Ink Mine

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Ink Mine is a sub weapon in the Splatoon series. When placed, they are nearly invisible. They go off if an opponent gets too close, the mine gets inked over, or if the player who placed it places two more mines.

Appearance

The Ink Mine is invisible to opponents once placed. To the user and the user's teammates, the Ink Mine appears to be a collection of round black dots arranged in a circular pattern as well as some dots bearing the team's ink color floating in the air around it. When the Ink Mine is activated, the area around it glows brightly before the mine explodes.

Splatoon

Ink Mine

Ink Mine

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtain at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage 30 (Splash)
180 (Direct hit)
Base duration 10 seconds
Ink consumption 50%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Ink Mine is an explosive that can be placed on the floor directly under the Inkling who placed it. It is nearly 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 explodes in a burst of ink. After a period of time, if no enemies have come near the Ink Mine, it explodes. It also explodes if it is covered in the enemy's ink.

Ink Mines last ten seconds before detonating on their own and detonate in one second if triggered. Each Ink Mine uses 50% of the ink tank's capacity. It deals 180 damage to opponents caught directly in the blast and 30 damage to those near the blast.

  • When detonated on top of the Tower in Tower Control, the Ink Mine completely covers the Tower in ink and annihilates any enemy players standing on top of it.
  • Consider using Ink Mines where enemies are most likely to be, such as in the Splat Zones or in the path of a pursuing player.
  • Bomb Sniffer allows players to see this otherwise hidden weapon.

Data

  • When placed on the ground, a patch of ink appears at where the Ink Mine was placed. This patch has an area of 10 units.
  • The Ink Mine activates if any amount of enemy ink lands within 5 units from the very center of the mine, or if an enemy player walks within 20 units from the very center of the mine.
  • The radius in which the Ink Mine deals 180 damage is 40 units.
  • The radius in which the Ink Mine deals 30 damage is 80 units.
  • When the Ink Mine explodes, it covers an area with a radius of 50 units.

Version history

Version Adjustments
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.

Quotes

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

Sets

Weapons with Ink Mine in Splatoon
Main Sort by main Sub Special Special Depletion Level Price Class

S Weapon Main Aerospray RG.png Aerospray RG 31 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Inkstrike.png Inkstrike Special gauge1Light 13 Cash 9300 Shooter
S Weapon Main Inkbrush Nouveau.png Inkbrush Nouveau 1101 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gauge1Light 11 Cash 5900 Roller
S Weapon Main Luna Blaster.png Luna Blaster 200 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gauge1Light 11 Cash 7700 Shooter
S Weapon Main New Squiffer.png New Squiffer 2001 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Inkzooka.png Inkzooka Special gauge1Light 11 Cash 4500 Charger
S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster.png Rapid Blaster 230 S Weapon Sub Ink Mine.png Ink Mine S Weapon Special Bubbler.png Bubbler Special gauge1Light 14 Cash 9600 Shooter

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Splatoon 2

Ink Mine

Ink Mine

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtain at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage 35 (Splash)
45 (Direct hit)
Base duration Bomb: ∞
Tracking: 5 seconds
Ink consumption 60%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Ink Mines now deal much less damage, but up to two mines can now be placed at once. If anyone hit by a mine survives, their position is temporarily marked as if they were exposed to a Point Sensor, though with a base duration of five seconds instead of the Point Sensor's eight seconds.

Ink Mines explode when an opponent gets too close or enemy ink covers it or when two Ink Mines are placed and then a third is placed, the first Ink Mine explodes. It detonates in 0.75 seconds once triggered.

Each Ink Mine uses 60% of the ink tank's capacity.

It deals 45 damage to opponents caught directly in the blast and 35 damage to those near the blast.

Players can now see the Ink Mines that they have placed via a slightly transparent icon of the mine. When an Ink Mine detonates, the icon gets a full color and a red X crosses over the detonated mine.

Data

  • When placed on the ground, a patch of ink appears at where the Ink Mine was placed. This patch has an area of 25 units.
  • The Ink Mine activates if any amount of enemy ink lands within 10 units from the very center of the mine, or if an enemy player walks within 30 units from the very center of the mine.
  • The radius in which the Ink Mine deals 45 damage is 40 units.
  • The radius in which the Ink Mine deals 35 damage is 80 units.
  • When the Ink Mine explodes, it covers area with a radius of 50 units.

Version history

Version Adjustments
Base game
  • Direct Hit Damage: 180 → 35
  • Splash Damage: 30 → 20
  • Ink consumption: 50% → 60%
  • Maximum undetonated mines before laying another causes the oldest to disappear: 1 → 2
  • Mines no longer have a time limit and do not detonate until triggered.
  • The delay between the moment a mine is triggered, and its explosion, has been reduced: 1 second → 0.75 seconds
  • In addition to dealing damage, mines now also apply 5 seconds of the same tracking effect as the Point Sensor.
  • Trigger radius for an enemy player nearby increased: 20 units → 30 units
  • Trigger radius for enemy ink placed nearby increased: 5 units → 10 units
1.4.0
  • Sub Power Up now not only increases blast radius and trigger radius, but also tracking duration.
3.0.0
  • With R pressed and held, the player is now able to go into squid form immediately by pressing ZL, even before the Ink Mine has been fully set.
4.0.0
  • When two Ink Mines are placed in a stage and then a third is placed, the first Ink Mine explodes rather than simply disappearing.
  • Ink Mine explosions now deal 45.0 damage to a player at extremely close range, and deal 35.0 damage in all other instances.
4.3.0

Quotes

Place this trap on the ground, and it will explode when an enemy comes too close.

It will also mark that enemy for a short time. If covered with enemy ink, it will detonate.

You can place up to two at a time.

Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide

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Splatoon 3

Ink Mine

Ink Mine

Category Sub
Class
Sub
Special
Special points
Special depletion
Range
Damage
Impact
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Mobility
Durability
Handling Obtain at
Level
Cost
Requirement Specifications
Weight
Base damage 35 (Splash)
45 (Direct hit)
Base duration Bomb: ∞
Tracking: 5 seconds
Ink consumption 60%
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Ink Mines return in Splatoon 3. They more or less act like how they did in Splatoon 2.

Quotes

A trap that you place on the ground. When an opponent gets close, it activates, marking that opponent. It'll also activate if inked by an opponent. You can place two at once.
— In-game description

Sets

Weapons with Ink Mine in Splatoon 3
Main Sort by main Sub Special Points for Special Level Price Class

S3 Weapon Main E-liter 4K Flat.png E-liter 4K 2030 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 18 Sheldon License 1 Charger
S3 Weapon Main E-liter 4K Scope Flat.png E-liter 4K Scope 2040 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Wave Breaker.png Wave Breaker 200p 27 Sheldon License 1 Charger
S3 Weapon Main Flingza Roller Flat.png Flingza Roller 1030 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles 200p 20 Sheldon License 1 Roller
S3 Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Flat.png Rapid Blaster 7040 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Triple Inkstrike.png Triple Inkstrike 200p 7 Sheldon License 1 Blaster
S3 Weapon Main Undercover Brella Flat.png Undercover Brella 6020 S3 Weapon Sub Ink Mine Flat.png Ink Mine S3 Weapon Special Reefslider.png Reefslider 180p 18 Sheldon License 1 Brella

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Strategy

For competitive tips about the Ink Mine

Click to view the strategy for Ink Mine. View the strategy page.

Trivia

  • Ink Mines resemble real-life land mines.
  • Ink Mines cannot be placed on grates or uninkable surfaces.
    • They also cannot be put too close to each other (i.e. within each other's radius).

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In Splatoon 2:

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トラップ
torappu
Trap
Netherlands Dutch Inktmijn Ink mine
Canada French (NOA) Mine d'encre Ink mine
France French (NOE) Mine Mine
Germany German Tintenmine Ink mine
Italy Italian Mina Mine
Russia Russian Мины
Miny
Mines
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Mina de tinta Ink mine
Spain Spanish (NOE) Bomba Trampa Trap Bomb
China Chinese 墨汁陷阱
mòzhī xiànjǐng (Mandarin)
Ink Trap
South Korea Korean 트랩
teulaeb
Same as Japanese name