Re: Keotsu Sensei teaches me Doton
*Uses Nagashi.* Well, the most common way to "avoid" this justu is to go airborne. We'll learn a lot of other Doton jutsu to take care of that. Or, if they do like I just did, and use an Lightning technique, you try and flood the feel around them, with something like Gushing Water Imprisonment.
Originally Posted by Sydd
Anyway, next is:
(Doton: Moguragakure no Jutsu) – Earth Release: Hiding like a mole technique
Chakra cost: 15
Damage points: N/A
Description: The user changes earth into fine sand by channeling chakra into it, allowing the user to dig through it like a mole. While underground one can sense what is happening on the surface and use the information to launch a surprise attack on the enemy. Once can also hide deep in the ground, escaping to a depth where the enemy cant reach. It also appears that after digging, the ground can be returned to its original state, leaving no trace of where the user entered the earth.
I feel this jutsu is inferior defensively to Underground Fish Projection, but tactically, it has its advantages. Specifically, that you can actually do something while underground, as you're in a tunnel, and not fused with the Earth.
Using this technique, by focusing Doton chakra into your entire body, you'll "push" the earth around you of the way, creating a small cavity that you occupy. Because of this, once you move through the earth, it reverts to its original position after you pass through.
It's still a quick justu (though not as fast as UFP), and useful as you can sense what goes on at the surface through vibrations.
Give it a go.