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The Raptor
The Raptor
Release date 9 August 2011 (Update)
Race Unknown
Members only No
Quest NPC Song from the Depths
Location Varies
Sells items No
Gender Male
Examine Who could move in all that armour?
A mysterious warrior clad in thick plate armour.
The Raptor chathead

The Raptor is one of the seven Signature Heroes, and is arguably the most mysterious; "Who are the Signature Heroes?" only describes the Raptor as a mysterious warrior. When speaking to The Raptor, he will comment on monsters killed by the player in quests, often stating his opinion on whether the feat is impressive or not.

The Raptor's race is currently unknown, and one piece of artwork of him has been released by Jagex with the website's Adventurer's Log. The Raptor seems to be very protective of his true identity, always appearing fully clad in armour and helm and refusing to take any of it off. This armour was defined as having been made by Xenia in the third episode of the Above the Lore podcast. The Raptor has been confirmed male by the game guide following the site's update.

The Raptor became a "slayer master" during November 2015 and assigned players a slayer task once a day, based on their combat level.


The Raptor's mace

The Raptor's weapon

Very little is known about The Raptor, even compared to the other Signature Heroes. The Raptor seems only to acknowledge combat achievements as mattering, and until you have defeated a suitably respectable opponent, such as Nomad, will refuse to talk to you entirely. His attitude to solving problems is to completely destroy anything related to the problem. The Raptor is also quite arrogant at times.

The Raptor is also bored of standing around and doing nothing. He admits that being a slayer master was different than he expected as he dislikes standing around and doing nothing when there are challenging foes to hunt down.


The Raptor can be found in various places around Gielinor, but mainly in combat-related areas.


The Raptor can always be found standing on the first floor of the Legends' Guild.


Raptor killing demons

The Raptor slaying greater demons.

The Raptor will frequently appear in these places for a while (around 3-4 minutes), then teleport away.


  • Inside the Gamers' Grotto talking to the Head mystic. The Raptor refuses to take off any armour in order to play Stealing Creation, and then teleports away.
  • Standing next to Kuradal. When speaking to him he demands a task from her, and after she argues that he could be a slayer master himself (but he wants to fight, not stand around all day) and that he should be teaching her, she assigns him 5,000 Dagannoths. After he teleports away, Kuradal will tell the player that she hopes they never become like that.
  • For one month (November 2015), The Raptor becomes a special "slayer master".


Being spat out

The trio exit the dragon in an abnormal way.

The Raptor features in the Song from the Depths quest, released in 22 May 2012. He, along with the player, is asked to save the men of Rimmington from a restless sleep. After jumping into a chasm and subsequently being swallowed by the Queen Black Dragon, the player discovers that a siren named Remora, the source of the affliction, has been tricked into drawing the souls of the men towards her (and the sleeping dragon).

When Remora is released, the Queen Black Dragon awakens, disgorging the trio. The Raptor shields the player from dragonfire, but Remora is killed; the Raptor and the player teleport out just in time, and the men are freed from their sleep.

Cinematic trailerEdit

Raptor cinematic trailer

The Raptor in the cinematic trailer.

The Raptor appears in the RuneScape cinematic trailer that can be watched here. Along with Sir Owen, Ozan and Ariane, The Raptor fights against a gigantic troll, and narrowly saves Ozan from the brute's axe.

Slayer masterEdit

Main article: Raptor's Challenge
Raptor Slayer Master location

The Raptor's current location

During the month of November in 2015, The Raptor acted as a unique slayer master who gave separate assignments from a smaller list of potential monsters. He only gave one assignment per day. His assignments gave two times the normal amount of slayer experience per kill. He also had his own gem with which he could be contacted, similar to an enchanted gem. His chest can still be accessed by the Burthorpe bank.

The Raptor's appearance as a slayer master coincided with the release of four new slayer monsters throughout the month, with one released every week. Following each monster's release, it was possible that they would be received as one of the Raptor's assignments, with special rewards available through drops from the new monster.

In the first week of the month, following the release of the wyverns, he could be found south of the Port Sarim Jail. While he was there a body of dead wyvern could be found near him and his chest. During his stay near the entrance to the Ripper Demon cave, the body of a Ripper Demon was added on top of the wyvern. During his stay outside the walls of Sophanem, the body of a Camel Warrior was added on top of his current pile of corpses. During his stay outside Rellekka, the body of an Acheron mammoth was added on top of the current pile, squishing everything else underneath it due to its massive weight.



The Raptor as depicted in the Adventurer's Log


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The Raptor's menacing voice
I'm going to put an end to your witchcraft.
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The Raptor making a threat
If you're here to stop me, then you have a problem.
  • In the Gielinor Games Cheese Wheel Rolling event, after commenting about cheese, the Raptor would say "If you'll excuse me, I have strykewyrms to kill." This suggests he has at least a Slayer level of 73, the pile of dead bodies consisting of a wyvern, ripper demon, camel warrior, and Acheron mammoth can mean he has 96 slayer, although his conversation with Kuradal suggests he is 99, possibly even higher as Kuradal comments "[He] should be teaching me."
  • If one tries talking to the Raptor before they have defeated any "worthy opponents", he will completely ignore them.
  • It appears the Raptor has about 1000 life points, as for a small time he could be slain by the brutal green dragons due to an update which buffed their strength.
  • The Raptor has the second highest hit in RuneScape, as this is shown when he is fighting monsters. While fighting brutal green dragons, he can hit up to 10,000 life points in one blow on the dragon.
  • The Raptor has the same voice actor as Bandos.
  • When you talk to the Raptor for the first time as a slayer master, he says "You, come here. I'm your slayer master now." which is a reference to the 2013 film Captain Philips.

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