I noticed weapons to be much less involved with what enemy rank/type was carrying it in D2, like the annoying acolyte carrying a boomer or the 2-shot knight coming at you with a shredder?!?
I know it's pretty consistent that the yellow bar enemies carry more powerful weapons, but don't pay an immense amount of attention to those specifics. Though none of your focus was on their weapons, i am curious if you would say the yellow bars always have the same weapon? Or do they vary as mush as the lower ranks now do?