After 2 rounds of The Raven on several accounts, I believe I understand how the ammo drops work. Testing this theory (which was formulated with lots of help from other players), I was able to beat The Raven without having to purchase any ammo items. The best strategy for this Boss Fight is outlined below. The key to this strategy is to hold off on icing and take advantage of the time frame between when you pick up The Ravens trail and when the timer for the fight is activated. The drop rules for ammo items behave differently during these two phases.
|Ammo Type||Job, Rob, Fight|
|Number of Items||50 each|
|Banner Description||"Watch Out For Him In Fights"|
|Banner Button||"Go To Fights"|
|Ammo Type||Job, Rob, Fight, Ice|
|Number of Items||50 Combined|
|Time Limit||8 hours|
|Banner Description||"Kill Him Now!"|
|Banner Button||"Fight him"|
Once I started icing, I maxed out on Face Choppers and found once The Raven was triggered that Armagrendades also dropped at a much better rate. This is due to the fact that there is a cap of how many ammo items can drop during the 8 hour timer. Because I farmed enough Rains of Pain and Nunchuck Flurrys during the trail phase, these did not apply to the limit of what we believe to 50 not enough testing to verify as fact).
Once The Raven is triggered, you have 8 hours to take his 60,000 health down to 0. If you have 50 each Rains of Pain and Face Choppers, you can make 25 attacks using the yellow combo. Because this was the second appearance of The Raven for me, I wanted to verify that your Red Combo stays the same and it does. For more information on how to figure out what your Red Combo is, go here.
I compared my ammo before and after I got to the point above. I was running the Assassin-a-Nator at the same time as I was attacking The Raven so I picked up some extra Face Choppers and Armagrenades.
I went back to robbing to try to score some more Rains of Pain but none would drop. The same was true of all the other items. Once the 8 hour timer is activated, you can only pick up 50 items. I had plenty of Nunchuck Flurries so I just used those until I defeated The Raven.
To ensure you that you realize The Ravens trail has been picked up and you should stop icing, Team Spockholm is updated the Assassin-a-Nator. The Raven was also added to the Desktop Notification options. The strategy above will not work if you keep icing and trigger The Raven before you farmed enough ammo items. If you do miss this valuable window, you can always let the timer run out and wait 3 more days to try again.
Now that you can take down The Raven with ease, he will be a welcomed site. My only complaint is the fact that this Xtreme Assassins Jacket is so plain looking and the stats are only attack heavy.
It would be much better if it looked something like this. With the super cool "Xtreme" adjective added to the Assassin's Jacket, I expected something a little more exciting!