Note ~ All Fighting Styles taken at character registration allow you to start with associated techniques of that class up to a certain level dependent on your rank; Genin – D, Chūnin – C, Jōnin – B, ANBU – A, Kage – S (Tokubetsu Jōnin start with C, as well as B in one Fighting Style designated as their area of expertise). Many Fighting Styles grant advantages to your attributes. These advantages are always applied pursuant to the Attribute Boost Stacking Rules. Unless otherwise stated, advantages granted by a Fighting Style apply only when using techniques or weapons related to that Fighting Style. Reductions to the costs of techniques granted by Fighting Styles do not stack with any cost reductions granted by other sources (or with one another). A technique's rank may not exceed S-Rank with any Fighting Style's perks, as that does not exist.
The Armed Combat Fighting Style is broken down into two forms: "Jack-of-All-Trades" and "Master-of-One". The Jack-of-All-Trades (or "JoAT") relies on using many kinds of weaponry effectively, while the Master-of-One (or "MoO") excels at one type of weapon. When a character elects to train a Minor in Armed Combat, their player must select one of the two paths for them to follow. They cannot take both paths.
From Arvento-Hellacian wrestling to the Asgaardian Storm striking style, brawling describes the many different forms of hand to hand combat that can be found in the remnants of the old Empire. Most of these styles were relegated to tournaments and sport, until the brief contact with the shinobi mainland one hundred years prior proved the effectiveness in a rigorous regimen of hand to hand combat. It has since become a mainstay in martial arts across the seven kingdoms.
Bukkyō, or the Doctrine of Buddha, known colloquially as Buddhism, is a Fighting Style that allows its users to make use of their spiritual energy in combat. Buddhism allows a character to learn and use stances. Buddhism acts in many was like ninjutsu, but in the place of hand seals are full-body movements. Stances can be used to achieve a variety of effects, from telekinesis to the manipulation of one's spiritual pressure (see the page on the Monk origin here
). Intense training of body and mind, spiritual purity, and dedication to the monastic lifestyle is considered essential, if not required, by all monasteries throughout the countries.
Bukijutsu, literally meaning "Weapon Techniques", is a Fighting Style that encompasses the fields of the use of all weapons other than the more specific styles of archery, swordplay, and puppetry. The Bukijutsu Fighting Style is broken down into two forms: "Jack-of-All-Trades" and "Master-of-One". The Jack-of-All-Trades (or "JoAT") relies on using many kinds of weaponry effectively, while the Master-of-One (or "MoO") excels at one type of weapon. When a character elects to train a Minor in Bukijutsu, their player must select one of the two paths for them to follow. They cannot take both paths.
The finest engineers in the Empire invented mithril machines that functioned in a similar method to shinobi implants, but with a mechanical bent. These are primarily used to drastically increase effectiveness, whether it be in a physical or cerebral capacity. As one receives a higher level of aptitude in the fighting style, they are able to handle more of the day to day maintenance on their own. At its highest level, a cybernetics specialist is probably more machine than man – this affinity allows them to even make minor repairs on the fly.
A staple of Imperial warfare for over three centuries, firearms technology has increased drastically in the last hundred. Gone are the days of single shot “boom-sticks.” With the introduction of rifling, clips and magazines, and advanced scoping technology, truly advanced weapons have been devised. With the advancements in technology, of course, come advancements in training as well. As one trains in this fighting style, they get successively better at fighting the recoil that comes with automatic and semi-automatic weapons. At the higher levels, they train their eyes to better see and track the target they’re aiming at, and gain the ability to specialize in a specific type of firearm.
Fūinjutsu, literally meaning "Sealing Techniques", is a Fighting Style that involves the manipulation of patterns of symbols (often referred to as a whole as formulae) to a variety of ends. The most common use of fūinjutsu, as the name implies, is as a means of containing one thing within another. On occasion, and usually only when performed by more skilled practitioners, fūinjutsu is used to achieve effects beyond containing or releasing things (e.g. as restraints
, to control the chakra of an opponent
, to transfer chakra from one person to another
). Additionally, though experimentation with the subject matter is usually forbidden, fūinjutsu contains a sub-type of techniques known as juinjutsu
(literally "cursed seal techniques").
Genjutsu, literally meaning "Illusionary Techniques", is a Fighting Style that involves the the manipulation of the chakra flow of a target's nervous system, influencing how they perceive the world around them. Though this is usually used to create optical illusions or cause a target to experience simulated pain. The actual variety of affects that genjutsu can be used to create is only limited by the imagination of its users.
Iijutsu, literally meaning "Medical Techniques", a practice that not only encompasses Medical Ninjutsu
but extends to the entirety of practice of all branches of medicine. Though obviously, especially with regards to the extent of any one person's training, it cannot be expected that the typical shinobi versed in ijutsu has a full understanding of every medical specialty, most with formal training have the working knowledge and practice required to engage in field medicine and trauma surgery. As with all Fighting Styles, the practical power of ijutsu expands exponentially for those who specialize in it, with the most well-renowned ijutsu practitioners being regarded as having mastered death
. The signature feature of ijutsu techniques is the chakra control required to use them, as exemplified by the Chakra Enhanced Strength
and Chakra Scalpel
Kenjutsu, literally meaning "Sword Techniques", is a Fighting Style that is deceptively simple. In the simple form that most understand it, the Kenjutsu Fighting Style is a series of techniques that its users practice in order to better wield a blade. To those trained in it, kenjutsu techniques are a means of best using the simplest form of weapon known to man. The nuances that eventually developed into different schools on the philosophy of swordplay best represent the centuries of development that the Fighting Style has evolved through. In the modern era, the shinobi and samurai best renowned for their skill with a sword have often implemented the use of Chakra Flow
(though in the case of the samurai, the use of the more well-developed Samurai Sabre Technique
is more common), though the use of other techniques
has made practitioners of the style legend in the past.
Kuchiyose, literally meaning "Summoning", is the art of, well, summoning. It is the ability of a person to utilize the most common Space-Time ninjutsu
, which generally involves signing a contract
with a specific group of creatures. Masters of the Art of Summoning are able to turn the tides of battle by summoning powerful and versatile allies to aid them in a battle, and provide utilities that the summoner themselves may be lacking. The most talented of summoners are even said to be able to sign multiple contracts, further increasing their versatility and strength.
Kugutsu, literally meaning "Puppet Techniques", is an incredibly specialized variant of bukijutsu. Its users manipulate a special tool type that gives the Fighting Style its name, with Chakra Threads
. In attaching the threads to the puppets' joints, kugutsutsukai (literally meaning "puppeteer"; a term commonly used to refer to practitioners of the Kugutsu Fighting Style) can freely manipulate each puppet like a marionette, and in doing so often make use of traps and weapons hidden inside of the puppet to gain the upper hand in combat. Though any actual number of threads can be used to manipulate any one puppet, the number of puppets that can be controlled by a single user is considered to be a sign of skill with the Fighting Style.
Kyūjutsu, literally meaning "Archery Techniques", is the use of a bow and arrow to preform various techniques. Masters of Kyūjutsu have impeccable eyesight and incredible aim, and are the utmost masters of ranged combat. Distance offers little protection from these death-dealers. Some are even known to utilize Chakra Flow through their projectiles, to increase their potency far beyond what a normal arrow is capable of.
With the collapse of the Faith and its powers, scientists in the shattered remnants of the Empire scrambled to find away to treat injuries and diseases. Everything from the most minor cuts to serious diseases would have been cured with a prayer – after the Emperor’s death, they had to start from scratch. As a matter of life and death, it did not take long for the technological renaissance to make its way to medical technology. Imperials with this fighting style use such tools (which need not be purchased) to heal many of those aforementioned ailments.
Ninjutsu, literally meaning "Ninja Techniques", is one of the primary Fighting Styles of all Shinobi. Usually performed by molding and shaping chakra through the use of handseals, Ninjutsu can be used to perform otherworldly tasks. Dragons of flame, walls of earth, torrents of water, all are under the jurisdiction of Ninjutsu. Shape and Nature transformations make up the vast majority of this Fighting Style.
Kanchi Taipu, literally meaning "Perception Type", are Shinobi capable of detecting the presence of others, commonly through the target's chakra. Skilled Sensors are capable of amazing feats, such as detecting targets from great distances, to discern the intent and amount of Chakra used in techniques, and the ability to completely suppress their own Chakra to go unnoticed. Extreme examples of aptitude in this field even show that Sensors can trace a Chakra Signature back to relatives or villages.
Taijutsu, literally meaning "Body Techniques", refers to any techniques involving the martial arts or the optimization of natural human abilities. Taijutsu rarely uses Chakra, instead using the Stamina and Strength gained through training; though Chakra can be used to enhance Taijutsu. The right Style for those who want to save their time and Chakra, instead relying on physical attributes. Taijutsu is simply put: Hand-to-Hand combat.