Water Release (水遁) is one of the five basic elemental nature transformation techniques, and arguably the most versatile of them all. Water Release techniques allow the user to manipulate water, whether by using the water around them or by creating their own with chakra. The latter process is much harder to do and also uses up more chakra. Being able to master the technique, however, gives the user a great advantage in certain circumstances, granting them the ability to create waves or blasts of high-pressure water that can cause severe damage. Some techniques even allow the user to change the state or state of the water. An affinity to Water Release appears to be common in shinobi of Kirigakure, the Land of Water's hidden village.