Best One Piece Story Arcs

Not entire sagas, but the story arcs inside each of them.
The Top Ten
1 Enies Lobby Arc

The arc is Oda's masterpiece. All the amazing setup, plot twists, and epic fights truly make it the greatest arc in all of One Piece.

We had all the stuff with Usopp, Robin, Franky, and, of course, CP9.

This is the arc that made me believe Luffy could become the Pirate King.

2 Water 7 Arc
3 Marineford Arc

The summit wars were the most action I've seen in any anime ever.

I really enjoyed this arc. It was full of good action, and it's the midpoint of the series before the timeskip.

It's just amazing seeing Luffy fight his way towards his brother, only to see him die in front of him. A real tearjerker.

Full of emotion, Ace and Whitebeard's deaths are the most important parts of the arc.

4 Alabasta Arc

The first time that every member of the crew gets their own fight, and the first time the big bad is actually a challenge for Luffy.

This is one of my favorites. Every single character had their big emotional moments.

The fight scenes were both epic and emotional.

5 Whole Cake Island Arc

In retrospect, it was the best arc post-timeskip (at least as of now), better executed and more emotional than Wano, in my opinion. I know a lot of people have come to the same conclusion too, based on discussion threads about the subject.

It was quality writing and top-notch character development. I wish Oda would do more with the core characters.

Big Mom, Katakuri, the Vinsmokes, tsundere Pudding, Sanji's backstory, Luffy vs. Sanji, epic battles - this arc had it all.

Also, one of the most emotional arcs so far.

6 Skypia Arc

Best story of all arcs. I don't know how long it takes to think about such a good backstory to an island in the clouds.

This arc does drag in places, but Enel is an incredible villain. He abuses the fear of God to terrify the Skypieans into doing what he wants, with Luffy being perfect to fight him. This allows Enel to be overpowered without needing to come up with a reason for Luffy to still win.

7 Sabaody Archipelago Arc
8 Dressrosa
9 Arlong Park Arc

This one was very interesting. The fight between the Straw Hats and the merman was epic! It was a difficult fight, but in the end, they won, and Coco Village, along with Nami, was set free.

Best arc in One Piece, the reason I'm watching. It is a microcosm of a bigger arc.

The best Nami scene in all of OP happened here. It should get more attention.

10 Post-Enies Lobby (Thousand Sunny Construction) Arc
The Contenders
11 Long Ring Long Land Arc

The idea of a sport like the Davy Back Fight was very creative and entertaining.

Plus, the arc was the perfect length.

12 Impel Down

Magellan was epic, and it was nice to see the return of some of the Baroque Works agents.

13 Thriller Bark

Thriller Bark was unique and amazing. The setting was the best, the characters, especially Perona, the zombies, and how Luffy interacts with them. Brook's backstory was so emotional and sad.

The ending of the arc, where they celebrate and sing Binks' Sake, is amazing and also emotional. Zoro taking Luffy's pain was epic. Absalom wanting to marry Nami was so funny.

The best of all was the setting and Brook's story.

Best thriller, unique characters, badass moments of the crew fighting together, and Zoro's "nothing happened" moment!

14 Zou

Oh yeah! People tend to forget about it because it's so short, but it was really cool.

15 Wano Arc
16 Jaya Arc
17 Loguetown Arc
18 Baratie Arc
19 Little Garden Arc
20 Ocean's Dream Arc
21 Post-War Arc
22 Drum Island Arc
23 Punk Hazard Arc

The fight between Luffy and Caesar Clown was pretty cool.

24 Egghead Arc
25 CP-9 Arc
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