Zain wrote:No idea what Lloyd's deal is though, unless he's doubling some healomancy, or doubling their attack shots and just can't keep up, or is running out of juice.
I think you're right with the juice idea. He's probably using it up doing things like doubling Ossomer's leadership bonus or creating arrows for the archers to fire. (If you have a better explanation than Lloyd's intervention for why previously "arrow-spent" archers are now capable of firing, I would love to hear it.) If he runs out of juice, Jetstone had better hope that the unipegataurs will still be strong enough to try trampling Archons to death in midair.
(Also, if the idea of Lloyd being low on juice is right, the appropriate tactic for the archons to be trying in this scenario is to evade until he runs out.)
Kaed wrote:The way they fire their enchanted items so solemnly. It's just... Wow. No one ever says pew pew so seriously.
You read that as them being serious? I didn't. I couldn't get a good read on their faces in the panel where they fire, so I assumed their attitude was the same as the adrenaline-high enjoying one that was shown in the previous panel. The two of them are also shown elsewhere in the page using exaggerated body language to gesture and dodge, so that is another mark against solemnity. While Slately is using both arms to steadily aim, (if you look right next to the right edge of his crown, you can see his left fingers on his right arm,) Ossomer has struck a freaking pose before firing.
To me, that was akin to one of those moments in a Hollywood action movie where the characters are shown having fun doing violence and you're expected to be having fun also.
On a side note, if this was meant to be an endearing father-son moment, the presence of crying women does not help.