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 - Wednesday: 36 Attempts
- Gallimimus (Local 1 Anytime) (Monomimus>Pterovexus, Aquilamimus)
- Irritator Gen 2 (Sunday ) (Diplotator>Scaphotator, Suchotator>Thylacotator)
- Nundasuchus (Thursday ) (Einiasuchus>Sarcorixis, Majundasuchus>Majundaboa)
- Velociraptor (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex>Erlidominus/Indoraptor, Indoraptor)
Our personal thoughts are that none of these four really stand out as a must have of the week. As it is hybrid showcase, all are ultimately responsible for at least one super hybrid as well as at least one other hybrid. At the time of writing, the community is pretty split across the board. We like Nunda as (a) it is day locked (meaning only available one day a week) and (b) a component of the still very strong, Sarcorixis. With regards to Velo, boy howdy do you need a ton if you are wanting both Edom & Indoraptor. Though this one is available everywhere, all the time, it can't hurt to build your stockpile.
There is most certainly a solid case to be made for Irritator2. There was a time that this was an exclusive creature, and I believe it was the first they chose to break out in to the wild. It was made a big deal and then almost felt like a nuisance (though it was helpful for darting missions). Well, somewhat recently they have locked it back up to only be available one day of the week, same as Nunda. With Irritator2, we have another formidable Epic hybrid in Thyla. Even Suchotator can be a force in Rare Hybrid formats. We wouldn't invest this DNA on the Diplotator side at this time, you're just as well to hope you cross one in the wild.
Lastly, of the four, we'd say Gallimimus should be lowest on your list. Both Monomimus & Vexus had their hay days, but those are currently in the past.
When we have a week like this, your ultimate plan might simply be to dart whatever crosses your path. 36 is a lot of attempts, and you may be better off not investing extra time seeking out any in particular. That is what the majority of those who voted in our poll plan to do.
Featured Creatures: Rares
Thursday - Friday: 18 Attempts
- Meiolania (Global Anytime) (Entelolania, Mammolania)
- Tuojiangosaurus (Global Anytime) (Diorajasaur, Tuoramoloch)
- Tyrannosaurus Rex Gen 2 (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Indominus Rex Gen 2>Indoraptor Gen 2, Tyrannolophosaur>Tenontorex)
With our Rares, we have another group where nothing really jumps out seemingly as a priority over the others. All have recently been featured, and all ultimately build at least one stellar super hybrid.
Our Discord community is all over TRex2, though Tuoj isn't very far behind. With TenRex appearing on a plethora of raid strategies and also very present in arena, this comes as no surprise. Of course both Dio & Tuora also appear in many raid strategies, and you're going to need so much Tuoj if you want to build both. Dio currently still has some arena viability, but if this datamined change to Resilient happens, that could change quickly unless they also give a move set change to a different decelerating move.
If you've had a chance to peep our most recent tier list, you'll see Lania remains a Tyrant, making a strong case for Meio. For some reason, Lania is one I don't often see in my arena battles. Any time I do, I put serious consideration in to building my own. However, Lania is another one who could take a bit of a hit should the datamined change to Resilient happen.
Featured Creatures: Epics
Saturday - Sunday: 9 Attempts
- Monolophosaurus (Local 3 Anytime) (Monomimus>Pterovexus, Monostegotops)
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex>Erlidominus, Indoraptor>Trykosaurus)
- Woolly Mammoth (Local 2 Anytime) (Entelemoth>Entelolania, Mammotherium>Mammolania, Tsintamoth)
The Rexes have it, as our community is also showing more votes for the classic Epic version. Tryk, once the perennial king, finally dropped a tier in our most recent tier list. You will need tens of thousands of Rex to max level the entire line. Sure, you can find this one everywhere, all the time, but that's not enough for us to try and steer you away.
Mammoth isn't far behind, and you can check back to the Rares section to see about Lania. This one is also responsible for two other hybrids, one which already has a super and the other which could some day get one. If you haven't tried it, Tsinta is a nice option for Legendary raids. Like TRex, you're going to need thousands of this DNA if you want to work on the entire line.
There isn't really much to be said for Mono. As touched on earlier, Mimus, Vexus, and MonoS have had their days in the sun. But as they currently stand, we're not finding these to be as useful as so many others.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will also be Hybrid Showcase themed and reward us with the same creatures available at the event drops upon successful completion.
We only have one dinosaur specific strike this week, an Epic strike on Friday will feature Scorpius Rex Gen 2! 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 Sauroposa. This can draw the following creatures while activated:
- Apatosaurus (Common)
- Amargasaurus (Rare)
- Argentinosaurus (Rare)
- Giraffatitan (Rare)
- Brachiosaurus (Epic)
- Diplodocus (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 conclude the Poukandactylus pursuit with the Rare Tupandactylus.
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
This is the final week to complete your daily tasks for DODO DNA! The Arena season reward is the Event Exclusive DRACOREX!
Week 4 of the Quetzorion Alliance Championships will be an Epic/Legendary/Unique (All) Advantage tournament for Quetalcoatlus DNA!
July 2021 Exclusive DNA Tournament
- All creatures are set to default Levels (any)
Free Cash Link
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We look forward to stocking up on DNA that we need boatloads of to feed all their hybrids. We also suggest you might write Ludia and ask for them to consider the likes of Andrew & Carno next time this event comes around. 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!