Chapter 25: Chapter 24: First Boss Monster Hunting, Part III
Who was currently the strongest on Earth?
I wasn’t being vain, but it was obviously me. But I knew that there was no assurance that I would remain the strongest in the future!
There were the lucky 114 deities with their unfair advantage and the remaining 113 devas that would learn the ‘Unrivaled’ skill.
There were going to be devas from not just South Korea’s Sunbin guild, but from all around the world. Japan’s Nayuta guild, China’s Chunlong guild, and other large guilds from Europe, America, and Brazil were going to have some of the best devas as their guild leaders.
There was the “Demon Lord”, Arman Lagus, who began in an insignificant environment as I had and would lead the liberation forces to free dungeons from the control of large guilds. There was also the “Mercenary Lord”, Madun Yatekin, who led a mercenary force of twenty-five thousand devas.
There were more powerful players than there were fingers on my hands. Right now, I did not know if I was going to be stronger than any of them.
“But with my stat menu like this and with the equipment I just picked up, it definitely isn’t impossible. There are still eight more months until some serious change happens. I just have to find better items to gain more ground. I can definitely get stronger than anyone else!”
My situation right now was definitely cheating, and I had a backup plan that could make me even more of a cheater. It had to do with the fact that I was Unrivaled at level 0.
The future 113 Unrivaled would have to wait to level 500 to learn the skill and would then gain the 20 stat points per level up. On the other hand, I gained the 20 stat points at level 0.
A magistrate of the Heavenly Sect was a normal deva with 10,000 total stat points at level 1000. An Unrivaled who learned the skill at level 500 would have 15,000 total stat points at level 1000.
I, on the other hand, would have 20,000 stat points at level 1000!
I might have fewer skills to use than other devas for the time being, but I was going to have 10 more skill points than the other devas who were going to learn the Unrivaled skill at level 500.
“Well, none of this really matters. If I have the chance to have ten thousand more stat points than other devas, then it’s worth the penalty. Alright. Let’s just continue like this. I’m doing fine.”
I gathered my thoughts after thinking about this and that.
“Then where should I invest my unused 300 stat points?” I believed that even if I saved the unused points, I would still be able to take on the boss on my own.
I was also confident as I’d watched plenty of videos covering the raids of the Bukhan Mountain dungeon’s boss.
“Still, I suppose it’s a good idea to use all that I can. It’s not like anything bad will happen if I don’t save my points. Since I’m planning on a melee class, I shouldn’t put any on INT and WIL. My VIT is definitely high enough so all that’s left are the already high STR and AGI. Hmm…”
I contemplated between strength and agility.
“Let’s go with agility.”
Since I didn’t have that much freedom with my points, I decided to go with supporting my physical damage, accuracy, and critical damage.
I needed high strength and vitality so as to not get pushed back by my opponents. There was no doubt about where to spend them.
But if my agility was just as high as my strength, then I would truly become a force to be reckoned with.
Agility affected evasion rate, attack and movement speed, and critical rate. With a high enough agility, one could attack accurately at greater distances with ranged weapons, such as bows and crossbows. In other words, agility affected everything little by little.
Most melee tanks ignored AGI in favor of increasing STR and VIT, but I didn’t have to do that as my STR and VIT were already high enough.
I decided to invest the rest of my points into agility.
“One last time before I go fight the boss…Stat Menu open!”
[Name: Lee Jiwon
Level: 15 Death count: 0
Title: Earth’s First Deva
HP: 622,500/622,500 MP: 122,500/122,500
Strength: 1,265 Agility: 1,525 Vitality: 1,225
Willpower: 1,225 Intelligence: 1,225
Residual Stat points: 0
Special Effects: Luck Boost (X+ 1), immune to all status effects, Dungeon Seeker 1 point
Physical attack: 4,245 Physical Defense: 1,345
Magical attack: 3,675 Magical Defense: 1,234]
There wasn’t much change in the Stat Menu after putting the 300 stat points into agility, but I felt the change in my body.
“Perfect. Stats don’t lie. Fatigue’s at 0 now. Let’s begin!”
I gripped the handle of the greatsword and walked towards the door to the boss room!
Ding dong! A message alert sounded as I entered.
[You have entered dungeon 47’s boss room: Legendary Red Orc Champion.]
This raid is recommended for parties of at least 4 participants.
There is a maximum of 8 participants, and for every participant over 4 the boss’s stats will increase by 30%.]
There was a recommended number and a limit of participants for all boss raids.
The number was always different according to the difficulty of the fight, even when comparing two low-grade dungeons.
On average, low-grade dungeons would need about 4-8 combatants, and mid-grade would need about 10-20. I had once seen a high-grade dungeon limit the number of combatants to 50.
The higher the limit was, the stronger the boss was.
All dungeons allowed parties to go over the recommended number, but as far as I knew, no party ever voluntarily went over.
For every additional party member, the boss’s stats went up. How much they went up was different by dungeon. At the very least, the stats would go up by 10%, but even that much made raids that much more difficult. Soon, everyone knew that keeping to the recommended number of party members was important.
“A four-man, huh…a four-man should be enough for me…”
Despite the fact that it was four-man raid, I was still confident. I closed the message window and walked forward.
There was a snort from up ahead. “Who dares disturb my slumber! Snort!”
This was definitely a boss. It was over three meters tall and bulging with muscles. In between its sparse black hairs, it had spiky red hair poking out from behind its ears.
“Snort. You come here! Snort! To be sacrificed to the Legendary Red Orc Champion! Snort! Get on your knees. Then I shall kill you painlessly. Snort!”
“Hehehe. I’m sorry about this, but I have no intention of kneeling.”
It may have been an orc, but I was still able to talk to it in Genenian.
“Snort. Then all that’s left for you is a painful demise. Snort. DIE!”
It jumped up, driving its three meter tall muscular body into the air, and swung its giant blade at me as it came down!