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From NPC rank:

  • "While many unique veterans act as boss figures in events, personal story, or in secluded areas in the persistent world,"
  • "Champions are often unique and slaying them can be the sole focus of a single event or a boss encounter"
  • "while legendary bosses in dungeons pose considerable threat on their own and usually take much longer to put down"
  • "Epic or "World Boss" refers to the massive creatures in the world"

I think that qualifies as including it somewhere. Felix Omni Signature.png 16:39, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, but boss is not a rank, it's a role of a monster that needs to be defeated in order to progress with the task in question, and identified on the map by the "specific foe that must be vanquished" icon during events. Mediggo 17:04, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
That is a fair point; if this is going to be an article on its own, it should include that icon and designation, which I guess you could say marks an enemy as a "boss" and not just as a champion or veteran. Felix Omni Signature.png 17:58, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Those are only event bosses. A boss is a general term to refer any enemy that can be considered a foe tougher than normal foes. That's basically any enemy with a rank higher than normal. ArenaNet uses "world boss" and "boss" interchangeably. We also have a "mega world boss", which typically refers to the boss of a zone (typically legendary or epic) and gives the Bonus Chest.--Relyk ~ talk > 14:07, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I wouldn't consider most veterans to be bosses. They may be tougher than normal creatures, but they're too common to be anything special. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 14:34, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
There are also many champion rank foes which are virtually no different from normals in terms of abilities or attack patterns, such as champ ice wurms. Mediggo 14:47, 30 April 2013 (UTC)