This is a suggestion for a fatality finisher move during a fight not a replacement for the pounce attack as the pounce attack is useless during a firefight with the monster where people are already engaged. Please read the ENTIRE post before commenting no TLDR will work because confusion as to what this actually is is too high. Thanks for commenting.
When watching some videos of Goliath gameplay I noticed something interesting. It seems when a hunter is at very low health or 1 hit to knock down the Goliath is able to pick someone up and smash them on the ground. Can someone clarify this because I’m not sure how it works.
What came into my head when thinking about this though is that while picking up a hunter like that and smashing him as a finisher maybe there could be some sort of fatality blow where if the other hunters aren’t dealing damage to Goliath for a second or two while grab-smashing a hunter, the Goliath may opt to pick up and start to eat the hunter whole instead. If at any moment the hunters deal damage to Goliath during this time he proceeds to smash the hunter onto the ground as per to the normal downing move. There could be a fatality move variant for every other monster as well.
What do you guys think?
EDIT: Ok for clarification purposes since this seems to be confusing people.
The Goliath may only grab someone when they are 1 hit away from being downed or at EXTREMELY low health.
Any damage dealt to Goliath will immediately stop him from devouring the hunter and instead cause him to smash the hunter to the ground and down him normally completely cancelling the devour fatality move.
This new move will keep the down mechanic completely unchanged. It just adds an extra opportunity for Goliath to devour someone whole and gain an advantage in a fight if the hunters are uncoordinated or if the Goliath uses some strategy to separate the hunters and down them during the fight.
This move will leave no body if succesfull in devouring a hunter.
Any damage will stop Goliath from devouring and only down the hunter or kill him if he has 2 strikes but still leaving a body.
Time required to devour a body using the fatality finisher about 1 or 2 seconds. Subject to variation.
Goliath is unable to use the fatality finisher on downed hunters waiting for help from their allies.
Goliath will have to devour the body of a downed hunter normally by waiting for the bleed out if he wants to remove them from the map.