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How disadvantageous would symmetrical, four-fingered hands be?

You're fine. Based on how humans actually grip things, they can do every grip humans can. If anything, a few grips might actually work better. The diagonal grip will be the only one weaker. You are ...
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How disadvantageous would symmetrical, four-fingered hands be?

If you mean a hand a bit like this: then I don't think it would be of any significant disadvantage, so long as the fingers and thumbs had fleshy pads similar to those of human hands and the thumbs ...
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How would a predator adapt to prey on sapient species?

Preying upon a sapient species is a very bad idea for the most part. It's not likely to evolve because of just how bad an idea it is... with some exceptions. Consider the one truly sapient species we ...
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How would a predator adapt to prey on sapient species?

One adaptation, that requires very little mutation to occur is voice mimicry. Have the orcs evolve a much more powerful, and much more complex vocal aparatus, and brain structures related to speech, ...
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How would a predator adapt to prey on sapient species?

Be able to live somewhere intensely hostile to elven life, such as: Underwater (mermaid orcs) Extensive lightless fantasy caverns Irradiated nuclear ruins Disease-infested jungles The demon-haunted ...
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How would a predator adapt to prey on sapient species?

Evolve armour. An exoskeleton lets a powerful predator rush elves and eat them. They could grow a skeletal exoskeleton which they can use to block spears and bow shots, perhaps a turtle shell barrier ...
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How would a predator adapt to prey on sapient species?

Frame Challenge I'm assuming your orcs are not themselves sapient, otherwise this becomes a very different question. I think specific adaptations to predating on sapient species are neither necessary ...
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How would a predator adapt to prey on sapient species?

In the real world, things which might have predated on humans and proto-humans didn't get the opportunity to adapt to the burgeoning intelligence of their potential food items... they either made do ...
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