Vol. 2 Chapter 22: EXP Grinding Live Exercise

20… No, there should be about 30 enemies surrounding us, and their levels range from 14~18. And these are only the ones that are visible. Earlier, that monster already revealed that it had an ambush ability, and I’m not able to see the target when that ability is in effect.

This is really the worst situation ever in the history of mankind…

I looked towards Landur’s earlier position, and that bastard actually disappeared!

Doesn’t that guy have the responsibility to protect us? And he actually ran?

“Shir, you should be able to understand our current situation, right?”

“Yes… What do we do? I… I don’t wish to be eaten by those monsters!”

“How many of the wind magic buffs do you know?”

“……’Extreme Shadow’, ‘Blade Wall’, and ‘Wind Armor’.”

“What’s the cast time?”

“If I were to chant for all of them, at least 1 minute, I guess?”

“Use all the spells on me! I will get you out of here!”

“A… Alright!”

Shir raised his magic staff, and began to chant. Unlike me, inhabitants of this world are unable to use magic instantaneously, and have to chant out their magic. The stronger the magic spell, the longer the chant.

Being able to unleash the magic spells by tapping on their icons and calling out the skill names… The people here wouldn’t even think of that, right?

As green particles began to gather around Shir, several Hoppers leaped out of the trees!

Geez, I’m starting to reminisce turn-based games. Can’t you guys attack in order?

In this scenario, no ordinary magic spell will be able to stop them. Before Shir finish chanting, I can only try to hold on as long as I can. Wind Magic ‘Extreme Shadow’ increases speed by 100%, which is much better than Warrior’s ‘Charge’ which only increases speed by 30%.

Geez, hopefully, these leopards will drop some valuable items. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to make up for the loss of Irlin’s Knight Sword. And even though it was a gift by a girl… Sigh… Though, I did keep the shattered pieces.

“Ice Sword Summon, Tachi – Demonic Blue!”

According to my idea of an alchemist, it is a class that creates several weird artifacts and potions. However, I did not expect that they could smelt, and create weapons by following schematics as well.

Although a sword isn’t bad, however, as I’m a fan of the Monster Hunter series, I’m more familiar with the swings and movements of Tachis and Dual Blades.

As such, I drew a design of a tachi from my memories, and sent it to a Smithery for production. And the workers at the Smithery were interested in my design as well, and after I answered their questions related to the design, they managed to produce a Tachi of 80cm in length.

What about Tachis which are longer than 90cm in length? Stop joking, it’s not possible for me to wield something like that…

And ‘Ice Sword Summon’ is able to enchant any weapon. When I use the magic skill while equipping the Tachi, it would strengthen it.

Including the Ice Magic Stone embedded onto the tachi, its power has been increased quite a bit.

Tachi – Demonic Blue + 1 (Ice) (Embedded)
+800 Strength
+30% chance to freeze targets.
+50% chance to reduce target’s speed.

However, even with my tachi equipped, my speed will not increase much. If I have to accurately hit my target… Then I have to reduce their speed as well!

“Restrictor of the Frozen Earth! Ice Shield! Charge! Shield Bash!”

By using a chain of skills, my MP immediately reduced by 440 points, which was 1/4 of my current max MP. After I leveled up, my max MP increased to a value of 1,400. Adding the MP I accumulated from Meditation, my total MP was 1,680. Although the MP consumption doesn’t seem much, however, if I were to not drink any MP Recovery Potions, my MP Recovery Rate is only a painful 3 MP per second. Though, even if I were to constantly drink potions, my recovery rate would still be only 10MP per second.

However, if I use this skill combo, it will achieve the greatest effects.

‘Restrictor of the Frozen Earth’ halves the speed of every monster in a circular area of 5 meter radius, however, it does not deal any damage. But, it’s a nightmarish skill for these Hoppers which rely on their speed to fight.

They are basically courting their own deaths by facing me with their halved speed. With my Ice Shield equipped, my charge would deal twice the damage of my physical attack strength to every target.

Doubling my base 940 Strength and my tachi’s 800 Strength, it’s a total of 3,480 damage dealt with every blow. Although it’s not much to a Hopper with 60,000 HP, however, my goal was not to simply deal damage to these Hoppers.

It was to stop them!

Shield Bash’s greatest usefulness is its ability to stun targets, and also… this skill affects a small area.

Even though their speed were halved, they were still considerably fast. However… It was already enough.

After all… FPS is my specialty. Be they guns or magic, as long as they possess speeds which my eyes could follow, then I will never miss any of my targets!

From now on, this is my time!

“Ice Arrow! Ice Assassination Spikes! Ice Meteor!”

Earlier, that Hopper was too fast, so only a few of my hits landed. However, since they are all currently stunned, my ice arrows and ice spikes would definitely pierce ruthlessly into their bodies!

A chain of hundreds and thousands of damage values appeared. The Hoppers were pierced and frozen repeatedly, and finally…

“Ice Totem X3!”

Three Ice Totems immediately sent the Hoppers flying, and at the same time, their HP plummeted to zero.

Dark Green Hopper defeated.
EXP Received: 40,000
Money Received: 0
Item(s) Received: Fang of Wind (Small)

Dark Green Hopper defeated.
EXP Received: 40,000
Money Received: 0
Item(s) Received: Fang of Wind (Small)

Dark Green Hopper defeated.
EXP Received: 40,000
Money Received: 0
Item(s) Received: Fang of Wind (Small)

You leveled up!
Current LV: 13

They were defeated flawlessly! With these two battles alone, my level immediately increased to 13, and in a span of few minutes as well. Fortunately, only a few Hoppers leaped out, otherwise, I would not have been able to handle them this easily.

Although leveling felt quite refreshing, however, the moment I defeated the three Hoppers, the rest of the Hoppers immediately came charging out of the trees in packs of two and threes.

And the speed they possessed were beyond my expectations!

I charged towards the back, and simultaneously tapped on ‘Accelerate’ and ‘Strengthen’. I picked up Shir who was still busy chanting, and accelerated towards the opening created by the three dead Hoppers.

At the same time, three green lights shined upon my body, and in an instant, my body felt as light as a feather. With a deep breath, I rushed towards the forest!

My reaction time was honed and improved by my long interaction with FPS games, and thus, dodging trees in the forest was not a difficult task.

The problem now is…

Even if my body was able to endure it, it’s difficult for the acceleration magic skills to last long enough.

Magic buffs tend to cost more MP than offensive magic skills. Because I learnt ‘Extreme Shadow’ as well, I’m well aware that it’s MP cost is close to 300 points by itself.

Shir was LV 14. With his base MP of 1,800, and Magician’s class enhancement of 40%, his total max MP should be 2,520 points. Without any bonus from Meditation or other equipment, he could only use 8 Buff-type magic skills at most. He already used three of these skills on me to escape from the Hoppers’ attacks, and their effects will only last for 10 minutes.

In other words, our safety will only be ensured for half an hour, at the very most!

At the same time…

The Hoppers behind us were not showing any signs of slowing down. Compared to us, their speeds were still slightly faster than ours.

I will definitely tire myself out from this…

Just when I was about to fall into despair, I suddenly saw hope!

Several names appeared deep in the forest! Although I do not know who they are, however, since we’re able to encounter each other here, then we’re simply destined to do so. So, we should have a little chat~


Author’s Skill Information:

Warrior Skill
MP Cost: 40
Strength will be doubled for 10 minutes.

Shield Bash
Warrior Skill
MP Cost: 100
After selecting a designated position within a distance of 10 meters, enemies within a radius of 1 meter of that position will be stunned with a 100% chance. ‘Stunned’ status will last 5 seconds. Damage being dealt will be twice the user’s physical attack strength.

Extreme Shadow
Wind Magic Skill
MP Cost: 100
Increase a target’s Dexterity by 100%. Last 10 minutes.

Blade Wall
Wind Magic Skill
MP Cost: 120
Summons a wall of wind blades near the target. Any enemies that deal harm to the target will be dealt damage equal to the sum of the caster’s and the target’s strength. Damage once every 5 seconds. Last 5 minutes.

Wind Armor
Wind Magic Skill
MP Cost: 150
Increase the defense of a target by 120%. Last 5 minutes.

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32 thoughts on “Vol. 2 Chapter 22: EXP Grinding Live Exercise

  1. Jhettra says:

    Thanks for the chapter
    My guess is 1 of 3 things can happen:
    1. He leaves the monsters with them (doubt they’ll die cus of the rules and the watching instructors)
    2. Somehow or another they all end up fighting the monsters together
    3. Same as 1 but with the idea that they were the ones who set the monsters on him and Shir!
    I kinda wanna root for 3


  2. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂
    “Because I learnt ‘Extreme Shadow’ as well, I’m well aware that it’s MP cost is close to 300 points by itself.”

    Extreme Shadow
    Wind Magic Skill
    MP Cost: 100
    Increase a target’s Dexterity by 100%. Last 10 minutes.

    this seems contradictory..


    • xias1 says:

      Maybe the skill description is meant for classes with affinity to the skill like magic skills for mages, sword skills for warriors etc.
      And anyone who does not have such an affinity will have to use more MP to use the skill if they can learn it at all.
      That way it would explain the description and the MC´s sentence as the MC has no class with any affinity and therefore has an increased energy consumption for skills.

      In exchange for not having any affinity in his class he has no restriction from it either.
      For example usually fire mages have bad affinity with or are even prevented from using water and ice magic while the MC can learn everything.


      • Diri says:

        Nah, he just doesn’t have any class stat bonus for exchange to ability to learn any spell/skill from the lack of class. Looks like or 300 MP means use of 3 buff skills, or author just messed up with it.


  3. rosid says:

    IoI So Short :D, i thought with title EXP Grinding , i will see him manage to kill all 30 enemy in this chapter ahahaha, damn what a misleading title IoI, i think the title need to be changed to, Escape Exercise IoI

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  4. Dew404 says:

    I’ll be honest with you all…..this novel Is a real piece of shit…..
    no offence to the translator….. but I think think the author is mentally unbalanced…..
    This novel not exciting, full of loilli, Every event is totally pointless…… altogether its a sorry excuse for a novel…..
    you should drop this shit…and take up a different one to translate…..


    • Scrya says:

      Ma… Well, it’s supposed to be a light-hearted novel, and in the first three volumes, the author is still finding a direction into where he wants the story to be headed to. Though it will get better at the later chapters, and that’s why I want to release these early chapters as quickly as possible. Or maybe I’m just not translating it right~
      In any case, I am thinking of picking up another series as well. So yeah~


  5. maracas says:

    did i miss something? from 15 -> 16 lvl it needs like 1 500 000 (the lighting magician said it ) but from 12 ->13 120 000? exp

    so he actually remember he hsa a fiance? but pretty much this fiance wants him dead :S


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