Using this jutsu, Gaara can cover himself in a compacted layer of sand, providing an additional defense should his

Armor of Sand[1]

300px-Armor of Sand
Kanji 砂の鎧
Rōmaji Suna no Yoroi
Literal English Armor of Sand
English TV Sand Armor
Manga Chapter #83
Anime Naruto Episode #48
Appears in Anime and Manga
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Defensive
Range Short-range

Shield of Sand fail. Though quite effective, maintaining the armor requires a large amount of chakra and stamina. Furthermore, it is nowhere as resilient as the Shield of Sand, since it easily breaks away upon impact, meaning that the sole purpose of the armor is to absorb impact channeled unto Gaara's body during battle. Another weakness is the additional weight of the sand means a decrease of speed and mobility.

See Also EditEdit

  • Crystal Armor
  • Armor of Sticky Gold
  • Lightning Release Armor
  • Stone Armor
  • Earth Release: Earth Spear