Guild Wars - Chapter 272

Published at 21st of November 2020 10:13:45 PM

Chapter 272: 272

If audio player doesn't work, press Stop then Play button again

Draco left the Class Up Procedure calmly, re-appearing in the Training Hall of the Guild Hall. He looked at his body and found that nothing had outwardly changed, except his mind, body and soul felt unbelievably refreshed. He felt like he had taken a warm shower after working in a mine for weeks without a break. 

Before he could explore more, some screens appeared in his vision. 

「System to Player Announcement 

Calculating potential stat allocation… 」 

「System to Player Announcement 

Drafting potential class skills… 」 

「System to Player Announcement 

Assessing current player physique… 」 

「System to Player Announcement 

Inspecting class equipment… 」 

「System to Player Announcement 

Corroborating possible techniques… 」 

「System to Player Announcement 

Predicting potential class paths… 」 

「System to Player Announcement 

New class analysis complete. Display? 

Y/N 」 

Draco naturally selected yes. He was extremely curious to see what this new class was about. 

「Abyssal Prime - Divine Class 

Skills: Draconic Superiority (Passive), Demonic Might (Passive), Devil's Guile (Passive), Dragon Form (Active), Demon Form (Active), Devil Form (Active). 

Starting Stats: Str 70, Dex 70, End 70, Int 70, Spr 70, Cha 70, Lck 70 

Exp gain rate: 10% 

Rank up difficulty: 50% 

Class weapons: All 

Class skills: Any Draconic, Demonic, Devilish and Angelic.」 

「Draconic Superiority (Rank 1) – Passive skill 

Effect: Health regeneration is always active, and is set at 10% of your total HP every 5 seconds.」 

「Demonic Might (Rank 1) – Passive skill 

Effect: All physical activities consume no stamina, focus, willpower or concentration and are boosted by 100%.」 

「Devil's Guile (Rank 1) – Passive skill 

Effect: All mental activities consume no stamina, focus, willpower or concentration and are boosted by 100%」 

「Dragon Form (Rank 1) – Active skill 

Effect: Assume your true dragon form temporarily. 

Duration: 30 seconds. 

Cooldown: 1 day」 

「Demon Form (Rank 1) – Active skill 

Effect: Assume your true demon form temporarily. 

Duration: 30 seconds. 

Cooldown: 1 day」 

「Devil Form (Rank 1) – Active skill 

Effect: Assume your true devil form temporarily. 

Duration: 30 seconds. 

Cooldown: 1 day」 

Finally, one more screen pooped up before him. 

「System to Player Announcement 

Through a combination of special circumstances, you have created a new Class exclusive to yourself. This Class has been assessed to be of Divine Rank, and possesses the most potential of them all. 

「System to Player Announcement 

Unfortunately, Divine Classes are incompatible with mortal skills/spells. As such, all your pre-learned skills have been removed in order to allow the Class to function. 

This excludes the skills granted by the Soul Bond, those unique to the races that form your class and the Ultima Sunt racial affiliation.」 

「System to Player Announcement 

You have successfully forged a new Class! Player Draco is now the only player on the main plane with a Divine Class! Congratulations!」 

「Boundless System-wide Announcement 

Player Draco has acquired a Divine Class through his own efforts! He is the first of the Immortal Adventurers to acquire such a class, and his name shall be recorded in the Divine Hall of Fame!」 

「System to Player Announcement 

Your achievements have caught the eye of all the Gods. Tread carefully!」 

Draco tapped his chin with a slight smile. He wasn't worried about the Gods in any sense of the word right now, and it wasn't that he thought he was more powerful than they were. 

On the contrary, it was because if they chose to smite him, he would be blasted into pieces regardless of what he thought about the matter. So, there was no use worrying about it too much. 

What he was interested in though, was the specifics of this new class. Draco wasn't sure about most Divine classes, but his came with pros and cons. 

Firstly, the starting stats of the class were monstrous. It was just 10 points short of totaling 500, almost on the same level as the Paragon of Destruction class which had been a system supported class. 

Draco now had more stats in a single category than any other player did, except for those with unique classes who went all in on like Fitter Cleric. What even made him more amused was that he had passed the 50 mark for all his stats. 

So, he underwent a statistical evolution. All his stats at 50 or above had an increased effect from 1x to 1.5x. After all, with how little stat points were given out, it would be truly impossible for entities one Rank higher to suppress those below them just relying on the Rank suppression. 

The same thing would occur when stats crossed the 100 mark, which would increase it to 2x the effect. Draco had only gotten enough stats to do so at Rank 5. 

Many other players should be reaching the 50-point threshold in their main stat soon, so they too would enjoy the effect, but not across the board like Draco did. 

However, Draco could only sigh when he saw his exp gain rate. Previously, he had struggled with a 70% gain rate, but now he was only left with 10%. If one Void Killer gave more than 300% experience to a normal person, Draco, on his own, would receive 30% or so now. 

He would have to hunt higher quality monsters if he wanted to maintain his leveling speed. Only monsters in the top 50 State of Being Rankings could support his growth now. 

Else, he would have to kill scores of normal monsters. He would need to vanquish whole Field Zones multiple times to get anywhere, and if he did, the respawn time for monsters would take too long. 

His best bet were dungeons, but they also had limits on the quality and quantity of monsters. 

His Rank up difficulty though, was okay. At 50% difficulty, he would have to spend half as much effort as a Common class would when Ranking up the first time. 

Draco retained his ability to use all weapons, possibly because the class had merged four different races together, with each race being able to use a variety of weapons to fight. 

However, he had lost ability to learn any skill he wanted through being Optimal. He could only learn racial skills or race-locked skills of one of his four races, but he wasn't bothered. 

He could certainly acquire many Devil skills from Zaine or Mephisto, and as for Draconic ones, he would find some if he killed Draconic sub-species. Same with the other races, he just needed to loot their drops. 

Of course, the drop rate was really low, and he might not get a useful skill, but the option was there. 

However, Draco was greatly pleased by his six class skills. The first, Draconic Superiority, made him almost unkillable. He was now like a Boss monster, regaining a set amount of HP at a set interval. 

As long as one was unable to drain Draco's absurd amount of HP by more than 10% within 5 seconds, he would never die. That was putting aside the fact that hitting him in the first place would be an uphill task. 

His second passive, Demonic Might, made him akin to Local Lord, only that he was much better. While the dead man walking required only a minute amount of exertion for whatever he was doing, whatever physical activity Draco performed would not drain any of his personal resource stats. 

He could use sword skills and techniques infinitely, bow skills and techniques infinitely, as well as a spear skills and techniques. He would become an indefatigable God of Combat, and that was not even adding the fact that all of it was boosted by 100%. 

This would benefit him greatly in many ways, and Draco was looking forward to testing its limits out in the wild. 

The third passive, Devil's Guile, was a parallel of the Demonic Might, in that this one did the same thing, but for his mind. Now, he would no longer tire when casting Subjective Magic and could use it infinitely. 

As long as it was feasible for a Rank 1 Mage God, he could do it. The increase would have been meaningless without subjective magic, but with it, he became even more of a monster. 

Skills like Illusion, Insight, Pinnacle Intelligence and co would also benefit from the 100% boost, especially Illusion. Draco was confident now that he could cast it on any single-target without fail, unless that person had an exceptionally strong will. 

Only if he transformed into his Dragon or Devil form would he be able to add more people to the list. Still, being able to use it for one target in his base form was good enough for his purposes. 

His active skills were Dragon Form, Demon Form and Devil Form. His Dragon Form was essentially the same as the Ultimate Transformation Technique. 

Draco, like the Dark Knight, could now turn into a full Dragon for 30 seconds. The Dark Knight had only been able to remain a Dragon for so long during the event precisely because it had been an event. 

Otherwise, why would he even bother remaining human? 

Draco could also transform into a full Demon for 30 seconds, granting him the ability to manifest the Nine Hells in reality. Anyone he smashed would be trapped in there for eternity, and even players would be forced into for more than a week at the least. 

However, his Ruler of Nine Hells skill was gone, molded into this form. It would work passively even when Draco was out of it, so all he needed to do was use this Demon Form, kill and capture souls, and transform back. 

Finally, there was his Devil Form. He would transform into a pure Dark Angel, the strongest Superior Devil there was. Not only that, but he would have the power to use Angelic abilities of any kind, only that they would be corrupted. 

Draco was interested to see how the corruption would manifest itself. He planned to test it out later. 

The active skills had a short duration of 30 seconds, which was shorter than him using the Advanced Manifestation Technique to bring out the Black Dragon, but it was fine. 

After all, him transforming into a Black Dragon and him summoning a Black Dragon were two different things altogether. There were many things he could use but his Black Dragon couldn't, though it could use most of his other skills. 

Another even more interesting thing was that he could transform into a Black Dragon and summon the Black Dragon. With the two of them tag-teaming for about half a minute, one could only pray for his enemies. 

What was even worse was that after the transformation expired, he could just jump into Demon Form, and after that ended, he could continue in his Devil Form. 

Any enemy was doomed if he used the 90 seconds efficiently. And in case anyone survived, Draco could just shamelessly disappear. 

After taking all this in, Draco was pretty satisfied with the class. In fact, he felt it was the best mold for him to exhibit his greatest strength while playing the game. 

What made him pleased was that all his skills were given Ranks. It meant that with each Rank up, they would evolve! 

Just being at Rank 1 already had them possessing heaven-defying powers, much less if they were to grow. Now, Draco understood why the AI claimed the class had so much potential. 

Along with that were the announcements the system made after his new class' details had been explained. Draco wasn't surprised that this class was something that had never existed before, seeing as it was crafted to suit him through his General Aspect. 

Draco thought back to his ascension ceremony. The name was truly fitting, as he felt like he had been reborn, shedding his weak and volatile form for something more perfect. 

Draco smiled and continued pondering over the system announcements, not noticing that great changes were occurring to him in the real world. 

His body that was in the testing pod afforded him a much higher synchronization rate with his body in the game world thanks to the nanites. His body had been changing while he was undergoing the ceremony. 

It wasn't as grand as what occurred in game, but his pod began draining NuSmoothies madly for the duration of the ceremony. Luckily, Draco had predicted that something could happen, so he had prepared a lot of them beforehand. 

His Black Mass and internals were still largely the same, although if one observed them carefully, they would be able to see a slight golden sheen on them too.