JWA Weekly Events Dec 6 - Dec 12: Swap Clash

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Explorers! We have a busy week ahead with the new theme Swap Clash under event drops and in strikes and Debuff for trials. Let's go over what we'll recommend to dart and 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 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 Swap In

Monday - Tuesday: 27 Attempts

  • Dracorex Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Dracoceratops>Dracoceratosaurus, Phorurex)
  • Irritator Gen 2 (Sunday ) (Diplotator>Scaphotator, Suchotator>Thylacotator)
  • Triceratops Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Dracoceratops>Dracoceratosaurus)

The first part of this week will feel normal with 27 common attempts over Monday and Tuesday. Despite being available everywhere, all the time, Draco2 will be your top target if you haven’t finished Phorurex yet. Irritator2 is a fine second choice, as it’s locked in to one day of the week. Tri2 is also available everywhere, all the time, and it doesn’t create quite the hybrids Draco2 does. We do not advise you spend your attempts on this one over the other two. However, 27 is a lot of attempts over two days so perhaps your best plan will be to dart whatever crosses your path.

Featured Creatures: Commons Swap Out

Wednesday: 27 Attempts

  • Coelurosauravus (Park Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Coelhaast)
  • Gallimimus (Local 1 Anytime) (Monomimus>Pterovexus, Aquilamimus)
  • Stygimoloch Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Ovilophomoloch, Stygidaryx

Come Wednesday, things get a little crazy with just one day to do each set of attempts. We are faced with more commons, and we think Coel is your best bet here, especially if you don’t have easy access to parks. Galli and Stygi aren’t terrible options, though, and 27 attempts in one day is twice as challenging as two. This is another case where you may go with whatever crosses your path.

Featured Creatures: Rares Swap In

Thursday: 18 Attempts

  • Dracorex (Event Exclusive) (Utarinex)
  • Nasutoceratops (Event Exclusive) (Carbotoceratops>Testacornibus>Arctovasilas, Megalotops)
  • Quetzalcoatlus (Event Exclusive) (Pteraquetzal>Quetzorion)

Thursday might as well be nicknamed Event Exclusive day because that’s what all 3 options have in common (until they fix the issue with Nasuto which was supposed to be released to the wild with the recent update). Even though the plan is still to release Nasuto of its event exclusivity, we think this is your best bet of these three options. It feeds so many hybrids, and they are all top dogs. Draco was once a major force but that has not been the case since they revamped Resilient moves. Quetzorion looked for a moment that it may have seen a resurgence, but that no longer seems to be the case. Same as the other days, however, 18 is a lot of attempts to squeeze in to one day. Considering there are also raids to be done, you might stick with whatever crosses your path in the interest of your own time.

Featured Creatures: Swap Out

Friday: 18 Attempts

  • Arambourgiana (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Koolabourgiana>Geminititan)
  • Delta (Local 3 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Velosrhacos, Alloraptor)
  • Ornithomimus (Battle Exclusive) (Procerathomimus)

Our second day of rares feels a little meh after the first day’s choices. We like Ornith the best here for its Battle Exclusivity and the fact it is a beast in qualifying tournaments. Delta would be our second choice solely because Arambo is global. Being that these do feel somewhat underwhelming, once again you may prefer to just dart whatever crosses your path due to the limited time.

Featured Creatures: Epics Swap In

Saturday: 9 Attempts

  • Bumpy (Event Exclusive) (Ankylomoloch)
  • Compsognathus (Local 1 Anytime) (Compsocaulus)
  • Sinoceratops (Local 1 Anytime) (Allosinosaurus>Thoradolosaur, Utasinoraptor>Utarinex)

Bumpy is your go-to here for its exclusivity and excellent new hybrid. Compy is a nice alternative, and we’d least suggest you go for Sino. If you’re not already tired of reading it, squeezing all attempts in to one day can be challenging, and it’s not a bad thing if you’d prefer to just go for whatever you stumble upon.

Featured Creatures: Epics Swap Out

Sunday: 9 Attempts

  • Erlikogamma (Event Exclusive)

  • Pachycephalosaurus (Local 4 Anytime) (Smilocephalus>Smilonemys)

  • Stygimoloch (Local 4 Anytime) (Paramoloch>Tuoramoloch, Ankylomoloch)

The last day of the week brings an interesting day of Epics. It can always be nice to dart a hybrid (Erlikogamma) to save the DNA of the components as well as the coins it costs to fuse. However, Stygi is a fairly hot commodity right now with the new hybrid it makes with Bumpy. Personally, I will likely go for Pachy, as I am very close to finishing my long term goal of maxing all the cats. I need this DNA for the last one left, Smiloceph. Like the other days, these are all nice choices, and it can’t hurt to just dart whatever crosses your path.

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

Strike Events & Trials

Strike Events are also Swap Clash themed and will reward the same DNA found under event drops. Trials are Debuff themed with the following possible DNA rewards upon successful completion:

  • Coelurosauruvus (Common)
  • Deinonychus(Common)
  • Eremotherium(Common)
  • Inostrancevia(Common)
  • Archaeopteryx (Rare)
  • Compsognathus Gen 2 (Rare)
  • Megalonyx (Rare)
  • Compsognathus (Epic)
  • Dodo (Epic)
  • Monolophosaurus (Epic)

We have two dinosaur specific strike this week, and they are both great! On Monday, we will have a Cervalces tower followed by a Woolly Rhino tower on Friday! We've also got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Wednesday (Attack), Thursday (HP), and Friday (Speed).


We have a basic scent strike on Monday followed by Crocodylidae on Thursday. This can draw the following creatures when activated:

  • Nundasuchus (Common)
  • Purussaurus Gen 2 (Common)
  • Sarcosuchus (Common)
  • Postosuchus (Rare)
  • Purussaurus (Rare)
  • Gryposuchus (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 coins if you are able to max both time frames.

Hybrid Pursuit

This week concludes the Andrewtherium pursuit with the Rare park spawn, Deinotherium.

Daily Dino & Tournament Info

It's a new month with a local rotation and a new Daily reward of Allosaurus Gen 2! The arena season rewards will be the newly introduced event exclusive Cervalces!

We move on to a brand new Alliance Championship reward in Andrewtops. Week one will be a Rare (All) Skills tournament for COINS!

December 2021 Coin Tournament



  • Creatures

    • Rare
    • All
  • Level

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

    • Disabled
Coin Tournament Rewards

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Parting Words

This is a crazy week ahead with almost daily turnover of event drop options. But we like what we see and look forward to the opportunities for some great DNA! 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!

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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.