I was thinking if that was maybe intended, but then i notice Tough is added up. And even if it is, it is more useful and clear if the Def value change to total value for the unit - so 3+ in this case. Then remove the "defense +1" notion from special rules line to avoid confusion.
Dragon should increase defense by 2.
all giant units have 2+ defense. And in the army books it is listed that manticore and dragon grant +2 defense.
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Def 4+, so with Defense +1 I add 1 point to result on the dice, 3 on dice become 4. Its the same as Def 3+, but with more calculations, special rules and lines of text.
Only difference i can think of is, if i roll 6 on dice, then i can achieve result 7. Or if i roll 1, it becomes 2 - so if my hero has innate 2+ Defense, he can become invulnerable to all non AP attacks when he mount a manticore - in theory, because who would agree for such rules interpretation during game?
I suggest that Defense upgrade from mount should be included in profile Defense.