I have to disagree with you. The tasks to get the elite skin aren’t elite. They are nothing more than a grind, and to earn this skin without actively going out of your way could easily take you a year, or perhaps more depending on luck.
I’ve grabbed all 3 of the monster elite skins, but I dont feel anymore elite. All I did was grind them out in defense missions. Doesn’t feel very elite to me honestly. Just another grind for the sake of it. Tho I am pleased enough with the skins to have considered it worth the effort I put in.
With Goliath I remember having to only breath fire when enemies were in the air. This was by far the worst thing to grind out. I literally set the hunters to die instantly when they went down in defend, and then respawn within 15 secs so that I could breath fire on them on their way down. Then I killed them all as fast as possible and waited for the drop ship. Rinse and repeat. Probably took me 3 or so hours. This isn’t elite. This is a damn chore. For his Rock Throw I just grabbed a rock and waited for the AI to jump. Also a damn chore.
For Wraith’s abductions I went to a custom hunt game in Distillery and literally flew around the reactor at stage 3 pointing abductions toward the ground until I did all 225. Yes…225. What fun. Not to mention the grab mechanic on abduction is so inconsistent I’m convinced its broken and in need of repair.
As for Kraken I’d like to direct my method directly to you OP since you are understandably daunted at the amount they want. What I did was select the first map in defend(I believe its the first that is. The one that takes place outside at night with the last power source being deep underground)I destroyed the first power source as quickly as possible and then proceeded down that short hallway towards the next generator. You stop at the end of that very short hallway and you spam vortex at the hunters until your minions destroy the 2nd generator by themselves. Then you proceed towards the final generator which has a much longer and wider hallway heading downward and you repeat until time expires. Make sure you take CD reduction perk, and change the settings to favor the monster as well as give hunters infinite strikes. Also make sure that you dont accidentally down everyone. Leave one hunter to get everyone else up should they go down. Do this and you should be able to average 60-70+ a run. This is how I got Kraken done, and it was actually the easiest and fastest one for me once I figured this out.
There you have it. Not very “Elite” ways of obtaining the elite skins. The only test of skill these provide is a test of your patience for BS grinding methods. These methods are a truly poor excuse of skill as it actually pertains to the character, and the numbers they request are deliberately enormous just because.
I dont regret having done it all, but I’m not gonna sit here and pretend I had a blast doing it and that its not just a huge grind for grindings sake.