while I was testing something else with Malosi’s special I came across this weird scenario (I have it recorded if proof is needed):
Telluria - despite having Malosi’s special on her - was able to activate her paladin talent and get the 25% defense bonus. Shouldn’t that also be blocked by Malosi’s special?
The same would probably account for other talent classes as well, e.g. Barbarian and Sorcerer.