How strong is Shanks Haki in One Piece?

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Shanks could be one of the most powerful characters in One Piece.

Shanks the Redhead (Captain of the Red Hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors of the New World) is one of the most important characters for One Piece, due to being the one who inspired Luffy to pursue his dream of becoming the Pirate King. Although, for the moment, he has not had a very active role in the plot, it should not be forgotten that thanks to him some of the events that would mark history have taken place. For example, he found the Gomu Gomu fruit that Luffy ate later on and was a kind of mentor to him.

It is fair to mention that he has had great appearances, hence he has had an impact on his followers. Like in East Blue or in the Wano arc. But one fact is that despite his constant absence, there will come a time when he will prove to readers the stuff he is made of. And although he has shown impressive skill when it comes to combat, but his true strength is still unknown, especially since he can rely on his Haki. This has led to various conclusions regarding the power of it.

Shank’s powers

To better understand the strength of the pirate, we should pause a bit and explain. First of all, Shanks is known to be extremely powerful from the beginning of the story. In fact, his power level was unknown for much of the events of One Piece, until the Enies Lobby arc gave us an approximation. Through Garp, fans learned that Shanks really was one of the Four Emperors of the Sea, also known as the Yonko. And the most curious thing is that although he does not possess the powers of the Devil Fruit, his combat ability is, by far, one of the best in the manga.

The most interesting thing is that the Pirate does not need much when confronting his rivals. He only carries a sword with him which, according to speculation, could be one of the Wazamono or Saijo grade swords. This sword is known as “Gryphon” and with it he made some of his most significant appearances on the battlefield. Besides her, he apparently has no other weapon at his disposal. But it is still unknown what his fighting style is.

On the other hand, Shanks lost his dominant arm while trying to save Luffy. However, it didn’t seem to affect his abilities significantly, as he managed to rise to the position of Yonko after this. And, reiterating the fact that he does not possess any Devil Fruit powers, he is disturbing how he can still be so powerful. It is possible that he uses a Haki to perform in combat, and it seems that this suspicion is true, judging by the indirect mentions that have been made of this in One Piece.

If Shanks used a high level Haki, what would his strength be?

In view of his impeccable technique and the strength he has shown when needed, there is a possibility that his Haki is the strongest in his universe. Or how else could she have gotten this far without the powers of the Devil Fruit? In any case, an example of this was recently, when Kaido stated that Haki is required to conquer the seas. Hence, Roger has devastated everything in his path to achieve his goal. And here we find a similarity between him and Shanks: Roger also relies solely on his Haki during fights.. And despite the absence of his arm, Shanks was able to promote the Yonko.

Another example of his strength was during his encounter with Whitebeard, when Shanks injured Moby Dick to suppress his Haki. This means that if he had manifested it, he would have finished with the ship. And even Diamond Jozu recognized the potential of his Haki, making it clear that he admired his power.

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Later, in a crucial moment with Whitebeard, the two split the sky, showing that their strength was more or less the same. But, unlike Shanks, Whitebeard does possess devil fruit abilities, such as the Gura Gura no Mi or the Yami Yami no Mi. So it would stand to reason that Shanks would use a much more powerful Haki to counter it.

In short, there are many events that have made it clear that Shanks has immense power. It is true that we still do not know how far his strength would go, but it is not surprising what he has achieved so far. Maybe at the climax of the Wano arc we will finally know what the real one is outside of his Haki.

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