Xian Lin'er, Qian Duoduo and Fan Yu became restless after seeing the golden panther being killed by the dark golden radiance.
In their original plan, they hadn't put too much hope in the first 2 soul beasts in this test. They were mainly there to deplete Huo Yuhao and He Caitou's soul power. The 4 soul beasts that came after that were the main ones to deal with Huo Yuhao and He Caitou. The lion, tiger, panther and bear were representatives of powerful soul beasts. Their cultivations and metal element were a testament to their strength.
The reason why the metal element was chosen over the more explosive fire element was because Huo Yuhao had the Ultimate Ice. This was a meticulous consideration, but they didn't expect Huo Yuhao to display the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear's ability. 2 out of the 4 metal-type soul beasts were killed just like that.
He Caitou also began to show his powers in this battle. His 12 soul tool cannons were aimed at the golden lion on the left. 12 streaks of light sealed off all escape routes for the golden lion under the guidance of Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection. The golden lion could only defend, and couldn't advance any further.
He Caitou had four rings. He shouldn't be too fearful of these 4 soul beasts if he unleashed his soul tool fort, given his abilities. However, it was impossible for him to take down these 4 soul beasts himself.
Huo Yuhao also made his move as He Caitou acted. His first action was to bend his back, and he grabbed ahold of the golden panther's thigh that had been cut off. After that, he threw it at the golden tiger, which was around 20 meters away from him, using his left hand!
The golden tiger roared furiously and lifted its front claws. It was about to deflect the panther's thigh away. At this point, Huo Yuhao unleashed another of his divine skills.
"Boom—" An explosive force was unleashed, and ice shavings scattered into the air. Although it was only just a panther's thigh, it was still filled with the golden panther's soul power since it had only just perished. The Ultimate Ice initiated the Ice Explosion Technique, and the golden tiger's claws seemed to strike a soul tool bomb as it hit the panther's thigh. In addition, the tiger was completely unprepared!
Its claws were blown apart amidst the reverberating boom. Its body was sent flying into the air, and the upper half of its body was covered in fresh blood.
Huo Yuhao had another identity. He was a Tang Sect disciple. At the same time, he chose the Tang Sect as his path after his retreat in the Sea God's Pavilion. He showed everyone how to use the Tang Sect's secret weapons. This time, his secret weapon was the golden panther that had been cut to pieces.
The golden tiger that was blasted didn't even have a chance to crawl up before more of the golden panther's remains were turned into bombs by the Ice Explosion Technique and flew towards it. Amidst a series of explosions, the powerful golden tiger was killed as Shrek Academy's elders looked on in shock. It couldn't even get close to Huo Yuhao, much less make him unleash a soul skill.
The weakness of such metal-type soul beasts was always in terms of long-range attacks. This was also natural given that they were physically tough. Otherwise, they would have become the most outstanding soul beasts around if they were strong in all aspects.
Huo Yuhao knew the might of his Ice Explosion Technique after his experience in the Great Star Dou Forest. He almost killed a Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear using a ten thousand year Deviltiger Cat's corpse. While a thousand years soul beast's body was inferior, the difference wasn't too great.
He turned around calmly after killing the thousand year golden tiger. His left hand pressed on the bear that was already dead. The Ice Empress' Pincer's diamond flashed with radiance. The golden bear was quickly turned into a Transcendent Ice Bomb that could go off at any time.
He Caitou's attacks stopped. A Class 4 Milk Bottle appeared in his palm, and he used it to suck in soul power. In fact, he hadn't depleted much of his soul power. He could kill the golden lion if he wanted to, but Huo Yuhao didn't let him do so. He was following Huo Yuhao's Spiritual Detection to fight.
The golden lion felt relieved, but couldn't locate the golden tiger. It was in a daze. Huo Yuhao tried to provoke him by hooking his finger toward him.
The lion was the king of beasts! It had a bad temper, and its yellow mane, which was flashing with a metallic glow, started to spike up. It roared and burst towards Huo Yuhao. Its legs let out clanging metal noises as they struck the ground as it opened its mouth to reveal its huge, razor-sharp teeth. Even a Titled Douluo might be unable to handle its bite!
Huo Yuhao was slightly breathless after killing the tiger. He revealed a soul tool against this golden lion that came towards him. It was the soul paralysis ray. The golden lion couldn't escape the rays shot out by him under the influence of his Spiritual Detection. As a streak of light flashed, the attack of the soul paralysis ray was counteracted by a metal-like halo released by the golden lion. However, the paralysis effect still took place. The lion's body shook a little, but it didn't collapse like the bear as it tried to hold on. However, its speed immediately dropped.
Huo Yuhao's eyes squinted, and a cold radiance flashed across them. He burst towards the golden lion. Looking very ferocious.
As he got closer to the lion, the paralysis effect began to wear off. The lion opened its mouth and attempted to bite Huo Yuhao as he burst towards it. Its fur also spiked up and turned into golden spikes. They became offensive weapons.
It unleashed its full abilities as the strongest among the 4 soul beasts. Its eyes flashed with a metal glow, and at least 10% of its mane shot out as sharp spikes. Huo Yuhao was quickly engulfed by a huge number of metal spikes.
The lion was the only one among the 4 soul beasts that still had some long-range offensive abilities. However, these metal spikes were most effective at a 5 meter range.
Huo Yuhao decided to face these metal spikes head-on. He didn't use a soul tool to protect himself, but the Ice Empress' Armor, one of the two soul skills the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion had given him.
As his cultivation increased, the power of his soul rings also increased in tandem. The Ice Empress' Armor was defensively stronger than before.
"Ding ding ding ding ding ding…" A series of knocking sounds rang from Huo Yuhao's body. The metal spikes were deflected away by the Ice Empress' Armor and couldn't penetrate his body. Huo Yuhao also used this opportunity to get closer to the lion.
The golden lion bit down on nothing as the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track was used. Huo Yuhao dodged its bite and came beside it.
The golden lion also recognized Huo Yuhao's frightening Darkgolden Terrorclaws. Its mane started to change form, and its entire head now looked like a hedgehog. The lion tried to spike its head towards Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao naturally tried to prevent that from happening. He moved his body back a little before increasing the speed of the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track. He continued to strike his right hand towards the golden lion's head. He was not bothered about the damage that could be inflicted onto him by the metal spikes, since he had the Ice Empress' Armor, the Ice Empress' Pincer, the Mysterious Jade Hands and the Darkgolden Terrorclaws with him now.
The lion lifted its body amidst this crisis and struck its huge claws towards Huo Yuhao. At the same time, a series of clanging noises resonated from its body as two metal blades came out from its shoulders. One of the blades hit Huo Yuhao's right hand.
The greatest point about Spiritual Detection was its ability to anticipate situations. Huo Yuhao was clearly prepared for this moment. His Darkgolden Terrorclaw clashed with the metal blade that shot out of the lion's shoulder, and he wasn't at a disadvantage in terms of strength. He only rocked his upper body back a little, and the golden lion's body also stopped moving.
This was the strength of the Ice Empress' Pincer and the Mysterious Jade Hands. The metal blade from the lion's shoulder couldn't suppress Huo Yuhao in terms of strength.
Huo Yuhao had already dodged the lion as his figure flashed. His Darkgolden Terrorclaws slashed at the metal blade, his left hand unwittingly grabbed hold of the lion's left forelimb due to the great impact of his slashing motion.
A wave of cold instantly entered the lion's body. The lion couldn't help but shiver while its left forelimb was frozen such that it no longer had any sensation there.
Huo Yuhao exploited the momentum of his slash to flip his body around before sliding his body below the lion's belly. His left hand flashed with an azure radiance before a 'boom' was heard.
The lion screamed in pain before its huge body was overturned.
What was the significance of the Ice Explosion Technique? It could blow apart all ice within an area that Huo Yuhao could work his spiritual sense on. It didn't matter if it was a frozen corpse. The Ice Explosion Technique could turn all matter into its energy after coming into contact with them and make them a source of explosive power.