Previously, he had used the Ice Explosion Technique to detonate the corpses of soul beasts, converting their soul power into an explosive force.
At this point, Huo Yuhao took the opportunity as the lion's focus was on his Darkgolden Terrorclaws to inject the Ice Explosion Technique into the lion's left forelimb.
The soul power in the lion's left claw had been turned into an explosive force. The most solid fortresses were usually taken down from the inside. This was the exact situation now. The might of the Ice Explosion Technique was shown once again. The lion's left claw was blown to pieces, and the frightening blast caused half of its body to be inflicted with injuries.
How could Huo Yuhao miss out on such an opportunity?
He used the Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track to accurately appear at the place where the lion was feeling the most pain. A powerful suction force was unleashed. This suction force was insufficient to drag the entire golden lion, but Huo Yuhao's speed was enhanced by this suction force. His right claw stabbed into the lion, which had lost all its defenses. The lion's pathetic screams stopped instantly - it was dead.
At this point, 4 metal-type soul beasts had all been killed. What was left were only 4 purple thousand year soul rings that floated in the air without dissipating.
Huo Yuhao pressed his left hand on the golden lion's body and injected the Ice Explosion Technique into it. He made it into another bomb. After that, he ran towards the center of the arena along with He Caitou.
Including the Spectre Wolf that he had killed earlier, Huo Yuhao had now gathered 3 bombs that he could detonate at any time.
Gong Changlong regretted speaking up for the two of them earlier. They had managed to kill 6 of his thousand year soul beasts! It was very difficult to capture soul beasts alive, especially the 4 metal-type soul beasts that came at the end, which had taken him a year to train, but everything came to naught as Huo Yuhao slew them easily.
Even agility-type soul elders were deficient in comparison to Huo Yuhao considering his dominant offensive strength. He wasn't anything like a control-type soul master. He was more assault-type and agility-type.
Huo Yuhao handled all 6 killings from the start till the end of this test. The only time He Caitou made a move was when he helped Huo Yuhao prevent the lion and the tiger from meeting up with each other.
Huo Yuhao's impressive performance was already beyond what the elders had expected.
Huo Yuhao didn't get complacent. He had given his all in this series of battles. He had depleted a lot of his soul power when he had unleashed the Darkgolden Terrorclaws to kill the golden panther. He did so because he didn't want to give the golden panther any chances.
If these 4 metal-type soul beasts teamed up together, it would have been a problem for Huo Yuhao and He Caitou. Huo Yuhao was most bothered by the golden panther because it was the most cunning.
It didn't rush for Huo Yuhao immediately even though it had an absolute advantage in terms of speed. It waited for its chance and prepared to team up with its partners. It was like the general among the 4 soul beasts. After Huo Yuhao obtained the Darkgolden Terrorclaws, his offensive might had soared. But he had an obvious weakness - he was weak against long-range attacks and lightning-quick opponents.
Panther-type soul beasts were extremely quick. If the golden panther used guerilla warfare methods to interrupt him while he fought the other soul beasts, it would have diverted He Caitou over. That would have left Huo Yuhao outnumbered against the tiger and lion. Although he had the confidence to deal with these 2 soul beasts, the burden on him would have been huge, and not just on his physical strength. His soul power and energy would have been expended at a much more rapid rate as well.
That was why he chose the simplest method - killing the golden panther using his Darkgolden Terrorclaws even at the expense of his soul power. Following that, he used the panther's corpse to deal with the tiger. It was the simplest and quickest method, although it didn't appear to be the best for his soul power. However, it might have depleted less of his soul power than if he went for a head-on clash with the soul beasts.
The Ice Jade Scorpion Left Arm Bone and Darkgolden Terrorclaw Right Palm Bone had shown their worth in the previous battle. Huo Yuhao's fighting strength was also completely new to the 2 deans and Fan Yu. He was even more offensive than an assault-type soul mater even though he was supposed to be a control-type soul master. Even a four-ringed assault-type Soul Ancestor might not be better than him. The elders were only left in awe and surprise as they watched him kill 6 thousand year soul beasts.
Of course, there was an exception. Gong Changlong turned extremely gloomy at this point, as he was the person in charge of the Beast Dueling Area. His heart was aching! 6 thousand year soul beasts had been wasted just like that. The amount of human resources, material resources and money that would be wasted to catch another 6 such soul beasts to train was astronomical.
"Send 8 thousand year soul beasts who are adept at long-range attacks in. In addition, send 4 three thousand year and above soul beasts who are adept at close combat. I don't believe these 2 kids can handle all of them." Gong Changlong increased the pace of the original plan to quickly end this test that was making his heart ache. However, this wasn't too surprising. After all, Huo Yuhao's abilities were beyond what everyone had expected.
Huo Yuhao looked a little weird now. He had 2 cigars in his mouth. One was thick, while the other was thin. They were the Spirit Stimulating Thick Cigar and the Soul Power Amplifying Thin Cigar respectively. He even held a Milk Bottle in his hand. He Caitou was in a similar state as him. The two of them leaned on each other as they stood there.
They were suddenly jolted. Huo Yuhao exclaimed, "So many…"
He Caitou was also stunned. "They're trying to kill us…"
12 soul beasts walked out slowly from different directions. There were 4 huge ones in the front, while 8 others followed behind. They inched closer towards Huo Yuhao and He Caitou in the center. The huge psychological pressure caused Huo Yuhao and He Caitou to feel extremely fearful.
Huo Yuhao had seemed very relaxed as he dealt with the 4 soul beasts earlier, but he had already given his all. The burden on him was also very great. And right now, the quantity of soul beasts had increased by 3 times. From the looks of it, several of them were even adept at long-range attacks. 12 thousand year soul beasts! If Wang Dong and Xiao Xiao were here, Huo Yuhao reckoned that they might still have a fighting chance. But could they really deal with the situation that they had now?
"Junior, what do we do?" He Caitou looked at the dozen thousand year soul beasts that surrounded them and felt numb in his head. This was obviously beyond what they could handle.
Fan Yu's brows furrowed, "Why didn't Elder Gong follow the plan? This is too much. They must have been expended quite a lot of their energy."
Xian Lin'er said, "Don't panic. It's good to put pressure them. We can also tell their limits through this, which will aid us in planning their future training. We'll be ready to save the both of them if anything happens."
Huo Yuhao shut his eyes slightly and sensed his active spiritual power. He didn't ask for help from the Skydream Iceworm, the Ice Empress or Electrolux, even in such a perilous situation. His confidence was slowly growing as his age and powers increased. He knew how to turn pressure into motivation.
"Senior, soul tool fort strategy. I will try to control these soul beasts later on. You'll follow my Spiritual Detection to attack. We'll do our best and see where that takes us."
"Okay." He Caitou didn't speak too much either. His confidence in Huo Yuhao had grown immensely following the previous battle. Many metal pipes started to appear on his body as they made clanging noises. He Caitou turned one round with all the metal pipes on his body, maintaining his solid grip on the ground beneath him. He displayed his ability to mount a multi-directional attack.
Huo Yuhao noticed that it was the same soul tool fort strategy, but a portion of He Caitou's soul tool fort had already been modified. It seemed like he had made considerable progress after the Continental Advanced Soul Master Soul Dueling Tournament.
12 thousand year soul beasts were slowly inching closer. The 4 soul beasts at the front were of the same species - the Single-Horned Devilrhino. It was a very powerful soul beast that was entirely plated in armor. Its ram was rumored to be the strongest, while its defense was also very resilient. Its single horn could unleash a Sealing Light. After locking onto an opponent, it would ram them until they perished.
At this point, 4 Single-Horned Devilrhinos with cultivations above three thousand years were already flashing with a subtle, light-blue radiance. Their eyes had also turned blood-red. They advanced forward at a quicker pace, and seemed ready to attack at anytime.
The 8 soul beasts behind them which were adept at long-range attacks also started to flash with different colors. They also seemed likely to attack at anytime. If not for the fact that the Beast Dueling Area was small and they didn't have enough space, Huo Yuhao and He Caitou would have been facing a barrage of attacks already.
He Caitou completed the soul tool fort, and Huo Yuhao remained where he was. He spat the two cigars out of his mouth and put his Milk Bottle away. He stood there and placed his arms beside his waist. His Spirit Eyes started to slowly shut.
A weird feeling started to spread from Huo Yuhao. The Beast Dueling Area's work crew, the 2 deans and Fan Yu could all clearly sense Huo Yuhao's transformation, but they couldn't tell what it was.
Huo Yuhao seemed to have become a little illusory at this instant. However, he was filled with awe amidst that illusion. This feeling was indescribable. It seemed like he wasn't him anymore at this moment. He seemed to have changed into some invisible force that covered the entire place.