The Elites are the most savage and well known race in the galaxy. They are complealy different as when we want to heal they want to kill, when we want to build cities they want to destroy them. The Elites are powerful for these resons, they can fly, they have a huge acid/eletricity gun (lightsabers cannot block) on one arm and an electro bolter and E.M.P on the other (not that they have arms), their shell/armour is a new metal which we know nothing about and conventional wepons will not brake through (conventional wepons = bullets, plasma, laser and lightsabers). They are protected by honey comb matrix x-k7 prototype shield which is invisible to the human eye. The Elites you see are two different types first (on the left) is a terminator Elite (the terminator type has two Elite hybrids inside) and on the right there is the normal troop case.
The backs, there weekest point. The Terminator Elite has the yellow shield generator on his back, the troop Elite has it inside. The shield is to heavy for a minifig to carry.