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Raptor (mount)

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

— In-game description

The Raptor is one of the mounts found in the Crystal Desert in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. It is the first mount available to players upon reaching the Crystal Desert. 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. While mounted on a raptor, the character gains 100% increased movement speed.

Upgrades to the raptor mount improve its leap ability, as well as add additional effects to its Tail Spin skill, such as the ability to pull foes when used.


The Raptor is unlocked in the course of the first Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire story mission, Sparking the Flame.

Characters below level 80 can unlock this mount, and gain access to the Crystal Desert, by joining the story mission instance of a level 80 character.

Related masteries[edit]

Name XP req. 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 Mastery point


Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Raptor (skill).png
Summon and mount your raptor.
1 Mount skill
Tail Spin.png
 Tail Spin
2 Engage. Leap toward the target location, damaging nearby foes.
Mount skill
Dismount your mount



  • 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]
  • 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.


  • 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]

  • Crystal Desert.png Crystal Desert: Dune RiderUnlock the raptor mount by completing the Seeker's Village task region in Crystal Oasis, and by purchasing a raptor saddle from Aksim. (5Achievement pointsPath of Fire mastery point)
  • Crystal Oasis.png Crystal Oasis: Reins of the RaptorNow that you have your raptor, take it out to help those in need at renown hearts, and gain tasty treats for your raptor as a reward. (5Achievement pointsPath of Fire mastery point)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reddit thread,