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Scav Raiders
BannerScavRaiders.png
General data
LocationReserve, The Lab
A shady group of armed people who, according to rumors, consist of former PMC operators and local residents. They possess great combat and tactical skills.
~ In game description

Scav Raiders are a faction of Scavs in Escape from Tarkov.

Notes

Raiders have different health values than PMCs and other Scavs.

Raider Health Stats

RaiderHealth.png
Head: 40

Thorax: 160

Stomach: 130

Arms: 100 each

Legs: 110 each

Total: 750

Behavior

Scav raiders are advanced Scavs that are considerably stronger and more tactical than everyday Scavs. They fight in groups, often patrolling the Lab, and Reserve in small squads of three/four members. Raiders employ multiple different weapons and tactics, not afraid to flank, rush, and pin down intruding PMCs. Extreme discretion is required when facing Raiders, as unprepared players will often be shot down almost instantly. Raiders often say voice lines while patrolling or fighting and are easily distinguished from Scavs when speaking English. Scav Raiders start out neutral to other Scavs (including player Scavs), but will get irritated and shout warnings when they get too close. If the warning is ignored, they will open fire. If some other Scav has alerted a raider, it becomes hostile to all other non-raider Scavs; it is safer to always assume that they are hostile. Raiders spawn throughout the Lab location, and spawn frequently on Reserve, often spawning at the beginning of a raid in the control room and in the tunnels, as well as from Hermetic Door activation, D2 activation, and the arrival of the Armored Train extract.

Bosses followers have a similar logic, with the exception that the boss gets angry without a warning.

Strategy

Because Raiders are able to have Class 5/6 Body Armor or Armored Rigs, it is best to bring high penetration ammo. Without AP rounds, aiming for the face is vital, as the hitboxes for the Eyes and Jaws will be protected by, at most, Class 3 face shields; however, other head hitboxes won't have any armor class higher than 4. Also, peeking the same angle twice is highly discouraged as Raiders will watch an angle if you peek it once so it is best to regularly change your position. It is also best to engage Raiders in close range or in enclosed spaces as there is more cover and it is much easier to land headshots in close range, plus there are places to retreat to, as Raiders are able to use grenades, making any room with one exit a death sentence. It is also useful to use grenades for your own advantage, grenades are very useful at flushing Raiders out, forcing them out of any cover they may have, which will put them out in the open where they can be dispatched. If attempting to fight Raiders as a Scav on Reserve most of your fights will be in the open area in between Rook/Train Station and the K Buildings, as most of the time the ones in the tunnels beneath the helicopter will already have been killed. If engaging outside of Rook Raiders will usually attempt to find cover once being shot instead of instantly shooting back. This is not an excuse to push further, as rushing their cover will result in your immediate death. Raiders generally run to cover if you are far enough away, within a short range they will often shoot you on the spot. Because of this behavior what you should do next depends on your weapon. If you have a sniper (such as a Mosin Rifle, SV-98, or other Bolt Action Rifle) it is best to take position on top of Rook/Train Station and shoot them from there and simply wait for them to peek you because after enough time they will often come out of cover if they reach it, especially if another Scav has aggravated them. If you have a shotgun it is best to shoot them from mid range and duck to cover such as inside Rook/Train Station or K Buildings to force them to push you, then just aim for the face, with enough skill (and/or luck) you can dispatch them (Bottleneck and Blitzkrieg). If you have an Assault Rifle either push towards them and get close and aim for face or use the shotgun's strategy. If attempting to fight raiders in the tunnels, using a Bolt-Action is discouraged, although Shotguns have proved very useful. Attempt to engage them in the main area and then rotate using the side tunnels to flank and get closer. Don't get greedy and try to kill more than one at a time, if it seems like a room has 2 raiders in it, use grenades to flush them out and rush. Remember to aim at head level.

Equipment

Icon Weapon Ammunition Mods
Raider104.png Kalashnikov AK-104 7.62x39 assault rifle 7.62x39BP.png Rotor 43 7.62x39 muzzle brake-compensator
Axion Kobra dovetail mount
SureFire X400 Ultra tactical flashlight with laser
AK Magpul MOE AKM handguard
Valday PS-320 1/6x scope
Raidermutant.PNG CMMG Mk47 Mutant 7.62x39 assault rifle 7.62x39PS.png 7.62x39BP.png AK 7.62x39 US Palm "AK30" 30-round magazine
Raidersks.gif Simonov SKS 7.62x39 carbine 7.62x39PS.png 7.62x39T45M.png 7.62x39BP.png Valday PK-120 (1P87) holographic sight
SKS Hexagon 7.62x39 sound suppressor or AK 7.62x39 SRVV muzzle brake-compensator
Zenit Perst-3 tactical device
SKS FAB Defense UAS stock
SKS 7.62x39 ProMag AALVX 35-round magazine
Raider AK-74M.png Kalashnikov AK-74M 5.45x39 assault rifle 7n39icon.png 74BTICON.png 74TICON.png 74PSICON.png AK-74M Zenitco
RPK-16 5.45x39 95-round drum magazine
Raider105.png Kalashnikov AK-105 5.45x39 assault rifle 7n39icon.png 74BTICON.png 74BPICON.png 74PSICON.png 74TICON.png 74BSICON.png BelOMO PK-06 reflex sight

AK CAA RS47 handguard
TangoDown Stubby BGV-MK46K foregrip
Armytek Predator Pro v3 XHP35 HI flashlight

Raider74U.png Kalashnikov AKS-74U 5.45x39 assault rifle 74BPICON.png AK-74 Hexagon 5.45x39 sound suppressor

Armytek Predator Pro v3 XHP35 HI flashlight
AKS-74U Zenit B-11 handguard

Raider74UN.png Kalashnikov AKS-74UN 5.45x39 assault rifle 7n39icon.png 74BTICON.png 74BPICON.png 74PSICON.png 74BSICON.png AKS-74U Zenit B-18 Mount

VOMZ Pilad P1x42 Weaver reflex sight
AK TAPCO SAW-Style pistol grip

Raider VAL SPP.png AS VAL 9x39 special assault rifle 7n9icon.png SP5ICON.png SP6ICON.png Zenit B-13 "Klassika" dovetail rail platform
SIG Sauer ROMEO4 reflex sight
Trijicon RMR reflex sight
RTM Pillau tactical foregrip
Trijicon RMR high profile mount
Raider SA-58 M80.png DS Arms SA-58 7.62x51 assault rifle M80ICON.png SA-58/FAL 7.62x51 X Products X-FAL 50-round drum magazine and SA-58/FAL 7.62x51 20-round magazine
Magpul RVG foregrip
RFB-GIF.gif Kel-Tec RFB 7.62x51 rifle M62ICON.png Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 holographic sight or

Aimpoint CompM4 reflex sight and Aimpoint LRP mount for CompM4 sights

RaiderSR25Icon.gif Knight's Armament Company SR-25 7.62x51 marksman rifle M80ICON.png 7.62x51M933icon.png Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip
AR-10 2A Armanent X3 7.62x51 compensator or KAC PRS/QDC 7.62x51 sound suppressor
ELCAN SpecterDR 1x/4x scope
MFT BUS Stock
Raidermcx.png SIG MCX .300 Blackout assault rifle BlackoutBPZ Icon.png EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight
RaiderM4A1.png Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M856A1ICON.png AR-15 KAC RIS handguard

Magpul MOE Carbine stock
TangoDown Stubby BGV-MK46K foregrip
Armytek Predator Pro v3 XHP35 HI flashlight
LaRue LT101 QD Tactical Picatinny Riser mount
Walther MRS reflex sight

USASOC 1 Icon.png Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M855A1ICON.png Magpul CTR Carbine stock

Aimpoint CompM4 reflex sight
AR-15 Geissele SMR MK16 9.5 inch M-LOK handguard
SureFire SOCOM556-RC2 5.56x45 sound suppressor

USASOC 2 icon.gif Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M995ICON.png M855A1ICON.png M856A1ICON.png LMT SOPMOD stock

AR-15 Geissele SMR MK16 13.5 inch M-LOK handguard AR-15 SureFire FH556RC 5.56x45 flash hider
AR-15 Geissele ACH charging handle
SureFire SOCOM556-RC2 5.56x45 sound suppressor
EOTech HHS-1 hybrid sight
5.56x45 Magpul PMAG 20 GEN M3 STANAG 20-round magazine
LA-5B/PEQ tactical device

Raider416A5.gif HK 416A5 5.56x45 assault rifle 556warmageicon.png M855ICON.png Eotech HHS-1 (Tan) / Holosun HS401G5 / Cobra EKP-8-18

AR-15 Noveske KX3 5.56x45 flash hider
Magpul AFG grip (FDE)
Hogue OverMolded Rubber Grip

Raider DT MDR icon.png Desert Tech MDR 5.56x45 assault rifle 556warmageicon.png M855ICON.png M855A1ICON.png EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight
Raider TX-15 M885.png Lone Star TX-15 DML 5.56x45 carbine M855ICON.png EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight
Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip
Raider TX-15 M995.png Lone Star TX-15 DML 5.56x45 carbine M995ICON.png M855A1ICON.png EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight
Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip
5.56x45 Magpul PMAG 40 GEN M3 STANAG 40-round magazine
RaiderMPX.png SIG MPX 9x19 submachine gun 9x19cgi.png 9x19ripicon.png 9x19pso.png SIG Sauer ROMEO4 reflex sight

SIG Sauer ROMEO sight mount
Magpul AFG tactical foregrip

RaiderMP5.png HK MP5 9x19 submachine gun (Navy 3 Round Burst) 9x19cgi.png 9x19 mm Green Tracer Icon.png 9x19pso.png Rotor 43 9x19 muzzle brake-compensator

HK MP5 9x19 X Products X-5 50-round drum magazine

Raider-MP5-2.png HK MP5 9x19 submachine gun (Navy 3 Round Burst) 9x19ripicon.png 9x19pso.png Aimpoint Micro T-1 reflex sight

Aimpoint Micro Standard Mount
SureFire XC1 tactical flashlight
HK MP5 End Cap stock

Raider MP9-N.png B&T MP9-N 9x19 submachine gun 9x19pso.png MP9 9x19 upper receiver
Trijicon SRS-02 reflex sight
Ultrafire WF-501B flashlight
RaiderPP91Kedr.png PP-91 "Kedr" 9x18PM submachine gun 9x18SP8GZH.png BelOMO PK-06 reflex sight

Zenit Klesch-2IKS flashlight with laser
PP-91 "Kedr" Rotor 43 RIS mount

FN P90 5.7x28 submachinegun CWDG.png FN P90 5.7x28 submachine gun 57x28mmSS190Icon.png EOTech XPS3-0 holographic sight

FN Attenuator 5.7x28 sound suppressor

Raider MP7A2 APSX.png HK MP7A2 4.6x30 submachine gun 4.6x30FMJIcon.png 4.6x30APenIcon.png Trijicon SRS-02 reflex sight
Vector raider.png TDI KRISS Vector Gen.2 9x19 submachine gun 9x19pst.png QuakerMakerIcon.png 9x19ap.png Trijicon RMR high profile mount
Trijicon RMR reflex sight
Glock 9x19 "Big Stick" 33-round magazine
Raider STM-9.png Soyuz-TM STM-9 Gen.2 9x19 carbine QuakerMakerIcon.png 9x19ap.png 9x19ripicon.png Glock 9x19 SGM Tactical 50-round drum magazine
Raiders-M870.png Remington Model 870 12ga pump-action shotgun 12x70BUCKSHOT.png 12x70ripicon.png M870 Magpul MOE handguard

M870 FAB Defense AGR-870 pistol grip
MP-133/153 Taktika Tula 12003 stock adapter
FAB Defense buffer tube for AGR-870
M870 XS SHOTRAIL rail with Ghost Ring rear sight
Magpul MOE Carbine stock
Steiner LAS/TAC 2 tactical flashlight
Magpul M-LOK 2.5 inch rail

Raider153.png MP-153 12ga semi-automatic shotgun 12x70BUCKSHOT.png 12x70ripicon.png M870 FAB Defense AGR-870 pistol grip

MP-133/153 Taktika Tula 12003 stock adapter
FAB Defense buffer tube for AGR-870
Kiba Arms SPRM rail mount for pump-action shotguns
Axion Kobra EKP-8-18 reflex sight
Delta-Tek Sprut mount for pump-action shotguns
Zenit Klesch-2U tactical flashlight
FAB Defense GLR-16-S stock

RaiderMP133.gif MP-133 12ga pump-action shotgun 12x70BUCKSHOT.png 12x70ripicon.png M870 FAB Defense AGR-870 pistol grip
MP-133/153 Taktika Tula 12003 stock adapter
MP-133 custom plastic forestock with rails
MP-133 12ga 8-shell magazine / MP-133 12ga 6-shell magazine
Saiga.png Saiga 12ga ver.10 12/76 semi-automatic shotgun 12-70 AP-20 icon.png AK-74M CAA AKTS AK74 buffer tube
FAB Defense GL-SHOCK buttstock
SOK-12 Leapers UTG PRO MTU002 Long Top aluminum handguard
VOMZ Pilad P1x42 Weaver reflex sight
Zenit Klesch-2U tactical flashlight
SOK-12 12/76 SAI-02 10-round magazine
APS icon.png Stechkin APS 9x18PM machine pistol 9x189PGZH.png
RaiderGlock2.png Glock 17 9x19 pistol 9x19pst.png 9x19ripicon.png Glock 9x19 Alpha Wolf custom pistol slide

Glock 9x19 Lone Wolf LWD-COMP9 compensator
Glock Dead Ringer Snake Eye rear sight
Glock Dead Ringer Snake Eye front sight

Raider m45a1.png Colt M45A1 .45 ACP pistol .45 FMJ Icon.png
USP45 Icon.png HK USP .45 ACP pistol .45 FMJ Icon.png
SP-8 Survival Machete icon.png SP-8 Survival Machete
Antique Axe icon.png Antique axe
F-1 grenade icon.png F-1 hand grenade
RGD-5 grenade icon.png RGD-5 hand grenade
Vog-17 icon.png VOG-17 Khattabka improvised hand grenade
Zarya stun grenade icon.png "Zarya" stun grenade

Trivia

Scav Raiders only have a nickname, which most of them are the names of carnivorous animals in Russian. Below is a list of the different nicknames they can have:

    • Akula (Shark)
    • Assa
    • BZT
    • Balu (Baloo from The Jungle Book)
    • Barrakuda (Barracuda)
    • Bars (Leopard/Panther)
    • Berkut (Golden Eagle)
    • Bob
    • Dikobraz (Porcupine)
    • Gadyuka (Viper, Adder)
    • Gepard (Cheetah)
    • Grif (Vulture/Griffin)
    • Grizzli (Grizzly)
    • Gyurza (Blunt-nosed Viper)
    • Irbis (Snow Leopard/Ounce)
    • Jaguar
    • Karakurt (Black Widow)
    • Kayman (Caiman)
    • Kobra (Cobra)
    • Kondor (Condor)
    • Krasnyy volk (Red Wolf)
    • Krechet (Gyrfalcon)
    • Kuling
    • Leopard
    • Lev (Lion)
    • Lis (Fox)
    • Loggerhed (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
    • Lyutty (The Ferocious One, a 1974 Soviet film)
    • Maga
    • Mangust (Mangoose)
    • Mantis
    • Medved (Bear)
    • Nosorog (Rhinoceros)
    • Orel (Eagle)
    • Orlan (Sea eagle)
    • Padalschik (Scavenger)
    • Pantera (Panther)
    • Pchel (Bee)
    • Piton (Python)
    • Piranya (Piranha)
    • Puma
    • Radar
    • Rosomaha (Wolverine)
    • Rys (Lynx)
    • Sapsan (Peregrine Falcon)
    • Sekach (Hog)
    • Shakal (Jackal)
    • Signal
    • Skorpion (Scorpion)
    • Stervyatnik (Vulture)
    • Tarantul (Tarantula)
    • Taypan (Taipan)
    • Tigr (Tiger)
    • Varan (Monitor Lizard)
    • Vegan
    • Vepr (Boar)
    • Veteran
    • Volk (Wolf)
    • Voron (Crow)
    • Yaguar (Jaguar)
    • Yastreb (Hawk)
    • Zubr (Bison)
    • Bankir
    • Akula (Shark)
    • Assa
    • BZT
    • Balu (Baloo from The Jungle Book)
    • Barrakuda (Barracuda)
    • Bars (Leopard/Panther)
    • Berkut (Golden Eagle)
    • Bob
    • Dikobraz (Porcupine)
    • Gadyuka (Viper, Adder)
    • Gepard (Cheetah)
    • Grif (Vulture/Griffin)
    • Grizzli (Grizzly)
    • Gyurza (Blunt-nosed Viper)
    • Irbis (Snow Leopard/Ounce)
    • Jaguar
    • Karakurt (Black Widow)
    • Kayman (Caiman)
    • Kobra (Cobra)
    • Kondor (Condor)
    • Krasnyy volk (Red Wolf)
    • Krechet (Gyrfalcon)
    • Kuling
    • Leopard
    • Lev (Lion)
    • Lis (Fox)
    • Loggerhed (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
    • Lyutty (The Ferocious One, a 1974 Soviet film)
    • Maga
    • Mangust (Mangoose)
    • Mantis
    • Medved (Bear)
    • Nosorog (Rhinoceros)
    • Orel (Eagle)
    • Orlan (Sea eagle)
    • Padalschik (Scavenger)
    • Pantera (Panther)
    • Pchel (Bee)
    • Piton (Python)
    • Piranya (Piranha)
    • Puma
    • Radar
    • Rosomaha (Wolverine)
    • Rys (Lynx)
    • Sapsan (Peregrine Falcon)
    • Sekach (Hog)
    • Shakal (Jackal)
    • Signal
    • Skorpion (Scorpion)
    • Stervyatnik (Vulture)
    • Tarantul (Tarantula)
    • Taypan (Taipan)
    • Tigr (Tiger)
    • Varan (Monitor Lizard)
    • Vegan
    • Vepr (Boar)
    • Veteran
    • Volk (Wolf)
    • Voron (Crow)
    • Yaguar (Jaguar)
    • Yastreb (Hawk)
    • Zubr (Bison)
    • Bankir

See also

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