Beast of Bermuda’s Velociraptor (also known as Velo) is a great starter dinosaur. You can either take on medium-sized dinos (or if you want to risk it, a Tyrannosaurus Rex) solo or with a pack of Velos working together. This dinosaur is designed for group play since they are small and have less health, even when compared to another dinosaur that’s only slightly larger, so teamwork is almost essential for surviving as a Velociraptor.
A Velo’s small stature provides many advantages. It can squeeze into small areas, survive some high falls, and can climb trees (and even lie down in the branches!), thus helping it stay hidden. They also have an insane jump height, can control their jumps mid-air, and have a higher stamina pool than other dinosaurs (they have 150 versus other dinosaurs’ 100).
With their high jumping skills, its ability to pounce, and a higher stamina pool than all other currently playable dinosaurs, the Velociraptor is the ninja of dinosaurs! The next highest dinosaur’s stamina is the Elasmosaurus (at 135), which is an aquatic dinosaur, thus unlikely you’ll need to have a race against one. All other dinosaurs currently playable in Beasts of Bermuda have 120 or fewer stamina, and average between 90-100.
Velociraptors have a special ability called Baby Snatcher, which is also shared with the Elasmosaurus. You must be aware, though, that when this ability is active, it will slowly drain its ability power, and it’ll be unable to attack the grabbed victim. This ability is also especially useful to apply if you are nesting babies, so that it can carry the young ones to water and food if needed.
You can’t have pros without cons, right?! The most glaring weakness of the Velociraptor is its extremely low health. Larger creatures can easily one-hit velociraptors if you are not careful. It only has 100 health, unless you put skills into survivability. Fortunately, it is possible to survive a great fall and a hit from a larger dinosaur, as we did from a high jump and an attack from a Megalosaurus, surviving with 3 HP remaining!
Velociraptors also have exceptionally low weather resistance, so putting talents into weather resistance will help you out significantly when rain and windstorms happen. One way to weather these storms more easily is to hide inside a tree branch or lie in between multiple trees/large rocks with other velociraptors. That will help keep its comfort stat up and its shelter stat to weather the effects that larger predators can cause to happen.
Fun Things to Do
Once the Oryctodomeus is released, Velociraptors can trespass into their burrows! By doing this, you may have an easier time getting food occasionally. While the Velo is often considered a ‘weak and skittish carnivore,’ that is at times incorrect. If you practice enough and put skills into both survival and combat, you can solo larger carnivores like the Megalosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, or Acrocanthosaurus. Be aware, though, you need lots of practice to successfully pull this off! It’s best to do it in a pack to learn how to hunt more easily first.
Since Velociraptors can jump & pounce super high, this is also a skill you can take advantage of. You can use it to get away from larger predators, climb trees to have a safe place to sleep, and more. If you put points into its legs (via the Strong Legs), its high stamina pool can let it run fast uphill, saving its life if it’s being chased by a larger, slower predator.
Rating: Great Starter
Velociraptor is a great starter dino in Beasts of Bermuda! If you are new to the game, we recommend starting with something a bit easier to learn (since they’re faster to grow), and then graduating to something like Icthyovenator, Acrocanthosaurus, or another dinosaur. Due to its ability to jump super high, it can pounce onto other creatures, access out-of-reach terrains, and climb trees to sit somewhere safe (that is, until an Apatosaurus knocks down said tree!).
We’re Not Done Yet!
As we highlighted earlier, the Velo is a great starter dinosaur, and once you are familiar with the game, you can hit the ground running when playing as another dinosaur. We recommend the Velociraptor (“Velo” for short) and Acrocanthosaurus (“Acro” for short) to give you more egg-citing experiences in the Beasts of Bermuda! (Velociraptors supposedly love eggs, you see? Fast and small, eggs should be their fave food!)
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