Six Paths Sage Mode, also known as Rikudō Sennin Mōdo in Japanese, is a sacred transformation bestowed upon individuals by Hagoromo Otsutsuki. It is also speculated that one can access the Six Paths Sage Mode if they possess the chakra of all the nine tailed beasts.
This divine transformation amplifies the user's abilities to a great extent and grants access to a range of unique techniques. To attain this extraordinary state, one must possess unwavering faith and an indomitable spirit, refusing to succumb to defeat.
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Six Paths Sage Mode
Ninjutsu, Senjutsu (Sage Jutsu)
Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
When Naruto Uzumaki taps into this extraordinary state, his eyes undergo a remarkable transformation. Instead of the customary pigmented rings that accompany Sage Mode, his pupils take on a unique configuration—an intersecting cross, where vertical fox slits intersect with horizontal toad slits. This distinct ocular manifestation sets it apart from the conventional Sage Mode.
Ever since the inception of this power, Naruto has seamlessly merged it with his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, employing both simultaneously. The aftermath of acquiring Hagoromo Otsutsuki's immense power witnessed Naruto's eyes shimmering with a resplendent yellow hue, which later transitioned into a vibrant shade of orange, akin to his previous chakra modes before his encounter with Hagoromo.
The potency of this combined state surpasses that of Sage Mode and the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode individually, bestowing Naruto with a substantial boost to his physical capabilities. A testament to his immense strength, he effortlessly kicks away Truth-Seeking Balls even before engaging the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, harnessing the full might of this extraordinary power.
Functioning as an amplified iteration of Sage Mode, this extraordinary state amplifies Naruto's jutsu by infusing them with copious amounts of natural energy, rendering them even more formidable. The power bestowed upon him by Hagoromo grants Naruto an unparalleled mastery over the chakra, allowing him to comprehend the intricate workings of the universal fabric itself—a true testament to his ascended understanding.
Furthermore, Naruto's sensory acuity reaches unprecedented heights, enabling him to detect and react to ethereal shadows that remain concealed within the realm of Limbo, imperceptible to ordinary perception. Such heightened perception grants Naruto an extraordinary advantage in combat, as he deftly navigates through the invisible perils that lie in wait.
When Naruto harmonizes his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode with his Six Paths Sage Mode, he unlocks a realm of unparalleled potential, propelling his abilities to new heights. One remarkable aspect is the ability to defy gravity itself, transcending the limitations of the earthly realm. With the power to levitate, Naruto hovers effortlessly. This newfound aerial prowess grants him enhanced mobility and the advantage of striking from unexpected angles, confounding his adversaries.
Furthermore, it bolsters Naruto's already impressive speed to unprecedented levels. He attains such swiftness that even the formidable Kaguya Otsutsuki, a deity in her own right, finds herself caught off guard by his agile maneuvers. This heightened velocity enables Naruto to outmaneuver opponents, launching lightning-quick assaults that leave little time for countermeasures.
In addition to his enhanced speed, Naruto's durability reaches remarkable levels. He becomes an indomitable force, capable of withstanding devastating attacks with seemingly invincible fortitude. A testament to his resilience, he withstands a direct strike from the formidable Chidori technique unscathed, brushing off its potent electric force as if it were a mere flicker.
In VIZ Shonen Jump, Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode is attributed to the Six Paths Yang Power. However, this attribution is not mentioned in the manga or the databooks.
In the colorized versions of chapters 676 and 678, Naruto's eyes were depicted with orange irides, similar to his previous transformations. However, later illustrations by Masashi Kishimoto show Naruto with yellow irides.
The coloration discrepancy was corrected in subsequent chapters and in the Naruto: Colour Edition release of volume 71.
The Shikamaru Hiden novel suggests that possessing the chakra of all the nine tailed beasts is a requirement to attain this mode.