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This is a list of notable techniques used by Future Trunks which have appeared in the Dragon Ball manga, the anime series Dragon Ball Z, and various video games spun off by the Dragon Ball series.

Swords

Future Trunks is a master swordsman and so has utilized several swords throughout his appearances...

  • Future Trunks' sword – Future Trunks' primary weapon, it is the future timeline's Brave Sword according to some sources.
    • Ki Sword – Future Trunks can transform his broken sword into a more powerful golden sword made from his Ki.
    • Sword of Light – After gathering energy from other beings, Future Trunks can create a Spirit Bomb and infuse it with his sword. This immensely powerful technique is able to cut straight through Fusion Zamasu's body.
  • Z Sword – The Future Z Sword, utilized by Future Trunks when he trained with Future Supreme Kai, but broken in the fight with Future Dabura. Its destruction while under the effects of Dabura's Stone Spit lead to the death of Future Old Kai who had been sealed within the Z Sword centuries earlier by Future Beerus.
  • Japanese sword – A sword usable by Future Trunks in Super Dragon Ball Z.
  • Laser Sword – A sword usable by Future Trunks in Super Dragon Ball Z.

Techniques and special abilities

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Future Trunks fires the Burning Attack against Mecha Frieza

  • Flight – The ability to fly using ki.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
  • Ki Sense – Trunks can sense life energy.
    • God Ki Sense- It appears that after obtaining his Super Trunks form, he obtained the ability to sense Godly ki, as he remarked on the unbelievable power emanating from Vegito, implying that he can sense that energy.
  • Burning Attack – The first technique used by Future Trunks in the anime or manga and is his signature technique. Trunks performs a series of rapid arm movements before placing his palms forward, with the thumbs and index fingers touching each other to form a small diamond shape, then he fires a powerful blast of energy from his palms towards the opponent.
  • Buster Cannon – An attack named in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series and first used in the History of Trunks special. It is an energy wave from both hands. Trunks uses this technique in his timeline in an attempt to destroy Android 17 and Android 18 together but it fails.
  • Burning Storm – A continuous ki wave form of Buster Cannon named in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series. Trunks used it after Buster Cannon failed, with the same effect.
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Trunks finishes the Shining Sword Attack with an energy blast

  • Shining Sword Attack – A technique Future Trunks uses to kill Mecha-Frieza. He fires a Burning Attack slowly enough for the opponent to dodge by taking to the air, where he surprises and slices the opponent to bits before finishing them off with a flash of yellow energy shot from one hand. The attack gets its name from the Budokai Tenkaichi series, while it is called Burning Slash in the original Budokai video game series. In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, the Burning Attack distraction is replaced by Trunks using a backflip kick to knock the opponent into the air.
  • Lightning Sword Slash – Future Trunks swings his sword rapidly, sending waves of energy blades that hit the opponent. Named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. In Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, Lightning Sword Slash is the name of the Shining Sword Attack he used in his base form to attack Android 14 in Super Android 13!.
  • Rapid Sword Stream – Trunks slashes the opponent multiple times with his sword in rapid motions. Named in Ultimate Tenkaichi. It is called Stylish Buster in Super Dragon Ball Z, where it is also used by Ultimate Gohan.
  • God Breaker – A yellow energy wave technique named in Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku. Trunks used it to kill King Cold.
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Future Trunks fires the Super Buster Cannon

  • Super Buster Cannon – The attack Future Trunks uses against Vegeta to stop him from helping Cell absorbing Android 18. Future Trunks charges up a giant ball of energy in his hands and fires an enormous beam from that ball of energy. Vegeta ignored the attack because he assumed Trunks would not be able to carry it out and acknowledged it too late. The attack sent him flying into a far away lake. Named Pulsar Crash in Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku and MAX Buster in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
  • Burning Breaker – A rush attack used by Future Trunks in his 2nd Grade Super Saiyan form to attack Semi-Perfect Cell. Named in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
  • Blazing Rush – A rush attack that Future Trunks uses against Perfect Cell. Future Trunks attacks the opponent and kicks them up in the air, then he appears behind them and knocks them down to the ground with a double axe-handle punch. Named in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.
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Future Trunks uses Masenko against Goku Black to distract him

  • Masenko – Future Trunks is shown using the Combined Masenko with Gohan against Broly in Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan but it had no effect, apart from destroying the stone tower Broly was standing on. It is stated in Future Gohan's data file in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 that he taught Trunks the Masenko. Trunks has the Masenko as one of his Super Attacks in all of his forms in Raging Blast, but he uses this only in his Base (Sword) form in Shin Budokai - Another Road. He also uses this technique against Goku Black in Dragon Ball Super.
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Future Trunks uses the Heat Dome to end Future Cell and save his timeline

  • Change the Future – A technique that Future Trunks used against Future Android 18. Future Trunks charges at the opponent, but stops right in front of them to fire a large energy wave in the opponent's face. He used this attack to kill Future Android 18.
  • Another End – A technique that Future Trunks used against Future Android 17. Future Trunks kicks the opponent away and jumps up in the air to fire an energy wave down below to the opponent. He used this to destroy Future Android 17.
  • Heat Dome Attack – The final attack Trunks uses in the series, and most likely his ultimate attack. He uses it to finish Imperfect Cell in his timeline once and for all. Trunks surrounds himself in a large dome of energy and fires an enormous blast of energy from it, capable of completely obliterating most opponents (such as Cell, who suffered this fate while charging a Kamehameha).
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Trunks firing Final Flash.

  • Final Flash - One of his father Vegeta's attacks, it was used by Future Trunks while fighting with Future Zamasu, as Future Trunks presumably learning the attack while training with Vegeta. However, Future Zamasu emerged from the attack unharmed due to his Immortality.
  • Galick Gun - One of his father Vegeta's attacks, it was used by Future Trunks in his Super Trunks form while fighting with Goku Black. Future Trunks landed many punches on Goku Black and sent him flying with a full power Galick Gun, seemingly defeating Goku Black but he later emerged from the attack in order to sneak attack Future Trunks.
  • Big Bang Attack - An energy sphere technique used by his father Vegeta. Used by Future Trunks' Dragon Ball Super incarnation in his Capsule Corp. Clothes 2 skillset in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
  • Finish Buster – An energy sphere attack used by Future Trunks in video games.
  • Deadly Impact – A single punch through the gut performed in a style similar to Super Saiyan 2 Gohan's Quiet Rage. Future Trunks uses the blow to kill Kogu in Bojack Unbound. Named in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
  • Baked Sphere – A dark explosive wave utilized by Villainous Mode Future Trunks.
  • Force Attack (Bakukan-ha) – Future Trunks shoots his hand out and knocks the opponent flying. Used in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3.
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Future Trunks kills Kogu with a single punch through the gut

  • Rushing Combo – A four hits combo used in the Butōden series. Trunks attacks the opponent with an elbow, a punch, a kick, and finishes with an uppercut.
  • Blast Attack – A dashing slide kick used in the Butōden series. In the Budokai series, it is a rush attack where Future Trunks kicks the opponent up in the air, and then he kicks and punches them down again (also used by Kid Trunks).
  • Kakusan Energy Dan – Future Trunks lets out three ki blasts all at once, one hovering over the other. Used in the Butōden series, where it is also one of Kid Trunks' techniques.
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Future Trunks performing the Evil Containment Wave on Future Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super

  • Evil Containment Wave - Used by Future Trunks against Future Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super. Future Trunks learned the technique from a video of Piccolo performing the technique on Bulma's cellphone. While he managed to successfully perform the technique and imprison Zamasu inside an urn, he was unable to keep Zamasu sealed due Master Roshi forgetting to give Goku the paper seal which was required to keep Zamasu sealed within the urn.
  • Energy Fog – Future Trunks fires five energy spheres in five different directions at the same time. Used in the Butōden series.
  • Energy Jet – A ground shave energy blade used in the Butōden series. Trunks throws this ki blast down at the ground, and it travels along to ground towards the enemy. It is called Energy Zan in Super Butōden 3.
  • Falling Knee Crush – A spinning wheel kick used in the Butōden series.
  • Step Ladder – A four hits kick combo used in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22.
  • Rushing Combo Meteo – Trunks kicks his opponent upwards, then he dashes after them as they fly, pummeling them all the while. It is his meteor attack in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden.
  • Tornado Crusher – Future Trunks punches the opponent, then he flies back a bit and unleashes about 20 very quick blasts. Finally, he jumps up and kicks the opponent in the face. It is his meteor attack in Super Butōden 3.
  • Trunks Smash (トランクススマッシュ) – A two hits combo used in the arcade game Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle. It is an electric punch, followed by a flaming kick.
  • Trunks Rush (トランクスラッシュ) – A flip grapple throw used in Super Battle.
  • Shining Flash (シャイニングフラッシュ) – Trunks powers up, and an aura that send the opponent up in the air appears around him. Used in Super Battle.
  • Kiaitame (気合ため) – Trunks powers up, and a flaming aura appears around him. Used in Super Battle.
  • Aura Saber (オーラセイバー) – Future Trunks' ultimate attack in Super Battle. This technique is similar to Goku's Spirit Shot.
  • Sword Blast – A wave of energy channeled through his sword. Named in Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II, and also used in Super Battle (named Blae Wave), the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and Supersonic Warriors 2.
    • Crescent Sword – Trunks slashes with his sword to send a crescent shaped beam down to the opponent. Used in Supersonic Warriors 2.
    • Flash Saber – Trunks slashes twice with his sword, sending yellow beams of energy at his opponent. Used in Supersonic Warriors 2.
    • Rush Blade – Trunks slashes down once and sends multiple blue energy blasts up at his opponent. Used in Supersonic Warriors 2.
    • Buster Blade – Trunks' ultimate attack in Supersonic Warriors 2. He slashes his opponent 30 times with an advanced version of the Flash Saber, and finishes by powering his sword up and firing a final blue Sword Blast.
  • Rapid Shot – An extremely fast energy sphere that deals moderate damage. Used in his Super Saiyan form in Supersonic Warriors 2.
  • Rapid Fall Slash – A three hits attack performed after grabbing the opponent. Used in the Budokai series.
  • Meteor Break – Future Trunks' High Speed Rush technique named in the Budokai series. It is very similar to Kid Trunks' Final Cannon rush.
  • Energy Burst – Future Trunks fires Continuous Energy Bullets at his opponent. Used in the Budokai series, where it is also one of Kid Trunks' techniques. It is also one of Future Trunks' Ultimate Attacks in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.
  • Crescent Wave – A crescent shaped energy wave. Future Trunks can fires it horizontal with the ground, vertical, or both waves at the same time. Used in Super Dragon Ball Z.
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Aura Smash

  • Aura Smash – Future Trunks launches himself at his enemy fist first. Used in Super Dragon Ball Z.
  • Kamehameha – Used alongside Trunks and Goten's Kamehameha's as part of their Friend Kamehameha to destroy Super Perfect Cell in the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai.
  • Afterimage Technique – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his base form with sword the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Power up to the Very Limit – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his base form with sword in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Wild Sense – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his base form with Battle Armor in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Explosive Wave – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his base form with Battle Armor, his Super Saiyan forms and his 3rd Grade Super Saiyan form in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Also used in Super Dragon Ball Z.
  • Burning Heart – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his Super Saiyan form with sword in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Finish Sign – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his Super Saiyan form with Battle Armor in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
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Trunks utilizing the Inexperienced Power Up.

  • Inexperienced Power Up – One of Future Trunks' Blast 1 in his 3rd Grade Super Saiyan form in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Sword Rush - Future Trunks (Sword) Signature Attack in the Raging Blast series.
  • Guard Crush - Future Trunks signature attack in the Raging Blast series.
  • Maximum Blow – Super Trunks lands several heavy blow on his opponent. It is one of his Unique moves in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.
  • Power Charge – Super Trunks produces a red aura that increases his physical abilities. It is one of his Unique moves in Battle of Z.
  • Phantom Demon Flame Cannon S – An ability used by Future Trunks in Dragon Ball Heroes. It increases the power of Hirudegarn's Phantom Demon Flame Cannon.
  • Break Strike – Trunks' Evasive Skill in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse. Similar to Explosive Wave it can cancel an opponents Combo and Super Attack.
  • Bloody Sauce– A ball of evil energy that splits into five and slows the opponent's body on contact. Future Trunks only uses this move as a result of Demigra's mind control.
  • Rage Saucer– A multi-hitting strike skill that warps to the opponent three times in a row before smashing them into the ground. Future Trunks only uses this move as a result of Demigra's mind control.
  • Darkness Mixer– A power up that generates so much evil energy that it rapidly restores ki and stamina while also creating a hazardous electrical aura. Future Trunks only uses this move as a result of Demigra's mind control.
  • Pressure Point Attack - A single chop to the neck used to render someone unconscious. Used by Future Trunks to knock out his father Vegeta in Age 762 after the defeat of Dark Broly in the Legendary Super Saiyan Saga of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.
  • Fusion Dance - Used by Xeno Trunks and Xeno Goten to fuse into Xeno Gotenks.
  • Spirit Bomb - By gathering the energy from other beings, Trunks is able to form a Spirit Bomb.

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