Top 15 Most Powerful Demon Slayers ( Ranked)

Demon Slayer Corps are the overarching protagonists in the Demon Slayer anime. These swordsmen are the ones who fight the bad guys, the Demons. These guys are immensely strong.

And I’m sure just like me, you also wondered who are the most powerful demon slayers in the series.

Well, we here at MyAnimeGuru have made a list of the Top 15 most powerful Demon Slayers (Ranked). This list will be based on the pure strength of the demon slayer, their success, the battles that we witnessed, and much more.

So without further ado, we start this list.

Top 15 most powerful demon slayers

Let’s start with our list.

15. Genya Shinazigawa


Genya is one of the most powerful demon slayers. He is a protege of the wind hashira Sanemi and has a very strong physique. He is a unique existence among Demon Slayers, in that he uses a Gun instead of a sword.

He uses a specially-made Nichirin Gun that fires specially-made bullets capable of killing demons. Genya also can consume demons and in the process manifest their powers and Blood Demon Arts.

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He is also capable of healing himself and regenerating just like demons. Even though he possesses all these powers he is generally considered weak by both his peers and Kokushibo.

14. Kanao Tsuyuri

One of the students of Shinobu and trained in Flower breathing, she is a formidable force and very much close to the level of a hashira. She has undergone tumultuous training under the Insect Hashira and made it out of the Final Selection.

She is one of the most powerful demon slayers and was instrumental in the fight against Upper Moon 2, Doma. She is also physically strong despite having a small frame.

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In addition to that she can see the world in slow motion due to her breathing which makes a deadly combo along with her quick moves.


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13. Inosuke Hashibara

A companion of Tanjiro, Inosuke is the sole practitioner of the Beast STyle Breathing. He grew up in the woods which makes him capable of surviving in very adverse conditions. He is very unique among demon slayers.

He always wears a Boar mask and also wields 2 Nichrin swords that he chips in to create a unique shape. His body is very flexible and he can dislocate his joints and travels through very narrow spaces as evident in the Entertainment District Arc.

He has endured tough training and was instrumental in defeating Doma. His body is also resistant to all kinds of poisons.


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12. Zenitsu Agatsuma

Another companion of Tanjiro, Zenitsu is incredibly strong and one of the most powerful Demon Slayers. He uses the Thunder breathing style which makes him extremely fast.

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His personality may be somewhat of a downside, always going after girls and a coward to boot, but when things get necessary he is capable of fighting the good fight.

His lightning-fast moves and thunderous attacks were strong enough to fight against Gyutaro and he even defeated his former senior and the new Upper moon Six Kaigaku all on his own, developing the 7th Form of thunder style, Honoikazuchi no Kami.


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11. Shinobu Kocho

The Insect Hashira

The next person on our list is a Hashira. Kocho is the Insect Pillar and despite having a physically diminutive body, is a force to be reckoned with, which makes her one of the most powerful demon slayers.

Because she lacked the physical strength to chop a demon’s head, she modified her sister’s Flower style and invented the Insect style using a thin, needle-like blade.

her blade is infused with Wisteria Poison which makes even the slightest contact, the doom of her enemies. She is also the teacher of Kanao and instrumental in defeating Upper Moon Two.

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10. Iguro Obanai

The Serpent Hashira

Another Hashira on our list is the Serpent Hashira, Obanai Iguro. He is one of the most unpredictable and hard fighters due to his Serpent style breathing which he invented himself.

He has a white snake, Kaburamaru wrapped around his neck which tells him more about his surroundings during a fight. He has awakened his Demon Slayer Mark which means that he can fight at full potential even when he’s blinded.

A testament to his power is that he fought Muzan and survived that battle. He was instrumental in bringing down Nakime, which makes him one of the most powerful demon slayers.

9. Tanjiro Kamado

Kamado Tanjiro

The protag of the story and the heir of the Sun-style breathing, Tanjiro is one of the most formidable characters in the anime. He is the only person alive who knows the Sun-Breathing.

Even though he became a demon slayer much later compared to his peers, his hard body, impressive physical attributes, and combat IQ, make him a strong opponent.

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He was in battles with multiple Kizeki, including Lower Five, Lower One, and nearly all of the Upper Moons. He was instrumental in defeating Upper Six Gyutaro and Daki.

Having fought alongside Hashira many times, he is one of the most powerful demon slayers.

8. Mitsuri Kanroji

The Love Hashira

Another Hashira on our list is the Love Pillar, Mitsuri Kanonji. She uses Love Breathing which she developed herself from the fire style. Despite her carefree attitude, she is incredibly strong.

She has muscle density, eight times that of a normal human which makes her extremely physically strong and durable, even able to survive direct attacks from demons and rip off Muzan’s arm.

To better utilize her Love breathing, she uses a uniquely thin, and flexible sword that is reminiscent of a cattle whip. Only she can use it because of her unique biology.

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7. Muichiro Tokita

The Mist Hashira

The next person on our list of most powerful demon slayers is the Mist Pillar Muichiro Tokita. He uses Mist breathing. He is so good at it that he invented a new form of Mist style all on his own. It is called the Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds.

He is a genius when it comes to combat having completed his training just after 2 months and becoming a Hashira. He is also the youngest Hashiira at just 13.

He defeated the Upper Five, Gyokko single-handedly and was instrumental in the defeat of the Upper Moon One, Kokushibo. All in all, he is one of the most powerful demon slayers.

6. Uzui Tengen

The Sound Hashira

The flamboyant Sound Piller, Uzui Tengen is the next person on our list. He is an extremely strong individual having developed Sound Breathing all on his own.

He is a former Ninja, who uses Ninja moves and bombs in combat. He has a fabulous ability to listen to sounds which makes him able to listen to the vibrations in the air and thus predict the course of his opponent’s attacks.

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He also uses Wisteria Poison in his arsenal which makes him a deadly foe for the enemies. He is one of the most powerful demon slayers.

5. Kyojuro Rengoku

One of the most powerful demon slayers, Rengoku is the Flame Pillar and uses Flame breathing.

He was the one who saved Tanjiro and co from Akaza and nearly defeated him before being killed. Rengoku is a master of the Total concentration technique and used it to save more than 200 passengers single-handedly.

His cheerful demeanor and his sense of justice make him a force to be reckoned with.


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4. Sanemi Shinazugawa

The Wind Hahsira

The scar-covered Wind Pillar Sanemi is one of the most deadly fighters in demon slayer. He uses Wind Breathing and uses a pure offensive technique that forces sharp cuts and swift strikes.

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He fought Kokushibo along with others and was so strong that even the Upper Moon 1 was impressed. He has a deep hatred for demons and thus underwent rigid and unearthly training to make himself capable of fighting any demon.

3. Giyu Tomioka

The Water Hashira

One of the most powerful demon slayers, the Water Pillar Giyu is one of the most capable fighters around. Always keeping a calm demeanor, he was the one who saved Tanjiro and Nezuko and even vouched for their innocence.

A user of the Water style, he was so strong that he created an 11th form called Dead Calm all on his own. He fought Muzan on equal footing and even Akaza, the Upper 3 was surprised at how skilled Giyu is.

2. Gyomei Himejima

Stone Pillar
The Stone Hashira

The strongest Hashira of the current gen, The Stone Pillar is arguably the backbone of the demon slayer corps. He uses a massive axe and a flail that is connected with a chain, instead of a sword.

His massive frame combined with his enormous strength which has been pushed to the absolute limits has made him one of the most powerful demon slayers.

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His capabilities are so great that even the strongest Upper moon, Kokuhsibo states that he hasn’t fought a warrior this mighty in 300 years.

1. Yoriichi Tsugikuni

Yoriichi- Most powerful demon slayers
Yoriichi Tsugikuni

To top this list of the most powerful demon slayers, we have the creator of breathing styles and the strongest demon slayer in History, Yoriichi.

He was so naturally gifted that he came up with the Sun breathing all on his own and it was so effective that all other breathing forms were derived from it.

He was the first demon slayer and also the only person, Muzan was scared of, and the only person who came close to killing Muzan.

Muzan was so scared of Yoriichi that he never appeared before him again and was traumatized to the point that he was still scared of the Hanafuda earrings.

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Yoriichi is without a doubt number 1 on this list of the most powerful demon slayers.


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FAQ Section

Who is the strongest Demon Slayer ever?

Yoriichi is considered to be the strongest Demon Slayer to ever exist. He is so powerful that the battle doll crafted in his image needed multiple arms to accurately replicate his movements.

Who is the number 1 ranked demon?


Who killed Yoriichi?

Shortly before his death at least 85 years in age, he battled his older twin brother, Kokushibo who turned into a demon.
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