Huh, no CQ thread yet? Let’s fix that. We’ll start with Tawara.
He is a CHONKY BOY, and the rice balls have some funky effects, but between the NP up and a 100% attack bonus CE, you can really wail on him if you time your NPs right. I didn’t really have enough high-star Lancers, so I went (and finally won) with this composition (edit: not actually this Merlin but the CE wasn’t a big deal):
(Why Divine Banquet? Point ceiling!)
Most of the damage was done before Herc came out. Interestingly, rice balls firing from low HP save Guts, so Herc with Castle of Snow was swinging out there for a long time, occasionally with his NP charged up to 200%.