Velociraptor OP

During my playthrough I have encountered a lot of people using the velciraptor and just 3-0 me and I think there could be some general changes. I think the velociraptor’s
move pounce and his health should be tweaked. Pounce should be a move to dish out high damage (which it is don’t get me wrong) but have like a 2 move cooldown so the enemy has time to retaliate and have a fighting chance, but they can’t because that moves brings down your damge so you can’t damage them and then they get you low enough where they can kill you. I know you high level players probably don’t have to deal with it but in Badlands it is just disgusting how many people use it, and that health is a much lighter topic but if you have a character that can dish out a lot of damage the health should be low, or pounce could always leave the opponent with one Health remaining. I think could live with that

Here’s some suggestion:

1.Power up your Stegosaurus, it’s first V-raptor counter every could get. Also Stegosaurus is the material of 2 more powerful V-raptor counter. (Stegoceratpos & Stegodeus)

2.Other better Stegosauridae species (ex: Wuerhosaurus, Kentrosaurus) also able to counter V-raptor.

3.Simplest way, power up your own V-raptor until higher level than all your opponent’s raptors.


I wouldn’t say velociraptors are op. Velociraptors can easily be defeated if they don’t have their speed. My level 19 veloci can easily be destroyed if I don’t use it right. One slowing impact from a stegoceratops can give any raptor a hard time :joy:


Well, if you look at the 5000 Trophy guys, you won’t see many V-Raptors in their Teams.


I do that but immediately after they switch

Sure, a slowed down Raptor should be switched out. xD

Adding an extra CD to pounce would make sense, but I don’t want them changing it. My bf and I have had fun doing many late raptor hunts due to the spawn times.
I hope they dont make the work we did be for nothing. People need to get and level their own raptors and learn to fend them off like the rest of us.

But raptor health is already very low - if a dinosaur can survive pounce it can often take the raptor out in one hit.


You don’t have to worry about me… I leveled my Raptor up to 17 2 days ago. I was stoked! But I noticed I now hardly get my Raptor anymore. When it was level 16 I was able to fight with it once every 6 or 7 battles. But now it’s a level 17 I get him once in 9 battles… While my opponents are very strong and I need to fight Raptors a lot… It pisses me off!

I run a 3-raptor attack in my starting 8 and still lose plenty. I blame my tactics, not the other guy playing.

Work your strategy.

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Just use Stegosaurus, it’s a perfect counter.
The superiority strike will cleanse distraction from the Pounce, and most likely Stegosaurus will survive Pounce due to its armor.
And Thagomizer will deal lots of damage.
Since both of them are decelerating moves, the Stego will eat the Raptor alive.

Hmm…you should know…
At the moment this thread post and discussued, there’s no superiority strike in game.
(Added in ver.1.3, 07/24/2018)
Also, raptors get better stats compare to present version.


This topic is nearly a year old…

Thanks didn’t see it first. :grin:

You know what’s more op than velociraptor?


Lol, I knew this was necro just by the thread title.

Veloci complaints pretty much stopped in 1.3 when everyone and their brother started running Stegosaurus to counter them. :joy::rofl::joy:


What is so different now from a year ago is I barely fight any on my 2nd account where I’ve been playing predominantly level 11’s with one or two 12 or 13’s. My VR is level 20 and if It was down in the level range I’m playing, I wouldn’t use it now. It wouldn’t counter the alliance mission rewards well.

If you have access to deinocheirus, it’s great against velociraptors. Here’s what you do: on first turn, use speed up strike and hope velo doesn’t crit. On second turn, rampage the crap out of the velociraptor. Erlikosaurus is even better for this though.

Just rename the thread to “Boosted Rinex OP” and it’s accurate again :stuck_out_tongue:

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Well, whoops.
I’ve only played JW:A at least 2 months ago and have no idea raptors were that overpowered.