I can’t find a post on this, apologies if one exists.
I’ve had the same problem on both accounts now. When attacking a temple guard base with a Hunter with steal essence destroying the first couple of towers on the first island is not triggering steal essence.
On each occasion the dragon matched the element of the Island - Rizar on the earth island, Consurgens on the fire island.
Both accounts are on android devices, both on 4.61 3.
Anyone else had this too?