Chapter 871: Li Fenghai's Equipment

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Darkness
Attack: 4700
Equipment Effect: Reduce soulforce consumption of dark-type attacks by 20%. Increase strength of dark-type attacks by 20%.
Upgrade Requirement: 260 Soulpoints

This was the sword Li Fenghai favored using in his battle against Bai Yunfei. The blade of the sword was silver as like any other sword, but feeding it soulforce turned the blade black and would exude a sinisterly dark light. Just looking at the sword when it was in such a state would give anyone the shivers. It was also stronger than Huang Shan’s orange spear by a good eleven hundred attack points, meaning it was on the higher end of the mid-heaven tier. This equipment would also become even more powerful when a dark-type soul cultivator used it.

It took Bai Yunfei some time for him to be able to upgrade it to +10.

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Darkness
Upgrade Level: +10
Attack: 4700
Additional Attack: 2000
Soul Compatibility: 10%
Equipment Effect: Reduce soulforce consumption of dark-type attacks by 20%. Increase strength of dark-type attacks by 20%.
+10 Additional Effect: 30% Chance to inflict Twisting Nightmare status upon opponent when damage is inflicted. Take hallucination damage and decrease perception by 30% for 5 seconds.
Cooldown of 1 minute.
Upgrade Requirement: 260 Soulpoints

    ……

“Twisting Nightmare status? Is that some sort of illusion-based effect?” Bai Yunfei wondered aloud when he read off the sword’s additional effect. Elemental darkness by itself had effects that could influence the cognition, so an effect like this was rather expected. 

But for an effect to influence the mind that much and drop perception by a third was a little too strong. If the sword were to hit anyone—even if by just a scratch—and have its effect activated, the opponent would most likely try to run away.

And the sword had a terrifying attack power of 6700. This was Bai Yunfei’s most powerful weapon to date. 

If he was to exclude the sword’s additional effect, the sword by itself would be enough to render most defenses in front of him pointless. Even a piece of mid-heaven tier armor wouldn’t be able to do much. The only thing that’d be able to ward off this sword would be a high-heaven tier or Regalia.

Bai Yunfei wasn’t very talented in using a longsword, but it was still a great boon to his repertoire. He resolved to use this sword for special circumstances like when he needed a trump card to kill someone.

The sword was stored into the Violet Soul Ring before Bai Yunfei took out a long piece of embroidered armor.

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal, Darkness
Defense: 4500
Equipment Effect: When an attack is blocked, convert and add the amount blocked to one's defenses for 1 minute. Amount converted is dependent when attacked and can be stacked. When stacked, the next stack cannot exceed 30% of the armor's defenses.
Upgrade Requirement: 250 Soulpoints

It took a while for Bai Yunfei to make sense of what this piece of armor had to offer.

The most important part was the ‘Amount converted is dependent when attacked and can be stacked’. This meant that his defenses could be raised each time he was attacked, and multiple times too for one entire minute. By the wording, Bai Yunfei figured that this also meant if he had the effect stack, then the effect would disappear one stack at a time whenever 1 minute passed.

In other words, this piece of armor got stronger the more it was attacked. 

This effect was broken.

Having an offensive and defensive soul armament like this made Bai Yunfei feel almost afraid of Li Fenghai. It was fortunate that he hadn’t the opportunity to sample the devastating effects of both soul armaments when they fought. Had he been ‘fortunate’ enough, then the battle might’ve gone in ways Bai Yunfei hadn’t accounted for.

Hypothetically speaking, his armor might’ve been able to ward off the black longsword if its effect activated. But there’d be no way his Fire-tipped Spear would’ve been able to pierce through this piece of armor. 

If his battle with Li Fenghai hadn’t taken place in the Core World, Bai Yunfei’s victory would most definitely be left up to debate… 

Shivering a little at the thought, Bai Yunfei forced himself to think about upgrading the armor.

……

Upgrade Successful
Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Metal, Darkness
Upgrade Level: +10
Defense: 4500
Additional Defense: 2000
Soul Compatibility: 10%
Equipment Effect: When an attack is blocked, convert and add the amount blocked to one's defenses for 1 minute. Amount converted is dependent when attacked and can be stacked. When stacked, the next stack cannot exceed 30% of the armor's defenses.
+10 Additional Effect: In exchange for soulforce, creating a devouring whirlpool of darkness that negates any elemental attack directed towards the user.
Cooldown of 10 minutes.
Upgrade Requirement: 250 Soulpoints

Glee appeared in Bai Yunfei’s eyes once again when he saw the added effect, “Negate an elemental attack!? There are no other restrictions, so…does that mean it can negate any type of elemental attack?!

This was an obscenely powerful effect when put into application. The effect said he could negate any type of elemental attack aimed at him, so didn’t that mean he could negate even the Dual Dragon Burst if it was aimed at him?! The wording had ‘directed towards the user’ in it, so that probably meant elemental attacks with an area of effect range would probably not be able to be negated.

The consumption of soulforce for this type of effect was probably heavy, but he could always test it out on a later date to see just how heavy the consumption was anyhow.

Needless to say, Bai Yunfei would be retiring the gold-type armor he was wearing before in favor for this one.

    ……

Just these two soul armaments from Li Fenghai were enough to give Bai Yunfei a great deal of joy. Very much in a happy state now, Bai Yunfei took a small break to recover some of his soulforce.

While he rested, he continued to look through Li Fenghai’s space ring.

Something caught his eye as he looked through the contents of the ring. Waving his right hand, Bai Yunfei withdrew a long dark-red chain into his hands.

“These are…” Bai Yunfei muttered in slight surprise before using the Upgrade Technique to look at the stats.

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Fire, Darkness
Attack: 3800
Equipment Effect: Drain up to 15 soulpoints per second of any constricted target (Two at the most).
(Amount is determinant on the difference in strength between user and target)
Amount of soulforce drained cannot exceed total soulforce reserves.
Upgrade Requirement: 230 Soulpoints

“The Devouring Chains!!”

Bai Yunfei exclaimed at once as soon as he saw the stats.

These chains were almost identical to the ones he got from Wu Shang when the two fought west from the Capital! But this one was a lot more powerful than the other one!

Waving his left hand, Bai Yunfei took out the Devouring Chains he got that time.

Equipment Grade: Low Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Fire, Darkness
Upgrade Level: +10
Attack: 3800
Additional Attack: 1500
Soul Compatibility: 35%
Equipment Effect: Drain up to 10 soulpoints per second of any constricted target (One at the most).
(Amount is determinant on the difference in strength between user and target)
Amount of soulforce drained cannot exceed total soulforce reserves.
+10 Additional Effect: Add an additional target that can be drained. 
Increase the amount of soulpoints drained per second to 15. 
Targets lose additional soulforce equivalent to 50% of their soulforce drained when breaking free.
Upgrade Requirement: 180 Soulpoints

This was very clearly a low-heaven tier version of the Devouring Chains and was inferior to the one Li Fenghai had. Even as a +10 equipment, it was almost weaker than Li Fenghai’s unupgraded Devouring Chains.

“There’s…more than just one Devouring Chains! Does that mean every important person in the Soul Refining School has one?? That’s…”

Comparing the two chains in front of him left Bai Yunfei breathless. The effect of the Devouring Chains was already astounding, but the fact that there was a second one was even more so. Could soul armaments be ‘mass-produced’?! Wasn’t that just preposterous?!

    ……

Gathering his thoughts once more, Bai Yunfei decided to wait and see for when the second Devouring Chains was upgraded to +10.

Equipment Grade: Mid Heaven
Elemental Affinity: Fire, Darkness
Upgrade Level: +10
Attack: 2800
Additional Attack: 1800
Soul Compatibility: 10%
Equipment Effect: Drain up to 15 soulpoints per second of any constricted target (Two at the most).
(Amount is determinant on the difference in strength between user and target)
Amount of soulforce drained cannot exceed total soulforce reserves.
+10 Additional Effect: Drain additional soulforce until contact is broken. 
Opponent cannot recover soulforce for 1 minute after breaking free.
Upgrade Requirement: 230 Soulpoints
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