Domain Amplification: A Jujutsu Kaisen Technique Explained

Satoru Gojo: The world’s strongest sorcerer of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 entering the Tokyo Metro BF5 on the Fukutoshin platform, he traps himself with three Special Grade cursed spirits. Finally, Jogo, Hanami, and Choso try to attack him during the train ride on the night around Halloween with a lot of passengers on board. When that did not work Jogo and Hanami both rushed in and attacked Gojo while activating the Domain Amplification, which made a small scratch on the barrier of Satoru Gojo’s Limitless.

Up to the current airing of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime, the only known method to counteract the Infinity of the Limitless curse technique employed by Satoru Gojo, is the Inverted Spear of Heaven that is now in the hands of Toji Fushiguro. However, with the start of Domain Amplification, the series has provided a way around the slowdown caused by the Gojo Family’s inherited technique, which has led to a position where Satoru Gojo was able to avoid their attacks, since they can no longer miss him.

Is Domain Amplification the Ultimate Technique?

Coming under the sections of anti-domain strategies , specially prepared to counter a powerful Domain Expansion of one’s opponent. Apart from its main function, Domain Amplification also has a secondary function of countering cursed techniques when it comes into contact with them. At its most basic example a user will extend their innate domain as a thin layer over the entire outer portion of their body thus applying it in a way that any cursed technique that touches it will lose effectiveness.

Even when Jogo and Hanami used it, they were limited to hand-to-hand combat because Domain Amplification cannot be done at the same time with an innate technique.

This is a huge disadvantage for Jujutsu Sorcerers, Curse Users, and cursed spirits who are not very skilled in melee combat and instead depend on their innate ability to handle most of the damage in a fight. Also, to carry the sure hit factor within the technique, it weakens the other cursed techniques of neutralization. That is precisely what Jogo and Hanami did for Shibuya, as their primary objective was to counter Gojo’s Limitless.

How Domain Amplification Neutralizes Cursed Techniques?

However, it is important to note that Domain Amplification can be applied simultaneously with Domain Expansion. This is possible since the user himself has infused his inherent domain with his cursed technique and is not bearing it on a target. Where domains are balanced to a similar level, having the ability to use Domain Amplification may also prove advantageous during battle since it may just turn the tide of the battle by enabling one domain to overwhelm the other or finding routes to avoid one’s opponent.

Up until now, Domain Amplification has only been employed twice against Satoru Gojo. The first time was during the Hanami and Jogo’s attack on the world’s strongest sorcerer during the middle of the group’s plan of the Shibuya Incident, on Fukutoshin Line platform at the beginning of the Shibuya Incident. As Satoru Gojo said, Domain Amplification is to encircle the obstacle or barrier like a cursed technique with water, which produces a sensation similar to resisting a domain.

While fighting the pair of cursed spirits during Domain Amplification, Gojo had to remove his Limitless as a way of compelling Jogo and Hanami to unleash their abilities.

Therefore, when Hanami employed his innate technique, he could not perform Domain Amplification at the same time, and he was exposed to Gojo’s attack. Later on, Gojo simply overwhelmed him and successfully defeated and exorcised the Special Grade cursed spirit. Therefore, as much as Domain Amplification is effective and ideal especially when matched against prowess like that of the Limitless, there are disadvantages associated with its use which sometimes make its advantages seem irrelevant.

Sukuna’s Mastery Over Domain Amplification

The only instance that Domain Amplification was employed is during Gojo’s fight against the King of Curses, Ryomen Sukuna. In this confrontation, Sukuna used the technique to hit Gojo and cancel out his Limitless, but was prevented from using his inherent abilities while the Limitless was active. Still, he had a definite edge over the world’s strongest sorcerer for one simple reason: hand-to-hand combat and his flexibility of being able to move between his innate skill and Domain Amplification when necessary.

This was only possible as Sukuna advanced in cursed energy to the point where this switch could happen during the fight to keep Gojo guessing. Moreover, Sukuna also mastered the use of Domain Amplification in conjunction with Domain Expansion when he was absorbed in a domain struggle with Satoru Gojo. This was a move he used to counter the sure hit of Unlimited Void and at the same time allow him the time for his Domain Expansion, Malevolent Shrine to overpower Gojo’s.