Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 150: Attribute Conversion
Lilith had no time to ask anything during the fierce battle. She shook her wrist lightly and a silver light flew out of the bracelet, turning into a hammer in mid-air. Xiao Lin quickly caught it and remarked how useful that spatial bracelet was to himself before striking an oncoming skeleton soldier.
‘Holy Light Blessing!’
A milk-white holy halo landed on the one-handed hammer and it howled with the glow. With the dull sound of impact, the helmeted soldier actually had its skull smashed open.
“So strong!” Xiao Lin himself was stunned. Although the Holy Light Blessing could cause more damage to undead creatures, its basic damage was not high enough and was limited, even when strengthened. However, Xiao Lin used the dragon power to enhance his mental strength.
The Holy Light Blessing’s attack was that of spell damage, and the level of his own mental strength had an amplifying effect on spell damage. On that basis, the final destructive power was equally as formidable because the undead creatures were enhanced.
Xiao Lin finally confirmed his guess that he was indeed able to freely transform dragon power into a certain attribute enhancement. Although other attributes would be greatly reduced as a cost, the enhanced attributes would be better than usual enhancement.
The power of Slashing was undoubtedly greater, but that skill required time to gather strength, was unstable, exposed oneself to harm when gathering strength, and used up a significant amount of physical strength each time. Relatively speaking, the Holy Light Blessing was more of an auxiliary skill, and its consumption of mental power was even lower than ordinary spells that were rated at F-.
Undead creatures were innately sensitive to the Holy Light. Upon sensing the strong halo that just broke out, the four or five skeleton soldiers besieging Lilith immediately turned their sights to Xiao Lin. However, Lilith was given a small breather. After being a.s.saulted to the point that there was not much room to fight back, she immediately adjusted her posture and released her Red Lotus Blade yet again. That time, the flame on the blade formed a chain, directly binding the legs of the closest two skeleton soldiers.
Xiao Lin quickly transformed the dragon power into strength, raising the big sword in his right hand and forcefully blocking the skeleton soldier’s attack. Then, he turned it into mental power again, raising the hammer in his left hand and striking down with Holy Light Blessing.
A team of more than 10 skeletons was quickly killed by Xiao Lin’s targeted Holy Light Blessing hammer. When confronted by two or three skeletons, Xiao Lin immediately transformed the energy into agility, avoiding the attack deftly with amazing flexibility and posture before quickly moving to the side of the skeleton.
He then turned all the dragon power into power and used his Slashing to deliver a one-hit kill. Continuous use of Slashing took up extra physical strength, so it was transformed into mental power while interspersing its use with the Holy Light Blessing.
If Xiao Lin faced danger and had nowhere to hide. He converted all his dragon power toward his physique, forcefully resisting the attack before using the Holy Light Blessing to quickly heal.
Lilith could strengthen her body through the auxiliary skills of a variety of weapons, but Xiao Lin could not coordinate with Lilith anymore. Such quickfire transformation of attributes had provided Xiao Lin with a whole new way of looking at the battle.
In a simple comparison of strength, the previous average enhancement of Xiao Lin’s dragon power could increase his total attribute value to a level equivalent to Bronze. It was also possible to increase it to Silver, but that would consume an extreme amount of dragon power. Unless it was absolutely necessary, Xiao Lin usually only stopped when he reached Bronze-rank.
However, Xiao Lin only strengthened a certain attribute using the dragon power. His total attribute value was still equivalent to the Bronze-rank, but because of the extremely unbalanced attribute value, the strengthened single attribute had basically reached Silver-rank.
Xiao Lin could not immediately adapt to using that brand-new attribute transformation ability. Each transformation could not be completed in an instant, and even the method of transformation was still in the exploring stage for Xiao Lin. He was unaccustomed to it, so the conversion speed was a little slower and it was inevitable that he would suffer several attacks.
Although the Holy Light Blessing had a healing effect, there was no enhancement for it. All it did was remove the special toxin from the undead creatures, but the wound would still be there. After repeating it several times, Xiao Lin would not be able to bear it. Especially when he transformed the dragon power to other attributes, he would end up suffering from extreme physical exhaustion.
The worrying part was that a group of skeletons from far and near had appeared in their line of sight, and those skeleton soldiers were much more unique. In addition to the melee weapons, Xiao Lin also saw skeletons holding crossbows and even staves. They were shorter, but their eye sockets were lit up with an orange flame.
“Skeleton archers and mages!” Lilith’s face gradually became serious.
“Are they strong?” Xiao Lin asked.
Lilith rolled her eyes. “If you’ve taken those courses, you should know that crossbow and spell courses are always more difficult to learn than ordinary melee courses. The same is true for undead creatures, making skeleton archers and skeleton mages much more difficult. Such skeleton creatures have some level of intelligence and are even more difficult to deal with.”
“And there’s lots of them too!” Xiao Lin suddenly turned around and glanced. Color drained from his face as countless skeletons gathered around the square. They poured in from the streets and alleys, enclosing the two of them completely.
“We’re surrounded!” Xiao Lin exclaimed in a low voice.
“I’m not blind.”
“You look calm though. Do you have a way to deal with so many skeletons?” Xiao Lin asked again, eager.
“It won’t be easy.” Lilith’s face showed an unprecedented fighting spirit. Xiao Lin’s eyelids twitched. He was completely speechless. He understood that the fighting madwoman cared not about the outcome. Victory, loss, life, and death were irrelevant to her. What Lilith pursued was nothing more than stronger opponents.
“But how do they know that we’re here unless they set an ambush here in advance. We’d have time to leave otherwise!” Xiao Lin still could not figure it out.
“Stupid demon! Do you think you can escape? I’ve been waiting for you for a long time!” Asabanor’s form once again appeared in the air. He was still a blur of light and darkness, without any form. He gazed down condescendingly at Xiao Lin and Lilith.
“Annoying old bag!” Lilith could not stand the high priest and pursed her lips. She turned to Xiao Lin. “He probably predicted our tracks with astrology spells.”
Xiao Lin remembered Lolander saying something about high priests being proficient in astrological spells. He did not expect that such a mysterious spell could be used for prediction.