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Eithan's Path is one of the many mysteries of the series. With it we have seen Eithan regularly do what other Underlords consider impossible and not just by the meager standards of the Blackflame empire. That being said, Eithan is also loathe to reveal the strength of his techniques, in fact, other than his enforcer technique Hollow Armor, and general bursts of power, Eithan almost never uses his techniques at all. It is only in a rare confrontation with Longhook where Eithan believes himself to be unobserved that he even uses other techniques.

While not directly coming from his path, Eithan's bloodline senses are heavily integrated into his path and some of his powers are designed around it.

It is revealed in Wintersteel that Eithan has the path of the Hollow king.

Techniques:

Striker:

    • Madra Pulse:
      • On several occasions Eithan uses an undirected pulse of pure madra that floods and wipes out enemy techniques.
    • Madra Bullet:
      • A highly condensed ball of Madra enhanced by soulfire, the madra bullet is an incredibly deadly technique, perhaps the most directly lethal ability we have seen. The Madra bullet easily pierces techniques, disrupting and dispelling them, but more importantly, they shatter the core of a sacred artist upon contact destroying their ability to practice the sacred arts.
    • Hollow King's spear
      • A spear made of blue white madra that causes spiritual damage. This technique becomes stronger the more the practitioner advances, becoming complete at Archlord.
    • Empty Palm:
    • Inspired by Lindon's technique, Ethan combines the principles of a striker and enforcer technique, which when used on his opponents core, disrupts their madra flow, temporarily rendering them weakened.

Enforcer:

    • Hollow Armor:
      • (incomplete) The most central technique to Eithans path, or at least the one he uses most often, Hollow armor projects a layer of pure madra armor over his whole body. This protects him from any madra based attack, though not vital aura, leaving him vulnerable to ruler techniques. Otherwise, it is an incredibly powerful protection.
      • (complete) actual armor that at Archlord can defend against a sages attacks. He uses this to fight against the sage of red faith. It is one of the top defense techniques.

Ruler:

    • No Ruler techniques have been shown on the Path of the Hollow King.

Forger:

    • Hollow King’s Mantle:
      • Though not definitively a forger technique, the madra shield appears to be a forged shield of madra spun like a whirlpool capable of catching and tossing back enemy techniques.
    • Hollow King’s Crown:
      • Whilst an incomplete version was seen in Eithans fight with Longhook, after Wintersteel we find out this technique involved forging stars of pure madra, and is intended to sever a persons spirit. It is one of the most powerful spiritual attacks known, killing 99 out of 100 artists hit by it; you either die or are disabled for life.

Unknown:

    • Heavenly Sword of Judgement
      • Much of this technique is unknown including its classification. However, it is incredibly powerful containing enough power to "shake the ground for miles around". Eithan uses it as a finishing move on Longhook.

Cycling Techniques:

  • Heaven and Earth Purification Wheel
    • Without this technique Eithan's path would be impossible, as almost all of Eithan's techniques require vast amounts of madra. This cycling technique is exceptionally demanding, and helps the practitioner deepen their core, allowing them to hold more madra. Furthermore, this technique is effective willpower training, strengthening a users will through prolonged use.

Iron Body:

  • Raindrop Body
    • Although not necessarily integral to his path, some one else on Eithan's path might choose a different body, it has incredible synergy with his bloodline senses. The Raindrop body grants incredible speed and as Eithan phrases it he was born with "eyes faster than his hands" and this body allows him to take advantage of his sense.

Weapons/Tools:

  • Arelius Bloodline Senses
  • His trusty Archlord scissors (for trimming hair and also enemies)