Obito using fire technique

Obito Uchiha using a Fire Release technique.

Fire Release (Katon) is one of the basic elemental nature transformations. It is performed by moulding superheated chakra inside the stomach before releasing it via the lungs and mouth. However, there are exceptions to this in the form of some mediums.

Commonly affiliated with the Tiger hand seal, Fire Release consists of mid to long-ranged offensive techniques that cause combustive and explosive damage. The chakra nature is common among shinobi of Konohagakure in the Land of Fire with the Uchiha clan holding a natural affinity for it. Amaterasu, a Mangekyo Sharingan technique is stated to be the highest level of fire nature transformation.

Relationship with Other Natures

  • Fire is strong against wind because the air feeds the flames but weak against water because it cools and smothers them.
  • Fire Release can be used in conjunction with Lightning Release to augment the latter by using the former to alter weather conditions with a sufficiently powerful technique.
  • Additionally, it can be used with Wind Release to increase the strength of a fire technique and even overcome its superior element of water.
  • Fire-natured chakra is a component of two kekkei genkai: Lava Release and Boil Release.
  • It is also a component in the kekkei tota: Dust Release.
  • In addition, Fire Release possesses an advanced variant known as Blaze Release which is made possible through the manipulation of Amaterasu.

List of Fire Release techniques

List of Fire Release users

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