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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
Raptor
Group
Species
Utahraptor prime
Time Period
Early Cretaceous
Diet
Logo Steam.png
June 2, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 1.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Raptor_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Raptor/Raptor_Character_BP.Raptor_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Tek Raptor
admincheat summon BionicRaptor_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Raptor/BionicRaptor_Character_BP.BionicRaptor_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Raptor
admincheat summon Raptor_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Raptor/Raptor_Character_BP_Aberrant.Raptor_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Corrupted Raptor
admincheat summon Raptor_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/Dinos/Corrupt/Raptor/Raptor_Character_BP_Corrupt.Raptor_Character_BP_Corrupt'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6 XP
Drops
Special Loot Chance
30%
20 - 28 °C / 68 - 82 °F
Incubation Time
1h 59m
Baby Time
3h 42m
Juvenile Time
14h 48m
Adolescent Time
18h 31m
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 11s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Raptor The Island.svg

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Raptor Scorched Earth.svg

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Raptor Aberration.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Raptor Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Raptor The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Raptor Ragnarok.svg

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Raptor The Island.svg

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Raptor Scorched Earth.svg

Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Raptor Aberration.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Raptor Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Raptor The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Tek Raptor Ragnarok.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Corrupted Raptor Extinction.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

Disambig.png This article is about Raptor.png Raptor, not to be confused with Microraptor.png Microraptor, or Oviraptor.png Oviraptor

The Utahraptor (Yoo-tah-RAP-tor) or simply Raptor is one of the dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Utahraptor prime is an incredibly aggressive subspecies of Utahraptor found on the Island. It tends to travel in small hunting packs, attacking smaller prey with its sharp teeth and enlarged foreclaws. When hunting in packs, the pack leader can vocalize a signal that acts as a battle cry. Be prepared to run or fight if you hear the call of the Utahraptor! The pack will repeat the calls and attack with much greater intensity. One of the faster creatures on the island, Utahraptor often uses their pack numbers to their advantage by swarming around their prey before it can react. The large curved talon on the second toe of this sub-species seems particularly suited for dealing significant damage.

Utahraptor prime usually kill its prey with numerous slashing and biting attacks in rapid sequence.

Domesticated

What the Utahraptor lacks in size, it makes up for in ingenuity. Rather than chase down smaller creatures, Utahraptor will pounce and pin its prey to the ground rather than chasing it around. Despite its normally aggressive nature, Utahraptors have become one of the primary combat mounts for roaming bands of raiders, as well as scouts for larger collectives. Those who ride Utahraptor claim they are difficult to tame, but then fiercely loyal. As a carnivore, once tamed they require a steady stream of meat to sustain.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Raptors will attack dinosaurs and players on sight. They often attack with a "run-and-bite" strategy and can pounce at smaller targets than itself or of equal size holding the target down making them unable to move, making it difficult to defend against an onslaught. A dangerous predator to encounter in the dark, Raptors are nearly impossible to fend off when attacking in packs and aided by darkness. The Raptors often attack from different directions, using this method to take down prey while avoiding damage. Due to their high speed and ability to vocalize for pack buff (if in a pack of 3 or more), they are hard to flee from during a player's early levels, and it is advised to make for deep water if attempting to flee an attack or run behind a door and immediately shut it.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Raptor is a relatively small dinosaur with feathers on the head, back, tail, and on the backs of the arms. They come in a variety of colors, although green and reddish brown seem to be the most common it is rare in the color black.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Raptor's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Raptor. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the 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 Raptor's "body accent" magenta.

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

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

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




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Raptor's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Raptor. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the 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 Raptor's "inner body" magenta.

Tek Raptor PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Inner Body
Tek Raptor PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Legs and Head
Tek Raptor PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Body
Tek Raptor PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Gears
Tek Raptor PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Spikes and Tail
Tek Raptor PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Emissives

Tek Raptor (Variant)[edit | edit source]

The Tek Raptor is a creature that was permanently added to the game in the Extinction Chronicles III event. It is a unique alternate of the original Raptor, and is purely made of Tek. Unlike the original, they spawn at a 5% rate at a 20% higher level than usual.

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 200 +40 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 150 +15 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10%
Weight.png Weight 140 +2.8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 15 / 102 +0.75 / +0.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1.5% 20%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 180 +10.8 N/A4 0.5

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
4Torpidity 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 480 993.6 1104 6
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Raptor bites and claws at the target.
0 350 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 15
Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Raptor pounces on its target.
0 350 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 10
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Raptor bites and claws at the target. This attack type is not usable.
0 0 0 0
Melee_Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Raptor bites the target when it has pinned creature with the pounce attack.
0 1200 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 20

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 200 +40 +5.4% 0.07 -4%
Stamina.png Stamina 150 +15 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 1200 +120 +10%
Weight.png Weight 140 +2.8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 152 +0.75 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1.5% 20%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 180 +10.8 N/A4 0.5

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
4Torpidity 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 480 993.6 1104 6
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Raptor bites and claws at the target.
0 350 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 15.9
Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Raptor pounces on its target.
0 350 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 10.6
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using C (PC), R3 Button (PS4), R Button (Xbox One), the Raptor bites and claws at the target. This attack type is not usable.
0 0 0 0
Melee_Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Raptor bites the target when it has pinned creature with the pounce attack.
0 1200 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 21.2

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 200 +40
Stamina.png Stamina 150 +15
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15
Food.png Food 1200 +120
Weight.png Weight 140 +2.8
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 152 +0.75
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 180 +10.8

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
4Torpidity 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
Walking 480 993.6 ?
Swimming 300 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 350 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 15
Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
5 300 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 10
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Melee_Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 1200 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 20

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Raptor

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Taming[edit | edit source]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Start with a thrown Bola to keep it from pursuing you. Once it's immobile, use Tranquilizer Arrows (headshots result in quicker knockouts). Do this carefully; it should not take very many. Once it is unconscious, use Narcotic. Narcotics and Prime Meat will tame it more efficiently. Narcoberries and Raw Meat also work. Keep a sharp lookout for other Raptors as they often come in groups, and for other predators, as they are frequently found in high-traffic areas; unless you have a large herd of supporting dinos or a number of tribemates to help out, you may have to take the time to find an isolated Raptor, which can take a long time, or kill off the extra creatures.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Raptor.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:02:40
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 4 0 0 0 0:03:21
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 7 0 0 0 0:05:50
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 5 0 0 0 0:04:11
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 9 0 0 0 0:07:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 11 0 0 0 0:04:36
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 13 2 1 1 0:10:51
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 21 0 0 0 0:09:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 26 2 1 1 0:10:51
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 32 8 2 1 0:13:21
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 63 7 2 1 0:13:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 18; Slingshot Hits × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 2; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 2; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:10:00
Raptor.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:05:20
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 8 0 0 0 0:06:41
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 15 0 0 0 0:12:30
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 0 0 0 0:08:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 1 1 1 0:16:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 0 0 0 0:10:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 30 29 6 3 0:25:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 50 17 4 2 0:21:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 60 29 6 3 0:25:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 75 50 11 6 0:31:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 150 50 11 6 0:31:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 50; Slingshot Hits × 21; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 6; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:16:29
Raptor.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) 6 0 0 0 0:08:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 13 0 0 0 0:10:51
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 24 0 0 0 0:19:59
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 16 0 0 0 0:13:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 32 24 5 3 0:26:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 40 0 0 0 0:16:41
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 48 79 17 9 0:40:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 80 55 12 6 0:34:15
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 96 79 17 9 0:40:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 120 121 26 13 0:50:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 240 121 26 13 0:50:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 82; Slingshot Hits × 34; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:20:56
Raptor.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) 9 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 18 0 0 0 0:15:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 33 16 4 2 0:27:29
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 22 0 0 0 0:18:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 44 60 13 7 0:36:38
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 55 0 0 0 0:22:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 66 148 32 16 0:55:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 110 110 24 12 0:47:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 132 148 32 16 0:55:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 165 214 46 23 1:08:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 330 214 46 23 1:08:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 115; Slingshot Hits × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:24:10
Raptor.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) 11 0 0 0 0:14:40
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 23 0 0 0 0:19:11
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 42 45 10 5 0:34:58
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 28 0 0 0 0:23:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 56 107 24 12 0:46:37
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 70 14 3 2 0:29:11
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 84 232 51 26 1:10:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 140 178 39 20 0:59:57
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 168 232 51 26 1:10:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 210 326 71 36 1:27:31
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 420 326 71 36 1:27:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 147; Slingshot Hits × 60; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 17; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 10; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:26:42
Raptor.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg) 13 0 0 0 0:17:20
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 28 0 0 0 0:23:21
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 51 81 18 9 0:42:28
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 34 0 0 0 0:28:21
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 68 163 36 18 0:56:37
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 85 39 9 5 0:35:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 102 330 73 37 1:25:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 170 258 57 29 1:12:47
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 204 330 73 37 1:25:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 255 454 100 50 1:46:16
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 510 454 100 50 1:46:16
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 179; Slingshot Hits × 74; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 20; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 12; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:28:48

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Parasaur Egg): 1 × Parasaur Egg or Tek Parasaur Egg.png Parasaur Egg or Tek Parasaur Egg , 1 × Longrass.png Longrass , 1 × Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water

Alpha Boost[edit | edit source]

When in pack of 3 or more, the Raptor of the highest level in the group gets the Alpha boost upon making use of vocalization for 45 seconds. The Alpha has a glowing red cloud around it to indicate its status whereas the rest has an orange cloud next to themselves. Tamed Raptors also have a bonus for each member of the pack : so a pack of three Raptors or more will receive a +1 Bonus, which will go up to +X in a Group of X+1 or more Raptors (max amount of X is 4).

It seems like the boost/vocalization buffs don't work with bred raptors on the latest updates.

Combat[edit | edit source]

They run fast and attack faster, so be prepared for a quick reaction, usually a player with good speed and stamina can outrun them, but be aware, they can be persistent. Always check the Raptor's surroundings and be prepared, they have a good visual range.

General[edit | edit source]

Raptors can often be found in packs of two or more, depending on the zone you will find them close to the shores, or deep in the jungle.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The best strategy is to keep distance or heavily engage with them, depending on your stats, armor and weaponry. At first you may want to avoid them. One trick is to run to a herd of trikes, Stegos etc. and get the Raptors to hit and aggro them by accident, making a diversion or a means to gather lots of meat and hide. If a Raptor is a low level, a Spear can easily kill it, but beware, if they are in a pack of two or more, this strategy will not work! A way to kill high level ones, or two or more Raptors is to have a good climber, like a Thylacoleo, or a flyer. Then climb onto a big rock, as they are good jumpers, from there, shoot it with a Sling, Bow, Crossbow etc. It should die fairly quickly.

Also, make sure the Raptor is not glowing red. If it is, that's an Alpha Raptor!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

One well placed headshot with a Crossbow can take out a Raptor with a level between 1-20. Since they are fast, try to make them run in a straight line and be ready for shooting. A full set of hide armor or other armor stronger than cloth armor and any weapon will also do.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Raptors can be dangerous if they reach you from behind, eventually you will learn to recognize their steps on the ground and start running before this happens. If you or your dino's size are relatively smaller than them, they can pounce and render you immobile for some time. Try to take them out when they are engaged with some big animal if you want to easily kill them, just don't hit the bigger animal!

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Raptors have a very low Torpor tolerance, you can try to knock them out with a few punches if you have a high melee damage stat. Wild Raptors also make for awkward swimmers, and even a relatively ill-equipped survivor with a basic spear can lure them into the shoreline as a tide-turning last resort.

If they have immobilized a target, they can't attack any other dino until they hopped off the said target, making them vulnerable should there not be any other Raptors nearby.

Utility[edit | edit source]

They can be useful and lightweight for traveling, as far as their Stamina lasts, you may want to increase their Stamina if you want them for transport, or their health and attack damage if you want them to assist you on combat. They gather about the same or slightly more material per carcass than a Stone Pick, but finish gathering faster.

They can also pounce onto smaller targets to temporarily immobilize them (and to kill them). If a survivor is on a certain mounted dino, Raptors can also knock them off their mount and immobilize them.

The following creatures can be immobilized by its pounce ability:


Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Damage: A quick attacker with decent damage that can easily circle slower enemies, the Raptor makes for a good attack animal early on. It lacks the health and raw damage of the Direwolf.png Direwolf and Sabertooth.png Sabertooth however. (Health and Melee Damage).
  • Hunter: Similar to Damage, the Raptor is useful for collecting Hide.png Hide and Raw Meat.png Meat once you have a saddle, though metal weapons tend to deal more damage but the raptor's raw speed allows you to run from an unsuitable fight. (Health and Melee Damage).
  • Hunting/Battle Pack: In a pack of 3 or more, the pack leader can temporarily vocalize for pack buff towards all others for 45 seconds(Level Damage and Health to all Raptors, with Stamina, Carry Weight, Melee Damage and Health added to the one ridden).
  • Travel: Raptors are very fast, and make for good mounts for quick travel around the island. They cannot carry much, however, so they make for poor pack animals. They do carry a perk over flying mounts in that they can cover a lot of ground without much rest for stamina regeneration, and can hide in the forests and tall foliage if one wants to travel unnoticed. (Level Speed, Stamina, and Carry Weight).
  • Light Cavalry Mount: With the advent of the ability to use melee weapons like Pikes and firearms like the Assault Rifle from the back of medium to small sized mounts, the Raptor can be very useful as a flanking cavalry mount by sprinting in and having the rider fire at close range or by allowing a sniper to rapidly circle around the enemy, fire, and then reposition or escape. Another particularly effective method is to use a Sniper Rifle while at a distance, but you do need to be careful not to shoot your own Raptor in the head, and dive in and out of thick forest cover. This combines the effectiveness of long range with the speed and agility the raptor can provide, while not exposing the shooter like a flying mount would. If chased, just dart into the thicker forest and laugh as the enemy tries and likely fails to find you as you outrun all of their land mounts but can use the trees for cover against airborne threats. (Level Health, Stamina, and Speed, with Carry Weight as needed).
  • Cave Mount: Sabertooth.png Sabertooths can be seen as an upgrade of the Raptor in terms of strength (in previous versions, now - Raptor is stronger), but it turns out that Sabertooths have difficulty with attacking airborne creatures because of their extremely low hit box and the fact that their jumps lack vertical reach. They can hardly handle a swarm of Onyc.png Onycs. Raptors have no problems hitting Onycs however, and are therefore the better choice. But you must keep an eye on your own health since airborne creatures deal damage to the rider, unless you ride a Megaloceros.png Megaloceros. Having a mount in caves has several advantages: Your food and water count drop slower, the mount can carry useful stuff, and they deal and take damage (Level Health, Damage, and Stamina).
  • Early Prime Meat Hunter: As one of the first prime meat gatherer available for a player Raptor can hunt alone or in a very effective team with Ichthyornis.png Ichthyornis. In the second case you just need to command the Ichthyornis.png Ichthyornis to Hunt and Retrieve small creatures like Dodo.png Dodos and Lystrosaurus.png Lystrosaurus and the Raptor will do the butchering.
  • PvP: In PvP, Raptors are far better than any other fast small creatures, because they can pounce on target and completely immobilize a player.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★☆
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆
Pelt.png Pelt ★★★☆☆
Chitin.png Chitin ★★★☆☆
Keratin.png Keratin ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆

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Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Raptor, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • Alpha Raptor.png Alpha Raptors are NOT able to pounce or vocalize, because that would be too overpowered.
  • Like many other Dromaeosaurids it is believed that Utahraptor did not use its sickle claw as a slashing weapon, but rather for stabbing. This is due to the very thick profile of the claw. Dromaeosaurs such as Utahraptor, Velociraptor, and Deinonychus likely used their claws to puncture arteries and even organs to cause internal bleeding, killing the prey quickly due to blood loss. They may also have used their sickle claw to hold onto their prey while using primarily their hands and teeth to deal injuries.
  • The species of Utahraptor ostrommaysorum was first studied and named after the release of the movie Jurassic Park, in which a similar dinosaur was erroneously called Velociraptor. The actual Velociraptor mongoliensis was about the size of a large turkey, and have only been found in Mongolia. The dinosaur from Jurassic Park was being excavated in the Badlands of Montana, while Utahraptor ostrommaysorum was discovered in the Dalton Wells Quarry of east-central Utah.
  • Despite the Raptors in ARK being identified as a species within the genus Utahraptor, the skull seen in its dossier is of Velociraptor rather a member of the subfamily Dromaeosaurinae, which Utahraptor belongs to. The Raptor's in-game model, however, resembles Deinonychus.
  • Raptors often kill themselves by attacking stronger herbivores even with temporary pack boost. Some herbivores can even take out whole packs.
  • The name of the Utahraptor means originally approximately "Utah plunderer".[2]
  • Raptors can be seen as the mascots of ARK. They appear in much of the promotional artwork and in one of the in-game holiday events.
  • The Raptors in-game are depicted with only a few feathers, while their real-world counterparts would have had a full coat over their body.
  • The Player can use weapons while mounted on this creature.
  • The Name "Utahraptor prime" translates into "best Utah plunderer".
  • Raptors received a major update during TLC Phase 2 that gave them a pack boost effect (similar to Direwolf.png Direwolf), and the ability to pounce on and immobilize smaller creatures and survivors for the kill, similar to the Thylacoleo.
  • Raptors utilize one of the older voice pack for pack boost vocalization.
  • In ARK, the hands and clawed fingers on the Raptor's arms point downwards, whereas in real life, the hands of Raptors pointed inwards towards the chest, and had the best mobility moving side to side rather than up and down. If real Raptors hands were rotated like the ones in ARK, their wrists would be broken.

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