Have you thought about/tried Yumi and Michelle (in place of Raven) for active skill AP gain? You can then use Laopo’s active exhaust first round and still generate enough AP for her to AR round 3.
I don’t have Laopo ascended yet (I used Shawn just for the 85 AR stand-in), and taking out Raven may be a stretch, but for discussion’s sake…
Laopo active skill, others hit normal, Shield toon shields
Yumi and Laopo (needs huge AP weap) hit normal first [order is important so that they both get the AP boost], then use Michelle active, Camila normal hit, Shield shields
Yumi active skill (puts Laopo over the top on AP), Camila AR to grant focus, Laopo AR on lead toon, Michelle normal hit (ready to AR next round), Shield shields
Yumi and Michelle AR, etc, etc
Again, can’t really try this myself under fire yet, but Michelle is a much more accessible toon than Raven. Firepower and control are better with Michelle, but Raven’s heal (and elusive) would be tough to give up. Maybe it’s just a flavor-variant to use specifically against Doc teams? I also don’t know that I’d use exhaust more than that initial turn; AP numbers might get all out of sync and cause too much randomness/attention. But with the two active AP boosters, it should be even easier to keep Laopo ARing every three turns.
Thanks for the post! Love seeing creative ideas being offered, versus people just offering creative belly-aching!