Chapter 581 - War God!
Everyone followed Nie Yan’s instructions. Both the Elementalists and Arcane Mages only used fire magic exclusively. As for the Holy Mages, their holy magic just happened to be the bane of poison-type monsters, so they continued on as before.
The damage dealt was the same as before. There was no change at all. However, the Miasma Scorpion King’s health recovery was noticeably slower.
It was effective!
Seeing the Miasma Scorpion King’s health falling faster than before, Asskickers United’s players fought with even more zeal.
“Bladelight, Smoke Stub, catch!” Nie Yan tossed the two of them a few Master Antidotes.
Only Master Antidotes and above could cure the poison of the Miasma Scorpion King. Without it, even the tankiest Warrior would eventually fall. So, they now had a form of insurance against this terrifying monster.
「Do you have confidence in killing the Miasma Scorpion King?」Bladelight asked Nie Yan in a private message. He activated Taunt and forced the boss’ aggro onto himself.
「No, I don’t. Even though the Miasma Scorpion King’s health isn’t that high compared to other equal level Lords, its poison skills and health recovery make it more terrifying than a monster with 10 times more health. Ordinarily, you would need a Level 100+ expedition team and a main tank with at least 320 poison resistance to take it on. We fall short on both requirements. Most of our players aren’t even Level 80. The fact you guys have lasted this long is already a miracle.」
Bladelight gasped. This difference was too great. They had let their confidence get to them and greatly underestimated the Miasma King Scorpion.
「We can only leave it up to fate.」Nie Yan helplessly chuckled.
Bladelight also sighed.「Well, it’s not like we can do anything else. Do you have a plan?」
「Not really, but I have a little something I want to try. We have less than a 10% chance of succeeding,」Nie Yan replied. He didn’t have much hope in killing the Miasma Scorpion King.
The players in the expedition team had a lot of faith in Nie Yan and were giving it their all. If they heard these words, they would fall back into despair.
“It’s too late for regrets now. Let’s go all out!” Bladelight hollered. He activated Barbarian Strength as his muscles swelled with power.
「Klang!」The Miasma Scorpion King staggered several steps back. It flew into a rage and repeatedly smashed at Bladelight with its claws.
“All Warriors except for Bladelight and Smoke Stub, pull back!” Nie Yan shouted. The Warriors immediately retreated.
Smoke Stub fired out a crescent wave of energy from his greatsword. It cleaved into the Miasma Scorpion King and sent it flying.
The Miasma Scorpion King started spitting out poison everywhere, splattering the ground in an emerald liquid.
Bladelight and Smoke Stub were inflicted by the poison. They both hurriedly drank Master Antidotes.
The Master Antidotes were used without reserve. There was no other choice.
Spells ruthlessly bombarded the Miasma Scorpion King as particle effects flew everywhere.
The Miasma Scorpion King thrashed about violently. Since the frontline consisted of only Bladelight and Smoke Stub, the 40 Priests and 20 Paladins in the back focused all their attention on them, dispelling various debuffs and casting heals.
The entire expedition team was working as a unit. However, every now and then, one or two players would still get hit by a stray glob of poison. There was no saving them.
About three minutes later, the Miasma Scorpion King’s health fell to 25%. Everyone became nervous.
“Watch out for the poison mist!”
The Miasma Scorpion King opened its mouth. Its abdomen swelled as it prepared to spray out its poison mist.
Bladelight immediately took up a defensive posture, preparing to tank the Miasma Scorpion King.
“Smoke Stub, activate Rage of the Berserker!” Nie Yan shouted.
“Hah!” Smoke Stub bellowed out as his body started glowing red. He activated his Rank 6 Seismic Slam, rending the earth below him as web-like cracks spread out. With a loud bang, the Miasma Scorpion King was knocked several meters back and briefly stunned.
Nie Yan had circled around to the Miasma Scorpion King’s back while in stealth. Seeing it get hit by the Seismic Slam, he pounced forth with Backbreaker.
The Miasma Scorpion King was inflicted with the cripple status effect.
One second, two seconds, three seconds, four seconds, five seconds!
It lasted a whole five seconds!
“What powerful crowd control!” Bladelight and Smoke Stub were shocked. This skill was way too powerful!
“The Miasma Scorpion is CC'd! Everybody, let loose!”
The Mages all cast their highest damaging spells.
Tang Yao chanted out a long incantation as a red cloud gathered in the sky above. Shortly after, meteors started raining down.
Seven meteors struck the Miasma Scorpion King in a row. Compared to the couple hundred damage the ordinary Mages were dealing, Tang Yao’s damage was quite frightening.
Within the short span of three seconds, Nie Yan unloaded all his various skills, like Backstab, Eviscerate, Vital Strike, and so on. Each one dealt close to 10,000 damage. Everyone’s jaws gaped in shock.
“The boss’ damage is too frightening!”
“It’s more than 50 times my damage…”
Nie Yan’s high damage boosted the team's confidence in victory.
Only Nie Yan, Bladelight, Smoke Stub, and a few others understood that all they could do was to give it their best. As for what the final outcome would be, they could only leave it up to fate.
As the Miasma Scorpion King was about to recover, Nie Yan struck out with Smothering Strike.
“Crap!” Nie Yan cried out in alarm.
The Miasma Scorpion King’s abdomen swelled. It was just about to spray out its poison mist, when a silhouette appeared beside it. Sun plunged his dagger into the back of its head.
The Miasma Scorpion King’s body type was atypical. They could only rely on their intuition to find its weak spots.
After the Smothering Strike landed, the Miasma Scorpion King was stunned.
Thankfully, Sun reacted in time, or else they would’ve been in a lot of trouble.
The stun barely lasted for a second. As the Miasma Scorpion King was about to recover, King of the World followed up with a Concussive Blow.
This stun also barely lasted a second.
“Everyone, be careful! Each crowd control skill only works against the boss three times. After that, they’ll no longer have an effect!”
The Miasma Scorpion King was about to recover again, when Nie Yan followed up with another Concussive Blow. The stun lasted three seconds.
It was the same skill, but the effect was worlds apart.
“Stop using Smothering Strike and Concussive Blow, use other crowd control skills!”
Over the course of the battle, the Miasma Scorpion King’s resistance against crowd control had grown extremely high. Misses would constantly appear. Even after chaining all their skills together, they could only CC the Miasma Scorpion King for 15 seconds. Nie Yan’s contribution was the highest at 90%. The effects of his several skills were extremely powerful.
Under the nonstop assault, the Miasma Scorpion King’s health fell to 12%.
Zennarde’s Sword glowed scarlet red as Nie Yan slashed down on the Miasma Scorpion King.
Hell Execution failed!
Nie Yan repeatedly used Hell Execution but failed every attempt. The Warriors around him were also spamming their execution skills. Since the Miasma Scorpion King was a Level 110 Lord, the success rate was extremely low. However, if they somehow got lucky, they would be golden.
The Miasma Scorpion King’s tail whipped out in a horizontal arc, instantly killing more than 10 Warriors.
The Miasma Scorpion King’s abdomen began swelling again!
“Does anyone else have a crowd control skill?” Nie Yan anxiously shouted.
If they couldn’t stop the Miasma Scorpion King from casting Poison Mist, its health would recover back to full!
Everyone understood this was a crucial moment!
The Miasma Scorpion King’s abdomen was already full. Nie Yan had used up all his powerful crowd control skills. If no one stopped it, all their previous efforts would go to waste.
“Dammit! We’re so close too…” Nie Yan sighed. Sure enough, they weren’t strong enough to challenge the Miasma Scorpion King at this level. If their Mages were Level 100, during the 15 seconds Nie Yan and the others kept it CC’d, they would’ve already killed it by now. It was a pity most of them weren’t even Level 80. Their damage output was too low.
The Miasma Scorpion King was on the verge of spraying out its poison mist. Nie Yan lamented, “It’s over.”
As everybody was about to abandon all hope, Smoke Stub suddenly bellowed out like tiger. His entire body shone with a brilliant radiance, as if he were clad in golden armour. A three-meter tall phantom manifested behind him. Wielding a massive sword, it looked just like a golden war god. It mimicked his actions like a mirror-image.
War God’s Assault!
Smoke Stub rushed toward the Miasma Scorpion King. Every step shook the ground as if the very world were being rocked. His momentum crescendoed to a thundering charge as he blazed forth with devastating might.
At this moment, Smoke Stub was the embodiment of a war god!