Wind Release (風遁, Fūton, English TV: Wind Style) is one of the five basic elemental Chakra Styles. It is performed by curving Chakra and running it against itself, making it as thin and sharp as possible, giving its users the ability to generate air waves. Wind Release is most common among the Ninja of Sunagakure in the Land of Wind and is most regularly affiliated with the Bird seal
Wind Release techniques mainly consist of mid-ranged offensive techniques that combine raw power and sharp precision to deal cutting and slashing damage. Wind-natured chakra can also be channelled into blades to increase their cutting power and overall range. Wind Release also specialises in deflecting and even reflecting attacks. Wind Release focuses on projectile type techniques and can even change melee type techniques such as the Rasengan into projectiles when adding wind nature transformation to them. Since air cannot be seen by conventional methods, neither can the attacks and derivatives formed by/from it, making it an invisible and versatile weapon that is very difficult to block and dodge.
Relationship with other Natures
On the Elemental Wheel, Wind is aligned with both of the Core Elemental Transformations of Yin and Yang as it is both a physical and energy based element.
- Wind is strong against Lightning because it is a natural electrical insulator but weak against Fire because the flames are fuelled by air.