Kensa Splattershot

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For other types of Splattershots, see Splattershot (disambiguation).

The Kensa Splattershot is a main weapon in Splatoon 2. It is a Toni Kensa Toni Kensa-branded variant of the S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot.


The Kensa Splattershot is a black-and-white S2 Weapon Main Splattershot.png Splattershot with the Toni Kensa Toni Kensa signature red clothespin attached to the grip under the muzzle. Unlike the Splattershot and the S2 Weapon Main Tentatek Splattershot.png Tentatek Splattershot, the ink reservoir of the Kensa Splattershot does not change with the user's ink color and is always white.

Splatoon 2

Kensa Splattershot

Kensa Splattershot

Category Main
Class Shooter
Sub S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bomb
Special S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles
Level 6
Cost Cash 5,300
Base Damage 35
Base Duration
Ink Consumption 1%
Special Points 180p
Sp. Depletion
50 / 100
45 / 100
Fire Rate
60 / 100
Charge Speed
Ink Speed

The Kensa Splattershot was released on 14 September 2018 at 02:00 UTC. It comes with S2 Weapon Sub Suction Bomb.png Suction Bombs and the S2 Weapon Special Tenta Missiles.png Tenta Missiles.


  • The Kensa Splattershot is a slayer's weapon, designed to splat an enemy in as few as three hits with its rapid firing, good accuracy, and short to medium range. S2 Ability Main Power Up.png Main Power Up can further increase its accuracy, particularly when jumping, preserving more accuracy while jump strafing.
    • Offensively, its good mobility allows its user to force the action and apply pressure onto the opponent, eliminating key defenders during a push. Some abilities, such as S2 Ability Quick Respawn.png Quick Respawn, can encourage more risk taking when pursuing an opponent, while others, such as S2 Ability Stealth Jump.png Stealth Jump, enable the player to return to the front lines more quickly after getting splatted.
    • Defensively, its rapid rate of fire makes it great at both sharking to pick off unaware opponents and turfing to maintain map control. Its good overall ink efficiency also allows its user to more readily use Suction Bombs to keep opponents at bay.
  • The Kensa Splattershot is faster and more efficient at turfing than most other slayer's weapons, allowing its user to both maintain map control and build up its special weapon more quickly than most other weapons. S2 Ability Comeback.png Comeback further improves both overall ink efficiency and the rate of building up the Tenta Missiles for twenty seconds after respawning.
  • Use the Suction Bombs to either clear areas, such as the Tower, of opponents or set traps. Note that it takes two seconds after attaching to a surface to detonate, as opposed to the one second for a Splat Bomb.
  • The Tenta Missiles can be used both as a pseudo-S Weapon Special Echolocator.png Echolocator and a means to force the opponents to move out of position:
    • After activating the Tenta Missiles, use its tracking phase to determine enemy locations and maximize the number of targets targeted. However, do not wait too long to deploy the missiles as you are vulnerable to close-range attacks in this phase.
    • Tenta Missiles can counter an opponent's S2 Weapon Special Sting Ray.png Sting Ray if anticipated early enough; the opponent will be forced to either delay or interrupt it to avoid getting splatted by the missiles, throwing off their aim.


  • Any weapon that has a combination of longer range, better accuracy, or higher damage output without sacrificing too much mobility can counter a Splattershot. For example, the S2 Weapon Main Splattershot Pro.png Splattershot Pro and its variants meet all of these requirements.
  • A long-ranged weapon, such as a charger or most splatlings, can attack a Splattershot from long distance with impunity. However, once the Splattershot gets close, the tables are turned, as it can outmaneuver and outdraw its less mobile, slower firing opponent.
  • When pursued by a Splattershot, using almost any sub weapon (except for Squid Beakons) can either delay their pursuit or deter them from chasing. Weapons that track opponents, such as S2 Weapon Sub Point Sensor.png Point Sensors, temporarily prevent them from sharking and makes them an easier target for long-ranged teammates.
  • To prevent sharking, keep track of all four members of the enemy team - which ones are still active, which ones are splatted, and which ones Super Jumped back to their spawn point - and turf suspicious puddles of enemy ink, preferably with a sub weapon.
  • When pursuing a Kensa Splattershot, be wary of any Suction Bomb traps they might plant while retreating, such as around a corner or underneath a grate.
  • Be mindful when the opponent both has Tenta Missiles ready and when they deployed them. When the opponent deploys them, avoid teammates - even when not targeted, as a targeted player crossing paths with a teammate might cause the other to get injured or splatted.


  • The Kensa Splattershot is a middleweight weapon.
  • The ink consumption of 1% allows players to fire 100 shots before needing to refill the ink supply.
  • When initially firing the weapon in kid form, the first bullet takes 3 frames to come out.
    • When firing from squid form, the first bullet takes 8 frames to come out.
  • When firing continuously, it has a fire rate of 6 frames between bullets.
  • When firing while moving, the player's movement speed is set to 0.72 units per frame.
  • After firing, there is a 20 frame cooldown before the ink tank starts refilling.
  • If a bullet is in the air for more than 8 frames after being fired, it loses 1.09375 damage per frame until it reaches 17.5 damage at frame 24.
  • Bullets have a radius of 2 units.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while on the ground is 6 degrees.
  • The angle its shots can deviate while in the air is 12 degrees.
  • The outer reticle immediately expands after jumping. After 25 frames, the outer reticle will start shrinking, and will finish shrinking after 70 frames.
  • The Kensa Splattershot starts off having a 1% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle.
    • This chance increases by 1% per shot, and maximizes at a 25% chance to shoot towards the outer reticle. Meaning that it takes 24 shots to reach minimum accuracy.
  • When jumping, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle instead of the inner reticle is immediately set to 40%.
  • When not shooting, the chance to shoot towards the outer reticle decreases by 0.5% per frame, if the chance is not already at the minimum. Meaning that it takes 48 frames to reach maximum accuracy. (78 after shooting while jumping.)
  • Bullets initially travel at a rate of 22 units per frame for 4 frames, having an effective range of 88 units.
    • After that, the bullet's velocity is set to 14.495 units if the bullet's velocity is not already lower than the listed value, and decreases further as it falls to the ground.
  • Paint droplets occur every 92 units.
  • The frequency at which paint drips from a bullet occurs at a rate of 1.5 droplets per shot.
  • There are a total of 6 different droplet patterns that can be created while firing this weapon.
  • Droplets that occur within 11 units of the player have a radius of 18 units, and a width of 12 units.
    • These droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1.2 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.4 if they fell from a height below 30 units.
  • Droplets that occur when they travel past 200 units of the player have a radius of 16 units.
  • All other paint droplets have a radius of 12.8 units.
  • Droplets that are far from the player and all other droplets have their radius multiplied by a value ranging from 1 if they fell from a height above 100 units to 1.2 if they fell from a height below 30 units.


Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Reduce the interval between firing and when you're able to become a squid or use sub weapon by 2/60 of a second.
  • Reduced the time to shoot from squid form by 1/60 of a second.
  • When equipped, the Main Power Up gear ability will now also lessen shot spread variance when firing while on the ground, in addition to the benefits it previously provided.
  • Increased damage dealt to the Booyah Bomb armor by roughly 17%.




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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese スプラシューターベッチュー
Supura shūtā becchū
Splat Shooter Bespoke
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Toni Kensa Superspetter Toni Kensa Supersplatter
FlagFrance.svg French (NOE) Liquidateur K Liquidator K
FlagGermany.svg German Kensa-Kleckser Kensa Splodger
FlagItaly.svg Italian Splasher Nero Marlin Black Marlin Splasher
FlagRussia.svg Russian Каплестрел от С.Кусаки
Kaplestrel ot S.Kusaki
Splattershot from S.Kusaki
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Rociador Tonken Tonken Sprayer
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Lanzatintas elegante Elegant ink thrower

See also


Main Shooters