One Piece: What Is Enma? Is It Stronger Than Shusui?

Enma is one of the 21 great grade swords that once served Oden of the Kozuki Clan. Currently, Roronoa Zoro is the master of this blade. He received it as a replacement for Shusui; which makes it the most powerful sword in Zoro’s arsenal currently.

But how powerful is Enma? Can it be an effective replacement for Shusui? Does this blade carry any unique power? The moment we realized that Enma came at the cost of Shusui, all these beautiful questions made their way into our minds. Well, Zoro will fight an Emperor of the Sea and it is best to know if his sword can make the cut.

When the Wano arc began, it was apparent that Zoro would have an important role to play here. Moreso because was bestowed with Enma, the heirloom of the Kozuki Family. Undoubtedly, it holds a lot of emotional importance to Hiyori, Momonosuke, and to everyone else that is connected to Oden. So, we might want to learn a bit more about this legendary sword.

What is Enma? Is it a Black Blade?

As we have already mentioned, Enma is one of the 21 great grade swords (O Wazamono). It was forged by Shimotsuki Kozaburo, a swordsmith from the Shimotsuki Family. Enma, along with Ame no Habakiri was the only choice of weapons for Oden. With the might of these two blades, Oden was nigh-unbeatable.

Do you remember the scar on Kaido’s chest? That was the courtesy of Oden when he combined the strength of Enma with the might of Ame no Habakiri. So yes, Enma is really something.

Now, is Enma a black blade? Well, no it isn’t. While we admit that it is damn strong and possibly one of the most desired waifu for any swordsman. But it is not a black blade, not yet at least. Unlike Shusui, Enma hasn’t attained the status of Kokuto (Black Blade).

What are Enma’s powers?

Enma Zoro One Piece

“A sword is nothing but an apparatus that conveys the strength of the wielder,” said a genius philosopher. Legend has it that this philosopher is the one writing this blog. No sword in One Piece is blessed with mystical powers and Enma too, isn’t an exception. We aren’t implying that Oden’s blade is not special, but we do say that only a master swordsman can realize its true potential.

Enma is a sword that possesses tremendous power. Its sharpness, when fully mastered, is second to none. It can be used to slice off even the toughest materials in the world of One Piece.

Zoro was able to “tame” Enma and displayed good control over it. But he is yet to master it. Enma is indeed a powerful sword but only in the hands of someone who has mastered it completely. Zoro was able to casually slash off a mountain with Enma and that’s just a slight glimpse of what it can do. In the hands of Oden, it was strong enough to wound Kaido. That’s sheer power we are looking at.

The unique feature of Enma is its thirst for the user’s Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki). It continually draws out the Haki of the user with every swing and slice. According to Hitetsu, it can completely drain the user’s Haki reserves and leave them powerless. So, it requires, or should we say demands a user who has impressive control over his Haki.

Is Enma stronger than Shusui?

Shusui One Piece

Ah, the most pertinent question that circles around Enma. Zoro had to give up Shusui to yield Enma and that’s a big trade-off. In a simple way of putting it, Enma is an equal of Shusui. They both are O Wazamono. However, Shusui is a Black Blade while Enma is not. But Enma makes up for it with its immense destructive capability.

Now, at the current stage, Shusui and Enma stand on the same ground. But this equation can change once Enma evolves into a Kokuto (Black Blade).

As per Hitetsu, if Roronoa Zoro manages to transform Enma into a Black Blade then it might transcend to Saijo O Wazamono. We think Enma will become stronger than Shusui once it attains the status of Kokuto. It all rests on the potential for growth. But as for now, both swords are very much equal. One can’t be broken (Shusui) and the other is damn destructive (Enma).

So, what do you think of Enma? Is it more powerful than Shusui? Can it really turn into a Black Blade? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.

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