|Blood Release: Enhanced Defense|
|Name||Blood Release: Enhanced Defense|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Kekkei Genkai|
|Chakra Nature||Blood Release|
Blood Release: Enhanced Defense is the secret technique of Ketsuki Clan, which grants them inhuman defensive capabilities. Blood Release: Enhanced Defense is the defensive counter part of Blood Release: Enhanced Offense.
To use, the user makes Chakra flow directly into their blood vessels, users of this technique can drastically increase their defensive power. The defensive form, grants the user inhuman durability, is represented by a faint pattern tracing the veins beneath the surface of their skin, which is only visible on the afflicted area when struck. If consciously kept at full power, even attacks delivered by a Senju's Wood Release or an Uchiha's Fire Release can potentially be negated completely. However, despite the considerable defense afforded by this technique, it seemingly is not absolute, and can be torn using sufficient power. This technique possesses one major flaw: because the independent forms of the technique for attack and defense operate using two different chakra systems, they cannot be employed simultaneously.
This technique is inspired by the Blut Vene of Bleach.