So this scenario happened recently.
Guardian of Peace A with a shield
Guardian of Peace B with no shield
Ed-74 Communications droid ready
Guardian A gets hit with 2 damage by a strike.
1 is transferred to Guardian B
Can Guardian A use the shield, then use ED-74 ability to give a new Shield to Guardian B and then that guardian use the shield to reduce the 1 damage?
At first I wasn't sure it was possible because past FFG answers led to me believe that step 3 of the damage resolution (Page 8 FAQ) happened simultaneously for both units when damage was split using protect. Thus you checked both units for shields and then removed them. But after rereading multiple times the timing rules and past answers to other damage resolution questions I'm not so sure and I'm starting to think it's possible.
Thanks for your time
Guardian of the peace
Protect Character. (If a Character card you control would be damaged, you may place the damage on this unit instead.)
ED74 Communications droid:
Reaction: After you remove or discard a shield from a unit, focus this unit to place that shield on a different target friendly unit.
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