Splatoon 2 Guide: Best Special Weapons And How To Use Them

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In Splatoon 2, there are different types of weapons that players can use to win games. Every weapon is different, and allows players to be versatile in their play style. There are Main Weapons and Sub Weapons, which will help players claim their territory and win the match.

Aside from these Main Weapons and Sub Weapons, there is another category of weapons that can help you turn the tide of battle. These weapons are called Special Weapons, and every player will have these in every game. When players equip a main weapon and a sub weapon, they will also have an option of equipping a Special Weapon.

How To Use Special Weapons In Splatoon 2:

While going through their loadouts, players will have the option of equip special weapons that they can use in the match. The Special weapons are unlike all the other weapons in the game, as they can not be used right off the bat. After the match starts, players will have to work their way to earning a special weapon which is very easy to do.

While playing a match in Splatoon 2, players will have to fill up a bar on the top right corner of their screen. When this bar is filled up, players will be able to use their special weapon. There are two ways in which you can make your Special weapon bar go up faster, and that is by taking down enemies, or claiming more territory on the map by inking it. These are the fastest ways to get your Special weapons bar all the way up. There is a large variety of special weapons in Splatoon 2, so we have narrowed it down to a few of them that will help you win the game:


Splashdown is a strong ground pound attack that does damage to enemies in the area around you. This attack covers the area you land in with ink, as well as any enemies in the vicinity. Very effective in tight area, this special attack will take out any enemies that are around you.

Tenta Missiles:

The Tenta Missiles are an incredible weapon to have in your arsenal. When this weapon is used, missiles lock onto enemies in your field of view. The missiles are then launched up into the sky, as they track down the enemies you locked onto and each target is gets hit by four missiles. You can evade these missiles by moving away at the last second, but that is very hard to do.


Baller is a very unique Special weapon, as the user is concealed inside a big hamster ball. While in the ball, players have higher movement speed, they also have the ability to scale walls and the ball also leaves a trail of ink as it moves around the map. The ball also gives the player some extra protection, as it has two layers of protection, however, this does not make you invincible so be careful. While in the ball, players will have a bar that will deplete as they move around the map, and when the bar goes all the way down, the ball will explode and will spread ink all around you. It also damages the enemies around you.

Ink Armor:

Ink Armor might sound underwhelming but it can help you win matches. The Ink Armor lowers the damage you take. It protects you for 50% of your health and is shared between all your teammates as well. So when you decide to use the Ink Armor, make sure all your teammates are alive, as teammates who are dead, will not get the Ink Armor. The extra health can be crucial in intense matches, and it can help you come out on top.

Ink Jet:

Ink Jet is a great offensive and defensive special weapon. When used, the player flies into the air and fires explosive projectiles. You can gain some extra altitude by pressing the jump button again, while in the air, but this isn’t always a good thing, as you will be out in the open and will have no cover to protect yourself. While in the air, players can also go into squid form and jump to a different location of the map.

These are some of many special weapons in Splatoon 2. You can experiment with some of the other special weapons to see which ones work for you. The ones mentioned above are some of the special weapons that are very effective in battles, and can win you games. For a guide on how to defeat the Octo Samurai Boss, click here.

Abdullah Raza


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