The BEST Episodes of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 6, 2020

Network: Cartoon Network

Long before time had a name, Ninjago was created by the First Spinjitzu Master by using the Four Elemental Weapons of Spinjitzu; weapons so powerful, no one can handle all of their power at once. When he passed away, his two sons swore to protect them, but the oldest, Lord Garmadon, was consumed by darkness and wanted to possess them all. A battle between brothers broke out and Lord Garmadon was struck down and banished to the Underworld. Peace returned to Ninjago as the younger brother, Sensei Wu, hid the elemental weapons in the far corners of Ninjago.

Day of the Departed

#1 - Day of the Departed

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 29, 2016

When Cole returns to Yang's haunted temple to seek revenge on the former Airjitzu Master who turned him into a ghost, he accidentally uses a powerful Dark Magic blade that unleashes the spectral forms of Ninjago's greatest villains and traps himself in the temple! While Cole battles for his freedom, the Ninja must return their ghostly foes to the Departed Realm before they gain the power to remain in Ninjago forever! (Please note: This episode is 100% canon. You need to watch it after season 6.)

star 9.90
29 votes
The Corridor of Elders

#2 - The Corridor of Elders

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 3, 2015

The ninja and fighters discover there's a strategic location called the Corridor of Elders where they can make their last stand against Chen's Anacondrai army... but even with new Destiny Bounty, their forces still aren't strong enough. Fortunately, Pythor escapes Chen's clutches and discovers there is one spell in the Book of Magic that could stop the war, but at a a serious cost.

star 8.60
111 votes
Directors: Trylle Vilstrup
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
Under Siege

#3 - Under Siege

Season 11 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 27, 2019

Having learned Master Wu is the "Treacherous Deceiver", the Ninja find themselves under siege at the Monastery, trying to protect Wu from Aspheera.

star 8.58
12 votes

#4 - Peak-a-Boo

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 3, 2015

Now that the Ninja know Airjitzu, they get briefed about how the next stage to finding the tomb is to get 'The Sword of Sanctuary' from Cloud Kingdom, which can only be reached from the top of the Wailing Alps. The Ninja go on the treacherous mission up the tallest peak in blizzard conditions using their mechs, but Cole struggles with his ghostly form.

star 8.54
140 votes
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
The Crooked Path

#5 - The Crooked Path

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 7, 2015

The Ninja now have all the items they need to get to the tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master but before they can figure out the last riddle that leads to the location of the tomb, Ronin steals the sword to give to Moro in exchange for his soul, and the Ninja and Nya are unable to stop him.

star 8.48
124 votes
Directors: Peter Hausner
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
The Weakest Link

#6 - The Weakest Link

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 18, 2018

Faith trains the Ninja and Wu to use vengestone harpoons, also teaching Wu to fly a dragon. However, they are found by the Dragon Hunters and the Iron Baron, thus a chase begins.

star 8.39
18 votes
Day of the Great Devourer

#7 - Day of the Great Devourer

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 11, 2012

Disaster threatens as the ninja must fight to defeat the all consuming Great Devourer in a desperate attempt to save Ninjago.

star 8.38
80 votes
Ancient History

#8 - Ancient History

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 20, 2019

While Aspheera pursues revenge on the "Treacherous Deceiver" who betrayed her, the ninja make a startling discovery.

star 8.38
8 votes
Game of Masks

#9 - Game of Masks

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired May 22, 2018

As Lloyd and Harumi search the Oni Temple for the last mask, the ninja are taken hostage and discover Princess Harumi's true intentions.

star 8.36
14 votes
Directors: Trylle Vilstrup
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
Snake King

#10 - Snake King

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2012

Pythor declares himself to be the destined leader who will reawaken The Great Devourer - an ancient beast who can't be killed and will consume all of Ninjago.

star 8.36
174 votes
Two Lies, One Truth

#11 - Two Lies, One Truth

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 18, 2018

As Lloyd unmasks Mystaké for who she really is, Emperor Garmadon embraces Harumi as his daughter of darkness.

star 8.30
23 votes
The Gilded Path

#12 - The Gilded Path

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 18, 2018

The headquarters to the resistance is breached and Lloyd scrambles to avoid capture. Meanwhile, the Ninja are caught by Heavy Metal, but find an unlikely ally.

star 8.29
21 votes
Green Destiny

#13 - Green Destiny

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 25, 2018

The Ninja finally return home and unite to defeat ruler Garmadon. Together with their dragons, they take on the stone giant. Meanwhile, Lloyd faces his father.

star 8.27
22 votes
Ghost Story

#14 - Ghost Story

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 30, 2015

When Morro gives chase to the Bounty and steals Wu's staff, Wu shares the story of Morro: the boy who wanted to be the Green Ninja - and the Ninja discover Wu's staff contained 3 symbols that lead to the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master which holds a mysterious relic that could alter the course of Ninjago.

star 8.27
124 votes
Directors: Jens Moller
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
Saving Faith

#15 - Saving Faith

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2018

Lloyd and his team plan to take control of Garmadon's powers. Meanwhile, the Ninja falls into the hands of the Iron Baron, but suddenly Master Wu seems to be the old man again.

star 8.24
17 votes
Lessons for a Master

#16 - Lessons for a Master

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 25, 2018

The Iron Baron forces Wu to get him dragon armor, but things don't go as planned. In Ninjago, Lloyd struggles to get by while hoping for the return of the Ninja.

star 8.23
22 votes
My Dinner with Nadakhan

#17 - My Dinner with Nadakhan

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2016

Held captive on Misfortune's Keep, Jay is tested as Azad does everything in his power to break his will to say his final wish. Meanwhile, the marooned Ninja attempt to escape the island.

star 8.23
106 votes
Directors: Jens Moller
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
Operation Land Ho!

#18 - Operation Land Ho!

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 15, 2016

The last remaining ninja gets help from old allies to help him stop Nadakhan's ceremonial wedding from taking place.

star 8.21
110 votes
Directors: Jens Moller
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
The Hands of Time

#19 - The Hands of Time

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired May 15, 2017

Master Wu engages in a fight left unfinished decades ago against Acronix, one of the twin Hands of Time. The ninjas try to rescue him.

star 8.20
143 votes
Writers: David Shayne

#20 - Endings

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 19, 2019

The ninja race back to the Monastery of Spinjitzu. The final battle against the Oni is now. Will their joined Spinjitzu forces defeat the Oni for good or tear apart Ninjago itself?

star 8.20
20 votes
A Cold Goodbye

#21 - A Cold Goodbye

Season 11 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 10, 2019

Having learned Zane is not dead, Master Wu prepares to go after him, but Lloyd and the other ninja take matters into their own hands and defy their Master.

star 8.18
11 votes

#22 - Enkrypted

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 23, 2016

Falsely imprisoned, the Ninja are at their lowest point, but find an unlikely friend in an old enemy. Meanwhile, Nadakhan rescues his marooned crew and gains a new perspective, along with a new mysterious plan.

star 8.18
147 votes
Directors: Jens Moller
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
The Royal Blacksmiths

#23 - The Royal Blacksmiths

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2012

The four ninja go undercover as a dance troupe and enter a talent contest in their quest to win "The Blade Cup" where one of the fang blades is hidden.

star 8.17
117 votes
The Way Back

#24 - The Way Back

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 15, 2016

When Nadakhan acquires infinite wishes, Jay only has one.

star 8.17
118 votes
Directors: Peter Hausner
Writers: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
Lost in Time

#25 - Lost in Time

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired May 26, 2017

Kai and Nya stow away with the Hands of Time to save Master Wu, and must help the Elemental Masters prevent Krux and Acronix from re-writing NinjaGo history.

star 8.16
73 votes
Writers: David Shayne