Explorers! We now know what Ludia meant in the exclusive teaser info last week when they mentioned the week of June 7 being "legendary" - this week we have Legendary Rush! Stellar week ahead with multiple attempts at a variety of Legendary creatures the community voted on. Let's go over what our Discord community is thinking and what we'll recommend to dart as well as 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
- Dilophosaurus Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Dilophoboa>Spinoconstrictor, Tyrannolophosaur>Tenontorex)
- Phorusrhacos (Local 3 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Velosrhacos, Phorusaura)
- Velociraptor (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex>Erlidominus/Indoraptor, Indoraptor)
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!
Our recommendation here will be Dilo2 for a couple of reasons. Mainly, we haven't seen this one as an event choice in over 12 weeks. The others have been featured at least once. It also feeds multiple hybrids one of which can fill both Arena and Raid role (TenRex).
As far as the other two, Rhacos holds a slight edge over Velo mainly due to Velo being global/anytime. This is also the 5th time we have seen Velo as an vent dinosaur in the last 12 weeks. You will need a ton of it if you want to work on all its hybrids, but it's one of the easiest to come by. The only real reason we might suggest choosing this one is to help toward the 5,000 direct hits achievement. With 27 attempts over two days, you might be best suited to just dart whatever you cross. That is the plan for the majority of those who voted in our poll on Discord.
Featured Creatures: Legendary 1
Wednesday: 2 Attempts
- Ankyntrosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Trykosaurus)
- Smilocephalus (Event Exclusive) (Smilonemys)
- Tryostronix (Event Exclusive)
Our first LEGENDARY day brings us some excellent choices. My personal attempts will go to Smiloceph. You may have read in the past that I have a goal to max all the cats, and this is my final project! I also have Tryos and Tryk maxed leaving very little use for the others (unless I want to build a fat Ankyntro some day). You likely don't have the same goal as me, but we do see a bit of a return of Nemys in the arena in response to the current swap meta. However, you do get your shot at free DNA via raid once a week so your attempts may be better suited on one or both of the others.
Tryos is very often used in raids and can be very viable in arena. We see a small decline in Tryk as people are deploying Apexes and more swap ins, but Tryk still holds value. Our Discord community still believes in Tryk, as Ankyntro leads the way as of writing. No matter what you choose, you can't totally go wrong and want to be sure to get your two attempts done!
Featured Creatures: Rares
Thursday: 18 Attempts
- Dimetrodon (Global Anytime) (Postimetrodon, Magnapyritor)
- Postosuchus (Local 4 Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Postimetrodon>Tryostronix)
- Tyrannosaurus Rex Gen 2 (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Indominus Rex Gen 2>Indoraptor Gen 2, Tyrannolophosaur>Tenontorex)
After slamming us with 12 Epic attempts in one day a couple weeks ago, now they have decided to grant us 18 Rares to do in ONE DAY! As with the Commons, your best plan may just be to dart what crosses your path. These are all fine choices. If we were to rank them, we would say Posto, TRex2, Dime. As previously mentioned, Tryos is a great raid dinosaur found in a large majority of strategies and can also be very viable in arena action with the same to be said for TenRex. The only reason we'd say Posto over TRex2 is due to TRex2 being global. Dime is also global, and you've seen us mention recently that Magnapyritor has lost some of her former luster in this swap meta. Her health is a major liability and rarely is she able to provide multiple attacks. I did make mention last week, however, that I do still often use Mags for strike towers even unboosted.
It's interesting to see how our community feels. TRex2 is leading the poll with Dime a fairly close second. Very few people have indicated their choice to be Posto. All in all, these are three very useful options with none truly standing heads or tails over any other.
Featured Creatures: Legendary 2
Friday: 2 Attempts
- Dilophoboa (Event Exclusive) (Spinoconstrictor)
- Indominus Rex (Event Exclusive) (Erlidominus, Indoraptor)
- Phorusaura (Event Exclusive)
Here we have our second set of Legendary options. None truly stand out, though we might prioritize Indom due to feeding multiple hybrids and also being quite nasty on its own. However, this one is easily created with global ingredients whereas the other options require an exclusive component. Phorusaura once ruled the arena, but a delay added to Rampage & Run sent this bird to many benches. You can find her in some raid strategies and the occasional arena team.
I will personally choose Dilophoboa, as I'm a million years away from finishing Spinocon. We may also find bleeders make a comeback as flocks become more prevalent, and I'd like to be ready for that. Our Discord community agrees with "Dolophoboa" leading the voting way (Kelo made a little typo creating the poll). Phorusaura holds second and the fewest people want Indom.
Featured Creatures: Epics
Saturday: 9 Attempts
- Ankylosaurus (Local 1 Anytime) (Ankytrosaurus>Trykosaurus, Rajakylosaurus>Diorajasaur)
- Dodo (Park Anytime) (Dodocevia)
- Pachycephalosaurus (Local 4 Anytime) (Smilocephalus>Smilonemys)
Of these three options, we prefer Dodo. We just really like the newness about Dodo, and this past weekend's tournament gave us a chance to see what Dodocevia is about. The flock creatures are fun and different and can really be a nuisance if your opponent doesn't have a solid counter. It is also maybe the hardest to come by of the three unless you have easy access to parks.
Ankyl is nice for its two hybrids, but we are noticing less and less Tryk & Dio in arena. However, Dio is a valuable raid dinosaur and worth working on for that reason. Both Tryk & Dio are aforementioned counters to the flocks with their counter attack and decelerating moves (in some cases)
Lastly, there's poor Pachy. Nemys is making a bit of an arena comeback, so we can be on board with this as your preference. However, you also have a chance at free Nemys DNA every week via raid. As you read earlier, I do have my goal to max all the cats but currently have plenty of this one to go toward my final project. Even if I wasn't in good shape there, I still couldn't get myself to choose it over Dodo.
Our Discord community abides, as Dodo leads the way in the voting poll by a heavy margin. Ankyl is the second most selected with only a few waning that Pachy.
Featured Creatures: Legendary 3
Sunday: 2 Attempts
- Dodocevia (Event Exclusive)
- Rajakylosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Diorajasaur)
- Tyrannolophosaur (Event Exclusive) (Tenontorex)
And the week culminates with our final Legendary day. We find it hard to believe Rajakyl was voted over some of the other options, but here we are with that as a choice. I'll be putting my eggs in Dodocevia's basket, but there is plenty of reason you might prefer one or both of the others. Some feel Dodocevia is even better than Unique Compsocaulus, so I'm happy to dart all the easy DNA I can. Of course we have already touched on the values behind Dio & TenRex, Tyranno can be pretty easy to make, as both components are global. It's tougher to find the parts for Rajakyl due to each being Local locked AND epics having a lower spawn rate than common & rare. However, TenRex has an edge over Dio in both raids & arena. It's just another day where you can't choose wrong, just make sure you do it!
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events and Trials will also be Legendary Rush themed, and you can win the same Common, Rare, and Epic creatures featured at the event drops for successful completion.
On Wednesday, there appears to be a badge strike in the form of Phorusaura. We have multiple dino specific strikes this week again, this seems to be the new normal. On Saturday, we will have an Elasmo strike. The strike on Friday will feature the nasty Andrewtrodon! Sunday will feature the usual Epic Trial. 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 will be Stegosauridae. This can draw any of the following creatures when activated:
- Miragaia (Common)
- Stegosaurus (Common)
- Tuojiangosaurus (Rare)
- Wuerhosaurus (Rare)
- Kentrosaurus (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 concludes the do over of the Skoonasaurus pursuit, so fire up those gigas and keep your eyes out for the Event Exclusive Sonorasaurus!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
Out with the Diplod and in with the Bumpy, our new daily reward for the month of June. Locals have also rotated, and the arena season reward will be Event Exclusive Nasutoceratops.
Ludia took us by surprise and though we are repeating another Alliance Championship, they did not continue the order from 2020. This month will be all about the mighty Geminititan with the first week being an Epic/Legendary Skills tournament for COINS! Typically when we have a coins tournament, we will see FIP bundles for sale on Sunday. Check back later this weeks for if DadJokes drops some of his knowledge in a Sims article.
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It's going to be a busy week of darting with new options almost daily. We're super excited for all the chances at Legendary DNA for this Legendary Rush. New for 2021, we are going to reach out for more community input on these weekly event roundups. Join our Discord Server and let us know what you're darting and why! We look forward to your input and hope to see you on there!