 Splash-O-Matic

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

7 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. - thunderstar1124

8 Glooga Dualies Deco

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

9 Forge Splattershot Pro

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. - thunderstar1124

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.

10 Tri-Slosher

Nouveau is better for Turf Wars - thunderstar1124

I use it plus ninja gear to wipe people out

The Contenders

11 Zink Mini Splatling

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

12 Slosher Deco

This used to be one of my favorite weapons. Too bad the Sprinkler was nerfed to the point of being useless. It also takes more points to save up for your special - thunderstar1124

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. - mattstat716

13 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. - thunderstar1124

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

14 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. - mattstat716

If you want a charge-up weapon with great mobility, this is for you. The firerate is one of the fastest in the game, making it very suitable for covering turf. The Charge Time isn’t even a second making you less vulnerable to attack.

Note: This weapon was on this list before the Zink variant came out, and that one is way better. - thunderstar1124

15 Dark Tetra Dualies

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!

Very fun to use. - thunderstar1124


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16 Octobrush

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

Campers: the game

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17 Dualie Squelchers

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.

Dualie Squelchers aren’t really used much online, but they are a pretty reliable weapon in my opinion.

They have the longest range of any dualies and don’t suffer from not being able to move after dualie rolls (for me, at least)

Their sub is really situational, but it’s helped me (and my team) nab fleeing enemies a lot.

As for the missiles special, I tend to Super Jump to spawn, go as far back as I can, and lock/fire. I typically lock to all unsplatted enemies, but only splat one person this way, despite this I HAVE wiped whole teams and turned a battle around this way. I also find myself using the ‘dismissive diss missle’(firing the missiles as soon as time runs out) and winning by 1 point in heated battles.

This is also very good for me in Ranked Splatzones (Class B+). With Designer Headphones, Octo Layered LS, and Hero Snowboots I have many a time taken my team out of ‘danger’ after a slow start, just by launching missiles and striking ...more

18 L-3 Nozzlenose
19 N-ZAP '85

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

20 Aerospray

Good Coverage

21 Gold Dynamo Roller

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

This thing is a beast - thunderstar1124

22 Enperry Splat Dualies

Lovin inkjet amazing combo

I’m not good with this set, but I more or less see this as the Tentatek of Dualies, as it comes with Curling Bomb for easily approaching your enemies, not to mention Inkjet for longer ranged engagement. I see why these Dualies are used very often in Top-Level competitive play. - thunderstar1124

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 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 easyplat. Their special is the Ink Storm, and nobody can go wrong with that special. - thunderstar1124

25 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. - thunderstar1124

26 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.

27 Sploosh-O-Matic

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

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.

28 Custom Splattershot Jr.
29 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

30 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.

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

Very good splating weapon lots of range

31 Sorella Brella
32 Tentatek Splattershot

The main weapon for this kit is really well rounded, and the Splat Bomb and Inkjet are extremely useful for longer ranged engagements. The tools in this kit can handle just about any situation. - thunderstar1124

33 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

This weapon's just... WEIRD. It's not a DYNAMO... but it has it's vertical flick. It's not a SPLAT roller... but it has its horizontal flick. It's not a CARBON... but it has less damage. It's a very odd weapon to use and is very slow yet ironically very weak. Its specials and subs aren't even that good; even for the Foil Flingza. Splash Wall's an odd choice for a very slow vertical flick, and suction bombs are really slow to explode, it really only helps with preventing a charger from fleeing but, oh wait, your vertical flick is weaker, so you're not killing chargers. Splat Bomb Launcher is okay, but it's very easy to disable. Just... kill the flingza. Done. And Tenta Missiles are just weak overall. They're very unreliable to use.

Overall it just makes an unreliable weapon that will require closer combat than the default roller (Which still has the same swingspeed but less damage) and the dynamo's vertical flick (which deals less damage and has less range than the dynamo ...more - mattstat716

This is a roller that’s really fun to use. It’s splash wall might not make sense on a roller but it’s actually really useful as bait and for cutting off your opponent’s escape route. And it’s Splat Bomb Launcher is just a blessing to have. It’s vertical flick isn’t terribly strong, and I normally use it for mobility purposes, but it’s always handy for some longer ranged engagement.

34 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.


35 Krak-On Splat Roller
36 Dapple Dualies

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

Nouveau is better. - thunderstar1124

It is the strongest daulies

Oof... I get killed every time with these... A.gamerz sp2 level 16

37 N-Zap 89

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.

38 E-Liter 4k
39 Bamboozler 14 MK I
40 Aerospray RG

Very nice turf war weapon

There isn’t much reason to this over the O-Matics. The only thing it’s good at is turf coverage. If you want a shooter that also covers turf really well but is way better at fighting in close-mid range and is perfectly accurate, use the Splash-O-Matic. If you want a shooter that covers turf really well but is way better at fighting in close range, use the Sploosh-O-Matic. - thunderstar1124

41 Splat Charger

Yep one of my favourites. - PSS

42 Slattershot Pro

Very precice, 3 shots enemy's, but makes your character slow, and vulnerable. Good for rainmaker.

This is a tryhard weapon. - FirelordZuko

While it’s not for me, it’s an excellent support weapon. It has point sensor for letting your teammates know where enemies are and it helps against people with Ninja Squid. It comes with Inkstorm for crippling the other team and providing enough chip-based damage so your team can splat their opponents easily. - thunderstar1124

43 Custom Jet Squelcher

Burst bombs are a blessing for this main weapon, and it also comes with Stingray, which went from the worst special to one of the best. It’s a top-tier weapon for long-ranged support - thunderstar1124

44 Aerospray MG

Good at inking turf. Really good if you love shooters


45 Hero Shot

It’s splattershot but a higher fire rate. Splattershot is already balanced in terms of range and damage so a higher fire rate is going to be OP

Burst Bombs are OP as you throw 2 of them at enemy then just a bit of ink you shoot out from your gun then BOOM he dies

It shouldn’t be on this list. It’s exclusive to the Story Mode - thunderstar1124

46 Inkbrush

This weapon may be underpowered compared to other rollers but damn if it isn’t fun to use. - thunderstar1124

In Splatoon 1, all brushes were pretty GARBAGÉ for me. My niche to get 15+ splats and 1000+ points a round was the golden Aerospray. I was a little decent at the Octobrush, but I liked(amd was better at) shiny or flamboyant weapons, like the Aerosprays or Hero weapons.

Then Splatoon 2 happened. It brought me new niches and gear. I was randomly nabbing Hero Weapons and used the Herobrush. I was soon getting 700+ points and 10+ splats a round, and reached the weapon rank Superfresh.

Inkbrush, on the other hand, is still so weak I would pick a magikarp flail at full HP over it. The only instances where I get splatted by Inkbrushes is where it’s an ultra pro that takes me by suprise and I had no time to retaliate.

This weapon sucks.
A lot.
Unless you're memeing with it, you should be using the Octobrush. AKA it's overpowered brother.

well okay the noveau is a bit better but it's just sub-par. - mattstat716

Honestly just depends on play style. The Inkbrush is my main and I usually get the most kills out of everyone in the server with it - thunderstar1124

47 Splat Brella

This is a niche weapon. It's not good, but it's also not... BAD.
It's a gimmick, that's really all I can say. - mattstat716

It’s a shotgun, and has a shield to protect you when you hold the trigger button down long enough. Its range is good and the damage is 2HKO. It’s new to Splatoon but very fun to use. Its sub and special, the Sprinkler and Ink Storm, make this a turf covering machine. - thunderstar1124

48 Carbon Roller

Deco is way better - thunderstar1124

This weapon is great for inking turf quickly but lacks damage. It can’t OHKO, but it’s faster than the splatroller and when used right you can still kill any enemy. It’s a weapon to be reckoned with and after a while of practicing you can become a ninja.

49 Sloshing Machine
50 Range Blaster

AKA the "let's play the keep-away-game and use this weapon! " blaster.
It's BS on Tower Control and can play Keep-Away with 1/2 of the weapons in the game. If you main this weapon, you are a no-skill person who, 9 times out of 10, plays the keep away game to win.
It's even more BS that it can 1-shot people.
*mic drop* Screw range blasters. - mattstat716

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