Lulls are hard use because it’s hard to survive on enemy phase without canto and infantry often want NFU.
Panic is an option but F.Edelgard strats generally aren’t scared of sudden panic and panic ploy seems like more trouble than it’s worth. Plus, I find pulse tie more threatening on most of the units that are most wiling to use sudden panic. A.Fjorm is afraid of losing her mirror; AoEs and lethality get disabled; Reginn and Otr can lose their bite; even some B.Hectors will lose their shields leaving them wide open to pre-charged specials. There’s not much counterplay outside V.Chrom.
Also, null panic is going to become gradually more common.
Feels like there’s not that much effective counterplay at the moment.