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Breath Styles are swordsmanship styles practiced and taught by the Demon Slaying Corps. They make use of specific and concentrated breath patterns, which increase the users lung capacity and amount of oxygen in the blood. The increased amount of oxygen allows the user to increase their physical abilities and mental concentration to the point, where it is said that a human can obtain strength equally to a Demon. Furthermore does a focused breath slow down poisoning or bleeding. Breath styles are generally used with Nichirin Blade swords to slay demons, with some few exceptions.

Origin

All Breath Styles taught within the Demon Slayer Corps derive from the the Breath of Sun, the first one ever created.

Known Breath Styles and users

Breath of User No. Named users
Beast 1 Inosuke Hashibira
Dance of the Fire God 2 Tanjiro Kamado, Tanjuro Kamado
Flames 2 Kyojuro Rengoku, Shinjuro Rengoku*
Flower 2 Kanae Kocho, Kanao Tsuyuri
Insect 1 Shinobu Kocho
Love 1 Mitsuri Kanroji
Mist 1 Muichiro Tokito
Moon 1 Kokushibo
Stone 1 Gyomei Himejima
Serpent 1 Obanai Iguro
Sound 1 Tengen Uzui*
Sun 1 -
Thunder 3 Zenitsu Agatsuma, Kaigaku, Jigoro Kuwajima*
Water 5 Giyu Tomioka, Tanjiro Kamado, Makomo, Sabito, Sakonji Urokodaki*
Wind 1 Sanemi Shinazugawa

* retired from Demon Corps

Branches of Breath Styles

Breath of the Sun Breath of Water Breath of Flower Breath of Insect
Breath of the Serpent -
Breath of Flames Breath of Love -
Breath of Stone - -
Breath of Wind Breath of Mist -
Breath of the Beast -
Breath of Thunder Breath of Sound -
Breath of the Moon - -
Dance of the Fire God - -

Full Focus Breath

A state, where a Breath Style user inhales the maximum amount of oxygen within a specific breath pattern to increase his/her physical and mental strength to it's utmost limit. It is often used by demon slayer to temporarily prepare a decisive attack. However advanced Demon Slayer such as Pillars have to be constantly in a Full Focus Breath state, even while in sleep.

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