ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
What is a raptor used for? raptor battling strategies in ARK: Survival Evolved.
Well this may be a bit of taming, a bit of utility, a bit of encountering? (Maybe a story too idk)
Anyways so I go and tame this lvl 34 raptor, and I go into its inventory to get it a saddle and I hear these large footsteps and next thing I know a carno is on me and my raptor jumps out of nowhere and mauls him, and it saved mg life! (Carno was lvl 20) So these guys are strong enough to take on a carno right after taming (so low ish on health) with enough health to just have a few scratched (I think that it had average health)
So maybe bring a raptor or two if you wanna go find some carnos
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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Utility Roles for Raptor:
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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Raptor Taming List(in tiers):
Regular Tier (Levels 1, 10 and so on and so fourth):
Easy. Someone about the same level with its exact same health just a little faster than it can do it. Protect it well though, because one wrong move and your little friend is… well, inside something elses stomach, probably.
Requires: Bola, at least 10% more speed than the raptor itself, and a club or slingshot with rocks
Medium Tier (Levels 30, 50 and onwards)
You probably broke a sweat, because this one’s torpor capacity was a little higher, and it probably almost got out of that fancy bola of yours! This one’s also a toughie though, considering the slightly higher level.
Requirements: Same as regular, with slightly higher health this time and 30% faster in the event that it breaks out of the bola and you cant land the final tranq
Experienced/High Tier(Levels 70/80, 100 and onwards)
Hopefully you know what you’re doing, because that could’ve gone WAY worse. More torpor, more melee, more health, more problems until tamed.
Requirements: Ascendant Bow, as torpor scales with damage dealt. Bola as usual, bio toxin, and toxicant arrows if possible. Clubs will no longer cut it, much less slingshots.
DAAAAYUM Tier(Levels 200-250, 300 and onwards): High level raptors are like new cars; they last a long time and under the right care are ready whenever you need them, but are also somewhat pricy (resource wise) to tame.
Requirements: Same as experienced/high level tier, with the exception that toxicant arrows should be much more preferrable despite how long it takes to craft/obtain them.
Mastercraft Tier (levels 400 and onwards until 500): Whoa. The raptor you just tamed is armed to absolute TEETH. Better get an Ascendant saddle for it, since for whatever reason Ascendant is better than Mastercraft, which is odd. Also don’t- HEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING DON’T POUNCE M—
Requirements: Same as the other 2 tiers (before this one).
Champion Tier(Eerie Raptor, Especially higher levels)
This one didn’t come easy, lemme tell ‘yah. After all, it wasn’t the easy things that got you to the point of earning this one… IT WAS THE ONES THAT FELT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE! But alas, you survived the dungeon, did the deed, and now you have a raptor of a rare breed.
Requirements: These arent for just anyone. You must survive the dungeons or you cannot take the implant with, meaning that rather than just one more tame, this raptor, as well as any other creature with the “Eerie Effect” is to be treated as a “living trophy” of sorts. Only the worthy survivors will ever get this. So sorry folks, but until you can survive a dungeon, these creatures are outta your league. If you can survive the dungeons however, the rest of the procedure is simply revival, and which-ever procedure corresponds to its tier/level.
“Rare Gem” Tier: While breeding, you hatched a raptor that looks absolutely INSANE! Raptors of this color scheme cannot be found naturally, so you have found quite the prize. Keep an eye on it for now though; as this one’s gonna be hungry for a while and wants some attention.
Requirements: Breed 2 pre-existing raptors of opposite gender, and hatch an egg. If the parents already came from breeding to begin with, especially mutliple generations of breeding, you’ll probably have a higher chance of getting something amazing.
There. Every type of raptor that you can possibly obtain. Thanks for the read.
TLC patch coming March 2018 adding a pack bonus wherein the leader roars and the pack gains damage resistance, movement speed, and attack speed buff for 15 seconds with a 45 second cooldown, will also gain a pounce and pin move similar to Thylocoleo which can be used on small creatures or players. Kill it to escape.