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Sharpening The Knife Doesn't Delay The Cutting of Vegetables With The Bow

Sharpening The Knife Doesn’t Delay The Cutting of Vegetables With The Bow[eSports]: Chapter 91

91. Raid

“Get ready to engage.”

While Chen Xingran and Luo Baibai were happily healing up, Yang Yunche’s voice came through the team’s communication.

“Huh? There are still people?”

Luo Baibai paused, “Didn’t we just drive away that team?”

“There’s another team on the rooftop at nine o’clock. Just showed themselves. They’re a Voodoo.”

Yang Yunche said, “Luo Baibai, get your ultimate ready. Let’s set up an ambush for them.”

Despite the intense team fight moments ago, Yang Yunche still paid attention to movements beyond the battlefield. As the mind behind ZMD and the strategist, he didn’t focus solely on his own tasks like Chen Xingran, Luo Baibai, and Xiao Nan did. He needed to constantly gather information outside of combat to make the best decisions for the team.

Initially, Yang Yunche had intended to retreat since they didn’t have many ultimates left, and engaging head-on would be difficult. But in the moment of hesitation for S.Pub, Yang Yunche quickly realized—the team hiding on the rooftop couldn’t be that strong.

Otherwise, from his perspective, when they wiped out the previous team, Yang Yunche would have immediately taken control of the battlefield. In professional matches, timing is crucial. Since the opponent didn’t choose the optimal moment to intervene, it meant their equipment wasn’t that good, leading to a brief hesitation.

So Yang Yunche quickly made the judgment that they could take this team on in a team fight.

The ZMD team pretended to clean up the battlefield. Their positions seemed scattered like loose sand, but in reality, they were strategically placed. Chen Xingran stood exactly at the maximum range of Luo Baibai’s ultimate. Once the team fight erupted, Luo Baibai could provide support immediately.

Xiao Nan’s state was already fully charged. Following Yang Yunche’s instructions, Chen Xingran only put on one armor piece, with two armor bars and 25% health—a perfect bait.

Two seconds later, four people leaped from the rooftop, heading straight for the center where Chen Xingran was!

As expected.

Yang Yunche narrowed his eyes, revealing a confident smile.

—Wind Wall Summoning!

The tank from S.Pub, using the hero Wind Quester, summoned the Wind Wall. It was his ultimate skill, summoning a wall of wind in a designated direction. Upon summoning, it could knock back enemies in front and solidify into a tangible barrier two seconds later, blocking enemies (the wind wall could be broken). It was an excellent battlefield separator and defensive skill.

The Wind Quester from S.Pub unleashed his ultimate skill right away, giving Chen Xingran a strong backing. A massive Wind Wall rose up, blowing Xiao Nan directly away from Chen Xingran. Then, the four members landed and charged straight towards the heavily wounded Chen Xingran.

“Luo Baibai.” Yang Yunche softly called out in the team’s voice chat.

Without waiting for Yang Yunche’s cue, Luo Baibai had already released his ultimate, throwing it at Chen Xingran’s head at the maximum range of the skill’s effect.

Formless Body!

Chen Xingran suddenly emitted a burst of golden light, while S.Pub’s assault, Cangying, used his skill to control Chen Xingran. Others also attacked simultaneously, but their damage was significantly reduced by the high damage reduction effect of the Formless Body. The next moment, a glowing sphere appeared above Chen Xingran’s head, instantly replenishing the health he had lost just moments ago.

So fast?

The opponent’s reaction speed was beyond expectations. What was supposed to be a surefire burst suddenly turned into a fruitless effort. The captain of S.Pub felt a sense of unease rising within him.

At the same time, Yang Yunche had already activated his skill.

—Shapeless Water.

This was Furious Tide’s skill, allowing him to place a water mark at any location, which could be moved to the water mark’s position upon activation.

Yang Yunche’s water mark had been placed on Chen Xingran long before the team fight started.

In the battlefield separated by the Wind Wall, the figure of Furious Tide suddenly appeared, leaving everyone from S.Pub stunned.

They fell for it!

The alarm bells were ringing in the captain of S.Pub’s mind!

“*Wet nurse, use your ults and retreat first!!”

*healer

The captain roared in the voice chat.

But it was already too late.

In the next moment, Yang Yunche’s ultimate unfolded. The moisture in the air surged, and the sound of rushing water emerged out of nowhere. A massive water prison descended from the sky, directly trapping everyone from S.Pub inside!

The position of Yang Yunche’s ultimate was extremely cunning. Not only did it trap the members of the S.Pub team, but the edge of the ultimate was also close to Luo Baibai and Xiao Nan, allowing them to use the acceleration effect gained from traversing the water formation to quickly bypass the solidified Wind Wall and support from the center.

Hidden Shadow The Wind Quester from S.Pub unleashed his ultimate skill right away, giving Chen Xingran a strong backing. A massive Wind Wall rose up, blowing Xiao Nan directly away from Chen Xingran. Then, the four members landed and charged straight towards the heavily wounded Chen Xingran.

“Luo Baibai.” Yang Yunche softly called out in the team’s voice chat.

Without waiting for Yang Yunche’s cue, Luo Baibai had already released his ultimate, throwing it at Chen Xingran’s head at the maximum range of the skill’s effect.

Formless Body!

Chen Xingran suddenly emitted a burst of golden light, while S.Pub’s assault, Hidden Shadow, used his skill to control Chen Xingran. Others also attacked simultaneously, but their damage was significantly reduced by the high damage reduction effect of the Formless Body. The next moment, a glowing sphere appeared above Chen Xingran’s head, instantly replenishing the health he had lost just moments ago.

So fast?

The opponent’s reaction speed was beyond expectations. What was supposed to be a surefire burst suddenly turned into a fruitless effort. The captain of S.Pub felt a sense of unease rising within him.

At the same time, Yang Yunche had already activated his skill.

—Shapeless Water.

This was Furious Tide’s skill, allowing him to place a water mark at any location, which could be moved to the water mark’s position upon activation.

Yang Yunche’s water mark had been placed on Chen Xingran long before the team fight started.

In the battlefield separated by the Wind Wall, the figure of Furious Tide suddenly appeared, leaving everyone from S.Pub stunned.

They fell for it!

The alarm bells were ringing in the captain of S.Pub’s mind!

“Wet nurse, open up and retreat first!!”

The captain roared in the voice chat.

But it was already too late.

In the next moment, Yang Yunche’s ultimate unfolded. The moisture in the air surged, and the sound of rushing water emerged out of nowhere. A massive water prison descended from the sky, directly trapping everyone from S.Pub inside!

The position of Yang Yunche’s ultimate was extremely cunning. Not only did it trap the members of the S.Pub team, but the edge of the ultimate was also close to Luo Baibai and Xiao Nan, allowing them to use the acceleration effect gained from traversing the water formation to quickly bypass the solidified Wind Wall and support from the center.

“We can’t escape.”

As soon as the water prison was unleashed, the captain of S.Pub immediately understood the current situation. If they wanted to break free from Yang Yunche’s water prison, they would inevitably suffer from the stiffness effect of the prison, then be focused by the enemy, resulting in at least two team members being lost.

Kill the Demonic Blade first!

At this moment, the best choice was to find a breakthrough from the Demonic Blade in front of them. Although he had his health boosted by the skill of Prayer Beads, the Demonic Blade’s health and armor were still not full at the moment. As long as they could take him out first, creating a situation of outnumbering, there was still a chance.

“I’ll hold the others back, you guys focus on killing the Demonic Blade first.”

The tank from S.Pub reacted quickly, immediately erecting a wind wall in front of him, then rushing towards Luo Baibai and Xiao Nan who were approaching, wanting to create conditions for the other teammates.

S.Pub’s Hidden Shadow entangled with Furious Tide who appeared in the middle of the field, leaving Chen Xingran to be dealt with by the other two teammates.

Yang Yunche was not good at close combat, but faced with the sudden assault of the enemy assault, he kept moving around the edge of the water prison. When the enemy came for him, he would step back, waiting for the enemy to be stiffened by the water prison before shooting an arrow, then gracefully slipping back into the water prison. His positioning was extremely slick, always ensuring there was a water barrier between himself and the enemy. After a few rounds, the enemy assault hadn’t even touched the hem of his clothes, but he had already taken two arrows and entered a state of armor penetration.

Meanwhile, S.Pub’s tank, facing the siege from Luo Baibai and Xiao Nan, also seemed to be struggling a bit. After holding on for a while, he couldn’t help but roar in the voice chat, “Have you guys taken care of it yet? I’m losing health too quickly, Wet Nurse, give me some support.”

He shouted in the voice chat, but no one responded to him. After a while, he couldn’t help but urge again.

“Don’t make noise first…”

The voice of S.Pub’s captain sounded through gritted teeth in the voice chat, “I’m about to be burst down…”

“I’ve used all my skills on the captain…”

The Wet Nurse’s voice sounded fearful, “F*ck, f*ck, he’s coming to cut me down, captain, help me!!”

S.Pub’s tank: “???”

Are you two alright?

Fighting against someone with low health, even a Demonic Blade without his ultimate, and not managing to focus fire on him, but instead getting counter-killed by him?

Are you guys acting?

“F*ck, you’ll know once you experience it yourself!”

The Wet Nurse only managed to shout out this sentence, then dared not be distracted further. Facing the terrifying swordsmanship of the Demonic Blade, any moment of distraction would lead to a gruesome death!

Buzz—

With a light sound of the blade cutting through the air, as if the horn blown by the Grim Reaper, the Wet Nurse’s hair stood on end in an instant. The next moment, Chen Xingran’s Tang Sword had already fallen on his throat, cutting out a burst of blood mist.

The Wet Nurse quickly retreated, but Chen Xingran lunged forward once again. Behind him was the water prison; he had no way to escape and could only raise the broadsword in his hand, swinging it around in an attempt to intercept the Demonic Blade’s attack.

*Crack, crack—*

However, the Demonic Blade in front of him simply tilted his head slightly, dodging the broadsword’s attack. He then lifted his blade and advanced, his snow-white blade reflecting a pair of icy eyes, sending a chill down the Wet Nurse’s spine. In the next instant, the Demonic Blade’s Tang Sword grazed past his blade edge, cutting open his waist once again at a cunning angle, taking away a large amount of his health.

Without slowing down in the slightest, he swiftly turned his blade as if he had eyes on his back. As the Demonic Blade’s Tang Sword swept past the Wet Nurse’s body, he immediately turned around and reversed the blade, hearing a *clang* as he blocked the attack from behind!

“What the hell, is this even possible?”

The captain of S.Pub shouted in disbelief, his tone full of incredulity. Then, before he could react, he suddenly found a gash in his chest—

So fast!

He gritted his teeth; the Wet Nurse’s health was even more precarious. If he was targeted by this Demonic Blade, he would be on the brink of death immediately. Unable to retreat any further, he raised his long sword and thrust it out, the heavy sword shadows fluttering, trying to force the Demonic Blade into his own rhythm of combat.

*Clang, clang, clang—*

The two quickly exchanged blows. In just two seconds, the captain of S.Pub was already struggling to hold on.

What kind of monster is this?

He was a professional player, his combat strength was definitely not weak, but in just a few seconds, this Demonic Blade in front of him had established a crushing advantage. Facing a 1v2 situation, he still had room to spare, showing no signs of weakness at all. Even though he had little health left, he remained as steady as a rock. After fighting for so long, he had only lost a small amount of armor, while the two of them had entered the battlefield at full health and armor. How long had they been fighting that they were both now in danger of having their armor broken and their health critically low!

Chen Xingran remained expressionless. The battlefield divided by Yang Yunche’s water prison was like a closed arena, where he didn’t need to consider attacks coming from other angles. He only needed to focus on close combat. Faced with the siege of two professional players, he showed no fear at all.

*Swish!*

Chen Xingran’s blade style changed, the blade resting horizontally on his shoulders. With a motion akin to self-decapitation, he loosened his grip on the hilt, and the Tang Sword spun around his shoulders. Without even turning around, he heard a *clang* as the blade directly clashed with the broadsword coming from behind!

While dueling the assault in front of him, he still had spare energy to monitor the movements of the other person!

A tremendous recoil force came, causing the Wet Nurse to involuntarily step back a few steps. Before he could steady himself, he saw the Demonic Blade in front of him effortlessly extend his right hand, grabbing the Tang Sword that had spun around his shoulder, and then, stepping to the right, the blade, with an incredibly elusive and cunning angle, deflected the long sword in front of him and swung down!

Not good!

Instinctively, the Wet Nurse used his ultimate, boosting the captain’s health to prevent him from being burst down, then quickly stabilized his posture and attacked from behind the Demonic Blade!

The precarious health was instantly boosted, and the captain of S.Pub breathed a sigh of relief, feeling that he could hold on for a while longer. But the next moment, a sudden change occurred!

Chen Xingran’s slashing attack was not aimed at him at all. He knew that the Wet Nurse hadn’t used his ultimate yet. This move was clearly a feint to bait out the ultimate. His blade was still in the air when suddenly, it changed direction abruptly. With a powerful twist of his wrist, the blade turned from a downward chop to a straight thrust backward, the blade passing under his armpit, directly puncturing through the Wet Nurse who had rushed up from behind!

“I…”

The Wet Nurse didn’t even react. His broadsword was still raised in the air, but the next moment, a sharp Tang Sword had already pierced through his abdomen. Before him was Chen Xingran’s slender back, the straight and slim blade extending from his armpit to his waist, in a motion reminiscent of a scene from a TV drama, where “heaven and earth shared the same lifespan”. From the perspective behind the Demonic Blade, the trajectory of the blade was simply invisible!

The captain of S.Pub just stood there in a daze for a moment, but quickly reacted, rushing forward quickly, swinging his long sword to rescue his teammate.

But Chen Xingran paid him no attention at all. His Tang Sword pierced through the Wet Nurse’s body behind him, and then without turning around, he remained facing away from the Wet Nurse, stepping back suddenly, dodging the long sword in front of him!

*Stomp, stomp—*

The Wet Nurse was carried back several steps by Chen Xingran, the Tang Sword firmly lodged in his abdomen, rendering him completely immobile. Chen Xingran gripped the hilt tightly, exerting force backward. The tremendous force from the blade caused the Wet Nurse’s body to involuntarily retreat…

*Thunk!*

After retreating several steps, the Wet Nurse felt as if he had collided with something, forcing him to stop his momentum.

—It was a wall!

The Wet Nurse from S.Pub was like a puppet nailed to the wall, lifted by the Tang Sword, his feet slightly suspended, pinned directly to the wall!

Chen Xingran’s footsteps also came to a halt. He still didn’t turn around, his wrist turned, and the sharp blade directly stirred in the Wet Nurse’s body. With the damage inflicted, he took a step forward, and with a light *swish*, a splash-like trajectory appeared on the wall. As he casually withdrew the blade, the Tang Sword flicked once again, passing over the Wet Nurse’s throat, taking away his last trace of health…

Critical Strike!

The Wet Nurse’s feet finally touched the ground, but his health had been depleted. In the moment his body landed, he shattered into streaks of white light, transforming into a dim soul mound.

“This… this…”

The captain of S.Pub was simply stunned by the scene before his eyes.

What kind of move was this?

There’s this kind of move too?!

The scene unfolding before him was like a replay of a movie scene, completely subverting his imagination. It was a far cry from the usual exchanges with professional players; the opponent’s actions flowed effortlessly, as if rehearsed a thousand times in advance. Each step was unexpected yet so perfectly executed…

The elusive and fierce Tang Sword, the unpredictable swordsmanship, and even the scenes that seemed to transcend the game itself, it was like a highly artistic slaughter feast. And on the other side, the archer who controlled the entire situation with his bow and arrows…

All of this intertwined in a flash, and in the blink of an eye, a name flashed through the captain of S.Pub’s mind.

“F*ck, it’s ZMD’s people!”

He had thought they had found the perfect opportunity to take advantage to be an “Old Six” and seize equipment by surprise. But little did they know, they not only ran into a hard nut but they stil encountered the hardest iron panel in the professional league today—

Yet when he realized this, it was already too late because the Demonic Blade in front of him, after dealing with the team’s Wet Nurse, pulled out his blade and had already turned his gaze toward him.

A thick aura of death enveloped him, facing the pair of eyes on the long veil without any fluctuations, the captain of S.Pub felt a chill running down his spine. The same thought echoed repeatedly in his mind…

It’s over.

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