Ink Storm

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For the 2015 tournament, see Competitive:Inkstorm.

The Ink Storm is a special weapon in Splatoon 2.

Splatoon 2

Ink Storm

Ink Storm

Category Special
Base damage 0.4 per frame
Base duration 8 seconds
Ink consumption
Special points
Special depletion
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
Other variant

When thrown, the Ink Storm creates a rain cloud of ink. The rain cloud gradually drifts above the map and sprinkles the ground in ink. It is very similar to the Inkstrike.


  • This special is infinite, meaning you can walk with this special without it disappearing, this gives you a lot of time to relocate and aim it.
  • Ink Storm damages opponents at a rate 24 damage per second and takes 4.17 seconds to splat from full health. The Ink Storm moves at a slow enough speed that if an opponent does not move as it passes over them it may splat them, which can be used to disrupt Charger positions.
  • This special can be seen as a pressurizer and a damage dealing AoE.
  • There is not much you can do to stop an Ink Storm, because it deploys very quickly. Exit the Ink Storm as quickly as you can, as the damage can stack quickly, you can't regenerate your health in the Ink Storm.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Increased radius of affect by roughly 13%.
  • Decreased points required to use the Ink Storm special for most main weapons it is paired with.
  • Increased damage dealt to opposing S2 Weapon Special Baller.png Ballers by the storm by roughly 150%.
  • 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 S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensor or S2 Weapon Sub Toxic Mist.png Toxic Mist sub weapon (S Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro or S Weapon Main Rapid Blaster Pro.png 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%.
  • Decreased area of effect radius by roughly 6%.


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




Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese アメフラシ
Anaspidea, literally "rain-maker"
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Spetterbui Splatter shower
FlagFrance.svg French Pluie d'encre Ink rain
FlagGermany.svg German Tintenschauer Ink Shower
FlagItaly.svg Italian Pioggia di colore Rain of color
FlagRussia.svg Russian Туча краски
Tucha kraski
Paint cloud
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Atormentador Stormer (from “tormenta”-storm)