Mihawk vs. Gol D. Roger: Who Is Stronger & Who Would Win in a Fight?

Mihawk vs. Gold D. Roger: Who Is Stronger & Who Would Win in a Fight?

One Piece offers us numerous topics to write about, but one of the more common type of article involving One Piece characters is our usual comparison article, as the series really does offer a plethora of intriguing characters that we can easily compare. In this article, we are going to do just that, as you will find out who the stronger is and who would win in a fight between Dracule Mihawk, the greatest swordsman in the world, and Gol D. Roger, the former King of the Pirates.

Gol D. Roger was stronger than Dracule Mihawk and would have defeated him in a fight, even with Mihawk at his peak. Roger was physically imposing and his mastery of Haki was amazing; in both of these category, he clearly surpasses Mihawk. On top of that, Roger was a very skilled swordsman as well, and although we do think that Mihawk is a bit better, seeing how much effort he put in honing his skills, that wouldn’t really be enough for him to surpass Roger. And that is why Gol D. Roger is the clear winner in this match-up, without much doubt.

What follows, of course, is a detailed analysis of the answer we have given you above. We will portray Dracule Mihawk and Gol D. Roger in more detail, giving you a thorough analysis of the issue at hand and the balance of power between the two characters using our usual formula. Through several categories, you will see who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is, i.e., why we actually think that Gol D. Roger would, despite all of Mihawk’s truly amazing skills with Yoru, be able to defeat the world’s greatest swordsman.

Physical abilities

Mihawk’s incredible superhuman physical strength and skill with the sword make him the most powerful master swordsman on the entire world. Mihawk’s quickly generated, very powerful compressed air slashes or streams of energy, which have a huge range, may easily destroy a mountain of ice and battleships.

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Zoro, a fierce and powerful swordsman, was likewise stopped by him using only the knife he was holding in one hand. Mihawk is highly agile and has a high jumping capacity. He moves swiftly enough to counterbalance the enhanced speed of Luffy’s Gear Second. He has excellent reflexes as well.

Before he died, Roger acquired the moniker “King of the Pirates” due to his seemingly unbeatable battle strength. Only Edward Newgate, who was in possession of the Gura Gura no Mi and was named the “World’s Strongest Man” after Roger’s death, and Vice-Admiral Garp, who repeatedly cornered Roger before turning himself in, were able to match Roger’s strength in a fight.

Also, Roger and Monkey D. Garp had to cooperate to beat Rocks D. Xebec, who was known to be his adversary. His ability to compete with Shiki is another illustration of his might. Although being very ill, he had little trouble overcoming Kozuki Oden.


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As you can see, Roger’s physical strength was exceptional and only a couple of characters from the series’ lore could match up to it. Sure, Mihawk was, himself, quite strong, but it was nowhere near Roger’s level, and that is why Roger wins this first point.

Points: Mihawk 0, Roger 1

Devil Fruit

Dracule Mihawk is, as we know all too well, actually one of the few characters with such a high level of power but no Devil Fruit abilities. In the end, we have nothing more to say about this category, at least when it comes to Dracule Mihawk, as we know that everything he has achieved was done solely with his natural skills and abilities, and it has nothing to do with any Devil Fruit.

That also applies to Gol D. Roger. It is a known fact that Roger never consumed a Devil Fruit and that all of his powers are the result of his innate skills, and his mastery of Haki. This is why he and Mihawk actually fall into the same category in that aspect.

We usually split the points in such categories, but we’re not going to that here. Namely, as this is not the first time that we’re dealing with a situation where neither character has anything to offer in a category, we already have a way of deciding on the points here, and that is – no one gets a point.

Points: Mihawk 0, Roger 1


Dracule Mihawk has been confirmed to be able to use at least two of the three known types of Haki. Mihawk’s mastery of Observation Haki is shown by his ability to keep up with Luffy while using Gear Second. He is capable to utilize Armament Haki, just like Zoro did when he confronted Pica; in fact, Mihawk trained Zoro how to imbue his weapons with Armament Haki. Because of his skill in this area, he can give his blades the Armament Haki necessary to transform them into Black Blades that are notably stronger. He could be able to use Conqueror’s Haki, but that hasn’t been demonstrated yet.

Gol D. Roger was, naturally, able to use all three types of Haki, befitting of a king. Although we don’t know how skilled Roger was with Kenbunshoku Haki, we do know that he was capable of using it. Roger was able to harden his blade and strike Whitebeard’s Murakumogiri with the aid of Busoshoku Haki. He could even use the more complex variant of the procedure because of his command of it.

In addition, he was one of the rare people with Conqueror’s Haki. Twenty-six years ago, when he and Whitebeard clashed, lightning flashed, and a wind blew that could only have resulted from the collision of two people using this Haki. Roger also demonstrated his ability to imbue his sword with a particular Haki during the same confrontation, causing black lightning to flash from the blade.

Ultimately, it all comes down to numbers here, and in that aspect, Roger certainly triumphs. But even if it turns out that Mihawk can also use Conqueror’s Haki, there is absolutely no doubt that his skill with it wouldn’t surpass Roger’s, and that is why Roger wins this point no matter the circumstances.

Points: Mihawk 0, Roger 2


Mihawk uses the black sword Yoru as his main weapon. Yoru is a human-sized, single-edged sword with a cross at the tip. When someone challenges him for his title and has the courage or strength to do so, he will give them the honor of fighting against Yoru; otherwise, his Kogatana is sufficient.

Moreover, he has a little cross-knife pendant hanging from his neck. Despite the fact that he is depicted using it as a tool for eating, when combined with his swordsmanship skills, it may be a devastating weapon that can beat any swordsman of ordinary or lower level, including Zoro, who used three swords in battle.

As evidenced by his single-attack triumph over the famous warrior Kozuki Oden, Roger was a brilliant swordsman. Additionally, he was able to match Whitebeard’s Murakumogiri’s power, which created a strong shock wave that shook both Moby Dick and the entire island. He was, as far as is known, one of the series’ most accomplished swordsmen and has demonstrated that he is capable of competing against the most formidable and accomplished weapon users of his era.

And while we cannot deny that Roger was exceptionally skilled with a sword, Mihawk has honed his skills to such a level that he has probably surpassed every character to ever carry a sword in the series. It would definitely be a thrilling duel, but we think that Mihawk’s skills are superior to Roger’s in this category, hence final outcome.

Points: Mihawk 1, Roger 2

Roger would defeat Mihawk, there is no doubt about that, but it would certainly be an interesting duel

Gol D. Roger was the King of the Pirates and in his case, the title was completely deserved in every way. Not only did he achieve much, he was also an incredibly powerful fighter, and that is why we can only agree with that the points are saying, and that is that Roger would defeat Mihawk in battle.


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The difference doesn’t seem to be that big according to the numbers we’ve presented to you, but we don’t think that there would be much suspense in this fight, as Mihawk wouldn’t be able to do much at the moment Roger became serious.

Sure, it cannot be denied that Mihawk is probably a more skilled swordsman than Roger (although we wouldn’t put our lives at stake for that), but Roger’s other skills are so diverse that there really is not doubt about his victory here, despite the fact that Mihawk would probably offer a lot of resistance with Yoru.