Sage mode has been used on many occasions throughout the Naruto series. It made its debut and Jiraiya’s battle with pain and in naruto manga chapter 375.
Jiraya sage mode was powerful even when using an imperfect form of sage mode he managed to defeat one of the Pain easily
With a perfect sage mode, Naruto managed to take out five paths of pain by himself. Naruto takes down one of the pain with just one blow.
With Kabuto’s sage mode, he was able to take on Sasuke and Itachi at the same time with ease and Hashirama’s sage mode allowed him to outclassed Madara when using the perfect Susanoo with Nine tails.
What is Sage mode?
Sage Mode is an empowered state that can be entered by blending natural energy with one’s chakra, creating Senjutsu chakra. Sage Mode allows users to natures energy, opening up new techniques to them and allowing them to power up existing ones with the new Senjutsu chakra.
Sage Mode Powers
The thing that makes sage mode so powerful is that it’s more than just a powerup. While normal chakra users only have access to spiritual energy and physical energy, Sage Mode users have access to the third component of chakra that being natural energy.
This third chakra component makes a lot more of a difference than for someone without access to natural energy.
It’s almost like having a sixth sense would feel like, this adds a completely new aspect to battle for the Sage mode user.
Sage chakra does two things it powers up existing techniques regardless of whether they’re ninjutsu taijutsu or genjutsu. It allows a user of sage mode access to completely new send jutsu techniques.
The powerup makes everything about a person significantly better not only are their taijutsu genjutsu and ninjutsu techniques made significantly more powerful but in addition, all of their physical capabilities are amplified as well while this alone would be impressive enough on its own Sage Mode also enhances a person sensory capabilities in essence these heightened senses.
Allowing the user of Sage Mode to see things without actually needing to look at them.
The best example of this was Madara’s complete and total awareness of everything around him after he took the Hashirama sage chakra despite his total blindness.
Madara was able to react flawlessly to every attack thrown at him from all directions despite the fact that he couldn’t see.
The heightened senses provided by sage mode increased sensory capabilities make it easier to react to things more quickly which thereby makes it easier to take advantage of Sage Mode increased speed being more in tune with one’s body makes
How Sage mode is acquired?
Acquiring access to Sage Mode is incredibly difficult though and this is reflected in how rare the ability is only six human characters have mastered the ability.
Three of them were Hokage the difficulty of learning how to use Sage mode.
It doesn’t depend directly on the ability of the person itself though one of the main reasons sage mode is so hard to acquire is that finding someone who’s able to teach.
It is almost impossible, the only beings capable of teaching shinobi how to use sage mode properly live in secret locations like Mount Myōboku and Ryūchi Cave. That can only be accessed generally by being reversed summon there.
It is possible to find these locations on foot but they are intentionally well-hidden. As all of the inhabitants of all of these areas are summoning animals it’s possible to enter one of these places by being in good graces with an animal that one has a summoning contract with.
Even if the person gains access to one of these secret locations learning how to use sage mode isn’t easy. Even after all of the training Jiraya received, he hasn’t fully mastered sage mode.
It’s difficult the process for learning how to use sage mode, just sitting still sitting perfectly still without moving a single muscle a lot more difficult than it sounds.
It opens up a person’s body for the intake of natural energy. Natural energy is what sage mode draws a lot of its abilities from.
The natural energy taken in by the user has to be balanced perfectly if a person doesn’t take in enough natural energy then they just simply won’t enter Sage Mode. If they take in too much natural energy they will be turned into whatever animal they’re learning sage mode.
Sage Mode Appearance
Users Sage mode can properly balance their own chakra with natural energy will not experience any animalistic transformations to their body. The one exception is a dark pigmentation around their eyes and the eyes themselves, which usually differ based on where the user learned Sage Mode.
Jiraiya Sage Mode
Jiraiya was not able to properly balance his own chakra with natural energy, and as a result his appearance takes on a number of toad-like traits when using Sage Mode: his nose grows bigger and gains warts, his teeth turn sharp, he grows a goatee, and acquires toad-like eyes. Because of these traits, Jiraiya does not like to use Sage Mode as it “displeased the ladies”.
Naruto Uzumaki Sage Mode
Naruto Uzumaki has yellow irides and toad-like pupils, with orange pigmentation around his eyes (red in the Naruto: Colour Edition).
Hashirama Senju Sage Mode
Hashirama Senju has yellow irides, with black pigmentation around his eyes that extends to his ears, as well as an additional round marking on his forehead with a dot in its centre.
Minato Namikaze Sage Mode
Minato Namikaze has yellow irides and toad-like pupils, with dark pink pigmentation around his eyes.
Koji Kashin Sage Mode
Koji Kashin has toad-like irides, with dark pigmentation around his eyes.
How long does it take for Naruto to learn Sage Mode?
It took him about a week to learn the Sage Mode. He was faster than Jiraiya to learn it. He also has better control of the natural energy, so he doesn’t have much physical change in him like Jiraiya. Jiraiya’s face changes a bit when he goes to Sage Mode.