Elasticsearch Output: Node outages

Hi,
Can anyone tell me how the elasticsearch output handles a subset of it's elasticsearch hosts being down? Should I take the bad hosts out or does logstash handle it seamlessly?

Regards,
David

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/logstash/current/plugins-outputs-elasticsearch.html#plugins-outputs-elasticsearch-hosts

If given an array it will load balance requests across the hosts specified in the hosts parameter.

That should also state that if it cannot contact a node it'll ignore it and try the next in the list.