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I just got a weapon that has the following attribute: "4% extra damage against elites".

Does this also apply when I am fighting bosses?

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Elite monsters are any monster which have special attributes not normally found on their base type. Champions, Rares, and also Superunique monsters are all considered "elite".

Source: http://www.diablowiki.net/Elite

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Well according to the diablo wiki (not sure how "respected" this is) .

A Monster

Elite: Tough. Stronger attacks. Or both.

"Designed to make the player pause and think. High damage attack, high hit points, etc. Something different. Scary and dangerous, more so than the lieutenant. "

And bosses

Bosses (technically known as "SuperUniques") are specially named and located enemies who may have different, unique graphics and special story importance.

This would imply that a boss counts as an elite.

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