Was doing some testing, I always knew kraken had a ridiculous stealth pounce-
But holy pewp
I didnt expect
For him to be able to snag you from 27’ish meters away (You get repositioned during the pounce, thus why im dragged 9 meters forward in the second shot).
Tested goliath and behemoth as well, their ranges are about 3-4’ish meters shorter (Meteor goliath to be specific, dont know if this makes a difference. Didnt test wraith).
Just thought people might find this interesting.
Protip: During our testing, we actually noticed that due to krakens physical pounce animation, you can actually snag them from FURTHER away if you aim slightly to the right of the hunter youre intending to grab. His animation juts him out at a bit of an angle- Compensating for this added a couple of meters to his pounce range.
Edit for clarification:
I thought this clear, but maybe not. I was explicitly testing the range of krakens pounce (and other monsters) when these screen shots were taken. I didnt simply look back on a random screen shot and go “the hell?..”. We started at ranges of 20 meters, and backed away 1 meter at a time until he could no longer grab me. He could reliably (as in 100% of the time) grab me at 27 meters (And 100% of the time, i got dragged forward about 9 meters), and was unable to grab me at 28 meters.
After we had repeated this process numerous times, I purposefully pinged him, and took a screen shot- With the intent on sharing my finds with people here who might be curious. The second screen shot was to show he COULD grab me from there, and how far it dragged me out of place when he did. People have often complained about krakens pounce range, and how much further than it was compared to the other monsters- I was just confirming this and getting some solid evidence/numbers for people who were curious.
Kraken was the last monster we tested, and I took the screen shots merely because of how surprised I was by the range he was getting vs the other monsters. Thus I dont have pictures of the other monsters, id be glad to update with more results later if people are interested in such a thing.