I have watched LOCH and ROCH on the internet, havent read any novel at all. This is the impression I have about the greats:
- Guo Jing being the most powerful of all, kicked JLFW and other mongolians arse single handidly, while being surrounded by whole army. He has access to a wide variety of arts including two of the most powerful of the time.
- Zhou Bo Tong: He is said to be slightly above other greats. Yang Guo (when he is sad, since he was able to beat JLFW)
- Hong Qigong, HYS, Yideng, OYF
- Yang Guo (Normal, he was about to be killed by JLFW), JLFW ( JLFW was killed by YG. I dont consider him to be on par with other greats, because i dont see YG good enough to kill ZBT or HYS)
on side note I believe JLFW>YG (Normal) YG (Sad)> JLFW
- QQR, Huang Rong (She thrashed LMC easily), XLN ( she was below LMC until she learned L/R technique from ZBT and thrashed JLFW and Mongolians.)
*I dont know how good WCY is. Because in LOCH OYF commented that if ZBT has learned nine Yin then even WCY cant match him. LCY has been mentioned as slightly below WCY.
On the other hand ZBT told JLFW at the end of ROCH if he can even take 10 moves from WCY if he were alive.
Therefore I think WCY to be equal to ZBT.