Shield Drone Anticipating Rock Throw Before Hunter Has Been Hit Once


I and others have noticed that Sunny’s shield drone often shields a hunter from a Rock Throw even when the hunter was not struck previously. In other words, the hunter gets shielded from the Rock Throw regardless of whether he/she was the last one attacked or not. Is this intentional?

Some have suggested that this is because Rock Throw actually does damage in two separate units, and the shield drone activates for the second unit of damage. Whatever the case, it seems unfair to block or even reduce the damage of the Rock Throw as dealing burst damage seems critical to working around Sunny’s drone.