Mist Breathing is a Breathing Style that mimics mist, specifically the obscurity of mist, and replicates it with the user's movements, techniques and abilities. Most, if not all, known techniques and forms involve swift strikes and movements performed in a unique way that confuses and obscures the opponent's senses and surroundings as if users were casting illusions. Users that have mastered Mist Breathing visualize themselves seemingly creating and manipulating mist when unleashing its techniques.
Based on Mist Breathing's only known user, Muichiro Tokito, who wears baggy clothing that covers his arms and legs in order to obscure his movements, it can be assumed that most other users would also have to don clothing that hide their limbs from their enemy in order to fully maximize the potential of this Breathing Style.
Mist Breathing originally has 6 known forms and techniques, and a seventh one created and only utilized by the current Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito.
First Form: Low Clouds, Distant Haze (壱ノ型垂天遠霞,Ichi no kata: Suiten Tōgasumi?) - The user unleashes a powerful thrust attack in front of them.
Second Form: Eight-Layered Mist (弐ノ型八重霞,Ni no kata: Yaekasumi?) - The user unleashes eight forward slashes with each one on top of the other in extremely quick succession.
Third Form: Scattering Mist Splash (参ノ型霞散の飛沫,San no kata: Kasan no Shibuki?) - The user releases a powerful circular slash in front of them that can be used to blow away projectiles.
Fourth Form: Shifting Flow Slash (肆ノ型移流斬り,Shi no kata: Iryūgiri?) - The user quickly unsheathes their sword and dashes towards their enemy at blinding speeds and delivers a quick slash from beneath them. This technique is reminiscent of Iaijutsu.
Fifth Form: Sea of Clouds and Haze (伍ノ型霞雲の海,Go no kata: Kaun no Umi?) - The user dashes forward at high speed and unleashes a flurry of slashes that cover a wide area while obscuring their movements.
Sixth Form: Lunar Dispersing Mist (陸ノ型月の霞消,Roku no kata: Tsuki no Kashō?) - The user backflips into the air while upside down and delivers countless ranged slashes downwards, capable of decimating dozens of targets at once.
Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds (漆ノ型朧,Shichi no kata: Oboro?) - The personal creation of Muichiro Tokito. A technique in which the user drastically changes the tempo of their movement to disorient their enemy, which seemingly takes the form of clouds of mist enveloping a wide area. When the user shows themselves, their speed will appear to be extremely slow but when they hide, the user moves in the blink of an eye.