10 Best Episodes of Arcane - Season 1

Amid the stark discord of twin cities Piltover and Zaun, two sisters fight on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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Arcane - S1E2

#9 - Some Mysteries Are Better Left Unsolved (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Idealistic inventor Jayce attempts to harness magic through science—despite his mentor's warnings. Criminal kingpin Silco tests a powerful substance.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1623 votes.

Arcane - S1E1

#8 - Welcome to the Playground (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Orphaned sisters Vi and Powder bring trouble to Zaun's underground streets in the wake of a heist in posh Piltover.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1829 votes.

Arcane - S1E4

#7 - Happy Progress Day! (Season 1 - Episode 4)

With Piltover prospering from their tech, Jayce and Viktor weigh their next move. A familiar face re-emerges from Zaun to wreak havoc.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1479 votes.

Arcane - S1E5

#6 - Everybody Wants to Be My Enemy (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Rogue enforcer Caitlyn tours the undercity to track down Silco. Jayce puts a target on his back trying to root out Piltover corruption.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 1440 votes.

Arcane - S1E6

#5 - When These Walls Come Tumbling Down (Season 1 - Episode 6)

An eager protégé undermines his mentor on the council as a magical tech rapidly evolves. With authorities in pursuit, Jinx must face her past.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 1452 votes.

Arcane - S1E7

#4 - The Boy Savior (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Caitlyn and Vi meet an ally in Zaun’s streets and head into a frenzied battle with a common foe. Viktor makes a dire decision.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 1387 votes.

Arcane - S1E8

#3 - Oil and Water (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Disowned heir Mel and her visiting mother trade combat tactics. Caitlyn and Vi forge an unlikely alliance. Jinx undergoes a startling change.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 1366 votes.

Arcane - S1E3

#2 - The Base Violence Necessary for Change (Season 1 - Episode 3)


An epic showdown between old rivals results in a fateful moment for Zaun. Jayce and Viktor risk it all for their research.

The episode was rated 8.67 from 1668 votes.

Arcane - S1E9

#1 - The Monster You Created (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Perilously close to war, the leaders of Piltover and Zaun reach an ultimatum. But a fateful standoff changes both cities forever.

The episode was rated 8.82 from 1500 votes.

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