so yea I was trying to rank the gold saints for flike the 10th time ( I really have to much spare time), and I couldn't come to a conclusion when it came to these 2 mainly because they are given varying amounts of power or strength depending on the spin off. So I propose to settle this debate in three rounds:
ROUND 1 :
The classic aiolia and shura from the original 28 volumes
ROUND 2 :
Episode G Aiolia boosted with Keuranos and dunamis VS Episode G: Assassin Shura with Eclipse Calibur
ROUND 3 :
God cloth Soul of gold version
Personaly, I'm an Aiolia fanboy but I think there is more evidences leading toward shura being stronger. Anyway let me know what you guys think !
Round 1 - Most likely Shura. He proclaimed himself the strongest Gold Saint, which should place him above the Golds that have a big reputation and renowned strength, Aiolia being a clear example. Excalibur also ought to be capable of cutting through Lightning Plasma, so Aiolia's one advantage of range is gone. If Photon Burst isn't restricted, however, Aiolia would win due to it.
Round 2 - I haven't read all of Episode G due to lack of translations, but didn't this version of Aiolia fight against 2-A Cronus? It'd be a stomp in Aiolia's favour if so.
Round 3 - Basically just a far higher level version of Round 1, so if Photon Burst is restricted, Shura wins, otherwise Aiolia wins purely due to it.