1. Elder Dragon Yama Kurai
Truth be told, any number of monsters could have made this list and its number one spot. We felt the Yama Kurai is a unique monster, even among the elder dragons. The Yama Kurai floats with no visible supports, and it travels at an ominous and encroaching pace. Yama Kurai is filled with seeds that the player can destroy, causing damage to the elder dragon and pulling it down to ground level. The mechanics of the battle are fresh for Monster Hunter, and the experience of battling the Yama Kurai is one most hunters never forget. Since Monster Hunter is a series of games dedicated to hunters destroying ever increasing monsters, the bragging rights to each kill can’t get much higher than an elder dragon.