Post Author: Kisuzachi
I was on a trip when I suddenly started to wonder, “What is the ultimate jutsu?” Then I started to think more about it and I came to the conclusion that…… well if you want to know my conclusion, read the entire post :D. Please remember that this post isn’t “The Most Powerful Jutsu” post, its “The Ultimate Jutsu” post.
Let’s start with the Chidori. It’s been invented, used and made famous by Kakashi, but it’s used most by Sasuke. The Chidori focuses strictly on chakra nature and a little on control. It’s used most for assassinations mainly because it kills with one hit. It does this because no one can survive thousands of volts of electricity flowing through their body for an extended period of time, like two seconds (lightning only shocks you for a few milliseconds). Sasuke has demonstrated great control of his Chidori, and by mastering Chakra Shape, he can now use many Chidori-based attacks (Chidori Spear, Chidori Senbon, Chidori Current, and I think he has more because he’s just manipulating it’s shape). The drawbacks are great however. The speed it takes to use this technique is unreal, and if one achieves this speed, using the Chidori without a Sharingan, Rinnegan or a Byakugan would be fatal in battle. This is because the speed creates a tunnel vision, as the user MUST run in a straight line, this weakened vision leaves the user open to an enemy attack. Another flaw is the large amount of chakra it takes. Sasuke could only use it twice per day when he just learned it and he had a large chakra supply back then. The last flaw is that the user can damage their hands if they pump too much chakra into the attack. The Chidori gets a 6/10.
Next up is the Lightning Blade. Well it has the same advantages and disadvantages of the Chidori, except its more concentrated and deadly. Because of this heightened concentration, its been called an S-rank jutsu, but it still gets a 6/10.
Now its time for Kirin. It’s extremely powerful and fast, and requires absolutely NO CHAKRA. If, by some crazy chance, the target manages to dodge, they would be incinerated by the heat it produces in the explosion (normal natural lightning reaches 30,000 °C, so this could be equal to that or more). The drawback to this technique is that it’s a one-shot-one-kill technique. It’s too conditional, if there are no storm clouds one has to use powerful fire jutsus to produce these necessary clouds. Then all that hard work goes away once Kirin is used because all the clouds will be used up. Creating more storm clouds would just be a waste of chakra because the enemy would already figure out that that’s what you’re doing again, and the opponent will stop you. So the Kirin doesn’t DIRECTLY uses chakra, but rather INDIRECTLY, because of all the Fire techniques necessary for its use. It gets an 8/10.
Mangekyou techniques are powerful but require too much chakra, and eventually leads to blindness. On a whole, they get 7.5/10.
Reaper Death Seal time! This jutsu is multi-functional. The Fourth used it to seal away the Kyubi, the Third used it to seal away Orochimaru’s jutsus, and Sarutobi’s Shadow Clones used it to absorb the First and Second Hokages. The price for using this is great however. It doesn’t cost your life, instead it costs you’re eternal soul. The user’s soul gets eaten by the Reaper (and you do die), along with the target, and both the user and the target are destined to fight for all eternity in the Reaper’s stomach. It gets 7/10.
Time for the Rasengan. The Rasengan requires no chakra to sustain itself, in other words, when its used you don’t have to keep pumping chakra into it (unlike the Chidori). The downside is just how hard it is to master. Another downside is the rasengan has a fair amount of predictability to it. One could say this about the chidori as well, but a chidori user has a definite amount to the chidori they can produce, this makes them more cautious about using it. Rasengan users however, have no definite limit to how many times they can use it, so they’ll tend to use it more and thus make it predictable. This is the same kind of negative effect that Hidan’s immortal jutsu has, a psychological downside. The immortal jutsu makes it’s user feel unbeatable and they become careless, rasengan users tend to overuse the technique. The biggest downside is it can only be in spherical form (according to Jiraiya and Minato) and cant be turned into other shapes and sizes. Its versatility is lacking and thus makes it predictable. It gets 8/10.
Wind Release: Rasenshuriken! The upside is all the destructive power it has. It has all the advantages and disadvantages of the Rasengan, taken to the extreme. The downside to this technique (other than the insane training it needs) is that it’s a shuriken. It can be dodged fairly easily, until the user signals for it to explode, that’s the trick to this technique, thus looking like a shuriken isn’t a downside :D. The real disadvantage is its chakra requirement. It can only be used twice or thrice in Sage Mode and the amount of chakra Sage Mode gives is beyond any amount a normal human may have. It gets an 8/10.
Shinra Tensei, Bansho Tenin and Chibaku Tensei. Shinra Tensei is one of the most powerful jutsus ever seen in the series. It had the power to push, the power to manipulate Gravity. So one could do tasks like pushing kunai away or leveling an entire village! Using the power of Shinra Tensei, Pein was able to leap great distances and at one point, hover above Konoha. The downside is that after its use, the user must wait 5 seconds for it to be used again. These were some more gravity powers used by God Realm Pein. Bansho Tenin could pull a target to the user. Chibaku Tensei was the technique (used by the Sage of Six Paths) that created the moon. Nagato used it to seal a 6 Tailed transformed Naruto with ease, and only going to 8 tails was the only way for him to break free of its tremendous power. The gravity powers of God Realm Pein get a score of 9/10.
Hidan’s Immortal technique. Hidan’s immortality is what Orochimaru lusted after, but was rejected time and time again. Immortality, kind of explains its advantages, so I wont go into that. The disadvantage is that it makes the user careless, cocky, and WAY too overconfident. We saw this with Hidan over and over again. Another downside is dismemberment. If one loses a part of ones body, it becomes useless (which is kind of true for anyone, so lets not call this a disadvantage) unless sewed back on (not true for everyone). A way around this immortality is a way only Nagato (or the Reaper Death Seal) can do, namely, pull out the Immortal’s soul. The other downside is that if one doesn’t perform any killings for a LONG time, the immortality wears off (Jashin gets hungry) and one becomes normal again. It gets a 7/10.
Shadow clones are very good for battle. They can also be used to store up chakra, they can be used for reconnaissance, and as bait. When the clones are dispersed, everything they learned is passed on to the user, advantage. One downside is that these clones split the users chakra evenly among the clones. This is not a practical jutsu for someone like Kakashi, someone without extraordinary chakra. Another downside is that the clones’ fatigue passes on to the user when they are dispersed. It gets a 6/10.
There’s only one Ultimate Jutsu, and we’ve seen it time and time again throughout the series. In fact, its so essential that its taught to Academy students! This is no joke, if you didn’t guess, it’s the Replacement Jutsu! It can get the user out of any bind and has no drawbacks, unlike these A to S-class jutsus. The Replacement jutsu gets a 10/10.