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! – David Harkness May 5 '16 at 18:26

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 '16 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. – Dave McClelland Apr 7 '16 at 22:24

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