Shining Armor is the best there is at shielding spells. Twi's not bad either. If he can protect an entire city for days while having his life force drained, he can certainly keep your pansy ass away from a few ponies.
My dear Cadence, what happened to the rest of your body? Anyway, great work as usual. I love how expressive and intense you can make the faces while still keeping them cartoon-like, if that makes any sense.
Twilligt is clever. Sunstripe's position seems to be rather weak. If he doesn't return elements it mean war with rather bleak chances of winning. If he does return them he loses all advatages and very soon may find himself on the Moon.