Champion monsters are more powerful versions of regular monsters that appear randomly in the game world.
Champions can be distinguished from regular monsters by the blue colour of their name in the text that appears when they are targeted. The names of regular monsters appear in white.
All champions have higher maximum life than their regular counterparts. They also feature additional properties chosen randomly from a pool of affixes. A champion can have no more than one prefix and one suffix.
In the screenshot to the right, the Elder Goatman champion has the 'Angry' prefix and the 'Lamprey' suffix which give him the special abilities listed below his name.