JWA Weekly Events Dec 20 - Dec 26: Winter Creatures

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Explorers! We were given the early information last week, and now we officially celebrate Winter with an AWESOME week of darting ahead. And to top it off, they went back to combining Legendary & Unique on the same day, so we don't have to condense other rarities. And on top of THAT, we have the beginning of a month of Event Exclusive Arctodus in the wild AND Carno will be our hybrid pursuit! Fire up those gigas and let your eyes bleed, it will all be worth it. 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

Monday - Tuesday: 27 Attempts

  • Archaeotherium (Monday) (Inostherium, Keratoporcus)
  • Brontotherium (Battle Exclusive) (Brontolasmus)
  • Phorusrhacos (Local 3 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Velosrhacos, Phorusaura>Phorurex)

These options are all solid, and we'd recommend Bronto over the others due to exclusivity. However, you will need quite a lot of Terror Bird for Phorex and no fault of your own if that's your choice. We can't find a reason to recommend Archae over the others at this time. Of course, 27 is a lot of attempts over just a couple days and your time may be best suited darting whatever crosses your path (even Archae). 

Featured Creatures: Rares

Wednesday - Thursday: 24 Attempts

  • Arctodus (Event Exclusive) (Arctalces>Arctovasilas)
  • Cervalces (Event Exclusive) (Arctalces>Arctovasilas)
  • Marsupial Lion (Battle Exclusive) (Thylacotator)
  • Megaloceros (Tuesday) (Megalogaia, Enteloceros)

Here is where things are interesting with a couple of Exclusive options. However, you surely want to go for the newly introduced Cervalces over the others. We know Arctodus will be tempting, but we have a month of it being available on the wild. We can't say the same for Cervalces, so it is wise to get what you can while you can. 

Featured Creatures: Epics

Friday - Saturday: 9 Attempts

  • Smilodon (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Smilocephalosaurus>Smilonemys)
  • Woolly Mammoth (Local 2 Anytime) (Entelemoth>Entelolania, Mammotherium>Mammolania, Tsintamoth)
  • Woolly Rhino (Event Exclusive) (Keratoporcus, Monolorhino)

Rhino is definitely the top target here due to its Exclusivity as well as its Unique hybrid. As much as I like cats, Smilo is a global spawn and the most accessible of this group. Mammoth isn't an awful choice, but this is not a case we'll recommend something over the Event Exclusive option.

We aren't going to break down the Legendary & Unique day, as there is only one choice for each. Just make sure you get out there and dart your one of each!

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

Strike Events & Trials

Strike Events and Trials are also Winter Creatures themed and can reward the same Common, Rare, and Epic DNA found under event drops.

There will only be one dinosaur specific strike this week, a Bumpy tower on Friday! We've also got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Wednesday (Attack), Thursday (HP), and Friday (Speed).


We do not have a regular scent strike this week, Monday & Thursday will feature Scent of Claws which can draw the same Common, Rare, and Epic creatures found under event drops.

Treasure Chase

On Saturday & Sunday, we have what looks to be special Winter treasure chases. We will have to see if these are chests that reward more than just coins..

Hybrid Pursuit

This week concludes the Scorpius Rex Gen 2 pursuit with Carnotaurs! Fire up those gigas, you'll want as much of this Friday spawn as you can get.

Daily Dino & Tournament Info

December continues with the Daily reward of Allosaurus Gen 2 and the arena season reward, the newly introduced event exclusive Cervalces!

Andrewtops Alliance Championships roll on with a Epic/Legendary (Hybrids) Advantage tournament for BOOOOSTS!

December 2021 Stat Boost Tournament



  • Creatures

    • Epic
    • Legendary
    • Hybrids
  • Level

    • All creatures are set to Tournament Level (26)
  • Stat Boosts

    • Disabled
Boost Tournament Rewards

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Parting Words

It's a wonderful week ahead as we have these amazing options under event drops as well as Arctodus roaming wild and Carno as our hybrid pursuit. 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!

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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.