General Jing Yuan's retainer. A gifted swordsman who hasn't even come of age. No one can best Yanqing when he holds a sword in hand.
Single Target | Energy Gen 20 | Break 30
Deals Ice DMG equal to 50% of Yanqing's ATK to a single enemy.
Single Target | Energy Gen 30 | Break 60
Deals Ice DMG equal to 110% of Yanqing's ATK to a single enemy and activates Soulsteel Sync for 1 turn.
Lv.1Amidst the Raining Bliss
Single Target | Energy Cost 140 / Gen 5 | Break 90
Increases Yanqing's CRIT Rate by 60%. When Soulsteel Sync is active, increases Yanqing's CRIT DMG by an extra 30%. This buff lasts for one turn. Afterwards, deals Ice DMG equal to 210% of Yanqing's ATK to a single enemy.
Lv.1One With the Sword
Single Target | Energy Gen 10 | Break 30
When Soulsteel Sync is active, Yanqing is less likely to be attacked by enemies. Yanqing's CRIT Rate increases by 15% and his CRIT DMG increases by 15%. After Yanqing attacks an enemy, there is a 50%fixed chance to perform a follow-up attack, dealing Ice DMG equal to 25% of Yanqing's ATK to the enemy, which has a 65%base chance to Freeze the enemy for 1 turn. The Frozen target cannot take action and receives AdditionalIce DMG equal to 25% of Yanqing's ATK at the beginning of each turn. When Yanqing receives DMG, the Soulsteel Sync effect will disappear.
Lv.1The One True Sword
After using his Technique, at the start of the next battle, Yanqing deals 30% more DMG for 2 turn(s) to enemies whose current HP is 50% or higher.
Icing on the Kick
When Yanqing attacks, deals Additional Ice DMG equal to 30% of Yanqing's ATK to enemies with Ice Weakness.
Ice DMG +3.2%
Frost Favors the Brave
When Soulsteel Sync is active, Effect RES increases by 20%.
Ice DMG +4.8%
When a CRIT Hit is triggered, increases SPD by 10% for 2 turn(s).
Ice DMG +6.4%
When Yanqing attacks a Frozen enemy, he deals Additional Ice DMG equal to 60% of his ATK.
When Soulsteel Sync is active, Energy Regeneration Rate increases by an extra 10%.
Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
When the current HP percentage is 80% or higher, Ice RES PEN increases by 12%.
Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
If the buffs from Soulsteel Sync or the Ultimate are in effect when an enemy is defeated, the duration of these buffs is extended by 1 turn.
The Xianzhou Luofu
The spirited lieutenant of the Xianzhou Luofu, and also its most proficient swordsman. He was born for the sword and is obsessed with it. Whenever a sword rests in Yanqing's hand, none would dare underestimate this genius still in the early days of his youth. Perhaps the only thing capable of dulling his treasured blade's sharp edge is time.
Character Story: Part I
Unlocked at Character Level 20
Youngest lieutenant in the history of the Cloud Knights. Retainer to General Jing Yuan. Collector of antique swords from the Artisanship Commission... With all these auspicious titles and street gossip swirling around this one wunderkind, it's scarcely believable that he is still a child.
Ever since he could remember, Yanqing would follow Jing Yuan around like a shadow, helping the Seat of Divine Foresight resolve problems. And Jing Yuan in return taught him the art of swordplay — and the art of war. After years of training, Yanqing's mind is as quick and sharp as the spotless sword he keeps.
Cloud Knight combat drills attest that controlling six simultaneous flying daggers is something even Cloud Knight chief drillmasters can't master in a century. The phrase agreed among the Xianzhou people to describe the combat talents of Yanqing is "A gifted swordsman born to fight."
Character Story: Part II
Unlocked at Character Level 40
It's recorded in the military annals of the Cloud Knights how Jing Yuan came to discover the young boy, stood his ground against public opinion, and incorporated him into the armed forces. However, in the family lineage column, Yanqing's lineage was relegated to the category of unknown.
Most talented officers display military talent from childhood. For millennia, several talented unicorns have emerged ahead of the pack during the hunt. However, Yanqing earned a military commission before he even reached the age of majority. Some would criticize that "the general is absurd" on this matter.
However, this genius' debut on the battlefield was even more explosive, and any critical voices soon fell silent.
When hunting near a distant star, the monstrously huge mechabeast Windguard created by the Denizens of Abundance was pulverizing defense forces as though they were ants. But this young boy met against it face-to-face, claiming its head and routing the enemy to the point of collapse.
As for subsequent victories: He broke the borisin's Devouring Wolf formation with Jing Yuan, beheading three Brood Lords. He also fought viciously against the wingweavers, ultimately sinking their almighty Cloudseizer Fleet... These are just a small footnote in the annals of his courageous swordplay.
Character Story: Part III
Unlocked at Character Level 60
If you ask Yanqing what other interests he has besides sword fighting, you'll be met with a simple answer —
"Interests would only affect the speed of my sword!"
Like a child infatuated with toys, he spares no expense in buying most of the blades manufactured by the Artisanship Commission — flying swords controlled by qi, daggers for close combat, flexible swords that can bend and adjust... He knows different sword's spec and function like the back of his mind. He'll even buy an extra copy — one to use in combat, and one for his collection. This leaves his finances in a sorrowful situation at the end of each month, where he could only beg the general for food and daily necessities.
It's completely natural for teenage boys to love swords, but a specific dream flickers and dances among the Xianzhou swords in his collection.
To become the best on the Luofu — no, the best across all the Xianzhou ships. To take the title of Sword Champion on the Luofu, and even take the title of Sword Preeminence across the Alliance.
Since the Sedition of Imbibitor Lunae, the title of Sword Champion among the Luofu Cloud Knights has remained vacant for centuries. Not that nobody wants to claim it, but for a rather more embarrassing reason:
The previous Sword Champion, a legendary swordmaster with 13 outstanding accolades, violated the laws of heaven and resulting in her name being wiped from the face of the cosmos. Even the prestigious title that she bore became a sore spot for others.
But for this vastly impressive teen, it's now time to turn over a new page in the annals of history and write another chapter.
Character Story: Part IV
Unlocked at Character Level 80
"Bout #123: Yanqing, Jing Yuan." "General, let's call it a day! I'm exhausted..." "Didn't you say you have the confidence to remain undefeated as long as you hold a sword? Why are you acting so weak?" "What kind of retainer would take up arms against the person they vowed to protect? What if I accidentally hurt..." "If your sword is half as quick as you mouth, I'd already have lost. I'll keep one hand behind my back. Now, be quick!" "No no, two hands please! Or maybe you can consider not using the Lightning-Lord, general?" "You think is like the Sky-Faring Commission's business, where you can barter your way out? Hmm, let me see..." "Aha — a weakness! Watch this!" "I knew you'd do that. Counter!" "Ow-ow-ow, darn it! I'd been waiting for ages for my shot." "All's equal in war, and sneak attacks are a good idea. It's too bad your sword is so focused on the flourish and can't conceal its form. Is this what they call youthful vigor?" "General, let's go again! This time I'll try to be as inconspicuous as possible..."
Jing Yuan spent much time and energy in raising Yanqing. Some speculated that he was cultivating an heir, others claimed he only kept him around just to use this kid as a secret weapon. Jing Yuan never offered a response.
Yanqing became an unrivaled fighter aboard the Xianzhou Luofu as his skills grew more and more advanced. Jing Yuan gradually began thinking about ways to restrain Yanqing's edge, to take him down a peg without curbing his confidence.
Too solid and it can shatter. Too sharp and it can blunt. More than just a sharp edge — a sword also needs a scabbard that can restrain it. In Jing Yuan's view, Yanqing has grown up exceedingly fast — beyond expectations. What Yanqing needs right now is not more strength, but the ability and experience of curbing that strength — something that can only manifest by the passage of time.