The user wraps their body in a layer of lightning chakra to increase their physical parameters, with more lightning causing greater increases. As users coat more lightning chakra around themselves, the more their hair sticks up. The lightning augments the strength of the user's taijutsu, creating what is called nintaijutsu. The lightning also defends the user from most attacks, deflecting them away on contact; the Fourth Raikage is impressed when Chidori pierces through to him, however slightly.
The lightning chakra stimulates the user's nervous system, enhancing their speed and their reaction time. The user's reflexes are heightened enough to perform a Lightning Release Body Flicker (雷遁の瞬身, Raiton no Shunshin, English TV: Lightning Style: Teleportation), dodging attacks as fast as Amaterasu. The user is so fast that not even the Sharingan can track their movements; only Minato Namikaze's Flying Thunder God Technique and Naruto Uzumaki's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode have been shown to be faster.
- In lieu of tailed beast chakra, the Fourth Raikage uses this mode to empower himself when performing the Lightning Release: Lariat, producing the same effects due to his high-powered chakra.
- On the cover of volume 59, the Fourth Raikage's Lightning Release Chakra Mode is shown to be yellow.
- Lava Release Chakra Mode
- Lightning Release: Overdrive
- Lightning Strike Armour
- Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
- Tenseigan Chakra Mode