Advent of the Archmage


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Link was the top Archmage in the entire server. He had just defeated the strongest boss, the Lord of The Deep, Nozama with his party. However, instead of going back to town, he was transported to a secret location with pixelated CG.

It sort of felt like a vacuum, and within it came a glorious and commanding voice that calls himself the God of Light.

“Link, would you be willing to be the saviour who will pull the World of Firuman out from the churning abyss?”

What a huge mission! If it was in the real world, Link would have rejected it immediately. However, he was bent on being the hero in game.

“Bring it on!” Link answered confidently.

“Then, best of luck.”

And so began Link’s journey of magic, friendship, betrayal, love and despair in the ever changing World of Firuman.

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Descent of the God of Magic
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OneNightRain rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: c769
Finished the entire thing a month ago and I decided to leave my review for future readers.

The story begins with the MC being transported to a VRMMO game world in another person's body along with said person's memories and a game system bestowed by a God to facilitate MC power ups and plot progression. Pretty cliche start but what captured my interest was the amount of work author put in for the battles (albeit only the first few arc). It is a first for me to read a mage casting... more>> spells in the right places using their brain (as a mage is supposed to be intellectual) instead of spamming damage spells like usual.

That said, the rest of the story felt bland because the MC himself has no purpose he sets for himself other than following the mission God gave him to defeat a certain enemy. While every arc already has its general progression and conclusion placed in front of the readers since it's written in the typical game quest form with rewards. An example of what I mean would be something like "Find the ring to stop the marriage from happening (reward 10 points) " thus we know he will find the ring no matter what the twist and the marriage will definitely not happen, causing whatever is written to reach the end of the quest mostly a text wall.

Another problem would be inconsistencies in the story. There is a lot of them which includes plot, characters, skills, etc. An example would be the amount of needed skill points to learn magics in the beginning and middle part of the story. The rest I cant remember in detail since it's been a month or so.

A problem I have with the author is that he took my greatest joy in reading this because after the first few arcs, MC conveniently learns how to use a sword and in the later chapters, MC majors in being a swordsman while magic is mostly there to assist in his swordsmanship (so much for the title being Descent of the God of Magic). Oh, the ending is also very rushed.

3/5 stars <<less
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ChickenBakuba rated it
February 13, 2018
Status: c62
Well, as the translator for this novel, I think it'd be more weird if I didn't promote my novel.

DGM (Descent of the God of Magic) is an action novel. Our MC, the best magician of a popular MMORPG, is transported onto Feloma continent, a world of fantasy with swords and magic. He is equipped with nothing but his former experience in the previous game as the best magician and a game system. And his mission is to save Feloma continent from the dark forces threatening to destroy it.

Every chapter is... more>> more than twice the usual fyi. (Hits 2.5 words sometimes until I condense my translations)

While DGM follows the generic template of an OP MC, the enemies are rational and don't act on their emotions, unlike typical Xianxia characters. Enemies are also quick-witted and not brain dead, even outsmarting the MC sometimes. The plot is very good and especially original. The first arc (~27 chapters) only describes one night.

The MC is also levelheaded and quick on his feet, and every character has their own unique quirks and you actually remember their names. They are also introduced at a good pace, not 5 different characters with different backstories squeezed into a huge wall of text. Most characters are also more than what they let on initially, some with tragic backstories that actually impact you. Not the typical 'entire family slain and he has to avenge his parents and 1, 000 siblings' sort of overused cliche. And they're actually integral in fights and plots, not some useless potato like in The Magus Era. World building is also a tiny part of this novel, it describes the various regions and alliances, and introduces the magic system and theory to the readers later on.

Now, our MC.

MC doesn't grow at an insane speed either. Instead, he is constantly handicapped by his low comprehension and level of spells, and has to think fast in situations. And he isn't all-powerful and whatever bullshit, he actually gets surprised at times. His growth in power is gradual and progressive, just right. The fight scenes are also brilliantly crafted, some are epic while others are sheer intense standoffs with both sides hatching ideas in split seconds to crush the other opponent. If there's anything about this novel, it's the fight scenes. The most of the best fight scenes I've seen come from this novel, hands down.

Well, personally, this is a solid 4/5 as far as I can see. The quality thus far beats any Xianxia novel I've seen before (including Coiling Dragon, ISSTH, Stellar Transformations and whatnot) except for WMW maybe. They're both uniques in their genres.

However, the novel is getting more and more cliche, and even repetitive. You know what's going to happen before it does, and it's simply not fun anymore. Wrote more about this in a comment on chapter 38 I think. But still, this is a really good read, still above average. Unless you detest the magic genre in general, then this is the perfect novel for you.

I heard the MC picks up a sword later on, but that's like 400 chapters in I think. Considering that every arc is like 100 chapters+ <<less
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kingtape rated it
May 17, 2018
Status: c158
The author has not planned this out clearly at all. He changes settings at least twice for no reason because he didn't plan out how he would start his story correctly.

Also, everyone sucks the MC's dick. Hard. The MC is somehow amazing and super stoic and gives an aura of awesomeness even though everyone says he's plain looking af.

I can't even list the amount of cringy shit. For instance, the author goes on a one paragraph tangent fro the POV of a side character about how "cool" the MC is.... more>> All the MC did is say "hey can you stop shouting at the guard" to him when he was getting mad at the guard. Then this side character is like "WTF THE MC IS SO GODDAMN LEVEL HEADED HE IS SO COOL" and then I sh*t you not the author says "he would remember this moment for years."

Goddamn author. Jesus. <<less
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Tfuinsah rated it
April 6, 2018
Status: c7
Honestly, the noel is unbearable with too many plot holes right from the start. I do usually read up to around 20 chapters until a review but honestly this one was terrible.

For example,

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the MC goes around knocking people out so that they wake up after the assassins would have arrived. This means that they would be unconscious with no chance to fight back against said assassins. Later, while facing two supposedly highly trained assassins, the MC somehow fights back with level 0 magic and kills both the assassins. The MC then kills a few more people without any sort of reaction as if it's completely normal. Somehow also gains the ability to fight in real life just cause he was good in the game. The absurdity of it all goes on and on, and this is only in the first few chapters. I get that the MC is supposed to be special, but the dude was just a hardcore gamer in his past life, not some alpha special ops leader. A guy for some reason breaks his pen*s from falling down, I mean come on, seriously? Either the guy was having a raging hard on in the middle of a city-wide massacre or the author just doesn't use common sense.


Overall, a thoroughly disappointing novel, either meant for a brain dead audience or written by a brain dead author. <<less
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Kefi rated it
June 22, 2018
Status: c203
This is not a bad story, but the fights which were interesting and original in the first arcs have just become ridiculous and can only get worse from this point on imo.

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In the begining, casting a spell takes time and how the MC uses the spell determines his victory over stronger enemies, I liked that part.

Now, his thinking speed is that of a supercomputer: "There are still 0.05 seconds left before the tip of the sword touches Celine's body, Link thought. I still have time! "

From now on, every enemy without super-speed that breaks the sound barrier should die instantly without realizing that the MC started to fight, and the fights that are supposed to be meaningful should be walls of text detailing nanoseconds by nanoseconds reaction... which sucks imo.


Anyway, the author killed his story, so this is where I quit this novel. <<less
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nobelvampire1071 rated it
April 7, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is really intense. By that I mean it keeps you on your toes throughout the chapters. The plot is not predictable, even with the missions given by the system, situation always changes and anything can happen. The world is very dark and there are innumerable tragedies, dark plots and politics which keep happening around the MC all the time. MC is a pretty busy guy who keeps fighting just to survive. Enemy is like Hydra, you kill one head two more takes it place. He quickly starts getting... more>> OP but that does not make the fight any easier. Every fight is a struggle and very well described by the author.


Author absolutely sucks at romance. Anyone who looked at the harem tag expecting a big harem here would be disappointed. In fact there is no harem here. This world and the MC is totally not suited for this sort of tag.


He sleeps with 3 women in which he kills one of them and the rest two is just shown in ending part together in the most vague terms


Ending is rushed. Late part battles become typically xianxia styles with all the immortality crap and powers.

It is entertaining to read and in the end that is what I need from the novel. 1 star gone for the rushed ending. <<less
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July 15, 2019
Status: c610
"There are no permanent friends or enemies, only interests" After the MC "saves" the world from the threat of the Dark Elves this becomes the central theme of the novel. Since the MC changes destiny in the very opening act of the story a new evil is introduced quite earlier in the story than they were originally supposed to and at a time when Man, dwarves, beastman, dragons, and elves were to band together - they don't because, well interest.

Here are a few plot elements/thing that I disliked

The romance of... more>> the novel is wish washy and hypocritical. First is the MC's "beloved", he only saved the girl because the previous owner of the body and a crush on her. Then the MC learns that the girl is really an NPC he was crushing on in the game. So he ends up getting with someone that he knows everything about her and so had little to no effert to bed her, at the same time closing off all routes for other female characters. When he finally beds a second female there's finally a glimmer that there might be a second wife, but then we get the Dragon Queen. Now that situation ercs me. So the MC ends up being "engaged" to the Dragon Queen and he uses that to his advantage to stem off an enemy but once he and the Queen have a fight over tradition and "balance versus change" he pretty much calls it off with her and allows her to seal his dragon power. [read it, that whole couple of chapters really makes the MC like a dick]

Characters become forgotten or are only "created" to be there one time. MC goes and gets his mom and sister and bring them back to his territory..... then are "forgotten" a few chapters later. Hell his two older brothers aren't much better off. Princess Annie and Lucy aren't much better off. Only if a situation needs them to be the gopher or the teary eyes do they show up. Worse is that we know they have major crushes on the MC the author limits there exposure to the MC so that they cant become harem members.

Nothing worse then a bad harem novel is a forced OTP. This novel falls into that trap. Characters that could be potential partners are forgotten or relegated to the sidelines. <<less
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Expatamoeba rated it
July 3, 2018
Status: c200
Binged it in 2 days. I must say I'm glad I read this novel after night ranger. I was so disappointed with that novel, I dropped it months ago. The MC is cool headed which is a plus for me. He doesn't wantonly kill people if they doesn't give him face like other CN MC. For example he didnt kill his brother although he used to make him and his mother suffer for years.

The battle in the first 100 chapters are awesome. You can see how the MC kill managed... more>> his spell and limited mana and use tactics to kill stronger opponent than him. The system are ok but not too overpowered. It just give the MC points to increase max mana and buy some spells. But I'm a bit disappointed with the battle with that level 8 demon. It was build up really nicely with a lot of foreshadowing but the MC killed him in just one move.

Romance is a bit forced tbh. And kinda nonexistent in the end.

The system is not that complex. People just get stronger when they learn higher level spell. It's the way you use the spells that counts.

My favourite part about this novel is that the way it balanced the chapters from fast paced battle to relaxed crafting or learning spells chapters. I hated night ranger because the MC constantly moving to find better gear and fight villains. Even I feel tired when reading it.

Overall is an okay read. Give it a try. <<less
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hawlol rated it
June 27, 2018
Status: c210
This is like finding the perfect girl then discovering "her" to be a man.

First arc is amazing. MC uses magic in intelligent way. Techniques matter more than power levels. Story is fast paced, action is well done, plot is nice and there's little info dump even though it's the first chapters. I really got excited thinking to have found a gem amidst all the garbage in qdian but everything falls apart after.

The start of east academy arc is still good (mercenaries small arc), but later the MC stops using the... more>> game system, becomes a magician shut-in and the plot starts to drag becoming slow-paced.

There's no more intelligent spellcasting and everything boils down to spell levels vs character level. "No spells under lvl 5 will work on the demon because he's lvl 5" etc. Mana doesn't matter anymore as he always have enough (with rare exceptions because plot) and the micromanagement of casting time becomes ridiculous like other reviewers have said.

Because the MC is so freaking amazing like the author reminds us every chapter, he makes his own magic which usually is one lvl stronger than regular magic, defeating stronger beings with said magic while everyone is in awe of his amazing power (everyone else is just incompetent and adds little to the plot). In summary. It becomes regular xianxia tr*sh in a new skin. Fortunately there are no noisy young masters, but everything else is similar including the writing with long exposure/infodump paragraphs that adds volume but nothing else to the story.

It's very sad. If the author kept the story going in the first arc's direction this would be an excellent novel but it just became common rubble. 3 starts only because of the first arc, otherwise it's just a one. <<less
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bloggbigg rated it
May 21, 2019
Status: Competed
A story with a fairly strong beginning which progressively becomes more and more mediocre.

The Good:

  • The MC starts out likable (more or less), and the author initially makes a sincere effort at worldbuilding and establishing a comprehensive magic system. The plotting and events are standard fare, with a few twists on occasion...
  • Characters undergo some development initially, and a few change over time...
The BAD:

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  • Novel declines in quality as it progresses. It doesn't get 'bad', but it does get pretty mediocre.
  • Author's effort in developing, or even remembering characters diminishes. Many loose ends.
  • Lots of forced plotting. 'overlooking solutions' and 'forcing choices' become frequent.
  • This is easily a 'not what I signed up for' novel. Without 'spoiling' just know the MC will eventually make choices contrary to the initial nature of the character, shifting the whole story to potentially be quite unpalatable if you were rooting for the initial theme. <spoiler>The MC's attitude towards killing innocents shifts over time, then radically toward the end for 'plot forced' reasons.</spoiler>
  • There are quite a few points where the story becomes a vehicle for some of the author's illogical, hypocritical philosophical views regarding good and evil. Not sure if this is just to justify the plotting, or the author is actually an idiot when it comes to the value of himself life.
  • On that note, author uses calamity and casualties as a tool to show how 'epic' the situation is. This wouldn't be so bad if the 'heroes' weren't constantly portrayed as geniuses, while acting borderline incompetent. What I mean is many deaths would easily be preventable (except for defenders being s*upid).
  • Lots of linear plotting, forced plotting, Deus ex machina conflict resolutions...
  • This is one of those 'villains have all the advantages and still somehow lose' stories. You know the type: always higher level, better equipment, fully informed of heroes movements/abilities, etc.
  • Almost all women are potential harem members for some time. I'm sure the end would be different if the author didn't get lazy and just ignore a bunch instead...
The Different:

  • Nothing really. The clearly declining level of author investment?
All together, I don't recommend this unless you know what you're getting into, otherwise you may find the changes not to your liking. It does start out quite well and is enjoyable for a bit- just the ending (and even weathering the mediocrity to get to it) -- I won't wish that on you. Again, not 'bad'- but there are many better. <<less
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dosithee rated it
June 6, 2018
Status: c179
None of the nonsense you would expect from a normal Chinese novel (no offense, just a different in preferences based on culture). No constant stroking of MC ego and describing how perfect everyone looks and acts etc.

Plot is amazing, magic isn't mechanical though it seems so at first. 1# best cn novel I've read!
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Loosergirl rated it
February 5, 2018
Status: c28
Plot: A pro gamer transmigrates into the body of a magician apprentice in the RPG game world. Realizing the time of the game is about to start, he is able to predict what will happen. There is also a skill system.

Characters: Main character is a planner and uses magic cleverly. By chapter 28, two potential harem members have been introduced. Those two do not have much personality but do have background stories.

World: RPG-like western fantasy, but written from a Chinese perspective.

Read this for lighthearted action where the enemies die without... more>> blood. Though the MC is leaning toward being overpowered, it isn't to the degree of one-hitting everyone; actual battle happens. <<less
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Edge rated it
April 2, 2020
Status: c68
Although this novel is good and I like the MC. This novel still makes me extremely uncomfortable.

MC is literally a Mary Sue. He had every trait and talent and acted like the most perfect man in the world. I'm really sick with his shitty self-flattering monologue about how he had always been "calm", "sharp", "focused", "unyielding" or "unshakeable in front of beauties". Like, holy shit, I know you're awesome, just f*cking stop, you self-conscious prick.

Almost every single f*cking important characters are women. The plot got stale? Here's a beautiful lady.... more>> MC got in trouble? Another beautiful lady will help him. They were literally throwing themselves at him leg-spreading. God, it's so f*cking annoying. <<less
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Darkzeta rated it
May 29, 2018
Status: c169
Came for the cover. Stayed for the story.

Simple as that. I saw it on Qidian. Gave it the 10 chapter test. EASILY made it to the end with lots of binging and coffee and bathroom breaks.

Overall pacing is nice, the MC does NOT get too OP in the opening chapters, but does have cheat knowledge and training to get him through the hazards. The writer does a good enough job that I can almost believe in the plot armor.

My view on plot armor is that it's like the hot bikini... more>> fantasy armor: You KNOW it's there, you can SEE it, you wonder if it does any thing? Other than get your engine revved, but you KNOW it does something. It only requires you to get really really close to see past it and realize it actually has some value. BUT otherwise, it's seemingly skimpiness lets you believe that it's not really there.

Besides there is always plot armor. That's a story. duh.

Overall if you like a kind of OP MC person who gets sent to a world based upon his old game and so he knows stuff about it that helps him survive.... you should give this a try. <<less
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bkwusa rated it
April 24, 2018
Status: c45
I like the idea of the story. However the execution leaves me wanting. The plot armor is very strong with this one. If MC is in any sort of trouble he just 'buys' a spell on the spot and solves the issue. Need to defeat someone stronger then you? Yup got this spell right here that nobody has ever mentioned before that will solve all your problems!
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Boon rated it
February 12, 2018
Status: c33
3.5/5, tentative early review.

Not poorly done. Nothing done really well either.

The characters and relationships are pretty shallow and forced. He forms lifelong bonds and budding hopeful romances within minutes or hours. As this is clearly going to be a harem, the romances will certainly be shallow. None of the secondary characters stand out and their roles seem forced.

The storyline is very cliche and has been done many times already. Gamer takes over the body of a game character in a game turned real with an OP cheat ability. At chapter... more>> 33 the first arc is already over after saving the day and being a hero, and now the second arc and the next legendary quest has started. Like the relationships the plot feels forced and rushed.

While it has its lacking points, it's not a terrible filler read. It's a bit above average with little filler at this early point. <<less
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RazeenHR rated it
November 30, 2019
Status: c726
I would say it's decent for the first half, maybe 3.5 stars worth. After that it just gets s*upid...

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MC suddenly massacres cities worth of innocent people with some loose rationalization. He kills one of his love interests, which kinda is okay because she's on the side of the faction he's not and it's basically a war, but later on her mother doens't even care because apparently *huge spoiler* the elves are just a hive mind that follows the will of the world tree so since the MC's goals and the world tree's are the same then it's fine. Ironically, some of the major conflicts in the series are between the MC and the elves due to the reason that their goals weren't aligned.

At the end, he promises the elven queen (Dead love interest's mother) to protect the elves for a period of time after the humans rule the planet basically so they don't get massacred through genocide. The s*upid part is that almost immediately afterward, literally a few days at most, he has to go fight the final boss in a fight which lasts over 3 years of straight fighting and causes most of the world's population to die and also allow whatever genocide would happen to happen since he wasn't around.

The part that kinda pissed me off even more is that there's a whole emotional drama about having more than his one wife, although later he takes the dragon queen as his second wife, but while he's searching for enlightentment to attain godhood (Following wherever his heart leads) he randomly meets his academy teacher (basically unmentioned for the previous few hundred chapters) and follows his heart to just sleep with her once to cut off that worldly connection...


Basically everything in the second half and the s*upid conflicts with flimsy reasoning just lowered this from a decent read to tr*sh that left a bad taste in my mouth at the end.

**Also the fact that everyone that sees him, enemy and friend alike, call him a genius in the same way and in no uncertain terms is annoying. Like they state it every time another character witnesses him do litterally anything** <<less
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Yoburi rated it
June 22, 2017
Status: --
I read the raws and this is a pretty good novel MC is a player in the a popular MMORPG that got transported to a world just like that game much like the Breakers.

The story start with him take over the body of a poor magic student in the middle of a massacre made by Dark elfs planing to kill the whole town and is up to our MC to try to stop this or just gain farm them.

The good part is the magic system and the battles Link is... more>> a master player so he can kill elites using only level 0 magic spells, can't say much about the side characters because so far only the girl the guy that own the body the MC took over loved but she look ok. But the whole point of the novel is the MC trying to reach the peak of magic and kill the bad guys on the side since the MC loved the game he doen't have a problem in being stuck in this game world. <<less
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GoodGhost rated it
September 10, 2018
Status: c466
A pretty good story with a half-decent protagonist, at least better than most. Where this story really shines is in its world building and multidimensional characters. It certainly suffers from "plot creep" quite a bit, where new and more powerful enemies and problems get introduced just to keep the OP MC in check. If you're worried about the harem-y vibe that the story gives off, don't worry. Mr. MC is very loyal to his partner.

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except for that one time, but no NTR or anything of the sort


It's a good read that's probably worth your time.

Now to why I'm really writing this review.

Are you tired of paywalls?

Can't stand to lag behind nearly 200 chapters because people need to make money?

You should follow the rules, participate in all the activities that get you Spirit stones for free, and read a chapter or two a day.

But, through the magic of the internet, you can read it all for free.


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Actually there are a fair number of places even on just the first page of google that are offering all of the chapters as they update. Even this one I listed is now like, the fourth google search result for "advent of the archmage"

I'll keep it hex encoded, 'cause I don't know if there are rules for posting links. If this site ever goes down, I'll find and put up a new one


With great power comes irresponsibility ;) <<less
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UnderTaker26 rated it
May 23, 2018
Status: c160
One of the best webnovels. Guy gets transported to game world. Gets a cheat system and saves the world from demons. It’s similar to night ranger except night ranger focuses on knowledge of future events to gather strength and gear. Archmage focuses more on cheat system and skills and the future knowledge gets progressively unimportant quickly. Levels aren’t really important nor are there even stats. Just skills and how fast and powerful they are. The combat is also more well thought out and not just a straight up fight. The... more>> MC is mature and knows to advance or retreat when required and also makes peace in view of the greater good rather than simply smack them in the face. The only flaw is how a gamer could be so calm in such a dangerous and unfamiliar environment so quickly but that’s just me splitting hairs. No novel is perfectly in line with preference or our idea of logic and it’s still better than a useless wuss of a MC. <<less
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