'''Ripperdactyl Riders''' are a [[Lizardmen]] flying cavalry unit in ''Total War: Warhammer II''. Each rider fights with aggressive skill, but they pale in comparison to the viciousness of their mounts.
Ripperdactyl Riders are amongst the most fearsome warriors to ever soar across the skies of Lustria. Though Skinks found training Terradons relatively easy, turning Ripperdactyls into sky mounts proved far more difficult. While sustaining many losses, Skinks learned that hatched Ripperdactyls could be bonded with and trained, assuming they weren't eaten alive as soon as the ravenous creature hatched. Skinks who survive bonding with their Ripperdactyls are bold, elite warriors. Once mounted atop their mounts, they forego javelins and blowpipes, for their blood-hungry beasts cannot be stopped from plunging down upon
fors. The razor-sharp talons of a Ripperdactyl can decapitate foes - their furious attacks leaving strewn innards and lopped-off limbs behind them.