[You have earned 548,701 experience.]
[You have earned the record of Lv 74 Big Metal Heart.]
“That was easy.”
Yu IlHan, who smashed the Big Metal Heart into smithereens in one strike landed on the ground lightly with the pile bunker while muttering. However, immediately after that, he was dumbfounded after looking at the state of the bone bullet which was completely nailed in the ground.
It was good that the bullet shot out powefully after receiving the elastic power of the Giant’s Rubber Band in full strength, but not only was it deeply embedded on the ground to the point that only the head peeked out a little, there was even a large crack over its body. As he knew how hard the Shadow Leopard’s bones were, it was even more shocking.
There was one thing he knew from this.
“The bullets are one-time use……!”
[I wouldn’t be able to accept it if there weren’t such prices.]
The situation was different from the time he hunted the Giant Leopard or the Shadow Leopard. At that time, there were people helping him, and especially, the help from the Empress, who could use strong magic helped out alot.
However, now what? No matter how his physical body and techinques were abnormal, he just ended a monster twice his level in just a single strike!
“How can I retrieve the bullet? No, now that it came to this, should I make a frag shot under the premise that it’s unretrievable?”
[Just retrieve its heart.]
Erta urged Yu IlHan, who, Befitting of a blacksmith, was designing a new weapon. He retrieved the bigger and brighter heart of the Big Metal Heart, compared to the ordinary Metal Hearts, and briefly tested its strength.
It was amazingly durable.
“Hey, it’s much stronger than Metal Heart. Isn’t that insane?”
[The final evolution form of Metal Hearts, the King Metal Heart, is a metal that boasts of superior durability even in worlds one level more advanced than Earth. Although, as a 4th class monster, it won’t appear in this dungeon.]
“You were surprised with just the Big Metal Heart appearing, though?”
[Khm! It’s just a coincidence. I can accept that the monsters which were already on Earth had evolved abnormally, but these monsters are in the end, new monsters appearing on Earth! This Big Metal Heart is the mutation. From now on, we wouldn’t be able to meet any more of these!]
However, Yu IlHan thought while loading the 2nd bone bullet on the pile bunker. If she says that, the opposite will definitely happen.
Aaaaaannnd, as expected, they ended up meeting the second Big Metal heart in a cave deeper inside the dungeon.
[Fuu…… Fucking Earth. Nothing is going the way it should be.]
“Tell me how much of the dungeon is left.”
[Wait a bit.]
While wondering whether to take out the pile bunker or not, Yu IlHan urged Erta. Originally, it was forbidden to leak the information on dungeons, but in truth, Erta, who helped Yu IlHan until now, honestly told him the information. If she said it was the reward for the quest, then there was no reason why it wouldn’t work.
[We’re only half way there.]
“Ok, let’s seal the pile bunker first.”
Yu IlHan had the confidence to end something like a Big Metal Heart in one go if he used the pile bunker, but the little ammo left weighed on his mind. Even in novels, weren’t there cases where the MC got beaten up by the last boss due to using up all mana, or ammo, or potions?
Although Erta strongly claim that that won’t be the case, no matter how he thought about it, there would be a monster stronger than the Big Metal Heart at the end of this dungeon, so he couldn’t waste the bone bullets now.
However, the ancestors of all times said this – ‘Saving up is wasting’. The other obvious pattern in novels were that they get beaten up while trying to save up.
Should I use the weapon at this time? Should I drink a potion at this time? The characters in novels meet countless split paths and are urged to make a choice.
No matter what they chose, if they survive, they are the main characters, and if they die, they are side characters. Sometimes, the main character just dies, but then, the popularity of the novels just dies as well, so that was an exception.
However, Yu IlHan was neither a main character, nor a side character, but a dropout. So, the choice he made was neither the pile bunker, nor going just with his body.
It was the other weapons he brought.
“Violent Thousand Bomb Hammmmeeeeerrrr!” (T/N: Doraemon reference)
[Violent Thousand Bomb Hammer]
[Rank – Unique]
[Attack Power – 1,974]
[Ammo – 3/3]
[Option – Spreading force of the frag bomb increases by 30%]
Yu IlHan shouted while taking out a hammer which had a massive lump of metal one one side, unlike the heavy battle crusher from last time from the cross bag. Of course, he was still under concealment, so he didn’t get noticed by the Big Metal Heart.
[Why did you make a nasal sound just now?]
Yu IlHan ignored Erta’s question, and gripped on to the weapon with both of his hands.
This weapon was the masterpiece small scale weapon made from the Giant’s Rubber Band.
On the head part of the hammer, a cartridge with the Giant Leopard’s and Shadow Leopard’s sharp bones inside was installed, and it would be loaded after installing the Giant’s Rubber band and pulling it with all his strength.
After that, if an enemy was hit, the rubber band will shoot from the shock of the hit, and make the cartridge explode. Countless bone fragments will dig into the enemy’s body. This was such an evil weapon!
As a weapon no different from one which fused close range weapon and a frag bomb, it naturally far surpassed modern frag bombs.
The point which was better than the pile bunker about this was that due to the rebound from the rubber band, the cartridge at the back of the hammer will be automatically loaded. What was even better was that Yu IlHan had about 50 of these cartridges!
[A person like you who fights joyfully should be rare too.]
“It will be impossible in just one strike. I need to attack before it splits its body and attacks me.”
Before jumping at it, Yu IlHan simulated his movements inside his head. Although a simulation would become much more complex if the enemy can move, as he knew that he could hit where he wanted for the first strike, it was quite smooth.
With a strange shout, Yu IlHan kicked off the ground. Like the time he confronted the last Big Metal Heart, he jumped after the 3rd step.
Following that, he smashed down the hammer right in the middle of its body and with a popcorn popping sound, the cartridge exploded!
The weapon activated successfully. The thousands of durable sharp bone shrapnels dug through the hard metal, and a bone-shivering sound resounded while they broke everything in their path.
Immediately after it recognized the strong attack, the Big Metal Heart soundlessly expanded its body and assaulted Yu IlHan!
Before he even landed, he was about to get swallowed up by the wave of metallic fragments, but before it assaulted him, the lumps of metal seemed to twist around and in the end, they clashed into each other and collapsed just like that.
There was no need to mention the reason. The countless number of bone shrapnels which dug throughout is body had hindered it.
While lightly swinging the hammer to nail the bone fragments into the Big Metal Heart’s body, Yu IlHan landed smoothly. Then, he watched its state while stancing himself to attack again.
However, in conclusion, that was for nothing.