Hope this helps!
Thanks a million for this.
I cycle partners a lot atm, but I think I'd play mostly with afflock. The idea to play aggressive did cross my mind. Maybe put up some pressure while the lock casts his gate (unless they hide behind a pillar) and than kite back to him, use the gate to gain distance again and so on and so forth. I'm kinda afraid they would just wtfpwn me in the open (or put me on defensive) while my partner is too far away to assist.
Is it worth it to channel lunar eclipse right out of the gate or do I just always pop celestial alignment in the opener anyway and it wouldn't make much sense?