Chapter 64: Chapter 63: To the Fourth Floor, Part 2
“Huh, the more I say Stupid Selfish Prick, the more it seems like I’m insulting myself.” I put all 49 unassigned Stat points into my STR. I had more than enough AGI to go up against clay golems. I decided it was best to increase my STR, as I was going to spend some time here in the dungeon.
[STR: 3774 +9]
“It’s the same here.” The 9 points from the Selfish Prick skill weren’t added into to my STR as well. But, since it did more or less add in to STR, I decided not to think about it too much.
[Clay Golem Slave]
[Clay Golem Worker]
[Old Clay Golem Soldier]
I saw three types of golems in front of me. The clay golem slaves were the weakest, the clay golem workers were slightly stronger than the slaves, and the old clay golem soldiers slightly stronger than the workers. But none of that really mattered to me. I was way stronger than all of them.
“I should head straight to the fourth floor if I want to mess with the Yung Gong Guild’s raiding party.” If I could, I wanted to stay and hunt some clay golems for the time being, but right now, I had to check, as there was a chance that the party had already started the raid.
The Seorak Mountain dungeon consisted of four floors. Just like the Bukhan Mountain dungeon, that final fourth floor had the elite monster room and the boss room. There were different tiers of golems throughout the dungeon, but if I recalled correctly, while the first, second and third floors consisted of clay golems, the boss was a stone golem. This golem was made of very hard stone and was rumored to be a very difficult boss.
“Still, it’s nothing compared to a level 700 iron golem.”
The clay golems finally discovered me standing there and slowly lumbered towards me, their heavy footsteps booming through the dungeon halls. I smiled as I watched them walk, as it reminded me of a small child still learning to walk. The clay golems on the first floor were barely two meters, just a little taller than me. They weren’t as massive as the golems on the second and third floors.
“It is my first time since my return to the Seorak dungeon, so how about we see how I fare against you guys?” I raised my greatsword and charged at the slave golem. The slave golem reacted and raised its arm to attack, but it was so slow that it looked like it was yawning.
Their high strength and low agility made clay golems low mid-grade. That was why they appeared in the Seorak dungeon.
I swung my sword into the slave golem’s thigh. A significant amount of dirt flew out from the golem’s leg, and the golem staggered, unable to keep its body straight. I stabbed into the golem a few more times all around its body.
It felt like taking a shovel to a pile of watery mud. The blade of my sword went through the golem’s body without much resistance, telling me that the damage of my attacks surpassed the golem’s defense.
After about three or four attacks, the golem stopped moving and crumbled onto the floor in a pile of dust.
“This is too easy.” This way easier than fighting smilodons. I just had to attack their legs to slow them down even more, and avoiding their slow attacks was so easy I could do it with my eyes closed. I know that the clay golems on the first floor of the Seorak dungeon were pretty low-leveled, but this had to be my easiest hunt yet.
I moved towards the golem workers and the old golem soldiers that were lumbering towards me. I did the same thing I did to the slave golem and charged at them, attacking their legs and shoulders. They were so slow that I was able to cut them exactly where I wanted to. Slowing them down made them the easiest targets.
“Hahaha!” I was having fun hacking and slashing at the golems. It still took about three to four hits to kill them because of their high defense, but that wasn’t a problem for me. The golems crumbled into a pile of dust before they could get close to attacking me.
“It’d be nice if they dropped a pair of Stone Gauntlets…” That was one of the most useful items that golems dropped.
Items of the same name could have different ranks. For example, there could be a pair of Rank 4 Stone Gauntlets and a pair of Rank 2 Stone Gauntlets. It was too much to expect the clay golems on the first floor to drop Rank 4 Stone Gauntlets, but I would have been satisfied if they dropped a pair of Rank 2’s.
“I could even sell those at the auction house for a fair price ,or even use them for a bit.” I searched through the piles of dust the six golems left behind, but all they dropped were two low-grade Clay Golem Nuclei and a total of 49 golden rings.
“I guess I’m expecting too much from the start.” I picked up the items and put them in my inventory. I had 30 slots in all; it would be a while before I started running out of space.
“Now that I had a small taste test, I should hurry on. I don’t want to be late and find out they’re already gone after beating the boss.”
The Seorak Mountain dungeon was big enough that 1500 devas could hunt it without having to run into one another. Each of its floors was slightly smaller than that of the Bukhan Mountain dungeon, but there was still another floor, allowing for much more room.
I ignored the rest of the clay golems and rushed for the second floor. I wanted to play around a bit, but I didn’t stop. I arrived at the entrance to the second floor in about twenty minutes.
“I don’t think they’re on the first floor.” I kept any eye out for the party as I traversed through the first floor but found no sign of them. Then again, I could have missed them as the floor was pretty large.
I ran down the stairs to the second floor. The clay golems here were about 30% bigger than the clay golems on the first floor.
[Sturdy clay golem worker]
[Soldier clay golem]
[Sturdy clay golem soldier]
There was one soldier golem, 2 sturdy golem workers, and one sturdy golem soldiers. They seemed more solid than the ones on the first floor.
“Alright. Let’s see how strong you guys are.” I charged at the group of four golems. When they saw me coming at them, they began lumbering at me. They moved a little faster than the golems on the first floor.
I swung my sword at their knees and shoulder the same way I did to the other golems. Dirt flew out from the golems every time they were sliced by my blade.
I stepped back to dodge every time they attacked, before stepping right back in to slice and dice at them more. I just stabbed and cut and stabbed and cut. There was no need for any kind of swordplay or techniques. The clay golems could do nothing but suffer my onslaught.
Had my STR been much lower, my attacks would have bounced off their clay bodies, but that wasn’t the case. My sword cut through them just like a hot knife through butter.
[You have gained a level.]
“The second floor is easy, too. I wonder if they’re easier for melee fighters than for mages,” I muttered to myself as I went around picking the drops. They dropped one Clay Golem Nucleus and 71 golden rings.
“I’m skipping over the second floor as well.” I sprinted towards the third floor. I didn’t see any signs of devas or parties on this floor either.
“It doesn’t look like they’re on this floor either,” I assumed when I got to the third floor entrance. I quickly went down to the third floor.
[Clay golem regular soldier]
[Armored clay golem soldier]
[Armored clay golem commander]
The third floor golems looked much different than the golems on the first and second floors. These were massive at three meters tall, much bigger than the other golems.
“Like that makes much difference.” I wasn’t being vain; I knew it for a fact. I lifted my greatsword over my shoulder and walked over to the golems.
I wasn’t going to change anything in my attack patterns. It wasn’t like I had any active skills to use, or any passive skills to boost my attack power anyway. I had the Unrivaled skill but all it did was raise my stats by 1,000 points each. I didn’t have anything that could raise my attack power, speed or critical chance. I could only rely on my Stats and hope that they wouldn’t let me get pushed back by my enemies. This plan of attack hadn’t let me down yet, although it meant that I had to fight a little harder.
“Chaa!” I put all of my weight on right foot and shot forward, closing the seven-meter gap between us like a race car. My target was the armored clay golem commander that only existed on the third floor. I swung my sword at the golem commander’s leg and at the same time, the golem commander brought its fist crashing down at my head, but missed by half a meter.
The blade of my sword hit the golem commander with a clang, instead of slicing right through like it did with the golems on the first and second floor. That didn’t mean the golem commander managed to block all damage from the attack. The blade managed to cut through about ten centimeters into its thigh. The giant golem was not able to completely withstand the attack, and staggered back four paces before falling on its bottom.
I charged at the fallen golem, climbing up its back and hacking at its head. I didn’t let up on my attacks and continued to strike at the golem’s head, just like the way I had been doing so far. The golem struggled to get out from under me, but I kept my foot on its elbows to keep it in place.
“I will break through your damn armor!” I continued to hack at its head. It was all I could do.
[You have gained a level.]
I struck the armored golem commander with one more hit, and it finally crumbled into a pile of dirt and dust like the golems I had killed before it. The level up message alert came up as soon as the golem perished.
“Looks like I can fell an armored golem just as easily.” These third floor armored golems were the reason why melee-classed devas had abandoned this dungeon in the past.
I bent down to pick up a mid-grade Clay Golem Nucleus and 27 golden rings that had dropped from the golem commander’s remains.
“I should get to the fourth floor first and decide where I want to train.” Now that I knew that I could take down the armored clay golems on the third floor, I had to see how I would fare against the dungeon boss. I headed straight for the fourth floor entrance.