Chapter 20: The Pet, Dumpling
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Under the lead of Wind Chimes, Zhang Shan and the others soon saw an unusual kind of small monster. It was very small, just a little bigger than a kitten. In the entire bear map, it looked very different.
The small panda was chubby and round. It had white fur and big black circles under its eyes. It looked very cute.
Zhang Shan wanted to check the attributes of a panda, but all that he could see were just the name and the level of the monster.
Iron Eater, level 1. There was no other information.
Even a level 1 monster’s attributes could not be seen? However, it did not show the word ‘demonized’. It looked like it could be tamed.
“How do we do this taming? Do we directly cast the Taming skill on the panda?” Zhang Shan asked worriedly.
“Logically speaking, we should hit to deplete its HP first so that the success rate of the taming would be higher. However, this panda monster is only level 1 and we can’t see its attributes. We don’t know how much HP it has in total. If we kill it in one hit, we may not be able to find it easily in the future. Let’s just cast the Taming skill at it to give it a try,” Wind Chimes said after thinking for a while.
Zhang Shan did not hesitate anymore. After all, it was just a level 1 monster. No matter how it shouldn’t be too chaotic. At most, he would not succeed in taming it, and he would just need to try again.
He walked straight up to the panda and cast the Taming skill at it.
System: Taming in progress, 1%, 2%, 3%…
During the taming process, the panda tilted its head and looked at Zhang Shan as if it did not care at all. It did not attack him, nor did it break free from taming.
“This monster is probably a fool. Is taming so easy? It can’t be a trashy pet, right?” Zhang Shan commented.
“It doesn’t matter if its attributes are a little low. Such a cute baby, even if it can’t be used to farm monsters, it’s still pretty good to keep and appreciate it. It’s a pity that our Priest class doesn’t have taming skills, but only summoning skills. Otherwise, no matter how much money I spend, I would still buy a taming skill book to recruit this cute baby.” Seeing Zhang Shan’s taming bar was going smoothly and approaching success, Wind Chimes said jealously.
97%, 98%, 99%, taming was successful.
System: Congratulations on successfully taming Iron Eater. The pet space has been opened.
After the taming was successful, the panda turned into a white light and landed on Zhang Shan’s body. It should have already entered the pet space. Zhang Shan’s character panel was also added a panda avatar.
“Quickly summon it and see if there are any changes after the taming by the player. Is it still so cute?”
Zhang Shan clicked on the panda avatar and summoned his pet.
A cute panda appeared beside Zhang Shan. After the panda was summoned, it glanced at Zhang Shan and immediately ran over with its short legs, hugging Zhang Shan’s feet and twirling around.
“Wow, it’s so cute. Give me a hug.”
Wind Chimes did not say anything else and directly picked up the baby panda. Before setting the attack mode on the pet, it would not attack.
Zhang Shan checked the pet’s attributes and his expression became a little strange.
“What’s wrong? How’re the pet’s attributes?” Seeing Zhang Shan’s strange expression, Storm of the World asked curiously.
“How should I put it? Its attributes are not bad, but why do tamed pets have luck value? Moreover, the luck value actually reached 10. What kind of setting is this?”
“F*ck, is that so? A baby of 10 luck value, could it be used for treasure hunt? I only have 5 luck value. I’m actually not as good as a baby panda!” Blade of the Storm shouted unhappily.
Everyone was like a curious baby, looking at the baby panda held by Wind Chimes.
Zhang Shan shared the pet’s attributes.
Iron Eater (pet of Six Guan Bodhisattva, unnamed): level 1, HP 1,100, attack 110, defense 110, luck 10, skill 1: Combo, skill 2: Tough Skin (passive).
Combo: after activating the skills of Iron Eater, it can attack seven times in an instant, dealing seven damage, cooldown time: 10 minutes.
Tough Skin (passive): the Iron Eater is born with tough skin, damage received is reduced by 20%.
The Iron Eater’s initial attributes should be 1,000 HP, attack of 100, and defense of 100. The additional attributes should be the bonus from the Taming skill The Taming skill would strengthen the pet’s attributes by 10%.
“F*ck, the attributes are too strong. A level 1 pet has 1000 HP and 100 for attack and defense. How are we, other classes, going to survive?” Blade of Storm felt it was unfair.
“Yes, it’s strong. Not only does it have strong attributes, but its skills are also pretty good. Its Combo and 10 points of luck combined will give it a chance to snatch the boss’s last hit. It’s just that I don’t know the impact on the boss’s HP after being hit by luck 10. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I do not know how the growth of attributes is like. How many attributes will be increased by a level?” Zhang Shan also had some expectations. As the initial attributes were so strong, growth should not be too bad, right?
“Don’t be bothered. Just take it to the next level then we will know. By the way, we have to give the baby panda a name. We can’t call it Iron Eater. It’s awful. Why don’t we call it Dumpling? It’s chubby, and it’s a perfect match.” Wind Chimes was even more excited than Zhang Shan.
Zhang Shan had no objections. After setting the pet’s name to Dumpling, the pet’s name became ‘Dumpling (pet of Six Guan Bodhisattva)’.
Setting the pet mode to follow the owner and not attack, everyone continued farming the bear to level up. Dumpling was rolling around Zhang Shan.
After fighting three or four monsters, Dumpling had leveled up to level 2.
Zhang Shan hurriedly checked the pet’s attributes.
“Not bad, a level has an increase of 10%. Now it has 1,200 HP, attack and defense 120.”
“Humans are inferior to beasts.”
“Let Dumpling fight the monsters, too. With the attack of 120, it has no problem fighting a monster. Every 10 minutes, let it release a Combo and try out the effects of luck 10,” Wind Chimes said expectantly.
Zhang Shan changed the pet mode to follow the owner to attack. The pet would attack whichever monster Zhang Shan attacked.
Dumpling’s attack power was 120. It could only deal around 30 damage to the bear. Moreover, its attack speed was extremely slow. It was just a waste of time.
“This attack speed must be that of an old lady. How can it be so slow? I’ve already hit it three or four times before Dumpling hits once.” Zhang Shan was disgusted by the attack speed of the pet.
“That’s normal. The attributes of the pet aren’t inferior to the character’s, it’s even stronger. If the attack speed is the same as the player’s, then isn’t it cheating? That’s normal. Moreover, your pet has seven consecutive hits. That’s already pretty good. The other hunter classes would probably be drooling with envy. “
“Come on, other Hunters, not to mention having such a cute baby like Dumpling, probably only a handful has skill books.”
“How many Hunters does our guild have? How many have learned the Taming skill?” Zhang Shan asked.
“There are too few Hunters in our guild. It’s just Cannon of Storm and Desert Divine Spear. Including you, there are three Hunters in total. Previously, I didn’t know that Hunter had a novice skill of Headshot. Otherwise, there would be more. It should be very important to have Hunter fighting the boss. With more Hunters attacking the boss together, they could continuously trigger their Headshot. The boss might not even be able to channel and release their big skills. If there aren’t enough Hunters, we can only rely on other classes to use the Active Stun skill to interrupt the boss’s channeling. It’s easier to make mistakes if we do it manually.”
Storm of the World said gloomily. Who would know that Hunter had the Headshot skill? Although it could only stun for 0.05 seconds, as long as it was a stun, it was fine. Once it was triggered, it could interrupt the skill. No matter how high the boss’s stun resistance was, as long as there were more Hunters, it could be triggered continuously. It was much better than Active Stun.
“It doesn’t matter. When a small team fights a boss, we can’t bring more Hunters. We need a tank, a healer, a DPS, and a Thief’s control. Being able to fight with three hunters is basically our limit. As for a large team in the future, we still need to recruit people after the guild is established. When the time comes, just pay attention to recruiting some strong Hunters.”
Wind Chimes comforted him. After all, fighting a boss depended on the cooperation of the various classes and players. No matter how strong a single class was, they could at most bully a weaker boss. A strong boss needed to consider more on the class combinations and the cooperation of the players.
When a bear had less than 200 HP, Zhang Shan controlled Dumpling to use Combo skill. Dumpling instantly waved his claws and struck out seven times consecutively, causing the bear to fall to the ground. A ray of light fell into the package of Storm of the World.
“Haha, it really dropped an item. Is luck 10 so good?” Zhang Shan could not believe it.
“Boss World, quickly take a look at the item. It would be great if it dropped a top grade ax,” said Blade of Storm with lewd thoughts.
“You’re thinking too much. Little monsters basically drop white-tier equipment. Even green-tier equipment depends on luck.”
After looking at the items, Storm of the World said, “Blade’s luck is pretty good. It’s really for your use. However, it’s not equipment, but a skill book. It’s the Charge used by Warriors. Both Guardian Warriors and Berserkers can learn it.”
After saying that, he traded the book to him.
“Haha, see how I charge.” After learning the skill, Blade of Storm immediately used it on a bear. He charged at the monster at high speed. At the same time, he slashed the monster with his ax, with the deceleration effect for three seconds.
“Only with Charge can you become a Warrior. Otherwise, you’ll only be a human-shaped wooden stake.”
The Charge was a Warrior’s signature skill. Only by learning Charge could a warrior quickly approach the target to attack. Otherwise, who would stand there and let you slash at them? Players were not small monsters. Moreover, they had a deceleration effect. After charging forward, they could slash another one or two times and use the subsequent skills. If a brittle skin class was accidentally charged, they could easily be killed.
Only Berserkers and Guardian Warriors could learn this skill, not Magic Swordsman. Probably Magic Swordsman would have other movement skills.
“Thank you, Dumpling, Brother Six Guan. Why don’t I give you a red packet?”
“No need. It belongs to whoever can use it.”
“Hehe, I’m so sorry. It was for bidding in the auction house just now. The starting bid is 100,000 gold.”
“It just happened to drop the book you’re using. You’re lucky. Besides, none of the items and equipment in the auction house can be sold. No one has that many gold coins.”
“By the way, what time do you guys plan to stop farming today? It’s already past midnight. I want to go to bed,” said the pretty girl, Wind Chimes.
“Yeah, let’s go offline and sleep after a while. Today’s mission is considered completed. It’s impossible to reach level 11. Sleep early and we’ll continue tomorrow.” Storm of the World agreed.
“I still want to farm for a while more. I want to sleep later. Do you know what other monsters are suitable for me to farm? If I farm alone, I don’t want to fight a bear. It’s too slow.” Zhang Shan asked.
“If you farm alone, there are some suitable monsters. There’s a type of level 13 demon. It’s no longer a demonized wild monster. It’s an ordinary demon. It will take the initiative to attack and throw stones from afar. It’s very disgusting. However, if you have a baby to help you hold it off, you should still be able to farm. You just need to bring some big red medicine. Otherwise, if a demon suddenly appeared beside you, you would not be able to pull the baby in time and you will die. I will mark it on the map for you. You can go by yourself later.” Storm of the World said to Zhang Shan after thinking for a while.
“Okay, when you guys are offline, I will go and try farming alone.”
“Remember to buy some pet food for Dumpling. Otherwise, if the pet’s happiness drops, it will automatically return to the pet space.” Wind Chimes reminded.