Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece and is currently one of its strongest characters, with the potential to become the strongest pirate in the whole series. But, Luffy is not the only strong character in the series, and while Luffy’s abilities and techniques are truly formidable, there are other characters with amazing attacks as well. In this article, we are going to bring you a list of the 20 strongest attacks in the whole One Piece series. Enjoy!
20. Gomu Gomu no Cannonball (Tankman)
User: Monkey D. Luffy
During his fight against Charlotte Cracker, after consuming huge amounts of cookies and, as a consequence, gaining weight and greatly increasing his size, Luffy reveals a second form of Gear 4 known as a Tankman, specifically the full stomach version. In this form, he resembles a sumo wrestler but with exaggerated proportions: the muscles of his arms and legs grow slightly, while his Busoshoku Haki-clad torso becomes very large and round, though muscular on top.
This form is also reminiscent of Luffy’s appearance when combining his Gear Second and Gear Third before the time skip. The tankman endows Luffy’s body with incredible toughness thanks to Haki: unlike his Boundman form, in which Cracker, despite being coated with haki, was almost able to cut with his sword, in this form Cracker doesn’t he was able to plunge the same sword into Luffy’s stomach.
In addition, this form increases the magnitude and power of the Boundman form’s rubber compression-based offense by using Luffy’s huge stomach as a launcher, allowing him to defeat Cracker by shooting his incredibly tough cookie soldiers with the Gomu Gomu no Cannonball. Because Gear 4 causes Luffy’s metabolism to increase, he is able to switch out of his tankman form shortly after using it. This was shown when Luffy was able to burn off a large number of cookies he had consumed during his battle with Cracker shortly after defeating him.
19. Dai Enkai: Entei
User: Portgas D. Ace
Ace’s ultimate technique. After creating large spiraling flames centered at his location before gathering them in a centered point (namely the palm of his hand), Ace then transforms them into a gigantic fireball that resembles the sun and launches it at his opponent. This technique was used during the final moment of the battle between Ace and Blackbeard. “Entei” is a namesake of “Enkei” meaning “circle”, a reference to the shape of the attack. In Unlimited Cruise, Ace first bends his knees slightly, then by placing the palm of his outstretched hand towards the ground (with his other hand grasping the wrist), the flames manifest into a sphere.
18. Ice Age
This technique is only used near the ocean or a large body of water. It is Kuzan’s main and most powerful technique seen so far in which he dips his hand into the water and instantly freezes it (along with anything in it). The extent of the ice reaches miles and can last more than a week. This was first seen when Kuzan froze the ocean for Tonjit and Shelly to travel to the next islet of Long Ring Long Land. In a later use of this technique, Kuzan showed that it is not always necessary for him to be in direct contact with water, it is also possible to perform it without any water base, in addition to being in contact with himself, he comes into contact with water.
17. Gomu Gomu no Black Mamba
User: Monkey D. Luffy
Luffy arches back and compresses both arms, then unleashes a few quick punches, moving his arms up and down giving the impression that he has several. As with Gomu Gomu no Jet Culverin, this technique involves changing the direction of attacks, but its quick movements make it even more difficult to dodge. This technique was first used against Charlotte Katakuri, though he managed to avoid it.
Enel’s strongest attack. Thanks to his fulguro-stratus, Ener creates a gigantic sphere of lightning and electric currents that he precipitates on the area he wishes to destroy: it can destroy a very large island. He combines his own electrical powers with the Ark Maxim.
“Raigō” is the term used for the coming of Buddha Amida to welcome the spirits of the dead, but here the kanji “Rai” is the one that represents thunder, which makes a play on words with Enel’s power. In One Piece: Burning Blood, Enel does this by transforming into his Amaru form, pushing two tips of his dual trident into the cloudy sphere, causing a large electrical storm. In other games such as Pirate Warriors, Enel drops the cloud above his targets.
15. Punk Clash
User: Eustass Kid
After magnetizing someone with Assign, Kid greatly increases his attraction level, causing him to pull countless chunks of metal to the targeted person from a great distance. When used against Big Mom, she was quickly buried under a mountain of steel beams that were part of Kaido’s castle framework.
14. Puncture Willie
User: Trafalgar D. Water Law
After stabbing his rival in the chest, Law extends his K-ROOM affected sword hundreds of meters. Having made it deep enough into the ground, Law generates a massive spinning shockwave. Law first used it as his final attack against Big Mom, generating a huge crater in Wano Country as a result.
13. Mother’s Visit Cannon: 3000 Leagues of Misery
User: Big Mom
Big Mom creates a giant homie made of flames and lightning called “Misery”. The homie can then act independently and pursue his goals. In the Viz manga, it’s called Mother’s Visit Cannon: 3000 Leagues of Misery.
An offensive move in which Yamato, in his human beast form, leaps into the air and begins to vertically spin his kanabo to his left, causing a swirl of ice to form around his weapon. Thus, he hits his enemy from above. The first time he used this attack against Kaidou, he hit him in the back of the head and knocked him to the ground even though Kaido blocked it with his own kanabo, but otherwise did no damage. The name of the attack is a pun on Himorogi, a Shintō term referring to the sacred spaces/altars used for kami worship, consisting of square areas bounded by green bamboo or sakaki.
11. King of Hell, Three-Sword Serpent: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation
User: Roronoa Zoro
A long-range attack that uses Haoshoku and Busoshoku. Zoro charges at his opponent, jumping up and placing his hand swords above his mouth sword and swinging them in a downward forward slash. All of the haki infused into the technique is released towards the opponent, creating a long-range slash, powerful enough to cut through the opponent’s attack and still hit the target. He first used it against King, slicing through his Omori karyudon, a giant mass of fire comparable to magma in the form of a dragon, as well as severing King’s torso and one wing.
The initial part of the technique’s name is a pun on “Three-Sword Style” and “Three-Sword Dragon,” both of which are pronounced as Three-Sword Style. The last part is possibly a reference to a drawing called Ippyakusanjō Imojigoku by Santo Kyoden, in which sweet potatoes were judged by King Enma and thrown into hell for causing heartburn. Jigoku in the technique’s name is a pun on “hell”, written instead with a kanji meaning “extreme samurai”.
10. Gomu Gomu no Gigant
User: Monkey D. Luffy
Luffy transforms into a giant, just as if he had done in Gear 3 but with his whole body. This is a modified version of his old technique, achieved once Luffy activated Gear 5 and the true version of his Gomu Gomu no Mi. It allowed him to successfully fight against Kaidou of the beasts.
9. Maser Ho
User: Big Mom
A combined attack between Hera, Prometheus, and Napoleon. The three homies come together, with Napoleon’s blade piercing Prometheus at its base and Hera at its tip, and Prometheus and Hera combining their energies, forming multiple tendrils of lightning and fire that create a large circular ring between them.
Then, swinging Napoleon, Big Mom unleashes the energies in the form of a thin, highly focused beam that can pierce flesh in an instant and culminate in a large explosion. It was first used against Ulti, piercing her easily despite her tough hide and knocking her out immediately despite her superhuman durability. A maser is a device that produces electromagnetic waves, specifically microwaves. The technique’s name may also be a reference to the Maser Cannon, a fictional weapon from the “Godzilla” film franchise.
8. Genoktsu Meteor
User: Monkey D. Garp
Garp grabs a cannonball and launches it at the enemy. He is capable of throwing cannonballs out of his hands even harder than a real cannon would, he can break through walls and load cannonballs several times larger than the Thousand Sunny (even Garp presumes that in the past, his shots were even more powerful, but age has made them worse)
7. Kosanze Ragnaraku
A melee attack made by Kaidou in his hybrid form, wielding his two-handed kanabo. He jumps into the air, he swings his weapon above his head and covers it with Busoshoku Haki, causing it to exude black lightning. Then, as he descends, he swings his club down with great force, smashing his enemy to the ground. The first demo of the move was against Luffy, who took the hit directly.
The first part of the name of this attack actually comes from Trailokyavijaya (Gōzanze Myōō, “Conqueror of the Three Worlds”), the name one of the five wisdom kings in Vajrayāna Buddhism. The second part of the name refers to the concept of Buddhist “hell”, which is called Naraku in Japanese; Ragu (it is written to be read as Ragunarokku), the Japanese phonetization of the Norse concept of Ragnarök (the apocalypse in Norse mythology). This is why the attack’s name is so interesting.
6. Gomu Gomu no Bajrang Gun
User: Monkey D. Luffy
Luffy makes a huge fist, the size of which is close to Onigashima’s, and imbues it with Busoshoku Haki and Haoshoku Haki. He then throws a massive punch. He first used it against Kaidou, who he countered with Shoryu: Kaen Hakke, causing a brutal clash. “Bajrang” is an alternate name for the Hindu monkey god Hanuman.
5. Togen Totsuka
User: Kozuki Oden
Users harden their swords with ryuo, then leap at their opponent in an X-shaped slash. It can be powerful enough to give the nearly invincible Kaido his trademark scar. “Totsuka” is a reference to the four Totsuka-no-Tsurugi mentioned in Japanese mythology, one of them being Ame no Habakiri. Used by Kin’emon, Denjiro, Inuarashi, and Ashura Doji. Together, they are able to cut the same X-shaped scar that Oden gave Kaido twenty years ago, causing him to release copious amounts of blood. However, Kaido stated that it was significantly less powerfull than the technique performed by Oden, as they were unable to reopen the wound.
User: Big Mom and Kaidou
A combo attack was used by Big Mom and Kaidou. Standing side by side, the two emperors prepare a two-handed swing from their respective weapons, Big Mom with Napoleon and Kaidou with the kanabo, over his shoulder. Swinging their weapons forward simultaneously, they launch a massive shockwave forward, traveling hundreds of meters while devastating everything in its path. Big Mom and Kaidou were first shown using this attack while facing the Worst Generation members on top of the Skull Dome (with Kaidou in hybrid form), causing an explosion so immense that it dwarfed the Dome itself.
Zoro, barely stopping the brunt of the attack for an instant, allowed his fellow supernovae to dodge, which they couldn’t have done any other way due to the shockwave’s sheer speed. The poses that Kaidou and Big Mom assume and the shockwave created resemble the hakoku technique employed by the giants Dorry and Brogy. The name of the attack is a play on words, being a homophone for “destruction”.
3. Black Hole
User: Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)
Blackbeard’s darkness spreads across the floor and, like a real black hole, sucks everything in. When objects are attracted and penetrate the darkness, a powerful force of gravity crushes them. This attack was used for the first time on the rubble of a small village in Banaro Island during his fight against Ace.
2. Divine Departure
User: Gol D. Roger
Holding Ace in his right hand, Roger swings his sword, creating a powerful shockwave to strike his opponent. This technique was first seen against Kozuki Oden, punching him in the chest; it was powerful enough to crush Oden’s two-sword defense, knocking him back a great distance.
1. Shima Yurashi
User: Edward Newgate (Whitebeard)
Whitebeard takes an area, grabbing air around him as if tangible, and knocking it down. Using this, he is able to destroy an entire island and the ocean around him. It is as if the island and the sea were undergoing a colossal quake of unimaginable power. This technique was able to destroy many buildings and cause a giant to lose its feet (throw it up in the air).