This is basically the gist of the ability, though I'll expand on this. At it's core, it's Kenjutsu infused with Natural Energy to create Senkenjutsu. This is generally gathered in the user's arms and channeled through the blade they wield, releasing it around their bodies and sword to directly enhance it. With this Natural Energy enhancing them, the user becomes capable of using the energy in a few ways. These include the ability to release pure arcs of Natural Energy via sword strikes, shaped projectiles with corporeal form to deal blunt damage, and the more unique abilities attributed to this field alone, such as the Shatterpoint ability as well as the naturally occurring corrosive Natural Energy gained from entering the mood itself.Dokkodo is a unique custom style of utilizing natural energy to the user's sword. This of course creates senjutsu kenjutsu. The effects are kind of the same but with this style the techniques has an added effect of shattering a technique. If a technique hits a living being petrification takes three turns to set in.
The style is different for samurai/ronin is they can use all the techniques without the mode. The mode gives them a +10 when using them and Blinding Lights still can't be used without the mode active.
This is a move that allows the Dokkodo users to move fast and evade/avoid obstacles/jutsus. This is perfect for someone like myself who likes to stay in character and use what my character is known for. Renji is my character and of course Bleach is all about fast movements aka Shunpo. Of course this can only be used once per turn which is more then enough.Ite so you not even learning the mode.
This first tech is dead ass just a movement technique to let you move how you'd like in a high speed fashion.
( Chiratsuki Kaihi ) - Flicker Evasion
Range: Short - Long
Description: A skill usable by all Dokkodo users to move at high speeds to dodge, attack, or defend from techniques. The ability pertains to movement on the battlefield, meaning running, walking, jumping, dashing, etc. This allows the user to move at max speed to avoid obstacles or to attack with great speed.
Note: Can only be used with Dokkodo active. Ronin and Samurai are capable of utilizing outside of the mode but once per turn.
Pros: This increases the Taijutsu and Kenjutsu of the user, by 30. Samurai and Ronin increase goes up by 10 making it 40. This grants two forms which are petrified and corrode.Alright so LoK went over what the basic gist of the ability is as a whole, and you say you have no current questions so we'll move on to the actual mode itself. So unliked Sage mode, you'll need a blade in which you'll use as the vessel for the natural energy. You'd gather natural energy into your blade which allows you to enter a unique state known as "The Alone Way". Once in this mode, your face and upper body/arms will be covered in markings that differ from person to person; Along with a shroud of natural energy and a Vizard mask (like bleach. If you don't know, look em up they're dope).
So go ahead and enter this mode yourself, and give me a rundown on the pros and cons of this technique. What does it grant you via physical capabilities (speed, tracking, damage shaving etc.)?
( Dokkōdō ) - The Alone Way
Chakra: 40 ( -10 per turn )
Damage: N/A ( +30/40 to Kenjutsu/Taijutsu )
Description: By taking a stance and channeling copious amounts of chakra while drawing in natural energy into their blade, the user enters a swordsmen state known as Dokkodo or the Alone Way. The chakra creates several markings across the user's lower jaw and neck, extending down both arms to fully cover the forearms and arms in scale-like platings as a chakra shroud that grants a large Vizard-like mask across their faces. The general appearance differs from user to user but these traits are shared. After activation, the user gains access to the exclusive art of Senjutsu utilized via Kenjutsu in two unique forms. The first form allows the user's techniques to carry the ability to cause a foe to become petrified 3 turns after being cut, the wound drawing in natural energy and prevents passive healing until healed by outside sources or the target is petrified, whichever comes sooner. The second form allows for techniques to carry the ability to corrode techniques and targets resistances, eating away at natural defenses when striking targets to weaken and prevent natural damage resistances. Should targets be hit by the corrosive Senkenjutsu, they will take the listed damage of the technique. In addition to this, when techniques land, the amount of chakra spent will be deducted from the object's damage resistance capabilities to cause it to plummet ( i.e. if an A rank Kenjutsu was used and lands and the target can shave 20 damage, 15 ( half of 30 chakra ) of it will be removed to leave 5 Damage Shaving ). Should their damage resistance drop to 0, it will remain there until being healed by outside sources.
Note: Can only be used 3 times each battle, each use lasting up to 8 turns. After ending, the user cannot use A rank and above physical techniques ( Tai/Ken, Jutsu with extended/detailed physical movements, etc ) for two turns and the effects of the 20% Torso Health drawbacks trigger. Each subsequent use adds 10% to the Torso Health drawbacks.
Note: Samurai and Ronin are capable of using Dokkodo techniques without entering the state though if they do, they experience a 10 damage increase compared to shinobi using the mode.
This technique is very simple. I love that it is multi rank. Does this get the boost for kenjutsu from the mode or no since this move can only be used during the mode.Okay, so next technique.
( Dokkōdō: Kakusu Shinjitsu ) - The Alone Way: Hidden Truths
Rank: B - S
Range: Short - Mid
Chakra: 20 - 40
Damage: 40 - 80
Description: This technique is comparable to the Samurai Saber Technique in both its concept and execution. By channeling Senjutsu into the blade, the user becomes capable of creating crescents of natural energy sharpened to slice through metal and bone effortlessly. These crescents are capable of combating equal ranked Elemental Ninjutsu. Unlike Samurai Saber Technique, however, these cannot create chakra weapons to attack with, instead just creating slashes and strikes following the user's strike motion. They crescents can carry the effects of either form of Senkenjutsu.
Pretty simple in both execution and explanation. You simply channel chakra to your blade and create arcs of natural energy. They can travel up to mid range as well. When used, you must specify which form of Senkenjutsu is in use for it to be considered valid. Questions?