The Velociraptor is one of the most famous dinosaurs depicted in the film Jurassic Park. These beasts became so popular that they were heavily featured in the sequels The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. Raptors took on more of a leading role in 2015’s Jurassic World and it’s two sequels. They are portrayed as highly intelligent, hunting in packs and setting traps. In Unmatched, the Raptors use their cunning and speed to cleverly hunt their opponents.
Unlike most other heroes in Unmatched, the Raptors are composed of three individual heroes, with all three Raptors needing to be defeated to claim victory. We refer to them as Tall Girl, Mean Girl, and Clever Girl. The Raptors are included in the Unmatched: InGen vs. Raptors set where they hunt Robert Muldoon and his InGen workers.
Health: 7 x3 / Attack: Melee / Movement: 3
Raptors add 1 to the value of their attack cards for each of your other Raptors adjacent to the defender.
Strategies and Tips
When playing as the Raptors you want to go in fast, surround your opponent, and kill them as quickly as possible. This may sound simple, but these heroes take strategic coordination. Each Raptor only has 7 health, and while a total of 21 health might sound good, the likelihood of you winning gets significantly lower as the game drags on and a Raptor falls. Without a coordinated plan of attack, your opponents can pick off the raptors one by one; however, when fighting side-by-side they can rip their targets to shreds.
Low health and defense
Heroes who can move through opposing fighters (e.g. Buffy, Bigfoot)
Raptors get significantly weaker each time one falls
The following are tips we believe will help you effectively hunt down and destroy your opponents before they know what hit them:
Tip #1: Pack Hunters
“Craw, craw craw!” – Clever Girl
The Raptor’s ability adds +1 attack value to their attacks for every additional Raptor adjacent to the opponent, for a max total of +2 attack. This ability is crucial, and you want to take full advantage of it at every opportunity.
Pack Hunters is an attack with a value of 4 that lets you deal 1 damage to the opposing fighter for each of your Raptors adjacent to them after combat. Unfortunately, defensive card effects that allow your opponent to move away from you negate this effect damage; however, if you pin your opponent down with no option to escape, this card can deal a maximum of 9 damage to your opponent.
Focus on keeping your Raptor’s together and pin down your opponent. Defensive cards with maneuver abilities are your enemy, so you want to surround your opponent so they have no path of escape.
Coordinated Attack Pattern is a scheme that allows you to choose a Raptor then place each of your other Raptors in any space in the chosen Raptor’s zone. This card is excellent for taking your opponent off guard if they have one of your Raptors alone. This can also be used to get two other Raptors out of a dangerous situation if they are all split up.
Tip #2: Eviscerate
“KYAAAAAAAAA!!” – Mean Girl
To play the Raptors effectively you have to be prepared to attack first, attack hard, and attack often. You do not want the game to last too long, as the Raptors have very few defensive options.
They Remember is an attack with a value of 2 that lets you gain 1 action after combat. With their special ability, this can be a value of 4. It is highly unlikely you will deal much if any damage with this attack, but the true value of this card is the effect. Not only have you forced your opponent to block a weak attack, but now you have weakened their defenses for your next surprise attack.
Clever Girl is an attack with a value of 3 that lets you gain an action after combat if one or more of your Raptors is adjacent to the opposing fighter. Unfortunately, defensive effects that allow your opponent to move away after combat counter this; however, if you manage to pin your opponent down with no path to escape, this card is an excellent choice.
Every attack you can land on your opponent is crucial, do not let these card effects be canceled with a Feint.
Eviscerate is an attack with a value of 5 and no ability. With the Raptor’s special ability, this card can have a value of 7. With no effect to cancel, try to use this card to bait out an opponent’s Feint.
Working Things Out is a scheme that allows you to move each Raptor up to 3 spaces, even through spaces containing opposing fighters, then gain an action. This card is excellent for setting up surprise pins, and with a free maneuver you guarantee multiple attacks that turn. Sometimes 3 movement doesn’t give you enough to set up a pin, so you will want to think ahead and set up for a turn or two before you use it.
Tip #3: Disengage, then Re-engage
“hssssssss” – Tall Girl
It is extremely important for the Raptors to stay on the offensive, but you should also be prepared to disengage when necessary.
Disengage is an attack with a value of 4 that allows you to move your Raptor to any other space in her zone. This is a good card to attack with if you need to give an injured Raptor a chance to escape or if you are forced to attack with a single Raptor. Make sure if you are planning to use this when you have your opponent pinned with multiple Raptors that you specify the attacker as the one you want to escape.
Since the Raptors have very few defensive options, we find it best to save their versatile cards for defense. The Raptors do, however, have one defensive card in their deck.
Decoy has a value of 3 and lets you choose one of your other undefeated Raptors and place her adjacent to the opposing fighter. This effect is immediate and will always trigger. This is an excellent card to use against ranged heroes to put you back on the offensive.
The Raptors are what you might call a glass cannon. Their play style is arguably the most aggressive and fast paced in the game, which really shakes up the pace of Unmatched since they are the first heroes to play like this. It can be tricky to plan out pins and to keep them alive with their low health and defense options, but if you stay purely on the offensive then the game should end before their weak defenses become a problem.
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