Chapter 1159: Matching Up against a Grand Lord
Chapter 1159 – Matching Up against a Grand Lord
“Alice, have you lost your mind?! I’m still here!”
Starstreak was furious as he glanced at the descending fireb.a.l.l.s.
Violet Cloud’s shadow blades still had him pinned down. He did not have any concentration to spare for an escape. If these fireb.a.l.l.s struck, he would get caught in the impact.
With no other options, Starstreak decided to use his final Lifesaving Skill, his Epic boots’ Additional Skill, Flash Steps. The Skill allowed him to teleport to any location 15 yards away. It had a 1-minute Cooldown and three charges.
Starstreak used Flash Steps twice and instantly moved 30 yards away.
Meanwhile, although Violet Cloud desperately blocked the incoming fireb.a.l.l.s with her shadow blades, the fireb.a.l.l.s were unaffected. She also had no hope of dodging these attacks.
Similar to her shadow blades, Alice controlled these fireb.a.l.l.s. Not only did they contain ma.s.sive power, but they also had a wide attack range. With so many of the fireb.a.l.l.s, if Alice wanted to, she could even destroy the entire stage.
Phoenix Rain, who watched the fight from a VIP room, could not help but shake her head.
The Asura Battle Team had lost this compet.i.tion.
Although each compet.i.tion in the Dark Arena had five matches, the Asura Battle Team had only brought five members. Once they lost this match, regardless of whether the battle team won the next or not, the Evil Dragon Battle Team would win the compet.i.tion. After all, the final two matches were three-on-three. The Asura Battle Team did not have enough members to partic.i.p.ate. Hence, so long as the Evil Dragon Battle Team won one of the first three matches, the compet.i.tion would be over.
“Sure enough, defeating the Evil Dragon Battle Team is impossible for the Asura Battle Team.” Phoenix Rain was, more or less, disappointed.
Although she hadn’t bet any excess resources on this compet.i.tion, with how lively the Dark Arena was today, they would still earn a significant amount if the Asura Battle Team won.
However, she had only considered the idea.
In another VIP room, Purple Jade gritted her teeth as she watched the ma.s.sive fireb.a.l.l.s above the stage, frustration flas.h.i.+ng in her eyes.
However, that feeling wasn’t due to the match’s ending.
Rather, she was frustrated with herself.
The Witch of the West had made her feel like a child, new to the world.
Before this match, she had believed that she was only a thread away from the virtual gaming world’s pinnacle. Looking back at it now, however, the idea was laughable. She was far weaker than Alice regarding both combat techniques and items. It was no wonder why her Guild Leader constantly told her to work on her foundations and explore the world with Yuan Tiexin more often.
“Jade, do you see it now? This is a battle at the pinnacle of G.o.d’s Domain. If you wish to challenge these people, you need to grasp your own Domain,” Yuan Tiexin advised Purple Jade. “But don’t feel down. You are still young. Unlike this old man, who no longer has any hope of reaching that realm, you will join their ranks one day.”
In the past, he had also dreamed of leading the Secret Pavilion towards the apex of the virtual gaming world.
However, only after encountering people of that realm did he realize that the virtual gaming world was not as simple as he had a.s.sumed.
Virtual reality games had been popular all over the world for over a century now. With the world’s population being so high, countless gaming experts from the younger generation emerged each year. Furthermore, G.o.d’s Domain gained more influence with each pa.s.sing day.
Meanwhile, on the stage, s.h.i.+ Feng abruptly jumped towards the ma.s.sive fireb.a.l.l.s, meeting them in the air.
“Guild Leader?” Violet Cloud, who was desperately trying to counter the attacks, was confused.
s.h.i.+ Feng activated Heavenly Dragon’s Power, his aura immediately transforming. Golden divine runes flickered across his body as if he had donned golden armor.
Alice sneered when she saw s.h.i.+ Feng activate a Berserk Skill.
The ma.s.sive fireb.a.l.l.s were the result of the Flame Monarch’s Tier 3 Curse, Wrath of the Stars. Each fireball was powerful enough to rival a Grand Lord. Tier 1 players had no hope of defending against such attacks.
The difference in power was simply too great!
Even if s.h.i.+ Feng had a Skill that provided invulnerability, she could simply control the 36 fireb.a.l.l.s to attack him one after another. Invulnerability Skills generally had short durations. If she hit him once every second, she could continue her attack for 36 seconds.
As s.h.i.+ Feng was about to collide with a fireball, he activated Blade Liberation.
Immediately, power flowed into him from Killing Ray, allowing his Attributes to soar once more.
Looking at the fireb.a.l.l.s before him, s.h.i.+ Feng tightened his grip on the Sacred Sword in his right hand and swung it forward.
Combat technique, Four Moon Lotus!
Like a sharp blade, arcs of blue lightning sliced through the ma.s.sive fireb.a.l.l.s, one after another.
All the crowd had seen were four streaks of light leaving s.h.i.+ Feng’s hand.
In the blink of an eye, 23 of the 36 unstoppable fireb.a.l.l.s split in half and exploded like fireworks.
Silence fell over the arena.
No one had expected this shocking reversal.
Even Alice was stunned.
A Tier 1 player had sliced the fireb.a.l.l.s, which contained the Strength to rival Level 65 Grand Lords, in half. No matter how she looked at it, this was impossible, yet s.h.i.+ Feng had done just that.
“Just how powerful is he?” Phoenix Rain’s gaze was fixed on s.h.i.+ Feng, who remained in midair. She could not bring herself to believe that the man she was looking at was the same person she knew.
“Just who is he?” Thousand Miles unconsciously tightened his grip on his swords as he watched the detonating fireb.a.l.l.s.
He knew full well how powerful the Fire G.o.d’s Eye’s Flame Monarch was. After all, he had handed the staff to Alice personally.
Yet, a Tier 1 player had sliced one of the Flame Monarch’s team-wipe moves in half. This was simply inconceivable.
If this compet.i.tion had been held before s.h.i.+ Feng’s visit to the Fallen Ark, he wouldn’t have been able to repel the Flame Monarch’s attacks. However, he had obtained Epic pauldrons from the killing the Mythic Fossilized Tyrannosauruses. They were called the Tough Pauldrons. Aside from Epic ranked Basic Attributes, these pauldrons only had one Skill. Moreover, it was a Pa.s.sive Skill.
The Pa.s.sive Skill was called Power of Destruction. When the player faced attacks with higher Strength than their own, the wearer’s Strength would increase by 35%.
Against weaker enemies, this Skill had no effect whatsoever. However, against stronger enemies, this Pa.s.sive Skill was G.o.dly. Hence, s.h.i.+ Feng’s Strength had increased by 35% as he fought the ma.s.sive fireb.a.l.l.s. In addition, he had triggered Angry Tyrant’s second Pa.s.sive Skill, Angry Blow, which had doubled his Strength. It was only thanks to those Pa.s.sive Skills and Thundering Flash’s effects that his plan had succeeded.
However, after a brief silence in the arena, s.h.i.+ Feng activated Wind Rider and charged towards Alice, who was over 30 yards away.
While he had neutralized the fireb.a.l.l.s, he was still helpless against the Flame Monarch itself.
Once Blade Liberation’s 20-second duration ended, he would be powerless to turn things around.
“You want to kill me?” Despite seeing s.h.i.+ Feng flying towards her, Alice was neither surprised nor afraid. On the contrary, she was a little excited. It had been a long time since she had faced such a challenge. “Unfortunately, that won’t be possible!
Saying so, Alice merged her body with the Flame Monarch’s.
Without hesitation, s.h.i.+ Feng executed Chop against the Flame Monarch.
However, before Killing Ray slid even one meter into the Flame Monarch, its advance halted. The Sacred Sword couldn’t reach Alice in the Flame Monarch’s core.
“I’ve already told you that you have no chance of victory. I know that you can’t maintain this power for long. Unfortunately for you, my Flame Monarch can last for five hours.” Alice said, shaking her head. She then controlled the Flame Monarch to attack s.h.i.+ Feng.
“That’s not necessarily true. Don’t forget; I’m not your only opponent,” s.h.i.+ Feng calmly stated.
Suddenly, realization dawned on Alice as she looked across the stage.
Immediately, she noticed Violet Cloud swing down Death’s Sigh in her direction.
Compared to when Alluring Summer had used Dimensional Fracture, Violet Cloud used it at full HP. The instant Violet Cloud swung the scythe, the spectators faintly saw a giant phantom appear behind her; the sight was enough to make them shudder.
Starstreak, who had planned to help Alice, was stunned. He felt as if his body were full of lead.
“Death’s Phantom! It’s the real thing!” Endless Scars was astonished when she saw this, waves of emotion cras.h.i.+ng in her heart.
s.p.a.ce above the stage suddenly split apart.
With its hulking body, the Flame Monarch couldn’t dodge the attack in time. In the blink of an eye, both the Flame Monarch and Alice split in half.