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: 36 Attempts
- Ankylosaurus Gen 2 (Tuesday) (Alankylosaurus, Ankylocodon>Ankylodicurus)
- Brontotherium (Battle Exclusive) (Brontolasumus)
- Euoplocephalus (Local 2 Anytime) (Amargocephalus>Tragoditis)
- Scolosaurus (Local 4 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Skoolasaurus>Skoonasaurus)
New for 2021, we are reaching out to our Discord community to find out what they're planning to dart. We can't presume to understand what it's like to be at any given level of the game and hope this added input will be beneficial. If you aren't joined to our Discord, there is a link a few sections below, come on in!
These may be some of the toughest Common choices we've faced in awhile. The "rule of exclusivity" would tell you Bronto is your choice with a nice hybrid in Brontolasmus which could one day receive the super hybrid treatment. You'd be in a waiting game on this one, and there's never anything wrong with that.
Then we have Ankyl2. Faced with its own day-locked exclusivity, this one feeds multiple hybrids including the fairly newly introduced Ankylodicurus. On the other hand, you've got Alankylosaurus, a Legendary that's been screaming for a super hybrid for ages. We find Ankyl2 to be a very solid choice of this group.
What about Scolo? Skoolasaurus appears in several raid strategies, and you'll want to raise it to level 20 for that. Skoona has also come around as a top Arena option and can often substitute for Maxima in raids. Local 4 only comes around every 4 months, so it doesn't make this the most easily accessible. Another fine choice if your personal goals can be achieved.
And lastly, we've got the age old Euop. We wouldn't shun anyone for making this their choice, but this would be lowest on our list of recommendations. Its hybrid, Amargocephalus, is dartable in the wild everywhere, all the time. Tragoditis does appear in a handful of raid strategies but isn't the arena foe of yore.
This is a lot of attempts over just a couple of days, so it may be in your best interest to simply dart whatever crosses your path or narrow it down to a couple preferreds. That's what the majority of our Discord community plans to do.
Featured Creatures: Rares
Wednesday - Friday: 18 Attempts
- Doedicurus (Park Anytime) (Ankylodicurus, Megistocurus)
- Meiolania (Global Anytime) (Entelolania, Mammolania)
- Moschops (Local 3 Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Entelechops)
Here we have another group of difficult choices, but it's hard to go wrong when the choice is tough. The community wants that Doedi, as it is a Park spawn and maybe the toughest to come by (unless you are like me and live off a park, the blessing and the curse of it). Megistocurus is also one of our newest hybrids which could some day be granted a Super.
Then we have Moschops, coming in just behind Doedi in our community poll. I can tell you from experience, Entelochops is a monster when overleveled for Advantage tournaments. There is also still opportunity for a future super hybrid.
Finally, we'll have a look at Meio, also known as Lil Turts. This one is available everywhere, all the time, though it does feed not one but two Uniques. As of now, Mammolania can be a force to reckon with in Arena. However, if and when the datamined change to Resilient comes, she may lose some of her appeal. Want to read up on our latest datamined info? Check out Bart's article here!
Featured Creatures: Epics
Saturday - Sunday: 9 Attempts
- Ankylosaurus (Local 1 Anytime (Ankytrosaurus>Trykosurus, Rajakylosaurus>Diorajasaur)
- Antarctopelta (Event Exclusive) (Antarctovenator)
- Carbonemys (Global Anytime) (Carbotoceratops>Testacornibus, Smilonemys)
Just when you think it's so easy because one is Event Exclusive, it really isn't. All three of these are very excellent options, and you really can not go wrong in your choice. Ankyl is responsible for two of the best Unique super hybrids out there. Tryk is the perennial top dog, and while Dio may have lost some (but not nearly all) arena appeal, it is very often used for raids. You're going to need buckets of Ankyl to complete these two, and waiting for Local 1 to come back around may not feed the impatience in you. However, as mentioned about Lania, the likely adjustment to Resilient may greatly destroy both Tryk & Dio Arena viability. Ankyl is a great choice if either or both of these Supers are in your plans.
Next there's the Exclusive Antarctopelta, just a few community votes behind Ankyl. More often than not, we will recommend the Exclusive. We're not going to not recommend it because for now Antarctovenator doesn't hold a candle to Tryk or Dio. That could change some day, so it's certainly no foul if this one's your choice. I'll tell you right now, it will be mine. According to our community, this one is just what the Doctor ordered, as it currently leads the voting way.
Carboturtle is lowest on our list based on its global availability, but it is still a fine option that also feeds two Uniques. Nemys has made a bit of a comeback in the current swap meta and perhaps some day Cornibus can be great. Like everything else that makes multiple hybrids, you're going to need a ton of DNA to complete them.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will be High HP themed and come with some really awesome reward in that all Epics are EVENT EXCLUSIVE! You can be rewarded the following with successful completion:
- Allosaurus (Common)
- Apatosaurus (Common)
- Dimetrodon Gen 2 (Common)
- Tarbosaurus (Common)
- Argentinosaurus (Rare)
- Giraffatitan (Rare)
- Quetzalcoatlus (Rare)
- Brachiosaurus (Epic)
- Diplodocus (Epic)
- Sonorasaurus (Epic)
We have multiple dino specific strikes this week again, this seems to be the new normal. The rare strike on Wednesday will feature Compsocaulus Gen 2, and the Epic strike on Friday will feature Megistotherium. Finally, we've 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 Raptor. This can draw the following creatures while activated:
- Deinonychus (Common)
- Velociratptor (Common)
- Charlie (Rare)
- Delta (Rare)
- Echo (Rare)
- Utahraptor (Rare)
- Blue (Epic)
- Dakotaraptor (Epic)
- Pyroraptor (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 cons if you are able to max both time frames.
This week will begin a Poukandactylus pursuit. This kicks off with the event exclusive Haast Eagle, so fire up those gigas and acquire as much as you can!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
A new month is upon us, so rev up the movement of Locals and complete your daily tasks for DODO DNA! The Arena season reward will be the Event Exclusive DRACOREX!
With a new season comes a new (but used) Alliance Championship. We will be battling it out for Quetzorion and its parts. The first tournament will be Rare/Epic (All) Skills tournament for COINS!
Free Cash Link
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We look forward to a week head with opportunities for Exclusive DNA at Event Drops, in Strikes & Trials, and as Hybrid Pursuit. 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!