Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 673
Chapter 673 - Grinding a Boss
Before Cola and the other MTs could reach the Frost Giant, the Grand Lord raised its iron fists and smashed the frozen ground heavily .
As if the frosty ground had transformed into water, waves rocked the surroundings . Every wave rolled the ground . Amidst these waves, ordinary players would struggle to stay on their feet . Although Cola and the others were experts, even they could barely advance .
Following which, glistening ice spikes exploded from the ground, one after another . Even the slightest touch dealt nearly -3,000 damage to Cola and the other MTs .
This attack was obviously much stronger than the Great Lord ranked Frost Giant’s . Everyone’s chests tightened at this situation .
Could they really defeat this Frost Giant?
“Damage dealers on the sides can attack freely . Blackie, cast Guardian of Light on Cola . Violet, focus on damage,” Shi Feng leisurely commanded .
“Got it . ” Although Blackie was curious as to why Shi Feng wanted him to use Guardian of Light on Cola so soon, he did not question the command . Immediately, he cast Guardian of Light on Cola .
Initially, Cola lost nearly 5,000 HP with each hit from the Grand Lord . However, with Guardian of Light, the Frost Giant’s attacks dealt less than -1,000 damage to the Guardian Knight . In addition, Guardian of Light healed Cola for roughly 600 HP every second . Against the Frost Giant’s damage, Cola could survive quite a while without the healers’ assistance .
However, shortly after Guardian of Light activated, the Frost Giant abruptly stomped its foot, dealing massive damage to all enemies within ten yards . Naturally, Cola could not avoid the attack as the Giant’s foot slammed him to the ground, a damage of over -3,000 points appearing above his head .
Everyone sucked in a breath of cold air .
This attack was simply too frightening .
Shi Feng, however, was not surprised .
This move was an instant-kill move unique to the Hell Mode Frost Giant . The Frost Giant would first use Fatal Blow against one enemy . If that enemy failed to withstand the attack and died, the nearest person would receive damage as well . However, as long as a player withstood the attack, the Frost Giant would not immediately repeat the attack on a new target .
“Good . Next, focus on dodging the icicles from above . ” Seeing as there were no major issues, Shi Feng activated the Aura of Space and dashed towards the Frost Giant . He had no intentions of saving his Stamina .
The Frost Domain was a Control Spell . As long as he activated the Aura of Space, he would be immune to all Control effects . In other words, the Frost Domain would not affect him, and he could fight without worrying about his Stamina depleting too quickly .
With Cola holding the Boss’s aggro, the other DPS began their relentless assault .
Spells and arrows bombarded the Frost Giant . Meanwhile, the melee classes desperately attacked the Grand Lord’s joints, thereby disturbing its attack rhythm .
The members of Zero Wing’s main force wore excellent equipment, and practically all of their Skills could deal over -1,000 damage to the Frost Giant . Among the team members, Fire Dance and Rampant Blade were the strongest .
The majority of Fire Dance’s equipped Tier 3 Gemstones were Strength-attributed . Every one of her normal attacks could deal over -1,000 damage . When she used Absolute Strike, she dealt nearly -6,000 damage or over -10,000 damage with a critical hit .
As for Rampant Blade, he possessed the Bluefire Double-edged Sword . Each swing dealt over -1,500 damage to the Grand Lord . With a 20% critical rate, he could occasionally deal over -3,000 damage . From time to time, he would also trigger Bluefire Dance, dealing nearly -5,000 damage . His damage output was only second to Fire Dance’s .
Following them were Blackie and Violet Cloud . As the the Frost Giant was an Elemental Being, it possessed some Magic Resistance . Hence, magic attacks were not as effective as physical attacks against the Grand Lord .
Meanwhile, activating Silent Steps, Shi Feng appeared directly above the Frost Giant . He sent a Thunder Flame Explosion descending on the Grand Lord’s head .
“The effects are better than I expected . ” Shi Feng glanced at the system notification panel, seeing a 98% Skill Completion Rate .
After he had consumed the Hundred Berry Wine, he noticed that drink had been more effective than usual . Normally, he could only achieve a 96% Completion Rate with Thunder Flame Explosion, even with the help of the Hundred Berry Wine .
Following which, Shi Feng executed Chop .
His motions were as smooth as flowing water .
In the next moment, the three slashes he sent out intertwined into a single silver light, which tore everything in its path as it struck a single point .
This time, his Chop achieved a 99% Completion Rate . He was only a thread away from reaching 100% .
Shi Feng’s astonishing damage shocked his fellow teammates .
Chop was one of a Swordsman’s Basic Skills, yet when Shi Feng executed his Tier 1 Chop, his display was far different from other Swordsmen’s . Instead of dealing three damages, the Skill only dealt one . The Skill’s overall damage was even more frightening .
In the absence of a critical hit, Shi Feng had dealt over -10,000 damage with his Chop . His damage was on the same level as Fire Dance’s and Rampant Blade’s critical hits with their most powerful Skills . This was simply inconceivable…
Immediately after, Shi Feng used Flame Burst, launching 15 attacks in quick succession . Every hit forced the Frost Giant to take half a step back . Moreover, each hit dealt over -16,000 damage and over -32,000 damage if it were a critical hit . The sight floored the other Zero Wing members into a momentary stand-still .
“Don’t focus on dealing more dealing more damage to the Boss . Think about how you can improve your Skill Completion Rates . It isn’t often that you get to experience a mental suppression like this . ” Shi Feng finally understood why the Hundred Berry Wine was more effective than usual .
The Hundred Berry Wine had a side effect of blurring a player’s five senses, dulling their perception . However, the Grand Lord’s aura could negate much of this side effect, allowing players to maintain a clear state of mind even with the alcoholic effects . With this, players could execute their Skills more efficiently .
After Shi Feng’s reminder, everyone became aware of their own conditions .
Previously, when they had drunk the Hundred Berry Wine, they had not been able to maintain a clear state of mine . If they could practice their Skills while sober, it would definitely help to improve their Skill Completion Rates .
Excitement gripped the team . They were no longer afraid of the Grand Lord . On the contrary, they stared at the Frost Giant as if he were nothing more than a mountain of gold, desire gripping their hearts .
Using a Grand Lord as target practice was simply unbelievable, yet Zero Wing’s members did just that .
The rapid rise of everyone’s Skill Completion Rates allowed them to understand more about their respective Skills . At the same time, this improvement also allowed them to reduce many of their excess motions, thereby reducing their Stamina consumption rate significantly .
A short moment later, the Frost Giant’s HP fell to the 20% threshold . However, none of these players were satisfied . During this short period, everyone’s Skill Completion Rates had improved significantly . For example, Fire Dance and Violet Cloud had managed to raise their Skill Completion Rates by a stable 2% . Everyone else managed to raised theirs by a stable 1% .
Originally, when raiding the Hard Mode Frost Giant, the team would have less than 70 people capable of fighting at this point . Now, however, every member however, every member of the team was still up and ready to fight . On the contrary, it was the Frost Giant who looked pitiful right now…
“You actually dare stand before me, the King of Frost?! I will show you a power that you have never seen before!” the Frost Giant bellowed, causing the entire cavern to tremble .
Cold air began to gather and condense in the Frost Giant’s hand . In the dark cavern, it seemed like the Frost Giant held a bright moon that dispelled the darkness .
“Why haven’t we seen this move in Hard Mode before?” A bad feeling started to creep up on Fire Dance .
Before the Frost Giant attacked, everyone could feel a bone-chilling cold wrap around their bodies . In the next moment, they began losing 500 HP every second . If the Frost Giant released its attack, it would likely obliterate the entire team instantly .
When the Frost Giant held up the hill-sized ball of ice, which it had formed from the condensed cold air, Shi Feng made his move .
When activated, Absolute Time prevented enemies within a radius of 100 yards from using any Skills or tools for 24 seconds . In this case, however, although the Skill did affect the Boss, it would only last three to five seconds at most . Even so, that was more than enough .
Suddenly, the massive ice ball cracked and shattered . Meanwhile, the Frost Giant had weakened significantly following the interruption .
“Go! It’s weak! Activate your Berserk Skills!” Shi Feng hurriedly shouted .
Suddenly, everyone activated the Power of Darkness, their Attributes increasing significantly .
In a fraction of a second, Spells and arrows bombarded the Frost Giant, forcing constant, painful screams from the Great Lord . Following which, the Frost Giant’s HP rapidly decreased, and even its hard exterior began to burst . In the end, the Frost Giant was reduced to a clear puddle of water, leaving behind a massive resplendent gemstone and a mountain of loot .