Rebirth Chapter 298

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Chapter 298 – Gale Ambush

Nie Yan was simply testing the waters a moment ago, which was why he only used his most basic skills. In fact, he could have bursted Faded down to zero health during the invincibility period of Gale Step. However, that would’ve left him open to the retaliation from the surrounding Mages. Even he didn’t dare to take a bombardment from them head-on, so he opted for a strategic retreat.

Nie Yan had a cautious nature. Whenever he encountered an expert, he would first gain a feel for their skill. He would then attempt to bait out as many of their trump cards as possible to minimize the possibility of them surprising him when he fought them for real.

A Thief who was quick to reveal their cards probably wasn’t an expert. Advanced Skills easily had cooldown timers of up to a week or longer. If a player wasted one, they would be without it for the next several days. If they encountered a truly life-threatening situation during this period, what awaited them would most likely be an extremely tragic end.

Every powerful skill was pivotal and not to be used lightly. Save trump cards for extraordinary circumstances: this was one of the lessons Nie Yan had learned from his 10 years in Conviction.

After his first exchange with this group of players, Nie Yan could tell that none of them were amateurs from how quickly they came to Faded’s rescue. Each of them was a seasoned expert in PvP!

Even though Nie Yan was ahead of these players by years in terms of game experience, he didn’t dare to underestimate them. He would have no problem fighting such players one on one, but there were 13 of them!

With how the skills of the various members mixed and matched with each other, the combat strength they could display wasn’t simple addition!

Nie Yan received a message from Tyrannical at this moment. He had gotten away from the players pursuing him. He was currently on standby in the area, searching for another opportunity to attack.

Just as Nie Yan was preparing to launch another ambush, he felt a cold chill at the back of his neck.

A Thief!

Nie Yan’s high Awareness allowed him to instantly lock onto the opponent’s position. While the pommel of a dagger was smashing towards the back of his head, his figure blurred into motion like a ghostly shadow. He raised his dagger and parried the opponent’s attack.

Nie Yan never expected to be seen through stealth. He quickly followed up by striking towards the Thief’s forehead with a Concussive Blow.

When the Thief was knocked out of stealth, Nie Yan was shocked to see their appearance. No wonder they discovered him!

The Thief’s pupils were rhombus-shaped and emitted a dark blue glow, resembling a dazzling gemstone. This was Sapphire Gaze, a special skill that allowed the player to see through stealth!

Just how long has he been watching me? His teammates are probably arriving soon! Nie Yan never expected to encounter such a mishap. Even the most experienced expert could still make mistakes!

The Thief panicked and raised his dagger in an attempt to parry Nie Yan’s attack.

At this time, four figures appeared on top of a slope. They were Faded, Maple Blazeheart, and the others!

Nie Yan took advantage of this opportunity to retreat. He activated Disappear and vanished from sight.

The Thief used Sapphire Gaze to scan for traces of Nie Yan, but he was nowhere to be found!

Disappear couldn’t be seen through in the initial seconds after activation!

I can’t see him anymore!」the Thief informed through voice chat. Even Sapphire Gaze couldn’t locate Nie Yan! Just what kind of skill did the Mad Rogue use?

At this moment, the Thief discovered a silhouette almost 20 meters away. Sapphire Gaze was finally working! Nie Yan was incredibly fast. He had already made so much distance in such a short amount of time.

He’s over there!」The Thief pointed in Nie Yan’s direction.

A glowing ball of light flew up into the sky, illuminating the ground below, and revealed a shadow dashing away.

Maple Blazeheart waved his staff as a beam of light descended from the sky.

Nie Yan quickly tumbled away. Several spells from the other Mages were flying his way, too.

「Bang!」A Holy Smite struck Nie Yan head-on, shaving away over 100 health. His Blackbright Barrier shuddered under the impact and grew dimmer.

Maple Blazeheart kept firing one spell after another at Nie Yan. His cast speed was frighteningly fast, and his timing was extremely precise, aiming every attack at the end of Nie Yan’s rolls. There was no way to guard against it!

The Warriors and Paladins quickly moved in to surround Nie Yan. They evidently came prepared, how else could they already be in position to intercept him?

Nie Yan quickly dodged to the side, avoiding the shower of spells flying at him from behind. However, he still couldn’t avoid all of them.「Bang! Bang! Bang!」

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A nearby Priest waved his staff and tagged Nie Yan with a Glimmer Mark, causing a small glowing cursor to appear above his head. It revealed his exact position for some time.

The two Fighters, Berserker, and Paladin converged on Nie Yan, blocking off all paths of escape.

Charge!

Charge!

“Nirvana Flame, forfeit over your dog life!” Faded shouted with a sinister smile. He chopped down at Nie Yan with a Flame Slash, while the Paladin charged forward with a Divine Strike.

In this seemingly perilous situation, Nie Yan’s lips pursed into a sneer. Do you really think this is enough to kill me? Quit dreaming!

Demoralizing Shout!

Faded and another Warrior opened their mouths as a deep roar surged out from their throats like a great tide.

Nie Yan activated Mind Immune just as the powerful sound penetrated his eardrums.

Miss!

Faded and the other Warrior were stunned. Why did Demoralizing Shout have no effect?

Nie Yan took advantage of their momentary stupor to down an Intermediate Health Potion. With a side step, he avoided their attacks and dashed past them.

Faded swung his shield to the side in an attempt to stop Nie Yan, but he was a step too late.

Nie Yan activated Swift Retreat, crushed a Haste Scroll, and simultaneously performed the Dance of Death while dashing away.

「Bang! Bang! Bang!」Several spells struck his retreating figure, causing his Blackbright Barrier to finally shatter into tiny shards before disappearing into the air.

Nie Yan endured the damage as he melted into the surroundings. Faded and the others immediately gave chase by following the Glimmer Mark. However, he kept getting farther and farther away before eventually going out of range.

Faded, Maple Blazeheart, and the others gave up after realizing it was impossible to catch up to Nie Yan, and looked on with sullen expressions at his retreating silhouette.

“Dammit, he’s too fast!” Faded cursed. They were no match for Nie Yan’s speed. The only reason they could corner him just now was purely that their Thief spotted him with Sapphire Gaze, giving them ample time to prepare in advance.

“He’ll be back!” Maple Blazeheart declared. From start to finish, Nie Yan had never used any Advanced Skills. With such great gear, his dazzling fame as the Mad Rogue, and not to mention his status as the guild leader of Asskickers United, it would be foolish to believe he wasn’t in possession of any. The only conclusion he could reach was that Nie Yan had still only been testing them this whole time.

Faded, Maple Blazeheart, and the others tried searching around for Nie Yan. But he had already disappeared into the vast rocky wasteland.

Even after five minutes, they still found no trace of him.

“Mad Rogue, you’re sure quick to turn tail! If you have the guts, come out and fight like a man!” Faded yelled into the surroundings, his voice travelling quite a distance.

A hot-headed fellow might really be baited out by Faded’s insults.

Nie Yan was hidden within the blowing sands. After such a long time, the Glimmer Mark had already disappeared. He snickered when he heard Faded’s shouting. Dumbass! Although he was never one to back down from a challenge, he wasn’t an idiot who would get lured out by such petty insults either.

Boss, I failed to draw out those two Priests. They regroup too quickly, and that Paladin keeps stopping me,」Tyrannical reported. It had originally been decided that he would lure away some of their players, particularly their Priests, allowing Nie Yan to mount another ambush. However, Faded’s group was on high-alert.

No problem,」Nie Yan replied. He understood that dealing with such a group of players wouldn’t be easy.

While Faded and the others waited for Nie Yan to reveal himself again, they began hunting a few of the monsters in the surroundings. However, they didn’t dare to aggro too many at once.

Nie Yan and Tyrannical were lurking nearby, searching for the perfect opportunity to attack. Just at this moment, the Arcane Mage Casual ran out of mana and sat down to recover. The 13 players were split into 3 groups not too far from each other.

Tyrannical, I want you to prepare to launch an ambush on Casual.

Okay!

After a while, Tyrannical got into position while in stealth.

Nie Yan gazed at Faded in the distance who still hadn’t stopped shouting at the air. He wouldn’t be so lucky in this next exchange.

With Flaming Upheaval on cooldown, let’s see what other skills you’ve got!

Nie Yan made a mental note of the positions of the players in the surroundings. He revealed a cold smile as he tightly gripped his dagger. There were 13 enemies in total, not one more, not one less! It was about time to end this battle. What was about to happen next was a festival of death, a feast of slaughter!

Gale Ambush!

Nie Yan eyed Faded like prey as he started accelerating towards him. Gale Ambush increased his movement speed by an additional 200%. He was like a cheetah on the hunt, leaving after-images behind him as he dashed forward.

“Shit, it’s the Mad Rogue! He’s here again!” a Paladin noticed Nie Yan rushing out.

“You finally decided to show yourself again. I’ve been waiting!” Faded arrogantly exclaimed.

Charge!

Indomitable Will!

The Warriors and Paladins drew their swords and rushed forward to surround Nie Yan, while Maple Blazeheart, Casual, and the other Mages fired one spell after another.

“Kill!”


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28 thoughts on “Rebirth Chapter 298” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Why super expert with legendary gear, super strong skills, lifetime of expirience and cheat book can’t just kill 4 PvP players? Author perception of other players is so bad, for example that Mage in arc with dragon, same stuff – mage guild leader only needed 2 skills to force MC out of all hidden aces.

    1. Because it makes no sense for Nie Yan to show all of his hidden aces at the very beginning of the game during a small time event that is not as relevant as stronghold fights? And that’s just for his magic immunity skill. Other skills will be useless against long ranged class, at long range. I think you’ve never played any MMO if you think legendary skills, good weapon and experience will help you get close to a mage that is aware of you and is spamming Advanced magics and huge AoEs all around him…

      1. It makes no sense?
        In a situation where he can obtain another Chapter and gain more skills/stat points AND make his opponent lose their advantage? Are you kidding me?

        His “saving cooldown” and “probing opponents” in this very situation makes no sense at all. Their guild is bigger. Reinforcements may be under way. He could summon dragon or use fancy skills and be on his way.
        But no, because author likes to drag things. F*ucking hell.

        If he is ALWAYS saving his skill, it means he is NEVER using them. Which means (yeah, you guessed it) they are USELESS.

      2. I played almost all popular mmos and I must tell you that even one piece of legendary equipment would allow you to own most players, just look for WoW early videos where one rouge without any gear or high level owned 5 players in PvP gear just relying on his skills, it’s pretty famous video, and my point is that author makes all those hidden secrets and past experience worth nothing before one mage or few scum players in most likely mediocre gear.

        1. exactly my problem with this story right now is that if the MC with every advantage he could possibly have can’t kill as a stealth assassin how is a normal player meant to? if they can easily detect him in stealth what chance does the normal gamer have? if you have a MC with benefits you need to have them be as powerful as those benefits allow else it destroys realism by power disproportion. now, are his enemies pros? yes, but do they have years of experience and unique items? no, so why can they compete with him at all and this is my biggest complaint in all of these stories… stop power scaling your enemies!!! let the MC’s advantage be an actual advantage, not something where they complete the near impossible just to come out equal or slightly above someone who did nothing special

      3. And about getting close to the mage – MC has charge on his dagger, few skills invisibility with seconds of invincibility, few disruption skills and freaking magic immunity, in most mmos mages die from 1-2 crits from thief, and what the point to hide skills if he is not even using most of them in 300 chapters. It’s like – i have an awesome skill that can turn the tide of battle – better never use it!

  2. he can summon the dragon as meat siel, and he can block the majority of damage, then command the dragon to use his Breath Attack 😀

    thx for the chapter ^^

  3. what a stupid way to act. kill the priests first then you can act as an ahole. the mc is both overconfident and causcious he is both overpowered and careful. it makes no sense. he can kill any of them and run away but he is worried the other players will kill him
    he can drop out elite pvp equipment of them but he is only testing them. hi stats are 100s of points higher but his awareness is limited to split seconds. his stealth is huge but every opponent can see through it.

    what a bs character/game/system.

    1. I agree if a player with one of a kind and legendary items can be detected in stealth by almost everybody what the hell is a normal stealth assassin meant to do. as for him never using his good abilities of all the times it would be useful it is now because it is the chance to gain another “game breaking” book (not that the last one is as OP as he said since apparently a single page is a game changer but even with the whole book he still can’t 1-shot people)

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