Load balancing a tie-breaker

Hi - I am hosting my Elasticsearch cluster on AWS and following best advice in the docs I have a setup with 2 r3.xlarge instances with a t2.small instance acting as a tie-breaker and min_master set to 2. I have read that it is advisable to load balance the instances to try avoid a hot node but my question is should I include the tie-breaker in the load balancer or just balance across the larger data nodes? Many thanks for any advice, could not see this explicitly mentioned in the docs.

Just do it on the two data nodes.

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Thanks as ever for the quick and helpful response Mark