Mighty warriors whose skills of devastation wear away their enemies' defenses.
Profile[edit | edit source]
The job resembles an improved version of the Soldier and Warrior jobs, as it has more Speed and inflicts damage while reducing enemy parameters. The Devastation skillset can be put to good use as the secondary ability of the Hunter or Ravager.
The Raptor's stat growth is balanced while slightly lacking in MP and Magick, and even with that lack in Magick they have the highest Magick stat for any gria job (which is average), making leveling in this job the most efficient way to use the Geomancer's skills at full power. Gria being able to fly can be put to good use with Shield Bash, allowing them to knock foes perched on elevated ground off, which can result in fatal injury or leave them disabled. Strangely, while the Shield Bash attack requires the unit to be holding a shield, the Beastsword required to learn the skill is a two-handed weapon, and as such cannot be equipped alongside a shield. So unless the Raptor had previously learned Monkey Grip in order to wield the Beastsword with one hand, they would be unable to use Shield Bash until they master it and equip a different, one-handed weapon to use with a shield.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
These abilities allow the RAPTOR to channel her energy through her blade to strike down her foes.
|Power Crush||Samson Sword||Weapon range||250||—|
|Strike target with a crushing attack. Deals damage and lowers DEFENSE.|
|Mind Crush||Falchion||Weapon range||250||—|
|Send target reeling with a powerful blow. Deals damage and lowers RESISTANCE.|
|Speed Crush||Predator||Weapon range||350||—|
|A quick, low strike. Deals damage and lowers SPEED.|
|Soul Crush||Rhomphaia||Weapon range||350||—|
|A brutal attack that punishes body and mind. Deals damage and depletes MP.|
|Consume your foes in a gale of howling wind. Deals wind damage to units in a small area.|
|Protect the user from all damage until its next turn.|
|Strike target with the user's shield. DISABLES and knocks the target back. Requires: Shield|
|Slice target with scything gusts of magickal wind. Deals wind damage to one unit and CONFUSES target.|
Reaction[edit | edit source]
|Reflex||Genji Armor||Avoid all basic attacks.||350|
|Counter||Headband||Counter attack when targeted with an offensive action.||150|
Support[edit | edit source]
|Shieldbearer||Platinum Shield||Enable the user to equips shields, regardless of their current job.||150|
|Safeguard||Iron Armor||Prevents the user's weapon from being stolen of destroyed.||150|
|Monkey Grip||Stribog||Wield two-handed weapons with one hand.||250|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Raptor appears with a Wind-elemental card.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Birds of prey, also known as raptors, hunt and feed on other animals. The term "raptor" is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force). These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks.
The term "raptor" may also refer to a small dinosaur with the same characteristics as a bird of prey, such as the Velociraptor.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Raptor is a flying unit, so its Jump stat is irrelevant