Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 213-214
Chapter 213 - Dark Warlock Salou
’’Karur is down... We won...’’
’’What was that skill? How could it be so frightening?’’
The surviving members looked at the charred Karur, all involuntarily gulping a mouthful of saliva. The scene Shi Feng displayed before was simply unheard of. It was as if the thing he brandished was not a sword but a miniature sun. Even when standing at a distance of over 30 yards, they could feel the scorching temperature through the pain and burning of their skin.Meanwhile, the damage Shi Feng had dealt was even more shocking. Of his six last strikes, not one had dealt lower than -2,000 damage to the High Chieftain ranked Boss. Among them, there were even two that achieved a critical hit, causing over -4,000 damage. It was the first time they had seen such a powerful skill.
Stabbing Heart jaw also hung open. Although he knew that Shi Feng was amazing, he never imagined that he would be this amazing.
Cruel Sword was also awestruck.Originally, he had prepared for another failure. He never thought that Shi Feng would have a move like this hidden. Shi Feng had sent a Level 12 High Chieftain Boss flying and instantly caused more than -10,000 damage. This was definitely the highest damage Cruel Sword had seen so far. At this moment, Cruel Sword's gaze grew even more fervent when he looked at Shi Feng. He couldn't help but wish that he could drag Shi Feng into the Assassin's Alliance right this instant.
Mu Qing reacted quickly. This moment was her best chance to get closer to Shi Feng. Hence, Mu Qing immediately walked up to Shi Feng's side, acting excited as she pulled on Shi Feng's arm.
’’Big Brother Ye Feng, this move of yours is just too amazing! Just what sort of skill is it? This is my first time seeing such a skill!’’ Mu Qing eyed Shi Feng as she spoke in a soft and supple tone, her slender eyelashes constantly fluttering. Admiration filled her gaze, and her expression was fragile, invoking any man's protective instincts.’’Flame Burst. It's a Universal Special Skill that any class can use.’’ Shi Feng could clearly feel a sense of warmth and softness on the arm she clung to. However, he did not put much thought into it. He deemed that Mu Qing had only done such a thing due to her excitement. Hence, he casually gave her the answer.
’’A Special Skill, is it? How unfortunate. Originally, I thought of inviting Brother Ye Feng to help me grind for one...’’ Mu Qing's excitement withered when she heard Shi Feng's words. One could only come across something like a special skill serendipitously;it was not something that one could obtain through effort. Indeed, how could such a powerful skill be so easily obtained?
’’Let's take a look at the drops, then,’’ Shi Feng said with a laugh, looking at Mu Qing's disappointed expression.Reminded by Shi Feng, everyone finally recalled the fact that Karur, who had just died, was a High Chieftain ranked Boss. The loot he dropped would doubtlessly be bountiful. They had forgotten this fact due to their shock at Shi Feng's strength.
Following which, the surviving healers started reviving their fallen allies. Only when everyone was revived did Cruel Sword begin to collect the loot.
Karur had dropped a total of five pieces of equipment, and all of them were Mysterious-Iron rank. Compared to the Boss of a 10-man Dungeon, Karur had dropped an extra two to three pieces of equipment. Among the five pieces of equipment, there was a Level 10 greatshield, a Level 10 longbow for Rangers, a Level 10 breastplate for Berserkers, a Level 10 staff for healers, and the last piece was a Level 10 breastplate for Swordsmen. The breastplates for Berserkers and Swordsmen in particular were pieces of Set Equipment. As for money, everyone in the team received 32 Coppers. In general, it was a great harvest.As Shi Feng previously had an agreement with the Assassin's Alliance, the Wind Extinguisher Breastplate was given to him directly.
[Wind Extinguisher Breastplate] (Breastplate, Mysterious-Iron Rank)
Strength +7, Agility +10, Endurance +6
Restricted to Swordsman.
Part of Wind Extinguisher Set Equipment (1/6)
Two-piece effect: Increase damage by 10%.
Four-piece effect: Increase Attack Speed and Movement Speed by 15%
Six-piece effect: Ignore Levels +3. When attacking, 15% chance to increase Attack Power by 50 points for 20 seconds.
Regarding Attributes or set effects, the Wind Extinguisher Set Equipment definitely possessed a qualitative increase compared to the Silvermoon Set Equipment. Shi Feng's best available option was to gather this whole set now and upgrade his equipment. However, it would not be an easy task.
After receiving the Wind Extinguisher Breastplate, Shi Feng was in no hurry to swap it out with his current breastplate. After all, once he made the change, he would lose one of the set effects of the Silvermoon Set Equipment. He only intended to make the change after he collected four pieces of the Wind Extinguisher Set Equipment.After distributing the equipment, everyone advanced towards the next Boss.Now that Water Lake possessed a Level 10 Mysterious-Iron ranked shield, his Defense and HP had both increased significantly. As a result, they easily dealt with the monsters they met on their journey. Within 10 minutes, they arrived at a fighting arena.
In the middle of the arena, Morlock, a Beastman Assassin, stood there. He was also the second Boss of the Beastman Munition Factory.
[Morlock] (High Chieftain Rank)Level 12
Although Morlock's HP was lower than Karur's, Morlock was, in reality, much harder to deal with than Karur. Unlike Karur, Morlock was an Assassin. During battle, Morlock would unpredictably disappear and reappear at another location. He would also frequently attack players while ignoring aggro, choosing to attack players on the rearn line rather than those on the frontline. More importantly, Morlock had three skills that rendered players speechless.The first skill he possessed was Armor Break. Every one of Morlock's attacks would inflict a stackable armor break effect. To any plate armor classes, this could be a fatal skill, as once the armor break effect reached 10 stacks, their Defense would essentially reduce to 0. Even if it were an MT that possessed over 2,000 HP, Morlock could still kill them with just two to three hits. Before the healers could replenish the MT's lost HP, the MT would have already succumbed to Morlock's stunning Attack Speed, dying helplessly.
The only fortunate aspect for players was that the armor break effect only had a short duration of 30 seconds. Players raiding Morlock only needed to swap out their MTs when the effect stacked up to five times.
Morlock's second skill was Killing Feast. When activated, Morlock would attack all enemies within an 8-yard radius a total of 16 times. Throughout the duration of this skill, Morlock would enter a state of invulnerability. Moreover, Morlock would carry out these 16 attacks very quickly;he would finish all 16 attacks in just two seconds. If, when Morlock activated this skill, there were only the two MTs within range, these two MTs would die with a 100% guarantee. Thus, players needed to share the burden of this attack. This would also place an extreme pressure onto the healers.Morlock's third skill was called Vanish. When activated, Morlock would randomly ambush a player. If the ambushed player were a cloth armor class, then, without question, that player would die. Only players that belonged to a plate armor class would have any hopes of surviving Morlock's ambush.
At this moment, everyone in the team looked towards Shi Feng, intending to obtain his opinion on how to deal with this second High Chieftain Boss. Contrary to their expectations, Shi Feng did not tell them any strategies to raid the Boss. Instead, he instructed one healer and two MTs to test the waters. Otherwise, he might have to explain how he obtained his strategy.After making a few tests, Shi Feng started explaining his strategy for the initial stages of the Boss fight. In reality, the plan was very simple. All plate armor classes would become tanks during the early stages of the raid, taking turns tanking Morlock. After all, Morlock's damage was not particularly high. It would only become powerful after the armor break effect stacked so many times. So, as long as one belonged to a plate armor class, they could withstand Morlock's damage.
Naturally, it was the same when dealing with Morlock's Killing Feast.
In short, players only needed to surround and beat up this Boss.
After eight minutes passed, Morlock, the second Boss of the Beastman Munition Factory, fell. The main reason for Morlock's fall was because Shi Feng was simply too strong.
Shi Feng had practically tanked Morlock by himself. Shi Feng was extremely nimble when dodging Morlock's attacks, and Morlock could very rarely land an attack on him.
This, in turn, resulted in a decrease to Shi Feng's damage output.
With a stable tanker like Shi Feng, the healers enjoyed a rather easy time throughout this raid. They could spread their attention towards other members of the team, allowing everyone to have an easier time dealing with the Boss. Problems only arose when Morlock used Vanish and appeared behind a cloth armor class. These unfortunate players could only curse their own bad luck as they accepted their deaths.
Chapter 214 - Dungeon Cleared
After Morlock died, he dropped a total of four pieces of Mysterious-Iron Equipment. Everyone received a share of 34 Copper Coins and a large amount of EXP. Meanwhile, Shi Feng obtained a pair of Wind Extinguisher Leg Guards, increasing his collection of the Wind Extinguisher Set Equipment to two pieces.
Everyone on the team looked at each other with a smile after they had killed Morlock, a High Chieftain ranked Boss, with such ease. They all felt blissful from the fact that Shi Feng had joined their team.Right now, no one on the team felt the same panic they had when they first entered the Dungeon. They could joke around with each other and had even become pals with Shi Feng. Occasionally, they would even ask Shi Feng to teach them a few battle techniques.
While Shi Feng gave out casual pointers, the team members' admiration for Shi Feng gradually grew.
Under Shi Feng's casual guidance, many players in the team exhibited noticeable improvement.
Soon after, everyone arrived at the final throne room. Here, they met the final Boss, the Dark Warlock Salou.
[Dark Warlock Salou] (High Chieftain Rank)
Elsewhere, while Shi Feng and the others had arrived before the final Boss, Dark Star's Lone Tyrant still tangled with the first Boss of the Beastman Munition Factory, Karur.
As of this moment, Lone Tyrant and his team had already experienced three team-wipes. Moreover, Karur's Avatar Slash had caused all three. They had not improved one little bit since their first battle.Lone Tyrant grew hysterical at this situation. He did not know why a 20-man Dungeon would have such a huge increase in difficulty compared to a 10-man Dungeon.
After pondering for a long time, Lone Tyrant discovered the reason for their failures.
This Boss needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible. However, our overall damage simply isn't enough to finish him. Unless the team's equipment is further upgraded, the possibility of clearing this Dungeon doesn't exist. Do we really have to go and upgrade our equipment before trying again? Lone Tyrant wore a hesitant expression as he glared at Karur.
Due to his previous boasting, he was now stuck between a rock and a hard place. However, Lone Tyrant suddenly came to a realization. If the damage of his own team were insufficient to deal with Karur, then the Assassin's Alliance, who had poorer quality equipment, would have even less of a chance of killing Karur. At this moment, the team from the Assassin's Alliance must certainly be stuck at the first Boss as well. When Lone Tyrant thought about this, his mood immediately lifted. He decided to reflect on their raiding strategy, giving the Boss another try.
Meanwhile, in the magnificent throne room of the Beastman Munition Factory...
The Assassin's Alliance had already investigated the Dark Warlock Salou's skills.
Aside from Dark Arrow being Salou's most basic attack, Salou was immune to all controlling effects. Salou also possessed two killing moves. One of them was a skill called Shadow Wound. When cast, the Boss would fire 12 Dark Arrows. Each Dark Arrow would cause -800 damage and inflict a Fear effect that lasted 6 seconds.
The other was a skill called Summon Flame Giant. The Flame Giant was a Level 12 Special Elite with 50,000 HP. Each Flame Giant that Salou summoned possessed Self-immolation effect that dealt -300 flame damage to all targets within a 10-yard range every second.
The Flame Giant was also the largest hurdle to overcome when raiding the Dark Warlock Salou, as the self-immolation was an AoE DoT. If any players other than MTs received -300 flame damage every second, they would last four to five seconds at most. Meanwhile, Salou would summon an additional Flame Giant every one to two minutes. Factoring in the fear effect from Shadow Wound, many players in the team would die under the combination of these two skills.
Even if this combination did not immediately kill them, with three Flame Giants running about, they would similarly end in destruction. Three Flame Giants would mean -900 total damage per second. Even Shi Feng could not last 3 seconds under this damage, much less the other players in the team.However, if they focused their attacks on the Flame Giants summoned instead, they would waste precious time. As a result, Salou would fully recover his HP due to his battle recovery. A battle of attrition like this would only end with the healers exhausting their mana and a team-wipe.Meanwhile, after sending a group of half a dozen players to test the waters, everyone learned Dark Warlock Salou's true strength. As a result, their hearts sunk, and their confidence wavered. Ignoring the fact that each of Salou's Dark Arrows could cause -800 damage to their MTs and -1,000 damage to everyone else, the Flame Giants alone were extremely difficult to deal with. After all, none of the melee players could go near a Flame Giant, and even if only the MTs tanked it, the healers still wouldn't be able to cope with the high damage. Not to mention, there was also Salou's AoE skill, Shadow Wound, that would suddenly cause -800 damage.The Flame Giant itself could cause over -300 damage to the MT with its attacks. Coupling that with the Flame Giant's self-immolation effect, its prowess could rival that of a Boss. If they suddenly received an attack from Salou's Shadow Wound in addition to the Flame Giant's attacks, even their MTs might instantly die. Moreover, if they did not kill the first Flame Giant within one to two minutes of its summoning, Salou would summon the second Flame Giant. Under the simultaneous attacks of two Flame Giants, their MTs wouldn't have a chance.With their current equipment and levels, it was impossible for them to face Dark Warlock Salou head-on in battle.
Thinking up to this point, everyone's moods grew somber.
’’Isn't this only Hard Mode? Why is the difficulty so high? What would happen if this were Hell Mode?’’ Stabbing Heart was similarly bitter after seeing Dark Warlock Salou's capabilities.The Guild Leader of the Assassin's Alliance, Cruel Sword, wrinkled his brows, falling into deep thought.
Salou's raiding difficulty was clearly much higher than the previous two Bosses. As expected of a final Boss, it won't be easy to clear this hurdle. At the very least, Cruel Sword did not have any good methods to raid Salou.
While everyone was discouraged...
’’Why don't we give it a try first? It's not like we're completely helpless right now,’’ Shi Feng suddenly said in the team chat.
Shi Feng's words were like a ray of hope.’’Brother Ye Feng, can we really raid this Boss?’’ Mu Qing blinked her mesmerizing eyes, her delicate body sticking close to Shi Feng as she asked.
’’It should be possible. We can only find out if we try it, right?’’ Shi Feng merely shrugged as he spoke, his calm appearance giving Mu Qing a slight surprise. Following which, Shi Feng gave a brief overview of his raiding plan.
Shi Feng's plan was simple. He, alone, would kite the summoned Flame Giants, while the other members of the team would focus their attacks on the Boss. In this situation, three of the four healers on the team would be responsible for healing the MTs, while the last healer would be responsible for keeping Shi Feng alive. However, this plan was very risky. Its success relied heavily on Shi Feng's ability to kite the Flame Giants. As the throne room did not provide a wide area for movement, Shi Feng needed to be mindful of his positioning. Any mistakes could lead to a team-wipe.
However, nobody rejected Shi Feng's proposal. They did not even have the slightest opinion about Shi Feng's plan. They had long since been convinced of Shi Feng's strength. Since Shi Feng shared his plan, he must be very confident about it. Thus, they believed that Shi Feng could really pull it off.
’’Water Lake, you'll activate Darkness Aura. White Feather, you'll activate Crusader Aura. Let's start the raid, then,’’ Shi Feng said.A Guardian Knight's Darkness Aura could provide an additional 5 points Dark Resistance to allies, decreasing the darkness damage they received. Meanwhile, the Crusader Aura could increase allies' Movement Speed by 10%, letting everyone have an easier time evading the Flame Giants. With these two auras, the team would have a much easier time raiding the Boss.Water Lake was the first to dash at Salou. While Salou was still in the process of casting a spell, Water Lake smashed Shield of Vengeance into Salou's face, causing -181 damage. Water Lake then followed up with Righteous Punishment, dealing -201 damage.
However, neither of these attacks had interrupted or delayed Salou's chanting, and shortly after, a streak of dark light skewered Water Lake through the chest, causing -800 damage to him. A moment later, three Healing Lights landed on Water Lake's body, recovering over 700 HP of his HP.After Water Lake solidified his grasp on Salou's aggro, Shi Feng instructed the other players to initiate their attacks.
After a moment, Salou pointed his staff towards the sky. A large, azure-green fireball descended from the sky, crashing into the throne room. Immediately, Shi Feng tossed out the Blazing Meteor at the azure-green Flame Giant, causing -621 damage and instantly becoming its main target.
Seeing the Flame Giant charging at him, Shi Feng spun around and fled, luring the Flame Giant away from the rest of the team. He then started circling around the hall with the Flame Giant right behind him.
As Salou's HP continued decreasing, the Flame Giants he summoned also grew stronger. Unfortunately, Shi Feng lured away all of the Flame Giants Salou summoned, spoiling his fun.
After more than ten minutes, Salou released a resentful bellow. His body fell to the throne as he passed away.