Conjuring up a dud clone was something Rin personally frowned upon, but it just meant that he didn't have that much chakra left. He gauged himself to hold roughly above half of his chakra reserves. Which means his next choice of actions will need to be planned more carefully. When the clones see the crimson spider they took a different approach. As they are propelling themselves forward at the spider's direction. Clone 2, who was slightly above Clone 1, proceeded to charge his body with fuuton chakra as he flipped his body to plant one foot against Clone 1's forearm. Clone 2 leapt up higher to gain better angle as he takes a deep breath. Given his height and angle Clone 2 releases a chest sized ball of condensed wind at Masuyo's location in hopes of knocking Masuyo off.
As for the Clone 1, being used as a jumping platform he was forced to go down to the ground which he still runs directly at the spider. With one kunai easily taken out from his left pouch as the other reaches in his pouch for 3 shurikens. In the case of it was going to throw spits of fire at either of the clones’ direction Clone 1 will either evade the projectiles coming at his direction by maneuvering in a zigzag pattern or throw his throw shurikens to intercept the spits coming for Clone 2. The sheer intense heat is enough to make anyone sweat and try to shield themselves away from it. Clone 1 throws the kunai directly at the spider's mouth in hopes to lodge into it temporarily as it'll no doubt disperse from the damage. Then the shadow clone will flow fuuton chakra through the karambit that it still carried generating a 3 foot length of pure fuuton howling into existence.
Rin's clone times it just right as Clone 1 nears the spider at roughly 2 meters before the next step goes differently. The clone takes in the Selou Won fighting style to suddenly increase in movement speed and coordination equally. So Clone 1 can take this spider by surprise hopefully as he immediately closes the gap before utilizing Shred. Rin spun his form to earn a curved motion as he attempted to spin around the large spider while using his karambit to slice into the spider not just once, nor twice, but three times on it. First strike goes towards the spider's front leg on the left side, second causes the wind blade to slice deep into the belly of the beast, and third assuming the arachnid comes down from the sudden imbalance Rin will slice into the spider's mid-section from the rear as the fuuton chakra cuts and tears through the fire and rock effectively splitting the creature in half.
Mind the elements clashing against each other as naturally the katon has the advantage over the wind blade. However as Rin's wind chakra flow bites into the spider's body it'll ignite the karambit and the wind chakra. Consequently burning Rin's left hand in process, but Rin kept his focus and pressed onward utilizing the now flaming enhanced blade to make short work of cutting through the rock. When Rin cuts the stomach region pebble-sized rock that glowed orange smacks against Rin's cheek on the left side. Causing intense pain as it leaves scratches and burns on the nearby skin.
Keeping the steady flow of fuuton chakra along his karambit to keep the flames burning as it continues to burn his hand. To the point where it is turning red as wounds are opened yet not blood because it evaporates upon the exposure to so much heat. The Clone 1 knew that he didn't have much time before he dispersed, and despite the intense pain Rin reaffirmed the grip on his karambit as Rin takes the Reap at the end of his spin. Mainly so that Rin can quickly turn to face Masuyo before utilizing the footwork to pursue Masuyo at a fast rate. In short of a blink an eye Rin will be upon her as strong gusts of wind seemed to flatten a portion of the ring. But in doing so Clone 1 plunges through the ring of fire with his right hand covering half of his face using the steel plate to ward off the intense heat. It still burned Rin's right hand and from his elbow to his shoulder as well as his thighs. By now the leather vest was incinerated that it just simply fell off. His shirt mostly burnt off and his pants was turned into shorts with holes along his thigh. The headband that holds Konoha's symbol falls to the ground as the cloth burned to ash. Yet Rin proceeded to dash towards Masuyo hoping to use his newfound speed to his advantage. And when he was in range the clone swings his flaming karambit at Masuyo from her lower right stomach to her left shoulder. As it would be an attempt to cut through the armor and perhaps do some damage to her. In truth Rin thinks that this is taking it a bit too far, but Masuyo wanted to see if he was ready and as such Rin wanted to prove that he is.
Regardless if both clones’ attempts succeed or fail, Rin's real body climbs into the hole in the wall that he created from his air bullets and once the clones completed their actions both dispersed. He felt drained as it was like using an A rank technique in equivalent cost. By now he was starting to find himself lightheaded and with the memories flooding his mind Rin winced from the intense burning sensation on his left hand. Fortunately those flames did not transfer back to him as well, but still that was simply excruciating to experience. Even if the spider regenerates from Masuyo feeding chakra into it, Rin would just keep his distance at least 5 meters and evade its spits since Rin can easily move at the same speed as it can move. Of course he'll be staying out of the pit as he'll try to maneuver around it. Of course Rin has his sensory field up so if Masuyo keeps feeding chakra into the spider not only does it tell Rin this fact, but it gives him an idea that he could just wait it out to evade until she tires out. Although given her current chakra reserves and the rate this spider is taking that could be a while. However Rin plans to wrap it up quickly if he sees an opportunity to get around this spider.
Regardless Rin moves underground as he is capable of digging and since this was broken up earth now Rin can easily remove chunks to the size of boulders out of the way. Granted he made a note to be careful as one wrong stone to pull would cause everything to collapse on him. With his sensory field active Rin will attempt to position himself underneath Masuyo's location and if need be he can burst through the earth for a surprise. However the whole purpose is to reposition that is at least favorable, and the tunnel he made is not exactly straight as it is quite serpentine so the spider would have a rough time crawling through it.
- Clones Tech Use:
Selou Won -5
Chakra Flow (Fuuton) (Affinity) -1
Wind Style Drilling Air Bullet -3 (Affinity)
- Clone 1 Stats:
Strength: B > B+ (Shred) > B++ (Reap)
Speed: B > B++ (Selou Won) > A+ (Reap)
Coordination: B > B++ (Selou Won) > A+ (Shred)
- Rin's Stuff:
Sensing Technique -0.5
Constitution: B+ > C+ (w/Mind's Eye)
Perception: B > A (w/Mind's Eye)
Utilizing the Katon advantage to ignite if not just simply combust inside the spider with the fuuton chakra flow. Otherwise it is like a flaming wind blade enhancing the wind cutting power to B rank equivalent as it burns the clones as well.