Just crafted my first ever Elite rune, dark bulwark, figuring I'd put it on Shade.
Final stats: Defense 621 + 315 = 936, Heath 789, ooh, and a bonus 14% damage penetration against Goblins.
Vs a regular Superior Bulwark dark rune I already have on Shade: Defense 536 + 263 (total 799), Health 615, and 5% chance to life steal
So an extra 137 defense (17% more), 174 health (28% more), and a useless 4th stat.
Is this the sort of thing I can expect from Elite runes, or did I just get unlucky? Given the cost of materials and gems, I though I was going to get something outstanding. This 4th stat is just an insult after all the work involved to get it.