One of my favorite boss battles in recent history was with the juggernaut of Monster Hunter Tri, Jhen Moran. And I always loved the idea of having to actually 'board' a creature in order to defeat it. Hence the Beast!
Definitely an endgame scenario. Not only do you have to worry about him submerging into lava while you're on top of him, his magma rock attacks, and the attacks of the imps he summons (with a terrible screech) around him, but you can't even hurt the damn thing until you open up a section of its body with a pick. (And only Nightmare or above works.)
The rewards, of course, would have to be very high. I thought an Obsidian armor set would look very neat, but the real prize would be crafting a scythe weapon.
Yes, yes. Scythes are one of the most impractical, overused, cliché not-even-really-a-weapons of all time. And you know what. I freaking love 'em. So DEAL I SAY, DEAL.
p.s. That bit about the fire imp at the end is so true
p.p.s. You also predicted obsidian armor. GG man GG.
I really wish they did exist, Since "The Beast" reminds me of Jan Mohran from MH Tri (Yes, I am a very Avid Monster hunter pro) And I'd like to really love to ride on that bad boys back and mine to get any viable weak points to come up!
With the Grub form first,the Ledgehead next,and the Lava Croc last
It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion.The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.
The advantage to this is that you don't have to pick and choose which one you want--horned beast, lava-croc, grub monster! Compromise? To Heaven with compromise, 'cause we ain't havin' none of that in Hell!
and the voodoo ones
me: ha got you *doll falls in laver* me: noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
4/4 Ledge-Head Version (music pick off its Armour to damage)
3/4 Abomination Version( If picked off all of its obsidian Armour)
1/2 Lava-Croc Version
And perhaps he could summon a few minions Like Some mini beasts that torture people with the obsidian skin and water walking potion.