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S2 Weapon Main Herobrush.png
Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Handling Obtain at
Base damage Lv. 1: 40 (Splash), 25 (Roll)
Lv. 2: 60 (Splash), 50 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 3.5% (Splash)
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Herobrush is a brush in Splatoon 2 that is exclusively used in Octo Canyon.


The Herobrush has a very visually similar design to the Octobrush but wears the usual black and lime-green color scheme of the Hero Weapons. The handle and ink tank are black, and the ink tank has lime-green highlights and dots that change color depending on the upgrades.


The Herobrush is usable in Octo Canyon and can be upgraded one level. Like all hero weapons in Splatoon 2, they come with switchable sub weapons of Splat Bombs, Curling Bombs and Autobombs. It is loaned to Agent 4 by Sheldon during the level Underground Expressway, and can be used in other missions after beating the level. Beating all missions in Octo Canyon with it unlocks the Herobrush Replica for purchase at Ammo Knights.


Level Power Eggs Sardinium Notes
Level 1 - - Has blue lights
Level 2 1,500 3 Has red lights. Increased fling speed and damage; faster run speed when inking

Herobrush Replica

Main article: Herobrush Replica

The Herobrush Replica is a reward in Splatoon 2 unlocked for purchase at Ammo Knights by beating all missions with the Herobrush. It is a brush-type main weapon and is visually identical to the Herobrush. Despite its unique appearance, it is simply a reskin of the Octobrush; sharing the same stats and loadout (Autobombs and the Inkjet).


  • Unlike every other hero weapon (except the Hero Roller) where the design and replica are based on the main weapon in its class or sub-class, the Herobrush is based off the Octobrush and not the main weapon of the brushes, the Inkbrush. This is presumably due to the fact that the Octobrush is a more of an all-rounder and can provide a better singleplayer experence.
    • This may also be due to the fact that the Octobrush was released with the launch of Splatoon 2 while the Inkbrush was not.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヒーローブラシ
hīrō burashi
Hero Brush
Netherlands Dutch Heldenkwast Herobrush
France French Épinceau héroïque
Germany German Helden-Pinsel
Italy Italian Pennello élite
Russia Russian Кисть-004
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía de élite Elite Calligraphy Brush
Spain Spanish (NOE) Brocha de élite Elite Wide Brush