Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 691
Chapter 691 - Red List
In God’s Domain, not only did Rangers possess both melee and ranged combat capabilities, but their perception and scouting abilities were also superior to other classes .
Particularly, out in the dangerous fields, if a party had a Ranger among its members, the party could avoid many potential dangers .
As the number one Ranger of Zero Wing, not only did Minor Wind wear excellent equipment, but he had also learned some Rare Skills thanks to Shi Feng’s guidance, particularly Scouting and Perception Skills . Some of these Skills could strengthen a player’s five senses, even allowing them to see a blade of grass that was over 100 yards away . If they could detect a powerful monster approaching, they could avoid unnecessary battles . As a Ranger expert, Minor Wind could reach even greater heights with these Skills .
If an enemy did not possess Skills like the Assassin’s Stealth, Minor Wind would easily discover them as they shifted through the grass, even from 150 yards away .
“Are they Guild players?” Fire Dance asked .
This was the Stoneclaw Mountains’ inner region . Not only were the monsters very high-leveled, but they were also much stronger than ordinary monsters of the same Level . Generally, only large Guilds’ main forces were capable of grinding here .
“No . None of them are wearing any Guild Emblems . Moreover, they all are Red Names,” Minor Wind reported and shook his head after observing them carefully with Eagle Eyes . “Based on how they’re moving, it is clear that they are coming straight for us . ”
“They’re charging at us?” Cola could not help but laugh . “Do these Red Names think that we are easy targets?”
The others also began laughing .
With their team’s skills and equipment, even an army of 1,000 elite players would not be a problem, much less a small team . Other players should celebrate their peaceful coexistence . Yet, now, an unknown group of players intentionally sought them out to cause trouble . These people did not understand the difference between life and death .
“Alright, enough . Everyone get ready,” Fire Dance commanded . She felt that this matter was not as simple as it seemed . She then directed a question to Minor Wind, asking, “Roughly how many of them are there?”
“There should be around 300 people . Among them, there’s one person I’ve seen before . He’s an expert ranked on Star-Moon Kingdom’s Red List,” Minor Wind could not help his surprise after he could observe more details about the approaching enemies .
The Main God System had not comprised nor did it handle the Red List . Rather, players had established it to keep a record of powerful Red Names .
Star-Moon Kingdom’s Red List only kept a record of the top 100 Red Names in the kingdom .
Every one of these Red Names was an expert . Among these Red List experts, there were even a few that Guilds would not casually provoke . Fortunately, however, these experts also avoided provoking the various large Guilds . Hence, the relationship between them had always been relatively peaceful, each minding their own businesses .
Yet, now, an expert on the Red List had actually come to challenge them .
This was certainly unexpected .
“Since they want to target Zero Wing, make sure their visit is a one-way trip . ” Fire Dance glowered . She felt there was more to this than what appeared on the surface . Although she did not know what it was, dealing with the approaching Red Names took priority over all else .
Immediately, Fire Dance led the team to welcome their aggressors .
“Big Brother Traceless Blood, it seems that we’ve been discovered,” a sharp-faced male Ranger in tight, gray leather clothes hurriedly reported to the male Assassin beside him . This Assassin had eyes like a venomous snake, and he hid his face behind a black scarf .
Although this male Assassin had a thin body, among the nearly 300 Red Names present, not a single person dared to underestimate him .
It was because this man was an expert ranked within the top ten of Star-Moon Kingdom’s Red List .
Although there was more than one Red List expert among the crowd, none of them could even hope to hold a candle to Traceless Blood . After all, Traceless Blood had once massacred a third-rate Guild’s main force . Moreover, even though said third-rate Guild had attempted to corner Traceless Blood many times, they had never once successfully killed him . On the contrary, the Assassin had claimed their Guild Leader’s life multiple times . For a time, that Guild had been a laughingstock .
From that moment on, no Guild out there dared to underestimate Traceless Blood .
Aside from Guilds, Traceless Blood had also killed many of Star-Moon Kingdom’s experts . His most notable assassination attempt so far was his assassination of the Star Alliance’s Guild Leader, Galaxy Past . In the end, although he had failed to kill Galaxy Past, he had escaped the Star Alliance’s many experts . This outcome had angered Galaxy Past greatly, and the man had even ordered a bounty on Traceless Blood, rewarding 50 Gold each time someone manages to kill him .
If converted to Credits, 50 Gold was the equivalent of more than 100,000 Credits . This was sufficient to tempt many people .
Unfortunately, until this day, not a single person had managed to kill Traceless Blood even once . On the contrary, Galaxy Past’s bounty had only served to boost the Assassin’s fame, becoming an infamous Red Name on Star-Moon Kingdom’s Bounty List .
“Good, then . I’ve wanted to experience the skills of Zero Wing’s experts for a while now . You guys should be careful . Although we have the numerical advantage, our coordination is definitely no match for theirs . Try to split their members up as much as possible,” Traceless Blood commanded . He then activated Stealth and vanished before the crowd .
Everyone nodded in response . In truth, however, they all looked down on Zero Wing .
They were all PvP experts . Hundreds, if not thousands, of players had died at each of these Red Names’ hands .
Particularly in field battles, the various large Guilds’ experts were no different from pampered, flowers . These experts mainly focused on raiding Dungeons . When it came to PvP in the fields, such experts were nothing to them .
“I heard that the equipment of Zero Wing’s main force is superb . We’re going to make a fortune . ”
Many Red Names drooled when thinking about Zero Wing’s equipment .
“Someone’s charging towards us,” a Red Name Ranger shouted .
Immediately, every Red Name went on alert, focused on the group of players charging towards them .
“Hahaha! Sure enough, they’re just a bunch of noobs that don’t know what a real battle is! Rather than attacking from a distance first, they’ve decided to jump into their graves!”
Many of the ranged Red Names began to launch attacks at Zero Wing’s three MTs .
These three were none other than Cola, Ye Wumian, and Turtledove .
Facing more than a hundred ranged attacks, the three MTs immediately utilized the trees as cover, avoiding the oncoming attacks while advancing . Even when an attack landed, they only received a few hundred damage . All three MTs had over 10,000 HP, so this damage damage was barely a scratch . A single heal from the rear line healers was all they needed to recover .
“Such high Defense and HP . However, do you really think you can win by relying on your equipment?” a few melee Red Names could not help but curse disdainfully as they watched the three MTs . They then readied their weapons and charged to meet Zero Wing in battle .
Equipment was only one of the many aspects of battle . Even if their HPs and Defenses were higher, they could not live if they could not move .
Suddenly, dozens of melee players surrounded the three MTs, halting their advance .
Knowing that Cola and the others had superior equipment, these Red Names did not take them head-on . Instead, they used Skills to restrict the trio, creating opportunities for the ranged players to chip away their HPs .
Turtledove was only a Guardian Knight . Even if her dodging capabilities were more powerful, against more than a dozen players, she was bound to be hit sooner or later . Red Name’s normal attacks usually dealt around -400 damage to her . If a powerful Skill stuck her, she would receive more than -1,000 damage . She would not last long even if she cast Protection Blessing on herself .
“I can finally test out this move . ” Turtledove smiled calmly as she activated Freezing Air .
Chapter 690 - Absurd EXP
The Top of the World is pretty nice . It’s no wonder why those experts in the past tried so hard to come here . Shi Feng sighed contently after he finished organizing the loot .
Among these drops, there were several dozen pieces of Level 50 equipment, two of which were Mysterious-Iron rank, 16 were Bronze rank, and the remainder were Common rank .
After reaching Level 50, even Elite monsters rarely dropped Bronze Equipment . Only Chieftains would drop Bronze Equipment with a 100% certainty and had the chance to drop Mysterious-Iron Equipment . As a result, players would have a far more difficult time obtaining Level 50 high-quality equipment .
To make matters worse, the Final Bosses of Level 50 Hard Mode Party Dungeons were only Chieftains . Only Hell Mode had Lord ranked Final Bosses . However, how many ordinary parties were capable of conquering Hell Mode Party Dungeons?
Moreover, Bosses drop-rates declined sharply after Level 50 . A Boss that would drop six or seven items at lower levels would only drop one or two items after reaching Level 50 .
Shi Feng could vaguely remember the time he had fought and grinded frantically, only managing to reach Level 50 after an arduous struggle .
Yet, what about Level 50 equipment?
After investing a ton of effort, he had only managed to obtain a full set of Level 50 Mysterious-Iron Equipment by the time he reached Level 50 . If he had worn that quality equipment when he was Level 45, he would have been considered as an ordinary veteran player at best . Even so, he had been the envy of Blackie and many of his fellow Guild members .
Back then, wearing several pieces of Level 50 Mysterious-Iron Equipment into a 20-man Team Dungeon had been a luxury, not to mention a full set of Mysterious-Iron Equipment . After all, one obtained less than a handful of Level 50 Mysterious-Iron items after clearing a Level 50, 20-man Hard Mode Team Dungeon .
This was also the reason behind forgers’ suddenly popularity surge .
Although it might be very difficult for players to forge top-tier equipment, they had a relatively high success rate for producing Level 50 and above Bronze and Mysterious-Iron Weapons and Equipment . However, the required materials were not so easily so easily obtained .
On the other hand, after defeating a single wave of Stone Apes, Shi Feng now had so many pieces of Level 50 Bronze and Mysterious-Iron Equipment . It was mind-blowing .
Shi Feng continued to explore Mount Sogar’s core area . During his journey, he defeated any Stone Ape patrols that he encountered for EXP and equipment .
Humans had yet to claim Mount Sogar, so there were many Stone Ape patrols wandering along the mountain trail . It did not take long before Shi Feng encountered another patrol team . For Shi Feng, this place was a leveling heaven .
Against the Stone Ape patrols, the Purgatory Demon’s strength was simply overwhelming .
In less than three hours, Shi Feng easily reached 74% of Level 33 . If he wanted to, he could place in the top 20 of Star-Moon Kingdom’s Ranking List .
Previously, to obtain the First Clear of Level 30, 100-man Team Dungeons, the various Guilds had intentionally held back their levels . Meanwhile, some powerful independent experts or Workshop experts had not . Instead, they took the opportunity to level up rapidly, earning some fame for themselves . Hence, the current average level on Star-Moon Kingdom’s Ranking List was quite high, with the top three players at Level 34 .
Meanwhile, the top 20 on Star-Moon Kingdom’s Ranking List were all Level 33 and above .
If not for the Purgatory Demon helping him grind on Mount Sogar, he might have struggled to catch up to the top 20 players .
Mount Sogar was massive . It was almost three times as large as an ordinary leveling map of the same Level . Hence, searching for Solomon’s Treasure was time-consuming . Shi Feng also encountered many powerful monsters throughout his journey, which slowed his progress further .
To explore Mount Sogar effectively, Shi Feng had used the Bible of Darkness and Magic Amplification Scroll once more to summon a Level 51 Tier 3 Curse Demon . Although the Curse Demon had similarly turned on him, Shi Feng had directed the Purgatory Demon to incapacitate the Curse Demon, allowing him to force it into submission .
Unlike the Purgatory Demon, however, the Curse Demon did not possess any Tier 3 Taboo Skills . It also only had 9,500,000 HP . However, as it was a magic-type Demon, its AOE capabilities were much stronger than the Purgatory Demon .
With two Tier 3 Demons under his control, Shi Feng could explore the area far more efficiently . He had no problems facing even two or three waves of Stone Ape patrols simultaneously . He no longer had to waste too much time hiding and killing monsters .
The Stoneclaw Mountains’ inner region:
“Cola, be careful of that Half-orc Lord’s Skills . Lure it away from the team first . Everyone else, focus fire on the Lord that Turtledove is tanking . ” Fire Dance fought while commanding her team to deal with two Level 40 Half-orc Lords .
Currently, players crowded the Stoneclaw Mountains . To secure more resources for themselves, Zero Wing’s main force had no choice but to distance themselves from the crowd and push deeper into the Mountains .
They were lucky if they encountered a Lord in the outer region . However, after reaching the inner region, the number of Lords wandering about had increased significantly . From time to time, players would have to face two Lords simultaneously . This was a huge challenge for teams . Hence, the various Guild teams avoided this area .
To Zero Wing’s main force, however, this area was just difficult enough .
Zero Wing’s lead MT Cola wore a complete Tier 1 Set Equipment . He also had the Bluefire Shield the Bluefire Shield . He had no problems handling a single Level 40 Lord by himself . As for Turtledove, she had recently obtained the Epic ranked divine Frost Armor, so she, too, could tank a Lord without assistance . In addition, Ye Wumian similarly wore a complete Tier 1 Set Equipment for Shield Warriors . He was constantly ready to jump in when necessary .
If the MTs had no issues, there was no need to mention the team’s DPS . Whether it was Fire Dance, Rampant Blade, Shadow Sword, Minor Wind, or Violet Cloud, every one of them possessed superb Attack Power . They also wore equipment that allowed them to ignore more than ten of monsters’ Levels . Without any level suppression, their damage against Level 40 Lords would not be affected in the slightest .
Hence, the team was more than capable of taking down two Level 40 Lords simultaneously .
Currently, the members of Zero Wing’s main force were all at Level 32, leveling with impressive speed . There were a few reasons for their leveling rate . First, everyone’s experience bars had been frozen around 90% of Level 30 throughout their raid of the Frost Prison . After obtaining the First Clear of the Hell Mode Frost Prison, everyone promptly turned their attention to grinding in the Stoneclaw Mountains . They also managed to accumulate the Double EXP buff by resting in the Guild Residence’s Private Rooms while they had been offline . While they had focused on raiding the Frost Prison, they had accumulated more than one Level’s worth of the Double EXP buff . Thus, the moment they returned to leveling, they rapidly climbed to Level 32 .
In less than 20 minutes, the team had dealt with their latest Half-orc enemies, resulting in everyone’s experience bars rising significantly .
“Fire Dance, our Guild members have been ambushed in the Stoneclaw Mountains . Be careful . ” Aqua Rose suddenly contacted Fire Dance to warn her .
“Someone’s ambushed our Guild members?” Fire Dance was slightly surprised . “Which Guild is it?”
Stone Forest Town was Zero Wing’s territory now . For someone to dare target Zero Wing’s members in the Stoneclaw Mountains, they were simply asking to be banned from the town .
“I don’t think that it’s a Guild . The ambushed members reported that their attackers had not worn any Guild Emblems . After watching the videos they recorded, the ambushers didn’t seem like any Guild experts I’ve encountered . However, the enemy is moving in relatively large groups . The smaller groups have around a dozen or so players, while the largest one is a 50-man team . I’ve researched that team already . They do not belong to any Guild . Rather, the team belongs to a Workshop . ” Aqua Rose was similarly surprised when she received the report on these assailants . After all, every player currently grinding in the Stoneclaw Mountains should know Zero Wing’s reputation . Yet, there were still people who dared to ambush their members . “In any case, your team should be on the lookout as well . I’ll try to learn more as soon as possible . ”
If this really were the doing of a Guild, then she would destroy that Guild’s foothold in the Stoneclaw Mountains .
“Alright, I’ll make a note of it . ” Fire Dance nodded .
There would not be any other players in the Stoneclaw Mountains’ inner region . After all, the danger here was much higher than in the outer areas . Ordinary players could not set foot here and survive .
However, as soon as Fire Dance disconnected the call, she heard Minor Wind’s anxious voice through the team chat . “A large group of players is approaching!”