When we talk about Fire Release users in Naruto, you have to assume from the outset that every character is strong as hell.
We’ve seen some mind-blazing fire techniques being used on the show, from devastating seas of flames, fiery dragons, and smoldering fireballs to the inextinguishable black inferno fire jutsu Amaterasu.
But whose fire techniques fume over the rest? Here’s a list of the top 15 fire users in Naruto.
Izuna is Madara’s younger brother, who is probably one of the strongest Uchiha clan members. Before Madara grew to become crazy powerful, Izuna was considered the strongest Uchiha in history.
Izuna’s fire techniques are quite commendable. His Great Fireball Technique can even defeat a Water Dragon Bullet.
Izuna also activated the Mangekyo Sharingan like his brother, although it’s never shown what powers it gives him.
Sarada uses her strength to compliment her intelligence, and her chakra to enhance her strength.
Sarada has Sharingan in each of her eyes which heightens her perception, vision, and genjutsu abilities. She’s great with weapons, and at the same time, is also a healer.
With Sasuke being her father, she’s bound to have inherited some of his skills. She can use the Lightning Release technique of Chidori, and also the Uchiha clan’s Great Fireball Technique. Sasuke also eventually agrees to help her hone her skills.
Hanzo was called Hanzo of the Salamander. Salamanders are known to be resistant to fire and according to mythology, able to reside in fire too. If you have the symbol of fire in your name, you’re bound to be at least somewhat efficient with fire techniques.
Hanzo has a Fire Release chakra nature type. He can infuse bits of special paper with this fire energy to make a kind of paper bomb that can blow apart his enemies. They can be a useful weapon during short and long range of combats.
In his Fire Release: Exploding Flame Formation the paper scraps can be hidden underground and set off as and when Hanzo pleases. The papers wrap around the target’s legs and explode simultaneously.
Best friends with the powerful Itachi Uchiha, Shisui, being an Uchiha, is no stranger to Fire Release. He’s definitely one of the strongest Uchiha in terms of ability and skill.
His Body Flicker Technique allows him to disappear out of sight. His Sharingan Dojutsu parallels that of Itachi’s. Again, like him, Shisui is able to activate the Mangekyo Sharingan, which gives him the ability of using Kotoamatsukami, a kind of mind control genjutsu on his enemies.
He can also manifest Susanoo with Mangekyo to amplify his fire techniques. Being a skilled shinobi, Shisui can use his weapons like tanto and kunai to channel his Fire Release.
Konoha’s Sixth Hokage, Kakashi was widely known for the Sharingan he received from Obito, before he lost it to Madara during the Fourth Shinobi War. He too could use Kamui by Mangekyo Sharingan like Obito, but only the long-range version of it.
When Obito’s spirit possesses his body, he is temporarily able to use both halves of the Mangekyo. This enables him to activate the chakra-powered beast, Susanoo, and use Kamui through it, which swings his targets right into the Kamui dimension.
As Hokage his fire release techniques are pretty skilled. But he’s not Uchiha and neither does he have the sustained power of Kamui like Obito Uchiha.
Although Yugito was a military captain in the Land of Lightning, she is a highly skilled fire user. Her Mouse Hairball Fire Release can turn a ball of burning hair into the shape of a mouse.
The mouse can split into individual blazing hair and explode on contact with the enemy.
Yugito is also the Jinchuriki for Two-Tails and can fully transform into it. This gives her the ability to breath fire and enhance her other fire techniques. With its power, she can create a fireball that is so large that it can turn a building into ashes.
Yugito also possesses the dual Sharingan and Rinnegan. This helps her with predicting enemy moves as well as producing effective offensive attacks.
This kid has really come a long way. From a weakling to a genin to eventually a jonin, he’s become one of the top-class Sarutobi clan members.
Konohamaru comes from a great legacy of shinobi adept at all sorts of Fire Release techniques.
He is able to use his uncle Asuma’s Ash Pile Burning technique, his grandfather Hiruzen’s Fire Dragon Flame Bullet technique, and also the Sarutobi Hiden technique of Fire Release: Great Flame Technique.
The latter allows him to blow flames from his mouth that can swallow the enemy whole.
He also knows various Shadow Clone techniques and the Rasengan. The latter is the ability to hold and use a ball of pure spiraling chakra energy.
Sarutobi is a powerful fire clan and Asuma, being the jonin or military captain of the clan and a former member of the Twelve Guardian Shinobi, is one of its most powerful members.
Since he’s a jonin, his fighting style is mainly taijutsu – involving ninja techniques and weapons like trench knives. But he also uses it to combine with his chakra energy.
Asuma is best known for his Ash Pile Burning Fire Release by which he can blow out a huge load of gunpowder or ash that completely envelops his target. And then, boom. He ignites it, and everything within the cloud is burnt to smithereens.
He is also able to learn the ultimate technique of the Fire Temple, where he can summon a spirit that aid him during battle.
The God of Shinobi and the Third Hokage of Konohagakure! Hiruzen has shown great physical, mental, and spiritual prowess since an early age and he is considered one of the most powerful Kage and Hokage in history.
He is proficient in the Shuriken and Multiple Shadow Clone Technique and uses it in conjunction with his Fuinjutsu Suicide Murder Technique, to lock away a target’s soul.
Hiruzen is the inventor of a variety of techniques and has the ability to use any ninjutsu technique, including Hiden techniques.
Hiruzen has shown some pretty strong Fire jutsus like the Fire Dragon Flame Bullet that cause white-hot flames to whirlpool around the enemy. With Phoenix Sage Fire, he can guide small fireballs to chase and end his target.
Coming in strong at #5 is Jiraiya, one of Konoha’s 3 Legendary Sannin. KK is a clone of Jiraiya’s made specifically for killing.
Jiraiya’s list of abilities is quite endless. He’s famous for his Toad Oil Flame Bullet fire technique, where he summons the giant toad Gamabunta and uses flammable oil, wind release, and fire release to burn an entire area to the ground.
Jiraiya is also a sage – capable of Senjutsu Fire Release, which is terrifying.
As for KK, he was powerful enough to burn Jigen, the vessel for the celestial being Isshiki. His Flame Attack and Flame Bullet are just starters. With Jiraiya as his template, KK can do everything he could – but better.
KK can enter Sage Mode and summon a huge wall of fire. His True Fire of Samadhi is impossible to stop or beat. KK also has the ability of Space-Time ninjitsu.
I’m going to start by saying Itachi is one of the only two (the other being his younger brother Sasuke), to have the capability of using Inferno Style: Amaterasu.
Amaterasu is repeatedly established (in the manga and the anime) to be the highest level of Fire Release. He does this by activating the Mangekyo in his right eye.
With his left eye he can use Tsukuyomi, a genjutsu that can alter the perception of space and time in the opponent’s heads.
He learned the Uchiha Fireball Technique at a remarkably early age. With his Phoenix Sage Flower Fire Release, he can throw a volley of burning shuriken at his opponents with mad precision.
The only hitch is that Itachi refrains from using dojutsu and other of his stronger techniques because they drain his chakra very quickly.
Obito is one of the strongest characters in Naruto. He’s had a gradual and complex growth as a character – and makes for a fierce series antagonist. Before we get into anything else, let’s talk about Obito’s Dojutsu – Rinnegan and Mangekyo Sharingan.
He used Rinnegan to summon the husk of the Ten-Tailed Beast until Madara took it back. He was even able to become Ten-Tails’ jinchuriki.
Obito can perform the amazing space-time ninjutsu, Kamui, which gives him the power of teleportation and intangibility.
He uses this to aid his fire release techniques, like the insane Fire Release: Blast Wave Wild Dance, which creates a massive fire vortex, sucking the opponent in. This along with other ninjitsu techniques makes Obito quite formidable.
Madara possesses God-like power. He can dive into Sage Mode without even any senjutsu training. He chopped apart the Ten-Tails’ Tree with his Gunbai, and eventually became the Ten-Tails’ jinchuriki.
Madara is able to awaken Sharingan, Mangekyo Sharingan, Rinnegan, as well as Rinne Sharingan.
With these, Madara is not only able to use Kamui, Susanoo, and Rasengan, but also the Sixth Paths Technique and the black hole-like Chibaku Tensei.
He can also hypnotize the entire world by casting the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a powerful illusory genjutsu.
His Fire Release: Great Fire Annihilation was so powerful that it took 15 people to douse it with Water Release. He can also blast fire dragons, and use a myriad of other techniques. Madara is a true master.
His attacks are way too potent and he truly deserves his place on the list.
Predecessor of the Uchiha fire clan, and creator of ninjutsu itself, Indra is pretty much a God. He inherited his legendary father Hagoromo’s massive chakra and spiritual power.
He’s the one who gave birth to the use of hand seals for chakra manipulation and invented the Clone Technique, the very basic technique used by every shinobi.
He is also the first user of Susanoo and kind of the pioneer of Lightning Release. Remember how Sasuke’s strongest offensive technique is called Indra’s Arrow? Yup, named after this guy.
His fire techniques would later be improvised down the ages. With his awakened Mangekyo Sharingan, Indra can use Hinokagutsuchi, which can help him produce black flames similar to the Amaterasu.
Sasuke Uchiha is the strongest fire user in the Naruto franchise because of his mastery over Amaterasu, the infinite flames. The black flames can blaze for 7 nights and burn fire itself. Sasuke can use it together with Susanoo and Flame Control, making him indomitable.
Amaterasu is hot as the sun and Sasuke, with the help of his Mangekyo ability Blaze Release, can manipulate the size and shape of the flames.
The flames cannot be doused by water or any other ordinary method; only the user can extinguish it. Amaterasu doesn’t even need hand seals to be activated.
Although Itachi can use Amaterasu too, Sasuke’s mighty ninjutsu training and awesome dojutsu abilities give him an edge. Plus, Itachi can’t use Blaze Release to control Amaterasu.
Sasuke can utilize Complete Body Susanoo to augment Amaterasu, and also use Six Path techniques through his Rinnegan, like the space-time ninjutsu. Madara’s fire jutsu might be overwhelming, but Sasuke’s proficiency in Amaterasu makes him a hotter candidate for number 1.
Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. Its publication began on September 21, 1999, and continued till November 10, 2014, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has collected 72 volumes in tankōbon format.
Naruto Shippuden is Part II of the anime series, which follows an older Naruto as he attempts to save his friend Sasuke while at the same time – addressing the looming threat of the criminal organization – Akatsuki – who are targeting him for their grander scheme.Originally Written By Epic Dope