The BEST Episodes of Deadliest Warrior

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2019

Network: Spike TV

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.

IRA vs Taliban

#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.

star 8.70
24 votes
French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas

#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.

star 8.21
14 votes
U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Forces

#3 - 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.

star 8.15
34 votes
Spartan vs Ninja

#4 - Spartan vs Ninja

Season 1 - Episode 3

Spartan vs Ninja - the ultimate bronze age warrior meets the silent assassin from Japan.

star 8.14
45 votes
Aztec Jaguar vs. Zande Warrior

#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.

star 7.97
30 votes
Vampires vs. Zombies

#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.

star 7.95
43 votes
Teddy Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia

#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...

star 7.93
14 votes
Somali Pirates vs. Medellin Cartel

#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.

star 7.90
21 votes
Viking vs Samurai

#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.

star 7.88
52 votes
Roman Centurion vs. Rajput

#10 - 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.

star 7.84
25 votes
Green Beret vs Spetsnaz

#11 - 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.

star 7.83
28 votes
Nazi SS vs. Viet Cong

#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.

star 7.83
29 votes
Ming Warrior vs. Musketeer

#13 - 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.

star 7.80
15 votes
Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa

#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.

star 7.79
14 votes

#15 - 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.

star 7.78
23 votes
Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror

#16 - 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.

star 7.77
22 votes
Shaolin Monk vs Maori

#17 - 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.

star 7.74
30 votes
Persian Immortal vs. Celt

#18 - 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.

star 7.73
25 votes
Navy Seal vs. Israeli Commando

#19 - 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.

star 7.68
28 votes
SWAT vs. GSG-9

#20 - 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.

star 7.66
32 votes
Pirate vs Knight

#21 - 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.

star 7.63
38 votes
George Washington vs. Napoleon

#22 - 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.

star 7.62
21 votes
William Wallace vs Shaka Zulu

#23 - 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.

star 7.59
22 votes
Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal

#24 - Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.57
23 votes
Apache vs Gladiator

#25 - 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.

star 7.56
59 votes