Chapter 1502: A Momentary Strike
Chapter 1502 – A Momentary Strike
When s.h.i.+ Feng joined the chaotic battlefield, he vanished, seeming as if he had never existed in the first place. The abrupt change made everyone on Nine Dragons Emperor’s team nervous.
“Elementalists, use Flame Orbs and Ice Walls around the Pavilion Master! Cursemancers, cast Dark Thorns! Druids, use Quagmire! Do not let him near the Pavilion Master!” Martial Dragon shouted when he realized s.h.i.+ Feng’s intentions.
Nine Dragons Emperor was the center of command and the team’s absolute pillar. They could not afford to lose him.
Fortunately, many of their experts guarded Nine Dragons Emperor. If they still allowed s.h.i.+ Feng to a.s.sa.s.sinate him, they would become the laughingstock of G.o.d’s Domain.
In addition, this wasn’t the first time he had seen s.h.i.+ Feng’s Void Steps. Although the footwork technique was sophisticated and unpredictable, it wasn’t impossible to counter.
Generally, a concealment footwork technique like Void Steps would lose effect when its user received damage or altered their course, exposing themselves.
As long as they bombarded the area around Nine Dragons Emperor with weak, but sustainable attacks, they could prevent s.h.i.+ Feng from approaching their Pavilion Master without being detected.
The Elementalists, Cursemancers, and Druids cast as Martial Dragon had instructed, covering the battlefield in AOE and Control Spells. Sure enough, s.h.i.+ Feng reappeared.
However, the moment s.h.i.+ Feng reappeared, he shoved off of the ground and shot forward, transforming into a shadowy streak as he maneuvered around the bombardment of Spells and made his way towards his target.
s.h.i.+ Feng already wielded the Strength and speed of a Great Lord of the same level. With the tower’s buff, even a ranged expert would struggle to spot the Swordsman’s afterimages, much less land a Spell or Skill.
When s.h.i.+ Feng was within 50 yards of Nine Dragons Emperor, numerous Spears of Darkness descended from the sky.
As if they had a life of their own, these Spears of Darkness thrust themselves at s.h.i.+ Feng’s flying form while cutting off his path.
s.h.i.+ Feng glanced at the Elementalist in black robes, who controlled the Spears of Darkness. Faced with these accurate attacks, he was forced to retreat temporarily while he defended himself.
As s.h.i.+ Feng retreated, a black-clad figure appeared behind him. Two streaks of light, one black and one silver, sliced at s.h.i.+ Feng’s head and back simultaneously.
“Die!” Shadowtooth smiled at s.h.i.+ Feng.
As Shadowtooth launched his attacks, Martial Dragon fell from above, his greatsword swinging down on s.h.i.+ Feng’s head and cutting off the man’s chance of escaping upward.
As the trio’s attacks were about to land, the Swordsman split into eleven identical copies.
When the attacks struck s.h.i.+ Feng’s main body, it seemed as if they had hit air. All of their attacks lacked the feeling of encountering a physical object.
After activating Divine Steps, s.h.i.+ Feng promptly switched positions with one of his doppelgangers and appeared beside Shadowtooth. He then brandished Killing Ray against the a.s.sa.s.sin. A streak of blue light, followed by nine shadows, struck Shadowtooth, giving the a.s.sa.s.sin no time to react.
At the moment of imminent peril, Shadowtooth activated Wind Steps, instantly nullifying the incoming attacks. At the same time, he thrust Magic Breaker at s.h.i.+ Feng’s heart.
However, when his weapon sunk into s.h.i.+ Feng’s body, his expression twisted into something ugly. He knew he had failed to hit the Swordsman’s real body, just a doppelganger.
d.a.m.n it! He tricked me!
The moment Shadowtooth realized he had been tricked, he activated Vanish.
Suddenly, a blue sword sliced across the a.s.sa.s.sin’s previous position, but the only reaction s.h.i.+ Feng’s attack had earned was a loud clang.
Realizing his attack had failed, s.h.i.+ Feng tightened his grip on the Abyssal Blade and Killing Ray before brandis.h.i.+ng his blades at his surroundings. One sword light after another cut the air around him, looking like a lotus flower in bloom.
Tier 1 Skill, Omnislas.h.!.+
Before the sword lights could spread farther, Martial Dragon’s greatsword transformed into a pillar of fire as the Berserker swung at s.h.i.+ Feng.
Tier 1 Skill, Flaming Cross Slas.h.!.+
Since s.h.i.+ Feng was in the midst of activating a Skill, the Swordsman had revealed plenty of holes in his defense. He had no way of blocking Martial Dragon’s Flaming Cross Slash.
When Martial Dragon’s Flaming Cross Slash struck s.h.i.+ Feng, the ground beneath his feet cracked. s.h.i.+ Feng had forcefully stopped his Omnislash, using his two swords to block Martial Dragon’s attack.
What kind of insane reaction speed does he have? Martial Dragon frowned at the unharmed Swordsman before him.
His coordination with Shadowtooth and Undead was seamless. While he and Shadowtooth attacked s.h.i.+ Feng’s main body, Undead bombarded the Swordsman’s ten doppelgangers, preventing s.h.i.+ Feng from switching positions with any of his clones. The only thing s.h.i.+ Feng could do was block his Flaming Cross Slash. However, since s.h.i.+ Feng had been in the midst of activating a Skill, he shouldn’t have been able to react in time. Normally, when players prematuring deactivated a Skill, they’d freeze for a brief moment, yet s.h.i.+ Feng had protected himself successfully. This was simply inconceivable…
Moreover, Flaming Cross Slash dealt both physical and fire-type damage. Even if one blocked the attack, they’d still receive a significant amount of damage.
Yet, s.h.i.+ Feng had not taken any damage…
What Martial Dragon didn’t know was that s.h.i.+ Feng’s Fire Resistance was even higher than an ordinary player’s after consuming an Advanced Fire Resistance Potion. The additional burn affect when blocking the Skill was useless against s.h.i.+ Feng.
While Martial Dragon momentarily marveled at s.h.i.+ Feng’s performance, the Sacred Sword in s.h.i.+ Feng’s hand sliced at the Berserker with lightning speed. Martial Dragon instinctively executed Whirlwind Slash to block the attack.
However, when Martial Dragon’s greatsword met Killing Ray, the resulting impact threw him over a dozen yards, the Berserker’s HP decreasing by a huge chunk. For a moment, Martial Dragon had nearly lost his grip on Silver Snow.
Martial Dragon and his companions had realized that their prey possessed heaven-defying Attributes during their prior clash, and they understood that they should avoid facing the Swordsman head-on as much as possible.
When they saw Martial Dragon in such a state after blocking one of s.h.i.+ Feng’s attacks, both Bloodhand Yama and Miracle Dragon wore heavy expressions.
By the time they recovered their wits, s.h.i.+ Feng had activated Wind Blade, das.h.i.+ng straight for Nine Dragons Emperor.
Since his Tier 2 Taboo Skill, Instant Strike, was still on Cooldown, the only way he could kill Nine Dragons Emperor was to deal the final blow face-to-face.
“Ye Feng! Don’t even think about getting near me!” Nine Dragons Emperor bellowed. He then pulled several dark-green arrows from his back and fired at s.h.i.+ Feng.
Magic patterns decorated these dark-green arrows, and before they had even been fired, faint arcs of electricity danced around them.
These arrows were the product of the Legacy Skill, Magic Mark, which Nine Dragons Emperor had obtained after cla.s.s-changing into the hidden cla.s.s, Spell Breaker. The Magic Marked arrows would enhance an attack by one tier to a maximum of Tier 2. If used in tandem with a Tier 1 Skill, he could exert the power of a Tier 2 Skill.
Nine Dragons Emperor had wanted to hide the fact that he had a hidden cla.s.s, but he no longer had that option. In quick succession, Nine Dragons Emperor fired nine Magic Marked arrows. When the arrows left his bow, they transformed into arcs of lightning that flew towards s.h.i.+ Feng.
At the same time, Undead cast Ice Wall and Flame Barrage from a distance, hindering s.h.i.+ Feng’s movement as much as possible.
In response, s.h.i.+ Feng switched the Aura of Illusion to the Aura of Wind, skyrocketing his Agility and Attack Speed. Instead of retreating, he ran towards the incoming Spells and arrows.
Neither Undead’s Flame Barrage nor Nine Dragons Emperor’s arrows could come close to s.h.i.+ Feng before they drowned in a galaxy of stars around the Swordsman.
Neither experts’ attacks had dealt the slightest damage. In the end, Nine Dragons Emperor could only watch as s.h.i.+ Feng approached.
Despite Nine Dragons Emperor continuous retreat, the distance between him and s.h.i.+ Feng did not decrease. An unprecedented fear tore at Nine Dragons Emperor’s heart.
When he realized that he was almost out of the ancient Tower’s 100-yard range, he revealed an excited expression. Once s.h.i.+ Feng was out of range of the tower’s buff, the Swordsman would have a much harder time killing him.
But the moment Nine Dragons Emperor stepped out of the tower’s buff radius, s.h.i.+ Feng, who was less than 20 yards from him, received a sudden boost to his Movement Speed.
In the blink of an eye, s.h.i.+ Feng appeared before Nine Dragons Emperor. The Pavilion Master felt as if time had frozen as he watched the Abyssal Blade and Killing Ray cut down his body.
Nine Dragons Emperor then felt burning pain devour his body before his vision darkened, and his consciousness separated from the world.
All the players outside of Thunder Island saw was s.h.i.+ Feng pa.s.s by Nine Dragons Emperor. In the next moment, Nine Dragons Emperor transformed into a pile of smoldering ash topped with a piece of equipment.
Everyone on the battlefield was stunned into silence; they even forgot the fight around them as they stood there in shock.
n.o.body would have imagined that, despite so many expert guards, s.h.i.+ Feng would take Nine Dragons Emperor’s life in an instant…