Airbending, one of the four elemental Bending Arts, is the aerokinetic ability to control and manipulate air. The peaceful Air Nomads utilized this type of bending in their everyday lives.

Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly problems and concerns; finding peace and freedom was the key to solving their difficulties in life. Airbenders continually sought spiritual enlightenment, and, as a result, all children born into the Air Nomads were benders. The first airbenders learned their art from the Flying Bison.

The key to airbending is flexibility and finding and following the path of least resistance. Airbending is notable for being almost purely defensive, as well as the most dynamic of the four bending arts. Airbenders can overwhelm many opponents at once with large and powerful attacks that could prove fatal; however, due to the pacifist nature of the Air Nomads, such attacks are rarely used. Due to their aforementioned spirituality, they often adapt to the situation surrounding them and employ negative jing, preferring evasive maneuvers as opposed to direct confrontation.
Airbending emblem


Airbending AbilitiesEdit

  • Air Ball
  • Air Blast
  • Air Bomb
  • Air Bullets
  • Air Cushion
  • Air Funnel
  • Air Manipulation
  • Air Punch/Kick
  • Air Shield
  • Air Swipe
  • Air Wheel
  • Breath of Wind
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Enhanced Speed
  • Heat Regulation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Suction

Airbending Master LevelEdit

  • Air Blades
  • Air Cocoon
  • Air Propulsion
  • Air Spout
  • Air Vortex
  • Air Wake
  • Asphyxation
  • Levitation
  • Tornado

Avatar Level AirbendingEdit

  • Air Sphere
  • Strong Wind
  • Tornadoes/Hurricanes

Special TechniquesEdit

Opposing Bending ArtEdit

Training ToolsEdit


Elemental SymbolEdit

Spirituality and AirbendingEdit

The Air Nomad GenocideEdit

Rebulding the Air NationEdit


Notable AirbendersEdit

Airbender MastersEdit

Airbender ExpertsEdit

Airbender PractitionersEdit


See AlsoEdit

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