Best Wuxia Series and Xianxia Chinese Dramas. Wuxia means “martial arts hero”. Wuxia dramas often tell the adventures of martial artists and the genre is popular in Chinese-speaking communities around the world.
Meanwhile, Xianxia is a genre that focuses on the story of the three realms, the heaven realm, the human realm, and the underground realm.
In this genre, the protagonist gains knowledge of martial arts from internal energy, magic, and moves and has an obsession to develop immortality, it is obtained from the influence of Taoism.
There have been many Wuxia and Xianxia TV series airing over the past few years. All of them received a very good response and rating. Here are my picks of the 22 best Wuxia series ever.
The Best Wuxia Series and Xianxia Chinese Dramas Ever
1. Back From the Brink
Back From the Brink is the newest Xianxia drama that you can watch now. The storyline of this series follows the story of the ancient dragon Tian Yao who was betrayed by his lover.
Today he finds himself badly injured and heartbroken because the woman he loved betrayed him by dismembering him and removing his dragon scales, and sealing his body parts in five places.
But due to luck, his soul managed to escape. Now he is reborn and meets Yan Hui, a girl who vows to protect him as he retrieves his lost bones.
The two then embark on a journey to collect Tian Yao’s dragon parts and recover his powers. Along the way, the two grow closer and begin a romantic relationship. They also unravel a big mystery when Yan Hui finds out his true origins.
2. Love Between Fairy and Devil
This Chinese Wuxia series tells the story of Dongfang Qing Cang, a man from the moon tribe who becomes an emotionless monster. He then usurped the position of Moon Supreme by killing his own father and led an army of 100,000 Moon Tribe soldiers on the path of destruction.
In order to save the world and stop Dongfang Qing Cang and his army, the first God of War Shuiyuntian destroyed his primordial spirit.
Dongfang Qing Cang’s primordial army and spirit were sealed and his body was locked in the Haotian Tower under the immortal bonds of the Haotian Matrix.
However, if his primordial spirit was restored and Dongfang Qing Cang broke free from his tower, the world would be in danger once again. Legend has it that only Goddess Xishan could avert this catastrophe, but she disappeared without a trace.
30,000 years after the War God’s first sacrifice, a disturbance occurred in the Haotian Matrix. While trying to help the new God of War strengthen the Matrix, Orchid, a weak and low-ranking flower fairy, accidentally finds herself inside Haotian Tower.
She was currently facing the Moon Supreme himself. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that threatens to change the fate of the world once again. This is one of the best Wuxia dramas that you can watch right now on Netflix.
See Also: Love Between Fairy and Devil Review
3. Joy of Life
Fan Xian was born in the ancient kingdom of Southern Qing with 21st-century memories. He lives in a rural town as the illegitimate son of the Minister of Finance, raised by his grandmother.
His mother, Ye Qingmei, was a famous inventor and founder of the Overwatch Department, the nation’s spy network, but was killed shortly after her son was born.
From then on, Fan Xian was protected by the blind martial arts expert, Wu Zhu, his mother’s bodyguard, and learned martial arts and poison arts as a child.
After an assassination attempt, he decides to venture into the capital to find out more about his mysterious mother and why anyone would want to kill her.
4. Love You Seven Times
Chu Kong is a God of War who lost his memory after the battle with Cang Hai of the Mo Luo Divine Clan 30,000 years ago.
He managed to defeat Cang Hai and throw him into the void. But the battle also caused Chu Kong’s primordial spirit to suffer damage.
Meanwhile, a prophecy appears that Cang Hai will return in 1,000 years, and now Chu Kong must immediately repair his primordial spirit. However, the method is not easy, because he has to undergo 7 love tribulations in the Mortal Realm.
On the other hand, Xiang Yun was a cloud that was transformed into a fairy by Master Red Thread. She currently works at the Marriage Pavilion and is in charge of finding a match for Chu Kong for his plight.
However, an accident causes the two to be tied together through the thread of fate. Therefore, Xiang Yun was forced to become Chu Kong’s partner temporarily.
Cast: Ding Yu Xi and Yang Chao Yue
Watch On: iQiyi
See Also: Love You Seven Times Review
5. The Untamed
Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji, two talented disciples from a respected clan, meet during training and accidentally discover a secret that has been hidden for years.
Taking on the legacy of their ancestors, they decide to rid the world of an ominous threat. But in an unexpected turn of events, Wei Wu Xian died.
Sixteen years later, Wei Wu Xian is revived through a ritual of self-sacrifice. He hides himself behind a mask and assumes the identity of the summoner.
Soon, Wei Wu Xian reunites with Lan Wang Ji and they begin to work together to solve the mysteries of the present and uncover the truth behind events in the past.
Cast: Xiao Zhan, Wang Yi Bo, Wang Zhuo Cheng, Xuan Lu.
Watch On: Netflix, Viki
6. Word of Honor
Word of Honor tells the story of Zhou Zi Shu, the leader of the assassination organization The Window of Heaven performing a mandatory departure technique to enjoy the three years he has left to live.
He disguised his face and tried to live out the rest of his days as a drunk wandering the world of martial arts.
Three months later, he meets the mysterious Wen Ke Xing, who immediately notices Zhou Zi Shu’s face. The two then become entangled in a conspiracy regarding the Glazed Armor, the protected legendary key to a powerful arsenal.
Cast: Zhang Zhe Han, Gong Jun, Zhou Ye, Asher Ma.
Watch On: Netflix, Viki
7. The Starry Love
This Chinese drama Xianxia focuses on two twin girls born to the Queen of the human tribe. The older sister Qing Kui, who is gentle and kind, is betrothed to the prince of heaven.
Meanwhile, her younger sister, Ye Tan, is a clever and cunning person, shunned by her own people and betrothed to a demon prince.
However, due to a mix-up, the two sisters were married off to the wrong husbands or switched. It paved the way for two beautiful romances and also sparked a conspiracy that rocked the four realms.
Cast: Chen Xing Xu, Landy Li, Luke Chen, and He Xuan Lin
Watch On: Viki
See Also: The Starry Love Chinese Drama Review
8. The Wolf
The story follows a boy raised by wolves who falls in love with the young Ma Zhai Xing, the daughter of a general and noble. Accused of killing the god Emperor’s brother, the boy was hunted down, driven off a cliff, and then saved by King Chu Kui.
Hearing about the extraordinary strength of the wolf cub, King Chu Kui decided to adopt him. The wolf boy changed his name to Chu You Wen and bestowed the title “Prince Bo” on him.
Eight years passed, Prince Bo then met his childhood sweetheart. Because his family members were victims of the massacre, Prince Bo refrained from admitting his true identity even though he still loved him.
9. Legend of Fei
Zhou Fei is the grandson of a national hero who was forced to become a bandit to serve the greater good. For 20 years, he was locked up in his birthplace.
Bored, he wanted to run away and repeatedly tried to escape until he almost drowned. Luckily he was saved by a free-spirited young martial artist named Xie Yun. The duo forms an unlikely friendship and decide to hone their fighting skills together.
Cast: Zhao Li Ying, Wang Yi Bo, Zhang Hui Wen, Chen Ruo Xuan.
Watch On: Viki
10. Eternal Love
This drama tells of the Nine-Tailed Fox Bai Qian, the youngest daughter of the Fox King, who is brought to Kunlun Mountain to become a disciple of the God of War, Mo Yuan. While studying there, a war broke out which caused Mo Yuan to sacrifice his life to seal the demon lord.
Seventy thousand years later, Bai Qian also tries to sacrifice herself to reseal the demon lord but is instead thrown into the mortal realm where she loses all her memories and divine powers.
Cast: Yang Mi, Mark Chao, Gao Wei Guang, Dilraba Dilmurat.
Watch On: Viki, Netflix
11. Till The End of The Moon
This wuxia drama is set in an era when demons rule over cultivators and humans who corrupt and make them miserable. The cultivator elders then believed that it was very important to send someone back in time to find the devil king’s origins and prevent his awakening.
Li Su Su is a girl who accepts the mission and takes on the identity of the mortal Ye Xi Wu, the second daughter of General Ye. She is about to marry Tantai Jin, the captive prince and future demon lord, and is determined to destroy him.
She was aware that in the future he would slaughter countless people. But as witnesses to Tantai Jin’s past life and rise to power, an unexpected story emerges, complicating his quest.
Cast: Luo Yun Xi and Bai Lu
Watch On: Netflix
See Also: Till The End of The Moon Review
12. Handsome Siblings
This best wuxia series tells the story of twin brothers who were separated at birth but grew up to become supreme martial artists.
Raised to get back at each other, they soon found themselves to be the best of friends. Together they vow to take over the world of martial arts and seek their true identity.
That was the recommendation for the best Wuxia series and Chinese drama Xianxian. Leave me in the comments section below which drama you would like to watch.