The BEST Episodes of Deadliest Warrior
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2021
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 - Aztec Jaguar vs. Zande Warrior
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 11, 2010
The Aztec Jaguar takes on the Zande Warrior in a battle that brings some of the fiercest weapons yet.
#2 - Vlad the Impaler vs. Sun Tzu
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 29, 2010
The Transylvanian butcher who was the inspiration for the legendary Count Dracula faces China's deadly warlord and master strategist.
#3 - Vampires vs. Zombies
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
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.
#4 - French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
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.
#5 - Somali Pirates vs. Medellin Cartel
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 8, 2010
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.
#6 - Teddy Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 24, 2011
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...
#7 - Roman Centurion vs. Rajput
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 25, 2010
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.
#8 - Green Beret vs Spetsnaz
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2009
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.
#9 - Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 7, 2011
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.
#10 - Nazi SS vs. Viet Cong
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 18, 2010
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.
#11 - IRA vs Taliban
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2009
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.
#12 - Attila the Hun vs. Alexander the Great
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 27, 2010
Attila the Hun, the barbarian horseman who terrorized Europe, battles Alexander the Great, history's greatest military tactician.
#13 - Spartan vs Ninja
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2009
Spartan vs Ninja - the ultimate bronze age warrior meets the silent assassin from Japan.
#14 - Ivan the Terrible vs. Hernan Cortes
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 31, 2011
Ivan the Terrible, Russia's sadistic 16th Century tsar whose murderous, mounted death squads built Europe's largest empire of its time vs. Hernán Cortés, the brutal Spanish explorer whose conquistadors conquered the largest empire in North America of the 16th Century.
#15 - Persian Immortal vs. Celt
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 15, 2010
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.
#16 - Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 27, 2011
Deadliest Warrior finally has its first co-ed matchup when Joan of Arc squares off against William the Conqueror.
#17 - SWAT vs. GSG-9
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 20, 2010
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.
#18 - Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 10, 2011
Genghis Khan, Asia's cold-blooded world conqueror, and Hannibal, the brutal annihilator of the Roman Empire, face off to the death in a battle between two warriors who wrote the book on ancient combat.
#19 - U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Forces
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 3, 2011
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.
#20 - Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 17, 2011
Chemical assassin and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein goes head-to-head with Cambodian communist leader Pol Pot, whose Khmer Rouge troops filled Cambodia's killing fields with millions of innocent victims.
#21 - Navy Seal vs. Israeli Commando
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 27, 2010
The cunning American killers of both land and sea matches their skills with Israel's covert assassins.
#22 - Jesse James vs. Al Capone
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 2010
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.
#23 - Yakuza vs Mafia
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2009
Mafia - the deadly crime family that rule New York's 1920's underworld, versus Yakuza - feared gang lords that dominate the mean streets of 1940's Tokyo. Their bloody turf war to decide who is deadliest will be settled with machine guns, sawed off shotguns, pistols, bats, nunchukus and icepicks.
#24 - William Wallace vs Shaka Zulu
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 26, 2009
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.
#25 - Shaolin Monk vs Maori
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 19, 2009
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.