Explosive Volleys can be detonated by pawn strikes (not arrows), or by the Arisen themselves.
Cursed Dragon dead in 24 seconds, only Explosive Volley used, party undamaged
Pawns will strike the explosive rivets laid out by the Arisen in order to detonate them. The Arisen may also strike them with a Cutting Wind follow up combination for devastating results.
Magick Archer vs 2 Frostwyrms (using Explosive Volley).
Weak against Fire, Frostwyrms are especially susceptible to explosions. Deploy explosive rivets near its heart and allow pawns to detonate them with melee attacks. The Arisen can also combo Explosive Volley with Cutting Wind.