Ink Mine

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The Ink Mine is a Sub Weapon in Splatoon and Splatoon 2.

Splatoon

Ink Mine
Ink Mine HQ.png
Type Sub Weapon
Min. Splash Damage 30
Direct Hit Damage 180
Base Duration 10s when not revealed,
1s when revealed
Base Ink Usage 50%
Sets 5
Brand

The Ink Mine is an explosive that can be placed on the floor directly under the Inkling who placed it. It is invisible to enemies, unless they have the Bomb Sniffer ability. If any members of the opposing team walk on or stand near the Ink Mine, it will explode in a burst of ink. After a period of time, if no enemies have come near the Ink Mine, it will explode. It will also explode if it is covered in the enemy's ink.

Notes

These devices are placed on the ground and remain in place until they explode. Ink Mines are triggered by enemy movement, but they will also explode on their own if enemy movement hasn't been detected within approximately ten seconds. Drop Ink Mines in high-traffic chokepoints where enemy movement is guaranteed- paths leading out of the opposing team's spawn point are effective. They're also effective when dropped at the top of heavily traversed walls. To avoid getting surprised by enemy Ink Mines, stay within friendly ink. When coated with your team's ink, an enemy Ink Mine will become visible and explode, spreading enemy ink over a wide area. So keep your distance from these mines, even when you've uncovered one.
— Splatoon Prima guide

Tips

  • Ink Mines can be very effective in Tower Control. When detonated on top of the tower, it will completely cover the tower in ink and annihilate any enemy players standing on top of it.
  • If you are being chased, you can place a mine behind you as you run and hope the enemy runs into it.
  • Ink Mines are effective in Splat Zones as enemies will usually be within the zones.

Countering

  • Ink Mines are very common in Tower Control, so it is recommended to equip shoes with the ability Bomb Sniffer. You will be forced off the tower unless you use a special weapon, but at least it will give you a chance to jump off, wait for the explosion, and then retake the tower.

Version history

2.7.0

  • Ink consumption: 60% → 50%
  • An Ink Mine can be set when one has already been placed.
Note: Placing the second Ink Mine will cause the first unexploded one to disappear.

2.8.0

  • Reduced the distance the player is moved backwards when placing an Ink Mine


Sets

Splatoon 2

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Type Sub Weapon
Level
Cost
Base Damage
Splash Damage
Roll Damage
No Charge Damage
Full Charge Damage
Min. Splash Damage
Direct Hit Damage 35
Range
Impact
Damage
Attack
Fire Rate
Charge Rate
Mobility
Ink Speed
Durability
Weight
Sub Weapon
Special Weapon
Points to Fill (p)
Special Depletion
Base Duration
Base Ink Usage 60%
Sets 4
Brand


Up to two Ink Mines can now be placed at once, and if anyone hit by a mine survives their position will be temporarily marked as if they were exposed to a Point Sensor.

Sets

Trivia

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese トラップ
torappu
Trap
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Inktmijnen Ink mines
FlagQuebec.svg French (NOA) Mine d'encre Ink Mine
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Mine Mine
FlagGermany.svg German Tintenmine Ink Mine
FlagItaly.svg Italian Mina Mine
FlagRussia.svg Russian Мины
Miny
Mines
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Mina de tinta Ink Mine
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Bomba Trampa Trap Bomb


Weapons in Splatoon
Main Shooters S Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal(Deco) · S Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG, PG) · S Weapon Main Dual Squelcher.png Dual Squelcher(Custom)

S Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose(D, Cherry) · S Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher(Custom) S Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose(D) · S Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85('89, '83)
S Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic(Neo) · S Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Octoshot, Tentatek, Wasabi) · S Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom)
S Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge, Berry) · S Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic(Neo, 7)
S Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom) · S Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster(Neo) · S Weapon Main Range Blaster.png Range Blaster(Custom, Grim) · S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster(Deco)
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro(Deco)

Rollers S Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller(Deco) · S Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller(Gold, Tempered) · S Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On, CoroCoro)

S Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush(Nouveau, Permanent) · S Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Nouveau)

Chargers S Weapon Main Bamboozler 14 Mk I.png Bamboozler 14 Mk I(Mk II, Mk III) · S Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer(New, Fresh) · S Weapon Main E-liter 3K.png E-liter 3K(Custom)

S Weapon Main E-liter 3K Scope.png E-liter 3K Scope(Custom) · S Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Hero, Kelp, Bento) · S Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Kelp, Bento)

Sloshers S Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher(Deco, Soda) · S Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine(Neo) · S Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher(Nouveau)
Splatlings S Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Remix) · S Weapon Main Hydra Splatling.png Hydra Splatling(Custom) · S Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling(Zink, Refurbished)
Sub S Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · S Weapon Sub Disruptor.png Disruptor · S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · S Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · S Weapon Sub Seeker.png Seeker
S Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · S Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · S Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · S Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · S Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S Weapon Special Bomb Rush Splat Bomb.png Bomb Rush · S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler · S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator · S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike · S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka · S Weapon Special Killer Wail.png Killer Wail · S Weapon Special Kraken.png Kraken


Weapons in Splatoon 2
Main Shooters S2 Weapon Main .52 Gal.png .52 Gal · S2 Weapon Main .96 Gal.png .96 Gal · S2 Weapon Main Aerospray MG.png Aerospray MG(RG) · S2 Weapon Main H-3 Nozzlenose.png H-3 Nozzlenose · S2 Weapon Main Jet Squelcher.png Jet Squelcher · S2 Weapon Main L-3 Nozzlenose.png L-3 Nozzlenose · S2 Weapon Main N-ZAP '85.png N-ZAP '85 · S2 Weapon Main Splash-o-matic.png Splash-o-matic · S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot(Hero, Tentatek) · S2 Weapon Main Splattershot Jr..png Splattershot Jr.(Custom) · S2 Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro(Forge) · S2 Weapon Main Sploosh-o-matic.png Sploosh-o-matic

S2 Weapon Main Blaster.png Blaster(Custom, Hero) · S2 Weapon Main Clash Blaster.png Clash Blaster · S2 Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster · S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster · S2 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png Rapid Blaster Pro

Rollers S2 Weapon Main Carbon Roller.png Carbon Roller · S2 Weapon Main Dynamo Roller.png Dynamo Roller · S2 Weapon Main Flingza Roller.png Flingza Roller · S2 Weapon Main Inkbrush.png Inkbrush · S2 Weapon Main Octobrush.png Octobrush(Hero)

S2 Weapon Main Splat Roller.png Splat Roller(Hero, Krak-On)

Chargers S2 Weapon Main Classic Squiffer.png Classic Squiffer · S2 Weapon Main E-liter 4K.png E-liter 4K · S2 Weapon Main E-liter 4K Scope.png E-liter 4K Scope · S2 Weapon Main Goo Tuber.png Goo Tuber · S2 Weapon Main Splat Charger.png Splat Charger(Firefin, Hero)

S2 Weapon Main Splatterscope.png Splatterscope(Firefin)

Sloshers S2 Weapon Main Slosher.png Slosher(Hero) · S2 Weapon Main Sloshing Machine.png Sloshing Machine · S2 Weapon Main Tri-Slosher.png Tri-Slosher
Splatlings S2 Weapon Main Heavy Splatling.png Heavy Splatling(Deco, Hero) · S2 Weapon Main Mini Splatling.png Mini Splatling
Dualies S2 Weapon Main Dapple Dualies.png Dapple Dualies · S2 Weapon Main Dualie Squelchers.png Dualie Squelchers · S2 Weapon Main Splat Dualies.png Splat Dualies(Enperry, Hero)
Brellas S2 Weapon Main Splat Brella.png Splat Brella(Hero)
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Autobomb.png Autobomb · S2 Weapon Sub Burst Bomb.png Burst Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Curling Bomb.png Curling Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine · S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor · S2 Weapon Sub Splash Wall.png Splash Wall · S2 Weapon Sub Splat Bomb.png Splat Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Sprinkler.png Sprinkler · S2 Weapon Sub Squid Beakon.png Squid Beakon · S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb · S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist
Special S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Baller · S2 Weapon Special Splat-Bomb Launcher.png Bomb Launcher · S2 Weapon Special Bubble Blower.png Bubble Blower · S2 Weapon Special Ink Armor.png Ink Armor · S2 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm · S2 Weapon Special Inkjet.png Inkjet · S2 Weapon Special Splashdown.png Splashdown · S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray · S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles