The Ranger walked up to the stage . He looked at the girl who was standing opposite of him, then he took a deep breath .
The reason he came up wasn’t because he was certain that he could win, nor because he had given up his pride . He only intended to give it a try . In any case, watching Nancy’s battle gave him a little information . The only thing he could understand was that the Cleric seemed to be able to affect other’s movements .
The Ranger also understood that the fighting method would highly affect a melee fighter, so he hoped that the effect on him would be smaller since he attacked from a range . He had attentively observed their battle, but Lize didn’t seem to move at all from the beginning to the end . She was mostly defending herself and almost didn’t attack at all . Of course, given the quirky style of a Cleric, it was normal for her to act like that . But how would she react to him?
Thinking of this, the Ranger felt somewhat excited . He raised his longbow and aimed at Lize .
Followed by the sound of the horn, the battle began .
Like last time, Lize quickly cast a shield and stood still, waiting for the opponent to attack her . The Ranger also had made a mental preparation, and seeing that Lize no longer moved after putting on her shield, his speculation had to be right . So he immediately raised his longbow and aimed at her .
Accompanied by the wind, three arrows quickly flew towards her and were stopped by her Guardian Shield . Seeing this attack, Lize felt a little bit surprised and she tilted her head to look at the Ranger before her carefully . She made no further actions, only clenching her hands and placing them on her chest . Judging from her reaction, she didn’t seem to be doing anything .
“I’m doing this . ”
Seeing her reaction, the Ranger was determined and once again drew his bow . Soon, three arrows flew over and were stopped by the Guardian Shield . Apparently, the Ranger did not give up . Not too long after, three arrows flew and were stopped again by the Guardian Shield .
What the hell?
Everyone was confused . Lize only stood there and didn’t seem to fight back when facing the Ranger’s attack . The Ranger also didn’t seem to want to approach her and only shot from afar . Obviously, his attacks didn’t have any effect . What was the point of doing it then?
What were they doing?
Some people complained, showing their contempt towards the battle . They were expecting to see a good fight, but now the situation had become very boring . Many people felt a little bit sleepy . It seemed like the two of them weren’t going to fight for real, and were just putting up an act .
“What are you doing? Go and attack!! ”
After a few minutes of stalemate, some people finally couldn’t endure such a boring performance and shouted . Soon, more people began to shout and complain . They didn’t come just to see such a boring battle . From their point of view, only Marlene’s previous battles deserved their applause . Such a boring battle—what exactly were they doing?
“You’re a man, right?! What’s so scary about it? Come on! ”
“The young lady over there, don’t be a coward . What are you doing, just standing there?!”
Similar shouts were coming from the crowd . Clearly, the two of them were also somewhat disturbed hearing them . Lize frowned, hesitating for a moment . That Ranger was even worse—not only did he hesitated, but he also felt concerned . Who asked him to be born a man? Now everyone was blaming and complaining, and most of them thought that he was timid and afraid to fight her head on, which made him feel somewhat annoyed . It wasn’t that he didn’t want to, but that he was afraid to… Nancy had already given him a good example . If he followed the same path, wouldn’t he be courting death?
But things couldn’t go on like this .
Thinking of here, the Ranger made a decision in his heart .
He took a black arrow with circular tip from his waist and shot it across at Lize . A black shadow flashed through the sky in an instant and went straight toward Lize .
Nothing seemed to change; the black arrow wasn’t able to penetrate Lize’s Guardian Shield and was deflected away . Seeing this scene, many people issued their discontent . But soon . they were amazed .
Because the moment the arrow flew, the tip suddenly burst . In an instant, a dark green smoke emerged and enveloped Lize in it . Not only so, a stench also spread outside the ring . However, the Ranger didn’t end his offense yet and soon raise two red arrows . Followed by the sound of the wind, the dark green smoke was decorated with a dazzling fire . The burning fire spread along with the dark green smoke .
At this time, many people, including Rhode, were aware of the Ranger’s intention . It was clear that he was forcing her to take the initiative this way . Because in the previous battle, Lize had been passive, it would inevitably let people think that she was only good at passive counterattacks . The Ranger was doing this to force her to take the initiative so that he would be able to seize her flaw . After all, moving was a very deadly thing for a caster . When Lize fought with Nancy, she had barely moved, so it gave people the illusion that she could only display her strength by standing still . Or else, she wouldn’t need to take Nancy attack head on, right?
However, the Ranger also had to sacrifice a great deal of effort for this attack . Although he could use a magic arrow to attack, those magic arrows weren’t free to use like a Cleric’s spirit power or Mage’s magic . They were sold at a very high price . The Ranger was actually willing to use these arrows in a non-life and death situation, which showed the importance of this battle to him .
Sure enough, being surrounded by stenchy smokes and burning fire, even Lize could no longer keep calm . She quickly retreated, but at this moment, the Ranger, who had prepared to attack, shot his arrows once again . This time, he shot three blue arrows . They quickly swept through Lize’s side and erupted in flashes of lightning, completely trapping Lize within .
Of course, Lize’s reactions weren’t slow either . In the moment the Ranger attacked her, the Guardian Shield immediately appeared in front of her . It was as if a huge turtle shell wrapped around her . Naturally, the flashes of lightning were unable to affect her . However, the process still made Lize fall into a panic . After rearranging her defense, she finally calmed down again . One more time! Seeing Lize was somehow pushed back by him, the Ranger burst out in excitement . After shooting three lightning arrows, he immediately stretched out his hand again and took out three fire arrows . When the Ranger once again tried to shoot the arrows, he suddenly realized that the scene in front of him seemed a little distorted . What was going on? The Ranger was puzzled . At this moment, he seemed to have loosened his finger and the three arrows flew out . Boom!!! An explosive sound sounded .
The igniting fire instantly wrapped the Ranger inside . Luckily, he reacted fast . At that moment, he noticed that something was wrong, he immediately gave up on his target, rolled away, and managed to dodge the impact of the explosion . He heavily slammed the wall behind him .
“Holy Spirit . ”
Seeing the pitiful Ranger, Joey made a gesture of prayer . Although no one knew the Ranger’s current condition, Joey seemed to realize what was happening . In fact, before the Ranger started attacking, Lize had silently cast a Guardian Shield on the Ranger . This was supposed to be a protection spell, but somehow, it had also restricted the Ranger’s movement . The same as what happened to Joey previously in the Mirage whenever he faced Lize . The situation might even worse since Joey wasn’t as stupid as to let fire arrows explode before him .
Looking at the pitiful Ranger, Joey closed his eyes and prayed . He had already known the match’s result and didn’t have to continue watching anymore . The battle at that time was extremely frightening even to the current him . It felt as if he were trapped and could only welcoming the danger without being able to do anything . Right now, that Ranger must have also felt the same thing .
Sure enough, at this time, a dazzling light once again gathered in Lize’s hands, condensing . Followed by the disappearance of the Guardian Shield, shining arrows flew towards the smokes .
The winner had been decided .