For players yearning for the thrill of boss battles, the Legendary Beasts mod satisfies their desire. By adding five new bosses, and five epic weapons, the makers of this mod have edged Minecraft closer than ever toward role-playing game territory. They have opened the game to a niche but loyal audience.
For example, Ender Lord lives in a pyramid made from End Stone. Players must locate the first temple randomly. However, after the first victory, a Sacred Stone will drop. The Sacred Stone acts as a guide for the adventurer and leads directly to the nearest temple.
Of Monsters and Men
New boss mobs populate the world of Minecraft. These are bosses in the truest sense of the word. Each has its own unique set of strengths, weaknesses and immunities. The Legendary Beasts mod for Minecraft adds
• Fire Demon• Ender Lord• Lightning Spirit• Snow Beast• Elf Hunter
The strengths for each mob fall along standard role-playing game tropes. Fire Demon does fire damage and Snow Beast throws ice. However, each boss has some creative characteristics that force the player to be equally creative during battle. For example, Ender Lord uses teleportation to switch places with the player and Lightning Spirit can only be damaged with bare hands or explosions.
Carry a Big Stick
Fighting bosses without reward is tantamount to in-game torture. The creators of Legendary Beasts mod for Minecraft understand this and have included commensurate loot. The three elemental beasts, fire, ice and lightning, drop a staves which launch the projectile specific to each beast. For example, the Lightning staff fires lightning. Whereas, Ender Lord drops the Ender Staff that grants short-distance teleportation and Elf Hunter drops a poison-dart gun.
While the number of changes that the Legendary Beasts mod makes to Minecraft is relatively small, its scope is game-changing. Adventurers should rejoice. There are monsters to be pummeled and treasure to be plundered.