""Pride" vs. "Love""
Simply being near Escanor is enough to feel the heat that would make the armor melt.
Once Escanor confirms the direction of a nearby lake with Ban,
he blows Estarossa off there.
He hits the bottom of the lake with the sunball and the lake and it explodes there.
The lake entirely evaporates.
When Estarossa recovers from the damage,
Estarossa: "Shall we settle this right now?"
Escanor: "…I agree solely to your comment."
Estarossa envelops Escanor's sunball in the darkness and repels it with Full Counter.
…or it would look like he did but there's still over 1 hour to noon.
"My attack doesn't work on you? Who decided it?"
Estarossa's pectorals get cut up in one horizontal stroke.
"You enveloped my sun? Who decided it?"
Pridecanor plunges his hand in the darkness and takes out the sun even bigger than before it got enveloped.
[TN: The Japanese for Pridecanor, which I chose to use, is 我カノール. It may not be a 1:1 translation here.]
"The one who decides it is me."
Zeldris is trying to be of assistance but doesn't make it in time!
End texts: "A merciless attack that even reduces love to cinders!!!"
"Escanor's almighty attack that burns Estarossa to nothing!!! The duel of titans ends here!!!!"
To be continued in chapter 186 / Defensive battle at Liones.
Praise the Sun!
Merlin and Gowther can deplete him power with magic.
Eh, he let his guard down