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Black Clover is so much more than just a simple village boy trying to become the wizard king. The protagonist Asta is born without magic, and his counterpart Yuno probably is the most gifted magician of his generation.
While these two are invariable childhood friends orphaned at a young age, there is still the lingering question: Who would win in a fight between the two? Let’s find out.
The match will probably end in a draw. Asta, with his five-leaf grimoire and his four swords, is one of the strongest out there when it comes to offense. There is no way to defeat Asta in his complete devil union form. Even Lucifero, the King of the Underworld, lost to him.
On the other hand, Yuno has his offensive powers, but that essentially does not match his style since he is more of a passive fighter.
However, when it comes to defense, Yuno’s protection is impenetrable. With his star magic, he can teleport anywhere in his surrounding. Also, his speed and reflexes exponentially increase in his Saint Stage form.
Therefore, in a nutshell, if Asta is invincible in his complete devil form, then Yuno is also teleportation and long-range expert. All he needs is to avoid any significant attack from Asta until his complete devil form is over.
Therefore, in this post, we will analyze both the character’s powers and abilities to conclude the stronger combatant. To know who is the stronger one, stick on till the end.
Asta Devil Union: Power and Abilities Explained-
Asta’s Devil union is probably the ace in the hole during combat. He rarely ever takes on a complete transformation with Liebe, given that he can sustain it for a minimal time period; however, when combined with his anti-magic abilities, he turns into a true menace.
Even without his devil powers, Asta constantly trains himself and has reached the point where his strength and stamina can easily match those in the upper ranks of Magic knights. He is swift and agile, can dodge attacks easily, and is highly durable in a battle.
Asta also has his four swords which he can pull out of his five leaved grimoire-
- Demon slayer sword
- Demon destroyer Sword
- Demon Dweller Sword
- Demon Slasher Katana
With the help of these four swords, Asta can nullify any and all forms of magical attacks thrown at him, making him an extremely formidable opponent. In his united state, he can even nullify attacks like devil singularity.
Anti-Magic Devil Union Abilities-
1) Partial transformation-
While undergoing partial union, Asta’s right hand is coated with anti-magic. He can use his anti-magic powers with more control and even provide directed attacks at opponents. After entering into a contract of equality with his devil Liebe, Asta can use his black form for 5 minutes.
The cross on his chest is indicative of the time that is left in the union. After 5 mins, Asta feels extreme pain and has to face a cooldown timer of 30 minutes before he can use his black form once again.
2) Complete Union-
Complete Union lasts for only 5 seconds; however, that is enough for a devil to defeat an opponent. Asta literally projects and turns into a devil in his complete union form, sprouting horns and tail and carrying his anti-magic sword almost as an extension of his body.
In those 5 seconds, Asta is invincible, guarded by the devil’s powers, and increased offensive output. Since understanding Liebe’s backstory, both the characters have the primary motivation of expanding the extent and time limit of the union to an even greater extent.
Yuno Star Magic & Wind Magic: Power and Abilities Explained-
Yuno was picked up by the Golden Dawn in the magic knight trials, which should really say enough about his powers and abilities. Yuno is a wind manipulator, most of his attacks and defenses are based around the use of wind, and he is a primary elemental user.
However, with the celestial spirit, Yuno’s powers are far more exclusive than any comparative understanding and, in defense, are neigh impenetrable.
With a gradual increase in his light powers, Yuno has also gained extensive control over his Star Magic. The star magic allows Yuno to create and use the stars for a multitude of light-based attacks, making him one of the very few wizards able to manipulate two different types of magic simultaneously.
1) Yuno Wind Magic Abilities-
Even before receiving his grimoire, Yuno was a highly competent elemental wind magic user. However, with proper training and guidance in the Golden Dawn, Yuno awakened a newer side that was more focused and had greater control over his wind powers.
Yuno is able to summon a celestial wind spirit that accompanies him everywhere and grants him combat abilities. Yuno can summon Sylph anytime in battle, and after he combines 100 percent with Sylph, he is able to enter into Saint Stage.
2) Yuno Star Magic Abilities-
Yuno’s star magic is unprecedented since no one else has previously been shown to wield two different types of magic. Using this form takes an immense toll on Yuno’s mana, so he does not ideally use it all the time.
However, Yuno can successfully summon and use light magic through the stars using this form of magic. He can shoot light beams, and combined with his defensive wind magic; he has an almost perfect blend of attack and defense.
Asta vs Yuno (Black Clover) –
1) Based on Strength-
Asta possesses an insane level of physical strength. He can do a thousand push-ups and swing heavy swords single-handedly. He can also swing his swords with a brute force that sends enemies crashing down into rocks.
In addition to this, the Witch Queen further enhances his arm strength using Blood Magic.
Yuno, on the other hand, was a gifted magician since birth and had always relied on his magical abilities rather than brute strength to fight against more challenging opponents than him. In all due reference, therefore, Asta takes this round.
2) Based on Magic-
Asta possesses no mana and, therefore, can’t use any magic. Although this feels like a massive weakness, this enables Asta to wield Anti Magic without suffering any weakening effects since he has no magic to drain.
This also makes him untraceable by mana sensors and immune to the life-draining substance of the underworld.
On the other hand, Yuno possesses a tremendous amount of magic power, being the rightful heir to the throne of the Spade Kingdom. This allows him to cast two different spells at the same time easily.
After being possessed by Sylph, his magic powers increased even further. Despite all these, Asta is a direct counter to him since he can use his Anti-Magic to nullify Yuno’s Wind Magic.
However, with the advancement of the Mana Zone and the capability to manipulate the natural element, i.e., wind, we believe Yuno has the upper hand here.
3) Based on Speed-
Asta possesses enhanced speed being the host of the devil Liebe. He is capable of moving at above-average speed without the help of his Anti-Magic. It grants him the mobility and flexibility to attack his enemies using his Swords at a faster rate, making them unable to dodge his attacks.
Yuno can use his Wind Magic and manipulate wind to grant his tremendous mobility during a battle. He can use whirlwinds to lift and propel himself through the air.
It delivers him a definite advantage on Asta since he can modify his attacks and come up with various ways to further increase his speed. Not only this, Star Magic allows him to teleport from one place to another. Therefore, no doubt, Yuno has the upper hand based on speed.
4) Based on Techniques-
Asta has a variety of techniques in his arsenal related to Anti-Magic. These include Bull Thrust, Black Meteorite, Black Hurricane, and Demon-Slayer Sword: Black Divider and Black Slash.
In addition to this, he can combine his Anti-Magic with Mirror Magic to use Mirrors Slash and Mirrors Meteorite. He also possesses Ki which allows him to use a sixth sense and react to unseen attacks and people.
Meanwhile, Yuno is also not far behind in this department. He can use a variety of magic, the strongest among them being his Wind Magic. Using his Wind Magic, he can use Towering Tornado, Crescent Kamaitachi, Tornado Fang, Gale White Bow, and Trident Spell.
In addition to these, he can use his Creation Magic to produce powerful moves like Swift White Hawk, Wind Blades Shower, and Heavenly Wind Ark.
Moreover, with the help of Sylph, he can use Sylph’s Breath, Spirit Dive, Spirit System, Spirit’s Hushed Dance, Spirit of Zephyr, Liable Tempest, and Spirit of Boreas.
In addition to the Star Magic, he can also utilize more powerful offensive and defensive attacks like Quartile Scutum, Conjunction, Quartile Hasta, and Quartile Flagellum. Thus, in terms of techniques, Yuno has the upper hand.
5) Based on Previous Battles-
Asta has taken on some very powerful enemies in this series and has also been victorious against them. In the recent chapters, when Zenon Zogratis unleashed one of the demons on the Clover Kingdom, Asta united with Liebe and sliced apart the demon using his Black Divider.
Previously he has also managed to defeat Undine, the spirit of water. He used his Anti-Magic and Ki sensing to scout Lolopechka and broke down the water barrier surrounding her.
Yuno has also gone against some formidable opponents and managed to dominate them. Recently he went head to head against Zenon Zogratis with his Spirit of Boreas and managed to overwhelm him.
Even in the past, he has defeated the likes of Foyal Migusteau and Gaderois Godroc. Thus, both of them have significant experiences in previous battles and are equal in this respect.
6) Based on Spirit-
Asta is connected to the devil Liebe who possesses Anti-Magic. This allows him to access this energy and further enhances his Anti-Magic Power. This increase in power enables him to nullify a Gravity Singularity and coat weapons with Anti-Magic.
After Asta learned to unite with Liebe, it made his Anti-Magic more ferocious, allowing him to dominate enemies with ease.
On the other hand, the wind spirit Sylph resides in Yuno. Yuno can use Spirit Magic to summon Sylph to assist him in battle. Being the spirit of the same element, Sylph makes Yuno’s Wind Magic all the more powerful, which makes him a dominant figure in battles.
However, compared to Sylph, Liebe is far more powerful and dangerous with his Anti-Magic and gives Asta the edge in this regard.
7) Based on Host- Devil/Spirit Host-
In terms of host abilities, Asta is the host of Liebe, while Yuno can summon Sylph and, at 100% resonance, can reach the saint stage. So whose transformation is more powerful?
Yuno gets excessive control over his abilities in the combined state and can use wind magic with greater efficiency. However, in the five seconds that Asta combines with Liebe, that would be all that takes to defeat Yuno in the saint stage.
Yuno only can take on a long fight since Asta is on a ticking clock; however, to take them at their best, Asta clearly has an edge in this round.
Asta vs Yuno: Who will win?
During a one-on-one battle, Asta can manage to suck up Yuno’s Wind Magic with his demon dweller sword. Even though Yuno uses powerful spells like Mana Zone and Spirit of Boreass, Asta can make them practically powerless by uniting with Liebe, who is also far more substantial than Sylph.
In the end, Yuno is indeed very powerful, but he doesn’t stand a chance against Asta due to his Anti-Magic.
Yuno gets excessive control over his abilities in the combined state and can use wind magic with greater efficiency. However, in the five seconds that Asta combines with Liebe, that would be all that takes to defeat Yuno in Saint Stage.
But Yuno has another option, too, i.e., his star magic, in which he can avoid Asta as much as he wants and attacks him at a long distance. Therefore, in our opinion, the battle will probably end up in a draw.
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