Elites are stronger monster encounters that are marked separately from normal ones on the map. Defeating an elite will grant you a random relic, 25-35 gold, a card reward and add a score bonus. Depending on the strength of one's deck, fighting elites may not always be a good idea, but the relics they grant can be very powerful.
Playing in Ascension Mode will make elites more common, as the Ascension 1 modifier makes them more common. In addition, higher ascension levels will make elites stronger and tougher.
Relics that affect elite encounters:
- Black Star: Instead of dropping 1 random relic, defeated elites will instead drop 2 random relics.
- Sling of Courage: The player will start each elite combat with 2 Strength.
- Preserved Insect: All enemies found in elite rooms will start combat with 25% less HP.
- Slaver's Collar: During Boss and Elite combats, gain Energy at the start of your turn.
Act I[edit | edit source]
Act II[edit | edit source]
Act III[edit | edit source]
Act IV[edit | edit source]
Elite Buffs[edit | edit source]
After unlocking Act 4, until the Emerald Key is obtained, one of the elites in each Act will appear as a burning elite icon. This 'super elite' will receive one of the following buffs, and it will drop the Emerald Key when defeated.