Here is everything you need to know about the best powers Naruto knows but never uses.
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One Thousand Years of Death
First seen in chapter five of the manga and episode four of the anime, this move fits the prankster personality Naruto has early in the story. To perform the One Thousand Years of Death, Naruto forms his fingers into a point and shoves them between his foe’s buttocks.
While this attack is silly, it does cause the victim a lot of pain, making it a decent option in the right situation. Plus, its strange nature means it’s likely the one attack no one prepares for or sees coming. Making it excellent for concentration-breaking and psychological warfare.
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Typhoon Water Vortex Technique
Throughout the series, Naruto has created many new powers by combining his skills with someone else. While these moves are powerful, the need for a second person means they’re rarely used. One such attack is the Typhoon Water Vortex Technique.
Naruto performs this by combining his Wind Release: Rasengan with Yamato’s Water Release: Tearing Torrent, creating an instant hurricane of mist. This mist is thick enough to provide cover and block incoming attacks. It make a very effective way to throw an enemy off balance.
Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall
While Naruto has used Earth powers sporadically throughout the series. They’re far from his favorite, especially in combat environments. This ability, which allows him to summon a massive wall of dirt, can block incoming attacks.
Due to how often projectiles are used in Naruto, this ability is valuable as it would limit many of Naruto’s opponents. This is doubly true for Naruto because his wall is powerful enough to block strong attacks, even ones based around fire or water.
Scorch Release: Halo Hurricane Jet Black Arrow Style Zero
A combination move performed by Naruto and Sasuke, the Scorch Release: Halo Hurricane Jet Black Arrow Style Zero sees the pair combine Wind Release: Rasenshuriken with Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to create a swirling mass of black flame that engulfs its target.
This is a powerful technique as it knocks foes back and ignites them, putting distance between Naruto and his enemy while stopping them from attacking for a few moments. Plus, there is a more powerful version of this move, which combines Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken and Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi, which can do even more damage.
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Six Paths: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken
This technique is so rarely used that it doesn’t even get a name in the manga, with fans only learning it in the game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. However, despite this, this technique is truly devastating.
This technique sees Naruto combine with two of his shadow clones before summoning and launching a Six Paths Big Ball Rasenshuriken and a Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken at his foe. Considering Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken alone can destroy planet-sized objects with little difficulty, combining it with anything else makes for a truly devastating, but demanding, weapon.