The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
2. The Battle at Hardhome
Episode: Season 5, Episode 8, “Hardhome”
There have been battles against the White Walkers and wights throughout Game of Thrones, but this is the best of them all. At the Hardhome camp beyond the wall, Jon tries to convince the Wildlings to fight with him against the undead threat. While they’re resistant, they eventually agree to come with him to Castle Black. Until the army of the undead comes to them. The Night King and his army invade Hardhome (with impeccable timing, we may add, considering they did it when Jon was there) and a battle ensues. We learn here what can and can’t kill them (Valyrian Steel for the win!) and see the true might of their undead craze. Fans will never forget the moment when survivors begin escaping on boats and the Night King raises his hands with those who died in the battle rising up behind him, now part of his army.