Advent of the Archmage

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The number one magician in the game, Link, led his group to defeat the final boss: Ruler of the Abyss, Nosamax. Then, a cinematic appeared.

It was a very simple one. There was an endless void, and within the emptiness there was a self-proclaimed Ruler of Light — a dim globe of light.

“Link, are you willing to save the continent of Feiloma from the envelopment of darkness?” the Ruler of Light asked.

Of course, in reality, Link wouldn’t dream of agreeing to such a taxing mission. However, couldn’t he give it a shot in the game?

“I am willing!” Link replied in deadly earnest.

“Then go ahead.”

And thus, Link was thrown into the miserable continent of Feiloma.

Associated Names
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Descent of the God of Magic
DGM
法神降临
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Recommendations
Night Ranger (4)
The King of the Battlefield (2)
Breakers (2)
The Amber Sword (2)
Abyss Domination (2)
Dimensional Sovereign (1)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/22/18 Qidian International c159
05/21/18 Qidian International c158
05/20/18 Qidian International c157
05/20/18 Qidian International c156
05/19/18 Qidian International c155
05/19/18 Qidian International c154
05/18/18 Qidian International c153
05/18/18 Qidian International c152
05/17/18 Qidian International c151
05/16/18 Qidian International c150
05/15/18 Qidian International c149
05/14/18 Qidian International c148
05/13/18 Qidian International c147
05/13/18 Qidian International c146
05/12/18 Qidian International c145
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frostcrystal
New frostcrystal
May 17, 2018
Status: --
It's quite entertaining, but the game world's extremely simple setup at first is detrimental to the story. It's too simple - the protagonist just earns points and buys spells, and it feels a bit unsatisfactory in that sense. Luckily, the protagonist eventually "outgrows" the game system altogether; something to look forward to!
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kingtape
New 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 d*ck. 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 sh*t. 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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OneNightRain
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
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 bullsh*t, 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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nobelvampire1071
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.

Cons

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.

Spoiler

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

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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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Loosergirl
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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Tfuinsah
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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Spoiler

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 penis 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.

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Overall, a thoroughly disappointing novel, either meant for a brain dead audience or written by a brain dead author. <<less
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Boon
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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Yoburi
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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skankhunt42
skankhunt42 rated it
April 13, 2018
Status: Completed
A wonderful story. Consistent world building and characters. The ending is a bit rushed but apart from that it is a good read. Characters are sensible and multi-dimensional. The level system becomes a little fuzzy towards the end. But there are no conspicuous plot-holes.
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bkwusa
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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booitsjwu
booitsjwu rated it
May 16, 2018
Status: c149
One of the best magical system novels out there. The filler is kept to a minimum and the MC isn't an idiot or a psychopath.
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EricBannen
EricBannen rated it
February 11, 2018
Status: c147
I love novels with elements where past mistakes could be rectified...✨✨✨✨

I am happy to have started a good novel... ✨✨✨✨

MC not an amoral bastard, he has a kind and benevolent persona who does not hesitate to act when required....✨✨✨✨🎉🎉🎉🎉

... more>> This attitude of the character is brilliant...✨✨✨✨

He is hard working and his growth is very well defined 🎑🎑🎑🎑

DOWNSIDE: he is dull to romance, a bit similar to Theodore of 'Book Eating Magician'🎃🎃🎃🎃

He is not like MCs who kill just because they feel upset... It has elements from Amber Sword, Night Ranger and is well thought out in its uniqueness.... I would definitely suggest this novel... 😊✨✨✨✨

I give it 4.7/5 (my highest rating till now) 🏆🏆🏆🏆 <<less
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singlespace
singlespace rated it
May 17, 2018
Status: c150
The premise of the story is a common trope of being reincarnated to a game world with a wealth of knowledge of the game and future, but what's different about Advent of the Archmage is the execution. The setting, characters, and events are all things you've seen before but way in which magic and the world is presented is unique, the characters, even though they fit various tropes, are are fleshed out in interesting ways.

150 chapters of a 769 chapter web novel is too soon to say whether or not... more>> the story and characters will remain interesting and the quality of writing decent, but for now, it's a decent read. <<less
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