Before the timeskip, the importance of Haki had not been mentioned much, so it seemed that logia devil fruit users were invincible. However, all that changed after the timeskip, with Haki’s introduction, things were a lot different from before.
Luffy trained on how to use Haki by Rayleigh. Thanks to that, he was able to combine Haki with the Devil Fruit ability in a unique way, to increase his own strength. Currently, Luffy has become one of the best Haki users now and only a few characters can surpass Luffy. Here are the characters in One Piece showed better Haki than Luffy.
5. Tu Hoang
As the four most powerful pirates in the world, the current Yonko are Blackbeard, Big Mom, Kaido and Shanks. All of these characters are extremely powerful. Big Mom, Kaido and Shanks have been confirmed to use all three types of Haki. There is a huge difference between Luffy and Yonko’s power levels.
Luffy is definitely still lagging behind them, this was proved when Luffy encountered Kaido and Big Mom. Both times Luffy is easily crushed. But in the future, Luffy will catch up to them. However, currently all four of them are people who use Haki better than Luffy.
4. Dracule Mihaw’s Eye
Also known as the “World’s Strongest Swordsman”, Mihawk is the next on the list. He was a member of the Shichibukai before. Mihawk is called “Hawk Eyes”, due to his incredible vision.
Mihawk has fought Shanks many times, which is quite clear that he has excellent ability to use Haki. The full power of Mihawk has not been seen yet, however, he easily surpasses Luffy’s current level of Haki.
3. The Admiral of the Navy
Admiral is the largest “weapon” of the Marine Corps. They are the strongest warriors in the Navy after the Admiral of the Fleet. Each Admiral eats an extremely powerful Devil Fruit and they have a very high level of Haki. When both of them are combined, it creates an extremely dangerous combo. At Marineford, we have seen some cases where Aokiji and Akainu may have used observation Haki to avoid major attacks. The Navy admiral has the ability to defeat almost anyone but Yonko, and when confronted with this force Luffy will be in trouble.
Garp is hailed as a “Naval Hero”, he is one of the few people who can actually wage war against Pirate King Gol D. Roger. Garp can never catch Roger, but the two have mutual respect for each other. Garp doesn’t eat Devil Fruits and he relies on Haki to fight.
During the golden age, Garp was able to crush mountains with his fists. Garp’s skills may be reduced to the present, but surely he easily surpasses his nephew in strength.
Silvers Rayleigh is Luffy’s teacher, he trained him for 2 years. Luffy undergoes a fierce training of Rayleigh, so he knows how to use Haki and develop it. Rayleigh used to be the mate of Gol D. Roger. Even in his old age, Rayleigh was able to hold onto an Admiral quite easily. Although Luffy has yet to surpass his mentor, it is unknown in the future.