Activation Cost: 1
Upkeep Cost: N/A
Classification: Animal Path Exclusive
Requirements: Animal Path
Parent Technique: Animal Path
Hand Seals: Boar → Dog → Bird → Monkey → Ram
Description: Despite having the ability to use the Summoning Technique without any need for hand seals or any blood sacrifice, doing so is a very obvious indicator of some sort of special ability. There are times then when the user of the Animal Path might want to disguise this ability while still using Summons. The Faux Summoning Technique was made specifically for these purposes. It allows the user to, should they make the required hand seals and provide a blood sacrifice like a normal instance of the Summoning Technique, use their summoning without giving away their Otsutsuki heritage. This allows them to summon creatures without activating their Rin'negan, and thus the process of summoning is completely impossible to tell apart from the normal usage of Kuchiyose. To further complete the disguise, the user is limited to only summoning one species of animal in a similar manner to a normal contract, which must be specified during training.
Weaknesses: The weaknesses are the same as the advantages. While requiring hand seals and a blood sacrifice disguises the Animal Path, it also completely removes all advantages the Animal Path grants. In the same way, the limitation to only using with one species of animal greatly reduces the potential versatility of the Animal Path.