Sudden armor gain on Monsters


#1

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.


#2

I noticed this in the game I just had.

I’m not a veteran player or anything so I just assumed I was missing something but while playing the Monster it announced that the Monster’s armour had been destroyed but when I looked up I still had near full armour (this was mid-fight).


#3

Just for clarity, are you positive this was not from “armor channeling”? Where they sit behind cover for a few seconds and their armor starts to regen rapidly?


#4

Yes i am certain.
In my first experience i was reloading after emptying my autoshotgun in its face.
In the second i did not have a visual of the monster as i had just ducked behind cover for an abduction, i was only out of LOS for 5 or 6 seconds. However the monster was standing in vision of my turrets as they where continiually shooting at it.
In the third case i had a harpoon in its “arse” as griffin would say.


#5

Did this happen after an Evolve?

I had a match yesterday where it looked like the armor a Monster gets after an Evolve was delayed when we caught him on an Evolve. It was a Meteor Goliath when I saw it.


#6

If possible do you guys think you can grab some video of this? It would be really helpful. Either way I’ll note this down and we will try to get a repro on it.


#7

It might be something related to this actually.

I think if you fight straight after evolving then the armour is possibly delayed or something along those lines.


#8

Pretty sure it has to do with an Evolving Monster, I’ll record any games I play to see if I can get footage next time.

I caught a MG on evolve and he got up and started fighting, health going down and then about 15-20 seconds later his armor meter just started going up mid-fight.


#9

I figured based on your description, but it’s good to be sure.


#10

Honestly I’ve seen this too, but I don’t think it’s a bug.

Check Kala Armor Reducer.


#11

Well, it’s not Kala, because she wasn’t in your teams at the time.

So - I mean… it was probably just regeneration.