Description[edit | edit source]

Spirit masters are humans on Douluo Planet that possess a Martial Soul and has spirit power. Since the beginning of when humans first appeared, Spirit Masters are regarded as the noblest profession for a person to have. This has continued to the modern era of SL3 and space era of SL4, where there are other jobs normal humans and spirit masters can both do like piloting a Mecha or soul jet. With the invention of soul devices and soul weapons, normal humans are able to fight on par with a Spirit Grandmaster. With a Mecha, they can fight on par with a Spirit King.

With the invention of Battle Armour, a Spirit Master can increase their physical and other abilities to a higher level. A Spirit Sage, with Battle Armour, can fight on par with a normal Titled Douluo.

"In the tens of thousands of years of history the Douluo Continent has witnessed, one fact has never changed: Soul Masters are the most powerful existence![1]"

A normal human in SL3 can never hope to fight against a Soul Douluo or even a Titled Douluo.

For Soul Masters, if it wasn’t a breakthrough in soul power, then it had to be one in comprehension of laws, intent, spiritual power, or etc, which is absolutely vital in progressing further in cultivation. In SL and SL2, spirit masters gain spirit rings by killing spirit beasts. Since there are very few spirit beasts left in SL3, spirit masters rely on spirit souls to get spirit rings, but the higher the grade of spirit souls, the higher a spirit master's spiritual power must be in order to absorb it.

A spirit master only needs their spiritual power to reach the spirit abyss realm to become a Titled Douluo, but almost every Titled Douluo has a foundation of spirit domain. After that, they need to reach the spirit domain realm in order to become a Limit Douluo. It's said that all Title Douluos are blessed by the laws of the world, with them starting on the path of learning about the planar laws. It's when they reached the Limit Douluo level and have a Spirit Domain that they can unleash the laws of the world, able to add it to their own attacks. Limit Douluos are also able to utilize a limited amount of Heaven and Earth laws to suppress their opponents and add it to their own attack.

In SL4, the Federation has a peace agreement with the Spirit Beast Linage. The hunting of spirit beasts is prohibited. Spirit masters can usually only get artificial spirit souls. For this reason, most spirit masters can only raise their spirit rings to the 10,000 year level because there are no 100,000 year old artificial spirit souls currently. Under some circumstances, like being a member of Shrek Academy, Tang Sect, the War God Temple, the Spirit Pagoda, or other organizations, a spirit master will have a chance to get a spirit soul from a living spirit beast.

The highest rank a spirit master was able to reach was originally rank 100. That changed when the Douluo Divine Realm was sucked away in a spacetime vortex in SL2.5. Without the Divine Realm the rank cap went down to rank 99. In SL3, when the level of the Douluo Planet was upgraded, the rank cap was raised to around 120, allowing spirit masters to be comparable to actual gods up to First Class Gods but still far inferior as they aren't real gods.

The Lifespan of a spirit master depends on their cultivation. It is said that a Title Douluo can live up to at least 300 years. This was increased to 1000 with the evolution of the Douluo Planet and the efforts of the Life School in Shrek Academy.

In SL3, Spirit Masters are divided into two classes, Battle Spirit Masters and Utility Spirit Masters. Just like in the name, Battle Spirit Masters mainly focus on cultivating with the goal of fighting like joining the military or taking part in martial competitions. Utility Spirit Masters focus on cultivating to use their spirit for things like aiding them in work like blacksmithing, plowing a field, or designing a blueprint.

After a person becomes a spirit master, he/she will receive a monthly stipend of 1000 federal coins, which can barely cover the cost of tuition at an intermediate academy. The amount per month will increase once he/she becomes a spirit grandmaster.[2]

In advanced spirit academies, students are required to pick a second profession, mainly to help them build themselves battle armor or a mecha. The professions are blacksmithing, mecha designing, mecha mechanic, and mecha manufacturing. Some will try to do both battle armor and mecha, but it is not recommend because it wastes too much energy and time. Most ended up stopping when they upgrade their battle armor to three-word or their mecha to black rank and just focus all their time and energy on the other one.

In SL4, spirit masters remain a noble profession. Food spirit masters are especially valued in the Federation Military because of space explorations and deployments. During the trip, should the crew run out of food, a food spirit master can create food using only their spirit power.

It is a lot easier during the space era for spirit masters to purse building both battle armor and mecha because there are a lot more resources available, but it is still difficult to achieve. Those who do so are referred to being in the Dual Armored Class and are called Duo Mecha Masters.

Spirit/Soul Power[edit | edit source]

The energy all spirit masters cultivate in order to increase their spirit ranks. Soul power is easy to cultivate for the first thirty ranks, but the growth speed would slow from there on. And when a soul master reached rank 40, their advancement speed would plummet. This wasn’t due to a decrease in soul power growth speed. Rather, the root of the issue lay in the difficulty in compressing soul power.[3] There are different levels to compressed soul power.

Becoming A God[edit | edit source]

Rank 100 represents a spirit master stepping into godhood, but before a spirit master can become a God, they must first become a Limit Douluo. Becoming a Limit Douluo means the spirit master is half a step to gaining the strength of a God. A Limit Douluo must be able to sense the World Principles or Law of Heaven and Earth, have a suitable martial soul, and that one chance or sudden moment of enlightenment in order to have a path to Godhood. Not all martial souls can achieve Godhood. Some that are able might not be able to advance to the next stage.

In order to prepare for the tribulation, many will suppress their cultivation and build up their endurance and mentality for a higher chance in succeeding in the tribulation.

"To become a god, not only cultivation and mental strength are required, but firm belief is also essential."

After that, they will step onto the bridge of heaven and earth and must face one or more tribulations and survive it to step into Godhood. No one can help the spirit master during this process. The number of tribulations determines weather the spirit master has the potential to reach the Super God level and beyond. When the spirit master steps on the bridge of heaven and earth, a beam of light forms on the spirit master shooting towards the sky. The spiritual power of heaven and earth and the breath of life gather onto the beam. The beam must reach beyond the sky and communicate with the world to overcome the tribulation and reach godhood.

Elemental Tribulation - Four-Elemental Thunder Tribulation[edit | edit source]

This is the first tribulation a spirit master must face. The sky drastically changes as Four-Colored Thunder appears as a beam of thunder and bombards the beam of light. Each beam feels as though it can destroy the earth and is around a hundred meters thick. The spirit master must endure this catastrophe with their body, but it can also help them reshape or transform their body and sublimate themselves.

Heaven and Earth Tribulation - Seven-Elemental Thunder Tribulation[edit | edit source]

The second tribulation. Having this tribulation appear means the spirit master has the potential to reach the Super God level. This thunder is smaller by 9/10 but is more powerful and deadly.

Systems[edit | edit source]

Control System[edit | edit source]

A soul master that excel in controlling opponents in a combat. Soul master need abilities that can change the flow in the middle of combat, such as binding, giving disturbance on the field in combat, etc. This is usually done through secondary means such as building defenses or release of chemicals, rather then engaging in combat directly. When below rank 60, they can defeat an opponent 10 ranks higher than them if their powers are used correctly. Control System spirit masters have an advantage against Power Attack System spirit masters.

Assault/Power Attack System[edit | edit source]

A soul master that excel in dealing great damage, and basically has great vitality as a main and front attacker. Their spirit power is also usually influenced by other systems. Some attackers have mobility not far from the speed system and others have endurance not far from the defense system.

Defense System[edit | edit source]

This system belongs to a person who has great natural defensive capabilities as their spirit soul, along the lines of shields or defensive animals like turtles. Most defense systems tend to be immune to most attacks from attack systems 2 ranks down. They mainly act as a shield or blocker for other spirit masters, but this does not mean they do not have offense capabilities.

Auxiliary System[edit | edit source]

Spirit Masters that have spirits with support abilities fall within this class. This can range from providing regenerative food to a straight up increase in a single or multiple attributes. Other support abilities can range from attribute increases to immunity to certain conditions like poison, confusion, or etc. Some support abilities do have side effects or backlashes. All food system spirits fall under the auxiliary system. It is taboo for auxiliary system spirit masters to buff or provide support to one another because it can cause backlashes or even death. Food System spirits are harder to cultivate compared to the other systems.

Speed System[edit | edit source]

Masters of this system tend to be dedicated almost entirely to speed, observation and recon and thereby have very little combat potential. Even the weakest agility-type soul master with a seven-ring rank could break through the speed of sound.[4] This system can include spirit masters with space abilities and abilities that allow them to blend into the background, become almost undetectable.

For an agility-type, lethality is even more important than speed.

One critical strike, the ability to drift from one place to another while being completely unpredictable, a quintessence of agility-system soul masters.[5]

Healing/Cure System[edit | edit source]

Spirit masters from this system mainly deal in healing others from injury or abnormal conditions like a doctor.

Training Methods[edit | edit source]

Assimilation[edit | edit source]

The most basic and used training method for spirit masters. It is the basic cultivation described in the novels and in the manga. The advantage is that the improvement rate is consistent, but its flaw is that it is extremely slow. It's hard for one to break through the Titled Douluo realm even after training for their entire life with this method.[6]

Inheritance[edit | edit source]

To inherit the energy contained in the spirit rings and the spirit bones or to inherit the gift of other powerful beings. The advantage is that it is fast, but the chances are very slim. Humans only have a chance of gaining a total of nine spirit rings, twelve in SL4, in their entire lives. Spirit bones and immolation are harder to come by. Immolation became a lot easier in SL3 because of the invention of spirit souls and in SL4 because of the treaty humanity made with the Spirit Beast Linage.

Robbing[edit | edit source]

Direct absorption of the spirit beasts' and even the spirit master's soul energy. In order for robbing to be effective, the spirit master must find soul energy that is compatible with their spirit.

List of Spirit Masters[edit | edit source]

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