Chapter 385 - Tang Wulin's Third Soul Skill!
The rankers had come to the conclusion after much thought that improving their teamwork was essential to defeat the second grade. This was the best way to gain the achievements necessary for entering the inner court.
The eyes of the spectating students sparkled with excitement. They're going in for the slaughter! In their opinion, only Tang Wulin and Gu Yue stood a chance against the combined assault of Wu Siduo, Yang Nianxia, and Xu Yucheng. However, it was two against three. With combatants being eliminated once they suffered grievous injuries, they faced impossible odds..
Faced with such powerful opponents, Tang Wulin showed neither fear nor hesitation. Instead, he advanced on Yang Nianxia with calm indifference. Bluesilver grass spread out to cover a large area around him. Then his third soul ring lit up, and the grass turned into a sea of gold.
His third soul skill?
The rankers had never witnessed Tang Wulin's third soul skill before. It was information that they couldn't dig up since he acquired it recently. Humans naturally feared the unknown, and the rankers were no exceptions. Wu Siduo and Yang Nianxia's footsteps faltered. Why's he using his third soul skill already? Isn't he afraid of exhausting himself?
While those two were taken aback, Gu Yue's hands danced together to form complex seals. Pressing the two thumbs together, she twisted her hands in counter directions so that her fingers on her left hand pointed up, while those on her right pointed down. A wave of elemental energy gathered around her, converging into a frigid white light. The light pulsed, then rapidly shrunk until they condensed into icicles that shot towards Wu Siduo and Xu Yucheng!
A cold light flashed in Wu SIduo's eyes. She suddenly accelerated, reaching her maximum speed in an instant! So what if you're using your third soul skill, Tang Wulin? He was beneath someone as talented and bold as her.
In their analysis before the match, the five rankers concluded that Gu Yue was their most powerful opponent. Given enough time, her control over the elements could turn the tide of battle. Her strength truly was too frightening. Furthermore, without Gu Yue's support, Tang Wulin would collapse shortly after. This was why they decided that Gu Yue was their main target and to eliminate her as soon as possible.
Hell Rush! Wu Siduo's speed reached new heights even as her attack and defense power increased. Although Hell Rush was only her first soul skill, it was a powerful tool in her hands.
Xu Yuchengshot forward as well, his figure blurring and leaving countless afterimages behind him. He rested his Demon Scythe on his shoulder. Its deadly blade gleamed with a dark-purple lustor.
Wu Siduo's and Xu Yucheng's aura of soul power met the incoming onslaught of icicles and destroyed them with little effort. Such weak icicles couldn't even touch them. A moment later, they penetrated through Tang Wulin's team's formation from opposing sides. Their target was Gu Yue. Even while resisting Tang Wulins' third soul skill, they aimed straight for her.
Xie Xie chose that moment to act. His body flickered forward to intercept Xu Yucheng, his Light Dragon Dagger in hand. At the same time, all three of Gu Yue's soul rings lit up as she used Elemental Tide, Elemental Control, and Elemental Fusion simultaneously! Her control over the elements shot up to the peak!
Gu Yue gathered light into her palm, then threw it at Xu Yucheng! His movements slowed and his sinister aura dimmed as he drew closer to the light. If Yue Zhengyu were present, he would have been shocked. It was holy light! Not only that, her holy light was extremely similar to his soul skill! Although his holy light was still a stronger, it was only by twenty or thirty percent.
Xu Yucheng's Demon Scythe undoubtedly was of the darkness-attribute, so this light was enough to suppress him despite not being particularly powerful.
Xie Xie took this chance to rush Xu Yucheng. In their battle plans, he was assigned with handling the Immortal.
Wu Siduo arrived in front of Gu Yue at that moment! There wasn't enough time for Gu Yue to counterattack. She couldn't defend herself.
Tang Wulin didnt pay any attention to his teammates. He charged at Yang Nianxia, leaping forward to close the distance between them with his right fist rocketing toward Yang Nianxia's chest.
Yang Nianxia smirked, stopping in place. He steeled his body, then his right fist punched out to meet Tang Wulin's! He was completely confident in his strength. While they were both power-type soul masters, he refused to believe Tang Wulin could surpass him in strength!
Tang Wulin's eyes began to change, gold seeping into his irises at the same time as light rippled across Tang Wulin's arm. Golden scales appeared in place of the light, transforming his fist into the golden dragon claw as it rendered through the air.
Yang Nianxia bellowed, a dark-gold radiance shimmering around his fist. His objective was simple. He just needed to keep Tang Wulin occupied. In the meantime, his teammates could wipe out the rest. Then, victory would be theirs.
Yang Nianxia was a meticulous person who was not a risk taker. He he didn't punch with all his strength, withholding just enough to meet his objective. However, inches before their fists clashed, Tang Wulin disappeared! Yang Nianxia stumbled forward in surprise, booms rumbling in the wake of his fist hitting air. The feeling of being tricked made his blood boil.
At that same instant, Wu Siduo reached Gu Yue and unleashed Hundred Hell Claws! The claws closed in on Gu Yue, packed so densely it left her no chance to escape. Wu Siduo was on high alert, wary that Tang Wulin's third soul skill would activate at any moment.
Luo Guixing stood before his four companions. "Wu Siduo and Xu Yucheng, you two will attack Gu Yue once the battle starts. Gu Yue can also control space, so if she tries to teleport away while you're attacking her, immediately switch targets to the other three. It should be a breeze for you two to eliminate the rest. Once Tang Wulin and Gu Yue's support is gone, it won't matter where she teleports to. Victory will be ours.
"Zheng Yiran, you'll stick with me. Even if she teleports to us, the two of us will be able to take her on. If she doesn't teleport away, then, Wu Siduo, it'll be your chance to make up for your defeat."
As the distance between Wu Siduo and Gu Yue diminished, she could finally make out Gu Yue's expression. She was neither surprised nor panicked. It wasn't a facade either. She exuded a calm confidence instead. How's she going to take my attack with her body? She can't defend herself in time with the elements.
Single element attacks were useless against someone as powerful as Wu Siduo, but attacks of multiple elements took time to prepare. Gu Yue's only choice was to teleport away at that moment. Knowing this, Wu Siduo marked Xu Xiaoyan and Xu Lizhi in the corner of her eye.
Wu Siduo saw silver light gather around Gu Yue and tensed, preparing to switch her targets. However, instead of watching Gu Yue teleport, the telltale sign of space distorting opened up to a brilliant gold light! A golden scaled fist shot out, no particular technique behind its movement. It was a simple and crude punch! Wu Siduo could feel the tremendous power behind the fist at just a foot away from it, but she was going too fast. It was too late to evade it now.
A boom tore through the arena. The hundred claws disintegrated and the collision sent Wu Siduo reeling backward.
Tang Wulin stood tall in front of Gu Yue. She had teleported him away from his clash with Yang Nianxia to ambush Wu Siduo!
Watching from a distance, Luo Guixing frowned. He hadn't been able to do anything to stop Gu Yue. She was beating him at his own forte! With his third soul skill, Luo Guixing could teleport his comrades to his side. It was because of this skill that he was able to establish himself on the Genius Youths Rankings. However, there were limitations to this soul skill. If the target resisted, then he couldn't teleport them. Yet, Gu Yue could manipulate space just as skillfully as him!