Silvers Rayleigh, also known as the “Dark King”, is the former first mate of the Roger Pirates and one of the most powerful characters in One Piece World. He is also known as the “Right Hand of the Pirate King”. He became a coating mechanic in Sabaody Archipelago at some point after Roger died and the crew was disbanded. He served as Luffy’s mentor in the use of Haki during the two year timeskip. Rayleigh is shown to possess great mastery of Haki, and made use of all three types while teaching Luffy about them, and training him in the basics.
He has mastered Conqueror’s Haki to the extent that he can render a specific target completely unconscious. He is able to do this without adversely affecting anybody else near the initial target. Armament Haki allows Rayleigh to create a force similar to an invisible armor around himself. When he uses Busoshoku Haki ,he can redirect an attack from Admiral Kizaru.
Recently, we have seen Luffy was mastering Armament Haki in Wano. In the Prisoner Mine, Luffy wipes out the Pleasures in the sumo ring with ease as he works on repelling his opponents with Armament Haki. Luffy is trying to improve his Armament Haki like what Rayleigh did when he first demonstrated the Haki to him. But Rayleigh’s Armament Haki showed him was really advanced since he could hit or deflect objects without even touching it.
Observation Haki allows Rayleigh to sense the emotions and nature of others. He can sense people all over the island he is currently on while most people can sense only in their immediate vicinity.
We also saw “Luffy Gear 4th vs. Rayleigh” in Episode 870, Rayleigh easily defeated Luffy Gear 4th. It reminds us that Rayleigh is still one of the strongest beings in the entire One Piece World. He could easily defeat Luffy just like Kaido did if he was a bit more serious. It makes me think that Rayleigh is close to Yonko level if not Yonko level!
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