"Good question. To be honest I'm not sure myself. Have I slashed a hole into another universe? Or to the distant past or future? Maybe it's a physical manifestation of the anger stewing in my own divine consciousness? All I know now is that my strength surpasses my own understanding! It's a higher summit than either man or God has yet explored!"
The Work of the Gods is the product of the Sickle of Sorrow after Black attempted to attack Vegeta with one slice. Although it completely missed, the slice was enough to rip a hole in reality. As said by Black above, this technique is largely unknown in terms of where it comes from. In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 it is stated that it was due to his Time Ring. The rift is able to spawn multiple versions of him using the same sinister energy Black possesses. These "clones" are referred to as "Shadows" and while they dissipate after a single blow they are able to trouble Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan Blue forms. However, this void will spawn more Shadows when one is defeated, and if Black wishes, to create more. It also blocks any inter-dimensional teleportation techniques such as Instant Transmission. This rift will continue to exist until Black goes too far away, causing the void to disappear and in extension, the Shadows as well.
Rift in Time
Main article: Rift in Time
"Turles?! What is he doing there?! D-Did he come through that rift Goku Black made with that weird scythe?! Th-Then that's a rift in time?! Putting holes in space time like that! Time Rings mustn't ever be used for such bold mischief!"
— Old Kai's explanation of the rift in time created by Supervillain Goku Black in Xenoverse 2
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, The Work of the Gods is shown to create anomalies in time, causing several enemies with similar evil energy as Goku Black to appear out of the portal. However, good energy can come out of it as well, as it is revealed that this rift is indeed from anywhere in the timeline. This is what caused Fused Zamasu's downfall against Future Trunks who gathered a large amount of spirit energy from several other timelines. However, Old Kai reveals that this was due to Black's misuse if the Time Ring in conjunction with his scythe implying the time anomalies produced by The Work of the Gods in Xenoverse 2 were not present when he used the technique in the original timeline or that doing so allowed Black to create an even stronger rift in time that the one he created in the original timeline with just the power of his rage, presumably due to the Time Ring's power augmenting it along with the power of his Supervillain powered-up Super Saiyan Rosé form. It should be noted Elder Kai warns that Time Rings should never be misused to create such mischief, presumably due to it being dangerous not only to one's enemies but the user themselves and their allies as they have no real control over what comes through the rift, as not even Black knew who any of the villains were and Grotesque Zamasu had no control over the good energy that came through either.
The Rush Attack
"Taste divine fury!"
Goku Black's Meteor Attack utilizes the space-time rift and the Sickle of Sorrow. The move consists of Black summoning the Sickle and then tearing open a rift in space-time with the Sickle of Sorrow once the move connects. The opponent is then bombarded by a relentless onslaught from several of Black's clones, which ultimately slam the helpless enemy into Black's attack range. The move ends with the opponent finally being sliced by Black himself with the massive energy scythe.
This attack only appears in Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.
Video Game Appearances
The technique makes its video game debut in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
The rift also appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle and introduced the rush attack as Goku Black's Super Attacks under the name Chaotic Dance in the Japanese version, and Waltz of Chaos in the English version.
The rift and rush attack reappear once again in Dragon Ball FighterZ, functioning the same way as it did in Dokkan Battle.