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: Monday Rares
Monday : 14 Attempts
- Arctops (Event Exclusive) (Acrocanthops, Andrewtops)
- Dimetrodon (Global Anytime) (Postimetrodon - Tryostronix, Magnapyritor)
- Diplocaulus G2 (L4 Anytime) (Diplovenator - Antarctovenator, Compsocaulus)
14 attempts is a lot to get out in a singular day, but you'll want to use them! Arctops is an Event Exclusive creature that leads to some great hybrids. And with the datamined Parasauthops widely considered to be an Acrocanthops hybrids, it might be good stocking up on it while you have the chance! This is also what an overwhelming majority on our Discord server voted for, and we cannot agree with them more. Dimetrodon and Diplocaulus G2 have strong hybrids, useful for Raids and PvP, but it is better to skip them this week and go for Arctops.
Featured Creatures: Tuesday Rares
Tuesday : 10 attempts
- Dilophosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Diloranosaurus - Diloracheirus, Ovilophosaurus)
- Postosuchus (L4 Night) (Postimetrodon - Tryostronix)
Normally we always say to go for the Event Exclusive, and our advice is not going to change this time. Dilophosaurus is an easy choice here. While it doesn't have great hybrids, it is still an Event Exclusive creature. And with Ovilophomoloch on the horizon, it might be a good idea to stock up on this creature's DNA. This is also what our Discord server voted for. Postosuchus is useful for Tryostronix, who is a great Raiding creature, but you can get it at night in L4, meaning it can be farmed with relative ease. We recommend going for Dilophosaurus here purely based on Exclusivity.
Featured Creatures: Wednesday Epics
Wednesday : 4 attempts
- Compsognathus (L1 anytime) (Compsocaulus)
- Diplodocus (Event Exclusive) (Geminititan)
- Kentrosaurus (Park Anytime) (Ankyntrosaurus - Trykosaurus)
This day is arguably the most difficult one to make decisions for. Diplodocus is Event Exclusive and leads to a pretty good creature in Geminititan, and it itself is no slouch in Tournaments either. However, it faces steep competition from Compsognathus, who has the very powerful flock hybrid Compsocaulus and it is also extremely good in Tournaments. Your choice will likely fall on one of these two, but purely because of the exclusivity we will advise you to use your attempts on Diplodocus. It is Event Exclusive and you can hunt for Compsognathus in L1. Meaning that you will get more value out of your darts with darting Diplodocus. Kentrosaurus can be found in Parks throughout the day and its hybrids aren't as great anymore as they once were. We recommend skipping Kentrosaurus if you see it under the Green Drops.
Featured Creatures: Thursday Commons
Thursday : 27 attempts
- Velociraptor (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex - Erlidominus - Indoraptor)
- Scolosaurus (L4 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Skoolasaurus - Skoonasaurus)
- Triceratops G2 (Global Anytime) (Dracoceratops - Dracoceratosaurus)
Thursday is a day you can take off if you so want. All of these creatures are readily available to every player and they can be hunted with ease. If you truly want to use all of your 27 attempts, we just recommend to dart whatever you see and what you want. Scolosaurus arguably has the best value out of all, with its Unique hybrid Skoonasaurus being a key player in the Arena, and Skoolasaurus being very useful in Raids, but you will need tons of Velociraptor to finish all its hybrids. Triceratops G2 is also useful if you haven't finished Dracoceratops or Dracoceratosaurus yet. However, you can take it easy on this day if you want.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will also be themed after the Museum Tour that this week focuses on. This will make the Creature pool very diluted, but they're filled with great choices so we can't complain much. We've got an Epic Strike on Tuesday, and two Rare Strikes on Thursday and Saturday.
We will only have one dinosaur specific strike this week, an Epic Strike on Friday that will feature Dakotaraptor! We've also got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Tuesday (Attack), Wednesday (HP), and Friday (Speed) and a Title strike on Saturday.
We have a basic scent strike on Monday and Thursday will bring us the Amphibian scent. This scent can draw the following creatures when activated:
- Diplocaulus (Common)
- Dimetrodon G2 (Common)
- Ophiacodon (Common)
- Diplocaulus G2 (Rare)
- Dimetrodon (Rare)
- Koolasuchus G2 (Rare)
- Koolasuchus (Epic)
- Secodontosaurus (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 continue the Dodocevia pursuit. This week, the Epic Dodos will appear on the map! Be on the lookout for those tiny flockers!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
This week starts a new month 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 2 of this series will be for Phorusrhacos and Dracorex G2 DNA!
October 2021 Common DNA Tournament
Date: Friday 15th until Sunday 17th
- All creatures are set to their default levels (any)
Free Cash Link
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Good lord this is an action-packed week. There are TONS of creatures to dart and a lot of attempts to get done. What are you most excited for? Join our Discord server to find out! 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!
Featured Creatures: Friday Epics
Friday : 4 attempts
- Alanqa (Arena Exclusive) (Alankylosaurus)
- Tsintaosaurus (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Tsintamoth)
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex - Indoraptor - Erlidominus, Trykosaurus)
This list of Epics is much less difficult to decide on what to dart for. However, it still presents you with the tough choice of Alanqa or Tyrannosaurus Rex. Alanqa is Arena Exclusive, so gathering its DNA is more difficult, but its hybrid Alankylosaurus isn't very useful in the Arena. Tyrannosaurus Rex can be found everywhere but has tons of hybrids, so you will need a lot of DNA to finish all of them. Using our rule of exclusivity, we would say to go for Alanqa, but we can't fault you if you're going for Tyrannosaurus instead. Tsintaosaurus is the newest of the bunch, so you could use this Event to get some of its DNA, but we just came out of an Event with Tsintaosaurus and it can be easily found everywhere. We recommend skipping this creature.
Featured Creatures: Saturday Commons
Saturday : 27 attempts
- Archaeotherium (Monday Daily) (Keratoporcus, Inostherium)
- Glyptodon (L1 Anytime) (Glyptoceras, Andrewtodon - Andrewtops)
- Amphicyon (Short-range Global Anytime) (Rinchicyon, Scutophicyon)
Unlike Thursday where you could take a break if you needed, it might not be a bad idea to go out and hunt on Saturday. These Commons aren't always easy to get, so having 27 attempts at them is a welcome sight. They all have their own merits and exclusivity, but seeing as they are Commons, you should just go for what you need the most. Stack up on some DNA you have low amounts of!
Featured Creatures: Sunday Epics
Sunday : 4 Attempts
- Haast Eagle (Event Exclusive) (Coelhaast, Poukaidei - Poukandactylus)
- Woolly Mammoth (L2 Anytime) (Tsintamoth, Entelomoth - Entelolania, Mammotherium - Mammolania)
- Smilodon (Global Anytime) (Smilocephalosaurus - Smilonemys)
Haast Eagle shouldn't even be considered on skipping out on. It has extremely powerful hybrids in Coelhaast and Poukandactylus, who both do extremely well in Arena and Tournaments, and Poukandactylus even has its fair share of Raid usage as well! Woolly Mammoth might me enticing due to its many hybrids, but Haast Eagle is the superior choice due to its Exclusivity. Smilodon, you're a good kitty, but you can be hunted anywhere and anytime, so you'll be left alone this Event.