The damage reduction this skill has (30% chance to miss from elite) - is that only for the 3 seconds or does it last until the monster or you die (like when you die they reset hp and probably any curses)

And please confirm - elites includes champions (blue packs) and unique (yellow)... not include bosses like butcher or the purple ones etc... right?

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    I beleive the 30% miss chance only lasts for the 3 seconds the blind lasts on other eamies, but haven't tested, so not 100% sure.
    – Valadil
    Jul 18, 2012 at 5:02
  • Elites includes any rare/unique/superunique enemy, including bosses, champions, uniques, etc
    – kalina
    Jul 18, 2012 at 8:26
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    Also, to get your nomenclature right : - Champions are blue - Rares are yellow - Uniques and Bosses are Purple
    – Nigralbus
    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:31

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Missed attacks and damage reduction last 3 seconds - the length of the skill.

Elites include all special enemies - Any enemy whose name isn't white is considered an elite. The community has generally summed up elites to mean this. Bosses are called bosses to differentiate them being an act-ending elite.

  • do elites still have the built in cc reduction that they used to have pre 2.0?
    – l I
    May 28, 2014 at 16:41
  • @z' You get diminishing returns on cc. You'll notice that you can't knockup heavy elites or cc any act-ending boss. Here is a forum post that also links to the developer blog about elite cc us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11883238503
    – FoxMcCloud
    May 28, 2014 at 16:54

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