The BEST Episodes of The Shannara Chronicles

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Network: Spike

The Shannara Chronicles roughly follows the storylines set out in The Elfstones of Shannara, set about 300 years after the War of the Races—which ceased magic and confined the demons on the Forbidding, locked by an ancient tree called the Ellcrys. The series chronicles the journey of Wil, Amberle and Eretria, who must fight, with the guidance of the last druid, Allanon, to protect the Ellcrys from dying and unleashing all the demons to the Four Lands

Chosen (1)

#1 - Chosen (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2016

Thousands of years after the fall of Humankind, the Four Lands is in grave danger. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of an unlikely trio: an Elvin Princess who dreams of a life outside of the palace walls, a beautiful, wild and wily Human Rover and a half-elf, who knows nothing of the great destiny that runs through his veins.

star 7.77
4,472 votes
Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Chosen (2)

#2 - Chosen (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 5, 2016

Having seen an apocalyptic vision of the world’s destruction, Amberle leaves the palace in search of answers. But when Wil and Allanon realize that she is the key to saving the Four Lands, they set out to find the princess before the Dagda Mor’s Demons hunt her down.

star 7.72
2,678 votes
Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Changeling

#3 - Changeling

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 19, 2016

While Amberle embarks on a deadly task to prove her worth to the Ellcrys, the Dagda Mor sends the Changeling, an ancient, shape-shifting Demon, to kill her and anyone in its way. But when a demon can take shape of anyone in the palace, finding it won’t be easy.

star 7.69
3,624 votes
Directors: James Marshall
Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Blood

#4 - Blood

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 22, 2017

In the final showdown, Wil must save the Four Lands; Wil, Mareth and Eretria grapple with the loss of one of their own.

star 7.68
1,594 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Fury

#5 - Fury

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 12, 2016

Wil and Amberle are kidnapped by Eretria and Cephalo while returning to the palace. But the Rovers are the least of their worries –Wil must learn how to use the Elfstones before a bloodthirsty Fury kills them all.

star 7.66
3,795 votes
Directors: James Marshall
Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Graymark

#6 - Graymark

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2017

With Wil trapped, Eretria and Mareth must work together to free him before time runs out.

star 7.64
2,171 votes
Directors: James Marshall
Writers: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Amberle

#7 - Amberle

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2017

Wil must confront his past; the bond between Allanon and Mareth continues to grow.

star 7.63
1,677 votes
Directors: James Marshall
Writers: April Blair, Elle Triedman
Warlock

#8 - Warlock

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2017

Bandon and his followers race to resurrect the Warlock Lord; Mareth risks everything before she's too late.

star 7.63
1,732 votes
Directors: James Marshall
Writers: Alex Díaz, Julie Díaz
Ellcrys

#9 - Ellcrys

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

Wil and Amberle race to reach the Ellcrys while Allanon and Ander lead the Elvin army in an epic battle against the Dagda Mor and his Demon horde. But the cost of their quest could prove too great, altering everyone’s destinies forever.

star 7.62
3,051 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: April Blair, Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Wilderun

#10 - Wilderun

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 2017

Eretria confesses a dark secret to Wil; Bandon's deepest wish is granted, but with a catch.

star 7.62
1,645 votes
Directors: Toa Fraser
Writers: Matt Lambert
Crimson

#11 - Crimson

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2017

Wil and Mareth race against time to recover an item in uncharted territory.

star 7.61
1,742 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: April Blair
Paranor

#12 - Paranor

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2017

Wil and Mareth confront a powerful Bandon.

star 7.59
1,786 votes
Directors: Toa Fraser
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Dweller

#13 - Dweller

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2017

Wil, Mareth and Allanon travel to a dangerous territory for an answer; King Ander meets the Princess of Leah, but finds she's more than he bargained for.

star 7.56
1,941 votes
Directors: James Marshall
Writers: Elle Triedman
Safehold

#14 - Safehold

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 23, 2016

With time running out, Wil, Amberle and Eretria must cross ancient Human ruins to reach the Bloodfire. But a nefarious evil stands in their way, testing their friendship and manipulating them against each other. At the palace, Allanon and Ander stave off a coup while facing the imminent attack from the Dagda Mor and his army.

star 7.55
3,063 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Breakline

#15 - Breakline

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 9, 2016

Amberle and Eretria run from bloodthirsty Elf Hunters who relish in cutting off elves’ ears for fun, while Wil searches for them with the help of an unexpected friend. At the palace, the King sends Ander and Arion to assassinate the Dagda Mor - with devastating consequences.

star 7.54
3,390 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: Deanna Kizis
Pykon

#16 - Pykon

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 2, 2016

On the run from the relentless Reaper, Amberle, Wil and Eretria take shelter in Pykon, a snowy Elvin outpost that houses a grisly secret. Meanwhile, Ander and Slanter make a devastating discovery about the Dagda Mor’s forces.

star 7.53
3,589 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Zander Lehmann
Reaper

#17 - Reaper

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2016

Amberle, Wil and Eretria are forced to overcome their differences to survive the perils of their quest, including the nightmarish Reaper. At the palace, Ander attempts to recruit help from an unlikely ally to find the Dagda Mor - his brother’s murderer, Slanter, a Gnome assassin.

star 7.51
3,580 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Druid

#18 - Druid

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 11, 2017

A year after the War of the Forbidding, a mysterious figure interrupts Wil's new life; Eretria reunites with someone from her past; Allanon uncovers a plot that could send the Four Lands into darkness.

star 7.47
2,736 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Wraith

#19 - Wraith

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 2017

Wil and Mareth search for answers; while visiting a nearby kingdom, King Ander seeks reinforcement and is given an ultimatum.

star 7.46
2,336 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Utopia

#20 - Utopia

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 16, 2016

Wil and Amberle desperately search for Eretria to save her from the vicious elf hunters who kidnapped her. Little do they know, she’s stumbled upon a secret settlement of Humans and may finally feel like she belongs. But their utopia is much more than meets the eyes. Meanwhile, Allanon must inspire Ander to accept his destiny.

star 7.42
3,361 votes
Directors: Jesse Warn
Writers: April Blair