Wind Release (風遁, Futon,"Wind Style") is one of the five basic elemental nature transformations that exist in the shinobi world first used and mastered by Hagoromo Otsutsuki. Wind release is performed by making chakra as sharp and thin as possible either by the inside or outside sources. Wind Release is mainly short to long-ranged offensive techniques similar to Danzo Shimura that combine both brute force and keen precision to deal cutting,slashing or blunt damage as Asuma Sarutobi displayed when he sliced through pure rock. A high rarity among the five chakra natures, wind techniques are usually performed by generating air circulation and can be enhanced through this method as well. Wind-natured chakra can also be channelled into various weapons to increase their cutting power and overall range. The wind affinity is seemingly more common amongst shinobi of Sunagakure and Konohagakure as of recent. Wind type chakra is strong against lightning because attacks it is a natural electrical insulator but weak against fire because the flames are fuelled by air itself. Wind Release can be used in conjunction with Fire Release to augment the strength of the fire technique displayed with Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha.Additionally, it can be used with Water Release to increase the latter's concussive and overall destructive power to break even a forest. Wind-natured chakra is a compound of the following kekkei genkai: Ice Release and Scorch Release. It is also a component of the kekkei tota: Dust Release and is unknown if its attributed with the Storm Release Kekkei tota.