Kensa Octobrush

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The Kensa Octobrush is a main weapon in Splatoon 2. It is a Toni Kensa-branded variant of the Octobrush.


The Kensa Octobrush shares its overall design with the Octobrush. However, the Kensa Octobrush has a partly black handle with white Inkling text near the front and dark brown bristles. The Toni Kensa signature red clothespin is attached to the front left corner of the handle.

Splatoon 2

Kensa Octobrush
Basic information
Category Main
Class Roller
Sub Suction Bomb
Special Ultra Stamp
Special points 180p
Special depletion
23 / 100
Fire rate
Charge speed
Ink speed
80 / 100
85 / 100
Obtainable at
Level 20
Cost Cash 13,200
Added in 3 October 2018
Base damage 40 (Splash)
25 (Roll)
Base duration
Ink consumption 3.2% (Splash)
0.162% per frame (Roll)
Base range
Rate of fire
Muzzle velocity
Base accuracy

MPU effect
SPU effect
SPU effect
Other variants Octobrush Octobrush
Octobrush Nouveau Octobrush Nouveau
Herobrush Replica Herobrush Replica

The Kensa Octobrush was released on 7 November 2018 at 02:00 UTC.[1] It comes with Suction Bombs and the Ultra Stamp.


  • The Kensa Octobrush is a middleweight weapon.
  • The matchmaking range is 105. The game's matchmaking system looks at a team's average matchmaking range value, and matches them against a team with a similar average.
  • Ink consumption per second while rolling is 9.72%.
  • The Kensa Octobrush can be swung every 10 frames (6 swings per second).
  • When rolling, the player's movement speed is set to 1.68 units per frame. Main Power Up increases rolling speed up to 1.8816 units per frame.
  • The Kensa Octobrush does not have a dash feature.
  • After rolling, there is a 0.33 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Hitting an opponent while rolling deals 25 damage.
  • When rolling, the Kensa Octobrush leaves an ink trail that is 18 units wide. Main Power Up increases ink trail width up to 28.8.

Flinging ink

  • The ink consumption of 3.2% allows players to attack 31 times before needing to refill the ink supply.
    • This stat can be changed with Ink Saver (Main).
  • When attacking with a nearly depleted ink tank, the ink consumption of that attack is reduced to 1.6%. The damage of that attack is reduced to 50% of the normal amount.
  • When attacking while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.24 units per frame.
  • After swinging, there is a 0.5 second cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • Attacks have a base damage of 40.
  • For normal attacks, ink loses damage based on distance traveled. Ink starts losing damage at 30 units and stops losing damage at 140 units. The minimum damage is 20.
  • In situations where ink falls down, the ink will lose damage as it falls. The minimum damage for falling ink is 10.
  • Damage does not change based on the angle of the ink.


Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Points to fill special gauge: 190 → 180.
  • Increased the effect of the Main Power Up gear ability.
  • The increase to movement speed while inking with the maximum number of Main Power Up gear abilities equipped has been raised from roughly 10% to roughly 12%.
  • The effect provided by Main Power Up is now more easily triggered, even with fewer instances of the gear ability equipped.
  • Reduced ink consumption when moving while holding down the ZR Button by roughly 10%: 10.8% → 9.72% per second.


Sheldon's Introduction

The Kensa Octobrush is a limited edition Octobrush created in collaboration with Toni Kensa! Keep distant foes on lock down with the Suction Bomb sub, and wipe nearby foes off the map with the Octobrush! Use the running speed of your main to sow chaos in enemy turf, then bring down the hammer on foes you'll find with the Ultra Stamp! This set is for the splat artist who's eager to ink master pieces with clever brush strokes and well-placed stamp marks.

Next up, it's the Kensa Octobrush! Paint the town red (or more accurately, your team's ink color), with this new brush! It features the Suction Bomb sub weapon and the new Ultra Stamp special weapon!




For competitive tips about the Kensa Octobrush

Click to view the strategy for Kensa Octobrush. View the strategy page.


Octobrush is a combination of octo (Latin for "eight"; likely referring the octopus-shaped ink reservoir) and brush. The prefix Kensa refers to the weapon's monochrome aesthetic similar to Toni Kensa gear and is to differentiate the weapon from the Octobrush.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホクサイベッチュー
Hokusai Betchū
Hokusai[note 1] Bespoke
Netherlands Dutch Toni Kensa Octokwast Toni Kensa Octobrush
Canada French (NOA) Épinceau Thony K Toni Kensa Sword Brush
France French (NOE) Épinceau K Sword Brush K
Germany German Kensa-Kalligraf Kensa Stub Nib Pen[note 2]
Italy Italian Tinturicchio Nero Marlin A portmanteau of the words Tinta ("ink") and Pinturicchio, an Italian painter + Nero Marlin (Italian name of Toni Kensa)
Russia Russian Арт-кисть от С.Кусаки
Art-kist' ot S.Kusaki
Art-brush by T.Kensa
Mexico Spanish (NOA) Pincel caligrafía Tonken Toni Kensa caligraphy brush
Spain Spanish (NOE) Brocha elegante Elegant wide brush

Translation notes

  1. The Japanese name of the Octobrush, which references Katsushika Hokusai, a famous Japanese ukiyo-e artist.
  2. Kalligraf is a special blade-like brush used for calligraphy.