The BEST Episodes of Deadliest Warrior
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2019
Each week on Deadliest Warrior, a new episode will pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior.
#1 - IRA vs Taliban
Season 1 - Episode 9
Two groups whose disregard for civilian casualties in the pursuit of their own agendas have made them infamous. IRA - the urban guerrilla from Ireland versus the Taliban mountain fighters from Afghanistan.
#2 - French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas
Season 3 - Episode 9
The French Foreign Legion, the elite army of real-life expendibles who France sends to do its dirty work vs. the Gurkhas, the fearless mountain assassins who take on the British Empire's most dangerous missions.
#3 - Spartan vs Ninja
Season 1 - Episode 3
Spartan vs Ninja - the ultimate bronze age warrior meets the silent assassin from Japan.
#4 - U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Forces
Season 3 - Episode 3
A special live episode of Deadliest Warrior boasting the first ever “anticipatory” match, staging the battle between the U.S. Army Rangers and the North Korean Special Operations Forces along the Korean Peninsula as a “possible World War III” scenario.
#5 - Aztec Jaguar vs. Zande Warrior
Season 2 - Episode 4
The Aztec Jaguar takes on the Zande Warrior in a battle that brings some of the fiercest weapons yet.
#6 - Vampires vs. Zombies
Season 3 - Episode 10
Vampires are undead creatures that sustain their existence on the blood of living humans vs.Zombies, the living dead, deceased humans that have been given unnatural life to return from the grave.
#7 - Teddy Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia
Season 3 - Episode 6
Lawrence of Arabia, the fearless British Officer who brought down a mighty empire, faces off against Teddy Roosevelt, the brash and brawny U.S. Army Colonel who overthrew Spanish tyrants in Cuba...
#8 - Somali Pirates vs. Medellin Cartel
Season 2 - Episode 7
Somali Pirates, modern-day, RPG-blasting hijackers of the high seas battle the Medellin Cartel, Colombia's most notorious drug lords. In this extraordinary matchup, these two brutal crime gangs will face off with machine guns, machetes and stunningly explosive car bombs.
#9 - Viking vs Samurai
Season 1 - Episode 2
The speed and fighting style of a Samurai warrior faced off with the strength and determination of a Nordic Viking.
#10 - Green Beret vs Spetsnaz
Season 1 - Episode 6
Green Beret - America's elite special force, versus Spetsnaz - Russia's top-secret, top-notch commandos. Trained to kill anyone, any when, anywhere - these super soldiers use a devastating array of weapons and tactics. It's the best of the west against the beast from the east in a post cold war showdown.
#11 - Roman Centurion vs. Rajput
Season 2 - Episode 6
Worlds collide when a Centurion, commander of Rome's bone-crushing army, takes on a Rajput, India's greatest fighter. In a fight to the finish, these two warriors face off using a chest-splitting javelin, a snake-like coiled sword, and a relentless battle-tank.
#12 - Nazi SS vs. Viet Cong
Season 2 - Episode 5
The Nazi SS, Adolf Hitler's homicidal shock troops of WW II , battle the Viet Cong, the murderous masters of jungle warfare. Two of the most lethal foes ever faced by American GIs square off in a bloody showdown using machine guns, flesh-burning flamethrowers, and flying poison spikes.
#13 - Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror
Season 3 - Episode 2
Deadliest Warrior finally has its first co-ed matchup when Joan of Arc squares off against William the Conqueror.
#14 - Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa
Season 3 - Episode 8
Crazy Horse, the fierce Lakota warrior of the 1870's whose brilliant battle plans and fearless offensives annihilated General Custer at Little Big Horn vs Pancho Villa, The Mexican revolutionary whose guerrilla army destroyed corrupt dictators in the early 20th century and then invaded the United States.
#15 - Shaolin Monk vs Maori
Season 1 - Episode 7
One fights for perfection; the other to honor his ancestors. A Shaolin Monk - the ultimate pacifist killing machine from China versus a Maori - fierce, bone-crushing warrior from New Zealand. Steel whips, metal spikes and wickedly versatile hooks versus wood, shark teeth, stingray spines and stone. The hardest weapon on the battlefield is not made of steel.
#16 - Persian Immortal vs. Celt
Season 2 - Episode 8
A Persian Immortal, the professional killer that drove a 6th century BC war machine, battles a Celt, the giant Iron Age European clansman. Horse-drawn chariots rush to a deadly showdown with brutal sword beat-downs, spears, clubs and battle-axes.
#17 - KGB vs. CIA
Season 2 - Episode 9
KGB, the Kremlin's covert killers goes head-to-head with the CIA, America's clandestine assassins. Deadly spymasters of the Cold War face off with chilling top-secret arsenals: silenced mini-machine guns, exploding spikes, brutal shoe knives and neck-slicing garrote wires.
#18 - SWAT vs. GSG-9
Season 2 - Episode 1
An epic match-up featuring SWAT, the elite special forces of U.S. law enforcement, against Germany's GSG-9, the ultra-secretive paramilitary arm of the German Police. Utilizing sniper rifles, shot guns and paralyzing stun tools two of the world's toughest police forces will go head-to-head in an historic, never-before-seen firefight to the death.
#19 - Ming Warrior vs. Musketeer
Season 2 - Episode 11
Ming Warrior, the innovative killer who deployed exploding land-mines and flaming arrows to forge China's greatest empire faces off with the Musketeer, the elite French fighter whose skill with the rapier and musket were legendary.
#20 - Pirate vs Knight
Season 1 - Episode 4
A Pirate - the merciless high seas marauder; versus a Knight - the armored battle tank that crushed infidels underfoot. It's an explosive, bloody battle between two fighters who hate everything the other stands for - pistols versus crossbow, gunpowder against armor, and cutlass versus a spiked ball of death.
#21 - Navy Seal vs. Israeli Commando
Season 2 - Episode 13
The cunning American killers of both land and sea matches their skills with Israel's covert assassins.
#22 - William Wallace vs Shaka Zulu
Season 1 - Episode 8
Both fight for revenge. Both built an army to spill the blood of their enemies. Deadliest Warrior gets personal with a battle between two of the greatest warrior-generals that ever lived. William Wallace - claymore wielding wild man from Scotland versus Shaka Zulu whose ferocity, speed and toughness became legend.
#23 - Apache vs Gladiator
Season 1 - Episode 1
An Apache - the greatest stealth fighter in American History, versus a Gladiator - crowd-thrilling killer of ancient Rome. It's stone versus steel, devious against direct, surprise versus slaughter, as these two go toe to toe in a no-holds barred battle to the death.
#24 - Jesse James vs. Al Capone
Season 2 - Episode 3
Separated by 52 years and a generation of firepower technology, the Civil War-hardened Jesse James Gang is taking on the Tommy Gun-wielding "businessmen" from Chicago, Al Capone's Gang.
#25 - George Washington vs. Napoleon
Season 3 - Episode 1
Big leaders, bigger battle. The man who lead the United States of America to victory over the British during faces up against one of Europe's most successful conquerors of all time.