Every faction in the One Piece universe needs a strong swordsman to represent them. In view of this, the Straw Hats are no different. Roronoa Zoro dreams of one day defeating Dracule Mihawkand claiming the title of the most powerful swordsman in the world.
This is no easy task as Mihawk is a man who has shown himself to be equal to some of the most powerful pirates in the seas, the Yonko. Naturally, Roronoa Zoro must therefore hone his skills and develop powerful attacks to one day reach the level he desperately longs for. Zoro chose to walk the path of Asura in order to make his dreams come true , this path, although rough, will make him one of the strongest. Here are some of the most powerful techniques he has used so far during One Piece:
After training under the tutelage of the world's greatest swordsman over the past two years, Zoro has added new attacks to his arsenal. This specific movement sees him combine a few of his previous movements: Nigiri, Toro and Samon. Zoro takes up a position with two of his swords held horizontally over his body, before launching himself into his opponent at breakneck speed. It then launches an aerial slash at the target. This is first seen in the Wano vs. Supernova arc and member of the Worst Generation Basil 'The Magician' Hawkins. Zoro used this attack to destroy Basil's Straw Monster to allow himself and Luffy to escape Hawkin's attempts to capture.
After receiving a voracious assault from Kaku, along with his disrespectful taunts, Zoro begins to emit a demonic aura. As he channels it more and more, his surroundings become darker and the atmosphere more disturbing. Zoro lifts two swords above shoulder height with his last sword in his mouth. As he continues to channel Asura, four more arms and two heads appear out of nowhere. Zoro then rushes towards his opponent before slicing him with all nine swords at a time. This move easily dispersed Kaku's strongest attack before finishing him off.
This move is featured in one of Zoro's toughest moments. This is of course the moment when he takes down Monet in his logia form, without using the haki weaponry. He manages to scare her into submission via the intensity of his aura and his immense thirst for blood. To use this technique, Zoro runs towards an opponent with a sword in his hand before grabbing him with both hands, then doing a vertical slash through his opponent's center. When used against Monet, she was completely split in half and temporarily lost the ability to reform her body of logic.
This attack is a much stronger version of Zoro's previous Tora Gari, he developed it during the two years of jumping while training on Kuraigana Island. We first see it used on the thriller bark to deal damage to a rampaging dragon. Using this technique, Zoro adopts a wide stance before placing Wado Ichimonji in his hand, then stretches his arms horizontally. He then lifts them above his head before placing them behind his back.
After completing this position, a tiger aura can be seen behind Zoro, he then throws all swords at his opponent. This attack was strong enough to render Dragon Number Thirteen almost completely unconscious.
This is a sword technique that allows Zoro to unleash six powerful, curved shots at a time. This was seen when the Straw Hat Pirates were heading to Fishman Island and encountered the kraken, Surume. Zoro again places Wado Ichimongi in his mouth and he begins to glow. As he begins to draw his remaining swords, they also begin to glow. It then performs a quick draw before sharply twisting to give a curved effect to each of the slashes. This attack completely demolishes one of the Kraken's giant tentacles and leaves it in fear.
Another improved sword technique that Roronoa developed during his training and made his debut on Fishman Island. This is an improvement on one of his most favorite moves, Oni Giri. This purgatory version is much more powerful and took Hyouzou out of service after just one attempt. To perform this technique, Zoro first faces his opponent before placing Wado Ichimonji in his mouth and placing his arms diagonally across his chest while wielding his swords. He then leans before turning around and quickly launching himself into his opponent. To top it off, it triggers a three-point slash that generates incredible power. It was more than enough to easily break all of Hyouzou's swords.
A classic sword technique that must be in the repertoire of any respectable swordsman. Shi Shishi Sonson is a fast pulling and re-sheathing technique that hits an opponent before they can even react. Despite its basis as a speed attack, the Destructive Force is definitely something to write about.
This Dragon number thirteen easily beheaded during his confrontation with Zoro. Using this technique, Zoro stabilizes first and makes sure his body comes to a complete stop. As he begins to draw his sword, he also closes his eye before quickly slicing and then reclosing his blade.
This is easily one of the most powerful techniques Zoro has used since the two-year jump. Before, he always struggled with projectile type attacks but, after training, he managed to overcome this previous limitation. This leads to one of his most glorious moments on Fishman Island. Zoro extends both arms horizontally to his right, while Wado Ichimonji also faces right into his mouth. As a dragon's aura begins to appear behind him, Zoro spins rapidly creating a whirlwind-like slash. This vortex continues to expand, even after the initial slash, and continues until it cuts through whatever Zoro desires.
While fighting Pica, Zoro quickly realized that he had to hastily reduce the size of the huge boulder that Pica had assimilated into. To do this, he used a superior version of an attack that was once one of his strongest. For this version, Zoro leaps into the air and, as the air is born, he lifts two swords above shoulder height as he begins to twist his body, before triggering three curved slashes. These three slashes fly through the air and eventually combine into a single giant slash before hitting the target. It was strong enough to destroy a significant portion of Pica's rocky body while damaging his `` real '' body.
This is Zoro's strongest attack and was first used in Dressrosa before Pica's defeat. Zoro, after being propelled through the air at breakneck speed, begins to spin the swords in the arms, swapping them between the hands, as they gain more and more momentum. It then unleashes slash after slash with deadly precision, speed, and force. This attack is strong enough to slice through Pica's reinforced rock body like a knife going through butter. The power of this attack shocked every spectator who witnessed it.