Dungeon Defense (WN)


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Do you know how this world ends?

Become the hero and defeat the 72 Demon Lords. The game that was boasted as the absolute hardest strategy game, 『Dungeon Attack』.

I used to be the ‘hero’ that had accomplished everything in this game, but after answering a suspicious survey, I found myself in the game as the weakest Demon Lord, 「Dantalian」.

With only my eloquent tongue and my memories of conquest as a hero—.

In order to survive as Dantalian. I shall tear this world apart.

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  1. was reading
  2. Apathetic / Ruthless / Evil / Cruel (constantly up...
  3. Actually Good
  4. Intelligent MC with good plot (Korean)
  5. A rank | Fantasy Novels with a rating above 4.0

Latest Release

Date Group Release
05/29/20 Shalvation Translations c62
05/26/20 Shalvation Translations c61
05/22/20 Shalvation Translations c60
05/16/20 Shalvation Translations c59 part2
05/15/20 Shalvation Translations c58 part2
04/28/20 Shalvation Translations c57
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04/18/20 Shalvation Translations c55
04/16/20 Shalvation Translations c54
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04/10/20 Shalvation Translations c52
04/08/20 Shalvation Translations c51
04/02/20 Shalvation Translations c50
03/28/20 Shalvation Translations c49
03/21/20 Shalvation Translations c48
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KuroInfinity rated it
September 8, 2019
Status: --
The author's writing and the translation quality is just as exceptional as it was two years ago, despite this being an earlier prototype version.

Vastly different from the LN, yet still enjoyable in its own way.

I am scared though. I have heard infamous rumours about how the web novel ends.

... more>>

About how Dantallion goes insane (even more so than what we're used to), killing love interests and the like, despite being mentally stronger than his LN counterpart. Eventually leading up to a very depressing ending.


I'm still reading it though. I need closure. It's been almost two years since the last LN was released, and I'll be damned if I let this become another one of my thoughts that keeps me awake at three in the morning. <<less
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kdaviddj rated it
January 6, 2020
Status: c510
The main character in the WN version is a more "normal" person with some perks from the game system, knowledge from the game (Dungeon Attack) which took place int Hero's PoV. Note that the source of the MC's confidence is not based on his intelligence or the game system but from clearing all the achievements in the game. The LN version described the MC as an hyper intelligent character beyond human capability while this version the MC is only a witty and intelligent person.
In this version the MC takes... more>> a slow dive into madness, he was a normal person and could not handle the mental strain of murdering an uncountable number of people. However, you don't notice how mentally strained he is until the end when even the other characters notice it.
Many of his love interests end up dying. Tragedy upon tragedy but at what cost? He tries his best to retain his sanity. The ending is bittersweet.
Note that there is some explicit content in this version. Avid use of aphrodisiacs, drugs and s*x as means to an end.

Note that there are three versions of Dungeon Defense.

The original version was a web novel. The second version took the web novel, removed some explicit scenes and published as a book. The third version was the light novel version. I'm not sure which one this version is. The first or the second... <<less
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Hatehakhton rated it
September 2, 2019
Status: c10
It's quite different from the LN version. But in this version, it actually sticks to the title more and follows a slightly more generic route. Not much is out yet to draw any assumptions, but considering the LN version, it should be pretty good in the future.

Also, special thanks to the translator for translating this book. The quality has always been fabulous.
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tgb089 rated it
October 29, 2019
Status: c20
The published novel is definitely the better version of the two. The WN has gone a more generic route, the main lead is shut-in gamer college student, got transported to game-lit world via truck-kun, and the main leads Dantalian and Lapis are not that distinguish or compelling compared to their published's counter part. Overall, it just felt less gritty and more safe.

I'm excited to get to read more Dungeon Defense and it's completed with 510 chapters. I just hope things will get better later on. Before reading this, I'll advise... more>> you to experience the publish version first if you didn't read it yet. <<less
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blackmoralkrena rated it
April 19, 2020
Status: c55
It is the best isekai/reincarnation story/novel which I've ever read. Although the author is fixed on a certain style of storytelling and uses too many "b*tch" "tr*sh" "whore" and so on, but all this is wrapped in a thick dark philosophy and psychology with hints of makivialism and the desire for superiority and power. Each main character in this story has its own defect but this defect is very beautiful and the author in the dynamics of the story seems to fertilize these strange plants turning them into works of... more>> art. <<less
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