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Chapter 682 New Toys



Ilea grinned to herself, itching to test out all the new toys she had just gotten but there were a few more messages still waiting to be read. She was a little annoyed that they had killed all the undead in the tomb. She gave Pierce a side glance instead.

The woman narrowed her eyes, lightning flashing around her before she vanished.

“What’s happening?” Verena asked, looking at Ilea.

“I don’t know what you mean,” Ilea said, taking a sip from her ale.

“Done with the evolution?” the Elder asked as she walked over. She gave the split stone a glance.

“Mostly, yes,” Ilea said. “I’ll want to test a little afterwards.”

“Of course. I can help,” Verena said.

“Great,” Ilea said and smiled.

 

‘ding’ ‘You have reached level 500 in three Classes while being human – One Core skill point awarded’

 

‘ding’ ‘You have unlocked the General skill: Telepathy – lvl 1

Telepathy – lvl 1
You learn to communicate with beings through thought alone. Initiate conversations with anything that may be receptive to this form of communication.
Category – Mind Magic

 

Nice. So just a better version than my third tier of Mental Resistance. But wait… mind magic as a general skill. Does that mean?

 

‘ding’ ‘You have unlocked the General skill: Minor Ice Manipulation – lvl 1

Minor Ice Manipulation – lvl 1
You have learned to form ice from surrounding sources of water and may manipulate it in a limited manner.
Category – Ice Magic

 

‘ding’ ‘You have unlocked the General skill: Minor Lava Manipulation – lvl 1

Minor Lava Manipulation – lvl 1
You have learned to form lava from surrounding sources of stone and may manipulate it in a limited manner.
Category – Lava Magic

 

‘ding’ ‘You have unlocked the General skill: Minor Earth Manipulation – lvl 1

Minor Earth Manipulation – lvl 1
You have learned to manipulate earth and stone in a limited manner.
Category – Earth Magic

 

“Interesting…,” she murmured. Does that mean I’m now some kind of elemental wizardress or something?

Ilea didn’t have illusions as to the power level of these spells. She opened her palm and focused on the three new manipulation skills she had, a small rock forming first, somehow sourced from the rock around her. Next to it appeared a speck of glowing lava, and last a piece of floating ice. Primordial Avatar more like, she thought and made the three pieces spin around.

“Three new elements?” Verena asked.

“No. General skills based on the evolution. Just minor manipulation,” Ilea answered.

The Elder smiled. “Just minor. You’re likely not aware of how long mages work to gain understanding of elements beyond their classes. But you’re Lilith after all.”

“Don’t say it like that,” Ilea said. A hundred or more people already think me a deity, she thought. And I could’ve taken a first step towards what this system here classifies as divinity. Me? Please gods no. Wait that sounds weird now too.

She checked her status instead of considering deities.

 

Name: Ilea Spears

Unspent statpoints: 44
Unspent Core skill points: 48
Unspent 3rd tier General skill points [2276 Total skill levels]: 1

Class 1: The Arcane Eternal – lvl 510

- Active: Archon Strike – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Sentinel Reconstruction [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 9
- Active: Azarinth Awakening [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 7
- Active: Transfer [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 5
- Active: Arcane Dominion – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Sentinel Core [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 8
- Passive: Eternal Brawling – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Eternal Huntress – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Eternal Sight – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Arcane Circulation [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 6

Class 2: The Ashen Titan – lvl 508

- Active: Mantle of the Titan – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Titan Core – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Origin of Ash and Embers – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Embered Heart – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Tempered Seal – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Authority of Ash and Ember [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 9
- Passive: Ashen Wings [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 6
- Passive: Vision of Ash – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Avatar of Ash [Enhanced] – 3rd lvl 7
- Passive: Embered Form – 3rd lvl 30

Class 3: The Primordial Arbiter – lvl 500

- Active: Primordial Shift – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Fires of Creation – 3rd lvl 30
- Active: Fabric Tear – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Reality Warp – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Primordial Flesh – 3rd lvl 30
- Passive: Space Manipulation – 3rd lvl 30

General Skills:

- Ashen Limbs – lvl 17
- Bulwark of Ash – lvl 11
- Dancing – lvl 5
- Deviant of Humanity – 3rd lvl 22
- Drill – lvl 12
- Elos Standard language - lvl 6
- English Language – lvl 15
- Gourmet – lvl 7
- Harmony of the Drowned – lvl 16
- Heavy Archery – lvl 11
- Identify - 2nd lvl 2
- Meditation – 3rd lvl 16
- Minor Earth Manipulation – lvl 1
- Minor Ice Manipulation – lvl 1
- Minor Lava Manipulation – lvl 1
- Monster Hunter – 3rd lvl 14
- Monstrous – lvl 5
- Oxygen Repository – 2nd lvl 10
- Sage of Torment – 2nd lvl 13
- Soul Perception – lvl 11
- Spear of Ash – lvl 19
- Teaching – lvl 8
- Telepathy – lvl 1
- Veteran – 3rd lvl 30
- Warhammer Mastery – lvl 9

- Arcane Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 21
- Ash Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 4
- Astral Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Blast Resistance – 3rd lvl 7
- Blight Resistance – 2nd lvl 2
- Blood Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 18
- Blood Manipulation Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Bone Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 18
- Corrosion Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Crystal Resistance – 2nd lvl 15
- Curse Resistance - 2nd lvl 20
- Dark Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 7
- Death Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Devour Resistance – 2nd lvl 8
- Diamond Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 3
- Divination Magic Resistance – lvl 10
- Dust Magic Resistance – lvl 6
- Earth Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 5
- Emerald Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 1
- Fear Resistance – 2nd lvl 1
- Flesh Magic Resistance – lvl 11
- Gold Magic Resistance – lvl 1
- Gravity Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Health Drain Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Heat Resistance – 3rd lvl 23
- Ice Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Lava Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 9
- Light Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 3
- Lightning Resistance – 3rd lvl 10
- Mana Drain Resistance – 3rd lvl 7
- Mental Resistance – 3rd lvl 18
- Mist Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Obsidian Magic Resistance – lvl 3
- Pain Tolerance – 3rd lvl 3
- Petrification Resistance – lvl 14
- Poison Resistance – 3rd lvl 2
- Rot Resistance – 3rd lvl 4
- Ruby Magic Resistance – lvl 14
- Sand Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Sapphire Magic Resistance – lvl 13
- Shadow Magic Resistance – lvl 4
- Silver Magic Resistance – lvl 1
- Smoke Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 4
- Soul Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 16
- Sound Magic Resistance – lvl 18
- Space Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 7
- Stamina Drain Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Time Magic Resistance – 2nd lvl 20
- Topaz Magic Resistance – lvl 18
- Vine Magic Resistance – lvl 14
- Void Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 16
- Water Resistance – 3rd lvl 4
- Wind Resistance – 3rd lvl 10
- Wood Magic Resistance – 3rd lvl 1

 

Status:

Vitality: 1805
Endurance: 450
Strength: 535
Dexterity: 450
Intelligence: 1660
Wisdom: 1820

 

Health: 68590/68590
Stamina: 4500/4500
Mana: 108983/109200

 

About as long by now as I am dense. Sixty eight thousand health.

She whipped out her notebook and put her Intelligence score to use, finally putting twenty nine stat points into Vitality.

Health: 69248/69692
Stamina: 4500/4500
Mana: 108983/109200

And people think me a deity. They’re gonna have a bad time if I ever get that far, she thought with a self satisfied smile on her face.

The first thing she tried of course was healing herself while infusing her ability with the Fires of Creation. Her insides were wracked by flames, as expected. Her recovery prevailed however, the result of the experiment a subdued healing spell. Not very useful. But maybe good for training Sentinels.

While the Fires of Creation were burning, her ash appeared already covered in flames. Her mantle burned as it had before. Ilea would’ve liked to set Pierce on fire through her dominion and reverse healing but the woman had distanced herself far enough away, hiding somewhere in the tomb. Ah, there will be enough opportunity to test. I suppose it’s just a massive power increase to my aura like death sphere. With added teleportation prevention if they’re close enough.

Ilea transferred. A sphere of arcane magic exploded outwards, now bringing with it a surge of white fire that set alight her close proximity. She slammed her fist into the nearby wall, her Archon Strike flaring out in a near turquoise color of both concentrated arcane healing and wisps of flame. Tempered Seal exploded in a similar manner, the fiery color a little closer to white. Ilea charged up just a tiny bit of heat before she cast Embered Heart, the sphere of flames now near white as it flashed out from her.

Ilea looked down at her burning hands. She focused on the heat and power, an entirely different feel altogether. Her health remained steady, her healing and the reductions of the third tier enough to keep her topped off but she could tell the evolved version demanded a literal shit ton more health to sustain. The results spoke for themselves however. She looked at the spreading flames around her, the fires eating through the walls of the tomb with frightening speed. They left nothing behind.

She waved her hand sideways, the flames disappearing all around. “Wonderful,” she mused and deactivated her spell. Let’s see what my new shift looks like.

Ilea could see the wisps around her float away. The fabric changed, both where she stood and close by. Mana and health burned away to start her ability, Primordial Shift activating with a short delay when her perception went haywire. What the fuck even is this?

She could see everything around herself, and not with her dominion alone. Weird bits of writhing space, flame, and flesh moved near her proximity, burning through the fabric itself. Parts of the phenomenon moved through the stone below with no resistance, other bits breaking off pieces instead. Her form remained unchanged and at the center of the spell.

Ilea could see the ground crack below her feet. She raised her arm, the movement slow and strained. It felt as if she had to drag it through mud. Her various perception skills told her that the interpretation wasn’t exactly far off. A mud of space and matter, she thought, looking at her palm.

The flame of creation came to life, a small sphere forming above her hand with brilliant white light that illuminated the vicinity in unnatural patterns. The heat reminded her of the Wyrm’s sun spell, her magic perception unable to determine how much power exactly gathered in the expanding sphere. It’s burning space itself. She dismissed the flame, some parts of her on fire by now. All of it vanished. She tried taking a step with the shift active, her leg going forward with a slow motion. It came down with an impact that reminded her of old monster movies. A boom resounded as a web of cracks spread outwards.

Verena looked on with wide eyes, her arms crossed when Pierce appeared next to her.

“Attack me,” Ilea said. Her voice traveled through what felt like an entire realm until it reached the Elders.

They glanced at each other and summoned their magic.

Spheres of fire and lightning flashed out towards the barriers of moving flames and writhing space, most them vanishing outright, others slowed to a crawl and dissipating with time. A few made it through. And yet most of their energy had been sapped before they reached the central form of Ilea.

She dismissed the spell, the upkeep rather ridiculous even with her high health and mana. Probably best against high level beings that can help me sustain the spell with their magic.

Ilea gestured for them to continue, forming a gate in front of her and one behind her back. The spells moved through and crashed against the damaged wall. Hmm… with three of them I suppose I could…

She formed six fields, covering herself in a space like cube while floating in the middle. This is stupid. Ilea wondered if she was simply invulnerable like this. For a time at least. The cost really did increase exponentially, both for having more than one field out, and for the upkeep. However now that the cooldown seemed similar to her first tier, she would be able to more or less displace any magical or physical attack wherever she pleased. In a certain distance of course.

“How are we supposed to even hit you like this?” Pierce asked.

“That’s the point,” Ilea answered and dismissed the cube. She tried a few more shapes that looked at little more interesting than a cube but found them act the same, other than the aesthetics of course. Ilea remained visible behind the fields but slightly distorted to a set of perceptive eyes.

“Can you try to teleport?” Ilea asked.

Neither of the Elders vanished.

“Space magic is stupid,” Pierce complained. “Now I don’t have anything left.”

Ilea raised her hand and gripped the Elder with Space Manipulation. “There is no escape.” She raised the woman into the air, her form restrained and moving closer.

“That’s… k… kind of… hot…,” Pierce murmured, her face a little flushed.

Ilea whipped her arm to the side and sent the woman flying. So a level three hundred human isn’t a problem for my manipulation. I mean it’s quite a gap to be fair. I wonder how effective it’ll be against a four mark. Does it depend on size? Resistance? Magic type? Weight?

She assumed it was a combination of everything. Even if I can just slow them down a little, it would help immensely. Same with any projectiles that come at me. Dodging will be easier, and if I can’t dodge, just set up a gate or teleport the spells instead. I actually feel like I could become a terrifying space mage. Everything close to me will just be destroyed. Can’t teleport, on fire, reverse healing, and against a self healing being that can barely be hit by anything.

She rolled her shoulders and cracked her neck. “Feels good… oh it feels so good,” she said with a grin. “You can hear me right?” she asked, using her telepathy on Verena.

“Yes.”

Don’t need the voice module then either, she thought. Ilea decided to get a replacement regardless. Having a deep and booming voice was just cooler than simple telepathy.

Still have the space pocket to test.

She checked to see if there was something new, able to access the space instantly with her skill. Hmm… but where exactly is it… and how does it connect?

It took her a few minutes to find the tiny sliver within her soul perception. A bubble of space whose size she couldn’t discern at all. The same was true for her Essence itself of course, but the results left her with more necessary testing. She moved a few items from her necklace into the pocket. Everything seemed to work flawlessly. The same rules applied as with her other storage items. No living creatures, no spells, and there was a limit to the space. Ilea just couldn’t tell quite yet where that limit lay. It certainly provided more storage space than her necklace and bracelet. Combined even.

And it can’t be stolen, she mused.

She planned to analyze and test the pocket a little more before she could trust it enough for an entire switch. It would be interesting to see if the Taleen Keys could still be tracked while they resided inside, but by now she assumed they could. Simply because they were part of a set, and likely connected in ways that transcended pretty much all existing barriers and pockets. Much like anchors set by space magic in other realms.

Ilea played around a little more with her space manipulation, ripping out chunks of the wall or pushing against it. She could damage the frameworks in any way she wanted, able to rip apart chunks of stone or simply pulverize them entirely. Depending on how resistant the material was or how much she wanted to do, the spell took longer to manifest. It also cost more based on those factors. Compared to her ash unity, her new space manipulation required a noticeable amount of resources.

I wonder if the boosts to the various magic classes will increase my resistances too.

“I decided that I want a space magic class for my third one,” Pierce said, her envy near palpable.

“Didn’t you say you wanted a healing one?” Verena asked.

“That too. First healing then space,” Pierce said.

“I don’t even have four yet,” Ilea murmured, looking at the woman. I wonder if I could just pop her eyes…, no… don’t become Violence. Only destroy eyes with consent.

“Do you want to train your space magic resistance?” she asked with an innocent smile.

“Not with that look on your face,” Pierce said. “I’ll trust the Meadow’s expertise.”

“You said it was hot,” Ilea retorted, a little disappointed.

“No I didn’t,” the Elder lied. “Are you done then? Or do you want us to bow and praise the greatness of Lilith? Her new cleansing flames of divinity the salvation we lowly human souls have craved for all our lives?”

“No, I’m done. We can move on. I’m just excited about my evolution, can’t help mere mortals being awed,” Ilea mused.

Verena snickered to herself and started towards the hall.

“I’m sure you’ll get there too, Dragonkiller,” Ilea mused as she walked past the Elder.

One of Pierce’s eyes twitched before she summoned a stream of lightning onto the healer.

Ilea stretched and yawned, enjoying the slightly prickling sensation.

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Pepperflake ago

Thanks for the chapter

69 thousand health. Nice. 

At this point Ilea has fully left humanity behind in terms of power. Even a lvl 300 is barely noteworthy now. I hope the story remains interesting as she becomes nigh invulnerable. 

    Scribbles ago

    I don't see why it wouldn't? Ilea's been OP for a while and the stories been pretty good. Don't see why that would change.

      Pepperflake ago

      Dragons and leviathans are kind of used as the power ceiling right. She isn't quite there yet, but the closer she is, the less tension there will be in the story. Power creep eventually catches up to these type of progression stories.

      Scribbles ago

      Just pointing out, that I thought the same thing 300 chapters ago. Author's got a good track record.

      Pepperflake ago

      True, i'm just hoping it stays good.

      Riger ago

      Dragons and leviathans are the power ceiling in this world.

      She has already been to other worlds with scary beings like Meadow on them, so there's bound to be stronger beings to fight.

      geektern ago

      It might at some point, but you still have the acended, and most of these battles with really strong people have been 1v1. Also she still wants to visit earth again at some point which we know is possible. Don't forget about the oricales. Just becasue you are at the top of hunanity does not mean she is at the top yet.

      Pepperflake ago

      Also true, but the problem with realm hopping, is that it usually sacrifices all the previous world building. So let's say Elos has nothing to offer anymore, and Ilea moves on to a stronger place. and then becomes even more powerfull. The old world, becomes less and less relevant, alongside all the characters we've grown to care about. And fights alone aren't all that interesting if there are no stakes involved.

       

       

      Leahcim Zanathax ago

      I agree. There are plenty of directions this can go. Ilea has set up so many plot hooks at this point. Between the Elves, the Taleen, the Ascended, the Gods, Dragons, Meadows, Violence, other worlds, power sources that use literal suns...

      The list of her allies that can pull her into such problems is incredibly long, as well. The story will end when the author gets tired of writing it... not before.

      Honestly, they've done such a good job of setting up the world that I'm surprised we haven't seen Rhaegar take time off from this story to write stories for some of the other interesting characters. Not that I want that, just surprised.

      iamnotthiscat ago

      I get where you're coming from Pepper but one of the things this novel has done cleverly is keep characters relevant even when their power isn't. Ravenhall is a blip for Ilea power wise but it's still important to her and she still goes back and gets involved from time to time. Maybe in a few hundred chapters she'll be building teleportation gates between Earth and Elos, and in a thousand the gods will be talking about the Shadow of Lilith falling upon another world as her accidental empire expands.

      Pepperflake ago

      You have all convinced me that there is still tons of things to explore, before we're at that end stage. Let's put our trust in the author and enjoy the story together. :)

    Ysgramor's Soup Spoon ago

    Speaking of such nice things, petition to send PIerce to horny jail (the cube but reversed and anti-teleportation aura).

    Lord Vitor2510 ago

    Not yet. System itself admits that Ilea reached 500 in 3 classes while still a human. Do you doubt the wisdom of core points?

      exaere ago

      I tell you she disguises herself with flesh magic, and the system no longer calls her fat... at all

      Atigasgas ago

      It doesn't dare insult the majestic Lilith!

      Delphoh ago

      Does that mean by the time most humans reach lvl 500 on all classes they nolonger are?

      Leahcim Zanathax ago

      I doubt that many ever have reached 500. Even among the Elves it seem rare to hit 500, and they START at 200ish.

      That said, it seems logical, given what we've seen of the options Ilea has been offered for evolutions, that a pretty high percentage would take a step away from humanity. The kind of drive required to do what Ilea has managed is rare... and it pretty much only works because of her psychotic attitude toward resistance training. That, along with her healing, are the basis for her power, and also why the people around her and the Sentinels are getting so much stronger.

      My point is, very few individuals have the kind of iron determination to put themselves through what Ilea has on purpose. Those that do would likely have to be more than a little broken on the inside. Therefore, stepping away from their humanity may not only be easier for them, it might even be a goal.

      People don't end up broken to that level without some kind of crazy shit having happened to them, usually.

      matze3 ago

      The question will be how long she can continue beiing human. There seem to be less and less evolutions available that retain her humanity. Maybe with the level 500 evolution she has reached the limit? The Primordial arbiter is the only class that retains her humanity for that evolution.

      And even there it already burns things into her very soul. Seems like she has reached the limit a human body can take.

    tirirism ago

    I still think the cake class would have been better for the story. Bite me. Or bite the cake.

    Arrakis ago

    I wonder when we'll find out more about the founders of the Lily, since the members we've seen so far seem to be scared of them it implies they're kicking around somewhere and probably only turn up when something endangers the entirety of humanity.

    RoboRoyoRoa ago

    Based on the author's consistant descriptions of geography, it's a simple matter for Ikea to either move up to the sky, move down in the depths, move down into the planet, move far north or far south... and she'll find plenty of things to remind herself of great vulnerability. So, just 5 minutes of travel up or down from her house would do it.

    CashireCat ago

    Why did she not the Void class? Sounds better than this one :O

    Rayodino ago

    What happens if she infused her fire with telepath? I must see the outcome.

BlankLines ago

Random song of the day: Hello (feat. Music Core) [Harry Callaghan]

"Health: 69248/69692" Ha, she did the funny number!
"Only destroy eyes with consent." Words to live by. But hey, maybe she could try doing that on the Baron. (Yes, I know it doesn't really have eyes, bite me.)

MrGravelord ago

Thanks for the chapter.

I already knew from last chapter that this evolution would be a lot to take in. May need to read this and last chapter again, to fully understand what's going on. But it does seem cool.

Basically moving more towards immobile tank with more defensive options and the flame of creation actually does damage now. Before it was only usefull for preventing healing a bit and doing only a tiny bit of damage. Other than that, I'm interested in what she does with the elemental magic. Would be sad if she just ignored them cuz they are basically useless against four or three marks.

I wonder which of her three classes has the biggest impact on her fighting prowess by now.

    Mnesymne ago

    I'd probably say the healing one, its keeps her alive and does great damage.

    Ash is a nice defense/attack class but this could be replaced with multiple others and her fighting style wouldnt change.

    Her third one is a nice utility, and might become more important now that its so strong.

    Gehoji ago

    I think the issue with deciding which one has the biggest impact is how well all three of them synergize with each other. It feels like taking any single class away would half her power.

    chojinra ago

    That's a hard question. They all seem to work towards different things in a way.

    Eternal makes her immortal, Titan makes her strong, and Primordial makes her powerful and versatile on a god level.

    Of course they overlap and synergize in a way, but that's how it seems to add to the whole.

    baelrath ago

    Did i just read that right though, did she not just lose all mobility in Phase form? Even being stronger is great, but mobility on a battlefield is key. Can she teleport while phased? or is she invisible?

      Zerfo ago

      She lost a lot in mobility but she can still move, i think she can teleport and is not invisible and now with her weight increases ten fold she can stomp to death her enemies

      Miles Sand ago

      She gained the ability to change direction while phased but she lost speed. She gained a mana absorb but lost the immunity to physical aspects of an attack.

      Overall it's improved utility but that's still the least useful skill

      KKdemona ago

      I think the previous version was more interesting, just under-used. If she tried to, for example, phase at mach speeds into the ground, I am sure she would end up expelled in some interesting cavern :).

      jamborme ago

      The Class description said no skills would be lost, but she seems to have lost the ability to phaseshift through solid objects, which was the whole point of the skill in the first place. So she essentially did lose her phaseshift skill, even though the class description said she should not lose any skills.

      And I agree that phaseshift was underused before. Since she gained the ability to teleport while phaseshifted, she could travel through hundreds or thousands of meters of solid rock by drifting and teleporting during her seconds of phaseshift. But she never seemed to do anything like that.

    Catz ago

    I wonder what general skills she would get to choose from if she tried it now.

    jamborme ago

    "Before it was only useful for preventing healing a bit and doing only a tiny bit of damage"

    Flame of Creation could do a great deal of health damage, even when it was at a low level. Hector even commented on it and how he could not withstand it for long. By the time Ilea got it to 3rd lvl 30, it should have been able to do a lot more damage than when Hector got hit by it. And on top of that, she could sacrifice a lot of health to make it much stronger even than that.

    But for some reason Ilea rarely used it. I suspect the author decided at some point that Flame of Creation, as well as Phaseshift, were overpowered so he neutered them to keep Ilea's power level lower.

      Kanos920 ago

      So I'm going to have to veto this hypothesis a bit.

      First is phaseshift. Op to a degree I'll grant, but not balance destroying I think. It made her a tank, but in some ways she was very vulnerable as well. All her physically manifesting spells were voided, armor meaningless, and her health pool directly struck for the full potential of an applicable attack regardless of where it hit. Like being hit in the toe with a wind blade, but it damaging her like it hit her square in the chest.

      She could phase through objects and teleport sure, but not actually move. It offered no method of utilizing the state to actively attack or really position herself for something when coming out of the state beyond what space she occupied. Standing there with arms crossed in front defensively on activation meant coming out in the same position no matter what she phased through, where she teleported or what spells she charged.

      The true worth of phaseshift was never more than the resistance, resilience, and damage reduction. The added teleports only increased the damage mitigation by giving jet the ability to circumvent spells she couldn't risk, or even flee entirely.

      As for the flame of creation? Hector was what level, low 300s? With 2nd and 3rd tier resistances to many things sure, but compared to a level 800 three mark or level 1200 four mark? Things that quite possibly have tier 4 skills, ridiculous health/mana numbers, at least some kind of absorption or regen scaled to said ridiculous numbers.

      Just cause a BB gun can maim and kill a small bird or squirrel doesn't mean it will phase a bear in a single shot.

      jamborme ago

      Almost entirely wrong. She could teleport while phaseshifted, both Transfer and Displacement. And you are very confused about the strength of Flame of Creation.

      matze3 ago

      The amusing thing here is that people compare the damage output of level 350 Ilea against level 800 creatures and say it is weak because it doesn't instantly kill them. And Hector was level 350 at least(he had a 3rd class).

      Like wtf? No known skill which can be used instantly is capable of that damage output.

      Yes there are some who might still be dangerous to Ilea but they are channceled over a long time. Like months or years at the same place..Not instantly like the Flare of Cration was.

      Where the hell do people draw the suggestion from that Ilea was somehow capable of insta-killing level 800 monster with 1 attack when she was level 350? She never did that and she never was capable of that.

      Despite that she managed to beat stronger monster not because she had such an enormous damage output but because she could withstand and heal anything that hit her. Meadow and the fae even commented on it that her beiing able to fight these monsters on equal footing is not normal.

      Kanos920 ago

      That's kinda what I was getting at with the flare of creation thing.

      Sure, when it was new she trounced level 100-200 guardians with it, but even the centurions needed her to use her other skills to quickly dispatch. Just cause it's leveled though the third tier doesn't mean it's so much stronger it's gone into the realm of godly.

      It's all about synergy, and RESISTANCE. Her azarinth stuff for healing and defense penetration, ash for defense and utility, and valkyrie for supplemental effects like DOT, and regen hindrance. All three have body enhancement, stacking or complementing each other. (Yes I'm simplifying a good but, but you get the point I'm sure)

      Comparing Hector and his ability to cope with level 300 something ilea and her flare vs monsters at 600 or even 1k is silly.

       

      Also.... I'm pretty sure my coment above mentioned teleports, so exactly what was wrong with it? And why are you bringing up teleports jamborme? Unless you're suggesting that teleports give her an ability to adjust her posture to defend against attacks as she comes out of it, or to be mid swing trying to punch something as it ends....

sebasse ago

Thanks for the chapter.

Oh, so did I get it right that pierce has a Vader force choking fetish?

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