Thermal Ink

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Thermal Ink

Thermal Ink

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Thermal Ink is an ability in Splatoon 2.

Thermal Ink reveals the location of players that the user deals damage to with the user's main weapon as a 'direct hit' (meaning that indirect Blaster blasts or indirect hits from a Sloshing Machine or Explosher do not count in this case), for about 16 seconds. Tagged players are revealed via a white silhouette, only to the user and only while roughly 150 DU away from the tagged player and only while the tagged player is not submerged in ink.


Thermal Ink tends to be useful with main weapons (especially long range) that tend to hit opponents but not quite splat them, such as the Jet Squelcher. Thermal Ink tends to not be useful with main weapons that splat opponents quickly, such as the Sploosh-o-matic.


Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Opponents behind stage objects will be revealed when the Thermal Ink's effective range is roughly 23% further away from them than it was previously.
  • Duration extended from 6 to 12 seconds.
  • Duration extended from 12 to 16 seconds.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese サーマルインク
Sāmaru Inku
Thermal Ink
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Markeerstift Highlighter
FlagFrance.svg French Encre thermique Thermal ink
FlagGermany.svg German Markierfarbe Marker paint
FlagItaly.svg Italian Inchiostro termico Thermal Ink
FlagRussia.svg Russian Клеймо
FlagMexico.svg Spanish (NOA) Tinta rastreadora Tracker ink
FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Señuelo Decoy