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Itachi Uchiha’s Strongest Jutsus

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We all know about Itachi Uchiha. He’s the prodigy of the Uchiha Clan, and arguably one of the most complex characters in the Naruto series. After witnessing the horrors of the Third Shinobi War Itachi turned into pacifist. However reluctant to battle Itachi understands the need to be strong in order to protect the ones he loves, and constantly received the highest marks in the Ninja Academy. Ultimately his loyalties lied with his brother Sasuke Uchiha and the Hidden Leaf village, betraying his very clan to keep them safe.

Being a member of the Uchiha Clan, Itachi was already a superior ninja, but even among the Uchiha he was considered a genius. As such Itachi is known throughout the ninja world for his remarkable strength, and accomplishments. He is able to hold his own among the Legendary Sannin and even defeated Lord Orochimaru with ease. With Obito’s help he was able to wipe out the entire Uchiha clan in a single night. Finally he was able to take out Kakashi Hatake (a senior Jonin possessing the sharingan, and eventual 6th Hokage) in mere seconds and left him bedridden in the hospital for weeks.

Needless to say, Itachi Uchiha boasted some remarkably devastating Jutsus. I’ve compiled the list to his Top 10, although there are certainly more I just couldn’t add all of them on here.

5. Clone Great Explosion Technique

This Jutsu enhances the already B-rank Shadow Clone technique. As the name suggest the user creates a shadow clone which which can be detonated. The advantages to this jutsu is that the opponent expects to fight in close range taijutsu not knowing that he or she is fighting a clone. Once the clone gets in range Itachi then detonates it delivering a deadly explosion.

4. Amaterasu

Itachi's Amaterasu

The most advance fire release jutsu known to the shinobi world, it can only be used by a very select few who have unlocked the Mangekyo Sharingan. It’s a visual jutsu which unleashes inextinguishable¬†black flames on its target. It is a representation of the “Material world and Light”, the antipode of Itachi’s Tsukuyomi. The flames can burn for up to seven days and seven nights until there is nothing left but ash. Itachi used this jutsu to even burn the fire from Sasuke’s Great Fireball Technique. Aside from its amazing offensive capabilities, the Amaterasu can also be used defensively by casting the Amaterasu flames around him to block any incoming attacks or opponents.

3. Itachi’s Susanoo
Itachi's Susanoo
Itachi’s Susanoo

Since Itachi has awakened and possesses both of his Mangekyo Sharingan he has the ability to bring forth his Susanoo. A giant guardian deity composed of chakra with various defensive and offensive capabilities. Itachi’s Susanoo has in its right hand the “Sword of Totsuka” which can seal anyone it touches into an eternal drunken genjutsu state for all eternity. In it’s left hand he wields the “Yata Mirror” which changes chakra nature to completely negate any nature based chakra attack. This combo had effectively made Itachi invincible.

2. Yasaka Magatama

Itachi's Yasaka Magatama

Itachi himself said that this jutsu was his strongest long range jutsu in his fight against the reincarnated Nagato. To activate this jutsu Itachi must first summon his Susanoo. The Susanoo the either produces one or multiple Magatama from its hand. Itachi can make the Magatama as big or as small as he needs to depending on the situations, but even the small one’s are devastating.

1. Tsukuyomi
Itachi's Tsukuyomi
Itachi’s Tsukuyomi

A visual genjutsu surpassed only by Shisui Uchiha’s Kotoamatsukami (Kotoamatsukami while being more powerful takes up to 10 years to recharge, making the Tsukuyomi more useful). It is said to represent the “Spirit world and Darkness”. Madara used a variation of this jutsu (Eternal Tsukuyomi) in his ‘Eye of the Moon’ plan to cast a genjutsu on the entire world. Itachi activates this jutsu with his left Mangekyo Sharingan and requires direct eye contact. Once activated Itachi puts his opponents in a world in which he has complete control. Itachi’s mastery of this genjutsu is so great that he can even alter the perception of time. The effects are devastating, and Itachi’s Tsukuyomi left even Kakashi Hatake hospitalized for several weeks.