I usually run mono Sakrohm or mono Uppers. But what happens if Rattle avoids the tempban (to be fair, that may never occur)?
Outside of their 4* and 5* (and Chopper LD and Rattle) it seems like their damage is relatively low, so maybe running PC would fight them off? Or AS to avoid the whole attack manipulation cancellation?
Raptors are based on manipulating attack and most of their abilities play with power/attack.
I run a Freaks + Jungo deck and I've run into a few mono Raptor and a lot of half Raptor deck. They are pretty easy to handle aside from one attack manipulation card in my deck, which I avoid anyways. All-Star stomps them though, along with clans that work with dmg and ignore/don't have to play around attack manipulation.
I agree with everybody else. I'll throw my two cents in on top of it all though...
Something that hasn't been specifically mentioned yet is using cards that have 8 power. Protection: Power is obviously a good ability against Raptors, as is SoA. So that kinda narrows it down even further. Pussycats or Freaks might be good options (they certainly aren't bad,) but I'm leaning more towards Berzerk or FPC myself. Berzerk would HAVE to be best... but you might not choose them because you'll be playing against more than just Raptor decks. Still though... Elvis and Melanie are monsters. Then you can choose between a plethora of characters like Lola, Flush, Marjory, Miho, etc. who are all good against Raptors.
FPC might not be quite as good because Raptors kinda counters them in turn and it almost just depends on who gets to play first. Fei would be a good card to have, though he won't help much against Rex or Rattle, Bengal or Chan are pretty tough customers, and you know then maybe Hitachi Kero Cr, Kusuri, Shifou, whatever.
Buuuut I wouldn't say Berzerk and FPC mesh well... their bonus is kinda the same... so pick one of those (La Junta wouldn't be bad either if you wanna use Floyd/Glover/Sabia/_____) and pair it with Pussycats, Ulu, or Bangers.
I run gheist cause with out ability's on raptors they got nothing at all.
they exists to beat attack +/- clans there ability's handle other clans but if you take there ability's away there sitting there holding the bag so that's why usen soa sob Is best to beat them but they can handle them self against every thing else witch is solid clan to me.
SOA clans can do well, depending on the type of raptor deck. Raptor decks either rely on abilities or base stats. Personally, I only find Rattle to be strong in the raptor arsenal, while rex sweig just being a typical heavy hitter. The 'great' part about raptors is they can be used in a half similar to skeelz, where they have strong off hands. But overall, they are a weak clan. Their strength comes from abusing meta.
You can't go wrong wit SOA. Gheist is always good.
If you want an all around though, I would suggest Jungo.
You got Jean for the SOA, Pegh with the Dr.
And if you do take damage, you gain it all back with the life gain.
Also Jungo's naturally high power in general takes advantage of the fact the Raptors have power manipulation but usually tie out with Jungo anyways.