Dominating Sword Immortal


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On this land of real souls, with millions of different martial art institutions, there’re so many strong fighters just like the trees in the forests.

Among all, a mediocre apprentice from one of the mediocre institutions suddenly became a martial art genius after a mysterious incident. Not only did he acquire a photographic memory and keen perception, but he had also come to discover that his ability to comprehend martial arts is astronomically good, which eventually made him an almost godly existence.

From the hot-blooded intense battles to the clashes between the top geniuses, Martial Arts is no longer limited to the mortal world, it reaches to a level that can do everything from controlling the oceans to flying up the sky and diving under the ground.

Dominating Sword Immortal average rating 3.9/5 - 413 user ratings
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Jian Dao Du Zun
Related Series
King of Gods (5)
Martial God Space (3)
Peerless Martial God (2)
Martial World (1)
Sword Spirit (1)
The Magus Era (1)

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riida rated it
May 15, 2016
Status: c40
This is almost a copy of PMG.

If you ever read PMG and thought:

"If it only had fewer instances of constant unnecessary repetitive conflicts with insanely arrogant idiots, then I'd be satisfied, even with a lower quality of writing"

then this is for you.
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thissisnate rated it
April 6, 2016
Status: c49
Warning: I may be biased as I am the current editor

Main character is quite level headed. He takes on what he knows he can take on, and will shoot for third place if first is too difficult (shocker in xianxia). Granted, so far, the story does not have too much "excitement" that causes people to desperately want the next chapter. However this novel is on the top fifty of all time novels of all genres and top 20 of all novels in its genre so fingers crossed for exciting plot... more>> development!

Edit: So after editing this novel for awhile, I realize this author really likes to throw in really random things that were never there before (i.e. The ending of ch 49 where author goes oh yeah this is stronger than this other-thing-which-I-have-never-mentioned-before) which makes the TL and I blow a fuse trying to figure things out. But other than that Ye Chen is still hidden op MC <<less
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Denominator rated it
December 6, 2016
Status: c159
Most of these reviews were written months ago when the novel first started and I don't think they are very accurate. This novel is well written and interesting. The MC is motivated, conducts himself pretty well and is not that arrogant like other reviews have claimed. I have 50-60 books on my reading list and this is one of my top 5 currently. The novel has become more and more interesting as the story progressed!
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ElDorado rated it
May 31, 2016
Status: c30
Another sufferer of what I call "Chinese webnovel syndrome"- mediocre regurgitated plot, subpar writing. If there's anything the typical weak -> strong xianxia/xuanhuan shares, it's these two traits. How this managed to get to the top ten of Qidian charts baffles me.
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Promethean rated it
May 27, 2016
Status: c49
Better than PMG. Why? Because it has no Harem, and the main character isn't as bad as the MC for PMG, who, as you know is common for this genre, becomes a million times worse than the worse bully they have ever met, and are all psychopaths by ever definition of the word.

Though that is not much when I consider PMG the worst web novel currently being translated (in that its the most generic of the generic, except more boring, obvious, and generally not exciting or fresh), and I would... more>> rate it a 0 if it was possible.

So yeah, if you hated PMG, don't read this, its just a better version of PMG without the retarded sh*t.

If you like PMG, read this. It doesn't have the retard sh*t. But it is still pretty generic, and like most of the series of its kind, it offers nothing new to the genre, and does nothing new. (So far)

To describe this series... just think of any series you have ever read (not by Er Gen, Mao Ni, or others who are superior writers), and only the ones who you can classify as mediocre writers (pretty much 90% of all the chinese xian xia series here), and boom. You have this series. I don't even need to summarize any parts of this.

Its filled with tons of cliches that you have all seen and read before. Even the worst cliche that chinese people LOVE to use, that pretty much never even matters and nothing would change if it was taken out: Transmigration/Reincarnation from "modern earth".

In other words, if you haven't read this series before (which I doubt), start with something else... like... I dunno, there aren't many ones I consider of worthy note.

I would suggest something from Er Gen, or Mao Ni. They have superior writing (or maybe its just that the translators are really good) compared to well... these common generic series. <<less
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Llamia rated it
May 18, 2016
Status: c43
Haha, I don't know why, but I really like the "broken off engagement thing". Happens 7 times out of 10. The MC is intelligent with a lot of comprehension skills. Unlike other reincarnated main characters, this one was roaming around as a soul to choose a body and already knew the world he was in somewhat. He utilized his comprehension skills and hard work to rise up.

As of now, there's the same old pattern of internal strife in the family. I feel that it would need another 20-30 chapters... more>> to make a complete review, but this is a good one for people who like the genre. <<less
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obsoletefactor rated it
March 5, 2017
Status: c175
As far as chapter 175 this novel has offered nothing new to the already repetitive genre, there hasn't been even 1 moment of suspense yet, the characters have boring personalities and gets forgotten in 10 chapters, the writing is subpar at best, the world suffers from what I would like to call "bigger is better" syndrome, where a lake can have a length of 650k miles. Which to give you an idea, is larger/longer than the circumference of jupiter by 150k miles, so it's impossible to imagine even with a... more>> superhuman imagination and thats only 1 river in 1 'country'. The 'martial arts' are pretty much the same generic aura/chi/qi attacks with not even a hint of real martial arts. Don't get me wrong, that can still be cool if it's explained properly, but this isn't, instead the author throws around words like invincible and extreme, pretty much every fight so far.

The ONLY saving grace so far has been the MC since he's intelligent, has a good heart and great aspirations. (By xianxia standards atleast) But everything just seems so anticlimatic - every skill he has he masters to 'peak level' in like 2 days and at most half a month to a month, he goes through new skills/martial abilities like a box of cookies, never staying true to anything. Where in other novels they find their OWN style and try to futher it by creating new skills/attacks or trying to comprehend some law in conjunction with said skill. This guy hasn't done even 1 thing that has been his own 'style' yet.

Tl:dr - As generic and uninspired as it can be, with nothing new added to the mix in any way. Suffers from "bigger is better" syndrome and is poorly written almost as if this is the authors first try at writing a story. I would only recommend this to people who are waiting for updates for other xianxia and need some generic filler in the meantime.

I am going to drop this when I have more chapters for other novels to binge on. Going to give it 1 star since I can't give it 1.5 <<less
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scribbledoutname rated it
July 27, 2016
Status: --
I'm really enjoying this series... it's nice to read a series that isn't as slow build as most other xianxias, where you have to wait a hundred chapters for each realm advancement. He advances pretty quickly and I do enjoy how things are going. A big 5 stars for enjoyment :D
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beruk rated it
March 29, 2016
Status: --
Yeah, Its good novel. If you continue to reading its get caugtht your attention more. MC not ruthless from the other MC just perseverance person who want to survive in another world and just like the other MC who get "special power" this MC nothing in special power but more strong from his opponent since he get his skills because his perceptive and smart thought from martial art book what he learn. Calm person in ordinary. I think this story no harem in the end.
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zaoh rated it
July 22, 2016
Status: c24
So far the worst Xianxia I have read to date.
-The plot is all messed up
-The MC just so happens to be labeled trash even though he is not a cripple

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-Even though the MC is part of one of the 8 great clans and just so happens to be the son of the patriarch of the clan he is as poor as a street urchin
-His mother who is an elder of a sect and father patriarch of a great clan don't give sh*t about him.
-And it mentions that people from that great clans can afford good cultivation resources but he who has an elder for a mother and great clan patriarch for a father can't afford it.
-If he was a cripple and nobody in his family cared about him it would have made more sense, but no just because he has a poor aptitude he is labeled trash and even his parents don't care about him.
-People from great clans can 'walk sideways' but he was still bullied by other clan members so they gave no face to his parents but they never care about it which is stupid for a Xianxia novel where Face means a lot.
-his mother doesn't give sh*t about him from what it I read so far but he doesn't want to let his mother down which makes no sense.
-His only cheat is his comprehension but other characters have good it too.
-the transported from an other world doesn't make sense because none of our world sense is put into place.


Even PMG made more sense than this novel. Even though PMG was outrageous in my opinion. <<less
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rdawv rated it
March 28, 2016
Status: --
Initial impressions as of Ch4, rated 3 because it offers nothing new thus far.

The story proceeds at a very quick rate. The opening 5 paragraphs alone tells you that the MC was a university student involved in a scientific accident on Earth, transmigrating into the body of an average martial cultivator and absorbing his memories there and then.

Right off the bat, the story offers nothing new as yet. We have the usual MC that is considered trash and treated with contempt by his own extended family members. Already we get... more>> the usual “I can learn martial arts and breakthrough easily” trope as well immediately proceeding to a tournament arc.

The translation is done well and is an example of the marked improvement in XianXiaWorld efforts, even if the original material itself is just average thus far.

I’m disappointed that yet again we have a MC who originated from modern Earth and yet does nothing with his previous experience. In this case, he was a university student, an aspiring scientist that actually wanted to build a particle accelerator. Yet, once he has arrived and absorbed the memories of the previous guy (no idea what happened to him), the MC basically blended into his new world seamlessly and his earthly background isn’t brought up again; which makes me wonder what’s the point of transmigration in the first place. <<less
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chekanalia rated it
January 18, 2017
Status: c149
This is not as bad as some of the reviews are making it out to be. Is it comparable to ISSTH, no! But it is a solid read, with good progression, it doesn't have a ridiculous MC who has plot armor to the heavens instead we have a cool, calm and mature MC who knows not to go pissing everyone off and instead doing what needs done. Lack of excess is what makes DSI a good read and if you have been around NU long enough and are familiar with... more>> the genres, you will definitely appreciate this. <<less
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ejemss rated it
August 17, 2016
Status: --
Boring... Most of the time all you can read is "the MC went into a hole then cultivate", except that you'll see explanations. Fast paced but with less action. This novel didn't make me feel excited at all. The MC cultivates to get stronger but isn't using it very well. He's not using it to hunt to earn money, not using it to go on adventure. He just want to prove himself and beat "Geniuses". Well, the MC became stronger than his cousin who gained life experience on the outside... more>> world with just cultivating inside the sect so why bother go on adventure right?

Anyways, the conclusion is this novel is boring. Good job from trans tho. I hope they release 'more interesting novel' soon. BTW I'm not discouraging you all to not read this novel, this is based on my personal opinions and by no means related to your tastes. Give it a go and probably you'll find it interesting. This novel is just not for me. <<less
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webolive rated it
April 6, 2016
Status: --
Impression at chapter 15

This MC not a stupid arrogant prick like most the other MC of the same genre, he is calm and level headed, not much drama yet.

The translation is also good
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Yuzu rated it
February 7, 2017
Status: c394
It's a decent novel and isn't heavily driven by romance, and the Protagonist isn't someone who has girls chasing him every corner nor him giving monologues out of ever woman he faces.

The fights do include leapfrogging but that is to be expected of a Sword Immortal in the first place. It's easy to get hooked on the first three hundred chapters, but it does slow down a bit after the MC upgrades faster and faster. He doesn't end up in a cheat-like upgrade like that of Martial god space by... more>> pigging out on resources. There is no hypocritical arrogance nor mindless political killing like that in PMG so it's a very enjoyable read with really no SMH moments.

It's too bad the MC doesn't do alchemy, I really love good xian/xuan that has the MC with that sub profession. <<less
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Zom the Monk rated it
July 30, 2016
Status: --
This series does not have any kind of proper world building, in the first chapter you have the MC go from, oh neat my soul ended up in this body tom look at me with my amazing perception I will become the best in the world. There are no explanations of what the various martial realms are, and there is already a bloody time skip by the third chapter, as if the author did not even want to bother with the character.
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EMP rated it
July 18, 2016
Status: c76
I like it its similar to peerless martial god except from the spirit part. MC soul fusion and great learning abilities as well, but less bloody and ruthless at least so far. So like peerless but more mild in violence
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Animesquad7 rated it
May 22, 2016
Status: c45
Story is interesting, writing is lacking.

The story has all the usual tropes that makes xianxia novels entertaining such as a protagonist taking over the body of a useless young master of a somewhat famous clan, cheat ability like high comprehension, fiance breaking engagement, disciple of a sect, etc.

The only problem is the authors writing style which is lacking in description leading to battles looking so simple and the story moving at a fast pace. Without giving us proper description we are left with no clear picture of what's going... more>> on, characters personality, and what to anticipate on the world the MC is living.

Nonetheless it is still a good since the story is falling at the right direction and it is interesting enough to be above mediocrity. I expect a lot from this novel and hope that the score can only go higher rather than lower. <<less
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Varno rated it
July 6, 2017
Status: c256
I highly recommend this novel while it's execution may seem simple it is still a great novel.

Most characters in these novels need a major threat to get them to strive for strength, like maybe their girlfriend get's stolen or maybe their sect gets annihilated. These happenings usually leave the main characters jaded or crazy, willing to kill anything that moves. That doesn't happen here, he keep his modern ethics and morals, but dont be mistaken, he would kill anyone who tries to kill him. So in short we get a... more>> reasonable, and calm character.

Something that really bothers me is when a character behaves in calm manner their usually seen as having no personality, do you have to be childish or stupid to have a personality? Do you have to make simple mistakes to be consider normal? If so I don't want a normal MC, they seem like a waste of time.

I think it's time I told you why to read this novel instead of why other novels are clichéd.

1) It an xuanhuan novel that takes advantage of it's fantasy world, we see our main character travel and face unique adversity.

2) Side characters stick around, 265 chapters in the cast only increases but is never forgotten.

3) The fights started off good in this novel but something strange happened as the novel progressed, they got better. Then they were great and at this point- 265 chapters in- their-approaching EPIC.

If anything I wrote caught your attention give this novel a try, 5/5. <<less
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exodus18 rated it
July 24, 2016
Status: c84
It's not that bad, slightly better than PMG by 5% and no harem thus far. This novel offers nothing new just those generic plots, dialogues, stupid villains and annoying crowds. The MC is okay, he's not too stupid nor arrogant. If you are bored and don't have anything more to read then you can give this a try, just don't expect too much. Well, I might drop this soon if things get too repetitive.
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