How powerful is Shanks?

Shanks is one of the few important charactersnext to Gol D. Roger and Monkey D. Dragonwhose abilities and powers are yet to be fully revealed.

We think we can all agree that we haven’t seen enough of Shanks’ abilities. But let’s see some examples where he demonstrates his powers.

When we first saw him with Luffy (in the first episode), we saw few of his combat abilities, mainly his aura, which he showed against Higuma, then against Sea King, where he showed his Haki.

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Then, after 10 years, when he only has one arm left, he is visited by Mihawk on an island. We all know that Mihawk is the best swordsman in the world of One Piece. Afterwards we learn that they regularly clashed, which means that in terms of powers, he has to be very strong to match Mihawk.

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Then, he demonstrates that he can take a hit from the strongest Yonko. And when he entered Whitebeard’s ship, his haki not only knocked out much of Whitebeard’s crew, but also damaged the ship. It also caused Whitebeard’s scar pain. and Marco and Jozu praised his aura.

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Prior to the War at the Summit Arc, he fought another Yonko, Kaido, who is best known as the “strongest creature in the world”.

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After these events, we saw it in the War at the Summit arc where he stopped Akainu with Armament Haki. He then asked Blackbeard, who until then feared no one, to fight and replied that it was not time yet. Blackbeard understood at that moment that he was not ready to fight Shankswhich means a lot since Shanks stopped the war.

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During the Wano Country arc, he released a flurry of Haoshoku Haki that crippled Admiral Ryokugyuwhich was near the Flower Capital, while Shanks never left his crew, which was miles from Wano, stopping it in its tracks without needing to set foot in the country. Jinbe said such a demonstration of Haki was monstrous.


Plus, it’s not just Shanks that’s strong, his crew members are too.. Ben Beckman was able to make Kizaru stop a moment during the War at the Summit Arc.


According to “One Piece: Living Card”, Benn Beckman is almost as strong as Shanks! His card indicates that Benn is incredibly powerful in terms of physical combat. The card even says that “Comparable to that of Le Roux, the existence of this man is feared even by the mighty warriors of the New World!! »

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Lucky Roo and Yasopp each gained their own fame as well.
Shanks’ crew is actually the most balanced and inscrutable crew among Yonko’s four crews.

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Eustass Kid recently revealed that before he and his crew traveled to Big Mom’s territory, he lost his left arm in a fight against the Redhead Pirates. It has not been revealed which member of Le Roux’s crew severed his arm.

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So Shanks issued a challenge to everyone after the war : the three admirals, the admiral of the fleet, the old school player Garp, Blackbeard (who had the strongest Logia and the strongest Paramecia)but no one came forward!