One down! Kimiko's blast hit true, crisping the Path that had tried to get the drop on her. Kimiko's experience with Seid's portals had given her some knowledge that was crucial to defeating his tactics. The portals wouldn't be able to get the drop on her like they had before. It was obvious that they were going to try a similar tactic from a little bit further, a cowardly tactic that didn't show any amount of subtlety. Of course, having just lost a Path, the other two would spawn in a little further away, to give some time to defend if needed, and to let them get out their jutsu. Seid was still about 80 meters away from Kimiko, having not moved, but he had switched to a combat stance.
The other two pains were still a problem though, launching massive Suiton jutsu towards her. Kimiko knew they would likely do that, as it was the weakness of her main element. Already holding a seal from using GFA, Kimiko's hands swapped quickly to activate two shadow clones, with one of them formed behind her and dropped low, bringing up a second barrier, intersecting with the original, but including the three of them and Seid in its sphere of influence. This clones would stay and deal with the Paths, while Kimiko would focus on Seid.
Kimiko had immediately switched into a taijutsu stance, forming the Body Flicker seal from the Shadow Clone seal in quick succession, dropping her original barrier as she did so, launching herself towards Seid. She kept low, using part of a maneuver to dash faster while she launched forward, hoping to get in for some quick close quarters combat. At her speed, she cleared the distance between the two of them in almost no time, watching the seal he had made for any chakra. Mid launch, she'd activated her left arm's Lightning Flash Blade Creation and launched 4 kunai with an explosive tag attached to each of them. Forming the Snake Hand seal, they'd blow up, as she was about 15 meters away from them when they reached Seid's location, hopefully injuring him or staggering him, as well as interrupting his hand seals.
Even if not, the combined explosions were quite powerful, and if Seid had launched a jutsu before hand, they'd likely have cancelled it out, allowing Kimiko to get in a moment afterwards and launch a strike at Seid, Sharingan keeping an eye out for subtle movements, for a sword swing, for a jutsu. There was a pale flame covering the tips of her fingers, prepared to launch her hand into him, while her other hand had released the tanto slightly earlier, her palm fully open as it she was going to try and deflect a sword strike with a slap.
Of course, she had no way of knowing that fire wasn't going to be particularly effective against him, having also taken a Fire Resistance potion, but if Seid didn't know how all of Kimiko's techniques worked, so even if he could see the pale flames on her hands, which was unlikely with having been distracted by the explosions, he wouldn't know what Kimiko had planned, or have much time to react. Her speed was immense, and his reaction time was much lower. Additionally, while the explosions would have obscured his view of Kimiko's front, his Paths were too far away and behind Kimiko to see her hand clearly enough to make out the pale flames. For all they knew, she was completely disarmed, but could only provide the location of Kimiko for a slash from Seid, which would be all he really had time to even attempt to do, given Kimiko's massive speed. Kendo was good for sword play, but Taijutsu and Kenjutsu didn't increase a person's base coordination, and as he wouldn't have been expecting Kimiko's plays, she was hoping to keep him fully off guard and get him before he had a chance to respond, to open a portal, or to activate any of his path abilities or Bijuu abilities.
Of course, if Kimiko's hand connected with Seid, it would be revealed that the flames were not in fact a Katon jutsu, but instead a fuuinjutsu. The 5 Elements Seal, which would lock Seid down for a while, giving her time to assist her allies. The Hero Water had come in handy, without it, she wouldn't be able to reach this level of speed and capability, but that also meant she needed to make full use of it.
Kimiko's clone's quick barrier had formed around the group, and the two Suiton Jutsu slammed into it, being enough to destroy the barrier, but cancelling the force behind the massive water waves. The water sizzled and evaporated into steam as it made contact, the barrier coming down but dissipating all water in the area. This would have further served to blind the paths to Kimiko's movements, as she would have outsped the Suiton by a fair margin. However, given the timeline of events, the water from the Jutsu used were moving at 100 m/s from 200 meters away, which was a travel time of 2 seconds before reaching Kimiko's original location, and Kimiko was moving at 175 m/s. They'd already launched a little by the time she started her movement, so she'd have gotten to him as the water reached the clone's barrier. At her distance of 80 meters from Seid to begin with, she'd have easily reached Seid and pulled off her maneuver, so if it was successful, the Paths would have lost Seid to unconsciousness, and both dropped out of the air.
If for some reason it hadn't worked and Seid still stood, he'd have lost his concentration anyhow, and hence his control on the Paths, as Kimiko had been observing their delayed reaction for some time now, and now was the time to strike. Her two clones formed seals to launch two GFA's at the Paths [Assuming Seid still stood], which Seid would have to re-order to dodge or counter. This was an unlikely turn of events, and Seid would have to choose between himself or his paths at that point.
Of course, if Kimiko's plan was a success, then their jutsu wouldn't be necessary, and the paths would be spared any additional damage. Either way, the course of the battle had shifted immensely.
Kunai thrown with B tier Str and A tier Coord [Taijutsu doesn't assist it] Kunai, A tier spd from Kimiko's S tier movement spd.
Kimiko and 2 Shadow Clones = 98.8
Uchiha Flame Formation
Taijutsu Stance: Strong Fist | ++ Coord, + Stre (cost -1 Taijutsu Perk)
Taijutsu Move: Leaf Great Flash | +1 Tier Spd, halted mid manuever so no kick (cost -1 Taijutsu Perk)
Body Flicker | +1 Tier Spd
Lightning Flash Blade Creation | -1 for an unseal, using 4 Kunai with Dhark Explosive Tags [B rank explosive]
Five Element Seal
Sharingan | +1 Tier Perception
Kimiko's Stamina: 66.6/310
Clone 1: 78.8 OR 58.8
Clone 2: 98.8 OR 78.8
Strength: C -> B [UQ, Hero's Water] -> B+ [Strong Fist]
Speed: B -> A [UQ, Hero's Water] -> A++(+) Body Flicker -> S [Leaf Great Flash]
Coordination: A -> A++ [Strong Fist]
Perception: B -> A [Sharingan]