Ink Storm

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For the 2015 tournament, see Competitive:Inkstorm.

The Ink Storm is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.


When activated, the Ink Storm gives the user a large capsule that they hold above their head. Said capsule is cylindrical and has four metal fins sticking out of it with grips that change color to match the user's ink. The main body of the capsule also changes color to match the user's ink, and there are four metal attachments sticking out the back. When the capsule hits something after being thrown, it breaks into pieces and releases a cloud up into the sky that changes color to match the user's ink. The cloud travels in the direction it was thrown while raining ink onto the ground below it. The area where the ink falls is indicated via a ring of the user's ink color.

Splatoon 2

Ink Storm

Ink Storm

Category Special
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Handling Acquirement
Requirement Specifications
Base damage 0.4 per frame (24 per second)
Base duration 8 seconds
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

Ink Storm is an area of effect (AoE) special weapon that creates a rain cloud of ink, which gradually drifts above the map and sprinkles ink onto inkable non-vertical surfaces and opponents.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Increased radius of affect by roughly 13%.
    • Area radius: 80 → 90 units.
    • Drops paint radius: 18 → 20.25 units.
  • Decreased points required to use the Ink Storm special for most main weapons it is paired with.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing Ballers by the storm by roughly 150%: 1 → 2.5 multiplier.
  • Fixed an issue causing the predicted range of the sub weapon to incorrectly display when readying an Ink Storm special while also equipped with either a Point Sensor or Toxic Mist sub weapon (Splattershot Pro or Rapid Blaster Pro).
  • Fixed an issue causing the inking effect of an Ink Storm special to occur unnaturally when the storm intersected with a roof or other similar object in a stage.
  • Reduced the frequency with which it inks the ground by roughly 20% : 240 → 192 drops.
  • Decreased area of effect radius by roughly 6%.
    • Area radius: 90 → 85 units.
    • Drops paint radius: 20.25 → 19.125 units.


Throw this device to generate a rain cloud of ink. The cloud gradually moves away from where the device was thrown.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(NA/OC)[a]
Throw a device that generates a rain cloud of ink. The cloud will slowly drift along, raining ink as it goes.
Splatoon 2 Sub & Special Guide(EU)[b]
  1. North America and Oceania
  2. Europe




For competitive tips about the Ink Storm

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


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アメフラシ
Anaspidea, literally "rain-maker"
Netherlands Dutch Spetterbui Splatter shower
France French Pluie d'encre Ink rain
Germany German Tintenschauer Ink Shower
Italy Italian Pioggia di colore Color Rain
Russia Russian Туча краски
Tucha kraski
Paint cloud
Spain Spanish Atormentador Stormer (from “tormenta”-storm)