Best Game of Thrones WarriorsJamesNicholls Includes characters in the TV series and those who fought in Robert's Rebellion
The Top Ten
Ned Stark, the fan favourite of Season 1 and someone who held his own against Jaime Lannister when he had his right hand, fought Ser Arthur Dayne with five other highborn/noble soldiers (including Lord Howland Reed) and got his arse handed to him on a 'fallen star steel' plate.
Wish we could see more of his fights on the show.
Arthur Dayne carried the sword Dawn, forged from a fallen star. Killed the Smiling Knight. Taught Jaime Lannister in the art of sword fighting and Barristan Selmy considered him as his superior. - JamesNicholls
Arthur was the best, but if we're going by characters who are dead by the time the series starts, then Aemon the Dragonknight is said to be the greatest knight that ever lived. - EorelV 2 Comments
If Arthur Dayne was alive, he would be the best. But he isn't so I say Selmy. He mat be dead in the show, but very much alive in the books, if I remember correctly.
Was a match for #1, arthur dayne, if dayne did not have his magic sword
Was still a force to be reckoned with in old age. Greatly admired by Jaime Lannister, Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark. - JamesNicholls
Arguably the best warrior in Westeros before his hand was chopped off. Cut down loads of knights to get to Robb Stark during the Northern Rebellion. Beat Barristan Selmy in a tourney sometime after Robert's Rebellion. - JamesNicholls
Only Dayne and Selmy could match him (before his maiming of course) - ethangrossman5
He was simply the best before losing his hand :(
A lot of the others were great fighters, true. I believe that Syrio would be capable of taking down everyone on this list, but Robert had the true spirit of a warrior. He lusted for fights.
Wielded a war hammer which he could thrust through full armour in one strike in his prime. Killed Rhaegar Targaryen and was a greatly feared monstrous force on the battlefield. Slew all warriors who crossed him during his rebellion. - JamesNicholls
In a the A Feast For Crows, jamie lannister says there are three men who would best him in their prime; Arthur Dayne, Selmy Barristan and Robert Baratheon. He also goes on to state that there 3 men who are physically stronger than him; Both Clegane brothers and again a young Robert Baratheon
He killed lots of people in the battle of the bastard.
Kit Harington does an amazing job with the fight scenes. I could just watch him fighting for a whole episode.
Jon is highly overhyped and a class below than the likes of The mountain, jaimi and of course Oberyn
He's a beast in sword combat and has proved himself worthy more than enough times. He has had to fight on the battlefield countless times and has managed to come out alive out of every single battle he's in. He killed a very great amount of soldiers in the "Battle of the bastards" and he has has killed many great fighters in combat including; Styr, Qhorin Halfhand, and Karl Tanner to name a few. He has to be azor ahai and has a major role to play in the wars to come. By the time the show has concluded I highly think he will be the greatest fighter to have ever lived in westeros.V 1 Comment
Never lost a fight amongst the Dothraki. Can take on men with swords with his bare hands due to his tremendous agility. - JamesNicholls
He never lost a fight, even against any dothrakis, that are respectable warriors among the seven kingdoms.
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The best fighter ever, he toyed with the mountain, we all know he would have been alive if his emotion had not clouded his focusV 1 Comment
To the person who posted below... WHAT?! HE WAS THE FACELESS MAN?!?!?
Took down 4 heavily armoured Goldcloaks with nothing but a nice brown shirt and a wooden training sword. The First Sword of Bravos is not a title to scoff at, and his "death" offscreeen makes me think he'll return one day.
A first son of braavos plus he was faceless man plus he only had a wooden sword and taught arya to ignore angry cand blind berserk attacks
Described as a good but not outstanding fighter by Barristan Selmy and said to be Robert's greatest victory during his rebellion, good enough to injure Robert during the fight. - JamesNicholls
Snow, and Ned are above this monster? Snow and Ned are both above average fighters, but neither are as well known for being fighters as well as the hound. The hound should be in the top 5
With the help of Howland Reed, Ned killed the legendary warrior Arthur Dayne. In the T.V. series Ned pretty much equalled Jaime in sword fighting skills. Killed other good fighters during Robert's Rebellion. - JamesNicholls
Thing is, he's actually not that good of a swordsman. The only reason he wins is because of his physical size, toughness and strength. If he was the same as his brother or any other normal soldier, he would be cut up into mince meat within a few minutes.
Biggest and strongest warrior in world of ice and fire.
Said to be the best Stark swordsman of his generation - JamesNicholls
Every time he's on screen I want to pull my hair out
Love to see Brandon Stark vs The Mountain
Would killed Rheagar Targaryen easily
He should be in top 5.
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