The Legend of the Dragon King

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Following the advancement of spirit technology, the humans of Douluo Continent conquered the ocean and discovered two new continents. After being hunted by spirit masters excessively, the spirit beasts are nearly extinct. After countless years of lying dormant, the King of the Spirit Beasts has awakened on the Great Star Dou Forest. It will lead its remaining clansmen in taking vengeance against humanity!

Tang Wu Lin is determined to become a powerful Spirit Master. However, when he awakened his martial spirit, it was actually a…

Incomparable talent. The battle of the Dragon King. The Legend of our Dragon King hereby begins.

The Legend of the Dragon King average rating 4.1/5 - 146 user ratings
Associated Names
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DD 3
Douluo Dalu 3
Douluo Dalu 3 - Dragon King's Legend
Legend of the Dragon King
Long Wang Chuan Shuo
龙王传说
Related Series
Douluo Dalu (Prequel)
Douluo Dalu 2 – The Unrivaled Tang-Clan (Prequel)
Magic Chef of Ice and Fire (Shared Universe)
Heavenly Jewel Change (Shared Universe)
Jiu Shen (Shared Universe)
Douluo Dalu: 2.5 – Legend of the Divine Realm (Prequel)
Recommendations
Douluo Dalu 2 – The Unrivaled Tang-Clan (3)
Against the Gods (2)
Douluo Dalu (2)
Douluo Dalu: 2.5 – Legend of the Divine Realm (2)
True Martial World (1)
Martial World (1)

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01/16/17 Radiant Translations c124c124
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12/25/16 Radiant Translations c111c111
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Stark3
Stark3 rated it
March 8, 2016
Status: --
4/5 stars as of now.

I’ve read up to the current RAWs - chapter 127 (getting by with machine translation), and so far it’s been ok, but not that outstanding. Douluo Dalu 2 is still a much better read for me.

Reasons for this include :

* Pacing – now this might be a plus for some, but DD3 feels that it is paced quite a bit faster than DD2. However, this comes at the expense of plot build-up : I enjoyed the time Huo Yuhao spent with a “gimp” ability,... more>> showing how he can maximize with what he had before getting his OP 2nd spirit. Not so with Tang Wulin; even though he had a “trash” spirit, he was still showing at least glimpses of his OPness from the get go, what with his huge strength and all. Same thing with their sub occupations : not much of a build up for Tang Wulin, he’s a genius forging talent at the start.

* World building – the past DDs have been better fleshed out in this area I think. The problem here is that, while we may still be in the same Douluo Dalu continent, things have changed so much 10k years after DD2 that it might as well be a different place. I’d have liked to get a better feel for those changes, enough to get a better mental picture in my head.

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Another issue for me is that soul abilities don’t have that unique feel anymore. I don’t mean that they feel like they’ve been copied from earlier DDs. The thing here is that, at least in the current point in the RAWs, the spirit links are no longer acquired from hunting spirit beasts ( I enjoyed reading about whatever rare beast that they can encounter and get spirit rings from, and what ability they can get from it). In DD3, spirit beasts have mostly died out, links are actually just BOUGHT from the Soul Pagoda (where they are artifically manufactured o_0). That means it’s pretty much a matter of pay2win at least at the beginning.

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However, all those points aside, if you’re a fan of the DD universe like I am, it’s still quite enjoyable. Feels like going back home ;) <<less
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1MPR0V3
1MPR0V3 rated it
October 9, 2016
Status: c77
To begin with I wasn't too sure about this as it seemed far too similar to DD1 (he has blue-silver grass and becomes a blacksmith) however as the story progresses you'll see that things are actually very different. It's been 20000 years (I think) since DD1 and spirit beasts are in limited supply and a substitute for soul rings has been found which also introduces a different power mechanic 'spiritual power'. Furthermore the continent has become more advanced with soul items wide spread (ie. soul lamp, soul camera, soul train,... more>> soul car, etc.) basically electrical appliances in different form.

What this opens the way for however is mechas, often referred to as super soldiers for the confederation. We haven't actually seen any as of yet however they have been mentioned quite a bit and I look forward to their introduction.

Very much in the early stages and my rating is still subject to change. However the author hasn't let me down yet and I'm excited to see how this one continues.

Give it a try, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. <<less
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Arafell
Arafell rated it
December 6, 2016
Status: c99
I like this series. It has serious potential. The pacing is excellent, with none of the reward-after-reward events that Wuxia novels incorporate as standard. The main character loses, and gets really unlucky. However, he pulls through out of sheer guts and determination, while also not being a complete bastard about it.

It also has something I rarely see in fiction like this - side characters with character development! I actually remember their names, which is surprising for the genre.
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