Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections: All Support Actions, explained

Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections All Support Actions
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When picking a team to play as in Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections, you’ll want to keep an eye out for all the different types of Support Actions.

While you can summon support characters anytime, there are certain ways they can also help by performing a Support Action. Let me explain what they all do.

All Support Actions and what they do in Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections

There are seven Support Actions in total, and each of the 130+ characters in UNSC fits into any of these seven categories. In a party of three characters, you’ll always have two backup support characters helping the main character you’re controlling. Now, let’s go over all the Support Actions in Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections.

Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections All Support Actions Cover Fire
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Cover Fire

Characters with Cover Fire as their Support Action will help attack alongside you when you use your shuriken. By pressing the ‘L’ key, your main character will throw a shuriken at the opponent. As soon as you do this, their Support Action will trigger, having them throw a shuriken in tandem with you.

Best characters:

  • Sai
  • Shikamaru
  • Tenten
  • Obito
  • Temari
Charge Assist
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Charge Assist

Charge Assist characters will help you when you carry out a Chakra Charge. To initiate a Chakra Charge, press the ‘I’ key, and then the Space Bar. With the Charge Assist character in your team, they’ll appear on the battlefield and your Chakra Gauge will replenish faster.

Best characters:

  • Sakura
  • Hinata
  • Kushina
  • Tsunade
  • Rin
Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections All Support Actions Strike Back
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Strike Back

Whenever you send an opponent flying with an attack, the character with this Support Action will activate. Your support character will initiate a follow-up attack on the opponent. The enemies hit with Strike Back end up flying back toward your leader, which allows you to continue with even more follow-up attacks.

Best characters:

  • Naruto
  • Rock Lee
  • Konohamaru
  • Madara
  • Boruto
Dash Cut
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Dash Cut

Characters with Dash Cut will activate whenever the opponent performs a Ninja Dash, Chakra Dash, or Charge Chakra Dash. As you can infer from the title of the Support Action, your support character will appear and Guard against your opponent’s Dash maneuver.

Best characters:

  • Might Guy
  • Yamato
  • Chogi
  • The Third Raikage
  • Han

Related: Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections: All Ninja Tools, explained

Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections All Support Actions Break Guard
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Break Guard

The Break Guard Support Action activates whenever you enter a Guard Break. You can do this by spamming the attack button against a guarding opponent until their Guard breaks. When a Guard Break happens to you instead and you can’t stop the enemy attacks, your support character appears and guards you while you’re stunned.

Best characters:

  • Shino
  • Iruka
  • Minato
  • Orochimaru
  • Mitsuki
Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections All Support Actions Charge Guard
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Charge Guard

When you perform a Chakra Charge, the Charge Guard Support Action will activate. This support character will appear on the battlefield and guard you as you start to charge your chakra, which you can do by holding the ‘I’ key.

Best characters:

  • Kakashi
  • The First Hokage
  • Jugo
  • Gaara
  • Kankuro
Secret Technique Substitution
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Secret Technique Substitution

Finally, characters with the Secret Technique Substitution Support Action will help you if an opponent’s Secret Technique hits you. They’ll create a substitute of themselves and cover for you, nullifying the damage. As a reminder, it’ll only activate if your Support Gauge is at maximum.

Best characters:

  • Neji
  • Asuma
  • Shisui
  • Konan
  • Nagato

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Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is available on Steam, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Anyka Pettigrew
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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November, and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for three years. Anyka writes anything from news pieces, to guides, and even reviews. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as you can remember gets you into a plethora of genres like story games, RPGs, horror, puzzles etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.