The Velociraptor in Beasts of Bermuda is a great dinosaur to start with. You can take on small-to-medium-sized dinos (or, if you feel like it, a T-Rex) solo or with a pack working together. Velociraptors are designed for group play since they are currently the smallest dinosaur in the game. They have less health than larger dinosaurs, so teamwork is essential (for the most part) for surviving as a Velo (as they’re commonly referred to).
Their small stature has many advantages. You can squeeze into small areas, survive high falls, climb trees (and even lay down in the branches!), which helps you stay hidden. They have an insane jump height, can control jumps mid-air, and have a higher stamina pool than other dinosaurs in the game (150 VS 100).
With their high jumping abilities, ability to pounce, and higher stamina pool than all other currently playable dinosaurs. The next highest dinosaur’s stamina is the Elasmosaurus (at 135), which is an aquatic dinosaur. All other dinosaurs now playable in Beasts of Bermuda have 120 or less stamina, with an average of 90-100.
Velociraptors have a remarkable ability called Baby Snatcher, also shared with the Elasmosaurus. You must be aware, though, that when this ability is active, it will slowly drain your ability power, and you cannot attack the grabbed victim. This ability is also beneficial if you’re nesting in babies, so you can carry the young ones to water and food if needed.
Weaknesses of Velociraptor
You can’t have pros without cons, right?! The most glaring weakness of Velociraptor is its extremely low health. It only has 100 health unless you put skills into survivability which will help lessen the damage from severe falls. Larger creatures can one-hit velociraptors if you are not careful. Though it is possible to survive a more significant 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 meager 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 lay down in between multiple trees/large rocks with other velociraptors. That will help keep your comfort stat up and your shelter stat to weather the effects that larger predators can cause to happen.
Fun Things to Do With Velociraptor
You can invade Ory(ctodomeus) burrows with the Velociraptor, which is fantastic. 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 sometimes incorrect. If you practice enough and put skills into survival and combat, you could solo larger carnivores like Megalosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, or Acrocanthosaurus. Be aware that you need lots of practice to pull this off successfully! It’s best to do it in a pack to learn how to hunt more efficiently.
Since Velociraptors can jump & pounce super high, this is also a skill you can take advantage of. You can use it to escape larger predators, climb trees to have a safe place to sleep, and more. Due to your high stamina pool, if you put points into your legs (Strong Legs), you can run faster uphill, which can save your life if you’re being chased by a larger, slower predator.
Velociraptor is an excellent starter dino in Beasts of Bermuda. If you are new to the game, we recommend starting with something easier to learn (since they’re faster to grow). Then graduating to something like the Icthyovenator, Acrocanthosaurus, or another dinosaur. Due to your ability to jump super high, pounce onto other creatures and some terrain, and climb trees to sit somewhere safe (that is, until an Apatosaurus knocks down said tree!). Suppose you want to join a community that focuses on gaming, dinosaurs, and a friendly PG atmosphere. In that case, we highly recommend joining Mesozoic Haven Guilded!