Wood Release (木遁 Mokuton) techniques combine earth and water-based chakra to create wood. Wood Release techniques can be produced from any source of earth or water and even the user's body, as the user's chakra is literally converted into a source of life. Wood techniques also appear to be extremely resistant to Bijuu chakra and can even, to some extent, surpress it. Wood Release is commonly affiliated with the Snake seal. Hashirama Senju was the original user of this ability, evidenced by the fact that none of his relatives have been shown capable of using Wood Release. His ability to use these techniques was one of the reasons for him being given the title of the First Hokage, and with Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees he was able to grow the trees that served as the foundation of Konohagakure. Orochimaru, in his quest to harvest the First Hokage's abilities, injected his DNA into sixty test subjects, and out of the sixty only Yamato survived. This gave Yamato the Wood Release abilities. However, he is not as masterful as the First. Orochimaru also performed a similar procedure on Danzou Shimura by implanting the First's cells in his right arm. While Danzou is capable of using this power at a similar level to Yamato, it appears to drain Danzou more significantly with each usage. It was then discovered that Madara, while presumed dead at Hashirama's hands, somehow survived and managed to implant Hashirama's cells into his chest. By doing this, he eventually gained control over the cells and the ability to use Wood Release, even using techniques known only to Hashirama. After Obito Uchiha got half his body crushed, Madara merged him with a White Zetsu clone to replace his crushed half. By controlling the implanted cells, Obito gained use of Wood Release as well, albeit in lower level than Madara. Madara also used the cells from Hashirama to cultivate a type of clone he then named "Zetsu". These clones sprouted from a tree-like technique in the underground in Madara's lair and were each individuals. To aid Obito, Madara infused half of one of these clones with his own will, creating the main Zetsu later shown in Akatsuki. While able to also use Wood release, he does so in a much lesser extent. Wood Release has been shown to have a relationship with chakra, specially bijuu chakra. This ability is present in some specific techniques and allows them to surpress or drain (very rapidly) bijuu chakra.
- Only Senju Hashirama, Yamato, Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha, Zetsu and Shimura Danzou bios can use Mokuton.
- To make a Yamato bio the user needs to have started training in both water and earth elements and needs to be at least of S-jounin rank - 550 posts -
- For a Senju Hashirama bio special rules apply: Senju Hashirama
- For a Danzou bio special rules apply: Danzou
- For a Madara Uchiha bio special rules apply: Uchiha Madara
- For a Zetsu bio special rules apply: Zetsu
- For a Obito Uchiha bio special rules apply: Uchiha Obito
- Wood Release techniques can be found here