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Top 10 Best Swordsmen Ever in One Piece

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10- ASHURA DOJI

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In combat terms, Ashura Doji is extremely powerful, as he was once feared as the most dangerous out of all villains that frequented Kuri in its era of chaos until he was defeated by Oden. In the present, Ashura claims that he has gotten stronger in the last 20 years. Even Kaido, one of the Yonko, sought to recruit him.
Ashura is an extremely skilled and powerful swordsman. With one slash, he was able to give Jack a large cut across his chest and break one of his shotel blades. He then proceeded to fight evenly with Kaido’s right-hand man in what spectators considered to be a high-level duel.
Despite his large build, Ashura is extremely fast, being capable of charging towards Jack in an instant. He also possesses a great amount of endurance, as he was seemingly unaffected when Jack cut him on the shoulder.
Like the other Scabbards, Ashura is a master of Busoshoku Haki, which is known as “Ryuo” in Wano.

9- DENJIRO

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Denjiro is an extremely skilled and powerful swordsman. His skill was shown when he deflected a powerful flying slash from Roronoa Zoro with ease and proceeded to evenly clash with Zoro’s Nitoryu with only one sword for a brief time, preventing him from going after Orochi.
He is masterful enough to have been able to precisely cut through the blood bag Hiyori wore under her kimono without striking her body, allowing them to fake her death while she remained unharmed in reality.
He was also able to cleanly cut through a massive Beasts Pirates ship with a flying slash.
We can safely say that he’s currently the strongest among Oden’s Scabbards!

8- VISTA

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“Flower Sword” Vista is the 5th division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. He is one of the most prominent members of his crew.
Vista has extraordinary mastery in dual wielding swordsmanship and even Mihawk acknowledges his skills. He even managed to deflect Mihawk’s flying slash attack which is powerful enough to cut through battleships. In the anime, he was also able to block bullets with his swords to protect his allies from being shot while escaping.
Another indication of his strength is that during the Battle of Marineford, despite having fought against individual Shichibukai and Admirals as well as numerous Marine officers, he sustained no significant injuries.

7- SILVERS RAYLEIGH

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Silvers Rayleigh, also known as the “Dark King”, is an extremely powerful and famous retired pirate who formerly served as the first mate of the legendary Roger Pirates, known as the “Right Hand of the Pirate King”. Rayleigh is one of the major figures, along with Whitebeard, Shiki, Monkey D. Garp, Sengoku, and Kong from the times when the “Pirate King” was alive.
Rayleigh is one of the very small number of people in the world who can use all three types of Haki. He was seen utilize an advanced application of Busoshoku which enables him to emit his Haki a short distance without a medium. He is also able to use a high-grade version of this technique, where he can channel his Haki into his opponent, letting him destroy them from the inside out.
Rayleigh is a tremendously powerful and skilled swordsman, though he claims to have degraded in skill somewhat from his younger and healthier days. he can create extremely powerful compressed air slashes and can combine Busoshoku Haki with his swordsmanship, allowing him to fight equivalently with Kizaru, who himself is a highly skilled swordsman.

6- SHANKS

“Red-Haired” Shanks is the captain of the Red Hair Pirates and a member of the Yonko that rule over the New World.
As the former rival of Mihawk who is known as the world’s greatest swordsman, Shanks himself is an immensely powerful swordsman.
He could match a blow from Whitebeard with only one arm, which is a testament of his prowess in swordsmanship. Shanks is also powerful enough to easily defend against Akainu’s magma fist using only his sword and Busoshoku Haki.
Shanks has mastered to full extent all 3 types of Haki. He’s the only character so far with an Haoshoku Haki that actually damaged physical things.
Shanks is probably the strongest character on the list but as a swordsman he ranks only fourth.

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