Guys I am stumped, but let me explain the ""damage"" up to this point.
[hide]Chapter 26 = kinda chill chapter, mostly just baiting with Ike/Astrid/Boyd, and using whatever EXP to get Elincia some levels. Siege assholes made me annoyed, but Ilyana and Bastian paid them back in turn. Thank god I put the boots on Ike for an easy seize.
Chapter 27 = last stretch of treasure, divide and conquer. A feral tiger one rounded Soren on the first attempt, but that's because I didn't trade his Bolting away. Killed the siege assholes (again), got Resolve, everything's solid.
Except everything was NOT solid. First things first, I accidently sent a Physic to the convoy when I wanted it on Mist. And all this time, I thought you could score the Wrath+Resolve combo on Ike before BK.
And because I'm an idiot who didn't quite understand Occult scrolls, I was Aether-less.
In hindsight I could've restarted and equipped it on the base, but that would involve getting rid of Ike's Wrath forever. To make matters worse, mine was still strength screwed, having a underwhelming 21 strength (and again, 15 magic) to battle the Black Knight. I was doing single digit numbers of damage, I got into Wrath mode once, but Ike missed! From there, I was terrified I'd eat a Luna to a face, so I kept healing with Mist.
Yeah, turns out there's a time limit on this whole mission. Before I could even consider escaping, Nasir finishes up for us. ….it feels so wrong to not kill him with Ike, like when you don't use Joshua to kill Caellach.
Anyways....chapter 28 was a little tough, but mainly because of surprise surprise, a siege asshole and beefy Dragons. Tibarn is 2 gud, so he helped a ton.
Well, I decided to just split up the group, right? After some time, everyone groups around the center (where Ike struggled a bit with the surprisingly durable Bryce), and Ashnard goes all "lol I'm moving now". Great, awesome, the final clash!
…..Ike does 4 goddamn damage with Ragnell. Which he heals back on his turn! And turns out his AI does not prioritize Ike,no no, he swooped and offed Ena. So this means I have to keep everyone far far away to hold his attention? Luckily he lacks Luna, so I have to pray Wrath and Resolve can fix this. I don't think it's possible to have this battle be unwinnable, no?
And no, Ike's almost capped, so BEXP isn't going to correct it, not that I have any left. [/hide]