Top Ten Ancient Warriors

The Top Ten

1 Spartans

Spartans are the ultimate warrior, bred for battle, and born to kill. In training, they would be killed if caught stealing not because they were stealing, but because they couldn't get away with it. They trained weeks without food to fight hunger. Even as infants if seen as not good enough the infants would be thrown into the streets to die, hoping for some trespasser to claim them. A couple things against the Samurai below, one, the samurai didn't beat the Mongols, the southwest Chinese lands united the southeast and took over, two, samurais did not win every war, in fact they lost almost as much as they won, the imperial Japanese army for instance. The spartans would never give up, yes the battle of Thermopylae may seem overrated, but 100,000 vs. 300 and several hundred arcadians, and the fact that thousands died by the will of Greek men defending their home is one of the most fascinating stories in history. These killing machines were not to be trifled with.

What you people don't understand is that the Spartans were born to fight. Obviously bullets would penetrate the Spartan armor, but that's not the question is it? This is greatest warrior not technology. Spartan philosophy made them the way they are. At birth, if Spartans weren't fit enough to the doctors standards, they would be thrown off a mountain. Boys were taken from their homes at the age of seven to be put in a severe training regimen called the Agoge. To the Spartans life was a preparation for death.

spartan are known for there fighting skills achiilles king leonidas and many of more warriors

Spartans are the best warrior! Just look at their shield! There is no way any other warrior can even compare to them! Spartans all the way.

2 Samurai

The Samurai sought perfection in their one craft. If your craft was sword fighting, you were then an expert in sword fighting. That would be the only thing you would study. Many think that samurai were all-around good fighters, but this isn't exactly true. However, attaining true expertise in only one area will allow you to penetrate good "all around" fighters because you are better at your one craft than they are at any one thing they know. The downside of course is that now you have an achilles heel. Because of the amount of time and dedication the Samurai dedicated to their one craft I would have to say they were the best warriors, and that's not even taking into account their fierce loyalty to their lord and would consider it an honor to die to demonstrate that loyalty.

Samurai is by far the best and have the best weaponry
And armory and had the best fighting and beat the mongols outnumbered and in one battle and the mongols took over china! And the only reason the Spartans are famous is the Persian war and they all died and they didn't even win that war! The samurais won every war and clearly none of you base your info on history and more on movies

The samurai were the most sophisticated well trained and honorable warriors in ancient history they were masters with the katana bow and many other weapons they also had guns to no one can beat the samurai oh yeah and their only was like 200 muskiteers

Come on people, On the Deadliest Warrior Show they tested the samurai vs Spartan and the Spartans only won due to the only advantage they ever had over the samurai, their shield. If it wasn't for the Spartan shield the samurai would demolish the Spartans.

3 Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

In response to the ninja commenter, even if you can see a viking, you still can't kill it!

These guys where brutes. They were very tall and would make you tremble in combat. they are almost equals to spartans or more. They pillaged plundered and burned almost everything in their path. Imagine facing an almost giant with an axe, two spears and a long sword also with an battle shield.

The Vikings were the best of the best, they dominated everywhere, sacked constantinople, Paris, rome, etc. they were the first to find North America (lead by Leaf Erikson) and practically controlled the north of the entire known world (excluding Alaskan area)

4 Knights

I love the armor they have! the weapons the swords are so cool! I love the kings queens I love them so much! oh god I love them! it was hard not to put them higher then the vikings!

Location: Western Europe
Reign: Midieval Age
Weapons: Broadsword, Crossbow, Halberd, Halberd

5 Ninjas

If you can't see it you can't kill it obviously. The idea of ninjas was to rebel and revolt against Samurais of Japan, and their experience and expertese in everything they did is what made things to where there were only few records of ninjas even in existence. If you think about it, it wasn't what they did that made them famous, but how they did it is what we need to be asking here.

Ninjas used te and other ma

Ninja were skilled in like everything from unarmed combat to pyrotechnics to horse back riding to weapons to espionage to spritull refinement with weapons like the infamous ninja to to the not so common kusrigama or Kama with a chain on the bottom or the looking normal tessen or iron fan that can have blades or even if you don't like that club them to death then or maybe the not so normal looking Japanese pole arm which is basically a big sword on a stick and some poision up a ninjas sleeve was common and not to mention their non fighting aspect.So basically if you had a Cia agent and a black ops black ops agent with them that child and a samurai had a child who then give birth to with a a monster and you would have an okay ninja

6 Mongols

They have conquered half of the world, but its more then any other nation combined to completely capture residence of all who stand before the mongols. They even destroyed the spartans un-countable times

They are few in number, but they are strong, smart, and have conquered the world. Their enemies say that "don't make population 5 million of Mongols".

The mongols conquered almost half the world. And they only stopped because there leader died who's to say that they could be stopped

Mongols are unstoppable warriors who conquered much of Asia why are they in 10place

7 Zulu

The tactics of the Zulu are so advanced they have been adopted by 5 modern super powers including the United States.

The Spartans never faced a nation who used guns. The Zulus did not only face guns but canons and way stronger artillery the Spartans ever faced.

A Zulu soldier marched an average 70 miles a day on campaign. They were expected to run 50 miles a day without shoes.

The literally fought against the largest empire on Earth who had canons, guns and explosive artillery, with just pure tactics and primitive weapons.

8 Egyptians

There's a saying it would be suicide if you attacked the convoy or spokesman of Ancient Egypt. The military system of the jet black African achievement is underrated. Old Kingdom is the oldest Empire. During Egypt's time which was too old, this civilization invented a form of phalanx. They also had wheeled siege ladders and a proto-type of the Assyrian siege pride. Their division of the military was way ahead of their time. Through their science they invented the world's first warships. Their charriots were too advanced. The military had a tactical solution for ambush and survived the oldest recorded ambush. The Archer corps of the military could shoot as far as FREAKING 600 METRES. The military worked with speed and silent assassination. They could attack when you least expect. The tactics of the Ancient Egyptians were very advanced. Look at the tactics employed against the Sea people. The Sea people had destroyed many empires from Greece to the Hittites. The Ancient Egyptians and ...more

In my opinion, this should make it to top 9. It deserves to be higher than shaolin. War is not only about fist. Is about the mind, tactics and technology which makes the Egyptians better than the Zulu, Celts and shaolin ranked higher.

The Pharaoh was expected to go on a marathon around the whole city to express his or her fitness. Around 3000 BC. Ancient Egyptians invented Lotus fighting or the Lotus martial arts which was adopted by the Military. Ancient Egypt are one of the earliest practioners of grappling and wrestling. Suplexes, Torpo Spears, Pile driver and many more were invented. Joint locks mid-air and on ground and chuckholds, arm locks etc were invented by Ancient Egyptians. The Military were taught hand-to-hand combat and disabling armed combatants. Stick fencing and pugilism was common in Kemet. An Ancient Egyptian soldier was expected to be able to cover 20 miles(32 kilometers) in one day. Begun training at AGE 5! One form of military training involved tying two huge blocks connected by ropes around your neck, putting your arms behind your back and raising one leg up like a stomach crouch exercise.

The best of the tens. Even before the Old Kingdom when different tribes settled in Egypt, with Kings such as Scorpion, there were tribes that had accumulated other tribes from Africa to the Middle East becoming the first empires. When Narmer United all these small empires, Egypt became a large collection of empires. In fact the proto Egyptians themselves begun as a colony of Kush.

9 Romans

Cunning Generals lead disciplined troops that bent most of Europe and northern Africa to the will of imperial rome... The loyalty towards a single emperor may not have their top priority but when it came to winning battles they come second to none...

They modernized the idea of a regular army provided from the state, reinvented the concept of mobility and soldiers armor and changed the concept of war.

The Romans were the greatest ancient fighters other than the Spartans. They had a huge empire for decades.

The Romans under Julius Caesar would probably wreck the Spartans.

10 Musketeers

Knights became extinct due to musketeers. A spartan would be shot dead before he could even get close to a musketeer simply because black powder bullets penetrate thick plate armour. There's a reason why the military gave up on metal armour.

Spartan Shields are fine, however even they can't protect spartans from gunpowder bullets. It's that very reason why the millitary gave up on metal armour. Remember that musketeers made knights extinct due to Flintlock gunpowder. In turn Cowboys made Pirates and musketeers extinct once Winchester repeaters and Colt revolvers came around. Then the Mafia mowed down the cowboys with the Thompson SMG and that's the moral; there's always a bigger threat.

They would beat pretty much everyone on the list (except other gunpowder soldiers). Yet they aren't really ancient. They shouldn't really be on the list since using a gun is unfair.

These guys were one of the first warriors using gunpowder weaponry. Spartan shields are useless when there's gunpowder weapons being deployed.

The Contenders

11 Chinese

They've gotta be higher up on the list! Just the Chin army alone was able to conquer a whole country!

Just, they are too many

Weakest warriors in the world

They made the first gun

12 Apache

The zeals got their knife fighting from them that's why seals are the greatest knife fighters

Location: Arizona and New Mexico
Reign: 1800s
Weapons: Knife, Tamahawk, Bow and Arrow, Warclub

13 The Celts

Fierce unyielding there body's painted in blue wode standing nacked what utter terror they must have instilled in there enemy's

These are the Celts we're talking about, terrifying. On the field of battle, these guys can kill like nobody's business. They're kind of like vikings, except like the other comment, often naked. With horrifying body paint, they drive fear into their enemy's hearts. Similar to the Caledonians and the Picts, the Romans could never penetrate their homes, because these barbarians were warriors from Hell.

14 Shaolin Monk

The long tradition of training and preparing the body through spiritualism led the Shaolin monks to become the greatest martial artist in the world. Although they managed to decimate troops whenever they had to face them, they were not the greatest warriors in history. They goal was tranquility (Taoism), and harmony (Buddhism), which were the founding principles of their fighting techniques. But the martial monks were/are the best fighters ever (even though they still hate fighting).

Twin hooks your heads of

Trianed in martial arts modeled after animals, can lay on a bed of spears, and train longer and with more weapons than British S.A.S. Do I have to say more

Location: China
Reign: Ancient Eras - Present Day
Weapons: Emrai Piercers, Staff, Twin Hooks, Whip Chain

15 Mamluks

Stopped one of the greatest empires ever, the Mongols

The mamluks are super cool

Mamluks are the best

16 Gladiators

they may be kind of evil but they are so cool! go gladiators go gladiators GO! I love them. they are double good! nothing bad about them. its cruel but they had fights in a arena! I love them. they are the best besides... oh never mind. I made this list and I can't belive I forgot to put them on the list. I feel so bad I forgot them. if I could change the list I would put them atleast 4! I am so sorry gladiators I forgot you. I totaly love you guys! please don't kill me! please! I love them. curses on me for forgetting them.

Spartacus always in our hearts

spartacus!

17 Huns

In the anicent world every countrytries in the world even germany where scared of attila and his army the Huns. That's why the huns are the strongest warriors in history.

18 Pirates

Pirates were around since the time of the Greeks and Egyptians and our still around today unlike any of these other warriors.

Their most powerful weapon was only the Cannon

Pirates. What else do I need to say?

I know they might have guns but they are sorta ancient

19 Māori

Just look at there face probably make Gengis Khan piss himself

Location: New Zealand
Reign: Unknown
Weapons: Shark Tooth Club, Mere, Taiaha, Stingray Spear

20 Ashanti Army

They had medics on the battle field to cure the injured. They set up bunkers and made their own muskets. I think they are underrated considering they beat the more advanced British not once, twice or thrice. Also "gun sniping" comes from pre colonial Ghana. The Asante king Osei Tutu was killed by a sniper with a special musket in a tree.

A neat army. Produced its own guns. Their soldier uniform was something like the prototype of the camouflage worn today.

They beat the largest empire of their time which tretched from the Americas to Africa and Asia, not once nor twice tho.

They had knowledge of the one of the earliest forms of sniping. Largest army in sub Saharan Africa far bigger than Zulu army

21 Asyrians
22 Aztecs
23 Comanche

They cut of the ears of there enemies
Location North America

24 Mayans

The Mayans were very interesting people

Mayans? They were more astrologists and science based civilization than warriors

25 Trojans

What super cool ten years of war with greek be caused of women and they lost and they went to Italy and from there created Italy the lan of veal they call it

Trojans are super cool

Trojans are the best

My favorite condom... Oh wait ya'll mean the guys that fell for that dumb horse trick? Laugh out loud yeah

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