Which Power is more efficient: Shadow Clone Jutsu or Multi Form?

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Perfect Cell can create multiple of himself by splitting up his ki to produce his clones.

Naruto does pretty much the same with his chakura.

Is Multi-Form better than Shadow Clones or is it pretty much the same thing?

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#2  Edited By SirMethos

Which one is better depends on what you're gonna be using it for.

Cell's duplicates can take a lot more punishment than the Shadow Clones, so for straight up combat the Multi-Form is better.

But Shadow Clones send all their memories, etc. back to the user when they dispel, so for pretty much any use other than combat, the Shadow Clones are much better.

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@SirMethos said:

Which one is better depends on what you're gonna be using it for.

Cell's duplicates can take a lot more punishment than the Shadow Clones, so for straight up combat the Multi-Form is better.

But Shadow Clones send all their memories, etc. back to the user when they dispel, so for pretty much any use other than combat, the Shadow Clones are much better.

That's interesting.

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#4  Edited By MrPhil123

@SirMethos said:

Which one is better depends on what you're gonna be using it for.

Cell's duplicates can take a lot more punishment than the Shadow Clones, so for straight up combat the Multi-Form is better.

But Shadow Clones send all their memories, etc. back to the user when they dispel, so for pretty much any use other than combat, the Shadow Clones are much better.

Pretty much this, I would say shadow clones. As they require far less chakra/ki you can make more of them as well, it's a more versatile technique. They can be used for combat, searching, intel gathering and more.

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@SirMethos said:

Which one is better depends on what you're gonna be using it for.

Cell's duplicates can take a lot more punishment than the Shadow Clones, so for straight up combat the Multi-Form is better.

But Shadow Clones send all their memories, etc. back to the user when they dispel, so for pretty much any use other than combat, the Shadow Clones are much better.

Pretty much this, I would say shadow clones. As they require far less chakra/ki you can make more of them as well, it's a more versatile technique. They can be used for combat, searching, intel gathering and more.

Actually Shadow Clones require a lot of Chakra to perform. Naruto is the exception producing insane amounts of duplicates. In the anime The Shadow Clone Jutsu was actually Forbidden to use because of the risk.

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#6  Edited By rickythanos

@eldest808 said:
@mrphil123 said:

@SirMethos said:

Which one is better depends on what you're gonna be using it for.

Cell's duplicates can take a lot more punishment than the Shadow Clones, so for straight up combat the Multi-Form is better.

But Shadow Clones send all their memories, etc. back to the user when they dispel, so for pretty much any use other than combat, the Shadow Clones are much better.

Pretty much this, I would say shadow clones. As they require far less chakra/ki you can make more of them as well, it's a more versatile technique. They can be used for combat, searching, intel gathering and more.

Actually Shadow Clones require a lot of Chakra to perform. Naruto is the exception producing insane amounts of duplicates. In the anime The Shadow Clone Jutsu was actually Forbidden to use because of the risk.

All dat.

Buuuuuut Shadow clones durability does seem to a great extent tied to the power level of the user, and how many clones he has. A single clone of Naruto in 9 tails mode was able to face off against Edo Madara and survive the meteor disaster. Mind you, when he produces dozens/hundreds, they're all basically waterbaloons that can attack, but if we're talking EOS Naruto using only FOUR clones like cell did, those clones are NOT going down quickly.

I always wondered why nobody ever mentioned that the fact that those shadow clones beam intel/skill back to Naruto (combined with his ability to detect chakra AND intentions) makes him easily the greatest sensory/tracker ninja on earth while he's using them lol

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#7  Edited By Eldest808

@eldest808 said:
@mrphil123 said:

@SirMethos said:

Which one is better depends on what you're gonna be using it for.

Cell's duplicates can take a lot more punishment than the Shadow Clones, so for straight up combat the Multi-Form is better.

But Shadow Clones send all their memories, etc. back to the user when they dispel, so for pretty much any use other than combat, the Shadow Clones are much better.

Pretty much this, I would say shadow clones. As they require far less chakra/ki you can make more of them as well, it's a more versatile technique. They can be used for combat, searching, intel gathering and more.

Actually Shadow Clones require a lot of Chakra to perform. Naruto is the exception producing insane amounts of duplicates. In the anime The Shadow Clone Jutsu was actually Forbidden to use because of the risk.

All dat.

Buuuuuut Shadow clones durability does seem to a great extent tied to the power level of the user, and how many clones he has. A single clone of Naruto in 9 tails mode was able to face off against Edo Madara and survive the meteor disaster. Mind you, when he produces dozens/hundreds, they're all basically waterbaloons that can attack, but if we're talking EOS Naruto using only FOUR clones like cell did, those clones are NOT going down quickly.

I always wondered why nobody ever mentioned that the fact that those shadow clones beam intel/skill back to Naruto (combined with his ability to detect chakra AND intentions) makes him easily the greatest sensory/tracker ninja on earth while he's using them lol

Naruto never figured that out until Kakashi told him. If we are talking normal Shinobi/Martial Artist I would use the Multi Form for Battle and Shadow Clones for intel. The Multi Form can use attacks that the original knows and can take a lot more punishment then shadow clones. But if you want to become a one man army then Shadow Clones all the way.

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Multi-Form is Tenshinhan's technique, Cell only used it once in filler.

Damn Ten can't get any credit, must be racism against triclops'...

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#9  Edited By Eldest808

Multi-Form is Tenshinhan's technique, Cell only used it once in filler.

Damn Ten can't get any credit, must be racism against triclops'...

Either way I consider the Multi Form to be the Daddy of the Shadow Clone Jutsu. The Creator of Naruto was a huge Dragonball fan.

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Shadow Clone is superior in every way.

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Doesn't the Multi-form technique divide your power (speed, strength, durability etc) by the number of bodies you make ? That doesn't sound very useful.

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Efficient: working or operating in a way that gets the results you want without any waste.

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Shadow Clones, they just divide up energy while multi-form divides all stats. Plus shadow clones is better to learn techs with and good for studying. Their durability varies on how many you make anyway.

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@mudamudamuda: I know it divides Ki. Never heard anything about it dividing ALL stats.

On-Topic (actually I think that top portion I considered on topic): For everything outside of straight up fighting hand to hand then I'll take Shadow Clone. Straight up Combat then Multi-Form seems superior to me.

In the end I'll prefer Multiform.

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@mudamudamuda: I know it divides Ki. Never heard anything about it dividing ALL stats.

On-Topic (actually I think that top portion I considered on topic): For everything outside of straight up fighting hand to hand then I'll take Shadow Clone. Straight up Combat then Multi-Form seems superior to me.

In the end I'll prefer Multiform.

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@mudamudamuda: Well that's disappointing.

....I'll still probably go with Multiform technique nonetheless.