I thought to myself as I listened to the cries of the bugbears.
To be honest, I’m tired of hearing these cries every time I hear them.
The first battle in which I chose to use the ” Strengthen Muscle ” option.
I think this is the 345th time I’ve tried it.
To be honest, I only vaguely counted, so the actual number of attempts must be off.
First, I crouched down to avoid the attack.
Then I continue to evade the onslaught of the bugbears.
My body feels heavier than usual due to the lack of agility enhancement from the skill.
But it’s not as if I can’t fight at all.
I read their movements and move my body accordingly.
Even if it’s a last-minute evasion, it’s the same if I don’t get hit.
I dodge a large attack from Bugbear, and slam my fist into Bugbear’s stomach.
A loud thump is heard.
“Yes, it’s more responsive than usual.”
If I assume that the power of muscles strengthened by [ body art ] and [ body strengthening ] is 10, the power of muscles gained by [ muscle strengthening ] is about 12.
It might seem like only 1.2 times, but it’s a big enough difference.
I have decided which skill to choose.
I’m going to use [Muscle Strengthening] to get out of this room.
I’ve tried about 360 times.
I choose ” Muscle Strengthening” without any hesitation.
The usual yell.
A scene I have seen many times.
I have died many times in this room.
And yet, I keep trying again and again to get my revenge.
I’m surrounded by ten bugbears.
I notice that each one has a slightly different face shape, perhaps because I’ve seen them so many times. Now I can identify each bugbear.
So I gave them names, as simple as A, B, and C…….
I dare not give them specific names.
Because it would be strange to give a pet-like name to the object to be killed.
At first, Bugbear A and Bugbear B charge at me, flanking me from the left and right.
I pull them back just in time and step to the side just in front of me.
Then, Bugbear A comes in front of me.
I hit it with all my might.
Bugbear A grunts and stumbles backwards.
However, there is no time to worry about it.
After 0.5 seconds, Bugbear B attacks from behind, trying to cut me open, so I step forward.
Using the momentum of that step, I attack to catch up with Bugbear A even more.
0.2 seconds later, Bugbear C attacks from the side.
This can be avoided by crouching.
At the same time as I crouch, I jump as if twisting my body, and give a leaping kick to Bugbear A.
At the moment of the leaping kick, Bugbear D will attack from right behind me, and if I twist my body right back at the right moment, I can stand upside down on the arm that Bugbear D has extended.
Without a moment’s pause, I land on Bugbear D’s head, kick it hard in the head, and then charge forward —— heel drop!
The target was Bugbear A.
Bugbear A, was hit hard in the head and staggered on the spot.
Just one more push and it would be down.
As I recall, Bugbear B and Bugbear D attacked, so I crouched down and aimed at Bugbear A’s dove tail and hit it hard.
Red blood was flying in the air from my fist.
At the same time that it comes into view, the body of Bugbear A floats up and crashes into the wall.
Not finished yet.
And then, once more, I jumped and slammed my fist into its face.
Defeat of the demon is confirmed.
Skill points gained.
I had heard.
That when I defeated a monster, I could earn something called skill points.
Yes, for the first time I had succeeded in defeating Bugbear. It was only natural that I shook with delight.
What are skill points used for?
I knew the name, but I didn’t know what they were used for.
I hurriedly opened the status screen to find out.
Skill points: 12
Remaining skill points needed to level up: 10
“I see… I can level it up.”
There was no room for hesitation.
Without a moment’s pause, I allocate the skill points needed to level up to [Muscle Strengthening].
Skill points have been used.
You have achieved the necessary condition to level up.
The skill “Muscle Strengthening” has been leveled up.
Muscle Strengthening Lv1 ▶ Muscle Strengthening Lv2
Instantly, my body is filled with power.
It seems that the “Muscle Strengthening” has successfully evolved to Lv2.
“Kuhaha, I see, if I can defeat just one of them, I can level up.”
I couldn’t help but smile as I realized this.
Perhaps it is because I was able to defeat one of the demons.
My heart was filled with a sense of elation.
It wasn’t a bad feeling.
“Listen, it’s time to fight back now. No matter how many times I die, I will kill all of you. ……!”
I had declared war on Bugbear who didn’t understand a word I was saying.