Elite Creatures are powerful enemies to meet on the battlefield!
They can be identified by the health bar over their pawn on the battle map, indicating that they must be bested in combat several times to be fully defeated and removed from the battle map.
Each victory against an Elite Creature will yield rewards, but striking the final blow has the potential to deliver even greater or rarer prizes!
You can check on the remaining health and any rewards earned by viewing your battle reports in the Message Center.
Remember multiple players can attack the same elite creature. If you time your marches just right, you may be able to steal the defeating blow (and rewards!) out from under another player.
If a creature is defeated before you arrive, your troops will march to the coordinates and then return to your keep. No battle report will be generated in this case.
Some Elite enemies will have weaknesses or strengths to certain troop types, or weaknesses to buffs that will make them easier to defeat. Make sure to check out the enemy and event descriptions for more information!