JWA Weekly Event Aug 9 - Aug 15: Migration

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Explorers! As was teased to us last week, we have a Migration event ahead. This event is filled with amazing options! Let's go over 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

  • Coelurosauravus (Park Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Coelhaast)
  • Eremotherium (Local 3 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Eremocerus)
  • Majungasaurus (Local 2 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Majundasuchus>Majundaboa)

Repeat after me. Coel! Coel! Coel! Why, you ask? Let us count the reasons. First, this is one of the newest creatures in the game and can only be found in parks during day/dawn/dusk. Majunga has been around since day 1, and Eremo has been around and featured enough that you should feel good about your stash. Second, did you face a Coelhaast in tourney this past weekend? They are borderline unstoppable in that format. Third, have you created and/or evolved Coel yet? They do backflips which is just super adorable. 

However, 27 is a lot of attempts over a couple days, and you may prefer not investing extra time seeking out any in particular. In that case, dart whatever conveniently crosses your path. 

Featured Creatures: Rares

Wednesday - Thursday: 24 Attempts

  • Archaeopteryx (Local 3 Day/Dawn/Dusk)
  • Baryonyx Gen 2 (Local 2 Anytime) (Spinonyx>Erlikospyx)
  • Compsognathus Gen 2 (Local 4 Anytime)
  • Postosuchus (Local 4 Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Postimetrodon>Tryostronix)

First, it's important to note we only have two days to do our Rare attempts this week due to the Legendary on Sunday. Make sure you complete by 10am Eastern on Friday, as you don't want to miss out on any.

Your top choice here will be Archaeopteryx with Compy 2 a close second. With 24 attempts over 2 days, you might even split them over both. Flocks seem to be making their way as a new kind of mini meta, and Opty is brand spanking new. We've seen Compy2 featured a few times over the past few months, but it can't hurt to add to your stockpile for the possibility of a furture hybrid.

Bary2 and Posto aren't terrible choices. Espyx still has value in arena, and Tryos is great for raiding. They have just been around much longer, so we'd prefer the other choices.

Featured Creatures: Epics

Friday - Saturday: 9 Attempts

  • Dodo (Park Anytime) (Dodocevia)
  • Kentrosaurus (Park Anytime) (Ankytrosaurus>Trykosaurus)
  • Woolly Mammoth (Local 2 Anytime) (Entelemoth>Entelolania, Mammotherium>Mammolania, Tsintamoth)

Our top suggestion this week will be Dodo. Truly, it's effectively flocks or bust when it comes to our recommendations. Like the others, it has been around the least amount of time. Also, Dodocevia is a top line Legendary when boosted. We know several players at the top of the leaderboard who are using this Legendary on their arena team. And it will be eligible for 2 out of the 3 Advantage tournaments in August. Cwheels tells me some top players have removed it not because it's bad but because that's what they chose to replace Cornibus for. However, depending where you are in the arena, you may not be running in to as many Cornibus which keeps DodoC very viable. 

The other two options aren't tragic. You may still have an affinity for Tryk, and you will need your Kentros to get that done. And suddenly Mammoth is feeding about eleventy billion hybrids, so you'll need a slew of this if you want to work on all this hyrbid hero has to offer. 

Featured Creatures: Legendaries

Sunday: 1 Attempt

  • Coelhaast (Event Exclusive)
  • Mammotherium (Event Exclusive) (Mammolania)

Migration week concludes with one Legendary attempt. If you've read all my words thus far, you'll be expecting that we suggest Coelhaast as your choice. And that would be accurate. Like the others, it's new, and one of its parts is Event Exclusive. You can get the Therium DNA via raid every week, and its parts are available in the wild. 

Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!

Strike Events & Trials

Strike Events & Trials will also be Migration themed and reward us with the same creatures available at the event drops upon successful completion.

We are back to one dinosaur specific strikes this week which will feature Tyrannosaurus Rex Gen 2 on Wednesday. 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 Swift Therapod. This can draw the following creatures while activated:

  • Deinocheirus (Common)
  • Dilophosaurus Gen 2 (Common)
  • Gallimimus (Common)
  • Monolophosurus Gen 2 (Common)
  • Tanycolagreus (Common)
  • Dilophosaurus (Rare)
  • Erlikosaurus Gen 2 (Rare)
  • Ornithomimus (Rare)
  • Proceratosaurus (Rare)
  • Erlikosurus (Epic)
  • Monolophosaurus (Epic)

Treasure Chase

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 cons if you are able to max both time frames.  

Hybrid Pursuit

This week concludes the Ovilophosaurus pursuit with the Rare, Event Exclusive Dilophosaurus.

Daily Dino & Tournament Info

We rotate in to a new month, and our daily personal missions reward will be Event Exclusive Antarctopelta DNA.

Week 2 of the Skoonasurus Alliance Championships will be an Epic/Legendary/Unique (All) Advantage tournament for Scolo & Koola DNA!

August 2021 DNA Tournament



  • Creatures

    • Rare
    • Epic
    • Legendary
    • All
  • Level

    • All creatures are set to default Levels (any)
  • Stat Boosts

    • Enabled
DNA Tournament Rewards

Free Cash Link

GamePress is excited to be able to provide weekly cash links worth $50 cash in game! The code can only be claimed once a week and you must click on it using the device you play JWA with. It will be active from Monday, 12 PM EST - Sunday, 12 PM EST every week. This is a promotional code provided courtesy of Ludia, Inc and is exclusive to GamePress. We will post this link in an article we publish each week. We will post all articles on our Twitter so follow us at NewsJWA on Twitter so you don't miss out! 

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Parting Words

What an awesome week we have with opportunities at very newly introduced DNA as well as a Legendary attempt. 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!

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Kelly resides in Scottsdale, AZ, proud cat mama of her girls, Payton & Cat Tillman. A JWA player since about day one, she spends much time hunting in the park outside her home and thrives in leading the great folks of Kelliance.