Alpha Raptor

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Alpha Raptor.png
Alpha Raptor
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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Alpha Raptor
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png 194.0
August 7, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon MegaRaptor_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Raptor/MegaRaptor_Character_BP.MegaRaptor_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
530 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat

 
 Uncommon
 
 Very Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Very Rare

 
 Rare
 
 Very Rare

The Alpha Raptor is one of the Alpha Predators in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

The Alpha Raptor is a bigger, stronger version of a Raptor which rarely spawns throughout the island. In addition to their own strength, they also buff the damage and resistance of any nearby wild carnivores. They pose a significant threat to any players who aren't fully prepared to encounter one.

Defeating an Alpha Raptor grants a large amount of XP and gives all nearby players a Rex Bone Helmet Skin.png Rex Bone Helmet. They also frequently drop recipes, high-quality weapons and armor, and various other items.

Alpha Raptors do not drop normal raw meat when harvested. Instead, they give very large quantities of Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Alpha Raptor is much like the normal Raptor. They move extremely fast and do large amounts of damage. This makes fleeing from one difficult, so it is not advisable to get into a fight with one unless you're prepared to see the battle through. The Alpha Raptor has an enormous amount of health like the Alpha Rex and Alpha Carno. It can easily destroy non-metal buildings, so it is not advisable to hide from or fight one from inside your base if it is not built to withstand one. The Alpha Raptor has an increased jump height compared with other dinos to get behind its target.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Relative size

The Alpha Raptor is about 1.5x the size of a normal Raptor and share the same color palette, but with a slightly darker shade. They also have a glowing red aura surrounding them, making them easier to differentiate from their normal counterparts.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Alpha Raptor's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Alpha Raptor. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Alpha Raptor will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Alpha Raptor's "body accent" magenta.

Alpha Raptor PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body Accent
Alpha Raptor PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Feather Tips
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

Alpha Raptor PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Body
Alpha Raptor PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Feathers
Alpha Raptor PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly


Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 3600 +720 +0%
Stamina.png Stamina 150 +15 +0%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150.0 +15  ?
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +0%
Weight.png Weight 140 +2.8 +0%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 402 +2 +0%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpor.png Torpor 180 +10.8 N/A4

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 909.5 1882.664917  ?  ?
Swimming 350 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Alpha Raptor bites the target.
0 300 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 40



Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Alpha Raptor.

General[edit | edit source]

Know your strategy before the confrontation. The worst time to encounter/battle an alpha raptor is when the player is unprepared. Use all resources available to take it down, and do not be afraid to do battle with a tamed creature, as long as it has high levels in combat sections like Health and Melee damage. Take into account that the alpha can shred its prey if it catches it. If it gets its claws on the player, the player must turn and face it down. At that point, it is strictly a race to kill the other opponent. Employ pikes, swords and spears so you aren't the loser!

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The easiest method to kill an alpha raptor requires a Raft and at least two people. Lead the alpha into the water and have someone drive the raft away from the raptor, as long as it is swimming, it will move slowly. Shoot it while it follows you in the water and it should die after a while.

Another Strategy is to use a high leveled Argentavis - make sure the Argentavis is leveled up in health/stamina /damage. It is recommended not to use the stamina for anything except attack. Fly slow and attack just above the Alpha's head. This will limit the incoming damage, but be aware you will need to perch on a rock high enough to regain stamina while the raptor tries to attack you. Be smart and the fight will end shortly.

A third strategy is use a Quetzal with a Ballista built on its platform saddle. Any Emplacement should suffice, however.

Using a Pteranodon is useful; the barrel-roll (default C) allows you to hit the enemy without getting hit in return.

You can also use a raft with Plant Species X grown on it and lure the alpha away and just go along the shore.

One other viable means of attack is a pack of high level Allosauruses. The pack boost is a must, (and mate boost for added attack and damage reduction) as it will gnash the Alpha and cause it to bleed. An allosaurus pack is particularly useful for mobbing an Alpha Raptor as their rapid attack speed and good reach make it hard for the Alpha Raptor to get many return hits in. Never take just one Allosaurus, as it will not survive the encounter. A pack of three health/stamina/melee damage Allosauruses can take out a level 5 Alpha with minimal issues so long as you make sure the pack is attacking relentlessly. The higher level the individuals, the higher the Alpha they can topple.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use ranged weapons and mounts to deal damage from far away. If physical confrontation becomes relevant, use pikes, swords and spears. Do not run, as such an attempt will turn out fruitless. Use everything at your disposal, including the terrain. Lodging the raptor in rocks or trees can save your life, and possibly end the raptor's. Using a Bola will not stop an alpha raptor as they are immune to its effects.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The alpha raptor is extremely fast, and you will most likely never escape one unless you have a flying mount. If you find yourself in a fight with an alpha raptor head for the water, the alpha raptor will almost always be slower than you in water. The alpha raptor also deals massive amounts of damage, so if you are not ready to fight one, it is highly recommended to not approach it.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

If a player is prepared, they can usually use a powerful mount (e.g. Rex, Thylacoleo), other tribe members, or guns to kill off the alpha raptor.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Other Alphas include the Alpha Rex, the Alpha Carno, and the Alpha Mosasaurus
  • Alpha Raptors are comparable in size to an ordinary Carno.
  • The damage and resistance buff that it gives to nearby carnivores can be seen as an arrow pointing up, with a "+" sign inside of the arrow.

References[edit | edit source]