Post-Motion is a very serious issue for players.
During this brief period of stun, a player is susceptible to attacks that could be fatal if not properly managed or planned for.
In a party, this risk is mitigated by switching with teammates when entering Post-Motion. The teammates can attract aggro while the player recovers from Post-Motion.
Solo players need to watch out even more. With no teammates to take the heat for them, they are limited to skills with little to no stun duration. Hence, they have to spend more time shaving away the monsters’ HP. The conventional strategy is to grind the monster’s hp down and then last hit with high-damage moves.
Managing and planning for Post-Motion is a very crucial skill.
However, when it came to Wu Yan, he turned it into a show.
Wu Yan showed Asuna what a pro gamer move looked like. He used the Post-Motion to his advantage as he leveraged inertia to thrust, dodge to the sides, jump back. Ignoring his stunned state, he really made the whole thing look more like an art exhibit.
He kept up his flashy performance with equally eye-catching moves. Asuna’s mouth fell wide open when she watched him dispatch the enemies.
Asuna is not a stranger to Wu Yan’s skill. But, drawing reference from how Wu Yan can solo bosses since the first floor, the Christmas Boss Event, the duel with Heathcliff, she can see that he’s very good at fighting.
Wu Yan is a strong fighter in Asuna’s eyes, that goes without saying. But, Wu Yan’s performance made her revise her appraisal higher.
Using inertia to mitigate or even eliminate the stunned state. Inhuman prediction abilities and execution power, this all told Asuna that Wu Yan is more than just brawn.
The Lizardmen got demolished by Wu Yan under his continuous attack. A crisp sound came and the monster turned into a rain of data crystals.
Wu Yan stored away his Heaven Gazer. He chuckled when he saw Asuna’s flabbergasted look.
“Well, did you get a good look?”
Asuna subconsciously answered. She bitterly smiled when she returned to her senses.
“Yan, that was nothing but incredible. I see so that’s why you can take on bosses on your own. I thought it’s because you had godly equipment, an OP healing fairy, and some skills to get your battle results. Now, I know you are actually very capable without any of that supporting you…”
Wu Yan glanced at her.
“Is the Flash singing praises about me?”
“Well, just a bit…”
Then, she felt like a certain someone might get a giant boost to his ego so she added a qualifier.
“Just a bit, mkay?!”
Wu Yan chortled.
“I am sure praise from the Flash is hard to come by, people would be jealous of the death if they heard it…”
“That’s why you have to up your game from this point on!”
“You’re the vanguard from now on!”
Asuna pursed her lips.
“Okay… Okay… I know…”
Wu Yan rushed down every monster that appeared. He absorbed the aggro and he worked with Asuna to wipe the monsters of the labyrinth out like they are just fodder monsters outside the labyrinth. Nobody could stop them from advancing.
Asuna thanked herself for recruiting a pro gamer. She brought her guild members into the labyrinth to explore but they needed at least 4 players to block a monster reliably. The veterans of the guild could reduce that to 3 but that’s about it. With so many members, the KoBs’ clearing speed still lagged behind Asuna and Wu Yan’s combination team.
They are doing the work of 5 players with just the two of them. It’s also very safe this way, any accidents were promptly solved by Wu Yan.
A god-like teammate.
This is the aptest term for a player like Wu Yan.
As the two advanced, monsters fell as they swept up the labyrinth. Cors and experience points rained down on them. There are surprisingly good loots too. The clearing speed, loot, and efficiency brought smiles to their faces.
Like a hurricane, they stomped down any monsters that stood in their way. The only trouble they encountered is the problem of not being able to hold onto so much loot. Asuna is starting to get addicted to teaming up with Wu Yan.
“I earned three days’ worth of grinding in just half a day…”
Asuna said with a wide and satisfied smile on her face.
With a group of guild members, it’s possible to achieve the amount of their loot in the same period. However, the experience and Cors would have to be evenly distributed. After splitting and fair-share adjustment, Asuna felt short-changed. Today, she felt like a millionaire.
With Wu Yan as a teammate, clearing became much easier.
“Too bad, we didn’t find the boss room in the end…”
Wu Yan examined his map and he sighed.
“I am sure you wouldn’t be grumbling about the raid group if you can locate the boss rooms so easily.”
Asuna’s giggle came to an abrupt halt when she saw something.
Wu Yan also stopped as his eyes brightened up with excitement. He turned towards Asuna who was petrified.
“What was that?”
Asuna wasn’t sure what to say.
“No way, no matter how you look at it, we are just too lucky, that can’t be the boss room, right?”
They found the Floor Boss’s room.
The twisted paths stopped, they were now faced with a single path forward. This dimly lit path is surrounded by rocks and boulders that gave it a scenery that looked like a forest at night. There are no monsters in sight. At the end of this road is an oval-shaped door.
There are different environments in labyrinths. One can encounter climates ranging from the high mountains, snow, arid land, and even a path that looked like it led into a cave. But, the floor boss’ door is easily identified on each floor because of the overt design that said something significant is behind the door.
Wu Yan sneered, he grabbed the grip of Heaven Gazer.
“Objective found, the 74th Floor Boss is mine…”
Asuna gasped and she swiveled her head around in shock.
“You’re not thinking about taking it on by yourself, right?”
“Pfft, you mean I should wait until your raid group comes and steal the boss away from me?”
Wu Yan shot her down. He approached the door when Asuna grabbed him from behind.
Asuna adamantly asserted herself.
“You absolutely must not!”
Wu Yan complained.
“I can 1v1 the boss!”
“I don’t care, no!”
Asuna leered at him.
“Accidents can happen, when you’re by yourself, there’s nothing much I can do to stop you but if you’re in a party with me, I will be damned before I let you run into danger like that!”
Asuna made her point loud and clear. She dragged Wu Yan to a corner and she yelled at him with the target whimpering back in response.
“Wait for the exploration team!”
“NOOOO!!! My floor boss!!!”