The Raptor (dinosaur) mount has a long horizontal jump. The large scales along its back and tail can be recolored with dyes in the Equipment tab of the Hero Panel.
Raptors provide a big speed boost, and when the special jump is taken into account, the Raptor is the fastest of the available mounts. This is particularly handy for slow classes without speed boosts, like Guardian/Dragonhunter/Firebrand, and Warrior/Berserker/Spellbreaker.
The Raptor mount is the first mount players receive. You get the Raptor when you arrive in the Crystal Desert during the Path of Fire story mission Sparking the Flame.
It costs a total of 10 Path of Fire Mastery points to completely level up the Raptor mount.
You must level up Raptor at least through level 3 to unlock Canyon Jumping before you can get the second mount (the Springer).
Note: Mounts are part of the Path of Fire expansion pack. You must have Path of Fire in order to get mounts.
Guild Wars 2 Mounts Guides: Raptor | Springer | Skimmer | Jackal | Griffon | Beetle
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