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The 16 Strongest Lightning Release Jutsu In Naruto, Ranked

Updated March 10, 2021 8.1k votes 1.3k voters 123.9k views16 items

Most jutsu in the world of Naruto are created by some form of chakra release. Five of them are elemental and include fire, water, wind, lightning, and earth. There's also yin and yang release, as well as a wide range of forms that result from combining the basics - for example, magma release results from fire and earth.

For this article, we're focusing on one of the basics: lightning release. Lightning Release techniques involve unleashing lightning chakra. While all of them are powerful, they vary a lot in their strength. So, what are the strongest lightning release jutsu? One example is Indra's Arrow, an attack where Sasuke Uchiha launches Tailed Beast chakra at a target using a bow and arrow created by lightning chakra. There's also Liger Bomb, which is a wrestling move combined with lightning chakra.

Which lightning release jutsu do you think is the strongest? Vote it up!

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    Indra's Arrow

    Indra's Arrow is Sasuke's strongest offensive move, and he only uses it once. By absorbing chakra from all of the Tailed Beasts into a Susano-o container and forming a lightning-chakra infused bow and arrow, he launches an attack that's powerful enough to match Naruto's Six Paths: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken. Wind Release is known for being stronger than Lightning Release in general, so that shows you just how powerful this particular move is.

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    Kamui Lightning Cutter

    Kamui Lightning Cutter is basically a Raikiri that's been enhanced by the Six Paths Power. By combining the Mangekyo move Kamui with Raikiri, Kakashi can instantly pierce a target, then warp whatever body part he hits into Kamui's dimension. 

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    Kirin is one of Sasuke Uchiha's most powerful jutsu. What sets it apart from other techniques is that it isn't limited by the chakra in Sasuke's body. Instead, he calls on the lightning from the clouds and controls it with his own chakra, of which he only needs a small amount. This not only allows him to control vast amounts of lightning, at 1/1000th of a second it hits the ground much faster than self-generated electricity would. The resulting power is enough to obliterate an entire mountain.

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    Lightning Release: Black Panther

    After Darui learned Black Lightning from the Third Raikage, he found a whole lot of applications for it. One of the strongest was Lightning Release: Black Panther, which involves releasing black lightning in the form of a panther, which is fast enough to knock out multiple opponents at once. 

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