Mounted Raptor

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Mounted Raptor
Mounted Raptor(27253).png
Mounted Raptor(27253) Gold.png
Set: The League of Explorers
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Druid
Rarity: Common
Cost: 3
Attack: 3
Health: 2
Abilities: Deathrattle, Summon
Tags: Random

Deathrattle: Summon a random 1-Cost minion.

Clever girl!

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Mounted Raptor is a common druid minion card, from the League of Explorers set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Regular Mounted Raptor is obtained x2 by completing the druid Class Challenge in The League of Explorers, unlocked upon completing the adventure's second wing, Uldaman.

Once the regular version has been obtained, both regular and golden versions can be crafted and disenchanted.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mounted Raptor 40 5
Golden Mounted Raptor 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Like Harvest Golem this is a "sticky" minion that retains some field presence after he dies. Can be fairly strong in a Beast, combo, or token druid deck.

It can be considered a more aggressive version of Harvest Golem, being a 3/2 instead of a 2/3. Its main problem is the unpredictability of the minion it summons with its Deathrattle, which can be any collectible 1-cost minion from any class. In the best case, you can get an Injured Kvaldir at full health, or a Flame Imp without receiving damage to your hero. In the worst case, you can get an undercosted 1/1 that is nearly useless without its Battlecry or in-hand effect, such as Elven Archer, Forbidden Ancient, or Shifter Zerus.

Possible summons[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all 1-cost collectible minions in Standard format, representing the range of possible minions summoned by Mounted Raptor's Deathrattle.

Name / Desc Rarity Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Murloc Raider Free Murloc Any 1 2 1 Mrrraggglhlhghghlgh, mrgaaag blarrghlgaahahl mrgggg glhalhah a bghhll graggmgmg Garrosh mglhlhlh mrghlhlhl!!
Northshire Cleric Free General Priest 1 1 3 Whenever a minion is healed, draw a card. They help the downtrodden and distressed. Also they sell cookies.
Stonetusk Boar Free Beast Any 1 1 1 Charge This card is boaring.
Timber Wolf Free Beast Hunter 1 1 1 Your other Beasts have +1 Attack. Other beasts totally dig hanging out with timber wolves.
Voidwalker Free Demon Warlock 1 1 3 Taunt No relation to "The Voidsteppers", the popular Void-based dance troupe.
Voodoo Doctor Free General Any 1 2 1 Battlecry: Restore 2 Health. Voodoo is an oft-misunderstood art. But it is art.
Abusive Sergeant Common General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Give a minion +2 Attack this turn. ADD ME TO YOUR DECK, MAGGOT!
Alleycat Common Beast Hunter 1 1 1 Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Cat. To be a cool cat in Gadgetzan, you gotta have bling.
Arcane Anomaly Common General Any 1 2 1 Whenever you cast a spell, give this minion +1 Health. He used to get work as a Spatial Anomaly, but he got tired of having his polarity reversed.
Argent Squire Common General Any 1 1 1 Divine Shield "I solemnly swear to uphold the Light, purge the world of darkness, and to eat only burritos." - The Argent Dawn Oath
Bladed Cultist Common General Rogue 1 1 2 Combo: Gain +1/+1. He has a poor understanding of the law of diminishing returns.
Blood Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 0 1 Stealth. At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. Imps are content to hide and viciously taunt everyone nearby.
Brave Archer Common General Hunter 1 2 1 Inspire: If your hand is empty, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. This is a "bearly" concealed reference.
Buccaneer Common Pirate Rogue 1 2 1 Whenever you equip a weapon, give it +1 Attack. The best part of buccaneering is the pants.
Dust Devil Common General Shaman 1 3 1 Windfury. Overload: (2) Westfall is full of dust devils. And buzzards. And crazed golems. And pirates. Why does anyone live here?
Elven Archer Common General Any 1 1 1 Battlecry: Deal 1 damage. Don't bother asking her out on a date. She'll shoot you down.
Enchanted Raven Common Beast Druid 1 2 2 Once upon a midnight restive, Medivh pondered, feeling festive!
Fiery Bat Common Beast Hunter 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to a random enemy. He'll always be our first.
Flame Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 3 2 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero. Imps like being on fire. They just do.
Gadgetzan Jouster Common General Any 1 1 2 Battlecry: Reveal a minion in each deck. If yours costs more, gain +1/+1. It's not HER fault you didn't put a spinning saw blade on your horse.
Goldshire Footman Common General Any 1 1 2 Taunt If 1/2 minions are all that is defending Goldshire, you would think it would have been overrun years ago.
Grimscale Chum Common Murloc Paladin 1 2 1 Battlecry: Give a random Murloc in your hand +1/+1. Listen, see? We'll take 'em to the docks, see? And throw 'em in the sea, see?
Grimscale Oracle Common Murloc Any 1 1 1 Your other Murlocs have +1 Attack. These are the brainy murlocs. It turns out that doesn’t mean much.
Kabal Lackey Common General Mage 1 2 1 Battlecry: The next Secret you play this turn costs (0). I'll tell you one thing he doesn't lack: GUMPTION.
Leper Gnome Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. He really just wants to be your friend, but the constant rejection is starting to really get to him.
Lowly Squire Common General Any 1 1 2 Inspire: Gain +1 Attack. But not the lowliest!
Malchezaar's Imp Common Demon Warlock 1 1 3 Whenever you discard a card, draw a card. Malchezaar used to have an imp named Dobby working for him, but there was a tragic accident.
Mana Wyrm Common General Mage 1 1 3 Whenever you cast a spell, gain +1 Attack. These wyrms feed on arcane energies, and while they are generally considered a nuisance rather than a real threat, you really shouldn't leave them alone with a bucket of mana.
Mistress of Mixtures Common General Any 1 2 2 Deathrattle: Restore 4 Health to both players. Her favorite mixture is cola and lime.
N'Zoth's First Mate Common Pirate Warrior 1 1 1 Battlecry: Equip a 1/3 Rusty Hook. Hates when N'Zoth yells "Ahoy Matey!!", but there's not really much he can do about it.
Pit Snake Common Beast Rogue 1 2 1 Destroy any minion damaged by this minion. It could be worse. It could be a Snake Pit.
Possessed Villager Common General Warlock 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Shadowbeast. It's like a pinata! A lame disgusting horrific pinata.
Runic Egg Common General Any 1 0 2 Deathrattle: Draw a card. Oh man! Runic omelettes are the best!
Shieldbearer Common General Any 1 0 4 Taunt Have you seen the size of the shields in this game?? This is no easy job.
Southsea Deckhand Common Pirate Any 1 2 1 Has Charge while you have a weapon equipped. Pirates are into this new fad called "Planking".
Swashburglar Common Pirate Rogue 1 1 1 Battlecry: Add a random class card to your hand (from your opponent's class)Was almost named "Swashb-AAAARRHHH-gler"
Tentacle of N'Zoth Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions. Because EVERYDAY is the Day of the Tentacle of N'zoth.
Tournament Attendee Common General Any 1 2 1 Taunt He was so excited to get season tickets to this year's Grand Tournament. He normally doesn't get them at first and has to buy them from Ogre scalpers.
Tunnel Trogg Common General Shaman 1 1 3 Whenever you Overload, gain +1 Attack per locked Mana Crystal. Sure, they're ugly, but they live in tunnels. You try your beauty routine without natural light.
Twilight Whelp Common Dragon Priest 1 2 1 Battlecry: If you're holding a Dragon, gain +2 Health. The twilight whelps are basically magic-vampires. Despite this, they are not a reference to any popular series of novels.
Worgen Infiltrator Common General Any 1 2 1 Stealth If you want to stop a worgen from infiltrating, just yell, "No! Bad boy!"
Young Dragonhawk Common Beast Any 1 1 1 Windfury They were the inspiration for the championship Taurenball team: The Dragonhawks.
Zealous Initiate Common General Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. Ok, Initiate. You need to settle down and do your job. In this case, that means die so someone else can get a minor buff.
Angry Chicken Rare Beast Any 1 1 1 Enrage: +5 Attack. There is no beast more frightening (or ridiculous) than a fully enraged chicken.
Babbling Book Rare General Mage 1 1 1 Battlecry: Add a random Mage spell to your hand. His idol is the Green Hills of Stranglethorn, and he won't shut up about it.
Bloodsail Corsair Rare Pirate Any 1 1 2 Battlecry: Remove 1 Durability from your opponent's weapon. Every pirate uses the same four digits to access Automated Gold Dispensers. It's called the "Pirate's Code".
Dragon Egg Rare General Any 1 0 2 Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/1 Whelp. Think of them as bullets for your dragon gun.
Injured Kvaldir Rare General Any 1 2 4 Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to this minion. Don't worry. With a little skin cream he's going to clear right up.
Lightwarden Rare General Any 1 1 2 Whenever a character is healed, gain +2 Attack. She’s smaller than her sisters Mediumwarden and Heavywarden.
Murloc Tidecaller Rare Murloc Any 1 1 2 Whenever you summon a Murloc, gain +1 Attack. This guy gets crazy strong at family reunions.
Reliquary Seeker Rare General Warlock 1 1 1 Battlecry: If you have 6 other minions, gain +4/+4. The Reliquary considers itself the equal of the League of Explorers. The League of Explorers doesn't.
Secretkeeper Rare General Any 1 1 2 Whenever a Secret is played, gain +1/+1. She promises not to tell anyone about that thing you did last night with that one person.
Selfless Hero Rare General Paladin 1 2 1 Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion Divine Shield"Don't worry about me… I'll just be here... under these tentacles."
Small-Time Buccaneer Rare Pirate Any 1 1 2 Has +2 Attack while you have a weapon equipped. "Oh, I'm not serious about it. I only pirate on the weekends."
Young Priestess Rare General Any 1 2 1 At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. She can't wait to learn Power Word: Fortitude Rank 2.
Forbidden Ancient Epic General Druid 1 1 1 Battlecry: Spend all your Mana. Gain +1/+1 for each mana spent. This Ancient was banned from the local tavern after tucking a 'Dr. Boom' up its sleeve.
Hungry Crab Epic Beast Any 1 1 2 Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2. Murloc. It's what's for dinner.
Meanstreet Marshal Epic General Paladin 1 1 2 Deathrattle: If this minion has 2 or more Attack, draw a card. Remember, submit your bribes directly to the Marshal - it's the law!
Vilefin Inquisitor Epic Murloc Paladin 1 1 3 Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes 'Summon a 1/1 Murloc.' Nobody expects the Vilefin Inquisition!
Weasel Tunneler Epic Beast Any 1 1 1 Deathrattle: Shuffle this minion into your opponent's deck. He's the reason the First Bank of Gadgetzan has steel floors.
Patches the Pirate Legendary Pirate Any 1 1 1 Charge. After you play a Pirate, summon this minion from your deck. What do sailors yell when Patches steals their treasure chest full of laws and other things being transported to parliament for a vote? "The Eyes have it!"
Shifter Zerus Legendary General Any 1 1 1 Each turn this is in your hand, transform it into a different minion. It's like being able to play with THREE angry chickens!
Sir Finley Mrrgglton Legendary Murloc Any 1 1 3 Battlecry: Discover a new basic Hero Power. In addition to fluent Common, he also speaks fourteen dialects of 'mrgl'.
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Lore[edit | edit source]

The concept of this card is that the Raptor is ridden by a 1-cost minion, who upon the Raptor's defeat will leap off and join the battle.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The flavour text "Clever girl!" is a quotation from the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, that has since become a meme in its own right.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Benjamin Zhang

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mounted Raptor, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzcon 2015 Hearthstone League of Explorers Panel – 1080p. (2015-11-07).