These elementals had the ability, pre-AoS, to destroy equipment, and this feature was supposed to have been removed. However, over the last 6 months, I've lost 2 pair of +5 mining gloves, 2 pairs of sleeves, 1 gorget, and (last night) a leather cap while fighting them. All of the leather items were crafted by me, and had at least half their durability left when destroyed. There was no message of it occurring - the items simply disappeared (usually not noticed during combat, unless the item caused damage to signifcantly rise from lowering of resists). In most of the cases, I didn't die, so there was no way the items were looted, either. (I mine with gargoyle pickaxes only in the Non-Fel facets, so that eliminates thieves as well). Could this be related to some other creatures exhibiting powers they are supposed to no longer have (on rare occasions, Skeletal wyrms still spawn that can cause pets to go wild, for example - right in the middle of a string of them, before and after, that function as the current version of the creature)? Since many things, such as Human Brigands, spawn in 2-4 varieties (2 strength levels, and 2 sexes, for example, resulting in at least 1 out of a group of 4 brigands not being in the "Enemy of One" effect), is it possible that there are variants of these monsters also popping, that still have the old powers?