At first glance it seems like a regular Clone Technique, but the haze clone uses a cunning trap to lure out the enemy. Using this technique together with the Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique, the enemy is led to believe that the real body is among the clones. As the haze clones are not physically real, the attack will just pass through them. While attention is drawn to the clones, the real body attacks from the blind spot. During the illusion and resulting chaos, the enemy, who is caught up in the technique, can be easily defeated.
In the anime, when using this technique, Hōki referred to it as the Shadow Clone Technique but was actually revealed to be a haze clone when it dissolved.