Despite being Mana-less, Asta is on his way to becoming one of the most powerful magic knights in the Clover Kingdom thanks to his unique Grimoire and hard work.
In recent chapters, Asta has gained a new sword and new abilities. Together with these, is he strong enough to overpower Yami? Or will he surpass him in the future?
1. Is Asta currently stronger than Yami?
In the latest Spade arc, Asta has powered up a lot. He can now summon each of his swords without having to pull them out manually and can also use a new attack with his Demon Dweller called “Black Slash,” which shoots waves of black demonic energy.
He is then seen using Demon Destroyer in the manga, which he uses to cancel out an incoming poison spell. He can now also store a great amount of black energy in the Demon Slayer sword and challenge multiple attacks at once.
Asta uses his form to take on more opponents with ease. It further proves how much he has gained from training.
However, even though Yami has more experience and skill under his belt, Asta falls a bit short and is not stronger than Yami for now.
2. Will Asta become stronger than Yami?
Since Asta does not possess magic, he is undetectable by magic-sensors. In light of this, Asta trained heavily to develop his skills – he is an exceptional swordsman with enhanced speed, durability, and strength without the help of magic.
He also displays a heightened level of instincts and has mastered the sense of Ki. Currently, he also has a better command over his Black Asta form, which makes him quite formidable.
Asta’s powers are developing at a fast pace, and it will not be long before he overcomes the gap and surpasses Yami.
I. Tabata’s interview
In an interview with Yuki Tabata Sensei, the creator of the Black Clover series, he mentioned that in an all-out fight amongst the Black Bull members, Yami Sukehiro would win.
However, he did add a ‘yet.’ This stated that there might be members of the Black Bulls who might grow to become stronger than Yami.
3. Black Bull members who might surpass Yami
A. Noelle Silva
Noelle is a noblewoman of the House Silva and a 3rd class Junior Magic Knight of the Black Bulls and Royal Knights. Noelle uses Water Magic to generate and manipulate water.
Also, she uses Creation Magic to create objects and entities out of the water and the Reinforcement Magic to increase her physical strength. Noelle possesses immense magical power as a noblewoman. She is improving her sense of accuracy and restraint.
Her Valkyrie armor has made her an even more powerful opponent and someone who can potentially surpass Yami.
B. Charmy Pappitson
Charmy is a dwarf-human hybrid and a 1st class Junior Magic Knight from the squad. Charmy uses Cotton Magic to generate and manipulate cotton — big enough to carry her squad. She also uses cotton-based Creation and Restraining Magic.
In her human form, Charmy makes use of Food Magic to consume other types of magic accompanied by Reinforcement magic to increase her physical strength.
She possesses a large stock of magic power that fluctuates according to her mood and requirements. Due to her biology as a hybrid, she has a dual affinity towards cotton and food magic. Two of her notable spells are Sheep Fluffy Cushion in dwarf mode and Glutton’s Banquet in human mode.
The reason there is a chance for her to grow stronger than Yami is because of her being half-dwarf. If she channels the power of her dwarf side efficiently, her strength might increase drastically.
Other characters who may surpass Yami include Luck and Gauche thanks to their increase in power after the elf takeover.
3. How strong is Asta?
Asta is a 3rd class Junior Magic Knight and the Royal Knights Squad. He wields the rarest of the rare five-leafed clover Grimoire. He uses Anti Magic — unique energy that can nullify other magic.
Asta does not possess magic, making him undetectable by magic-sensors. In light of this, Asta trained heavily to develop his skills — he is an exceptional swordsman with enhanced speed, durability, and strength without the help of magic.
He displays a heightened level of instincts and has mastered the sense of Ki. Asta wields three swords: Demon-Slayer Sword, Demon-Dweller Sword, and the Demon-Destroyer Sword. Currently, he has a better command over his Black Asta form, which makes him quite formidable.
Asta can now also summon each of his swords without having to pull them out manually, combined with some new neat attacks. He uses a new attack with his Demon Dweller called “Black Slash,” which shoots waves of black demonic energy.
It is an offensive type mid-range attack. The slash does not appear to cut the opponent but can knock them unconscious. Asta can swing the sword in rapid succession to create a flurry of slashes for targeting multiple opponents.
He is then seen using Demon Destroyer in the manga, which he uses to cancel out an incoming poison spell. He can now also store a great amount of black energy in the Demon Slayer sword and challenge multiple attacks at once. It proves how much he has gained from training.
4. Can Asta use ki? How does it help him?
Asta has mastered Ki after being shown how to by Yami. Ki helps Asta sense everything around him clearly and gives his instincts. It enables Asta to bridge the gap between him and other mages due to his lack of mana.
I. How strong is Yami?
Yami Sukehiro is the captain of the Black Bulls Squad and one of the strongest characters in the Black Clover universe. He hails from a foreign country called Hino and uses Dark Magic to generate and manipulate the element of darkness.
He usually channels this magic through his sword. A remarkable advantage of his magic is its ability to absorb other magic, such as Light Magic. He also uses the Reinforcement Magic to increase his physical prowess, which compensates for the slowness of his Dark Magic.
Yami is an incredible swordsman with polished magical skills and a sense of Ki. He possesses an exceptional level of strength, speed, durability, reflexes, and power. He is strong enough to be a captain of the Black bull squad and one of the Wizard King’s protectors.
5. About Black Clover
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 16, 2015.
The story centers around Asta, a young boy seemingly born without any magic power, something that is unknown in the world he lives in. With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King.