A couple more battles with the Slosher and things seem to be gelling. Finally. I think it's a combination of the weapon and having good squidmates.
I stay unsplatted for quite a while, which is impressive. I almost don't want to get in to trouble after the first splatting, in case it sets off a chain reaction of renewed sucking. Thankfully, I seem to actually be having a good battle.
Good job, squidmates. A good victory, good support, and I'm able to make a positive contribution to the battle.