Just tamed a level 122 on Dead Island no kibble and only a few narcs on me. Had to fight off a scorpion and a sabertooth to keep from it waking up. As the tame was close to finishing I was attacked from behind by two scorpions and they knock me out. As I'm getting attacked by them and I am sure that I am a goner, the raptor tames, gets the them off of me, and kills both of the scorpions. I wait in horror as my consciousness returns, hoping that I am not going to die to a patrol. I didn't, and I turn around and see a Rex almost close enough to aggro me. I put my raptor on follow ran to my raft, and escaped the island as the Rex was chasing me. I named him Saving Grace on the way back, but as I am passing the swamp, a sarco attacks my raft. It knocks my beloved raptor off, and it was swarmed by the sarco and a group of megapiranha. I try to call it to follow, and it dies almost instantly. I am utterly devastated and heartbroken...... :'((
Try to stay in flat open land, this allows you to easily snare the raptor with a bola. Approach slowly until it runs straight at you then throw the bola at it. Once hit with the bola you can easily KO it using any method you choose.
Use parasuar kibble for faster and higher level tames if possible since you need less than 30 kibbles for a perfect 100+ level tame. It may also be easier at lower levels since gathering meat can sometimes be difficult and parasuars are easy tames.
If you hit a level 95 raptor, with a bola. It is very easy to knock out with Tranq arrows and fist. VERY EASY. The only hard part of taming a raptor is the part of just sitting and putting meat and giving it narcos or narcoberries.
You don't really need to make the kibble for the raptor, it tames fairly quickly with just raw meat. When you tame them, make sure you're either in a clear, flat area or shooting at it from where it can't get to you. When on flat land, snag it with a bola when it runs directly at you so you have a clear shot. You could either hit it with a slingshot or tranq arrows and it will go down quickly. Watch out for other raptors, they often hang out in packs.
Find one and single it out because typically they’re in packs of 3-4. When it’s chasing you, bola it because it runs ina straight line. Then it should be easy to knock it our with a club, slingshot, or even fists depending on level. Or use about 1-3 tranq arrows on a low level and more for a high level
When knocking out a raptor make sure bola it and stand far enough back that it can't snap at you the best way to knock it out is with tranq arrows or tranq dart bola it and then hit it with tranq arrows/darts to knock it out and to tame it
The Raptor is a very easy to tame and versatile mount. Using a bola you can stop them dead in their tracks and it only takes a few tranq arrows to knockout when they're headshots. Once saddled, they are agile and can jump. A pack of raptors can take on most wild dinos you come across. If out of stamina, hop off to allow a quick regen and then mount back up.