Deidara could even create clones from the clay and named Suicide Bombing Clones , that could be a deadly surprise for opponents, and if need be, create clay minions to control with a cord from a distance. Deidara's clay creations ranged from microscopic to gigantic in size, allowing him to adapt to any situation from creating dragons to shoot smaller clay bombs, to working in conjunction with Obito to lay explosive clay landmines under ground to limit the opponent's movements. As an ultimate last resort, Deidara could turn himself into a bomb by devouring explosive clay that has a large blast radius in which he calls his " Ultimate Art ". Deidara could also use the clay for other purposes, as he was frequently seen creating birds to be used for transportation , which also functioned as a way to easily infiltrate villages on missions.  It seemed he also knew standard earth-based techniques, as shown from his Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique , which he used to avoid damage from one of his mass-scale bombs.  . Since all of his explosives were earth-based, they were vulnerable to lightning, and most could thereby be defused with lightning-based attacks. 
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