First, to clearify:
- List is obviously not final. As many characters have yet to show the full extent of their powers (or even to throw a single punch), many placings have relied on assumptions.
- Only relevant or popular characters included; no "what's-his-names".
- Also, at this point in the series, the lower levels of the scale seem irrelevant to include. So don't expect to see Jango or Captain Morgan.
- Power levels represent characters at the end of the Whitebeard War Saga.
- Dead characters, nonetheless, will be considered in their prime, along with few exceptions like Whitebeard (not dead until recently).
- Although individual match-ups played an important part in making the list, not all one-on-one fights should be considered canon. Example: Luffy vs. Crocodile or Enel. In those cases Luffy won due to the support of his crew and the natural weakness of his enemy, respectively.
- I don't rely solely on Devil Fruits, but also on Haki levels, ranks within the OP universe etc.
- Classes names ("A", "B" etc.) are arbitrary.
- Please let me know what you think to update the list based on rational arguments.
- Have fun… and don't take this too seriously.
ONE PIECE TOP POWER TIER GUIDE
Gold D. Roger / “Whitebeard” Edward Newgate / Shiki the Golden Lion / Monkey D. Dragon the Revolutionary / “Blackbeard” Marshall D. Teach (post-absorption)
“Red-Haired” Shanks / Kaido / “Big Mam” Charlotte Linlin / Fleet Admiral Sengoku the Buddha / Vice-Admiral Monkey D. Garp the Fist
Dracule “Hawk-Eyes” Mihawk / Admiral Akainu Sakasuki / Admiral Kizaru Borsalino / Admiral Aokiji Kuzan / Marco the Phoenix / Benn Beckman / “Dark King” Silvers Rayleigh / “God” Enel
“Tyrant” Bartholomew Kuma / Donquixote Doflamingo / Chief Warden Magellan / “Blackbeard” Marshall D. Teach
“King of the Sea” Jinbe / “Pirate Empress” Boa Hancock / Crocodile (Mr. 0) / Lucky Roo / Yasopp / “Fire Fist” Portgas D. Ace / “Diamond” Jozu / “Flower Sword” Vista / Shiliew of the Rain
“Straw Hat” Monkey D. Luffy / Commodore Smoker the White Chase / Gekko Moriah / Oars / Little Oars Jr / Sentoumaru / “Okama Queen” Emporio Ivankov / “Colossal Battleship” Sanjuan Wolf / “Heavy Drinker” Vasco Shot / “Crescent Moon Hunter” Catarina Devon / “Corrupt King” Avalo Pizarro
(Containing most Vice-Admirals and Whitebeard Pirates Commanders, but not specified)
Eustass “Captain” Kid / “Surgeon of Death” Trafalgar Law / Rob Lucci
“Pirate Hunter” Roronoa Zoro / “Magician” Basil Hawkins / “Red Flag” X. Drake / Pacifistas
“Roar of the Sea” Scratchmen Apoo / “Massacre Soldier” Killer / “Big Eater” Jewelry Bonney / Capone “Gang” Bege / “Mad Monk” Urouge