The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 1052 - Powerful Opponent
Chapter 1052: Powerful Opponent
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin had barely lifted his feet when the soul ammunition was upon him. However, it was not aimed at him but at the ground before him. If he had taken one step forward, he would have ran straight into the soul ammunition. The best course of action was to retract his foot and pause for a moment.
Control of the rhythm! A chill ran down Tang Wulin’s spine. His opponent was using his long-range attacks to control the flow of the battle and thereby control his movements.
Ling Wuyue had told him before that the most powerful long-range attack mecha master could control every movement on the battlefield. The mecha master could make his opponent do whatever he wished. A mecha master like that was quite terrifying. They always seemed to be able to turn the impossible into a possibility. Even if they only had one type of long-range attack at their disposal, they could still create countless combinations with that single type of attack.
To deal with such an opponent, the first step was not to fall into their rhythm. Even if he had to endure the full force of his opponent’s attack, he must break their control over him.
That was why Tang Wulin had engaged the thrusters behind his mecha with no hesitation. He pointed his spear forward as it pulsed with light. He infused it with soul power and charged headlong toward the soul ammunition.
“Boom!” The melee mecha emerged from the fires of the explosion. At the same time, it accelerated and charged toward its opponent at blinding speed.
However, at this point, Tang Wulin saw that his opponent’s mecha seemed to be dancing. His opponent’s mecha was actually dancing at the other side of the ground.
He held his soul cannon with a single hand. With every movement, the soul cannon would sway with it. At the same time, he shot out a soul ammunition.
Seemingly, at the same time Tang Wulin charged through the first soul ammunition, nine more had shot toward him from the front. The trajectories of these soul ammunitions were very strange. They did not fly in a straight line, but in arcs, and they flew toward the path that Tang Wulin would inevitably take.
Tang Wulin snorted. He displayed his superhuman physical capabilities and precise control. His standard mecha, accelerating from the push of the thrusters, forcibly made a turn in midair under his guidance. It altered its course and charged forward but at a downward angle.
However, after he clearly evaded all of them, the nine soul ammunitions forcefully collided with each other.
An intense explosion came from his side. At the same time, he was struck by a powerful shockwave.
Tang Wulin instantly understood what his opponent had done. His opponent clearly expected him to be able to dodge that attack. However, he had fired he nine soul ammunitions so exactly, that they would converge to one point and set off an explosion. That was an attack that took place hundreds of meters from him. Standard mechas such as these were not equipped with any high-end soul circuits to enhance their controls over soul ammunitions. To be able to do this with a standard mecha, his opponent’s control over long-range attacks could be described as pinpoint accurate. As expected of the top sixteen finalists, his ability was something else.
All these thoughts had flashed past his mind in the blink of an eye. The shockwave at his side had already reached him. The force instantly deviated Tang Wulin’s mecha’s trajectory since it was moving at blinding speed. His abrupt change in direction, with the additional weight of his mecha, made a teeth-grinding sound.
This was clearly caused by the machine being strained by the unusual maneuver. The mecha itself was heavy, so if it made any awkward movements, it could easily damage itself.
Although Tang Wulin was surprised, he was not flustered. He pushed against the ground with his spear in his right hand and stabilized his mecha, keeping it from continuing to reel sideways. The mecha did a somersault in midair, disengaged its thrusters and dropped steadily to the ground.
However, he could not help but sigh to himself. He had already guarded himself against his opponent’s control as carefully as he could. However, he still fell into his opponent’s trap.
At that point, Tang Wulin suddenly felt threatened. What he saw was a shockingly large soul ammunition. It was different from the ammunition fired from the standard soul cannon. This ammunition shone like a miniature sun, and it was already upon him. This was clearly not shot after his mecha had gone out of control, but was fired before that.
Just as he had feared, he fell into his opponent’s plan in the end.
This soul ammunition had a diameter of more than one meter and flickered with a dazzling light. It was orange-red in color, like a miniature sun. However, there was a spot of black light flickering in the depths of its core. Anyone could tell that if someone was hit directly by such an ammunition, the target would not feel too happy about it.
Tang Wulin’s mecha had nowhere to run. Even if he used his own soul skill, it was impossible for him to escape such an attack in the blink of an eye.
His spear was supporting his weight against the ground. He did not even have a weapon to block the attack.
At the critical moment, Tang Wulin carried out a countermeasure that nobody else had expected.
He pulled his spear out from the ground. He allowed his recently stabilized mecha to reel backward and managed to avoid being hit by the soul ammunition head-on. At the same time, he swung his foot upward.
A deep explosion muffled the sound of a sonorous dragon’s roar. Bluesilver Emperor vines surged out like a swarm of bees and covered the melee mecha’s legs. With a golden shadow, they whipped the soul ammunition directly.
The melee mecha was sent flying sideways from the intense explosion. It had put some distance between him and his opponent. The melee mecha seemed to be in a tight spot. However, Tang Wulin controlled his mecha to pound on the ground twice with consecutive movements. He finally managed to stabilize his own body and dropped to the ground once more.
The Golden Dragon Wags Tail!
It was one of the first six moves from the Golden Dragon Nine Moves.
Opposite him, Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one, who had the moniker Battery, could not help but exclaim in regret for not landing the attack. The soul ammunition that he had just fired was his own soul skill. It had an extremely powerful attacking power and its name was the Black Sun. However, he never expected Tang Wulin to be able to block his soul skill in such a manner. His mecha did not even receive much damage.
The mecha battles were not won by killing your opponent. As long as you were able to destroy your opponent’s mecha, it would be your win. After all, this was not actual combat. Otherwise, for a soul master, even if his mecha was destroyed, the soul master himself would still have combat powers of his own. If that happened, it would be overlapping with the soul masters’ battle.
As Tang Wulin felt fear enter his heart, a cold expression appeared on his face.
His opponent’s long-range attack was truly formidable. However, his original goal was to become a long-range Mecha Master as well!
With his opponent’s ability to control the flow of the battle, it would not be easy for him to charge forward with this standard mecha of his. It would only be possible if he exposed some of his Golden Dragon King’s abilities. However, if he did that, his identity would most certainly be confirmed. This was not what he wanted at the moment.
However, he had his own plans as well. He quickly passed the spear from his right hand to his left and swung his right arm up in the air. There was a flash of gold and the Golden Dragon Spear appeared in his mecha’s grasp.
Of course, the Golden Dragon Spear he used as a soul master was different from the one his mecha was holding now. His Disguise skill and his Golden Dragon Spear’s own ability to alter its length had made the Golden Dragon Spear in his grasp now appear more than twelve meters long. It shone with a brilliant golden light. There were no dragon patterns on it and even its golden luster was of a deeper shade compared to when he was wielding it as a soul master. During the soul masters’ battles, he had also covered his Golden Dragon Spear with his own soul power, making it appear incandescent white. The two of them appeared to be fundamentally different.
‘It’s impolite not to reciprocate. I’ll let you have a taste of my long-range attacks as well.’
Tang Wulin did not wait for his opponent to unleash his attack again. His mecha took a sudden step forward and he hurled the Golden Dragon Spear in his hands.
With a flash of golden light, his Golden Dragon Spear had almost reached his opponent.
The key difference between his opponent’s skill and his own was that although he applied the Tang Sect’s Secret Technique when throwing his Golden Dragon Spear, he had put more emphasis on agility.
It flew forth so fast that his opponent could not hope to dodge. He infused it with both his soul power and blood essence power. With the addition of his Bluesilver Emperor martial soul’s guidance from the inside out, this attack would allow him to utilize the Golden Dragon Spear’s power as a javelin.
The spectators only saw a flash of golden light and the Golden Dragon Spear had already reached his opponent.
Everyone’s gaze was frozen, then they saw that the Golden Dragon Spear had already shot forward and reached Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one.
Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one’s soul cannon had just finished its cooldown from its round of shooting before this. Just when he was prepared to fire another volley, the Golden Dragon Spear reached him.
He masterfully controlled his mecha to fall to the side. It moved with surprising speed. Meanwhile, his mecha’s body had suddenly turned scarlet. An energy barrier burst forth from his mecha like a gust of wind, pushing away everything surrounding him. This energy barrier and his mecha’s shield merged together and created a strong, elastic force.
However, he still underestimated the Golden Dragon Spear’s strength. The power it was infused with came from Tang Wulin’s Golden Dragon King.
“Foom!” The Golden Dragon Spear was deviated by the red energy’s impact, but the sharp spear’s light on the front had penetrated the scarlet glow.
Fortunately, with that defensive maneuver, his mecha had avoided being damaged in its vital parts. However, the Golden Dragon Spear still cut through his shoulder and shot past him.
If this was a human body, the best outcome after being pierced by the Golden Dragon Spear would be that the victim would be maimed. Luckily, it was a mecha, so there was no energy to be devoured. Even so, Number Two Hundred and Thirty-one still broke out in a cold sweat. ‘So fast, so powerful!’