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What do the different colors of enemies' names mean?

When you are finished with Diablo 3 on Nightmare, blue and yellow enhanced enemies are common...

But what exactly decides if an enemy shines in yellow or blue?

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Blue enemies are Champions, which are stronger versions of normal monsters with special properties and buffs. They often appear in small packs.

Yellow enemies are known as "Rare" monsters -- randomly-generated strong monsters with special names, and accompanied by a handful of white "minion" monsters of the same type. If the Rare monster has buffs, its Minions will share those buffs as well.

Aside from being stronger, Champion/Rare monsters will usually drop above-average loot.

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Diablo 3 actually refers to the Yellow monsters as Elites. – red May 24 '12 at 22:03

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