Top 10 Swordsmen Stronger Than Roronoa Zoro




Cracker wields a huge double-edged sword named Pretzel, a blade larger than himself with a crossguard shaped like a biscuit. He claims that it is a unique sword which has no peers.
Cracker’s Biscuit Soldiers each wield one or more much larger replicas of Pretzel made out of biscuit.
Cracker is extremely skilled in wielding Pretzel, as he can attack very quickly despite the sword’s size. Combined with Busoshoku Haki, he was able to cut through Luffy’s Gear Fourth-enhanced Haki defenses with his sword.


“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. Vista 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.



Jack the Drought is an All-Star of the Beasts Pirates, one of Kaido’s three right-hand men, known as the Disasters.
Jack is highly proficient in dual wielding his Shotel blades, able to fight equally with Nekomamushi and Inuarashi, the two strongest minks in the Mokomo Dukedom, in one-on-one combat. He was also capable of fighting evenly against the renowned thief Shutenmaru, whom even Kaido had taken an interest in, and managed to injure Shutenmaru before their fight was cut short. Notably, even though Shutenmaru had managed to cut off most of the blade on one of his shotels, Jack was still able to fight competently with the short remainder of its blade.



Shutenmaru is the leader of the Atamayama Thieves who reside somewhere in Wano Country. Prior to this, he went by the name Ashura Doji and served under Kozuki Oden until the latter’s death 20 years ago.
Shutenmaru is a powerful master 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. According to Kinemon, Shutenmaru was one of the most powerful of Oden’s retainers alongside Kawamatsu and Denjiro.


Kizaru is an admiral in the Marines. He ate the Pika Pika no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that grants him the powers of the element of light.
Kizaru has shown extremely proficient skill in wielding his Ama no Murakumo light energy sword. He could duel Silvers Rayleigh, who is an immensely powerful swordsman, to a draw despite having his Logia intangibility negated by Rayleigh’s Haki.


Fujitora is a Marine Admiral. He ate the Zushi Zushi no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to manipulate gravity around a chosen location at will by sending gravitational forces.
While other Admirals have been shown to mostly rely on their Devil Fruit abilities in battle, Fujitora wields a shikomizue (a cane sword) in tandem with his Devil Fruit ability.
Fujitora wields his sword in a reverse-grip style, with the blade pointing in the direction opposite of his thumb. Despite his blindness, Fujitora has shown to be an extremely powerful and skilled.


Silvers Rayleigh, also known as the “Dark King”, is the former first mate of the Roger Pirates, known as the “Right Hand of the Pirate King”.
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.


Shiki the Golden Lion, also known as the “Flying Pirate”, is the admiral of the Golden Lion Pirates and the first known prisoner ever to escape from Impel Down.
Shiki possesses great skills in swordsmanship as he dual-wielded Oto and Kogarashi to single-handedly massacre an entire army of Marines before getting subdued by Garp and Sengoku.
After the two swords became his prosthetic legs, not only he has little difficulty in standing or walking while using them, he is also capable of attacking from a distance with them by sending slashes from his sword legs in a Rankyaku like fashion. These air-blades have a light-yellow/gold color-scheme, matching his epithet.
He also combines his sword skills with his Fuwa Fuwa no Mi, a Paramecia type Devil Fruit which allows him to make surrounding non-living matter levitate once he has come in contact with it.


“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.


In terms of combat, Mihawk is the single greatest swordsman alive in the world, proven by his absolute mastery of swordsmanship: two years ago, he was capable of effortlessly defeating a three sword-wielding Zoro with a single dagger that he generally uses as a dinner knife. He has been known to have frequently dueled with the Yonko Shanks when they were younger.
Mihawk demonstrates tremendous dexterity and supreme skill in swordsmanship, especially when using his main sword, Yoru. His swordsmanship is extremely versatile, from destroying entire fleets of ships and giant icebergs with immense power, to being able to deflect the course of bullets with masterful and graceful precision. He is also able to cut through steel with immense ease and swiftness.

Why the scene where Shanks loses his arm makes sense

Mihawk and the Black Blades in One Piece