Post Wano Luffy VS Shanks: Is Post Wano Luffy Stronger Than Shanks?

In this post, we compare post wano Luffy vs Shanks and see if post wano Luffy stands against Shanks or not.

The Wano Arc was one of the most complex and incredibly written arcs of the entire One Piece series. While the arc recently ended in the manga, it left the fans still taking and wondering about it. From the Four Emperors to the World Government, from past to future, and from Luffy’s new powers to the beginning of the race to obtain One Piece, the Wano Arc left the fans satisfied while still wanting more. 

One of the best parts of this arc was Luffy’s new abilities and the subtle hints about his identity. Everyone is still wondering whether Luffy is Joy Boy or not. But Gear 5 and its unbelievable abilities also amazed the fans. With Luffy’s new powers and Shanks’ appearance in the last couple of chapters, the age-old comparison between these two of the Four Emperors comes up again. Here are short summaries of their current powers.

Post-Wano Luffy’s Powers and Abilities

Luffy has always had incredible physical prowess due to the merciless training he received as a child from his grandfather. His strength, speed, reflexes, and durability have left his friends and foes in shock and awe. His devil fruit Gomu Gomu no Mi revealed to be Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika in Wano Arc gives him the power to stretch his body like rubber. As the story progressed, Luffy unlocked different stages of his Devil Fruit powers called Gears.

While Gear 1 is the normal state of use of his Devil Fruit, Gear 2 allows Luffy to massively increase his physical strength and speed. Gear 3 lets him inflate and enlarge any of his body parts to cause massive damage. His Gear 4 allows him to extend the power of Gear 3 to his whole body. Depending on the situation, he can use one of the three forms in his Gear 4. And Gear 5 allows him to awaken the true power of his Devil Fruit and control his body and surrounding material by inflicting it with rubber’s properties.

Luffy is also one of the only people who can use all three forms of Haki as well as their advanced applications. Combining his Haki with his Gears gives him massive boosts in power while fighting highly powerful opponents.

Shanks’ Powers and Abilities

There is not much information about Shanks’ full powers. But he is one of the few people in the world who can use all three types of Haki. His control over his Haki is impressive enough to garner praise from Whitebeard as well. At the end of the Wano Arc, in the latest few chapters, Shank used the Haoshoku Haki and the Kenbunshoku Haki, while his ship was outside Wano to scare Admiral Ryokugyu who was inland in Wano, attempting to get to Luffy. When Ryokugyu recognized Shanks, he was terrified enough to leave without causing further problems. 

Some of the strongest characters in the series including Whitebeard, Blackbeard, Kaidou, Akainu, and many others, preferred not to fight Shanks on multiple occasions. He was also Mihawk’s sparring partner, which means his swordsmanship is incredible as well. Therefore, all of this suggests that he is an extremely powerful individual, even without fans witnessing him in a fight.

Post Wano Luffy VS Shanks : Who is stronger?

The question still remains – whether Luffy is currently stronger than Shanks or not. Frankly, the answer cannot be answered properly and objectively yet because we still don’t know the true extent of Shanks’ powers. But by taking everything known into account, it is obvious that Luffy has undoubtedly gotten extremely powerful. But Shanks still has an edge over him. It can be due to his experience or powers, but if Shanks and Luffy have a match in their current positions, Shanks will most likely win with mid to small difficulty.

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