As one of the most popular Isekai shows, ‘The Rising of the Shield Hero’ has quite a large fanbase. Despite Naofumi, the main character, having a terrible start, his rise as a great hero makes for an exciting premise.
This action-packed show, consisting of four cardinal heroes, demons, and monsters from other worlds, brings quite a lot of variety to the show.
Each hero has their own powers and weapons, and they adventure to level up and become stronger before the Wave arrives again.
Along the way, they make new allies and enemies, each of them powerful in their own right. With magic, skills, and great weapons, who are the ten most powerful characters?
The list will only consist of characters from season 1; however, they will be ranked according to the latest web novel chapter. There will be minimum spoilers, and with that said, let’s get right into it!
L’Arc Berg Sickle is the Scythe Hero and the wielder of the Vassal Scythe of the world beyond the Wave.
He uses his weapon, which turns into energy, to slice a target into two. He can unleash abilities such as Sky Blade, Full Moon Army, and many more that can be fatal for his enemies.
Furthermore, he has a lot of battle experience that allowed him to smoothly battle against Naofumi’s team in the beginning.
However, as the series progresses, his power remains stable and does not see much improvement.
Therese is L’arc’s companion and travels with him on his journey. As a Jewel, she obtains energy from the different gems that she owns and uses it to cast spells.
Other than this, she also does not fall short on the physical aspect as she is strong enough to carry a grown man all by herself.
She can cast magics like the Ball of Flame, which damages enemies and protects allies and purifies the latter’s Blood Sacrifice curse.
Furthermore, she can summon lightning bolts as well as meteors to attack the target.
Glass is a Vassal Wielder from another world, and her power is equal to the Seven Star Heroes.
Because of her race, she uses Soul Power as her power source, and the more she has, the more powerful she is. The Soul Power influences her attack and defense, as she unleashes it using her fan.
In the first season, Glass unleashed a tornado from her iron fan, which was capable of slicing Naofumi’s Shield Prison.
Filo is a Filolial that was purchased by Naofumi and became extremely close to him. She later on developed into a Filolial Queen and gained overflowing power.
With her terrific speed and strength, her attacks are extremely fatal. Furthermore, she can also augment her abilities with magic, making her a troublesome opponent.
Along with her raw power, she has quite a lot of battle experience and is a genius in terms of learning magic spells and fighting tactics.
With a natural affinity for wind magic, Filo can create tornadoes, create blades of wind, as well as use healing magic. Overall, her powers are well balanced, and she will only continue to grow stronger.
As the first companion of the Shield Hero, Raphtalia is the main heroine of the series.
Doing justice to her nickname as Naofumi’s sword, she generally uses a sword and illusion magic; however, she is capable of using a variety of magic types later in the series.
After obtaining the Vassal Katana from another world, she becomes the Katana Hero. With it, she can strain the enemy’s magic power, slice through their weak points, cut the flow of magic power, as well as unleash energy attacks.
With these abilities, she has established her place as one of the most powerful characters on the Shield Hero’s team, as well as in the series overall.
The Sword Hero, Ren, is the legendary sword owner and one of the four heroes. After unlocking his sword’s various abilities, along with its curse form, he is one of the most powerful characters in the series.
Along with weapon abilities such as Dragon Slaying, Spirit Turtle Katana, Comrade sword, etc., Ren also specializes in water and support magic.
In the curse form, he can use an ability called Guillotine, which binds and impales his opponent’s body. Furthermore, due to his magic sword, after casting, Ren can slash at enemies while it improves his magic strength for a little while.
Itsuki, the Bow Hero, is one of the Four Legendary Heroes, summoned from another world.
He often combines his esper powers with his legendary bow to attack from a distance accurately and deal the most damage.
He has abilities such as Justice Bow, which can place the target under his control, Bind arrow, which can encase his enemies and roast them alive, as well as an explosive shooting star bow.
After training with Rishia, he has overcome most of his fatal weaknesses, such as close combat, and can wield guns as well as musical instruments. With so many options, he has the most potential for growth.
Just like Naofumi, Motoyasu was summoned to another world to serve as the Spear Hero. Despite lower defense abilities, his legendary spear has a lot of combat power and has reached its full potential.
With techniques such as Shooting Star that splits into hundreds of energy spears, Chaos Spear, Meteor Thrust, etc., his attacks are extremely fatal.
In its curse mode, the spear amplifies feelings of lust, often resulting in enemies feeling attraction towards the user, as well as feelings of jealousy.
With this power of jealousy, Motoyasu can boost himself and further increase his offense output.
Naofumi is the protagonist of the series who was summoned to another world to serve as the Shield Hero.
He is one of the few characters who is constantly evolving, partly due to his legendary shield, and partly due to the incidents that happened to him in the first half.
After learning the full depths of his shield’s power, he displays a staggering variety of ways to use it.
His shield can go on both offense and defense by sealing, imprisoning, and shooting out energy blasts. Furthermore, Naofumi’s power tremendously increases when it enters the curse mode.
With many different abilities such as Iron Maiden, which traps an enemy and runs them through with spikes, Blood Sacrifice, which forms a trap under the target and repeatedly mashes them to death, as well as Megiddo Burst, Naofumi can both deal deadly damage, as well as defend him and his team.
Fitoria, the Queen of the Filolials, is the strongest character in Shield Hero. She can cast the most powerful spells with ease, and her abilities, in general, are way overpowered.
She can transform into a human form and various stages of Filolial queen growth at will, as well as an into a normal Filolial.
She is even more powerful than the heroes from another world.
With abilities such as Liberation Wind Prison, which creates a cage of swirling wind blades around the target, Haikuikku, and even one that negates the effects of Zweite Tornado, she is extremely powerful.