Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 623
“Should we stop this?” Bai Ning said with uncertainty.
“No need.” Yu Mei shook her head, and she added with a cheeky expression, “We can’t stop anything anyway.”
Saying that, Yu Mei still walked forward and threw out a few scrolls, enveloping the other monitors in a colorful shield. After a few seconds, she seemed to feel like it was not enough, and threw out a few more.
Looking at Chen Dao, who was burning and, of course, could not be seen through the flames anymore, Xiao Lin could clearly feel the surrounding temperature rising. The training hall’s temperature suppressing arrays could no longer push the temperature down.
Xiao Lin did not hesitate to activate Ruin, throwing aside Temporary Ruin as he condensed a few icicles and shot them out. However, the icicles melted before they even got close to his opponent. They were even spells that he had compressed!
“Chen Dao, your active talent seems quite dangerous. I don’t think you can completely control it yet. It’s no wonder you’ve never used it. I suggest you don’t use it too much.” Xiao Lin suddenly furrowed his eyebrows.
The flaming figure’s mouth seemed to move, as if it was trying to say something, but in the end it only spat out a few flames. Just as Xiao Lin guessed, Chen Dao could still not completely control that state.
The flaming figure let out a roar as it started to rush at Xiao Lin, walking past the sea of flames and lava like it was just flat ground, and a few gigantic b.a.l.l.s of fire seemed to shoot at Xiao Lin at the same time.
The b.a.l.l.s of fire were dark red, which meant that the flames had been compressed to some degree. Chen Dao had never learned to do that before, which meant that he could naturally compress the elements in that state. Not only that, Xiao Lin acutely noticed that Chen Dao launched those b.a.l.l.s of flames in just a breath’s time.
Shocking power, and an unbelievable casting speed.
Xiao Lin was constantly trying to estimate Chen Dao’s power under his activated talent, and spared no power to knock down those orbs of fire. It was nothing too difficult under his Ruin state.
However, Chen Dao immediately raised the level of his spells. He merely raised his arms as the lava on the floor started to shoot up quickly, forming pillars of flames. At the same moment, it seemed to instantly surround Xiao Lin. Chen Dao’s attack had yet to end. As he casted those few spells, he had already closed the distance with Xiao Lin, but he did not stop moving, and instead, launched himself straight forward.
With the earth-shaking sounds of explosions, the entire training hall shook for a dozen seconds. In the thick smoke, Chen Dao pulled away, but it was just a momentary pause as he started to attack again. This time, it was Pyroblast, but the difference was that the enhanced Pyroblast was stored in his hand before he formed a fist, increasing his speed as he launched himself forward.
Another string of explosions reverberated around the training hall, a.s.saulting everyone’s ears. Everyone stared in disbelief as they looked at Chen Dao’s fervent attacks.
The arena had already been completely covered in flames as Chen Dao’s figure disappeared into the flames, leaving only a string of burning after-images. Chen Dao was not Xiao Lin. sSince the start of cla.s.ses, he had focused himself on flame magics, and never chose any courses related to close combat but, at that moment, he looked like a melee combatant.
The shaking of the ground got more and more intense, and Cheng Ming and the others seemed to feel like Chen Dao might bring down the whole training hall if he continued.
“It is said that the Fire G.o.d talent is all-powerful. It can naturally cast instantly, boost its magical power and is proficient in both martial and magical arts. It seems like the rumors were not exaggerated,” Bai Ning said with a wry smile, and could not hide that hint of admiration in her tone.
“Chen Dao still hasn’t mastered the talent,” Yu Mei sighed as she said something similar to Xiao Lin.
In less than a minute, Chen Dao had launched an uncountable amount of spells, and an unknown number of punches. All those spells had been used by Chen Dao before, but the power was much greater under that state. It was comparable to Xiao Lin’s compressed spells, and after the dense smoke dissipated, everyone else saw that the flames on Chen Dao’s body had already receded.
Chen Dao was panting erratically, and he seemed very frail, seeming like he was about to collapse at any point. His face was very pale, but he still forced himself to stand at the edges of the sea of flames as he stared at the smoke.
“Hey, is Xiao Lin still alive?” In the quiet training hall, someone finally asked.
“He’s probably dead…”
“I don’t think I saw him fighting back.”
“With attacks of that frequency, and with only training gear as protection, who among us could last for a minute?”
As they discussed in hushed voices, Xiao Lin’s figure suddenly appeared in the smoke. A faint white protective shield was the first thing that was shown, and the shield glowed for a moment before dimming.
Chen Dao’s expression got even uglier as he rubbed his head in frustration, muttering, “You monster! I couldn’t defeat you even with that attack!”
“I was almost defeated!” Xiao Lin let out a sigh as he continued, “It was harder than I thought. If you managed to last another minute, then…”
Xiao Lin shook his head and did not continue. However, even if Chen Dao could have lasted longer, he still had more options. He might not be able to use Myth, but Xiao Lin could at least use his Replicate ability.
Chen Dao had only managed to last for a minute. Xiao Lin did not even need to attack at all. He just needed to maintain Absolute Defense under his Ruin state. Incomplete Absolute Defense could block any attack that did not exceed his abilities. Even though Chen Dao’s spells were quite high-ranked, they did not exceed Xiao Lin’s Ruin state.
Xiao Lin had to admit that he did not have many choices against the flaming Chen Dao. Of course, it was also because he had restricted himself against using swordsmanship before the fight, but it was enough to show how strong Chen Dao’s talent was.
“I think you should use the rest of your time to train on getting used to that state. Anything else should become secondary for you.”