I have a pair of knee pads that provide an 8% bonus "Protection from Elites."

How can I tell which NPCs are "Elite" mobs?

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    Keep in mind that according to the April 29th State of the Game, this bonus is still bugged and increases the damage you receive from elites! May 5, 2016 at 18:26

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According to a couple sources, elite enemies are those with yellow/gold HP bars. Named enemies also have yellow HP bars and would presumably also fall into this category.

  • I wonder about Named. At first I was under impression that they are Named Elites, but the wording on some bonuses is Elites or Named enemies, which would suggest that Named are not automatically Elites.
    – vartec
    Apr 7, 2016 at 19:32
  • @vartec Yeah, it wasn't immediately obvious. Based on my own observations, I think that they do count, but that's very un-scientific and I'm not at all confident. I'd like to see some more definitive information, but can't find any sources either way. Apr 7, 2016 at 22:24

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