I missed you, Kaed.
Beeskee wrote:Looks like some archons possess some leadership
They absolutely do.
"What was an Archon, really? A flying knight-class unit with a random special from the set of: dance fighting, leadership
, and limited forms of Shockmancy, Thinkamancy, Dollamancy and Foolamancy." Summer Update 46
1) Screening is directional.
"He can't screen us all."
2) Archons have a physical melee attack.
"Close and engage all those casters physically." Speculated about, since they are a "Knight-class unit", but never seen. Since weapons are always visible, and the Archons don't have one, not sure what they'll use. Some have Dollamancy, though, and might create something like Ace's accessories.
3) Leaders don't count towards a stack's 8-limit.
We can see groups of 8 archers all over those walls, with leadership near but not reducing stacks to 7+leader.
Speculation: Leaders are near several stacks. Are they re-stacking with each volley to give different stacks their bonus while other stacks re-load?
We already knew ranged weapons have depleted ammunition ("and to exhaustion").