Birdcage can cut meteors, but somehow pushes the significant amount of rubble towards the people, thus once again proving Doffy's strings are made from plot convenience.
Zoro is going to block the birdcage. If he succedes, I will print a full scale picture of him just so I can shoot flaming arrows at it.
Healing powers are suddenly not instantenous, as has been established. More plot convenience.
More hyping for the world changing. And it bloody well can't arrive fast enough. Though considering it has been supposedly changing since Whitebeard War, which happened pre-timeskip, I shall remain pessimistic until it actually happens.
Gear Forth… I like the incorporation of Kabuki elements into design. At the same time however, the art on it is... off. Especially the face; if you look through the chapter, it sometimes loses any resemblemce to Luffy at all. Same with weird proportions.
And I'm sorry, I found the fact that it is CoA that allows him to do it just annoying.
Also, he stole sky walk from Sanji. Which is... well, they both witnessed Gempo, so I guess it's okay. Though it still feels wrong that the thing supposedly unique to Sanji got copied.
I liked the intensity of the fight, and the art, in and of itself, was good. Doflamingo seems to be on defensive right now, but that is just literaly patterns at work, so nothing to lose sleep over. Most of the new attacks seem good. They are well drawn, and fit the theme of Rubber fruit.
All and all, a good chapter, though with some hiccups when it comes to finer detail of things. Still, it has a solid core, and the fight is reminiscient of the old One Piece fights, instead of more modern approach of a lot of talking, face shots, inner monologues and exchange of a single blow from both sides.