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"That thing looks like a Sawtooth, but heavily armed. Great."
Aloy, upon sighting a Ravager

The Ravager is a machine in Horizon Zero Dawn. A fearsome combat machine, it is agile, tough, and equipped for battle.

Appearance 

In many ways, the Ravager closely resembles the Sawtooth, and it may, in fact, be an "upgraded" version of it. However, while the Sawtooth closely resembles a big cat, the Ravager more resembles a wolverine or large lion.

The Ravager walks on four legs with clawed feet, has a head with a toothy snout, and overlapping armor plates across its head, shoulders, back, and front legs. The armor plating is white and blue with a sort of camouflage pattern. It has two antennae at the back end.

One quickly notices the large cannon on the Ravager's back, primed to cut down targets. However, the cannon is detachable. It also has two canisters on its back and one on its belly that serve as weak spots.

History

Ravagers were not one of the machines that were seen by humans when the tribes first settled in their respective territories.

After HEPHAESTUS went rogue and became self-aware, the Derangement took place and all GAIA machines became more aggressive, putting the humans in more danger than they were before. As the humans hunted the machines for parts and resources, HEPHAESTUS became progressively angrier and decided to create more combat-based machines, the Ravager included. The Ravager does fight like a Sawtooth in many ways but has the additional Pulse Cannon to fight at a range. The Ravager was created to fight and hunt humans on site which made it a quite dangerous machine to hunt.

Abilities 

While a Sawtooth charges targets like a big cat, the Ravager fights like a timber wolf, dodging around its prey and making slashing attacks with its front claws and teeth. The Ravager is both agile and fast, easily able to keep up with the target and avoid projectiles.

The Ravager's main weapon is the Ravager Cannon, an automatic energy weapon that fires a rapid burst of powerful blue projectiles similar to a Thunderjaw's mouth cannon. This gun can be shot off the Ravager's back and can be used against the beast or other targets. The Ravager can use this weapon both while stationary and on the move.

When Aloy is captured by the Eclipse and sentenced to die in the Sun Ring, Sylens comes to the rescue with not just two overridden Striders as getaway mounts but three overridden Ravagers, which quickly set upon two Corruptors, ripping even these seasoned war machines to pieces with ease. This is a frightening display of their potential power.

Attacks

Name Damage Type Primary Damage Trigger Range
Berserker Fury Melee 300 3m - 10m
Claw Swipe Melee 170 7m - 11m
Jumping Jaw Smash Melee 220 16m - 23m
Mandible Stab Melee 160 1m - 8m
Shock Jaw Smash Melee 180 1m - 8m
Cannon Burst Projectile 40 per bullet 15m - 65m
Shock Cocoon Shock-Icon Shock 165 1.25m - 5.25m

Components

Image: Component: Information: Weakness: Strength:
Ravager-Body Body Hard outer casing to protect synthetic muscle and operational systems. Fire-Icon Fire Shock-Icon Shock
Ravager-FreezeCanister Freeze Canister Shooting this canister with Freeze will trigger an elemental explosion. Chillwater can be looted from this canister. Freeze-Icon Freeze
Tear-Icon Tear
None
Ravager-PowerCell Power Cell Shooting this component with Shock will trigger an elemental explosion. Sparker can be looted from this component. Shock-Icon Shock
Tear-Icon Tear
None
Ravager-Cannon Ravager Cannon Destroying these components disables Ravager Cannon attacks.

This weapon can be picked up and used after detached from the machine. Using Tearblast Arrows to shoot this off and then using it to shoot the Ravager is generally the easiest and quickest way to kill one.

Tear-Icon Tear None

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Machines
Acquisition Class Broadhead - Charger - FireclawFW - FrostclawFW - Glinthawk - Grazer - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Strider - Trampler
Combat Class Ravager - Sawtooth - ScorcherFW - Stalker - Stormbird - Thunderjaw
Communication Class Tallneck
Recon Class Longleg - Watcher (Redeye Watcher)
Transport Class Behemoth - Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Shell-Walker
Chariot Class Corrupted Machines - Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil
Unknown Class Control TowerFW