Chapter 243 Strongest Sage, Teaches Magic Control
"So doing this increases your mana..."
"Well your magic control had been more than sufficient to begin with... This is like your bonus for overcoming many battles that were a good experience in term of battling, but netted you little experience point."
Ordinarily, using this method would result in them losing grips of their magic control after decimating just two Monster Houses.
Stuff that these two girls have done, like battling demons and going through intensive magic training, prevent that.
Magic training won't give exp, but it raises your level of magic control.
While fighting demons may be pretty good to garner experience in combat but the experience point gained itself is not that much.
We can use this trick to farm exp precisely because of that, their magic control did not match their small mana quantity.
"Alright, let's check your magic control."
"Let's stop here for now."
It's been a few hours since we started farming.
After decimating dozens of Monster Houses, I murmured that after checking Alma's magic control.
"My magic control isn't affected though?"
"It's only a bit, but your 『Wired Homing Enchant』 feels a bit different. You've still got room to increase your mana sure, but you'd get stronger if you stop now."
Then I bring them back toward the Dungeon Elevator.
In my previous life, some folks would raise their mana until they could barely control it, but doing that would stunt growth instead.
There's a huge difference between being able to somehow control your mana, to completely mastering it.
...Well, letting them experience these kinds of things themselves would be best.
We can practice right here and now since the farming this time ended without the girls using their mana.
This floor is optimal for training since there's no enemy here.
"Alright, we'll now train how to master your newly added mana."
"We can use our mana just fine now though..."
Ruli and Alma look confused.
Guess it's only natural since they've never gained so much exp in such a short amount of time before.
"How do you two feel when you're using magic now?"
"It's the same as before we farmed exp!"
"Me too, nothing's changed! ...But it feels like I've got a lot more mana I can use now!"
The girls looked satisfied as they declared that.
...Right now these two are barely able to use 30% of their potential mana though.
"You two can cast fireball spell right?"
"I haven't used it for awhile, but I don't think there's a problem!"
Fireball is the most basic of basic attack magic.
Even 『Monster House Annihilation』 was put together with fireball as the base.
Of course, casting fireball is utterly menial to these two.
Rather, there's probably no one in Second Academy who cannot cast fireball chantlessly.
"Then give it a try."
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The two cast fireball.
Of course they managed to do it. They cast normal fireballs that flew toward the wall normally.
"Then try to cast the same spell again but decrease the mana used by 10%. Of course, keep the power as is."
"...Won't the power of a spell decrease if you reduce the mana consumed?"
"Sure, if the mana quality stays the same... Farming exp increases both mana quantity and quality. If you use magic like how you've always been, you're wasting that mana quality."
It probably hasn't set in to the girls yet since they only saw me decimating monsters, but the mana quality of these two is of an incomparably different level than when they first stepped foot here.
They should even be able to cast ordinary fireball with half the mana consumed now.
...By the way, the one with the best mana quality amongst us is Iris... But in her current state, she cannot makes use of it when she can't even fire the Dragon Breath.
Since it's greatly influenced by the damage on her wings, the only thing we can do to fix this is waiting.
"Makes use of high quality mana... How do you do that?"
"Simply by constructing magic like usual while decreasing the mana consumed. The knack is to focus on spreading the mana thin."
Then I cast fireball with less mana than usual.
It's still a far cry from my previous life, but my mana quality has considerably gotten better as well.
"Wow! It's true, the spell only uses up little mana!"
"So this is what happens when you have high quality mana!"
The fireball I cast was roughly the same as the one the girls shot out, but it only used only around half of the mana.
These two would not miss this difference with their mana detection.
"This is how you do it. It's easy to reduce mana consumption at first, but by the time you get to 80% of the usual amount, it will get harder. You want to eventually reduce mana consumption by half, but let's not go straight to half and start slowly."