Explorers! We have a joyous week ahead with a triple theme and opportunities at Event Exclusive DNA! Monday – Friday will feature High HP at event drops and Fast for strikes and trials with Saturday and Sunday being Costumed all around. Last time we had High HP under drops was in March, so let’s see what’s changed since then and what we'd recommend now.
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
- Allosaurus (Global Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Allosinosurus>Thoradolosaur)
- Apatosaurus (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Nodopatosaurus>Gigaspikasaur/Nodopatotitan/Stegodeus)
- Dimetrodon Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Monolometrodon>Monolorhino)
- Tarbosaurus (Global Anytime) (Thoradolosaur)
These four choices are the same as we had in March. Here is what we had to say at that time, and it all still holds: All of the commons for this week are global, so our suggestion will be for you to follow what best suits your goals. If you are working on Thoradolosaur, you will need loads of Allo and Tarbo. Dime2 is essential for Monolometrodon which then goes on to make Monolorhino. Both hybrids are great to have, so that might motivate you to use your attempts toward Dime2. Even though nothing stands out in this crowd, Apato seems to sit furthest back in the shadows.
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 over two days, and you may be better off not investing extra time seeking out any in particular. That is what the majority of those who answered our poll on Discord plan to do.
Featured Creatures: Rares
Wednesday - Thursday: 18 Attempts
- Argentinosaurus (Monday) (Ardontosaurus>Ardentismaxima)
- Giraffatitan (Local 1 Anytime) (Nodopatotitan)
- Quetzalcoatlus (Event Exclusive) (Pteraquetzal>Quetzorion)
First, it is important to note we again only have TWO DAYS for the rare attempts this week due to Costumed Legendaries on Saturday & Sunday. Make sure you get yours done by 10am Eastern Friday, as you don't want to leave any behind.
Back in March, we were given Amargasaurus rather than Quetz. This is clearly an upgrade, as Quetz is event exclusive, and Orion is receiving a little buff love in the update this week. This is the top choice by those who voted in our Discord poll. It’s really difficult to advocate choosing either of the others over an Event Exclusive. Maxima still has a strong presence in both Arena and Raid. Giraffe is pretty handy when leveled up for Advantage tournament, so a tourney slayer may prefer this choice
Same as with the Commons, when nothing really jumps out, you might allocate your attempts over multiple choices. And when in super doubt, dart to donate!
Featured Creatures: Epics
Friday: 9 Attempts
- Brachiosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Ardentismaxima)
- Diplodocus (Event Exclusive) (Geminititan)
- Sonorasaurus (Event Exclusive) (Skoonasaurus)
Oh boy howdy, this is the moment we love to hate, the dream that borders on nightmare! THREE EVENT EXCLUSIVE OPTIONS! We were given Allo2 instead of Sonora back in March, and we must say this feels another upgrade.
So how do you choose between them? All three of them are forces in Epic tournament (both Skilled and Advantage). A couple days ago, we’d be screaming SONORA from the rooftops, but Skoona is receiving a bit of a nerf in the coming update. It’s hard to know how badly she’ll be hit, so we'll give Diplod a slight edge due to the ultimate hybrid. Ludia opted to gut Maxima awhile back which makes Gemini a better goal as the game currently stands. Both of these hybrids are dual threats who appear in multiple raid strategies and can be a decent counter to that dreaded Deer. Of course by the time these attempts come around, we will have a better idea of the effects on Skoona. It seems our Discord community doesn't feel very concerned, as the majority who voted in our poll are going for Sonora.
Ain't no blame in your game if you'd prefer Brachi. As stated earlier, though not the behemoth of yore, Maxima still has a great presence on both Arena and Raid teams
Featured Creatures: Legendary Day 1
Saturday: 1 Attempt
- Dodocevia (Event Exclusive)
- Enteloceros (Event Exclusive)
Costumed theme kicks off with a Legendary attempt. We really think both of these options are great and don’t totally prefer one over the other. If you have trouble accessing parks, then you might choose Dodocevia with Dodo being a park spawn. Interestingly enough, Enteloceros is the top choice by a huge margin in our Discord poll.
Featured Creatures: Legendary Day 2
Sunday: 1 Attempt
- Ovilophomoloch (Event Exclusive)
- Rinchicyon (Event Exclusive)
This is also an extremely tough choice, and you’re not going to be wrong either way. Unless you live in the Rinch region, you’ll probably want to go with Rinchicyon. Of course, Ovilopho does require an Event Exclusive ingredient. Hopefully you stocked up on Dilo recently when it was Hybrid Pursuit and also available at event drops!
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will also be Fast themed for Monday through Friday and can reward the following upon successful completion:
- Deinocheirus (Common)
- Deinonychus (Common)
- Tanycolagreus (Common)
- Velociraptor (Common)
- Arctops (Rare)
- Gorgonops (Rare)
- Oviraptor (Rare)
- Compsognathus (Epic)
- Darwinopterus (Epic)
- Haast Eagle (Epic)
On Saturday & Sunday, the theme will switch to Costumed. We are currently unsure what creatures will be rewarded, so check back later in the week for when we're able to find out
We will only have one dinosaur specific strike this week, an Epic strike on Friday that will feature Ovilophosaurus! We've also got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Wednesday (Attack), Thursday (HP), and Friday (Speed) with a Title strike on Saturday.
We have a basic scent strike on Monday and Thursday will bring Medium Therapod scent. This scent can draw the following creatures when activated:
- Majungasaurus (Common)
- Lythronax (Common)
- Carnotaurus (!) (Rare)
- Megalosaurus (Rare)
- Concavenator (Epic)
- Rajasaurus (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 coins if you are able to max both time frames.
This week will begin the Megistocurus pursuit with the short range Epic, Megistotherium.
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
We continue on with our daily reward being Brachiosaurus and the arena reward as the extremely valuable, event-exclusive, Arctops.
A brand new AC reward comes in this month in the form of Phorurex! Week 3 of this series will be for BOOOOOOOSTS!!!!!!
October 2021 Stat Boost Tournament
- All creatures are set to Tournament Level (26)
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Triple themes make for a fun week ahead where we'll be able to dart some highly sought after creatures. 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!