20 Best Wuxia & Xianxia Chinese Dramas Of All Time You Need To Watch ASAP

Guys, if you’ve been in the Cdrama-verse for long and you plan to stay here, then there’s no escaping Xianxia and Wuxia dramas. 

For the uninitiated, Wuxia dramas deliver a fantastic blend of historical fiction and martial arts, while Xianxia dramas heavily feature elements of mythology, fantasy, and cultivation. 

The primary difference between Xianxia and Wuxia dramas is that Xianxia dramas are primarily about advanced martial arts while Xianxia dramas venture into more fantastical and mystical realms.

That’s to say, while Xianxia dramas heavenly incorporate spiritual energy, magical artefacts, and mythical creatures, wuxia dramas typically feature extraordinary martial arts skills without extensive magical elements. 

And, while wuxia dramas often have a more sombre atmosphere because of their thematic leanings, xianxia dramas oftentimes feel otherworldly. 

In this post, I’ll be listing 20 amazing wuxia and xianxia romance Chinese dramas that will give you all the feels and more – I promise you’ll love them!

1. The Untamed

Adapted from Mo Xiang Tong Xiu’s novel Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, this romantic xianxia drama is really the sweetest thing to watch.

Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji, talented disciples from respected clans, meet, discover a hidden secret, and unite to confront a looming threat. 

Tragedy strikes when Wei Wu Xian dies, and revived years later, he hides behind a mask and reunites with Lan Wang Ji to solve mysteries and uncover the truth. 

2. Love Between Fairy And Devil

Legend has it that Dongfang Qing Cang, of the Moon Tribe, sought terrible power and ended up becoming an emotionless monster – He killed his father, took the Moon Supreme position, and led 100,000 soldiers on a path of devastation. 

To save the world, the first God of War sacrificed herself, sealing his army and primordial spirit in Haotian Tower, and only the vanished Goddess of Xishan can prevent his return. 

After 30,000 years, Orchid, a weak flower fairy, faces the Moon Supreme in Haotian Tower, triggering events that may change the world’s fate.

3. Word of Honor

To escape the assassin organization “The Window of Heaven,” leader Zhou Zi Shu performs an obligatory departure technique that leaves him with only three years to live. 

Disguising his face, he lives as a wandering drunkard in the martial arts world, and three months later, he meets Wen Ke Xing, who quickly sees through his façade. 

As they get entangled in a conspiracy involving the legendary key to a powerful armoury called the Glazed Armor, they become closer.

This is yet another wuxia Cdrama you absolutely do not want to miss. It’s one of the best out there, and I’m certain you’ll enjoy it. 

4. Who Rules The World

Who Rules The World features one of the strongest, wittiest female leads in a Cdrama I’ve watched to date.

The romance is just the right amount of soft, and I just know it’s a quick fave. 

5. Legend Of Fu Yao

Adopted as an orphan, Fu Yao served as a slave for the Xuan Yuan sect in the Taiyuan Kingdom, and after enduring tragedies, she sets out on a journey to lift the curse that blighted her life. 

Along the way, she meets Zhang Sun Wu Ji, the Crown Prince of Tianquan, and they fall in love, and together, they tackle political issues in the five kingdoms and uncover secrets about her birth.

6. Till The End Of The Moon

In a demon-dominated era, Li Su Su time-travels as Ye Xi Wu to prevent the resurrection of Tantai Jin, the future demon lord she’s married to. 

But witnessing his past complicates her mission, and if you’re in the mood for a xianxia romantic Chinese drama about star-crossed lovers, you’re going to appreciate this drama.

7. Princess Agents

Set during the chaotic times of Wei, innocent citizens are often kidnapped and turned into slaves. 

Chu Qiao, a slave girl, is saved by Prince Yan Xun of Yanbei, and she joins the powerful Yu Wen family, witnesses their bloody power struggle, and catches the attention of Yu Wen Yue. 

8. The Wolf

A boy raised by wolves falls in love with Ma Zhai Xing, the daughter of a noble lord. 

Wrongly accused of murder, he’s rescued by King Chu Kui and adopted as Prince Bo. 

Years later, he reunites with Ma Zhai Xing, but war erupts, forcing them to choose sides. 

9. Legend Of Yun Xi

This romantic wuxia Chinese drama follows Han Yun Xi, a skilled lady doctor who marries into the royal family and gets caught in palace politics while falling in love with her husband. 

Set during a chaotic time with three kingdoms, she impresses with her medical and poison skills, gaining admiration and friendship from those around her.

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10. One And Only

Zhou Sheng Chen, raised by his brother, the Emperor, becomes a loyal general. 

Cui Shi Yi, betrothed to the Crown Prince, faces tragic events and becomes mute. 

Zhou returns to the capital amid political turmoil, and Cui’s betrothal changes to the sickly future Crown Prince. 

Zhou accepts Cui as his disciple to mend ties with her family, and they form a strong bond, but their principles and palace power struggles test their relationship.

11. Love Better Than Immortality

In the year 2196, technology has made once extraordinary things, like immortality, ordinary. 

Dissatisfied with her life, Chun Hua decides to trade her immortality for a chance at true love. 

And, she awakens in a new world, believing Xiao Bai is her destined love, but Shangguan Qiu Yue keeps interfering. 

Now, she questions whether giving up immortality was the right choice. This is yet another romantic wuxia drama that has the lead’s growth as its cornerstone – you’ll love it!

12. The Starry Love

In a human tribe, the queen gives birth to twin girls – The older sister, gentle Qing Kui, is engaged to the heavenly prince, while the younger, clever Ye Tan, is betrothed to the demon prince. 

But a mix-up occurs, leading to unexpected marriages, and this triggers beautiful romances and a far-reaching conspiracy across the four realms.

13. The King’s Woman

The King's woman cdrama

Gong Sun Li, the granddaughter of military commander Gong Sun Yu, is in love with her childhood friend Jing Ke. 

So, they escape together when Qin troops attack but Sun Li is captured by the Qin Emperor, Ying Zheng, due to her stunning beauty. 

She later realizes she’s pregnant with Jing Ke’s child, and Ying Zheng raises the child as his own. 

Tragedy strikes when Jing Ke attempts to assassinate Ying Zheng, and if you think this is chaotic, you’re in for much, much, much more.

This tragic romance wuxia Chinese drama is literally everything, and I can’t recommend it more. 

14. The Blue Whisper

In Flower Valley, the skilled spiritual master, Ji Yun He, feels trapped by a dark secret. 

A merman named Changyi arrives, sent by Princess Shunde, demanding Yun He’s help in making him human and surrendering his pearl. 

The catch is that she must work with her sworn enemy, Lin Hao Qing, and as she spends time with the merman, she grows closer to him, leading to a difficult decision between his freedom and her own.

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15. Miss the Dragon

A dragon king, Yuchi Longyan, saves a young maidservant, Liu Ying, who later reincarnates as Gu Qing Yan. 

In each lifetime, Yuchi Longyan silently protects her while promising to rescue Xia Hou Xue, a misunderstanding leads to a promise of marriage. 

This beautiful, romantic wuxia chine drama revolves around a three-lifetime promise of waiting for a loved one, and it is adapted from the game Yu Long by Cheng Guang Games.

16. Fights Breaks Sphere

Xiao Yan, a gifted child, loses his powers in a strength-driven world, causing embarrassment to his family. 

At 15, he accidentally summons Yao Lao, who helps him rapidly improve his skills. 

When his family is assassinated, Xiao Yan sets out to find the killer and bring peace to the martial world.

17. Back From The Brink

After being betrayed and dismembered by his lover, ancient dragon Tian Yao’s soul escapes and is reborn, and he then meets Yan Hui, who possesses his heart protection scale. 

Together, they work to retrieve his stolen body parts and encounter a mysterious bond between them. 

Yan Hui learns about her true origin during their journey, and I’m certain you’ll enjoy Back From The Brink if you want a drama that will introduce you to unforgettable characters who will become dear to you. 

18. The Romance of Hua Rong

Hua Rong’s dream adventure turns into a nightmare when she’s kidnapped by the pirate Qin Shang Cheng. 

She manages to escape her island prison and encounters Prince Jin Yi Wen, who instantly falls for her, but Shang Cheng is determined to recapture her as his lost treasure.

19. Ice Fantasy

Centuries after the war between the Fire Tribe and the Ice Tribe, the second prince of the Fire Tribe is killed during a visit to the Ice Tribe, and the Fire King seizes this as an opportunity to initiate a new war. 

In the midst of the chaos, the two Ice Princes, Ka Suo and Ying Kong Shi, flee to the mortal world and seek aid from realm guardian Li Luo to acquire the Six Tribes’ Ice Crystals to save their captured family and the Ice Tribe.

20. Lost Love In Times

Feng Qing Chen, a sorceress of Mingyi Tower, meets Yuan Ling, a prince of Western Wei. 

They develop feelings for each other, but Qing Chen hides her emotions to support Yuan Ling’s rise to power, but the court opposes their marriage due to her involvement in black magic. 

On the wedding day, Yuan Zhan initiates a coup, leading Qing Chen to use her powers to reset the universe and stop the violence.

I hope you’ve found one or two or ten romantic wuxia and xianxia dramas to watch – they’re all so good!

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