Chapter 1346: The Instant Spotlight Steal
Translator: Nomyummi Editor: Nomyummi
“Right now Yu Feng has the advantage!!” Commentator Pan Lin described the current situation in shock.
When the two characters met, Troubling Rain was actually instantly suppressed by Blossoming Chaos. Under the ferocious attack of the Berserker, Troubling Rain was clearly in a bad position.
The broadcasters couldn’t help but cut to a close-up of the chat every so often. This was a habit born from broadcasting many of Huang Shaotian’s matches. But now, there was nothing… The chat was clean and empty.
“Huang Shaotian has said unusually little during this match!” Li Yibo observed.
“Looks like Yu Feng is giving him a lot of pressure. Maybe he doesn’t have any time left to type words?” said Pan Lin. The pace of the players’ attacks and defenses was so fast that Pan Lin had no time to discuss any details of the battle. He could only insert some side comments like this.
“After spending over a year in Hundred Blossoms, Yu Feng has indeed improved significantly,” said Li Yibo.
“Maybe it’s the responsibility of captaincy that gave him more courage, gave him more of a role to play!” Pan Lin said, before glancing at the two sides’ health bars once again. “The battle is extremely fast-paced. Troubling Rain’s health has already dropped to 71%, while Blossoming Chaos still has 79%. Just looking at the health, we see that even though Huang Shaotian doesn’t have the initiative, he’s still managed to take away a large portion of his opponent’s health. Plus, at the start of this match, Troubling Rain was already at 96%, meaning that up to now, he’s lost 25%, while Blossoming Chaos has lost 21%. That’s only a 4% difference!”
“On that point, we have to remember that Blossoming Chaos is a Berserker. During these exchanges, Yu Feng will likely be bolder,” Li Yibo said.
“Whoa, just in the time it took us to say that, their health has dropped again, Troubling Rain 67%, Blossoming Chaos 70%! Blossoming Chaos ate a big attack here! If we consider the two characters’ starting health, doesn’t this mean that Troubling Rain is now in the lead?” Pan Lin was surprised, because looking at the current offensive, Yu Feng clearly had the upper hand.
“Huang Shaotian’s defensive ability has always been exceptional, and his ability to attack while defending is also strong. This has to do with the role he often plays within the team,” Li Yibo said.
“That’s true,” Pan Lin agreed. The two didn’t describe this point further, because all sorts of reporters, critics, and commentators had already talked about this many times. Huang Shaotian’s defensive ability was high because Team Blue Rain had several characters that needed to be defended. Aside from the healer, Yu Wenzhou’s Swoksaar also needed his support frequently.
But the protection of Swoksaar was different from the typical protection of a healer. After all, Yu Wenzhou wasn’t someone who could be casually killed off. Even though his hands were slow, he relied on experience and rhythm to fight in his own way. So, Huang Shaotian’s protection of Yu Wenzhou more often contained a counterattack. This strategy of Blue Rain’s was very mature by this point: from Swoksaar, launch a defensive counterattack.
So Blue Rain’s players were all skilled in this area, with Huang Shaotian as the leader. Right now he was being suppressed by Yu Feng, but while defending, he managed to gain the upper hand in health. It had to be said that Huang Shaotian’s defensive counterattacking was extraordinarily effective.
Having been teammates for three years, Yu Feng wouldn’t overlook this special trait of Huang Shaotian’s. But at this moment, it seemed like he didn’t care, as he tenaciously continued to attack.
“Is Yu Feng playing too carelessly?” Pan Lin said at this moment. “Even though he has the initiative, if this keeps up, the initiative won’t help him win!”
Just as he said these words, Yu Feng finally fell behind in terms of raw health. Troubling Rain was now at 61%, while his Blossoming Chaos had been brought down to 58%.
“He still won’t stop to consider strategy?” said Pan Lin. Indeed, it looked like Yu Feng had no plan of stopping. The battle rhythm was just as fast as before, and in the midst of flying blood droplets, the health bars continued to drop.
After a flurry of blows, Blossoming Chaos’s health suddenly plummeted drastically, from 51% all the way down to 40%.
“Ah, this…” Pan Lin was already losing his voice as he cried out. Blue Rain’s home stadium erupted in cheers to welcome victory.
“No! Now, Yu Feng’s offensive truly begins!” Li Yibo shouted. After seeing this sharp drop, he realized something.
Blood Awakening. Activating once a Berserker’s health was below 50%, this granted a massive increase in strength. The lower the health, the greater the increase. And Yu Feng’s health had dropped all the way to 40% in one step. The strength increase granted by this 10% would boost Blossoming Chaos’ attack power and priority. And this sudden boost in attack priority would instantly put greater pressure on Huang Shaotian’s defense. If he couldn’t keep up with this increased rhythm, it was very possible that he would be crushed.
It looked like Yu Feng wanted to use this moment to attack explosively, directly defeating Huang Shaotian’s Troubling Rain in one go. Now that his own health was at 40%, Blossoming Chaos used his Awakening skill: Bloodthirsty Craze.
Aside from the boost to strength, Bloodthirsty Craze also boosted Blossoming Chaos’ movement and attack speeds. It relied on the same logic: sacrifice one’s own health to drastically increase attack power.
In just this short instant, Blossoming Chaos completed a massive explosion of stats. This explosion wasn’t a coincidence, of course. Yu Feng had planned for this long ago. He had a very clear plan here: relying on this explosiveness, he would deal the final blow to Huang Shaotian.
The Silver weapon Blossoms Burial once again whipped up a hurricane of blood. All of these boosts had come so suddenly, even Huang Shaotian probably didn’t expect Blossoming Chaos to swiftly enter a 40% health Blood Awakening and activate Bloodthirsty Craze. This was all completed in an instant. Blossoming Chaos’ attacks now were on a whole different level from before.
Could Huang Shaotian withstand this sudden increase of power?
No, clearly not.
When Troubling Rain lifted his weapon Ice Rain to defend, it was instantly forced back by the greatsword Blossoms Burial. Blossoming Chaos’ attack priority right now wasn’t something that Troubling Rain could casually block with his blade.
It looked like even Ice Rain was thrust into Troubling Rain’s flesh. The blood sprayed up like a screen to cover the two people. Only their health bars could be seen, reflecting the current situation as they jumped downward.
Troubling Rain: 45%; Blossoming Chaos: 39%.
In an instant, in just this instant, Blossoming Chaos completed his counterattack. His health was now higher than Troubling Rain’s. There wasn’t even an exchange, there was only Yu Feng’s crazy offensive. Blossoming Chaos’ health depletion was only an automatic side-effect of Bloodthirsty Craze.
I can win! I will win!
Yu Feng saw the opportunity, the opportunity that he’d constructed from the very beginning, finally in his hand. He loved this feeling, truly loved this feeling, the feeling of having everything firmly in his grasp. It felt so enriching, and so very real…
Controlled well, his attacks were controlled excellently, the gap between their health was only widening. Even more importantly, as Blossoming Chaos’ health depleted his strength was still increasing, and his offensive grew more and more violent.
The Bloodthirsty Craze status was about to wear off, and a large portion of his battle ability was about to vanish. Afterward, he would need to rely on Berserk to make up for it. But Huang Shaotian had probably already grown accustomed to this current rhythm; the replacement boost from Berserk probably wouldn’t be enough to suppress him.
Still, he didn’t need to worry too much. It wasn’t a big deal if he sacrificed some health. Consider it a one-time interest payment on Bloodthirsty Craze! The final offensive was about to begin here.
Yu Feng didn’t wait for Bloodthirsty Craze to wear off before using a new skill. Just before Bloodthirsty Craze was about to end, he activated Berserk.
His offensive continued, but as Yu Feng expected, the 25% decrease that Berserk represented couldn’t help Yu Feng suppress Huang Shaotian completely.
He needed an exchange. He just needed to complete one exchange.
His 12% health lead allowed Yu Feng to feel calm. This battle would end after this final wave of attacks.
Blossoming Chaos’ attacks continued. He used a Whirlwind Strike to send his sword spinning toward Troubling Rain.
Falling Blossom Form!
Troubling Rain suddenly darted out with his sword. So fast, so accurate. The attack was clearly initiated just slower than Whirlwind Strike, but it landed upon Blossoming Chaos first.
Blossoming Chaos was sent falling down out of his control, and Yu Feng was stunned. What happened? How was his offensive broken here? Troubling Rain’s attack came so quickly that he truly had no way of responding. This one attack came as though it had been waiting for a long time, as though it had been ready for a long time. One touch completely shattered Blossoming Chaos’ offensive.
“Dropping health like that in front of me, you really are too bold. Have you already forgotten what my style is?” Huang Shaotian finally graced the chat with some of his words. He mentioned his style. This style… He probably wasn’t referring to how he was finally talking now, he was evidently referring to something else… Huang Shaotian’s style, aside from his talkative nature.
Opportunist. The greatest opportunist in Glory. One opening was enough to create a reversal. One opening was enough to kill.
It wasn’t that Yu Feng didn’t know this, nor would he forget this. He simply believed that he wouldn’t give Huang Shaotian any openings, any opportunities. But now…
Swordlight. Ice Rain’s swordlight, like strings of frozen raindrops, landed over and over upon Blossoming Chaos’ body.
Just like that, Blossoming Chaos’ 32% was wiped away in one go. Troubling Rain took no damage.
As expected of this guy! Yu Feng watched, helpless, as Blossoming Chaos fell. This guy always had a sudden explosion at a critical point, instantly stealing your spotlight. On the battlefield, no matter how hard he worked, no matter how well he played, it could never compete with the elegance of that guy’s instantaneous strike.
He thought he had grasped victory in his hands, but it still slipped through his fingers in the end. That feeling of fullness turned empty in the blink of an eye.
This is why I had to leave Blue Rain!
At Blue Rain, your sudden appearances always crushed the presence I worked so hard to build up. It was truly too cruel…