Chapter 2107: Playing Zu Xiangtian like a Fiddle by Abusing the Lightning Element
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Double the base damage of the Lightning Element!
Zu Xiangtian had an urge to curse his informant again. He swore he would lock the guy up in a pig pen!
The amplification to the base damage that most people received from the Blessing of the God’s Seal was between twenty to fifty percent. Zu Xiangtian was already a giant among men, as the amplification to the base damage of his Wind Element was a full fifty percent! Together with the sixfold amplification of the Blazing White Gust, his spells were nine times stronger than a normal Wind Mage!
Ninefold amplification was already quite insane. Even some of the Pseudo-Heaven Seeds did not have a ninefold damage amplification. It often meant his Intermediate Spells were as strong as someone else’s Advanced Spells!
To his surprise, Mo Fan was even scarier. The base damage of his Lightning Element had been doubled!
An Element’s total damage was derived by multiplying its base damage with the multiplier of their Elemental Seeds. Mo Fan’s was two times six, meaning that his spells were twelve times stronger than a normal Lightning Mage!
Even a full Heaven Seed only had a twelvefold damage multiplier. Mo Fan’s Lightning Element was just as powerful as a Heaven Seeded one!
Zu Xiangtian did not just feel terrible, he even had the urge to strangle the Hall Mother of the Parthenon Temple to death. Was Mo Fan her bastard? How was Mo Fan’s base damage so much higher than his? He thought fifty percent was already the maximum!
The fifty percent increase to the base damage of his Wind Element had been enough to make him the most brilliant Wind Mage in Europe!
His high-quality magic Equipment had been destroyed by Mo Fan’s Shadow Element. The Wind Element he was extremely proud of was being suppressed, too. The duel was supposed to be totally one-sided, so why did he feel like he was displaying his insignificant skill before an expert!?
“Didn’t you say you were going to take over? I’m afraid you will have to start running like a stray dog again!” Mo Fan grinned.
He rested for a while to catch his breath, already prepared to cast his next spell.
With his twelvefold damage amplification, even the energy of a Star Constellation alone was quite destructive. He did not have to construct a complicated Star Palace, since Zu Xiangtian did not have much defense left.
Mo Fan did not wait until Zu Xiangtian was ready, and punched both of his fists out. The lightning bolts intersected and exploded right in Zu Xiangtian’s face as he was desperately trying to escape its range in a panic.
Mo Fan grasped a lightning bolt in his hand and tossed it in the direction Zu Xiangtian was flying .
The lightning bolt exploded after reaching a certain spot, shattering into lightning arcs that burst wildly in all directions like shrapnel. Zu Xiangtian dodged nimbly and wove through the gaps in the lightning arcs like a white bird. However, as the Lightning Shrapnel had covered all the gaps, he began to accrue more injuries.
The Wind Element was as annoying as usual. Zu Xiangtian would start running whenever he knew he was no match for his opponent, slowly increasing the distance between himself and Mo Fan.
Mo Fan did not bother chasing after Zu Xiangtian. He kept using his Lightning spells while standing there on the Floating Reefs Battlefield.
“Run, run quicker! Lightning Explosion!”
“Why did you stop? Lightning Dance!”
“Here, show us your dance moves! Sky Lightning Claw!”
Surrounded by lightning, Mo Fan stood in the limelight at the middle of the Floating Reefs Battlefield while Zu Xiangtian was constantly dodging about with his Blazing White Gusts. Zu Xiangtian was unwilling to run too far away, and felt like a lion in a circus. Its trainer was using a lightning whip and forcing him to run around the cage. The whip might not be deadly, but it was extremely painful when it hit, and he would eventually run out of stamina, too!
“Why do I feel sorry for Zu Xiangtian?”
“Mo Fan is just being himself.”
“Isn’t Zu Xiangtian known for his strength in Europe? Apparently, his strength is on par with Herr Casa’s, so why does he keep running away from Mo Fan? Why can’t he fight back?”
“Seriously? You should go ahead and fight Mo Fan instead! Even the weakest lightning arcs that are scattering around on the battlefield right now could easily puncture your chest, let alone the actual spell! The fact that Zu Xiangtian is still alive now indicates… just how impressive his Wind Element is!”
“Mo Fan isn’t that impressive, either. He just keeps using his Lightning.”
“Friend, would you dare to say the same thing if you were standing on the other side of the Barrier?”
“Exactly, didn’t Mo Fan already say so at the start? Go ahead and ask to fight him if you aren’t convinced of his strength! We hope to see you in the duel next year!”
“I won’t stand on the other side of the Barrier, nor am I going to challenge him to a duel. I’m just unconvinced of his strength. What are you going to do about that?”
Zu Xiangtian’s hair was disheveled. His initially clean face was darker than an aboriginal, as if he was a member of a scientific expedition who had been stationed in Africa for the last decade.
“You’re not going to just keep running until my energy depletes, aren’t you? You are too naive if that’s what you are planning!” Mo Fan squinted happily, watching Zu Xiangtian calmly.
Zu Xiangtian eventually returned to the Floating Reefs Battleground. He had spent two-thirds of the duel running around outside the arena. There were those who were aware it was a duel between the two most talented young Mages and approved by the Magic Association, but those who did not would think it was more like a circus show!
The Wind Element was quite irritating. Zu Xiangtian decided to back away when he could not fight Mo Fan head-on, and would run if he was outmatched by his opponent. He had managed to survive the attacks of the Elder of the Shadow Tribe by abusing his Wind Element, or his corpse would be long cold by now. He used the same trick when Mo Fan’s Lightning Element was too much for him to handle!
The crowd was not brainless, either. Previously, they had assumed Zu Xiangtian was wise to withdraw tactically, but when he did it a second time, it was obvious that he was scared to face Mo Fan and fight him head-on!
“He was being so smug at the start. I almost thought someone would finally teach the Demon King a lesson, but he was beaten up so badly that even his mother wouldn’t recognize him. I was wondering why Zu Xiangtian was so famous in Europe. It turns out that he was famous for his ability to run away!”
“Isn’t that true? Mo Fan wasn’t lying, he really is the strongest Mage!”
Mo Fan was not worrying as he watched Zu Xiangtian keep running away with the Wind Element.
Not only did his Lightning Element have a twelvefold damage amplification, but his Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Spells had all reached the fourth or fifth Tiers, allowing him to cast powerful spells without expending much energy. On the other hand, Zu Xiangtian was constantly consuming his energy while using the Wind Wings and the Blazing White Gusts. He was definitely consuming his energy at a higher pace!
As Mo Fan thought, when his Lightning Element still had two-fifths of energy left, Zu Xiangtian was no longer zipping about agilely as he once had. His opponent was growing reluctant to use his higher-level spells!
“Did you think you have won since you have the upper hand because of your Lightning Element? I was actually planning to save my trump cards for Herr Casa!” Zu Xiangtian shouted at him.
“When a dog realizes it has no escape after being forced into a corner, it will pounce at its enemy recklessly. I’m well aware of it!” Mo Fan shot right back.
“You are celebrating too early! You should know that the greater our power is, the harder it is for us to control it! You shouldn’t blame me if I end up killing you!” Zu Xiangtian snarled with murderous intent.
He had carefully planned this duel to make a name for himself in his homeland, yet he was being played like a monkey in a circus. How humiliating!