Even though Huang Shaotian’s childish trash talk spoiled the beautiful scene, the brilliant escape he had made couldn’t be erased from their memories. The audience had been hoping for a slow-motion playback so they could revisit that brilliant escape once more. Instead, the camera zoomed out to let the audience see that the other four members of Team Blue Rain had quietly circled around behind Team Samsara while Huang Shaotian’s Troubling Rain had been distracting them.
“Ah!!” Many fans of Samsara cried out in alarm, dying to go up and warn the players. Unfortunately, this was something they couldn’t do no matter how hard they tried, even for the audience members present at the match. No matter how loud they shouted, they wouldn’t be able to penetrate the soundproof booths surrounding the players.
The players were completely focused on the surroundings of Grass Blowing in the Wind. However, even though Samsara was about to be ambushed by Team Blue Rain, it seemed as if they still had plans for Troubling Rain as they advanced in the direction that Troubling Rain had escaped towards.
The four players from Team Blue Rain had already drawn near.
The hearts of the home team’s fans leapt into their throats. The away team’s fans were also sweating nervously.
The other four members of Team Blue Rain had finally reached a satisfactory position. Their characters were hiding among the grass, getting ready to attack using all sorts of offensive skills.
Different skills required different activations. The players also had different hand speeds, so every skill required a different amount of preparation time. However, Team Blue Rain released their offensive skills at the same time.
Among the attacks, the one with the greatest surge of momentum, came from Yu Feng’s Brilliant Edge. He went straight for one of the level 70 Berserker skills as his opening move. Rushing Thunder Sword, the silver weapon of Glory’s number one Berserker, possessed a passive ability that imbued his attacks with the light element. In the midst of Crimson Storm’s pervading valor, a blue and white light traveled up and down the blade, causing its power to appear very great. As the sword sliced downwards, the sky and earth was covered in a vast expanse of green that swallowed everything up.
Swoksaar’s Silver weapon, Curse of Destruction, had long since filled the air with black gas. At this moment, the black gas converged overhead towards a single point. When Brilliant Edge attacked with his Crimson Storm, a black, whirling door that seemed to connect to another dimension solidified. The whirling door revolved gently. The black gas that permeated the air, mixed with wisps of blood, and converged into threatening tentacles that grabbed at different targets.
Warlock skill: Death’s Door. Compared to the damage it dealt, its crowd control effect was more valued in team battles. After the skill was released, the tentacles from the door would automatically pursue and attack targets within the range of 18 units. Once it grabbed a target, it would quickly drag them into the door and deal a high amount of damage.
Just from these two high-leveled moves alone, their momentum was already astonishing enough , but there was still a third player who still airborne.
The moment this character dashed rapidly from the grass, he formed a sphere with his two hands on the right side of his bottom. Boundless energy seemed to condense between his palms. Every member of the audience present, including the commentator and even experienced pro players like Ye Xiu or Wei Chen, found out that, to their surprise, the character who had dashed out from the grass was Receding Tides.
Receding Tides was a Qi Master who was played by Song Xiao from Team Blue Rain. He was the sixth and final name on Blue Rain’s roster for who would be appearing on stage for this match. The list could not be falsified, so the only possibility was that he had been switched in sometime during the match. It was a great mistake of the cameraman to not notice anything the entire time. In this case, no one would have been able to notice it if they were watching the television without a special angle of the scene.
“Team Blue Rain’s Song Xiao unexpectedly makes a move! When was he switched in? We didn’t notice at all!!” The commentator voiced everyone’s thoughts. At the same time, Receding Tides launched his attack. He pushed out both his hands in midair as a blast of strong energy shot down from above.
Qi Master skill: Sky Piercing Strike!
Although the skill was named Sky Piercing Strike, it didn’t necessarily have to be released towards the sky. Whether it was towards flat ground or at various other angles or positions, as long as you could successfully complete the required actions, the move could be used.
Crimson Storm, Death’s Door, Sky Piercing Strike.
All the opening moves launched by Team Blue Rain were high-level moves that covered a wide area. Evidently, they planned on inflicting serious damage to Samsara with a single blow. No one would have thought that Team Blue Rain would take the initiative in their away-game. Huang Shaotian’s harassment drew Samsara’s attention while the other members of the team took this chance to close in and unleash powerful attacks. In contrast, it was Team Blue Rain who took advantage of Grass Blowing in the Wind’s feature and gave Team Samsara a wave of surprises.
Accompanying the wave of attacks was the cheering of Team Blue Rain’s fans, while Samsara fans clenched their firsts with handfuls of sweat. How would the home team nullify these offensive attacks?
They didn’t nullify them!
By the time Team Samsara’s players noticed what was happening, the attacks made by the three Team Blue Rain players rained down on them, covering the entire area. Because of the the existence of Death’s Door, a skill that had prominent crowd control effects, the players of Team Samsara wanted to avoid the tentacles from Death’s Door while fleeing from its range, so it was inevitable that they would receive damage from the other two attacks. After being suppressed by the two attacks, dodging the tentacles from Death’s Door became an issue once more.
Under such coordination, dodging was most definitely not the best method.
Even though the damage from Crimson Storm and Sky Piercing Strike was fearful, at this moment, the heart of the opponent’s attacks was definitely the Warlocks’ Death’s Door. It was Death’s Door that caused Samsara’s players to feel trapped with no escape.
The key was to break out of Death’s Door range!
Samsara’s Cloud Piercer rolled and escaped from the tentacles coming out of Death’s Door. His two hands glowed as he activated his Sharpshooter’s Rapid Firing. Bullets were spat out from his guns at high speeds and flew directly towards Swoksaar.
Team Blue Rain’s attacks had already destroyed all of the grass from this place. At this moment, they could no longer use the grass to hide their positions. As for Zhou Zekai, he allowed Cloud Piercer to receive damage from the attacks in order to interrupt Swoksaar’s spell. With Death’s Door’s crowd control effect and high damage output, it was definitely not something the user could just cast and do something else. It required the player to continue channelling it. If they received damage at any moment, then Death’s Door would very easily be interrupted.
Zhou Zekai made a decisive action, but Team Blue Rain seemed to have anticipated that this would happen. Soul Speaker, Xu Jingxi’s Paladin, appeared at this moment and enveloped himself with a cover of golden light. He had cast Holy Shield, which resisted any damage as he jumped right in front of Swoksaar.
When the bullets flew towards the golden light cover, they were swallowed without even a trace remaining. Xu Jingxi’s Soul Speaker didn’t receive any damage whatsoever.The Holy Shield’s light barely diminished after receiving these attacks.
Immediately after Cloud Piercer had fire his weapon, the Wave Formation from Jiang Botao’s Spellblade expanded. Holy Shield’s light cover flickered for a moment, but Soul Speaker remained unharmed.
And after all that? After that, the other two offensive type players of Samsara weren’t able to exert any of their power. The other two characters were respectively an Assassin and a Grappler. Neither of them had any long-ranged capabilities. By the time they rushed over to attack, they would already have escaped beyond Death’s Door’s area of effect. What would be the point of interrupting then?
Team Blue Rain’s tactical arrangement had thoroughly covered all factors of Samsara’s classes. A combination of mid-ranged attacks had directly disabled two Team Samsara players.
Their decision to interrupt Swoksaar’s spell was relatively prompt, but had they considered all of the possibilities? Did they consider if they could break through the opponent’s cover with their own attacking methods in the required amount of time?
Doubt had already risen within numerous people, but they didn’t have time to discuss because the match continued to progress and many events could happen in the blink of an eye. Just when everyone doubted them and started to think about how Samsara’s style of having Zhou Zekai shoulder everything alone wouldn’t be able to deal with Team Blue Rain’s exquisite teamwork, Zhou Zekai’s Cloud Piercer continued to fire.
In addition to Rapid Firing, Cloud Piercer activated Gatling Gun. The cartridges that flew out from the gun’s muzzle flew out crazily and piled up at his feet. The bullets shot out in a straight line like a laser beam as it pierced through the light cover around Soul Speaker. The light cover continued to swallow up the bullets as it flickered, but it still showed no sign of shattering. However, these attacks caused Xu Jingxi to feel a little nervous. He had already noticed Jiang Botao’s Empty Waves using Wave Formation attacks one after another. It was only when he had to dodge the tentacles from Death’s Door’s that his attacks would be displaced. The Wave Formation scraped past Holy Shield’s light cover as it passed through, so it didn’t inflict its full damage. At this moment, the firing from Cloud Piercer’s Gatling Gun had ended, but the Hold Shield still remained.
At this moment, because of Crimson Storm and Sky Piercing Strike, a few Team Samsara players were grabbed by the tentacles from Death’s Door. They were quickly dragged towards the door. As for Team Blue Rain, Yu Feng and Song Xiao had already finished their attacks and were prepared to follow up with another wave of attacks.
“I managed to withstand it……” Xu Jiangxi was extremely astonished. He managed to fulfill the task of protecting Swoksaar with his Holy Shield.
“Right?” But at this moment, amidst the bloody light and black tentacles, Cloud Piercer swung his gun as he was dragged towards the door. He lifted his gun and aimed towards a reflection…...
Thunder Snipe, a level 70 Sharpshooter skill.
The bullets exited the muzzle. Xu Jingxi saw the black dot enlarge at a rapid pace before his eyes, then he clearly saw the single bullet pause as it slammed against his Holy Shield. Immediately after, it wasn’t swallowed up because the Holy Shield disintegrated.
A spurt of blood sprayed out from between Soul Speaker’s eyes.
“It’s easy enough to break through my Holy Shield, but you still have to get through me!” Xu Jingxi thought, when he heard a similar sound coming from behind him.