Martial Cultivator


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Chen Chao dreamt of becoming a powerful immortal cultivator, flying on his sword and vanquishing enemies with daoist magic. His hopes were dashed when he discovered that he had absolutely no talent for immortal cultivation.

Refusing to submit to his fate, Chen Chao joined the ranks of countless other talentless martial artists and embarked on the path of martial cultivation, a path scorned by the immortal cultivators.

In this era of strife where martial cultivators, immortal cultivators, and demonic cultivators wrestled for hegemony, Chen Chao will either rise to the top or fall into eternal damnation.

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December 28, 2022
Status: --
TLDR: if you enjoyed reading stories like Reverend Insanity, you might enjoy this.

Sick of reading generic novels about arrogant young masters who barely have two functional brain cells?

Martial Cultivator is an intricate story where any random character's IQ is higher than everyone in MGA combined. Every character has their own agenda and schemes to achieve their own goals. The dialogue is engaging and has greater depth, showcasing each character's thought process and motivations. This novel might feel slow initially, but it gradually draws you in and captivates you with the... more>> story instead of nonsensical planet-exploding power levels.

There's a lot of foreshadowing and subtle hints given which makes the reader ask questions. The author doesn't give you the answer straight-up, so you might need to speculate based on the nuanced interactions between characters.

Highly recommended for readers who enjoy a more complicated story where the characters engage in wits rather than just power level. But the strength of this novel is also its weakness because readers who enjoy mindless generic novels will find this boring. <<less
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August 8, 2023
Status: c324
I quite liked it at first but as the story goes on two glaring prpblems appear:

  1. The villains are too cunning behind the shadows, too s*upid in the light. Whenever they scheme against the MC/the good guys, they seem to have infinite resources and intelligence. When they fight the MC, they're suddenly all "INSOLENCE! YOU SHALL DIE!"
  2. The protagonists are a bit mary sue. They never lose, at most tieing/escaping, they have genius levels of planning, and the FC especially is just straight up psychic. She always knows what's going on, and always has all the information the MC needs.
It's still an okay read. If there were more good stories in this genre I'd give it a 3.5, but since there's much worse tr*sh out there, it's a 4.
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ashycre rated it
February 15, 2023
Status: c50
Great read. Akin to Ze Tian Ji and Immortal Devil Transformation. The story has smart MC with interesting cast of characters. Battle scenes are concise and tactical without ridiculous move names. As I read it, I can clearly sense the machinations of the world moving so I haven't been bored at all. It really helps that there hasn't been useless training montage.
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July 11, 2023
Status: c166
This novel is an enjoyable enough read. It's the typical face slapping xianxia novel but executed much better than most. The protagonist and his enemies will constantly talk about giving face, using the same insult where some guy says "Your father!" when hes mad. He will constantly win fights either using a bare minimum of cunning or for seemingly no reason at all. The big shots will go "You're a cheeky, shameless brat, but I like you kid!". What separates this novel from the rest are two things. First, the... more>> characters are much more interesting than the usual fair in terms of personality and character interactions. Second, the romance is pretty good all things considered, comparatively at least. This should probably get a romance tag if we're being honest. I don't think this will go in the direction of a harem given where the story has gone so far, but I have no expectations given these types of novels history.

It should be noted that while the translation does start out rough, it eventually gets better. <<less
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kamishiniyari rated it
July 10, 2023
Status: c165
oomaaagah, very unexpected read with such nicely written human relationships, cultivation, yeah, who cares about cultivation. The lines are written like classic wuxias. Kinda makes me reminisce of Tianya Mingyue Dao, or perhaps of the xianxia genre, it wud be Nightfall.

As of the current free translation (165chp) :

It's an easy 5/5 if we compare it with standard xianxia.

Perhaps 4/5 compared to well written ones.
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sxmeero rated it
October 5, 2023
Status: c830
Great unique Xianxia novel. No brain dead characters, no harem, MC isn't a simp.

What else can I say, it shows character growth and doesn't have a repetitive plot. The schemes and conspiracies are well planned and thought out. MC is also not two faced, once he makes a decision its extremely tough to make him go back on his word. This novels main point is very realistic, that everything is decided by the biggest fist.
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bRabbit rated it
April 12, 2023
Status: c80
Engaging read so far. As another reviewer said, it has similarities to Ze Tian Ji and Immortal Devil Transformation, it also reminds me a lot of Nightfall. The dialogue is good and the characters have solid reasons for acting the way they do, that said, it doesn't have the same literary flair as the other novels mentioned above, though this does make it an easier read.

The MC is mysterious and badass, though, still has embarrassing moments, which is refreshing. He has no talent for the immortal path, so is forced... more>> to take the route of a martial cultivator to accomplish his goals (whatever they are).

Equally refreshing is how this (so far) is a cultivation story grounded in the mortal world, away from the various immortal sects. Unlike other novels, where mundane and immortal are firmly separated, these sects are a blight on the Great Liang Dynasty, treating the country and its people as ants.

Naturally, MC has clashed with the sects, that said, however, the MC has unknown origins and unclear motivations meaning Great Liang may not necessarily be a sworn ally either.

I'm looking forward to reading more, and would definitely recommend it. <<less
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Vici rated it
December 5, 2023
Status: c294.2
Unlike the braindead web novels favoured recently, this novel feels much more artistic. As others have mentioned, the characters are multi-dimensional and intelligent, and there always seems to be a swirling undercurrent that is alluded to through foreshadowing but yet keeps you guessing. The fight scenes are also elegant and poignant, reminding me of the scene in Hero (2002) where Jet Li fights Donnie Yen, while an old man strums a Guqin. All this makes for a compelling read that keeps your brain engaged yet does not lose out on... more>> entertainment value. <<less
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BeardyRABBIT rated it
January 27, 2023
Status: c37
Really good one, the dialogue is engaging, the character also really flash out, with interesting trait.

It's bit slow because the story spent so much depth on the character and their inner self, absolutely worth the read.

Also kinda similar to Older Er Gen works.
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