The Rasengan is a spinning ball of chakra, shaped and held in the user’s hand, known only to a handful of shinobi. It is one of the best-known and most powerful techniques in the whole Naruto series, especially when combined with its derived forms.
In a recent article, we have revealed that the Rasengan was created by Minato Namikaze, and in this article, we are going to rank all the known Rasengan users based on their overall strengths and their mastery of this specific technique.
Breeze Dancer is a ninja from Konohagakure and one of the playable characters in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online. She is currently not part of any group and is a temporary student at the Ninja Academy. She has traveled to different countries for a long time to train and has a unique perspective on society. She enjoys looking into the distance.
Her style consists of winch relief techniques and continuous attacks. Her movements in battle exude magnificence and can boost team morale. She is also capable of using the Rasengan.
Through her Chimera Technique, Hiruko has acquired four Kekkei Genkai: the elements storm, darkness, steel, and speed. He planned to absorb a fifth, the Sharingan, from Kakashi Hatake to complete himself and gain immortality. Possessing the Speed Element, he has the ability to move at high speeds, making him untouchable and allowing him to attack his opponents with great speed and strength, also making him immune to taijutsu.
Thanks to the element Steel Release, Hiruko can make his body harden helping him not to be damaged by any attack that is made by a weapon. Also, thanks to the storm element, he can create dense dark storm clouds which can change shape and can be used to trap other people’s chakra.
Hiruko has also been able to absorb the Dark Element, which he uses through a mark on his hand, it has the shape of 2 rhombuses one on top of the other, one of them allows him to absorb any Ninjutsu and at the same time the absorbed chakra can be used to attack his opponent in the form of blue flames.
Later it is known that he can absorb chakra through his mouth and can also use techniques without any training, such as: the Great Ball Rasengan and Raikiri, until now the Dark Element is unable to absorb advanced ninjustus such as Naruto’s Rasen Shuriken.
Koji uses ninjutsu from Konohagakure. He can create multiple clones and replace himself with them. On the other hand, he was shown to be able to use the Rasengan, having the ability to create it with one hand and having enough power to counter the one used by Konohamaru, he can also use the Super Big Ball Rasengan.
Koji can also release toad oil from his mouth as fuel for fire techniques, and grow hair from it to capture and ensnare the target, as well as turn it into needles for defense.
In his time as a student and genin, most of Konohamaru’s arsenal consisted of perverted techniques that he had learned from Naruto or developed on his own. Despite this, as a genin he also learned more combat-oriented techniques, being able to create clones of himself, which he uses as distractions or support to execute certain techniques.
In the anime, his mastery over the technique is such that he can perform more advanced versions of it, such as the Jutsu: Shadow Multiclones and the Jutsu: Shadow Clone Shuriken. He can also infuse his chakra into his weapons to increase their range and attack power. Before leaving the village, Naruto taught Konohamaru how to use the Rasengan.
Although at first, he needed help from a shadow clone to execute it, he eventually learned to perform it himself with one hand. In the anime, his ability allowed him to accidentally create a Great Ball Rasengan without prior training. As an adult, he can combine his Rasengan with Boruto’s to create a much more powerful one.
Under the teachings of Konohamaru, Boruto managed to learn the Rasengan, demonstrating a high control of chakra managing to release, concentrate and mold it with one hand. As time passed, the power of his Rasengan increased to the point of forming a huge whirlwind upon impacting the target. Boruto developed an upgraded version of the Rasengan by subconsciously adding Lightning Release to it, known as the Vanishing Rasengan.
This version can be thrown mid-range as well as disappear in mid-air. Its offensive capabilities vary, on its first use it created a sizeable crater in the surface of a tree and subsequently managed to injure Momoshiki. Initially the technique was small in size, but it would eventually gain the size of a standard Rasengan.
Likewise, thanks to the collaboration with the chakra of his father Naruto, Boruto was able to create a gigantic Rasengan. The power of the technique is overwhelming, as he was able to destroy a Tailed Beast Ball created by Momoshiki, destroy the stump of a Tree God, and completely eliminate the Ōtsutsuki.
Kakashi relies heavily on his mastery of Ninjutsu, of which he has a vast arsenal due to his Sharingan, of which Kakashi has been said to have copied a thousand techniques. With this arsenal, he can attack or defend against his opponents in numerous ways.
He has also shown to have impressive skills in Genjutsu, he has shown to be very skilled in Taijutsu, which, combined with his impressive speed, is able to effectively catch his opponents off guard and evade attacks, his Taijutsu skill has great level, thus being able to be on par with Hidan, defending himself only with a Kunai and without receiving a single scratch, knowing that Hidan was a member of Akatsuki, who had Taijutsu as his main form of combat, in addition to the fact that he was supported by Kakuzu.
His skill with Hand Seals is also very high, being able to use high level jutsus, being at a much higher speed. Orochimaru said that his level of jutsu was impressive for his age. Kakashi has been able to master the Rasengan and, he has said that he wanted to add his Lightning Release to it, but was unable to do so, and further explains that consequently, he uses Chidori, a technique that requires a certain amount of Power Manipulation. Form and the Transformation of Nature itself.
Due to his ability to absorb any type of Ninjutsu, Momoshiki could release them on a much larger scale. With this ability, he could create gigantic Tailed Beast Balls and greatly lengthen the range of Shadow Imitation Jutsu.
In the anime for his part, Momoshiki created a gigantic version of the Rasengan called the Crimson Spiral. After absorbing Kinshiki, Momoshiki was shown to be able to use Kinshiki’s long, flowing hair as an improvised weapon to restrain the enemy, and produce avatars of chakra from the ground to ensnare a target.
Jiraiya possesses a huge variety of ninjutsu types. He could grow and sharpen his hair for both offensive and defensive purposes, and even spray oil from his mouth that could immobilize the enemy. Jiraiya learned the technique of his disciple Minato, the Rasengan, managing to master it and develop great variants.
Thanks to his knowledge, he could even teach Yahiko and Nagato how to manipulate the nature of his chakra. Jiraiya was often described as a perfectionist. He had the ability to improvise or expand the limit of a technique to the point where he could even improve on a basic E-Rank technique. be very useful in espionage and reconnaissance. Aside from his fighting skills, Jiraiya was very skilled with barrier techniques.
Among his techniques are the Barrier: Dome Formation Method, which allows him to detect movement within a certain range, and the Barrier: Pumpkin Toad Prison, which helps him trap an enemy inside the belly of a small toad in the form of pumpkin, inside which contains a landscape with a lake of stomach acid. Although he had basic knowledge on how to recognize and counter genjutsu, he was not proficient in using it and relied on his partners to use illusions.
Minato spent three years creating the Rasengan, said to have been by observing the Tailed Beast Ball. The technique does not require hand seals, instead using a concentration of chakra, spinning into a sphere in the palm of the user’s hand, dealing immense damage to its target on contact.
As the creator of it, Minato had great mastery of the Rasengan, able to form it with one hand with unparalleled speed and the standard version of it being slightly larger than the Rasengan used by other characters. The lack of complex preparations required for the Rasengan gave it an advantage over other users.
In the battle against Tobi, he was able to form a Rasengan after throwing a marked kunai at his opponent, allowing him to land a devastating blow on Obito immediately after performing the Flying Thunder God Jutsu. He intended to combine the Rasengan with his own nature transformation, but the task was too difficult to complete before his untimely death.
During the search for Tsunade, Jiraiya teaches Naruto the Rasengan. This technique created by his father, Minato Namikaze, would become Naruto’s favorite and main offensive technique. Given the limitations of his chakra control, Naruto uses clones to help him focus and mold chakra.
During the three years of Naruto’s journey with Jiraiya, he was able to form a new version called the Great Ball Rasengan, which was created with the aim of making it easier to hit an opponent with a larger Rasengan. He even managed to master a much larger version, the Super Big Ball Rasengan, without the need to use Sage Mode or Kurama’s chakra.
Later after Naruto found out that the Rasengan is an incomplete Ninjutsu he decided to unite his wind type nature forming the Wind Release: Rasengan, based on this technique Naruto was able to create his own original technique the Wind Release: Rasen Shuriken, considered as a powerful jutsu that is capable of causing severe damage to its enemy.
Despite the side effects it causes on the user, Naruto managed to resolve that issue by changing his way of using it and entering Sage Mode. Both Jiraiya and Naruto have created a wide variety of Rasengan while in Sage Mode which become stronger due to Chakra Senjutsu, including the Rasenrengan, Sage Art: Great Ball Rasengan, and Sage Art: Super Great Ball Rasengan.
In addition Naruto has been able to combine his Rasengan with his shadow clones in such a way that he is able to create a large herd of Rasengan, like he does with his Super Large Spinning Spheres Group and the Large Spinning Spheres Group in Spiral. He can even make the first one stronger by entering Sage Mode, thereby creating the Sage Art: Super Large Rotating Sphere Cluster.