After advancing his cursed seal to its second state and creating a bow and arrow with his webs, Kidomaru began shooting arrows at Neji's blind spot. Neji was able to block or evade the attacks enough to keep them from hitting vital areas, although was still left heavily damaged from each of Kidomaru's attacks. Ready to finish the battle, Kidomaru prepared his most deadly arrow for use, and fired it at Neji. Neji took the arrow at full force, although, already knowing of his blind spot, moved at the last second to keep the arrow from piercing his heart. With Kidomaru's arrow connected to him by a web, Neji sent his chakra into the web, paralyzing Kidomaru. As Kidomaru laid helpless, Neji approached him and dealt a finishing blow. His injuries were too severe and Neji collapsed, leaving the retrieval of Sasuke up to the others.