Explorers! Taunt is one of the very best themes full of some of the very best creatures! We had a similar event back in November, though they made some positive changes to our choices. Let's go over what we said then, what our Discord community is thinking, what we'll recommend to dart, and everything else you need to know.
Weekly Calendar Explained
Before we dive in to the week, we'll break down how the weekly event calendar works. First, each day is considered started at 10am Eastern on that day. It is possible that wherever you live, it might actually be the previous or next day, so we wanted to help clarify how they determine what day it is. At this time, event creatures & strike towers will be updated as applicable. This information is also noted on the calendar.
Ever wonder why some weeks we’re given 45 attempts on commons and others only 18 or 27? The reason for this is that the volume of attempts is a simple math calculation based on the rarity and number of options. Take the rarity base number and multiply by the number of options and voila, you have your total allowed attempts! Having more variety in the options yields that many more attempts. The flip side is it may be more difficult to find the creature(s) you favor. Below details the number of attempts assigned to each rarity which is used to determine how many attempts you receive (though occasionally, they stray from this math). This is the total you are allotted across all options, so it is important to select your choices wisely.
- Common = 9 per
- Rare = 6 per
- Epic = 3 per
- Legendary/Unique = 1 total
They recently started putting the number of attempts on the calendar again and sometimes stray from the above. Refer to the calendar for the confirmed counts. Each rarity has a different length of time the spawn lasts followed by a different length of time until respawn after despawn. Commons and Rares will last 1 hour with about 5 minutes between. Epics last 2 hours with about 5 minutes in between.
All strikes and trials are represented on the calendar with the level of difficulty along with how long they last (1 day or 2 days). The trials are shown along the very bottom in gray boxes.
Featured Creatures: Commons
Monday - Tuesday: 27 Attempts
- Ankylosaurus Gen 2 (Tuesday ) (Ankylocodon>Ankylodicurus, Alankylosaurus)
- Brontotherium (Battle Exclusive) (Brontolasmus)
- Lythronax (Local 3 Anytime) (Purrolyth>Grypolyth)
These are the exact same three as when we had the Taunt event in November. Here is what was said then: For commons this week, we'd place a general order of priority as Bronto, Ankyl2, Lythro, solely due to availability. It's a known concept that we tend to prioritize based on exclusivity. However, there is not really a completely clear cut winner, so you may prefer to base your choice(s) on your personal goals.
We still feel it's hard to say any of these three really stand out over the rest. Perhaps Bronto to an extent being that it is Battle Exclusive. Lythro currently feeds the best of the hybrid bunch, and Ankyl2 feeds the most hybrids. Like most weeks, 27 is a lot of attempts over just a couple of days, and your time may be best suited darting whatever crosses your path. While you're at it, you'll likely stumble over plenty more Ankyl2s with this week's hybrid pursuit.
Featured Creatures: Rares
Wednesday - Thursday: 18 Attempts
- Carnotaurus (Friday ) (Purutaurus>Carnotarkus, Scorpius Rex Gen 2>Scorpius Rex Gen 3)
- Compsognathus Gen 2 (Local 4 Anytime)
- Elasmotherium (Local 4 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Brontolasmus, Mammotherium>Mammolania)
Two of these three were not part of this event in November with Carno being the only one that was. And we have yet another week with Compy2 featured (this makes 6 of the last 13 weeks for those keeping track at home). The clear choice here should be Cartnotaurus. SR3 is a top arena creature, and we may be looking at another hybrid (Indotaurus) down the line. Being day locked also makes Carno the most exclusive of the bunch. As previously stated, though, it does seem flocks are carving out their own little meta, so we could certainly make a case for Compy2 being your choice.
Featured Creatures: Epics
Friday - Saturday: 9 Attempts
- Rajasaurus (Local 2 Anytime) (Rajakylosaurus>Diorajasaur)
- Sonorasaurus (Event Exclusive) (Skoonasaurus)
- Woolly Rhino (Event Exclusive) (Keratoporcus, Monolorhino)
Boy howdy, what a week of Epic decisions!!! TWO event exclusive options makes for a major conundrum. I buried the lead a little, but clearly our recommendation will not be Raja despite being a componnent of the dual threat (raid and arena) Dio. .
So how do you choose between Sonora and Rhino? This is practically an impossible choice as both their supers are top tier Arena creatures. We will just say you can't go wrong with either, or maybe you want to split your attempts with a few for each.
Featured Creatures: Legendaries
Sunday: 1 Attempt
- Ankyntrosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Trykosaurus)
- Rajakylosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Diorajasaur)
- Skoolasaurus (Event Exclusive) (Skoonasaurus)
We conclude the week with a Legendary attempt which we did not have back in November. If we rank the options by ultimate hybrids, Skoola comes out way on top. However, it is probably the easiest of the 3 Legendary options to create. Both Ankyntro & Rajakyl take two Epics whereas Skoola is built with a Common and an Epic. To top it off, the Epic Koola is a global option though only found at Dawn/Dusk/Night. The Epics required for the other two are either Local or Park locked (but available any time). If this sways you off Skoola, we'd consider the other two options about equal. We like Dio a little better than Tryko since the change to Resilient, but this could be a case where you consider your surroundings to make your choice. Both require Ankylosaurus as part of their makeup, so it might depend how accessible parks are for the Kentro required for Ankyntro.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events and Trials will also be Taunt themed and will reward the same creatures found under event drops with successful completion.
We will have two dinosaur specific strikes this week. Wednesday will feature Elasmo, and an Epic strike on Friday will feature Ankylosaurus! We've also got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Tuesday (Attack), Thursday (HP), and Saturday (Speed).
There is a basic scent strike on Monday, and the themed scent on Thursday is Crocodylidae. This can draw the following creatures while activated:
- Nundasuchus (Common)
- Purussaurs Gen 2 (Common)
- Sarcosuchus (Common)
- Kaprosuchus (Rare)
- Postosuchus (Rare)
- Purussaurus (Rare)
- Gryposuchus (Epic)
On Sunday, we will have the treasure chase where the chests refresh hourly for you to collect up to 25,000 coins! The boxes reset at 8pm Eastern, so you actually have a chance for up to 50,000 coins if you are able to max both time frames.
This week will continue the Ankylodicurus pursuit with the Ankylosaurus Gen 2.
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
August continues with our daily reward being Antarctopelta while the arena reward is the extremely valuable, event exclusive, Haast Eagle.
Week 3 of the Skoonasaurus Alliance Championships will be a Rare/Epic advantage tournament for Sonorasaurus DNA!
August 2021 Exclusive DNA Tournament
- No Hybrids
- All creatures are set to default Levels (any)
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This will be a great week with some awesome options to dart which culminates with a Legendary attempt on Sunday. New for 2021, we are going to reach out for more community input on these weekly event roundups. Come join up and let us know what you plan to dart! We look forward to your input and hope to see you on there!