Annan’s pupils flashed a dim light.
Signs of Slothful Eye passed away in a flash. The hunk man only paused a while before breaking free from it.
The hunk man swung the hammer at Annan, but Annan easily avoided it.
That’s too slow.
In Annan’s vision… no, even if not in Annan’s vision, his actions were undoubtedly “slow motion.”
His slow movement resembled the monsters appearing in the Ultraman show.
For the Alteration Wizard like Salvatore, who had to stand still and do his things, this had indeed lowered the threat level.
In the end, the hunk man couldn’t reach Annan at all. Annan could easily avoid his attack by taking two steps back.
“What’s the name of this dumb thing?” Annan even asked casually, “Is there anything I need to be careful of?”
“No, you can rest assured about this!”
Salvatore replied directly, “This creature is a commonly used summon focused on strength attribute. Its nickname is ‘battering ram.’ We usually call it Big Fat. Although it is a Bronze Rank summon, it works well, albeit being dumb. That’s because of its thick skin, robust muscles, and great endurance.
“Just make sure not to go head-on with his hammer. Even if his strength isn’t quite overwhelming, the spiky part of the hammer can magnify his strength by seven times! So, every time of his attack is equal to the impact of a battering ram.”
“Oh, I got it.” Annan got an understanding of his opponent.
This monster is a dummy target like those in the practice area or tutorial.
That’s true. Alteration Wizard outputs excellent damage. At the standard of ordinary people, it is complicated to measure the damage. Anyone or anything will die instantly at that level.
On the other hand, Big Fat has a great endurance to sustain more damage.
He isn’t much of a threat when there’s a distraction to draw aggro.
I guess it’s pretty hard to deal with it alone.
“Attract his attention!” Salvatore was confident, “I got it.”
His words were full of excitement, as if a student realized that he had the same question before during a test.
Annan had initially planned to utilize [Frost Sword]. However, after seeing Salvatore being so proactive, he changed his role to the main tank and started drawing aggro.
That’s great. I get to reserve my power.
At this moment, Salvatore threw a reagent on his shoulder.
It exploded in the air and turned into a cluster of embers.
Then, the embers instantly solidified into crystals and shattered after falling to the ground.
But what exploded out when it hit the ground wasn’t the red crystal fragments but countless dense metal needles.
The first round of “Alteration” was completed in about three seconds. Then, Salvatore proceeded to have 130 steel needles hovering around him.
Subsequently, these steel needles flew out in batches and nailed into the Big Fat’s body. This process took about 20 seconds.
But beyond Big Fat’s robust muscles, there was a thicker layer of fat.
These steel needles were only halfway in, and they failed to pierce the fat layer. Hence, not even one drop of blood was shed.
Consequently, Big Fat completely ignored the steel needles. The steel needles were squeezed out for his body when he was running towards Annan.
However, some of the steel needles were submerged into the fat body.
Salvatore began to chant in a low volume, “Walking on iron, flowing on steel. Sparks splash, storm surges—”
At the beginning of Salvatore’s chanting, a strong magnetic force burst out between every two steel needles—attracting them closer. Big Fat felt intense pain as he pursued his enemy.
He intended to control the muscles to get these steel needles out of the body.
But, after Salvatore finished chanting, a burst of strong electricity ran rampant in his body!
The harsh electric light ran wildly in Big Fat’s body. Soon, his body was as if shone by X-rays with fierce electric light splashing out continuously.
The sparks and the lightning flashes that spurted out of his body forced Annan to retreat.
The high temperature ignited Big Fat’s hair. As a result, he was paralyzed and rendered immobile.
The crackling electric light lasted for 20 seconds before the Big Fat finally burst into a pile of flesh and blood.
There was a strong burnt smell permeating the air.
Annan couldn’t help but exclaim.
Wow, aren’t his fat and muscle too thick?
Annan was convinced that if Salvatore set an electric attack on him, he would be put into a shock swiftly.
He looked around and noticed that there was no new enemy at the moment. He leaned to Salvatore’s side, raised his head, and asked curiously, “Are you familiar with this, senior?”
“Ha, I encountered this in my graduation exam.” Salvatore chuckled, “If I can’t defeat Big Fat alone, I can’t embark on the Transcended path. So, I have a deep memory of defeating it.”
“Then, why are you chased all over by him at the start?” Annan chuckled.
“Big Fat was fifty meters away from me when I took the exam! I get to kite him as I fight, giving me maneuverability.”
Salvatore was aggrieved, “When I turned around and noticed the Big Fat, he was already by my side.”
Is it an illusion?
Why does the senior seem so unreliable?
Annan hesitated to speak up.
Next to this battlefield is the residential house. You can just stop the Big Fat with your reagents, then use your magic to open the door lock to enter the house.
Aren’t those big guys usually weak against doors in games?
Maybe, senior is more talented in the research field. Annan couldn’t help but fill in an explanation on his own.
But, Salvatore’s actual combat capability is like an amateur.
If he can pass the exam at this level, there should be some issue with Swamp’s Black Tower’s graduation exam.
“Feudal lord!” Lin Yiyi’s panicked voice sounded, “Are we late?!”
She and Delicious Wind Goose hurried over from the other side of the street.
When she just went online, she was shocked when she saw the sky was red.
She thought the boss battle had already begun, and they were late.
Lin Yiyi’s first reaction was like, “Will an invisible barrier outside the battlefield stop me since I’m not here when the Boss Monster appears?”
She immediately uploaded a post in the forum.
Fortunately, there were still some frontier players who stayed up all night to adventure on the unexplored part of the “game.” They only go online at night, adventuring until the sun rises at 6 a.m. They were waiting for the next batch of players to go online and watch the streams before heading to their real-life bed.
When they saw Lin Yiyi’s post, they quickly assigned someone to go offline and gave Delicious Wind Goose a warning call. At any rate, they forced Delicious Wind Goose, who was chilling and playing cards, go online immediately.
After all, when they logged into Mist Continent, their bodies in “real life” were equivalent to sleeping—This world could be considered a nightmare in another sense for them. Funny enough, the players didn’t go offline to sleep but got up from the bed.
When Delicious Wind Goose went online urgently, he was also taken aback.
The two immediately rushed to 44 Clear Water Street. Then, they saw the two battle-ready fellows chatting here.
When the two saw the hammer in Annan’s hand, they shivered habitually.
The players had resurrected many times because of this hammer killing them.
“It’s fine, not too late.” Annan glanced at the players.
Hmph, you all go online so timely. So I have defeated those sidekick mobs, and then you come here to fight the boss?
(TN: It’s a complaint whereby in RPG games, you need to defeat small monsters before reaching the Boss stage. The players kind of skip the effort in doing so.)
Those who know realize that you’re not online. Otherwise, they will think you’re AFK and report your account.
Annan’s gaze grew sharper.
Someone else took the last hit reward on the Big Fat, so I must grab the last hit on the Soul Eater!
(TN: As literal as it means, the last hit means delivering the final blow that kills the monster, usually associated with gaining rewards.)
The most elite dual profession summon of the Silver Rank. Just looking at this difficulty, Annan felt that his status would soar to the sky as a reward of being the person killing it.
Looking at Annan with a resolute expression, the cowardly Salvatore couldn’t help but praise in his heart.
Don Juan… No, Annan is very reliable.
Even in the face of the terrifying Soul Eater, he has no fear at all, as if he is unaware why this enemy is terrifying.
Salvatore suddenly realized that the surrounding temperature seemed to have dropped for some time.
When he breathed, he vaguely saw his breath.
But Annan didn’t activate Frost Nova.
Salvatore was surprised.
He raised his voice and shouted, “Be careful. The Soul Eater is here!”
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