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Disambig icon.png This article is about the mount. For other uses, see Raptor (disambiguation).

Swift, strong, and agile, raptors are stalwart explorers and great companions for exploring the far reaches of the Crystal Desert.

— In-game description

Raptor (overhead icon).png

The Raptor is one of the mounts first introduced in the Crystal Desert in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. It is the first mount available to players upon reaching level 10. The raptor leaps swiftly across great distances, making them useful for crossing large canyons. By holding down the hotkey, a leap will continue to its maximum distance. You can also release the hotkey early to drop out of the leap, which consumes less endurance.

Upgrades to the raptor mount through Path of Fire mastery tracks improve its leap ability, as well as add additional effects to its engage skill Tail Spin, such as the ability to pull foes when used.


Path of Fire raptor unlock banner.
End of Dragons raptor unlock banner.

New Player Experience[edit]

Accounts which include any of the expansions: Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire, End of Dragons, or Secrets of the Obscure are granted permanent accountwide access to the basic raptor mount after they reach level 10 on a single character. For Play for Free and Core accounts, each character that reaches level 10 receives a 10-hour trial of the basic raptor mount. Time remaining on the trial can be tracked with the Mount Trial Active effect.

Raptor masteries can still only be unlocked in the Path of Fire expansion.


Prior to the August 2, 2022 update, the Raptor could be unlocked in the course of the first Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire story mission, Sparking the Flame, or in Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons by talking to Strigidae in Cobble Ward in New Kaineng City. It was common for players who owned Path of Fire but did not yet have a level 80 character to have a friend take them through Sparking the Flame to unlock Raptor before reaching that point in story themselves.

When the change was implemented, accounts which missed the initial unlock checkpoint due to their characters already being over level 10 would still get the unlock on the next multiple of 10 level (so, a level 24 character will get the unlock at level 30).

Related masteries[edit]

Masteries are not available to players without the Path of Fire expansion.

Mastery XP required Points Description
Ravenous Strike Ravenous Strike 291,846 Path of Fire mastery point Understand the true ravenous nature of the raptor, greatly increasing the damage of Tail Spin.
Round Up Round Up 261,366 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to round up foes when using Tail Spin, pulling them in to your location.
Canyon Jumping Canyon Jumping 368,808 Path of Fire mastery point Learn to leap much farther with the raptor's movement ability, allowing you to traverse even more rough terrain.
Ravenous Discipline Ravenous Discipline 1,697,354 Path of Fire mastery point Master the raptor mount and learn to share the bonus from Ravenous Strike to all mount engage skills.
Total 2,619,374 10 Path of Fire mastery point


Raptors are hardy and swift, and surprisingly easy to train due to their intelligence. They can cross great distances in a single leap, making them the favored mount of many of the desert's denizens. Travelers are advised not to leave the city of Amnoon without obtaining a raptor companion.

The Raptor

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Raptor (skill).png Raptor Summon and mount your raptor.
1 Mount skillTail Spin.png Tail Spin 2 Engage. Leap toward the target location, damaging nearby foes.
Mount skillLeap (Raptor).png Leap Hold to leap forward across great distances.
Mount skillDismount.png Dismount Dismount your mount

List of Raptor skins[edit]

See also: Gallery of Raptor skins

(*) The mounts in the marked rows either don't appear in API:2/account/mounts/skins and API:2/mounts/skins and/or don't have an ID set. Therefore it cannot be checked if they have been unlocked.



  • A raptor has 7312 health.
  • A raptor without any mastery upgrades will leap around 800 units in flat ground.
  • A raptor with the Canyon Jumping mastery will leap 1884 units with each leap on flat ground. [1]
  • A raptor with the Canyon Jumping mastery will leap 1124 units with each leap on flat ground while at walking pace.
  • Applying a dye on this mount changes the color of the scales on the top of its head, back, and tail.
  • The raptor can jump two times in a row, each leap consumes one endurance bar when jumping max distance.
  • The raptor regenerates its entire endurance bar in 10 seconds.
  • The trail raptor cannot be dyed.


  • While idle, the raptor will perform several animations:
    • The raptor will sit down; your character scratches the raptor's neck, causing it to waggle its foot.
    • The raptor jumps up curiously; your character looks around to see what startled it.
    • The raptor sniffs the air and then sneezes, shaking its whole body and almost throwing your character off; your character gives it an indignant look and readjusts themselves on the saddle.
  • The Raptor's theme is known as "Reins of the Raptor" in the Path of Fire soundtrack.
    • It is the only mount theme composed by Maclaine Diemer in the Path of Fire soundtrack.

Related achievements[edit]


  1. ^ Reddit thread,