Originally Posted by Isomorphic
^Actually if anything this chapter showed Sasuke use his head abit. Utilizing Juugo's charge, to pull the Genjutsu off on Shi. They determined last week the need to incapacitate the Charka sensing type. Which he now did.
A bit. That's the thing. Genjutsu was a good thing, but strait charge with normal Chidori is not.
Chidori sword, 5 meters long, is one of his most useful jutsu. He used it once against Itachi, but just to nail the chair, nothing else. He used it efficiently against Deidara.
If he used it now, he would either pierce Raikage, or Raikage would deflect it, and he would know that he can deflect such an attack. Straight in charge was terrible, because if Raikage is somewhat immune to Chidori, he is done for.