1. Long range Scout: Raptors, due to their speed and pack buff, make great scouts if you can get more than 2. The only creature in the early-game that outclasses it in scouting is the Ptera, which can fly so has a distinct advantage (level Health and Movement Speed).
2. Light Cavalry Brigade: PvP servers only. Raptors have a very weird hitbox. By my investigations it seems that they can have either a big hitbox or a small hitbox. Regardless, a pack of these can be used to soften up the regular defenses of a base on PvP while your tankier tames soak up the turrets. Obviously combined with armor from saddles they are a force to be reckoned with (level Health and Melee).
3. Storage? Yep, the Raptor can make a very good storage box for meat, since most carnivores give meat a longer spoil time. But I like to use the Raptor for collecting spoiled meat to make narcotics (level weight if you want...meat doesn't weigh that much lol).
4. Attack Dogs. A pack of Raptors is vicious. I'm sure we all have stories of how we first encountered these things and were torn to shreds by them in the early game. If you can harness that power for yourself, you are a force to be reckoned with because of their high DPS! (level Melee Damage and a little Health).
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Not enough raptors, we need Dromaeosaurus, Pyroraptor, and Dakotaraptor. These variants are rarer, a tiny bit less strong, and smaller except the Dakotaraptor, although I want them to have unique abilities. Dromaeosaurus should have a “latch on” ability, Pyroraptor should breath and light up a flammable gas to make it look like it’s breathing fire, and Dakotaraptor should be more cautious, curious, and patient than our regular Utahraptor, as it is big as the Utahraptor.
Dromaeosaurus = Small
Pyroraptor = A little bit smaller than Utahraptor (Rideable)
Don’t listen to that goofy ahh lvl 20 uncle who said that there isn’t pack buff on mobile, yes there is it’s just not on raptors or compys the ones I know that have pack buff on mobile it’s allosaurus and dire wolves
Raptors are essentially better Dilos. Whe lacking the poisonous blinding spit of a Dilo, they have a much better DPS due to their speed. In groups of three or more they benefit from a pack boost, and in groups of at least four I notice they tend to take on bigger threats on the Ark (notably Sarcos and Kapros). Plus their pounce ability is not to be overlooked.
In short, tame Dilos for the early game, but Raptors as you move into mid game.
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