The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
8. The Battle of the Fist of the First Men
Episodes: Season 2, Episode 10 & Season 3, Episode 1, “Valar Marghulis” & “Valar Dohaeris”
This is one of the most significant battles in the series when it comes to the endgame of the show. For the first time since The Long Night over 8,000 years ago, men battle White Walkers beyond the wall. While the Night’s Watch suffers extremely heavy casualties as White Walkers and wights descend on their camp, it verifies their existence for many and warns them that there’s an imminent threat. Samwell Tarley (John Bradley) lives to tell the tale and spread the news that there is a bigger enemy beyond the wall than the Wildlings. Despite most of the battle happening off-screen, the implications and the first sight of the White Walker army, make it one of the best of the series.