Demon Slayer: How Does the Water Breathing Style Work?

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Water Breathing is a Breathing Style that imitates water, especially the liquid’s flow, fluidity, and adaptability, using the user’s motions, methods, and skills. The user bends their body, arm, and weapon fluidly to resemble flowing water movements in most, if not all, known methods. When using the program’s methods, users may also watch themselves producing and controlling water.

The user mixes Flowing Dance’s footwork with Whirlpool’s twisting motions, causing the swordsman to strike the user and create a twisting, whirling, violent flow of water to divert bullets from numerous directions.

Water Breathing is one of the five primary Breathing Styles that may be traced back to Sun Breathing. This Breathing Style was formed by one of Yoriichi Tsugikuni’s students who dared to learn Sun Breathing.

And was instead lectured and instructed an alternative individualized Breathing Style that focused on their weaknesses and strengths, ultimately becoming Water Breathing due to never being as inherently skilled as Yoriichi. Because it is the simplest to learn for novices, it is the most prevalent Breathing Style among Demon Slayers.

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What Water Breathing Form Does Tanjiro Use?

Although two distinct names know the Seventh Water Breathing Form, its fighting usefulness stays the very same.

The Seventh Form is the quickest thrusting method of all the water-breathing forms, according to Tanjiro in Episode 10 of the anime. As a result, it’s perfect for pushing the Nichirin Blade forward fast, as if fencing.

A piercing strike is more effective defensively than offensively in a world where demons can only be killed by chopping off their heads. Tanjiro shows this by using the seventh form to stop a demon onslaught in Episode 10 of the anime.

What is the Most Vital Water Breathing in Demon Slayer?

Breath of the Sun, also known as Dance of the Fire God, is by far the most destructive breath style in Demon Slayer history. The only recognized people who have mastered this tough breathing method within the Kamado Family are a well-guarded secret. 

It’s been delivered from father to son, generation to generation. The very last recognized user of the Breath of the Sun is Tanjiro Kamado. There are 13 Forms in the Style, each of which beautifully combines offensive and defense.

Does Tanjiro Learn the 11th Form of Water Breathing?

NO! Tanjiro is unaware of this because the 11th Style is an original attack invented by Giyu Tomioka.

However, it was said in the episode that any user could have their own unique additional form.

All Known Techniques

Because it is the most apparent to learn for novices, it is claimed to be the most prevalent Breathing Style among Demon Slayers. Sakonji Urokodaki is a renowned Cultivator of Water Breathing in the Demon Slayer Corps. However, there are other Cultivators as well.

Water Breathing includes ten techniques, with an eleventh invented and utilized solely by Giyu Tomioka, the current Water Hashira, and various modified variants of pre-existing forms.

First Form: Water Surface Slash – The user builds up enough momentum to unleash a single robust and focused slash.

Second Form: Water Wheel – The user jumps upward in the air and spins vertically while delivering a flowing strike circularly.

Third Form: Flowing Dance – The user dances in a flowing rhythm while swinging and bending their sword windingly with their body, slashing anything in its path.

Fourth Form: Striking Tide – The user makes multiple successive slashes to perform several blows simultaneously while fluidly twisting their body and blade.

Fifth Form: Blessed Rain After the Drought – The user shifts their sword hold and decapitates their opponent in a single fluid blow with little to no pain. When an adversary surrenders freely, it is referred to as a “sword stroke of compassion.”

Sixth Form: Whirlpool – The user violently twists their upper and lower bodies, causing a swirl of air to cut anything trapped in it. Its impact and efficiency are increased when the user draws water around their weapon to strengthen their slashes.

Seventh Form: Drop Ripple Thrust – The user executes a quick and precise stab, minimizing the effect of a moving target.

Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin – The target is sliced vertically in a flowing manner by the user, which is most effective while they are sliding downhill.

Ninth Form: Splashing Water Flow, Turbulent – The user alters their footwork in such a manner that the landing time and surface required are reduced, allowing them to move freely. This is ideal when you’re battling in an area where you don’t have a firm foothold.

Tenth Form: Constant Flux – Due to momentum, the user executes a continuous flowing strike that appears to take the shape of a water dragon and grows in strength and power with each spin.

Eleventh Form: Dead Calm – Giyu Tomioka, the current Water Hashira, created this as a personal project. The user stops moving and enters a state of total calm, deflecting, blocking, and cutting all incoming attacks with undetectable speed. However, because rapid and many assaults might break through, its efficacy is limited.

Final Takeaway

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