The raptor is a good beginning mount.It is good at gathering meat and is fast. The raptor however has low stamina and health so fight smaller dinosaur to level up and then move on to fight larger dino. The raptor is a pack animal and in a group can easily kill players. It is also good at base defense if you put your raptors on aggressive and wander IN YOUR BASE WALLS. They are a good first mount and even helpful later on when you tame multiple and make a pack
Generally, you're going to want to invest in stamina and carrying weight for a while if you tame a low-level raptor. They're naturally fast,so you don't truly need many points in movement speed, and you can outrun almost all other predators, so health isn't needed either.
Speedy, deadly and agile the raptir is the perfect mount for getting around the island if you have just started playing ark. The saddle for the raptor is unlocked at lvl18. Raptors efficiently kill small dinosaurs, and can even kill a trike. Once upgraded they can take on low level Carnotauruses.
Very good early game tame. Good for taken out small dinos and getting around. They also are good as a defense for you while gathering resources early game. Saved me multiple times from random carnavoris
This is the best mount for a survivor. They can kill stuff really easily cause they have so much damage and health and they are super fast so if you attack a really strong Dino you can run away and they can transport you to a destination really far away, really fast and it doesn't take long to tame! They're great!
A pack of 3-4 mid level raptors and a couple of dimorphs make for a great PvP pack when running solo. The speed of these creatures combined with their ease of tame and utility makes for a force to be reckoned with. Ghille armor, a few raps and dimorphs, and maybe a tank and you're set to solo any players without huge tames.
These are very fast mounts to use in the beginning of the game. They don't have much weight, so you won't be able to use it as a farming dino. They're mainly used for quick, lightweight travel and protection at the beginning of the game.
I was playing singleplayer on the island, and I had my imprinting buff multiplier on 3. I had two raptors, the highest level was (pre tame) around 100. The offspring had 500% melee, around 1,000 health, after imprinting of course.
So, after leveling, it had 700% melee and around 2,000 health, and because of the attack speed, it could probably take on a high level rex. And it did more damage per hit than a tamed low level giga. Long story short, with a high level imprinted raptor, you can devastate almost anything, and what you can't kill you can outrun.
Very fast early-game mount. It's talents are its speed and melee damage. I suggest leveling up stamina, since in my opinion this is the only downside of a raptor. Since it attacks so quickly, it makes a very deadly mount, but stamina goes down quick.
If you knock out something that would have a ridiculous tame time without some prime and you don't have a quetz, a raptor trained with speed, damage, and HP can take down low level Brontos, stegos, and sarcos with relative ease. Their fast speed allows you to rush and and collect 1 or 2 prime and then quickly return to your tame. Having one person stay with the tame to watch the unconscious bar would be advised in this situation.