Earth Release can do a lot of damage if the user can time their usage right. The jutsus are avoidable but if the user is proficient enough, they can make good use of them. If it were to be nerfed, it would be less viable in combat than the other chakra natures. On top of that, we have determined through a lot of testing that it is balanced for play. Earth Release has long charge-ups in return for high damage. That is what makes it avoidable. If you are being hit consistently by Earth Release, you may want to find other users of lower skill to engage in combat with. Earth Release, like many risk and reward type jutsu, take skill and mastery to be good at.
This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Deathdusk.
To expand on this topic, we have determined that our chakra natures are fairly balanced with one another. We strive to keep our jutsu balanced and the overwhelming majority of users do not share the same sentiments that you do toward many elemental techniques. If you refine your skill and understanding of these jutsu, it will be a lot easier for you to use or work around them. Before claiming that a jutsu or a set of jutsu are overpowered, please consider your own understanding of them and discuss the mechanics of the jutsu with someone experienced for more of an insight. If you need any further assistance, just ask in-game or on the forums. Thank you!