Devs, Auto Balance buffs Defend minions?


I would be interested in confirmation that the auto balance bonus buffs the health / damage reduction and damage dealt by the monster’s minion waves in addition to the monster. I was in a 2 point monster auto balance game with monster minions, and I poured an ungodly amount of fire into the minions as assault and support and could not bring the first two down until the second generator had suffered significant damage.

Can anyone at Turtle Rock confirm this feature?