well this should explain everything this is from the chaotic comprehenvive rules under the steps of combat section
Phases in the Combat Substep
The phases in the combat substep occur in the following order:
Engagement, Reveal Battlegear, Beginning of Combat, Initiative, Strike Phase
Engagement: The two Creatures in combat are now considered “engaged” for the duration of the combat. There is no priority point in this substep. Effects which trigger when creatures become engaged wait until the Beginning of Combat substep to go on the burst.
Reveal Battlegear: Any engaged Creature with a face down Battlegear has that Battlegear turned face up. There is no priority point in this substep. Effects which trigger when Battlgear is revealed wait until the Beginning of Combat substep to go on the burst.
Beginning of Combat: Any effects which are generated by the beginning of combat, Creatures becoming engaged, Battlegear being revealed, or a Creature being intercepted are now added to the Burst with the Active player adding his/her effects first. The Active player then receives priority. When both players pass in order on an empty burst (see 8.2), the game progresses to the Initiative phase
so as you see ikkatosh's triggered abitly goes into the burst of any flip effects, become engaged effects and start of combat effects. This is a burst so both players can respond to it with effects. since step 7.2.1 now treats both creatures as engaged Qwun can use his expend effect which then eventually resolves followed along with all the other effects including ikkatosh which when checking for no elements now sees Qwun has no element because he used it to pay for his ability and Qwun gains 20 energy.
fun fact: because of this you can use something like Qwun sandstorm shroud to use Qwun's effect and then get your air right back if that's what your into
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