Raiders will almost always come at your swinging, but that makes them easy to predict. They're standard humanoid enemies, so a couple of good parries should be enough to stun them completely, and leave them open for a finisher.
While their aggression does make them easy to read, as mentioned, you still have to be careful when fighting multiple Raiders at once. They'll come running at you from any and every angle, so try not to get surrounded.
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