JWA Weekly Event May 31-June 6: Dinosaurs Week

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Explorers! Jurassic World Alive is celebrating all things dinosaur with Dinosaurs Week, and they are bringing quite the party! 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 6 hours with upward of 30 minutes in between (this information is under review and will be tested this coming weekend).

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

  • Stegosaurus (Saturday ) (Stegoceratops>Monostegotops, Stegodeus)
  • Suchomimus (Battle Exclusive) (Suchotator>Thylacotator)
  • 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 Sucho for a couple of reasons. Mainly, we haven't seen Sucho as an event choice in over 11 weeks. The others have been featured at least once. We also love Thyla and think we may see a rise in representation on arena teams as flock creatures become more prevalent. Thyla is also one of the strongest around in qualifying tournaments.

Nothing about the other two stands out over the other. Their hybrids are meh, Velo has been featured multiple times over the past few weeks, and it is available everywhere, all the time. Stego may hold a slight edge due to being day of the week locked. With 27 attempts over two days, you might be best suited to just dart whatever you cross. That's exactly what the vast majority of our Discord community  who answered our weekly poll plans to do. 

Featured Creatures: Rares

Wednesday - Friday: 24 Attempts

  • Compsognathus Gen 2 (Local 1 Anytime) (Compsocaulus)
  • Irritator (Global Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Pyrritator, Magnapyritor)
  • Nasutoceratops (Event Exclusive) (Carbotoceratops>Testacornibus)
  • Wuerhosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Carnotarkus)

We're faced with a pretty tough decision this week. Two of our options are Event Exclusive, and one is new and seemingly quite OP as far as rares go. 

After two weekends of seeing Compy2 in tournament action, it's more and more evident this is going to be a must-have for qualifying tournaments. As it has also been around the least time and still may be a couple months before the local rotates to you, we think this is your top choice this week.

Next up would be Nasuto due to being Event Exclusive. This one has at least been around awhile, so likely you've saved some up. The hybids aren't very appealing at this time, but Nasuto on its own can be nice in qualifying tournaments. I fell victim to many high leveled Nasutos this past weekend and found myself wishing I'd had my own. Not only does it have the swap in stunning strike, it can slow the opponent, reduce the damage, and doesn't get swap prevented (read: great Andrew counter).

Despite Wuerho being Event exclusive, we find Irritator to be more appealing. However, we wouldn't recommend choosing either of these over the other two choices. The once mighty Mags has lost much appeal with all the swap ins abounding. She is just too frail to survive long enough to deal even a couple hits of damage. You might notice most top arena teams have sent her to the bench. I do, however, still find mine useful for strike towers even unboosted. 

Not surprisingly, the majority of those who answered our poll in our Discord server are going after the little Compy2s. Irritator holds a strong second with Nasuto just behind. What are some reasons behidn these choices?

"I plan on darting Nasuto because it's exclusive, and I'd like to stockpile up on it despite lvl 30 Nasuto and Cornibus. I'll be in Compy G2 zone next month so I'll dart a bunch then." - Temerity

"Nasutoceratops is the exclusive, and feeds into Testacornibus. I don't use Testacornibus, and it can be slow to start, but it'll be handy in this swap meta. Besides, I'm going to level Nasutoceratops for advantage (tournaments). Compy2 is new, but it's a local and we've had plenty of time to hoard with last week." - MonkeyButt

"Comp G2, like last week, for stockpiling a hybrid and for an advantage option" -SonicNTGD

Featured Creatures: Epics

Saturday - Sunday: 9 Attempts

  • Kentrosaurus (Park Anytime) (Ankytrosaurus>Trykosaurus)
  • Sonorasaurus (Event Exclusive) (Skoonasaurus)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex>Erlidominus, Indoraptor>Trykosaurus)

SONORA!!!!!!!! That is exactly what I yelled when I first saw the calendar. This is our A#1 recommendation for Epic darting this week. It is Event Exclusive and Skoona is absolutely amazing in arena. It can also substitute for Maxima in many raid strategies. 

We can understand if you find the others appealing, though many players are giving Tryk the Mags treatment and sending it to the bench. We'd definitely suggest Kentro over TRex due to being park locked if Tryk is your ultimate goal. Of course we've said it before and will say it again, you can also never have enough TRex. It takes thousands to max the whole line. In this case, however, we can not advocate this as a choice over an Event Exclusive. Run a giga or two, and you're likely to draw at least one TRex in that time. The same can not be said for Sonora (until we get it back in hybrid pursuit next week).

Our Discord community agrees Sonora looks to be the way to go. There is still some love for Kentro and TRex, though. Here are some more reasons for choices:

"Some Sono for Skoona, some TRex for Indom, and TRex completely for my alt since I consider it for the non-hybrid team" - SonicNTGD

"I'm going Sono. Would like to finish Skoona for whenever I decide I want an arena team." - Temerity

"Sonorasaurus. Skoonasaurus just became possibly the best unique, with a great versatility and head to head win rate. I want this thing. All nine attempts, Sono." - MonkeyButt

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

Strike Events & Trials

Strike Events and Trials will also be Dinosaurs Week themed, and you can win the same Common, Rare, and Epic creatures featured at the event drops for successful completion.

We have multiple dino specific strikes this week again, this seems to be the new normal. On Wednesday, we will have a Spino strike. The strike on Friday will feature the first Dakotaraptor! 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 Carnivorous Therapod. This can draw any of the following creatures when activated:

  • Allosaurus (Common)
  • Tarbosaurus (Common)
  • Gorgosaurus (Rare)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex Gen 2 (Rare)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex (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 continues the do over of the Skoonasaurus pursuit, so keep your eyes out for the Common Scolosaurus! 

Daily Dino & Tournament Info

May continues on with our daily award being the Event Exclusive, Diplodocus! Do everything you can not to miss out on collecting this super valuable DNA every day. The arena season reward will be Tuoj!

"Round two" of Tenontorex Alliance Championships concludes this week with a All Hybrid Skills tournament for HARD CASH! In celebration of the upcoming 3rd anniversary, there are some bonus rewards depending on what tier your alliance finishes this 5 week Alliance Championships!

Tournament Bonus Rewards
Tournament Information
Tournament Rewards

Free Cash Link

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Parting Words

It's tough to follow up a week like last week, and we feel Ludia has delivered the best they could. We always love and look forward to opportunity at new and/or exclusive attempts. 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!

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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.