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I noticed sometimes when I meet an elite (yellow name) in Diablo 3 their name reflects their affixes. I had found something on a wiki but I can't seem to find it anymore.

Can someone explain it to me please?

Edit: Here it is, I found the page I was talking about.

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  • I don't think there is any connection between Elite's name and his affixes. Would you mind providing a bit more info? Something like names and affixes of the Elites
    – Novarg
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 11:36
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    They don't. Names are random for elites and champions. The only ones with set names are uniques.
    – Frank
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 12:21
  • @fbueckert I don't think its totally random, such as the rare weapon names aren't totally random as some of it is based on the affix on the weapon. I.e. gluttonous for anything with life on hit
    – l I
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 18:04
  • maybe its pure coincidence but I ran into 2 monsters with the 'hoard' affix called Alot <something or the other> last night.
    – l I
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 18:05
  • @yx There's a finite amount of prefixes and suffixes available, for both elites, or rare items. Rare item names ARE completely random; just check the AH for Life on Hit items; there won't be any rhyme or reason to them. Elites might slightly different, but the amount of names available is smaller than it is for items; I'd suspect it's coincidence.
    – Frank
    Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 18:16

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The gamepedia page says that there are eight prefixes and eight suffixes that indicate particular affixes (Fast and Frozen).

+-------------+-----------------------+
|            Fast                     |
+-------------+-----------------------+
| Prefix      | Suffix                |
+-------------+-----------------------+
| Valafar     | Swiftspite            |
| Breakneck   | the Quickened         |
| Kazfiel     | , Dispatcher of Faith |
| Hastus      | Siezefrenzy           |
+-------------+-----------------------+

+-------------+-----------------------+
|           Frozen                    |
+-------------+-----------------------+
| Prefix      | Suffix                |
+-------------+-----------------------+
| Deumos      | the Embalmed          |
| Marax       | the Ice Lord          |
| Chulock     | Winterfang            |
| Shiverstark | Soulfreeze            |
+-------------+-----------------------+

So if you see a rare named Alot Swiftspite, then you know that it has the Fast affix. Similarly Chulock, Crippler of Princes would have the Frozen affix. I suppose that Kazfiel the Ice Lord would be both Fast and Frozen. Not sure if that ever happens.

That page also has a long list of prefixes and suffixes that it says are randomly assigned and mean nothing.

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