Genjutsu techniques are one of the main Jutsu categories that changed the entire story of Naruto Anime. It is one of the 3 main jutsu categories along with Ninjutsu and Taijutsu, these are the main Jutsu categories in the Naruto anime which were used to create powerful Jutsu like Rashenshuriken from Ninjutsu, 8 Inner Gates from the Taijutsu and Kotomatsukami from Genjutsu.
Most of the shinobi in the Narutoverse who are able to use Genjutsu are the Uchiha Clan members and they played a crucial role in the story of Naruto anime. So they are many Genjutsu techniques in the whole Naruto series starting from the least powerful Tree Binding Death to the most powerful infinite Tsukuyomi technique. Let’s look at some of the Top 10 Strongest Genjutsu Techniques in Naruto to know the entire list of Genjutsu Techniques. So without any delay let us dive into it.
10. Tree Binding Death
Next on the list we have the Tree Binding Death technique, It is a powerful Genjutsu that is capable of trapping a Shinobi in an inescapable illusion, leaving them paralyzed and vulnerable to attack.
The way it works is the user of the technique puts a Genjutsu on the target and creates an image of a tree in the target’s mind that grows and traps the target, making it seem like it is impossible to move.
The illusion is so real that the target can feel the pain and discomfort of being trapped. This technique was used by Kurenai and it is a Trump Card to Kurenai to win in any fight, she never failed in this technique except on the Genjutsu God Itachi. She used it on Itachi Uchiha when Itachi visited Konoha but she failed in trapping Itachi miserable.
9. Temple of Nirvana Technique
Next on the list, we have the Temple of Nirvana Technique, It is a powerful Genjutsu that creates an illusion of a peaceful temple where the targeted Shinobi can rest. The target is trapped in the illusion until they are either released by the caster of the Genjutsu or someone from one by giving them chakra or until they die.
This technique is so powerful that it is able to put to sleep almost every shinobi in the 1st Chunin exam with just one blow, Except for Jonin like Kakashi, Guy, and students like Shikamaru and Sakura, everyone was affected by this Genjutsu.
8. Hell Viewing Technique
The Hell Viewing Technique is a powerful Genjutsu technique used by Kakashi Hatake, It creates an illusion of the target’s greatest fears and insecurities or simply their personal Hell. Using the Hell Viewing Technique the target is forced to experience their worst fears and nightmares. Until they are either released by the Caster or until they die. It was used by Kakashi on Sakura in Passing their Academy exam.
7. Bringer of Darkness Technique
The Bringer of Darkness Technique is one of the most underrated Genjutsu in the Naruto Anime, It is a very powerful technique that even 3rd Hokage Hiruzen couldn’t handle, This technique is rooted in the Senju Clan and we got to see using this technique by the Hashirama Senju in the Reanimated Hokages vs Hiruzen Fight.
The Bringer of Darkness Technique puts an illusion of complete darkness on the Target, leaving the target unable to see or sense anything surrounding him. Then the caster of the Jutsu has complete control over the fight because the Target can’t see nor sense anyone in that darkness and then the Caster can launch a surprise attack on the Target, and the fight would easily end in favor of the Bringer of Darkness Technique Caster.
Next on the list, we have the Izanami technique, It is also known as the technique which decides destiny according to Itachi. Izanami is a Genjutsu Technique that is capable of trapping the target in an endless loop of time until he accepts his destiny.
The target is forced to live and experience the same moment that was cast on him over and over again until they accept their fate and defeat. It is the only way to free from the Izanami technique and break the Genjutsu. It was used by Itachi Uchiha in the 4th Great Ninja War to trap Kabuto and stop the Reanimation Jutsu.
The Tsukuyomi Genjutsu technique is a special ability of Itachi Mangekyo Sharingan that creates an illusion of time manipulation or captures a Shinobi consciousness in an Infinity time loop. It is similar to Izanami and the Infinite Tsukuyomi but it stays in the middle in terms of the power level of both techniques. The caster of the technique can control Target’s perception of time, making them experience days, weeks, or even months in a matter of seconds.
The user can torture the Target for days in that time loop or make them experience a lifetime using Tsukuyomi. The only user of this Technique is Itachi and he used it on Kakashi when he visited Hidden Leaf Village, he Tortured Kakashi for days, He used it on Sasuke showing his Parent’s death over and over again, and on Izumi Uchiha before her death to show how would it be, if the Uchiha Clan massacre never happened.
4. Toad Confrontation Chant
The Toad Confrontation Chant is a powerful and special Toad Genjutsu used by Mount Myoboku toads. The Toad Confrontation Chant is a unique toad music, which makes the Target Vulnerable and makes the target easy to defeat. Once the Toad music is heard by Target, he gets trapped in an illusion where they are at the mercy of Jiraiya and Mount Myoboku toads. The target can’t do anything until the Toads stop singing or the Target Dies. This technique was used by the Legendary Sanin Jiraya to defeat one of the Pains in Naruto.
Izanagi is one of the most powerful Genjutsu that every Sharingan user can use. The Izanagi Genjutsu allows the user to apply Genjutsu to reality itself. The user can essentially rewrite the situations or bring themselves back from death or alter the outcome of a fight. Izanagi gives the user the ability to control the reality to user needs for a few seconds.
However, the Izanagi comes at a great cost, as it requires the user to sacrifice an eye to use the powerful Genjutsu technique. The Izanagi technique was used by Danzo Shimura during his fight with Sasuke Uchiha, Obito Uchiha in the fight with Konan and Madara used after his fight with Hashirama Senju.
The 2nd strongest Genjutsu in the Naruto Anime is the Shisui Kotomatsukami, This is the ultimate Genjutsu in the Naruto verse that a Uchiha Clan member ever used. The Kotomatsukami is the ability of the Shisui Mangekyo Sharingan and only his Mangekyo Sharingan as access to this Technique.
The Kotomatsukami involves the user entering into the target’s mind and manipulating them without even the target realizing it, leaving no trace of the user’s involvement. The Kotomatsukami was so powerful that it was assigned to stop the Coup D’etat of the Uchiha Clan as an alternative to the Uchiha Clan Massacre.
1. Infinite Tsukuyomi
At the 1st of our list, we have the legendary Infinite Tsukuyomi, this is the ultimate Genjutsu technique that was ever used in the Naruto anime which is created by Kaguya Otsutsuki A.K.A the Mother of all Chakra. The Infinite Tsukuyomi is a technique that puts a Genjtusu on the entire world, trapping every living being in a dream.
Where everyone is at peace and they are no wars or hatred in the Shinobi world and everyone leaves their dream life in that Genjutsu, and the God tree absorbs the life energy of the living being trapped in the Tsukuyomi and ultimately makes them die.
Only 2 times this technique was used, Kaguya used this technique before the existence of the Shinobi world, and in the Naruto Period Madara succeeded in performing the Infinite Tsukuyomi