Chapter 293: The Battle of Archers
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Meteor Magic-breaker Arrow was a skill that consumes all of the caster’s mana to shoot a magic-breaking arrow with a speed that rivals meteors. The attack multiplier of the magic-breaking arrow was 350%, and it could seal the target’s mana for 20 minutes after hitting.
[-3786 critical hit!]
Even if Li Yi had wanted to evade, he would not have been able to. The Meteor Magic-breaker Arrow was too fast. By chance, it triggered a critical hit and shaved close to 4000 off of Li Yi’s HP.
In the circumstance where none of the parties could use any skills, they began shooting at each other with normal attacks.
Different from skills, regular attacks have channeling time which would be 1.0–3.5 seconds. With Wind Sword supporting him, his channeling time was cut in half, so he was faster than Shoot Until Daybreak!
Li Yi’s arrow found its mark first. A damage counter indicating [-985] appeared above Shoot Until Daybreak as he fell onto the ground.
‘He has more HP than I do?’
That was what Shoot Until Daybreak was thinking before blacking out.
Shoot Until Daybreak had more than 7,600HP, which was about 3,000HP higher than other Archers of the same level. However, it would depend on whom he was comparing. With Li Yi’s close to 10,000HP, he was still a little short.
Looking at Shoot Until Daybreak’s corpse, Li Yi shook his head. He had already used his full power, but even then, he was nearly dead. That upset him a little bit.
In his past life, about half a year into the game, Shoot Until Daybreak, the orange-bowed Archer, had already begun to gain renown. Same with Li Yi, he was playing a Shooting Path Archer.
Shooting Path characters start out strong with a dip in the middle and finally shine in late game after they had learned Overlord Arrow.
Li Yi knew about the change done to Archer. He was not an idiot. After eight years of playing Pantheon in his past life, aside from God’s Realm which he was only getting into, he was already fairly familiar with the game.
Choosing a crap class to show one’s bad*ssery? Li Yi was not interested.
Shoot Until Daybreak’s build focused on being solo. One could tell how much of a daredevil he was just from his Redwing Raven.
In his past life, that person had spouted an infamous quote, “You’re an Archer, and I’m an Archer too. But some things that I can do, you will never be able to achieve.”
Shoot Until Daybreak was a daredevil, but he had the capability to be so. In his past life, there were hundreds of people who managed to obtain an orange bow, but only he managed to hold onto it. The problem of durability still exists, but the orange bow was still there. On the other hand, before other people were able to warm their hands on the orange bow, the durability on the bow depleted.
The current Shoot Until Daybreak had yet to reach that level of mythos. He did not know Overlord Arrow, did not have an orange bow, and did not own a legendary set. How does Li Yi compare? If both of them were at the same level of equipment, who would win in this battle?
Li Yi was slightly worried.
Half an hour had passed. Shoot Until Daybreak’s body was still on the ground, unmoving.
Li Yi sighed. “This guy is as much of a loser as before.”
According to the bet in place, now that Li Yi had won, Shoot Until Daybreak should be giving him the purple bracer. However, Li Yi had guessed his character based on his past life that the bet would most likely not be honored.
‘A shameless charlatan, what a discrepancy from his power gamer fame…’
Even though Li Yi had never gotten in touch with him in his past life, he remembered that Shoot Until Daybreak’s would ask for a PvP battle. If he won, he would take a piece of equipment from the loser, but if he lost, he would stay dead for a very long time. That was his favorite con, which was why Li Yi asked to settle with a battle like this.
He had only wanted to embarrass Shoot Until Daybreak so he could take his frustration out on him.
Looking at the future power player who stayed on the ground, Li Yi scoffed and left after summoning his blue Griffin.
Not more than 2 minutes after Li Yi had left, Shoot Until Daybreak resurrected and stood up. He spat at the direction where Li Yi had left, but before he could curse, Li Yi showed himself in front of him.
He did not leave. He flew a little with his Griffin and camouflaged himself as he landed, waiting for the loser.
Li Yi extended his arm. “Daybreak, I think it’s time for you to fulfill your promise?”
“Promise? What promise?” Shoot Until Daybreak sneered. He hid his hands behind him, rubbing against the Return City Stone stealthily.
“The winning bet, are you trying to deny you’ve made a bet?”
“Fwoot! Fwoot! Tch—”
Li Yi suddenly went on the offensive with a Chain Arrow Skill and an Eliminate, trying to kill Shoot Until Daybreak again with three arrows.
Shoot Until Daybreak had been wary, so he rolled on the ground and evaded the three arrows before summoning his Redwing Raven and took to the air.
“Dark Wing, the bet was two wins out of three battles. Isn’t it too early to ask for a prize after only winning one?” Shoot Until Daybreak yelled as he tried to attack Li Yi.
What a jerk!
If he had lost again, he would definitely turn it into three wins out of five.
Li Yi rode his Holy Light Warhorse, switched to his orange bow, and counterattacked Shoot Until Daybreak.
The orange bow’s range was unbelievable, and the Holy Light Warhorse’s speed was astounding. Shoot Until Daybreak did not have enough range to hit Li Yi, but Li Yi could continuously shoot at him.
He dodged a lot, but even though he could dodge arrows, he could not dodge every one of them. Furthermore, after his resurrection, Shoot Until Daybreak was in a Weak state. Not only was his attack lowered, his movement was slowed as well, causing him to be unable to evade the attacks he could easily dodge.
This new battle did not use up much time. Shoot Until Daybreak wanted to flee when his life was low, but he underestimated Li Yi’s strength. Even though Li Yi did not have a flying combat mount, his Black Dragon’s Cloak allowed him to glide in the air for a short time.
Shoot Until Daybreak fell onto the ground like a kite with a broken string. In reality, he had already died when he was still in mid-air.
This time around, Li Yi used the orange bow’s special effect, Soul Bind!
‘You’ve done me wrong in my past life, so I will return the favor now!’
Shoot Until Daybreak once again laid on the ground. He was lucky though, in both his deaths, none of his equipment dropped.
“Just lie down.”
Li Yi smirked, summoned his Griffin, and flew away.
“How long more?” Li Yi sent a message to Jiaojiao.
When Li Yi had arrived at the Holy Light Judicatory, Jiaojiao had already completed her quest as she waited for him in a secret room at the judicatory.
“Can you initiate the job change after turning in the quest?”
“You wish, there’s more.”
Li Yi sent Jiaojiao to Blade Peak and returned to the city.
“Next up, you will be teleported into Cassius’s Psyche. No one will be able to help you in this next segment, so be vigilant.”
Li Yi and Jiaojiao were separated temporarily. He did not go offline immediately, choosing instead to go to the Auction House in the Shattered Frost City. He bought all the cheap Light Grass and Darkness Flower and ordered One Gunman to initiate another round of purchase.
It was time. When players had finished 5 Small Instance Dungeons and had collected enough armors to take on raids, the value of Light Grass and Darkness Flower would be shown!
The Vice Castellan, Archiemonde entered the Auction House and greeted Li Yi, “Lord Castellan, a female human Wizard named Katrana wanted to seek an audience with you.”
Li Yi’s heart skipped a beat as he hurried outside.