After a couple of games in stage 2 i have noticed that sometimes the monster instantly gains full armor. I have experienced this on 3 seperate occasions with 3 different monsters.
Case 1: Gorgon. Caught mid evolution to stage 2 was battered by Torvald mortars and Hank orbital barrage during its evolution, after it stopped evolving we domed it and 3 seconds later it downed our Caira. As soon as Caira went down the armorbar was instantly full. Needless to say we lost in the “Doomdome” as it became.
Team: Torvald, Hank, Caira, Abe.
Case 2: Wraith. Caught just after stage 3 evolution, lost all its armor in combat with us. However after the first dome timer reduction, caused by hp % dam, it suddenly had full armor again.
Team: Hyde, Bucket, Caira, Maggie.
Case 3: Elder Kraken. Tried to troll camp us out of spawn, it did however not succeed. As it was retreating we domed it and it suddenly got full armor again.
Team: Hyde, Bucket, Rogue Val, Griffin.