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…Tough yet rather mobile, thanks to its special ability. This robot possesses 2 medium and 2 light slots to offer excellent customization possibilities… – in-game description


Introduction

The Raven is a medium robot with 2 medium and 2 light hardpoints. It is unofficially classified as a heavy robot based on wiki criteria.

Ability

This robot has its own unique ability, essentially a modified Jump ability, called Double Jump.

The robot can store two charges (each with a 20-second cooldown), giving the player a choice to either jump, land, then jump again, or use the second stored jump in mid-air. However, the user must wait for about two seconds after the first jump. When using the jump in mid-air the player can choose the direction, which can be very useful in dodging enemy fire, especially rockets.

Previously, players on the ground could lead their rockets, but the Raven can change direction in mid-air. This means that players on the ground will have to improve their accuracy and awareness in order to successfully hit the Raven in the air. Lastly, the mid-air jump gives the robot unparalleled soaring speed, allowing it to very quickly close in and ambush on targets.

Strategy

The Raven is almost identical to the Griffin due to its hardpoint layout and its very similar frame. However, the key differences between the two is that the Raven's Jump ability can hold two charges, each of which charges one after the other, and it is more agile. This means that the Raven can jump twice in mid-air to dodge enemy fire, therefore increasing its already superior agility.

It is recommended that players use the Raven as they would use the Griffin, as both robots have the same health and firepower. Players are advised to use hit-and-run or ambush tactics, due to the Raven's unique Double Jump ability and low health when compared to brawlers. The storage for two Jump abilities is extremely effective with this tactic, as players can catch their opponents by surprise by jumping over obstacles whilst firing, before jumping back behind cover when they are on low health or if they have run out of ammunition.


Threat Measure

Raven is particularly similar to Griffin, whose weapons and durability matches, but this robot possesses a unique ability that allows it to double jump, making a huge advantage to offensive and getaway modes for Raven. If equipped with the Death Button weapons, it can unleashes 'bombs' from the sky and plummet enemies with thundering rockets, just like in World War II, when military planes releases bombs to hit their target. Raven is a highly moderate threat to small, medium, and large robots, since it has average health and lumbering speed in foot. This white fiend earned its nickname, "Raptor Bot". It can also assemble into "RapBot". Using the Double Jump accurately will allow the Raven to rapidly close in on enemies and get into prime firing positions for maximum damage.

Possible Setups

Some effective setups for the Raven are:

Note: When "Opt." is next to a slot type, it refers to one of the multiple options that can be used in combination with the other weapon(s) slot type(s).

Each slot type is filled with only one particular weapon. For example, if a robot has 3 light all three of those slots are filled with Pinatas, as mixing weapons of the same slot type is not advisable.

Close Range (350m or less)

Slot Types Medium Slot Light Slot
(Opt. 1) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 2) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 3) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 4) 
#Slots x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 Name 
Setup 1 
Orkan
Pinata
Gust
Halo
Aphid
Death Button (Opt. 1)
Spec-Ops/Stuka (Opt. 4)
Setup 2 
Taran
Magnum
Halo
Shredder
Plasma Death Button (Opt. 1)
Ambusher (Opt. 4)
Setup 3 
Punisher T
Punisher
Gust
Halo
Shredder
Leadhose (Opt. 1)
Setup 4 
Vortex
Aphid
Nuke


Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types Medium SlotLight Slot
(Opt. 1) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 2) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 3) 
Light Slot
(Opt. 4) 
#Slots x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 Name (If Applicable) 
Setup 1 
Scourge
Spark
Sting
Halo
Shredder
Setup 2 
Ion
Spark
Sting
Halo
Shredder
Setup 3 
Shocktrain
Spark
Sting
Halo
Shredder
Setup 4 
Tulumbas
Pin
Russian Death Button


Long Range (800-1,000m)

Slot Types Medium Slot Light Slot (Opt. 1)Light Slot (Opt. 2)
#Slots x2 x2 x2 Name 
Setup 1 
Molot T
Molot
Gunship
Setup 2 
Ballista
Arbalest
Gekko


Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Speed (km/h)
1 10,000 Components/
7,500 Au
86,300 37


Upgrade Information

LevelCost AgHealthSpeedTime
2 100,000 91,600 38 2 hours
3 200,00096,90040 5 hours
4400,000103,3004114 hours
52,000,000109,700421 day 4 hours
63,000,000117,200432 days 4 hours
74,000,000124,600452 days 18 hours
88,000,000132,100463 days 18 hours
913,000,000140,600474 days 10 hours
1025,000,000149,100474 days 20 hours
1135,000,000158,700475 days 4 hours
1245,000,000168,300475 days 10 hours
Total135,700,000+82,000+1030 days 9 hours


Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to upgrade (purchase) to Mark II.

Level Cost Health Speed (km/h)
1 500 Au 103,600 37


Upgrade Information

LevelCost AgHealthSpeedTime
2 100,000 109,900 38 2 hours
3 200,000116,30040 5 hours
4400,000124,0004114 hours
52,000,000131,600421 day 4 hours
63,000,000140,600432 days 4 hours
74,000,000149,500452 days 18 hours
88,000,000158,500463 days 18 hours
913,000,000168,700474 days 10 hours
1025,000,000178,900474 days 20 hours
1135,000,000190,400475 days 4 hours
1245,000,000202,000475 days 10 hours
Total135,700,000+98,400+1030 days 9 hours


Update History

Version Changes
5.2.0 New skin: Goldfinch (Above the Stars event)
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 38 days 2 hours 30 minutes⟶30 days 9 hours
4.7.0 Speed increased by 7%
Durability increased by 6.5%
Total Upgrade Time: 45 days 17 hours⟶38 days 2 hours, 30 minutes
4.5 Economy Changes:
Total Upgrade Cost: 170,700,000 Ag⟶135,700,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 58 days 17 hours⟶45 days 17 hours
Now available for 7,500 gold (can still be produced via Workshop 2.0)
4.3 New skin: Baihu
3.8 Robot was added to the game


Paint Jobs Available For Purchase


Poll

Best setup for the Raven?
 
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The poll was created at 21:42 on August 16, 2018, and so far 147 people voted.

Trivia

  • This is the only robot with multiple jumps
  • This is one of two robots to have talons, alongside the Falcon, though the Raven's are much more pronounced
  • Its weapon layout is shared with multiple robots, including its cousin, the Griffin. It is also shared with the Rhino
  • Paint job Baihu (Chinese: 白虎) means white tiger
  • Click here for a 3D image of this robot
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