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The Best Episodes of Overlord

Every episode of Overlord ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Overlord!

In the year 2138, virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, one player named Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

Genres:AnimationSci-Fi & FantasyAction & Adventure

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The best episode of "Overlord" is "A Handful of Hope", rated 8.7/10 from 317 user votes. It was directed by Kazuaki Terasawa and written by N/A. "A Handful of Hope" aired on 8/28/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Dark Warrior".

  • A Handful of Hope
    8.7/10 317 votes

    #1 - A Handful of Hope

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-08-28

    The worker group Foresight is teleported to the fighting arena in the sixth floor to challenge the great Ains Ooal Gown. Ains tries to restrain his smoldering fury as he disposes the last of the filthy thieves that dare trample into his treasured Nazarick.

    Director: Kazuaki Terasawa

    Writer: N/A

  • The Dark Warrior
    8.6/10 365 votes

    #2 - The Dark Warrior

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-09-01

    Momonga and Narberal begin their respective battles against Clementine and Khajit. Momonga takes this chance to learn about the mechanics of fighting in this world, but in the end, he must show Clementine the consequences of offending him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jaldabaoth
    8.5/10 236 votes

    #3 - Jaldabaoth

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-03-20

    Demiurge takes charge of Nazarick’s forces, laying out the mission to strike at Eight Fingers. Meanwhile, Lakyus details a similar mission to her squad captains. Sebas, Climb, and Brain raid Six Arms’ compound together.

    Director: Kazuaki Terasawa

    Writer: N/A

  • Well-prepared Traps
    8.4/10 171 votes

    #4 - Well-prepared Traps

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2022-09-13

    To gain more information, Ains and Albedo use themselves as bait as they approach the royal capital. Azuth comes to defend the capital and quickly separates the two. While the two of them exchange blows in the air, a mysterious figure comes to visit Ains

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bloody Valkyrie
    8.3/10 315 votes

    #5 - The Bloody Valkyrie

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-09-22

    Though Shalltear’s skill set puts Momonga at a complete disadvantage, he steps forward into battle. He gave various world items to his guardians to ensure the safety of Nazarick in his absence. Now, all that is left is a battle of life and death!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • War of Words
    8.3/10 238 votes

    #6 - War of Words

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-09-04

    Ainz sends Aura and Mare to the Empire with a message. Come and apologize or watch as your country burn to the ground. With no other option, Emperor Jircniv heads toward Nazarick with the head of a noble in tow. Though, things are not as they seem.

    Director: Akiko Nakano

    Writer: N/A

  • Massacre
    8.3/10 244 votes

    #7 - Massacre

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-09-25

    The war is finally starting. The Empire plans to use this chance to see the depths of the Sorcerer King’s strength and the Kingdom is confident that their have fully prepared themselves for this war. Gazef stands ready. Now, let the despair begin.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Invasion of the Royal Capital
    8.3/10 119 votes

    #8 - Invasion of the Royal Capital

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2022-09-20

    Everyone in the Re-Estize Kingdom makes their final preparations as the Sorcerer Kingdom's army invades the royal capital. Some try to escape and some just wait to die. But there are a few among them who wish to fight until the very end.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Last King
    8.2/10 155 votes

    #9 - The Last King

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-09-06

    Ains and his army marches towards the royal capital to finally annihilate the Re-Estize Kingdom. Various forces prepare themselves for the coming onslaught. Before the last battle, Zanac rides alone to meet with Ains for a peaceful discussion.

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: N/A

  • Player VS Non Player Character
    8.1/10 297 votes

    #10 - Player VS Non Player Character

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-09-29

    Momonga reminds Shalltear that he is the master of Nazarick and that his name carries the weight of all the supreme beings of Ains Ooal Gown. After the battle comes to a close, Momonga quickly takes action to strengthen the defenses of Nazarick.

    Director: Kunio Wakabayashi

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • The Final Battle of the Disturbance
    8.1/10 217 votes

    #11 - The Final Battle of the Disturbance

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-03-27

    Evileye petitions Momon to help her, and he begins fighting the disguised Demiurge. As Climb and the others try to get Tuare out of the compound, they face resistance. Renner convenes an emergency strategy meeting.

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ultimate Trump Card
    8.1/10 219 votes

    #12 - The Ultimate Trump Card

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-04-03

    The guardsmen and adventurers face a daunting array of demons until Momon arrives and takes charge. Brain once again comes face to face with Shalltear. While Evileye is occupied, Demiurge reveals his plan to Ains.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Butterfly Entangled in a Spider’s Web
    8.1/10 234 votes

    #13 - Butterfly Entangled in a Spider’s Web

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-08-21

    The foolish workers that have entered the Tomb of Nazarick greatly anger Ains Ooal Gown. Albedo and the others have already finished preparations for their welcome and Lord Ains watches on, determined that not a single one leaves his tomb alive.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Another Battle
    8.1/10 224 votes

    #14 - Another Battle

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-09-18

    Carne Village is in a pinch once again. An army led by the first prince of Re-Estize has appeared, demanding to be let in so the villagers can be questioned about Ains Ooal Gown. Enri must make a decision for the village and its people.

    Director: Ryuta Kawahara

    Writer: N/A

  • The Witch of the Falling Kingdom
    8.1/10 124 votes

    #15 - The Witch of the Falling Kingdom

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2022-09-27

    Princess Renner decides to stay with her father and struggle against the Sorcerer King until the very end. Climb follows the orders of the princess and sneaks out of the royal palace only to be surprised at what he greets him when he returns.

    Director: Kyosuke Takada

    Writer: N/A

  • Ruler of Death
    8.0/10 317 votes

    #16 - Ruler of Death

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-07-28

    Momonga finds that the attackers of Carne Village were Slane Theocracy soldiers dressed as people from the Baharuth Empire. As the attack to lure and eliminate Gazef Stronoff continues, Momonga takes this chance to continue his tests…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Freezing God
    8.0/10 230 votes

    #17 - The Freezing God

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-02-06

    At the outpost in the Tob Forest, Ains strategizes with his guardians, and imposes Shalltear’s penance upon her. The Lizard Man chiefs assemble and receive Cocytus on the battlefield for their final showdown.

    Director: Kazuaki Terasawa

    Writer: N/A

  • Player vs Player
    8.0/10 226 votes

    #18 - Player vs Player

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-10-02

    Gazef challenges Ains to a duel that is impossible to win and Ains decides to accept. The battle will soon come to an end and the fate of E-Rantel will be decided. Even amongst the bloodshed, Gazef and Ains both hold the other in deep respect.

    Director: Kazuaki Terasawa

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ruler of Conspiracy
    8.0/10 169 votes

    #19 - The Ruler of Conspiracy

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-07-26

    While Albedo and the others make their moves toward world domination, Ains has his own little plan. He wants to cultivate true adventurers to explore the unknown, like the players in Yggdrasil. His recruitment efforts bring him to the Baharuth Empire...

    Director: Masaki Matsumura

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Twin Swords of Slashing Death
    7.9/10 284 votes

    #20 - Twin Swords of Slashing Death

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-08-25

    After Momonga registers Hamusuke with the guild, he goes to Nphirea’s home to find that his client has been kidnapped. The zombified remains of the Swords of Darkness litter the storage room. And there, Momonga finds the tortured body of Ninya.

    Director: Kunio Wakabayashi

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • The Impending Crisis
    7.9/10 164 votes

    #21 - The Impending Crisis

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-08-09

    Ains decides to lend a hand to the dwarves fighting against the Quagoa, but not for free. He wants to gather Gondo and the other runesmiths for the Sorcerer Kingdom. At the same time, Ains happens to find the perfect chance to teach Shalltear a thing or two.

    Director: Norikazu Ishigooka

    Writer: Yukie Sugawara

  • Frost Dragon Lord
    7.9/10 162 votes

    #22 - Frost Dragon Lord

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-08-16

    The Clan Lord discovers that Ains and his group are approaching the royal capital and asks the frost dragons for help. The Dragon Lord sends his son to intercept the party, while Ains decides to split up the group to confront the Quagoa and frost dragons.

    Director: Kyosuke Takada

    Writer: N/A

  • Countdown to Extinction
    7.9/10 151 votes

    #23 - Countdown to Extinction

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-08-30

    The Sorcerer Kingdom declares war against the Re-Estize Kingdom and gives them exactly one month to prepare. Ains plans to show the world what happens to the enemies of Ains Ooal Gown. However, a few in Nazarick consider this massacre excessive.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Battle of Carne Village
    7.8/10 318 votes

    #24 - The Battle of Carne Village

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-07-21

    Momonga continues his efforts to protect Nazarick from the unknown forces he may be up against in this world. As he manipulates the Mirror of Remote Viewing, he notices a village being attacked and decides to test his strength against humans.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Army of Death
    7.7/10 229 votes

    #25 - Army of Death

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-01-30

    The alliance of the Lizard men win the battle and defeat the army of undead. The defeat guardian Cocytus and the new ability to learn from their mistakes, prove that the guardians can adapt to new situations. Ainz Ooal Gown therefore changes his tactics, ordering Cocytus to bring the Lizard men to their knees and under the rule of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A