Ash Pile Burning
|Hand Seals:||Snake → Rat → Snake → Tiger|
|Casting Time:||1 standard action|
|Range:||Close (25 ft)|
|Area:||10 foot spread|
|Saving Throw||Reflex Half|
The user spews a stream of chakra-infused gunpowder from their mouth, which surrounds the region. As the gunpowder is composed entirely of ash, it stays in the air around the victim like a cloud, which can be used like a smokescreen. After surrounding the enemy with the ash, the user can ignite it with a flint placed on their teeth beforehand to create a spark, resulting in a violent explosion, burning the enemy. However, this technique requires keen senses to read the air currents, the insight to read the movements of the enemy, the tactical experience to not also enfold one's allies in the flames, and careful attention for the timing of the ignition.
This technique grants partial concealment (25% miss chance) to all subjects in the spread. Effects that allow the sensing of chakra such as doujutsu or senjutsu bypass this effect. If the user decides to detonate the gunpowder it deals 6d6 points of fire damage to all targets in the area on a failed reflex save. Otherwise the cloud lasts for 6 rounds before dispersing.