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Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Battle Guide – How to Defeat, Boss Tips

Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Battle Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about defeating the 2nd boss in the singleplayer campaign of Nintendo’s Splatoon 2. In order to unlock the 2nd Boss Kettle, you must collect six Zapfish. However, before you head into the Boss Kettle in order to initiate the battle, try to check your abilities, upgrades, & other things.

While not incredibly difficult, Octo Samurai in Splatoon 2 can prove a little frustrating, especially if you don’t keep a cool head. In this Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Guide, we’ve broken down all of its attacks & have shared some strategies to help you out a little.

For more help on Splatoon 2, check out our Singleplayer Campaign Unlock Guide, Best Abilities Guide, & Sunken Sea Scrolls Locations Guide.

Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Guide

In our Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about defeating the second boss in Nintendo’s Splatoon 2.

Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Battle Guide

Octo Samurai Boss Round #1

After the fight starts, continue to strafe the boss. As long as you’re taking advantage of the ink near your character, you should’ve no difficulty circling the boss or even refilling your tank. After sustaining a little bit of damage, its large Ink Roller will transform into an Octocycle that it will use to charge at you. Needless to say but you need to avoid getting hit & try to get behind it. After successfully managing to do that, deal some damage & move away before it transforms the Octocycle into Ink Roller. Stick to this simple strategy i.e. circle around the Octo Samurai, dealing damage whenever you can until it’s completely immersed in ink. At this point, you should see a visible tentacle that you must attack in order to complete the 1st round of the battle.

Octo Samurai Boss Round #2

During the 2nd round of the battle, the Octo Samurai will become increasingly aggro, will leap into the air, & come downward with a devastating attack. You basically need to spread your own ink in such a way that you easily manage to avoid these attacks since they deal an incredible amount of damage. Whenever you see it leap into the air, head behind it & deal some quick damage before backing off. In addition to this, the boss will sometimes raise its weapon & begin spinning in a 360-degrees circle following a loud noise. Whenever you hear this sound, back off immediately. Lastly, the boss will also use the Octocycle some more. Make sure to avoid all these attacks & deal damage at the same time to expose another tentacle & attack it in order to complete the 2nd round.

Octo Samurai Boss Round #3

During the 3rd round, the Octo Samurai will launch a downward thrust-attack three times, sending ink in your direction. You need to make sure that you’re outside its line-of-sight in order to avoid taking any unnecessary damage. After every 3rd swing, the boss will stay in its position for a few moments. You need to seize this opportunity to dish out some quick damage before backing off. Apart from this, also keep a close eye out on the attacks that Octo Samurai used in the previous rounds. Stick to the strategies shared above & you should be able to expose the tentacle one more time. Attack it again & complete the Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Battle.

This is all we’ve in our Splatoon 2 Octo Samurai Boss Guide. If you’ve anything else that you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!