One of many techniques utilized in the Naruto world are summoning jutsu. These usually involve forming contracts with a summoning animal, who can then be instantly teleported to a ninja's location to help them in battle.
Some of the strongest summoning jutsu are actually methods rather than individual summons. For example, Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation can summon just about anybody who has passed away and made it to the Pure Land, as long as the user has a piece of their DNA. In other cases, we're focusing on the beings that are summoned, like the Third Hokage's long term summoning partner Monkey King Enma, or Ibuse, Hanzo's poisonous Salamander summon.
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Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation
Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation is a kinjutsu (forbidden jutsu) that allows the summoner bring a deceased person back to life. To do this, one has have a sample of the late person's DNA, as well as a corpse that they can be reincarnated into.
Reincarnating someone incredibly powerful means that the summoner gets access to their abilities - but it also means they're less likely to be mindlessly obedient and might go against the summoner's wishes.67427Powerful summon?
Anybody who wants to summon Kurama needs to feed him a steady stream of chakra, otherwise, he'll do whatever he wants. If he likes the person summoning him and wants to help them, great, but chances are high that if the summoner isn't strong enough to control him, he'll go on a rampage.
As a Tailed Beast, Kurama possesses a vast store of chakra. Its many abilities include using Tailed Beast balls, creating massive shockwaves, using sage jutsu, and using both wind and fire release. Kurama is also an incredible sensor, capable of not just detecting chakra but also sensing emotional states.47425Powerful summon?
Demonic Statue of the Outer Path
The Demonic Statue of the Outer Path is the husk of what was once the Ten Tails. Only those with the Rinnegan could summon it from where it was sealed in the moon. Using powerful psychic chains, it could hold all nine of the Tailed Beasts inside itself, ultimately reincarnating into the Ten Tails. It is bursting with enough chakra that its holder can survive having all nine of the Tailed Beasts extracted from their body, although they'll be drastically weakened. It can also absorb charkra from others using phantom dragons that spill forth from its mouth.46528Powerful summon?
Dead Demon Consuming Seal
Those who use the Dead Demon Consuming Seal summon more than an animal - they summon a Shinigami itself. The Shinigami removes the target's soul from their body, essentially ending their life. But there's a high cost to the summoner because the Shinigami will go after their soul, too. After that, neither the summoner nor target can go to the Pure Land, because both of their souls will fight for eternity inside the Shinigami. This is not a jutsu that one uses casually.41541Powerful summon?