With the Murim (martial arts) genre being one of the dominant genres, various manhwa with a unique approach is being published. Thanks to every author’s consistent efforts worldwide, we have countless manhwa to choose from. Therefore, today we bring you a list of the top 21 best murim manhwa with OP MC ranked and discussed. Let’s get right to it!
21 Best Murim Manhwa with OP MC Ranked
21) Infinite Level Up In Murim
Number of Chapters: 87+
Infinite Level Up in Murim is an action fantasy manhwa where the main character, Yuseong Dan, dies on a battlefield without making any glory. However, things get exciting when he gets another opportunity to live and become stronger.
This manhwa is nearly the same as Solo Leveling. Like in Solo Leveling, Yuseong Dan also receives a strange quest and level system which he has to conquer to grow strong. And the obstacles at every level seem to get harder and harder. So, how he manages to survive each level with the more difficult opponent?
20) Way To Be The Evil Emperor
Number of Chapters: 307+
Way To Be The Evil Emperor, or we can say, I’m An Evil God, is one of the best murim manhwa with an overpowered main character. It has an interesting plot where the protagonist, Xie Yan, is a very handsome man, and no one can stand against his charm.
But a beautiful woman, who desires to take his body, lures him upon transmigration. So, to avoid dying, he starts traveling and exploring countless worlds of martial arts and cultivation. Basically, it’s a story of a handsome young man who becomes an evil god.
19) Martial Peak
Number of Chapters: 2949+
Martial Peak is one of the most popular murim manhwa, and most of you already know its name. It’s a story of a poor boy, Yang Kai, who dreams of becoming the number martial artist. But to attain the pinnacle of martial arts, one needs to have the best teacher, practice, learning, and surviving skills.
For Yang kai, it is impossible to become even a good martial artist. One day, while working in the Lingxiao Martial Arts Sect, he discovered a Wordless Black Book that would change his life. Now the question arises, did he discover the book, or did the Black book choose him?
18) Demonic Master of Mount Kunlun
Number of Chapters: 39+
Demonic Master of Mount Kunlun has an interesting plotline. The story revolves around the True Heavenly Demon, who served as the young leader of the most powerful Demonic Cult for 100 years. During these 100 years, all he did was clean his father’s mess, who was the Cult leader.
He always had the desire to enjoy life. After becoming the Cult leader against his desires, he died within a year. However, when he woke up, he found himself in a baby in the Kunlun region.
Now with a new identity, Jung Gwang, he determines to live his life to the fullest. But he doesn’t know his destiny as the True Heavenly Demon.
17) I am Reborn as the Sword God
Number of Chapters: 49+
Reborn as the Sword God is another interesting murim manhwa where the main character named, Baek Rijin, has achieved everything in his life through a lot of hardships. Now all he wants is to relax and enjoy his life.
One night, after reading his favorite novel, he fell asleep, and when he awake, he discovered himself in the novel. Now he has become the spoiled young master of the great Jaegal family. So, how does he manage to survive in this new world with a different identity where the slightest mistake can take his life?
16) Star Instructor, Master Baek
Number of Chapters: 60+
Star Instructor, Master Baek is one of the best murim manhwa with op mc. The story revolves around the finest teacher, Suryong Baek, in the most powerful cult, the Blood Cult, who is betrayed and killed by someone from inside.
When he wakes up, he finds himself inside a body, an ordinary martial arts teacher in a small rural academy. Now he determines to become the best instructor ever in his new weak body as well as take his revenge on that person.
15) Poison Dragon: The Legend of an Asura
Number of Chapters: 115+
Another action-fantasy murim manhwa is Poison Dragon: The Legend of an Asura. If you are looking for the perfect overpowered main character with brutal action panels, then you can follow this manhwa.
The story begins after the complete annihilation of all members of the Medical Sect, forming a mountain of corpses and a sea of blood. Within this brutal scene, a lone survivor, Jin Ja Gang, awakens as an Asura. Now he is determined to take revenge on every single of them.
Number of Chapters: 172+
If you desire to read an action-fantasy manhwa with some comedy, then Gilgamesh is good for you. The story revolves around a kicked-out Knight, Tludia, who accidentally meets an old man who determines to repay her for her efforts. Now from here, their journey of finding peace begins.
13) The Millennium Alchemist
Number of Chapters: 60+
The Millennium Alchemist is also one of the best murim manhwa in terms of revenge. The story follows a child Woon Sowol who is very weak and abandoned in a deadly forest. But he was saved by five masters with god powers, and they decided to adopt him.
These five masters are godly begins, and their internal energy is on the verge of being broken down because of betrayal. All five masters teach Woon Sowol for thirty years before they die in promise to take revenge on all people who betray them.
12) Doctor’s Rebirth
The plot line of Doctors Rebirth is similar to Reborn as the Sword God, where the main character is killed in real life, and now he is reborn as a child in the new world. Here, the story revolves around a doctor who died in a war and got transferred into a book he was reading. Now, he is the disciple of the heavenly doctor.
11) The Return of the Mad Demon
Number of Chapters: 63+
If your first priority is the plot, then The Return of the Mad Demon is best for you. The story revolves around a good martial artist, Jaha Lee, nicknamed the Mad Demon, who dreams of becoming the God of Martial Arts.
One day, while protecting the Jade of Heaven from the Demonic Cult, he falls off a cliff. Everyone thinks that he died in an instant, but he survives and finds himself back in his younger self. Now he has all his future knowledge of martial arts with a young body. So, will he be able to achieve his dreams now?
10) The Scholar’s Reincarnation
This manhwa focuses on the life of Hwang Joon-woo, a legendary warrior known as the martial god of dark arts. Joon-woo is the most powerful young martial artist feared by the world. His life, full of assassination and dirty politics, comes to an end when he’s cornered by a suicide mission of a monk.
Joon-woo then gets reincarnated in a loving family, unlike his past life, where he was an orphan carrying the blood of countless people on his hands. He swears to protect and prevent his new family from getting dragged into any dangerous situations.
Joon-woo is the most OP character in this verse. He remains undefeated throughout the series, not just with his godly martial arts skills but also with his intelligence and overall strategy.
9) Tale of a Scribe Who Retires to the Countryside
Number of Chapters: 137+
This manhwa features the story of Son Bin, a scholar who fails the national exams despite being one. His life takes a turn when he is approached by a martial arts master to record his life in a book.
The MC learns of his hidden potential as the plot progresses and eventually becomes the Martial Arts King. Son Bin becomes immensely powerful and remains undefeated. Therefore, he rightfully makes it on our list.
8) Volcanic Age
Number of Chapters: 235+
Volcanic age features the story of Joo Seo-Cheon, a warrior who has survived war, dirty politics, and injustice. However, he survived everything because of sheer luck and fortunate circumstances. Seo-Cheon is now the Hwasan faction’s Elder who is simply waiting for his death due to his regrets and guilt.
The plot twist here is that he gets transmigrated in the past when he was 8 years old. The plot then narrates his journey to right all his wrongs and perhaps prevent the great war that tore the martial world apart.
Joo Seo-Cheon is way too overpowered in the manhwa; as a result, the plot doesn’t have extreme twists. Things went relatively smoothly for the MC throughout the story. This, however, kept the plot true to the concept where the MC already knows the future and therefore has a significant advantage.
7) The Undefeatable Swordsman
Number of Chapters: 149+
The Undefeatable Swordsman is one of the best murim manhwa to highlight an OP MC. Song Wu-moon is an ordinary young man with no talent for martial arts whatsoever. Wu-moon’s dream to become a powerful martial artist obtains hope when a mysterious celestial being offers him a magical painting.
As a result, the MC unleashes his true potential and dedicates his all to becoming the undefeated swordsman. Song Wu-moon is one of the most OP main characters in the murim manhwa category.
6) Murim Login
Number of Chapters: 138+
Murim Login, as the name suggests, is an isekai murim manhwa where the MC gets teleported to a virtual-reality game based in Martial Arts World. Jin Tae-Kyung is initially a clueless and weak character who works his way to become the strongest player in the game.
Unlike many other manhwa, the MC is able to return to the real world along with the strength and undefeatable martial arts skills he gained in the game. Now, Tae-Kyung could easily live his life as a hunter possessing overwhelming martial arts skills.
However, due to his attachment to the NPC character friends he made in the game, he willingly returns to the game. Tae-Kyung, therefore, remains one of the most OP characters in the manhwa, making it enjoyable and one of the best murim manhwa.
5) Masters of Lightning Knives
Number of Chapters: 145+
Masters of Lightning Knives or Lightning Degree features an orphan MC who is suddenly approached by a mysterious martial arts master. The master possesses a secret form of martial arts style that can rarely be mastered.
The MC has a goofy and carefree personality, due to which he couldn’t dodge this forced opportunity. He must now endure the weird and cruel training to learn the invincible Lightening Knives technique. The manhwa has some hilarious moments and an overpowered main lead whose hard work truly pays off.
Unlike many manhwa, the MC in Masters of Lightning Knives is not suddenly blessed with colossal powers or buff up; instead, his skills are a result of his rigorous training making this one of the best-written murim manhwa.
4) Chronicles of Heavenly Demon
Number of Chapters: 194+
This manhwa is set in an ancient world of martial arts. The plot commences with the MC’s master being accused of practicing demonic arts. As a result, Unseong‘s master is beaten to death. Unseong sets out to seek revenge until he meets his end.
However, instead of dying, he is given a second chance to fulfill his chosen fate. Unseong wakes up in the body of a child under training to become an elite soldier belonging to a Demonic sect. He must then embrace and master the demonic arts and seek his revenge.
The MC masters the demonic arts to a whole different level and becomes invincible. No other character overpowers him throughout the series.
3) Legend of the Northern Blade
Number of Chapters: 139+
This manhwa features Moowon, the son of the great warrior and leader of the Northern Heavenly Sect, who protected the martial arts world from the evil Silent Night for decades. Moowon’s life takes a devastating turn when his father is forced to commit suicide to protect the lives of their people.
Now, orphaned with his clan scattered, Moowon dedicates his life to mastering the secret arts of his predecessors and becoming the greatest fighter. He swears to avenge his father’s unjust death and the other villains who are determined to ruin the world.
Moowon, as the MC of this manhwa, attains invincible martial arts skills and remains victorious over everyone who tries to take him down. Legend of the Northern Blade is undoubtedly one of the best murim manhwa highlighting an OP main character.
2) Nano Machine
Number of Chapters: 138+
This manhwa features an orphaned MC, Cheon Yeo-Woon, from a Demonic cult whose life is brutal and misfortunate. Until one fine day, a descendant of his from the future visits him and installs a nanomachine in Cheon Yeo-Woon’s body.
As the machine activates, it unlocks a great deal of power within him which easily surpasses the martial arts of his Demonic cult. The story then narrates the journey of Cheon Yeo-Woon rising to a whole new level and becoming the best martial artist of all time.
The manhwa features a gorgeous art style with a well-written plot and interesting characters. Each character contributes to the plot and showcases amazing development. Nano Machine is worthy of stealing the second place in our list, featuring one of the best-written OP main characters.
1) Rooftop Sword Master
Number of Chapters: 92+
This manhwa narrates the story of a bullied middle schooler, Seayoung, who ends up in a coma for nine months. After his surprise recovery, he finds out that his father ended his life fighting to bring justice to his son.
Seayoung finds himself with severe hatred toward this unjust and cruel world. However, one fine day mysterious voices urge him to open a door that leads to an unknown rooftop. An enormous sword engraved with the words “fighting sword” sat in the middle of this mysterious rooftop.
As soon as the MC wields the sword, he becomes a muscle giant with incredible strength and various combat abilities. He then swears to seek revenge on everyone responsible for ruining his life.
Seayoung is one the most overpowered main lead to be featured in a manhwa. His physical strength alone is beyond all the other MCs on our list. Therefore, Rooftop Sword Master wins the title of the best murim manhwa with an OP main character in our list.
We hope you enjoyed our list. We will be back with more such articles where we rank and discuss various manhwa based on various criteria. Until then, stay tuned and happy reading!
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