Ink Storm

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For the 2015 tournament, see Competitive:Inkstorm.

The Ink Storm is a special weapon in Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3. It is a thrown canister that summons a cloud that rains ink in a large radius.

Appearance

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
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 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
1.3.0
  • 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.
1.4.0
  • 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.
2.0.0
  • Reduced the frequency with which it inks the ground by roughly 20% : 240 → 192 drops.
4.5.0
  • Decreased area of effect radius by roughly 6%.
    • Area radius: 90 → 85 units.
    • Drops paint radius: 20.25 → 19.125 units.

Quotes

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]
Notes
  1. North America and Oceania
  2. Europe

Sets

Gallery

Splatoon 3

Ink Storm

Ink Storm

Category Special
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
Base duration
Ink consumption
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy
MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variant

The Ink Storm made a return in Splatoon 3, being officially confirmed by the Splatoon 3 Direct on 10 August 2022. It is currently unknown whether it will keep its attributes from Splatoon 2.

Sets

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

S3 Weapon Main Bloblobber Flat.png Bloblobber 3030 S3 Weapon Sub Sprinkler Flat.png Sprinkler S3 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 190p 19 Sheldon License 1 Slosher
S3 Weapon Main Explosher Flat.png Explosher 3040 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 200p 29 Sheldon License 1 Slosher
S3 Weapon Main Nautilus 47 Flat.png Nautilus 47 4040 S3 Weapon Sub Point Sensor Flat.png Point Sensor S3 Weapon Special Ink Storm.png Ink Storm 190p 28 Sheldon License 1 Splatling

Strategy

For competitive tips about the Ink Storm

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

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アメフラシ
Amefurashi
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)
China Chinese (Simplified) 墨雨云
Mò yǔ yún (Mandarin)
Ink Rain Cloud
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 墨雨雲
Mò yǔ yún (Mandarin)
Ink Rain Cloud
South Korea Korean 먹구름
Meokguleum
Ink Clouds