Although Overlord never really became a major title like the “Big Three“, it still has a large following within the otaku community around the world and quite the powerful characters. This specific isekai story attracted a lot of fans due to its uniqueness. Overlord has given us some truly memorable characters and in this article, we at Fiction Horizon have decided to rank the 15 strongest Overlord characters from weakest to strongest, all for you to enjoy!
15. Lupusregina Beta
Lupusregina Beta is a battle cleric and focuses on healing magic. Her stats are pretty balanced. She has the highest overall stats among the Pleiades, as well as the highest physical defense and stamina stats. Lupusregina is weak against silver and similar metals, but she also possesses resistance to other metals. Silver weapons would increase the damage dealt to her by 25 points, while weapons made of other metals would deal 10 less damage.
Final damage is calculated after subtracting defense strength and the like, so if that value is zero, even a silver weapon wouldn’t be able to do any damage to it. During Ainz’s mock battle against a doppelgänger version of Lupusregina, it is revealed that she possesses the ability to identify and locate magically hidden targets.
14. Narberal Gamma
Narberal is the one with the highest level among the Pleiades (level 63), she is an arcane lineage mage and an elementalist of the Air attribute, who specializes in the field of lightning, this type of damage does havoc on enemies equipped with metal armor. Her magic is mostly offensive, but she is also able to use a few support spells.
Narberal also masters a few spirit lineage spells like <Human’s Spell>, but since she is an arcane lineage mage and not a spirit lineage, her spirit spells are less effective. Narberal acquires her human form through the transformation skill of the Doppelgängers. Due to her low species level (Level 1 only), she has only one transformation. Her original Doppelgänger appearance closely resembles Pandora’s Actor. But unlike the latter, as it only has one transformation, its characteristics do not vary.
13. Aura Bella Fiora
As a scoutmaster and beast tamer, Aura specializes in guerrilla warfare and group combat. While she is the second weakest Floor Guardian in terms of single combat ability, she is more than capable of crushing anyone with her large collection of pets. Reasonably, she is some kind of skirmisher who could summon and tame beasts.
Of the hundreds of monsters that Aura can summon, the highest level among them is 80. Fortunately, with the help of Aura’s abilities, they can reach level 90 or so. Although Aura’s fighting strength is second from the bottom among the Floor Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick, the fact is that some Area Guardians are stronger than her based on her individual abilities.
This is because her forte is not fighting as a lone unit. Instead, Aura’s specialty was worked to think together, along with her group of beasts that she mainly led. With these beasts at her disposal, her combat abilities can surpass any other Guardian in terms of group battle.
Though said to be one of the weakest Floor Guardians, Demiurge possesses incredible power and high-level intellect, with Albedo and Pandora’s Actor being the only ones in Nazarick capable of keeping up with his level intellectually. Demiurge is also immune to the fire element. He seems to have versatile abilities that allow him to take on enemies in different ways.
In the guise of Jaldabaoth, he was able to keep up with Momon’s incredible speed as he fought alongside him. Because of that, even Evileye wasn’t able to instinctively follow Momon’s speed in the slightest. He saw him as a being with power that far surpassed the Evil Deities or the Demon King. For that reason, he thought that he was the Demon God King who embodied them all.
As a powerful being, he said that he should be on the same level as the Platinum Dragon Lord. Since both are too powerful for his own understanding, it is unclear which one is stronger. However, Demiurge could only cast a very small number of spells within his arsenal. Also, he has a maximum of only two 10th level spells available.
Despite this lack, Demiurge’s true power actually lay in his abilities. Demiurge could activate one of his abilities that allows him to summon a large number of demons, which he uses as sacrificial pawns. While these demons were extremely weak, Demiurge can also summon stronger demons in lower numbers.
11. Platinum Dragon Lord
Rigrit Bers Kauraru, who was one of the Thirteen Heroes, considers him the strongest being in the world. As such, Platinum Dragon Lord could possibly be one of the strongest Dragon Lords currently, while possessing the many items of the Eight Greed Kings left behind in the floating castle after their death.
Evileye even thought that Jaldabaoth was as strong as the Platinum Dragon Lord, to the point where she couldn’t tell who was stronger among the two. As a result, this issue remains unresolved due to their vast powers that they wield, which are beyond the comprehension of Evileye. As a Dragon Lord among Dragon Lords, his perceptive ability is much better than that of ordinary dragons.
Therefore, anyone who wishes to sneak up on him without being noticed must be exceptionally skilled at infiltrating or hiding his presence. Despite his longevity, he knew only a few people who could truly accomplish such a feat and recognize their abilities.
First, there were other Dragon Lords whom he considered his equals, as well as the assassin Izaniya and the necromancer Rigrit of the Thirteen Heroes. According to Draudillon’s grandfather, the Platinum Dragon Lord also seems to have some unknown ultimate attack using wild magic, but this remains to be seen.
11. Zesshi Zetsumei
Being the strongest Extra Seat within the Black Scripture, Zesshi is considered extremely powerful in the New World and was an interracial child born of nearly impossible odds. Furthermore, she has the blood of the Six Great Gods running through her veins. However, as the Captain once fought Zesshi and Shalltear before, he believes her sheer strength alone is inferior in contrast to the vampire’s if she fights one on one.
Still, the Captain of the Black Scripture predicted that Zesshi would be able to beat Shalltear (unequipped) in several ways. This includes supporting Zesshi in battle, possessing the equipment of the Six Great Gods, and many other items at her disposal. Based on the words of Raymond Zarg Lauransan, a former 3rd Seat of the Black Scripture, he believes that Zesshi Zetsumei is one of the two Kin of God who should be able to deal with an army of Death Knights and Soul Eaters.
According to Clementine, Ainz’s superhuman physical abilities (without the use of a “Perfect Warrior” spell) were stated to be second only to Zesshi’s. Clementine sees someone like Zesshi as the strongest monster in the Black Scripture. She refers to Zesshi as an “ancient beast” that is beyond the realm of humanity and stronger than the idea of the force.
It was to the point where even the higher-ups kept Zesshi’s abilities confidential to a few in her country. The only ones who could know her true strength so far are the Black Scripture Captain and Clementine. Furthermore, she has the best of the top ten talents on the continent.
9. Mare Bello Fiore
In most cases, Mare casts spells that support her teammates or control nature. However, Sebas mentioned that Mare’s strength can compete for first and second place with Shalltear. Additionally, Mare’s known rough stats are fairly balanced in both physical and magical aspects.
The Guardian of Levels 1, 2, and 3, Shalltear Bloodfallen, is considered “the strongest guardian except for Gargantua”. Thus, it is logical to think that Gargantua is even more powerful than her. However, since Gargantua has no will or intelligence, this comparison is meaningless. Gargantua has higher stats than all other level guardians, although it is still unknown.
Cocytus is Nazarick’s weapons master: with his four arms, he is able to deftly wield any of his 21 different weapons. Being the Guardian of the Fifth Floor, he is an extremely powerful Guardian. He also has some power over ice due to his Knight of Niflheim job class. In addition, he has an ability that allows him to perceive if someone has their attention focused on him.
Meanwhile, Cocytus’ exoskeleton is also his armor, which could be strengthened by increasing his level and using data crystals. At the same time, he possessed fire resistance. The nice thing about Cocytus armored body is the convenience of not having to replace equipment in case he gets damaged, since he would repair himself when his HP is restored.
It wouldn’t fall to death like a normal team and provides Cocytus with a lot of buffs. However, the downside is also obvious. His exoskeleton’s toughness, resistance, and other stats are comparatively lower than similar level player equipment. It’s almost impossible for a level 100 armored body like Cocytus’ to reach divine level gear stats.
6. Sebas Tian
Sebas Tian is an expert in unarmed combat. He is one of the four strongest warrior class (Cocytus, Albedo and Rubedo) in Nazarick and if he transforms into his true form (Dragon), he can even overwhelm Albedo and Cocytus. Although he doesn’t have any magical abilities, he can heal a target using Ki.
As Sebas has high-level physical abilities, he was able to demonstrate incredible superhuman power compared to the humans of the New World. When he was confronted by assassins, he intercepted three poison daggers in less than a second. During the brothel raid, he removed a steel door by placing his hands between the door’s hinges. Due to his high level of Physical Defense, Magic Defense and Resistance, Sebas resisted an attack from Zero of the Six Arms as if it was nothing more than a breeze of wind.
5. Platinum Dragon Lord
Pandora’s Actor is one of the smartest, most tactical, and most powerful NPCs per build, but he often uses his talents in some strange ways, such as the way he tends to overreact. As a top level Doppelgänger, he has the ability to mimic a player based on their appearance and their ability. In particular, purely the Players belonging to the Ainz Ooal Gown Guild that he can imitate.
However, by transforming into one of these players, Pandora’s Actor will receive penalties to all attributes when he does so. Since Pandora’s Actor’s talent is focused on transformation, he is capable of transforming into the Supreme Beings to a certain degree. Such a transformation was able to somehow fool an NPC like Sebas while he was in the form of his creator Momonga.
Unfortunately, his transformation from Tabula Smaragdina, the creator of Albedo, did not have a lasting effect on their respective NPCs for long, realizing that the Supreme Being standing before him is nothing more than an imposter imitating him. However, his main ability, especially as a doppelgänger, is the ability to shapeshift into other people.
Although Pandora’s Actor has taken on the form of another person, he can use almost all of his abilities and powers with 80% of the power of his original. Among Pandora’s Actor who has 45 different forms to imitate, all 41 of Ainz Ooal Gown’s guild members would be included and the rest of his remaining 4 forms are currently unknown.
However, it seems that Pandora’s Actor can still transform into anything, as long as it’s a living thing that he’s taking form into. For that reason, Momonga created Pandora’s Actor with the intention of preserving his appearance. Not only that, but the purpose of it is to also prepare him with the currency needed to activate the defense network of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.
Because of this, while Pandora’s Actor may not be as strong as some of the other guardians, he is still considered to be the most diverse and able to take on the form that will have the greatest effect. Additionally, Pandora’s Actor can make use of alliance members such as Nearata’s appearance to utilize his special ability for various purposes.
Furthermore, Albedo stated that as part of his management responsibilities, he knows that Pandora’s Actor is the Guardian of the Treasury Area and has the same strength as Demiurge and herself. In other words, it’s possible that Pandora’s Actor’s strength compared to the two Floor Guardians was specifically measured in terms of intelligence. However, according to Sebas, there was a rumor in Nazarick that Pandora’s Actor’s strength is comparable to the rest of his Floor Guardians as well.
4. Shalltear Bloodfallen
Shalltear is considered the strongest of all the Floor Guardians in Nazarick, excluding Gargantua. She has the highest overall stats among them, and her survivability abilities allow her to easily outlast any of them in single combat. Ainz himself noted that she was confirmed to be a divine magic caster. However, the god she believes in is completely different from the worship of the people of God. Her class build also makes her extremely effective against Magic Wizards.
However, Shalltear’s magic resistance is affected by her opponent’s stats and levels. Even a tenth level spell by a weak magic caster would not be enough to break her resistance, but against a powerful magic caster like Ainz, first level spells were the limit. According to him, Shalltear is considered the best hand-to-hand fighter and could be a trump card against a strong enemy.
Among all the inhabitants of Nazarick, Rubedo is the strongest and most powerful NPC who can overwhelm Ainz Ooal Gown with full equipment and is stronger than Touch Me. Rubedo is also one of the four close combat specialist NPCs (Cocytus, Albedo, Sebas Tian) and of course the strongest among them. Ainz expected her to give a World Item to “Them” on the 8th Floor to defeat Rubedo.
Albedo has the highest defensive power among all the NPCs in Nazarick. Furthermore, she is immune to all diseases and is able to absorb a Super Level Magic spell without taking damage, her trump card. However, this capacity has a limit, as it only has three uses per day. Once hit, the outermost part of her armor shatters at which point Albedo will show her true form, assimilating what remains to harden her own flesh.
1. Ainz Ooal Gown
The maximum number of spells a level 100 player could learn was 300. However, Ainz used his special ability “Dark Wisdom” to learn and memorize 718 different spells. Even those spells that he hadn’t learned yet could become a weapon to read the strengths of his opponents, once Ainz knew them. As part of Ainz Ooal Gown, he was easily ranked in the top five among his guild members when it came to magical knowledge.
Although his class and skills are not suitable for PvP, Ainz Ooal Gown was a PvP/PKER guild in YGGDRASIL, showing that he was well versed in fighting and ganking, which has allowed him to score a player victory many times. Optimized in PvP. His chances of victory in PvP combat were quite high. Still, Ainz tends to lose against players who had perfect builds.
Despite his shortcomings, Ainz is confident that he won’t be defeated so easily by someone he only relies on high stats. Furthermore, he is proficient with helpful information imparted by his guildmate Punitto Moe in regards to fighting players. Since he chose the Lynch class, he had to take on a bit of RPG by focusing on classes and abilities that were specifically involved with death magic.
This meant that he didn’t focus on pure combat magic as much as other magic casters indicating that he was actually weaker than them in actual combat. In the game, Ainz could not be counted as the best among YGGDRASIL players.