The Rasengan is a rotating chakra ball, formed and held in the user’s hand, known as a shinobi grip. The Rasengan was created by Minato Namikaze, based on the Orb of the Tailed Demons. He spent three years creating the Rasengan, which he considered to be the most successful in terms of shape modification. Since it’s an extremely powerful technique, there are a few Rasengan users that can boast proficiency in it.
Being the most advanced form of shapeshifting, mastery of the Rasengan gives the user great abilities, even if they are not quite proficient in it. Once formed, it does not require additional chakra to be maintained, meaning there is no set time limit before it dissipates. However, the Rasengan will dissipate if it collides with something, even if it is an intentionally untouched target.
Strongest Rasengan in Naruto and Boruto
The list is going to contain a total of 20 strongest Rasengan techniques in Naruto and Boruto, ranked by their strength from 20th to 1st place. This is, of course, not a complete list of all Rasengan techniques but rather just a list of the 20 strongest, ranked.
20. Runt Ball Rasengan
The user creates a miniature Rasengan through a limited supply of chakra. The full effect of the method is unknown as Naruto collapsed before using it.
19. Student and Teacher: Rasengan
A collaborative technique used by two Rasengan users, one of whom was the teacher of the Rasengan to the other. They each perform a Rasengan side by side and strike their opponent together, dealing twice as much damage as a single Rasengan.
18. Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan
Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan is a technique that is available for use after inheriting the power of the Sage of the Six Paths.
Naruto combines his Rasengan with Shukaku’s Magnetic Release chakra to fortify his suction power, thereby creating a Rasengan marked with the cursed seal of the beast. When hit by this technique, the marks quickly spread over his body and immobilize him.
17. Compression Rasengan
Compression Rasengan is a technique for which the user, while shaping the Rasengan in the dominant hand, squeezes and condenses the density of the Rasengan up to its limit with the other hand. In this state, he is capable of piercing almost any target with little resistance.
Even if the power of the blow is somewhat reduced due to the strong defense of the opponent, the impact on the opponent will still be powerful, and probably fatal for the opponent, if not for the decrease in strength. At the same time, the intense power of this technique is not without its drawbacks.
The constricted nature of the Rasengan can cause a strong recoil effect, causing great strain on the user’s hand, making the technique dangerous if used frequently.
16. Spiralling Bullet
The user gathers chakra with two fingers to condense it into a small Rasengan. It can be shot from a distance at the target and has immense penetrative power, throwing its target off its feet even after piercing them.
15. Parent and Child Rasengan
The Parent and Child Rasengan is a cooperative ninjutsu in which two shinobi, most often a user and their child as the name suggests, combine their Rasengan into a massive sphere, which is then launched at their target. Naruto and Minato, in their Bijû Mode and with Naruto in Hermit Mode, collaboratively create a Rasengan the size of their chakra avatar, then launch it into the target. This attack was powerful enough to repel Obito Uchiha as the jinchûriki of Jûbi.
Boruto begins by generating a tiny Rasengan. Shaking Boruto’s hand, Naruto then adds his own chakra into the Rasengan, forming a gigantic sphere that makes them appear small compared to her.
Boruto used this technique to kill Momoshiki Ôtsutsuki, who is considered a greater threat than Kaguya Ôtsutsuki by Sasuke Uchiha, over the obliterating Divine Tree of the Planet of Momoshiki and entering the perpetual cloud layer of the planet.
14. Spiralling Strife Spheres
Naruto Uzumaki’s Spiralling Strife Spheres are a form of Rasengan which he is able to use in Kurama’s Chakra Mode. With the help of this cover, he creates several Rasengan, and then with the help of additional hands from chakra, he strikes them at enemies. This technique is ideal for attacking multiple opponents at the same time.
13. Spiralling Serial Spheres
The Spiralling Serial Sphe is a two-handed version of the regular Rasengan. The user creates one normal Rasengan in his hands and attacks opponents. Depending on the situation, it is possible to attack either two targets at once, or one target with greater strength.
While in Sage Mode, the user can use a variation of this technique with the addition of senjutsu called the Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres. It differs from the usual version only in its destructive power.
12. Vanishing Rasengan
The Vanishing Rasengan is a Lightning Release version of the Rasengan created by Boruto Uzumaki and named by Sasuke Uchiha. When creating a small Rasengan, Boruto unknowingly adds Lightning Release to it before throwing it. During the flight, his natural transformation suddenly bursts in, as a result of which the technique disappears from view and hits the enemy in an invisible state.
This adds an element of surprise to the attack, as the opponent can lower their vigilance by assuming that the technique has simply dissipated, but later discovering that an invisible technique has stabbed him.
The Vanishing Rasengan of Boruto’s size has undergone significant improvements since the Mujina Bandits Arc, where he is shown to be about the same size as the standard Rasengan. If enough chakra is added to this Rasengan, it can become gigantic.
11. Wind Release: Rasengan
Wind Release: Rasengan is an original technique created by Naruto Uzumaki, an extension of the basic concept of the Rasengan: mixing its chakra element with the Rasengan, combining both Shape Modification and Nature Modification. Minato Namikaze, the creator of Rasengan, had always intended to blend the technique with the user’s elemental affinity.
However, the task was too difficult for him, and could not complete it before his death, and his student, Kakashi Hatake was unable to complete it as well. Yamato claimed that adding someone’s chakra element to Rasengan requires a certain level of skill, or a natural or instinctual talent.
Naruto was able to mix his Wind Release with the Rasengan during his training, maintaining his initial stability and increasing his destructive power, far beyond his regular Rasengan.
An example of the power that element manipulation adds to Rasengan is shown when it was tested against Kakashi’s standard Rasengan. The fact that he was only partially completed, but is still able to easily surpass Kakashi’s Rasengan and damage his hand demonstrates how much the Rasengan has been enhanced when combined with the elemental chakra.
To create it, Naruto needed the help of two clones and, in total, five hands (the hand to release and rotate the chakra, one clone to form the shell to maintain the shape of the orb and the other to mix wind chakra nature).
This technique looks quite similar to an ordinary Rasengan, except that it has four small white blade-like blades surrounding it, making it look like a miniature Shuriken Fûma. The concept of a completed Wind Release: Rasengan would be the rotation and power of the Rasengan and the wind chakra nature of Naruto condensed into a stable orb.
10. Rasengan: Flash
After infusing Kurama’s chakra into Naruto’s Wind Release: Rasengan, he fires it as a powerful beam to clear an explosion or uses it to launch himself into the air.
9. Planetary Rasengan
Planetary Rasengan is a technique used by Naruto in his Nine-Tailed Chakra Mode. It consists of creating a giant Rasengan along with several other smaller Rasengan around it. The largest Rasengan represents a “Planet” while the others represent “Satellites” that revolve around its orbit.
When the Jutsu comes into contact with the opponent, it becomes known as Rasengan of Disorderly Rotation causing each Rasengan to rotate in different directions creating a large destructive vortex that sends the enemy flying violently destroying anything that is in their way, like large rock formations.
This technique is so powerful that even one is resurrected by Invocation: Reincarnation of the Impure World, it takes a long time to regenerate from the wounds caused by this Jutsu, as shown with the Second Tsuchikage during the Fourth Shinobi World War, something that left surprised Kabuto Yakushi.
Years later, Naruto re-employed this technique during his confrontation with Toneri Ōtsutsuki on the Moon, where he used it to counter the Silver Wheel Rebirth Blast.
8. Big Ball Rasengan
The Big Rasengan Ball is a jutsu that Naruto managed to develop during the two and a half years that he studied with Jiraiya. This technique consists of creating a Rasengan much larger than normal by adding more chakra so that this size can be obtained and can make it more powerful.
Like the normal Rasengan, Naruto needed a clone to create it but also to execute it and thus maintain a mutual balance, although he later became able to maintain it by himself.
With this ninjutsu, Naruto was able to kill a clone of Itachi that possessed 30% of his chakra, and not only that, but it also destroyed a large part of the battlefield.
Kishimoto describes this technique as a masterpiece of destructive power, with terrifying offensive power, which added to the understanding of the Nine-Tails chakra can be compared to the collision of a small meteorite. In the anime, during Naruto’s battle against Isobu, this jutsu was able to seriously damage the Tailed Beast’s eye.
Two variants of this Jutsu have been observed. The first is used together with a clone and consists of compressing a large amount of chakra into a small density, releasing it suddenly on impact. The second, on the other hand, gathers all the chakra in a much higher density causing an exponential increase in size, in this Naruto he can hold the jutsu by himself.
In Sage Mode, Naruto and Jiraiya have created a great variety of jutsu based on this technique. Among them are Wise Art: Big Rasengan Ball, Wise Art: Super Big Rasengan Ball, and Super Big Rasengan Ball.
7. Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan
The Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan is a more powerful version of the Big Ball Rasengan. In an instant, the user creates a Rasengan of gigantic proportions, larger than their own body. When using it, there is a great impact that unleashes a shock wave that can easily knock down shinobi.
As with many Rasengan variants, Naruto needs the help of a shadow clone in forming the Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan. While in Hermit Mode, the user can perform an enhanced version of senjutsu known as Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan. Although she was not successfully executed in the series, it is said that her destructive power – if she were to explode – could easily raze an entire mountain.
6. Ultra-Many Spiralling Serial Spheres
Ultra-Many Spiralling Serial Spheres is a technique in which Naruto and each shadow clone created create a Rasengan with which they bombard their target, inflicting significant damage.
5. Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres
The Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres is one of the most powerful variations of the Rasengan in combination with the Sage Mode used by Naruto Uzumaki.
After creating a large number of shadow clones, and each one having a Rasengan, Naruto enters Sage Mode so that each clone can introduce senjutsu chakra into the technique to create each one the Sage Art: Super Big Ball Rasengan.
Afterward, all the clones simultaneously attack the opponent causing great damage, resulting in him receiving a great impact so powerful that he could knock Kurama back. Later, when he combined his Sage Mode with his Kurama Mode, Naruto was able to almost completely destroy a barrier created by Toneri using various Truth Search Balls.
4. Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres
Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres is a much more powerful version of the Big-Ball Rasengan created by Naruto Uzumaki. This technique consists in that Naruto performs the Jutsu: Multiclones of Shadows, and makes several of them create each one a Big-Ball Rasengan.
The clones then charge the Rasengan and hit the target, dealing a large amount of damage. This technique generated enough destructive power to stop the advance of a large and wide forest created by Madara Uchiha with the Secret Wood Element Jutsu: Birth of a World of Trees.
3. Deep Crimson Spiral
Releasing a Rasengan from his Rinnegan, Momoshiki amplifies his chakra to raise him to a giant size, a size that rivals that of Boruto Uzumaki’s Rasengan, amplified by his father.
2. Tailed Beast Rasengan
Tailed Beast Rasengan is an incomplete technique of Naruto Uzumaki. He attempts to use the form of the Rasengan to create a substitute for the Tailed Beast Ball. To get around the fact that he couldn’t initially use the Tailed Beast Ball technique or Multi Cloning while in Nine Chakra Mode, Killer B advised Naruto to use his chakra arms to attempt to create a Rasengan.
At the start of his training, Naruto encountered some difficulty in making the 8:2 ratio between the black and white chakra. Despite the fact that he had a chakra envelope while he practiced the technique, Naruto’s hands were shown showing injuries when he practiced them.
He asked Killer B to watch and tell him when he would hit the right gear so he could remember the feel of the technique at that point. Naruto also noticed that this new Rasengan is quite heavy due to the fact that he can barely contain it in his hand.
This is probably due to the Kyûbi chakra, which has been described as very dense in the past. According to Killer B, he almost perfected it and the best way to learn and master it was real-life battlefield experience. Later in the Fourth Great Shinobi War with the help of Kurama, Naruto gained the ability to use the Tailed Demon Orb and subsequently developed the Super Mini Ball of Bijû, leaving the completion of this unnecessary technique.
1. Wind Release: Rasenshuriken
Wind Release: Rasenshuriken is a wind element technique created by Naruto Uzumaki. He developed it with Yamato at the end of his training in mastering the nature of his chakra. Wind Release: Rasenshuriken was invented by Naruto Uzumaki shortly after understanding the principles of the Fûton by merging it with his Whirling Orb.
Like this technique, Naruto usually needs the help of two shadow clones in forming the Ball Shuriken: he provides the chakra, one clone helps contain the chakra, and the second clone adds his wind nature. This is the full version of the Wind Release: Rasengan, with four large blades around the central core of the Rasengan, giving the appearance of a Fûma shuriken.
It also gives a loud shrill cry. During the events of The Last movie, Naruto was able to create the Ball Shuriken unaided and guide it from a distance.