Explorers! The celebration of Spring continues with a Spring Event centered on Nest Protectors! We'll also be getting patch notes on Friday, so be prepared to miss some time on Tuesday for Update 2.15. Let's get to it and talk about our recommendations of what to dart before we break down the rest this week has to offer!
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
Wednesday - Thursday: 27 Attempts
- Dracorex Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Dracoceratops>Dracoceratosaurus, Phorurex)
- Iguanodon (Friday) (Edmontoguanodon>Bajatonodon)
- Parasaurolophus (Local 4 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Paramoloch>Tuoramoloch,Tragoditis)
As usual, we kick off the week with a choice of Common creatures.
If you are wanting to prioritize working on your arena team, DG2 is your top choice with its two Unique hybrids. There are better options for your strike team out there, but they are better than the hybrids your other Common options make.
If you are putting your focus on tournament, there are multiple directions this can go. When considering Commons among their own rarity, DG2 is also your top choice. It plays well on its own as does its Legendary hybrid, DracoC. The other creatures nor their hybrids are really used in tournament.
Like past week, Para is your best choice if you are wanting to focus on raid creatures. Paramoloch is used in many Legendary strategies, and of course Tuoramoloch might be the most used creature in Unique & Apex strategies.
DG2 seems to be your best overall bet despite it being available everywhere, all the time. As is usual with Commons, it's probably not worth your time to be particular, so just plan to dart whatever crosses your path.
Featured Creatures: Epics
Friday - Saturday: 12 Attempts
- Maiasaura (Battle Exclusive) (Phorusaura>Phorurex)
- Ouranosaurus (Local 4 Anytime) (Diloranosaurus>Diloracheirus)
- Stygimoloch (Local 4 Anytime) (Paramoloch>Tuoramoloch, Ankylomoloch>Ankylos Lux)
- Tsintaosaurus (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Tsintamoth)
Our order for those arena fiends would be Stygi, Maia, Ourano, Tsinta. We like Ankylos Lux as the best hybrid here, and then it really comes down to exclusivity.
None of these four actually has a large presence on its own, so we look to the hybrids to differentiate here. Ankylomoloch is a very strong Legendary, while Phorex is the best Unique of this bunch. We would order these the same as the Arena section.
You will surely want Stygi if your goals are to create better raid creatures. Tuora is probably the Unique used in the most raid strategies, and you are helping yourself and your raid partners by building one of your own.
As these are all great choices, we don't feel you can go wrong with whichever you choose. It's times like this you might even spread your attempts over two or all three options. Whatever you do, don't miss out!
Featured Creatures: Uniques
Sunday: 1 Attempt
- Tenontorex (Event Exclusive)
- Tuoramoloch (Event Exclusive)
Right now, TenRex is your better choice if you are working on your Arena team. This has a more versatile kit which can help it take on many different opponents.
TenRex will also be your better tournament creature unless you want to bore your opponents to death by healing over and over.
Tuora is the better and more oft used raid creature, though you can find TenRex in many strategies as well.
Both of these are solid with neither being a bad option. No matter which you choose, be sure to choose one, even if you have both at level 30. There are no more rules about Super Hybrids getting hybrids, so any extra DNA should be welcome.
Featured Creatures: Rares
Monday - Tuesday: 18 Attempts
- Edmontosaurus (Local 3 Anytime) (Edmontoguanodon>Bajatonodon)
- Fukuisaurus (Local 3 Anytime) (Fukuimimus)
- Tenontosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Tenontorex)
Quick reminder we expect Update 2.15 on Tuesday and will lose a chunk of the day to it. We recommend doing as many attempts as you can on Monday to help ensure you are able to get all of them in.
It's a toss up here between Fukui and Tenonto for their ultimate hybrids. We talked about TenRex in the Unique section, and we are seeing some high level Fukuimimuses in arena action.
None of these really stands alone for tournament use, but Fukui creates the best hybrid of its class.
We haven't seen any strategies using Fukui at this time, so you would want your efforts to go to Edmonto or Tenonto if beefing up your raid squad is your priority. Bajatonodon is used in some Legendary raids, and TenRex can be found in a handful of Unique and Apex strategies.
The rule of Exclusivity would suggest Tenonto is the priority here, but we like Fukui just as well.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will also be Spring Event themed and will reward the same Common, Rare, and Epic DNA found under event drops.
We have one dinosaur specific strike this week, an Ankylodicurus strike on Friday. We've also got the Boost Strikes on Thursday (Attack), Saturday (HP), and Monday (Speed) and a Badge strike Sunday.
We have a basic scent strike on Monday, and prior to that will be a Nest Protector scent on Thursday. This scent can draw any of the Rare, Epic, or Common creatures found under event drops when activated.
We have what looks like the standard Treasure Chase on Sunday where you can collect up to 25,000 coins with hourly hits on the boxes. This does reset at 8pm Eastern, providing an opportunity of up to another 25,000 before reset at 11am Eastern on Monday. With Sunday being a holiday, it's very possible there will be some bonus goodies in these chests. Be sure to check the i button before collecting in case you need to make room for FIPs!
This week concludes the Rinchicyon pursuit with the Asia/Africa/Oceans Regional Epic, Rinchenia!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
This season continues with Titanoboa as our daily reward and arena season reward, the Event Exclusive Bumpy!
The second week of Compsocaulus Alliance Championships will be ALL Creatures (Except Apex), Balanced Team, JWA Original Roster List Only, ADVANTAGE tournament for Diplocaulus Gen 2 DNA!!!
April 2022 DNA Tournament
- All creatures are set to default Levels (any)
- Balanced Team Rules (Only 2 of each rarity allowed)
- JWA Original Roster List Only
The list of eligible creatures is rather lengthy and can be found here.
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Easter takes on a new name in "Spring Event" this year, but it remains centered around the Nest Protectors. In the past, this event has been followed by Egg Snatchers, so we'll have to see what comes around next week. What do you think of this week's choices? Come join our Discord and let us know what you plan to dart! We look forward to your input and hope to see you on there!