Uncroaked casters simply function as infantry. A decrypted Jack may or may not be able to cast, but he certainly wouldn't be able to give units bonuses by acting as a warlord. He did not have that ability while alive. He can still command, but, no bonuses.
I do see Jack as being the type of character who could easily shrug off the mental effects of decryption. He'd take one look at the black/red skull flower motif, say "Nope." and change it back.
pseudoboo wrote:this feels like its counter to the "units understand orders even if not language" or whatever. he clearly didn't mean charge that far forward and despite his words the dwagon should have known that
Casters can function as commanders but don't give any bonus to regular units. They do give a nice bonus to units of their 'type', such as a dirtamancer and rock golems, etc. But to infantry? Or dwagons? No leadership bonus. Even Jack's use of language when trying to guide the mount supports this. He sounds like Parson.
"Um, do... thingy... And stuff." Also the dwagon was half blind - no depth perception.
effataigus wrote:Between this and his recommendation to bring down the tower, I'm beginning to think that Jack just likes to see rocks fall.
Jack is a huge fan of Parson's tactics and strategies, but he isn't on the same level. Remember, he completely overlooked that bringing down the tower would cut off Parson's entrance. I think he just made a mistake, and ended up paying for it with his life.