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Sage Art Wind Release Dust Cloud

A Wind Release technique.

Wind Release (風遁, Fūton, English TV: Wind Style) is one of the five basic nature transformations.

Overview

Wind Release is the rarest of the five nature transformations,[1] but those who can use it are able to cut through anything.[2] Asuma Sarutobi uses it by channeling wind chakra into his Chakra Blades, making the blades far sharper and giving them greater reach. Wind Release can also be exhaled from the user's mouth, such as to blow away everything in the area, or generated with the user's hands, allowing precision strikes. Although Wind Release has naturally good range and power, it can be further enhanced by compressing it or layering different wind streams together.

Wind Release can easily launch particles into the air, whether to create dust clouds that conceal the user's movements or sand storms that perforate targets. Naruto Uzumaki adds Wind Release to the Rasengan so that he can throw it, as seen with its Rasenshuriken variant. Temari, rather than create winds on her own, instead generates wind by waving her Giant Folding Fan at targets; Temari's summon, Kamatari, rides these wind currents towards her opponents so that it can slice them apart. This practice of using fans to create wind is seemingly common to Sunagakure ninja.[3][4]

Wind Release is naturally strong against Lightning Release and weak against Fire Release.[5] Wind's weakness to fire makes it an effective way to, when used collaboratively, make flames more powerful.[6] If Wind Release is used with Water Release, as with the Typhoon Water Vortex Technique, the wind churns the water, increasing its damage and coverage area. When Wind Release is combined with other natures, certain kekkei genkai are produced: wind and water make Ice Release; wind and fire make Scorch Release; wind and earth are suggested to make Magnet Release. The combination of wind, earth, and fire produces the kekkei tōta, Dust Release.

Typhoon Release

Great Consecutive Bursting Extreme Winds

A Typhoon Release technique.

Typhoon Release (颱遁, Taiton, English TV: Typhoon Style) is a kekkei genkai used by Nowaki, mentioned in Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise. It seems to essentially be stronger form of Wind Release, involving the creation of vortexes that decimate the user's surroundings.

Trivia

  • In Konoha Hiden, Temari is referred to as the best Wind Release user in Sunagakure, and possibly the world.

See Also

References

  1. Naruto chapter 317, page 17
  2. Naruto chapter 316
  3. Naruto chapter 553, page 11
  4. Naruto chapter 611, pages 16-17
  5. Naruto chapter 333
  6. Naruto chapter 336, page 12

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  • Fixing Typhoon Release?

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    • The reason Typhoon Release doesn't show up in the kekkei genkai page is because that page is populated automatically by transposing ...
    • Yeah, I think that's what we've agreed. I've just put a note about it in the trivia section, as an alternative.
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