The best writers of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

This is a list compiled of the best writers on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," ordered from greatest to least. I also list all of the episodes they wrote in order from greatest to least, with my ratings of each episode in parenthesis.

(The first three are especially amazing.)
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1.
Joss Whedon
Writer, The Avengers
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon...
“ Episodes:

Amends (10/10)
Restless (10/10)
The Gift (10/10)
Hush (9.5/10)
Once More, with Feeling (9.5/10)
Chosen (9.5/10)
Becoming Part 2 (9.5/10)
The Body (9/10)
Becoming Part 1 (9/10)
Innocence (9/10)
Graduation Day Part 2 (9/10)
Graduation Day Part 1 (9/10)
Doppelgangland (9/10)
Who Are You (9/10)
Anne (8.5/10)
Lie to Me (8.5/10)
Family (8.5/10)
Prophecy Girl (8.5/10)
Lessons (8/10)
The Harvest (8/10)
Welcome to the Hellmouth (8/10)
When She Was Bad (8/10)
The Freshman (7.5/10)
Ted (7.5/10) with David Greenwalt
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Best Season: 3 ” - JohnSlash
 
2.
“ Episodes:

Seeing Red (9.5/10)
Blood Ties (9/10)
Dead Things (9/10)
Spiral (8.5/10)
All the Way (8/10) ” - JohnSlash
 
3.
Drew Goddard
Producer, The Martian
Drew Goddard was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated in 1993. He then attended the University of Colorado, and worked as a production assistant in L.A. after graduation. A spec script Drew wrote based on Six Feet Under came to the attention of both Marti Noxon at Buffy the Vampire Slayer and David Greenwalt at Angel...
“ Episodes:

Conversations with Dead People (9.5/10) with Jane Espenson
Selfless (9/10)
Dirty Girls (9/10)
Lies My Parents Told Me (8.5/10) with David Fury
Never Leave Me (8.5/10) ” - JohnSlash
 
4.
“ Episodes:

Grave (9/10)
Lies My Parents Told Me (8.5/10) with Drew Goddard
Helpless (8.5/10)
Fear Itself (8.5/10)
Primeval (8.5/10)
Bargaining Part 2 (8/10)
Crush (8/10)
Gone (8/10)
Life Serial (8/10) with Jane Espenson
Choices (8/10)
Sleeper (8/10) with Jane Espenson
Showtime (8/10)
Shadow (8/10)
The I in Team (8/10)
Real Me (7.5/10)
Go Fish (7.5/10) with Elin Hampton
Doomed (7.5/10) with Marti Noxon & Jane Espenson
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Best Season: 6 ” - JohnSlash
 
5.
“ Episodes:

The Zeppo (9/10)
Lovers Walk (9/10) ” - JohnSlash
 
6.
“ Episodes:

School Hard (8.5/10)
Angel (8.5/10)
Faith, Hope & Trick (8.5/10)
Nightmares (8/10)
Reptile Boy (8/10)
Homecoming (7.5/10)
Ted (7.5/10) with Joss Whedon
Teacher's Pet (7.5/10) ” - JohnSlash
 
7.
“ Episodes:

Surprise (8.5/10)
The Wish (8.5/10)
Villains (8.5/10)
Consequences (8.5/10)
What's My Line: Part 2 (8.5/10)
Bring on the Night (8/10) with Douglas Petrie
What's My Line: Part 1 (8/10) with Howard Gordon
The Prom (8/10)
Bargaining Part 1 (8/10)
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (8/10)
Beauty and the Beasts (8/10)
Dead Man's Party (8/10)
I Only Have Eyes For You (8/10)
Goodbye Iowa (8/10)
Into the Woods (8/10)
New Moon Rising (8/10)
Wild at Heart (8/10)
Wrecked (7.5/10)
Living Conditions (7.5/10)
Buffy vs. Dracula (7.5/10)
Forever (7.5/10)
Doomed (7.5/10) with David Fury & Jane Espenson
Bad Eggs (7/10)
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Best Season: 3 ” - JohnSlash
 
8.
“ Episodes:

Fool for Love (8.5/10)
No Place Like Home (8.5/10)
This Year's Girl (8.5/10)
Beneath You (8.5/10)
Bring on the Night (8/10) with Marti Noxon
The Initiative (8/10)
Revelations (8/10)
Bad Girls (8/10)
Checkpoint (8/10) with Jane Espenson
End of Days (8/10) with Jane Espenson
Enemies (8/10)
The Weight of the World (7.5/10)
Get It Done (7.5/10)
The Yoko Factor (7.5/10)
As You Were (7.5/10)
Flooded (7/10) with Jane Espenson
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Best Season: 5 ” - JohnSlash
 
9.
“ Episodes:

Entropy (8.5/10)
Older and Far Away (8.5/10)
Smashed (8/10)
Empty Places (7.5/10)
Him (7.5/10)
The Killer in Me (7.5/10)
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Best Season: 6 ” - JohnSlash
 
10.
“ Episodes:

Phases (8/10)
Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (8/10)
The Dark Age (8/10)
Killed by Death (7.5/10)
The Puppet Show (7.5/10)
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Best Season: 2 ” - JohnSlash
 
11.
“ Episodes:

Phases (8/10)
Never Kill a Boy on the First Date (8/10)
The Dark Age (8/10)
Killed by Death (7.5/10)
The Puppet Show (7.5/10)
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Best Season: 2 ” - JohnSlash