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(2021) Top 15 Strongest Hunters in Solo Leveling Novel Ranked

 Solo Leveling was initially a 2016 South Korean web novel titled I Only Level Up written by Chugong. It was illustrated as a webtoon in 2018 by Juang Sung-rak and Gi So-Ryeong, and so far has been spanned over 3 volumes. The main reason for its current rise in popularity is due to its interesting plot and beautifully illustrated panels. And so, we bring you a list of the Top 15 Strongest Hunters in Solo Leveling Ranked.

The plot of this webtoon is set in a world where portals connecting the human world to the supernatural have now become a common occurrence. However, many hunters step up to the challenge and now explore these dungeons for resources as a job. 

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Among these hunters is our E-rank protagonist, Sung Jin-woo, attempting to make a living. But with a sudden twist of fate, he ends up being trapped in a dungeon and so becomes a player in a System. This system allows him to level up by completing tasks and then grants him unique abilities.

However, there is more to the system than it seems, and with the constant appearance of portals, lives are put in harm’s way. And so it is the hunters and their Guilds that have to step up to save the day. The contents below may include some spoilers, so fans are requested to proceed with caution for the Top 15 Strongest Hunters in Solo Leveling Ranked.

Top 15 Strongest Hunters in Solo Leveling Novel Ranked-

  • 15. Hwang Dong Su –
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In the recent arc of the manga, Hwang Dong Su bore the spotlight for a considerable amount of time. Although a minor antagonist, he gained a boost from Norma and was considered to be stronger than most of his Korean S Rank counterparts.

The only commendable part about him is the fact that he was able to sustain a beat down from Sung Jin-Woo for a short moment. Other than that, he was also deemed worthy for a shadow extraction and now goes by the name Greed, which might hint at the true potential of his strength.


  • 14. Choi Jong In –
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Choi Jong In is a Korean S Rank level mage whose powers manifest in the form of flames. He has also dubbed the title of The Ultimate Soldier and displays a varying attack range of his fire magic.

He played his first major role in the series during the Jeju Island Raid Arc and was one of the main hunters to face the Ant colony head-on. 

Being a reliable Guild Master of the Hunters Guild, his most impressive moves are Flame Barrier, Locating Fire, and Flame spear. All of these moves were especially essential to ensure the survival of his raid team on Jeju Island.


  • 13. Reiji Sugimoto
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Although the series shows no expression of Reiji Sugimoto’s powers, the only hint of his power is that he is said to be the right hand of Goto Ryuji. All we know is that he was the second strongest in the Draw Sword Guild. 

Following the death of the Guild Master, he was promoted to fill that position. Considering the fact that the Guild Master was said to be the strongest Japanese hunter, this is the rank we place him at.


  • 12. Cha Hae In –
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With her heightened sense of Mana Smell, Cha Hae In is one of the strongest Korean S Rank Hunters. Since she also possesses other sharpened senses, she is quick to detect and react to danger.

She is a highly skilled swordsman, managed to hold her own against Igris, and even provoked him to attack. Her impressive moves, Blade of Light, Blade Dance, and Tremor of Provocation, played a considerable role in the Jeju Island Raid.


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  • 11. Yuri Orlov –
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Yuri Orlov is a Russian S Rank Mage who specialized in Barrier Mage. He played his main and final role during the Shinjuku Raid and displayed his huge ego and impressive skills there.

Despite being egoistic, he definitely has skills wide enough to make him the best Support-Type Hunter. He was successfully able to restrain two members of the Draw Sword Guild and was even able to clear S Rank dungeons by himself.


  • 10. Goto Ryuji
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Goto Ryuji was the cunning Guild Master of Draw Sword Guild and a main participant in the Jeju Island Raid. Being titled the strongest Japanese hunter, he definitely lived up to it.

He was one of the very few people to land a scratch of Sung Jin-Woo at full strength. With his keen senses and reflexes, he was able to react to the attacks of Beru and the Ant King.


  • 9. Lennart Niermann –
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Lennart is a German S Rank hunter and the Guild Master of the Richter Guild. He is the strongest German Hunter and ranks as the 12th strongest in the world. Matching his pretty blonde hair, his magic is supposed to be the charge type.

He also has immensely sharp senses, as, during the International Guild Conference Arc, he was the only Hunter able to sense Sung Jin Woo’s shadow armada.

Other than this, he is a practical and smart person whose quick decision-making skills are displayed as he appears to ask Sung Jin-Woo for help.


  • 8. Go Gun Hee –
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The president of the Korean Hunters Association was also known as the S rank among S ranks and was said to have the power to take on most girl Master at one despite his age. 

In the recent events of the series, witness that he had a special ability passed on from a Ruler and was called the fragment of luminosity.


  • 7. Jonas

The series crunches very little information on juniors; all we know is that he is the sixth strongest hunter in the world as per the records and is known as Brazil’s greatest hunter

He possesses the skills of Rulers Hand, which grants him the power of telekinesis, and also possesses Spiritual Body Manifestation. This probably means that he was the vessel of Rulers’.


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Solo Leveling National Rank Hunters- 

  • 6. Siddhart Bachchan –

The National-Level Hunter hails from India, is none other than Siddhart Bachchan. He hasn’t officially debuted in the illustrated series but is said to be the fourth strongest hunter in the world. 

Like most of the strongest hunters of the world, he too possesses the ability of telekinesis through Rulers’ Hands and Spiritual Body Manifestation.


  • 5. Christopher Reed –
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Christopher Reed is America’s strongest hunter. He is an S rank National level hunter and the third strongest hunter in the world. 

He possesses Rulers’ hands, and his Spiritual Body Manifestation produces a flame-covered beast. Although powerful, he was a little conceited about his abilities which later landed him in trouble. 


  • 4. Liu Zhigang –
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Lui Zhigang is also known as the Hero of China. Other than being an S-rank National level hunter, he is also the second strongest hunter in the world. He is a vessel of a Ruler and was the strongest hunter in Asia before he was surpassed by Sung Jin-woo. 

During Jeju Island Raid Arc, he massacred hundreds of mutant ants with a single blow. And like most of the Rulers’ vessels, he too possesses the power of Rulers’ Hands and Spiritual Body Manifestation.


  • 3. Thomas Andre –
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Thomas Andre was one of the main members we met at the international Hunters conference as the Guild Master of the Scavenger Guild. He is a national-level hunter from America, possesses the skills of a tanker, and is also known as the Goliath. 

He’s also known as the strongest tank in the world and is a vessel of a Ruler. In terms of strength, he managed to have a drawn-out battle with Sung Jin Woo and also manages to fight the Beast Monarch for some time.


  • 2. Sung Il Hwang (Not National Rank Hunter)
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Sung Il Hwang is the father of Sung Jin-woo and he is said to be have been trapped in a Dungeon for about 10 years. While being trapped there, is possible that he has absorbed mana and gained experience from his trials there.

He is also a medium of the Ruler and just possesses some of their powers. Later on, in the web novel, he also stands up to the monarchs and manages to take on two Monarchs by himself. 


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  • 1. Sung Jin-Woo
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The previous E rank reawakened hunter is now the strongest in the world. Other than possessing heightened senses, he has also overcome the system set by the Absolute Being.

He possesses the ability of necromancy, possesses immense endurance and speed, and can even increase his physical abilities. He also has skills like Dominators Touch, Shadow Exchange, Ruler’s Authority and can summon his armada of shadow soldiers.


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And with this, we conclude with our list of the Top 15 Strongest Hunters in Solo Leveling Ranked. While some characters of the web novel have been illustrated but not explained, there are others who have been introduced to us but only in words.

Although the series displays a plethora of amazingly talented characters, we hope that the list we’ve provided includes the characters you’ve hoped for. Well, we’ll be back with another article to keep you informed and kickin’, so until then, stay safe, stay tuned, and stay hyped.


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