Introduced in Update 24, some enemies gain randomized buffs on Hard and Elite difficulties in quests with effective level 5 and higher. These enemies are called Champions, and they have a visible crown above their head to mark them. Monster Champions do not appear in raids or wilderness areas.
- Hard normal monsters: 6%
- Elite normal monsters: 9%
- Hard Orange named monsters (mini-bosses): 33%
- Elite Orange named monsters (mini-bosses): 66% ( )
- BUG: As of Update 33 Red named and Purple named monsters are spawning as Champions. They appear to have the same odds to be Champions as Orange named monsters. The Update 33 Patch 1 Release Notes claimed that this had been corrected, but that was incorrect.
- Regular (yellow) champions have a chance to drop Mysterious Remnants.
- Mini-boss (orange) champions have a chance to drop a chest when defeated. Champion chests always include Mysterious Remnants.
- These chests don't follow the chest ransack mechanic.
- Drop rates:
- 33% chance to drop chest or remnants (and 66% during Double Remnant events) ( )
Basic champion buff
- Damage Boost - I deal extra damage. (All champions receive this.)
Damage over time
- On-hit damage over time POISON.
- On-hit damage over time ELECTRIC.
- On-hit damage over time ACID.
- On-hit damage over time Slash
- On-hit Sonic. - My attacks deal extra damage.
- On-hit Fire. - My attacks deal extra damage.
- On-hit Force. - My attacks deal extra damage.
- On-hit Light. - My attacks deal extra damage.
- On-hit Poison. - My attacks deal extra damage.
- On-hit - BLUDGEON.
- On Hit - Healing Debuff (-50 positive healing amplification)
- On-Hit - Slow Debuff
- On-Hit - Save Debuff (-2 to all saves)
- On-Hit - Vulnerability Debuff (take 1% more damage for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times, and loses one stack on expiration.)
- Haste - As per Haste Potion
- True Sight - Your sight pierces illusions and invisibility.
- Deathblock Effect - Protects against death effects.
- Dodge - You dodge some enemy attacks.
- Inertial Armor - extra AC
- Fortification Bypass - Ignores Fortification
- Second Wind - Upon dropping below half hit points, I deal greatly increased damage for a 6 seconds
- Absorb bludgeon + Absorb slash + Vulnerable to pierce
- Absorb bludgeon + Absorb pierce + Vulnerable to slash
- Absorb slash + Absorb pierce + Vulnerable to bludgeon
- Absorb Fire - Damage from a certain damage type is decreased.
- Absorb Acid - Damage from a certain damage type is decreased.
Champion crowns designate whether the Champion is Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3:
- A small yellow crown indicating it is Tier 1
- A medium orange crown indicating it is Tier 2
- A large red crown indicating it is a Tier 3
Champion buffs now randomly pick between a set of template themes after the Outer and Inner Planes where they get their boost, depending on difficulty:
- Champions do not appear on Normal.
- They are Tier 1 on Hard.
- Elite has Tiers 1 and 2
- Reaper goes up to Tier 3.
|Plane||Theme||Tier 1||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 3||Vulnerability|
|Aboreian||Arborea - Righteous Anger and Passion||True Sight||Short damage boost at half health||Mind Block||Second Wind||Great Sunder||None|
|Archeron||Archeron - Land of endless battle, pro melee/missile||Fortification||Great Sunder||Second Wind||Dodge Bypass||Fort Bypass||None|
|Beast Mark||Beast lands - animal instincts make me stronger, faster.||Dodge||Dodge bypass||True Sight||Second Wind||Fort Bypass||None|
|Cruel Soul||Gehena Plane - land of greed/ambition||Acid DoT||True Sight||Mind Block||2nd Acid DoT||?||None|
|Demon Soul||Abyss - chaotic demon||Resist lightning/poison||True Sight||On hit: Poison||Poison DoT||?||Good|
|Elemental Fury||Chaos Elemental - random elemental resistance and damage||Random Elemental Resist||On hit: random elemental damage||rand dw/knock/fom/Fortification||True Sight||Fire DoT||None|
|Fey Touched||Feywild - blurry, nimble and immune to enchants and illusions||Blur||True Sight||Enchantment Ward||Dodge||Save debuff||None|
|Flame Born||Fire - Fire||On hit: Fire||Fire Resist||Deathblock||Fire DoT||True Sight||Cold|
|Hero’s Soul||Ysgard - Valhalla ish - undying hero||Fortification||Dodge||Deathblock||Unyielding Sovereignty at half health||Knockdown Immunity||None|
|Infernal Pact||9 Hells - devil pact||Resist Fire/Poison||True Sight||Fortification Bypass||Fire DoT||Vulnerability||Good|
|Light Bearer||Mount Celestia - Heavenly & lawful||True Sight||Unyielding Sovereignty at half health||Deathblock||Uncanny Aim (always strike true)||On hit: Light||Negative|
|Mark of Chaos||Limbo - Chaos, I roll random effects||random effect||random effect||TBD||TBD||Lawful|
|Mark of Law||Mechanus - Lawful clockworks, machine-like thinking||On hit: uar||True Sight||Mind Block||Dodge Bypass||Deathblock||Chaos|
|Pandemonium||Pandemonium - I'm crazy, and I make you crazy||Mind Block||On hit: Slow||vulnerability on hit||Healing debuff||Displacement||Lawful|
|Shadow Marked||Shadow Fell....neg energy||Incorporeality||Resist Negative||Deathblock||Healing debuff||True Sight||Light|
|Skyborn||Air - lightning damage/Resist and Freedom of Movement||On hit: Electric||Resist lightning||Freedom of Movement||Electric DoT||?||Acid|
|Souless||Carceri - My soul is locked in the prison plane, won’t you join me?||On hit: Slow||True Sight||Save debuff||Uncanny Aim||None|
|Soul of Ice||Water - Freezing||On hit: Cold||cold Resist||On hit: Slow||Cold DoT||True Sight||Fire|
|Stoneguard||Earth - can't knock down and physically Resistant||Resist acid||Resist pierce/slash||Knockdown immunity||Vulnerability||True Sight||Electric|
|Styxian||Hades - Death, despair, don’t look back…||Deathblock||Resist Negative||On hit: Slow||Save debuff||Healing debuff||None|
During the Halloween event, Champions crowns show a little jack o'lantern under the usual crown of fire.