Nuclear Dragon - Chapter 88
Is Sword Qi powerful?
No, not really.
Because Sword Qi is just the wind that is created because of swinging the sword too fast.
How lethal can that be? In actual combat, it is perhaps only useful when bullying the weak!
In a battle at the same level, few people tend to use all their might frequently.
Because there is a limit to human strength. Even for a legendary warrior, if he ever uses his full might in every strike, he will become exhausted before even completing a thousand slash!
Even the sword Qi of a legendary warrior can’t kill a warrior wearing a plate armor
Because Sword Qi cannot penetrate any plate armor!
But of course, if a person wearing cloth was struck by the Sword Qi, then, with the power of a legendary warrior, as long as he hits his vital organs, he can be killed!
Therefore, Sword Qi is just flashy. No warrior expects Sword Qi to bring damage to a warrior of the same level.
Bullying the weak using this power will do nothing but get one exhausted.
Yet, with a legendary warrior’s combat skills, conventionally fighting, he can easily slaughter an army of 10,000 people!
However, when facing warriors of the same level, the first thing to look at is the weapon in hand; if one’s weapon is stronger than the opponent’s, then one’s possibility of winning is much greater.
Only warriors who are extremely close to the legendary realm, giving their all, can wield the Sword Qi that can hurt the enemy!
Of course, a warrior can make Sword Qi exert enough lethality! For that, one needs adequate battle spirit, but it would still be a waste of battle spirit!
Legendary warriors are not willing to waste their battle spirit to be so flashy!
Battle spirit is a scarce resource. Warriors are studying how to use it sparingly, overlaying it on their bodies, to be able to make themselves more powerful, swifter!
No warrior would transfer his battle spirit to Sword Qi to slash out!
Transfering their battle spirit to their swords will be enough for them to fight with high intensity only for a minute or two!
If one is so wasteful, slashing one or two hundred times is enough to exhaust a legendary warrior!
Besides flexing, no rational warrior would use sword Qi frequently in combat
But again, it is a symbol of strength!
Because of this, the observant coach had already discovered the Sword Qi swayed by Shillong when he heard the soft sound just now!
He looked at Shilong in shock for a while before continuing, “You actually managed to wield a Sword Qi?”
“What? This evil Dragonborn can wield Sword Qi?”
A group of students were dumbfounded and looked at their coach with disbelief.
A few of them were still a bit unconvinced, “Coach! Are you mistaken? How old is this Evil Dragonborn? How can he possibly use Sword Qi?”
“Just take a look at the wall directly in front of him and you will understand.” The coach looked at the wall ten meters in front of Shilong and replied.
The group of students looked at each other, the coach was serious!
They also saw that something was wrong, and a group of people immediately gazed at the wall the coach said.
They saw a scratch on the white wall, a few millimeters deep and more than a meter long!
This scratch looks extremely inconspicuous because it’s too narrow!
If you don’t come up close to see it, you can’t really tell!
Now, a group of students looked at this scratch, and they didn’t know what words to use to speak.
They just stared at Shillong blankly.
”This evil Dragonborn…!”
”He has really released sword Qi!”
”Is a Dragonborn’s talent really that high?”
”I heard that these guys’ talent is high or low. It depends on how powerful their parents are.”
”Then, the dragon mother of this Dragonborn must be an extremely powerful legendary dragon!”
”He has such a talent, at such a young age?!”
”God is really unfair!”
”Some guys are born with gifts that most people can only dream of!”
”It’s the pinnacle of what we want to pursue!”
“You guys seem surprised? Is it great to be able to slash out a Sword Qi?” Shillong asked in confusion.
The look of ignorance on his face was really irritating!
“Of course!” The coach gulped and said, “Many level 18 and 19 warriors in the kingdom cannot send a sword Qi as strong as yours! Your power is already at the level of a top-notch warrior, a peak grandmaster!”
“Only level 18 or 19, huh? Looking at you guys just now, I thought only legendary warriors could do what my brother has just done.” Arman, on Shillong’s side, interfered again.
He seemed to look at them with contempt, despising them!
The coach glanced at Arman.
’This elf! Why is he so obnoxious! Gosh! Why are there such elves! I’ve lived for more than 30 years and I’ve seen many elves, and all of them are polite and courteous. There was no such obnoxious one!’
“Are you sure you want to practice your great sword skills with us?” This instructor ignored Arman and continued to ask Shillong.
“Of course, my brother and I, both of us, will study here for two months,” Shillong replied.
“Good then!” The coach responded, and then let those students who were still observing the situation disperse and practice individually. After they left the seats empty, the instructor began to explain the art of swordsmanship to Shillong and Arman.
“First of all, let’s talk about the great sword, which is the main weapon of the battlefield along with axes, halberds, and swords. Other fine swords, such as rapiers and one-handed swords, can not be compared to the great sword but is a fancy weapon used by nobles and women.”
”The main point of the greatsword is its own strength, to win by force. But this force is not used indiscriminately, the know-how is also very important. If two people without a significant difference in strength fought against each other, skill and momentum is the key to one of them’s victory or defeat.”
The coach stopped a bit here and then said to Arman: “I believe that Arman has a deep understanding of what I am saying.”
It was a simple remark. The coach did not wait for Arman to say anything back and continued: “It’s as well about the transformation of power and the transformation of stances…”
The coach continued talking for more than ten minutes before he finished talking about the knack of the great sword, and finally added,
“All that I just said, no matter how good and accurate it sounds, it is not as effective as actual combat. Then, Arman, you continue to practice with Peter.”
Speaking of which, this coach called Peter over again.
Peter took his sword and fought with Arman again.
This time, Arman did not lose that easily in one move, but lasted for five or six moves, and then was defeated because he was half a beat slower to change his stance.
After Arman’s defeat, the coach did not let them stop, but let them both go to the side to continue practicing.
Then the coach said to Shillong, “Okay! Let’s practice next. Although you have great strength, this doesn’t determine your victory or defeat! Which leads me to think of what you came to learn here in the first place, skills!”
With that, the coach took a few steps back on his legs slightly and assumed a fighting stance.
“Wait! Coach! I want to change my weapon! This weapon is too light to take advantage of.”
“Yes!” The coach replied back, “When you say so, it’s true. I also think my weapon is too light! Let’s change to one that suits the situation!”
With that, he walked towards the back door. Opening the back door, Shillong found that there was an arsenal of weapons inside.
Inside were all large swords without open blades.
The length, width, and thickness of all these great swords are different.
The smallest size of those is the one used by Shillong and the trainees outside.
The coach went to the medium size and chose a weapon with a length of about 1.6 meters, but much thicker and wider on the outside.
The coach pulled out a large sword from the weapon rack and waved it around a bit,
“This sword is made of solid ironwood! Much heavier than ordinary ironwood! It weighs about 140 pounds! Ordinary people can’t lift it. Peter, the best temporary student outside, was exhausted after swinging it a few times!”
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