JWA Weekly Events Jan 25 to Jan 31: Raptor Week

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Hello explorers! Luke AKA Lucus1355 and Kelly AKA Kelociraptor here and welcome to “Weekly Events”.




As swiftly as the creatures themselves, let’s talk about Luke’s recommendations of which creature to dart before Kelly breaks down the rest that this cunning 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 = Varies but tends to usually be 2 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 about 35 minutes with about 5 minutes between. Epics last about 30 minutes with about 5 minutes in between. Legendaries & Uniques last about 27 minutes with about 3 minutes in between. Many thanks to Lilikoi of Dom Tuoretto for helping us nail down those cycle times!

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: 18 attempts

  • Deinonychus (Global Anytime) (Poukaidei>Poukandactylus)
  • Velociraptor (Global Anytime) (Indominus Rex>Erlidominus/Indoraptor/Indonemys, Indoraptor)

Deinonychus is one of the fastest raptors in the game. With the ability to put up dodge and cause significant damage, it’s a creature to be thought about during Common tournaments but, perhaps only thought about.

Velociraptor, again is one of the fastest raptors in the game but also has one of the highest attack stats. This makes it a great choice for using in Common tournaments for a quick knockout or to cause a lot of damage in one turn.

Due to the tournament usage and also its many hybrids, it is more worth darting Velociraptor than the Deinonychus, unless you are looking to create and level up the bird hybrids.

Out of these common creatures and their hybrids, here is a tier list showing their usefulness in PvP battles:


(left to right: most to least useful)

 As of Wednesday morning:

Common Poll Results

Featured Creatures: Epics Set 1

Thursday: 9 Attempts

  • Beta (Event Exclusive) (Compsoraptor)
  • Blue (Event Exclusive) (Indoraptor Gen 2)
  • Ghost (Battle Exclusive)

Beta is of course, Blue’s daughter and she is just as deadly. With ‘Playful Pounce’ speeding her up and putting up a dodge along with the damage, she’s quite the creature to have difficulty pinning down against most fierce creatures.

Ghost is the fastest of the 4 Atrociraptors but possibly the least likely to be used in an Epic tournament. While it has ‘Cautious Strike’ giving it a small speed boost and dodge effect, that’s kind of where its good abilities end. However, you wouldn’t want to have a resilient creature or most fierce creatures to go against Ghost if you could help it.

Finally, we have Blue, Beta’s Mum and beta of Owen Grady’s raptor pack. She appears to have the most diverse move set of the 3; able to put up a dodge, reduce damage and attack with precision.

As it usually is with most Epic creatures, you’ll most likely be looking at their hybrids so which of them you dart will be up to which hybrid or hybrids you’ll be wanting the most.

Out of these epic creatures and their hybrids, here is a tier list showing their usefulness in PvP battles:


(left to right: most useful to least useful)

As of Wednesday morning:

Epic Poll Results

Featured Creatures: Epics Set 2

Friday - Saturday: 9 Attempts

  • Panthera (Global Short Range Anytime)
  • Red (Global Short Range Anytime) (Atrocodistis)
  • Tiger (Global Short Range Dawn/Dusk)

This week there will be 2 ‘packs’ of Epic raptors featured for us to dart. This second group compiles only of the remaining Atrociraptors.

Tiger is an honourable mention when it comes to Epic tournaments. On swap in, Tiger gains shields and when attacked, Tiger hits back with a shield breaking counter. It has a resilient ability and can also slow its opponent down. Its ‘Berserk’ ability causes precise damage bypassing armour and then cloaks meaning X2 damage next turn. Conversely, it will cause Tiger 33% of its max health and cause it to be unable to swap out for 1 turn so it must be used wisely. As of yet, Tiger is still yet to get a hybrid and who knows when that will come.

Red now sits on the borderline between recommended to use and an honourable mention in an Epic tournament. Red is one of the few Atrociraptor to have an ability that targets all opponents and that but is Red’s ‘Berserk’ ability. ‘Berserk Resilient Rampage’ removes dodge, cloak and speed increases from the target and imposes vulnerability, while cleansing Red’s reduced damage and causing Red to lose 33% of its max health. Seems Worthwhile. It also has a priority ability giving Red shields and a speed boost while slowing down its target. Its hybrid is speculated to be one of the best in the game at present.

Finally, Panthera. This Atrociraptor is highly recommended to be used in Epic tournaments all because of its abilities ‘On Revenge’. First, its priority ability that causes Panthera to literally cleanse and swap out which is an 100% guarantee. Seems a very strange ability to have until you see its other 2. Both of these are ‘Berserk’ moves preventing swap out for 1 turn and sacrifices 33% of Panthera max health to use. They are slightly different in that 1 targets all opponents and can’t go through shields, whereas the other breaks shields but can’t hit all opponents. The huge kicker about these 2 abilities is that when Panthera is ‘On Revenge’, they get a big upgrade. ‘Berserk Clawed Revenge’ and ‘Berserk Biting Revenge’ no longer need to sacrifice health to use, nor do they prevent swap out for 1 turn, but instead become priority abilities. Very similar to Tiger here, Panthera is still yet to get a hybrid as there doesn’t appear to be any sign yet.

If you’re looking do well in the ‘Open’ and Advantage’ tournaments then dart Panthera. If you’re looking to create or level up Red’s hybrid, then dart her. But, since Tiger and Panthera are still yet to gain hybrids, is it worth darting them to get their DNA ready for just in case?

Out of these epic creatures and their hybrids, here is a tier list showing their usefulness in PvP battles:


(left to right: most useful to least useful)

As of Wednesday morning:

Epic Poll Results

Featured Creatures: Legendary

Sunday: 2 Attempts

  • Alloraptor (Event Exclusive) (Allodrigues)
  • Indoraptor Gen 2 (Event Exclusive)
  • Pyrosuchus (Event Exclusive)
  • Pyrritator (Event Exclusive) (Magnapyritor)
  • Utasinoraptor (Event Exclusive) (Utarinex)

5 options and only 2 attempts to dart!?!? What a decision to make!! This is all going to come down to how the creatures and their hybrids fair in skill and advantage tournaments, as well as PvP and what area you yourselves are looking to concentrate on.

Alloraptor is a top choice to use in Legendary tournaments and its unique hybrid isn’t a bad choice either. Alloraptor is able, not only to do damage on the swap in, but also when the opposing creature tries to swap out. On the first turn, Alloraptor only has one ability to use, but with 130 speed that takes some beating to get ahead. The ability in question is ‘Cunning Ferocious Strike’ causing Alloraptor a boost in damage, and its opponent a decrease in their damage. After this move, Alloraptor gains the rest of its abilities; 1 big Rend and 2 ‘Rampage’ moves. That’s some nasty damage.

Pyrosuchus is an honourable mention when it comes to Legendary tournaments and is better known for its awesome Unique hybrid. However, Pyrosuchus is an honourable mention for a reason. Every time it’s attacked, it nullifies all the opponent’s positive effects. It has priority shields of 75%, ‘Instant Distracting Strike’, is able to stun its opponent and increase its attack for 2 turns. A lovely array of dangerous abilities.

Indoraptor Gen 2 was always troublesome in tournaments in years passed but not so much now. It is still an honourable mention, so has not been forgotten and now however, has an Apex hybrid to show off. Indoraptor Gen 2’s able to increase its speed and attack with ‘Mutual Fury’, also having the downside of increasing its opponent’s attack. Hence this creature having a priority which sets up a dodge. Not only that but its remaining abilities both cause distraction. One of which also puts up a dodge and gives Indoraptor Gen 2 a small speed increase.

Utasinoraptor used to be a creature seen in PvP teams that contained mostly Legendary creatures. Oh, how the times have changed, although its Unique hybrid did get a buff last year. Utasinoraptor is basically a distraction creature with a priority ability that can stun the opponent. At least its Unique hybrid has a swap in strike and has a second stun move.

Pyrritator is a cunning fierce creature that would appear to be a fierce creature’s worst nightmare and also could stand up to some resilient creatures also. However, it has no resistances but its Unique hybrid has this in spades. Pyrritator is basically a distraction creature with a shield breaking attack. At least its Unique hybrid is a very difficult customer to deal with but only really when boosted.

It’s a tough choice but Alloraptor for Legendary tournaments, Pyrosuchus for fusing/creating their hybrid which is great for all PvP types, and Indoraptor Gen 2 for fusing/creating their Apex hybrid. Main thing here would be where your focus is in game and how close you are to fusing the hybrids.

Out of these Legendary creatures and their hybrids, here is a tier list showing their usefulness in PvP battles:


(left to right: most useful to least useful)

As of Wednesday morning:

Legendary Poll Results

Featured Creatures: Rares

Monday - Tuesday: 24 Attempts

  • Charlie (Battle Exclusive) (Erlikogamma)
  • Delta (Local 3 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Velosrhacos, Alloraptor>Allodrigues)
  • Echo (Saturday) (Indominus Rex Gen 2>Indoraptor Gen 2/Indotaurus)
  • Pyroraptor Gen 2 (Global Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Pyrosuchus)

Where would this week be if it didn’t contain the other raptors raised with Blue.

Before that, Pyroraptor Gen 2 is able to nullify all positive abilities and reduce the damage of its opponents. On its counter attack, it causes further reduced damage to its attacker. Pyroraptor Gen 2’s hybrid and particularly super hybrid have been causing a stir in their respective rarity tournaments so a strong reason for darting Pyroraptor Gen 2.

Echo, Delta and Charlie live on in JWA with a variety of abilities causing reduced damage. Echo has a precise ability and a cleansing ability, whereas Delta is able to ‘Impact And Run’. These 3 Jurassic World Raptors have a variety of hybrids that they can have their DNA put into creating and/or levelling up (see below).

So, who’s DNA will you be gathering in order to create or level up some hybrids?

Out of these rare creatures and their hybrids, here is a tier list showing their usefulness in PvP battles:


(left to right: most to least useful)

As of Wednesday morning:

Rare Poll Results

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

Strike Events & Trials

Strike Events and Trials are also be Raptor Week themed and can reward the same Common, Rare, and Epic DNA found at Event Supply Drops (with the very rare but possible Legendary).

We have a Spinotahraptor strike on Friday as well as Boost Strikes on Thursday (Attack), Saturday (HP), and Monday (Speed).


Both scent strikes this week will be Raptor(Thursday & Monday) and can draw the following (with one Rare guaranteed) when activated:

  • Deinonychus (Common)
  • Velociraptor (Common)
  • Charlie (Rare)
  • Delta (Rare)
  • Echo (Rare)
  • Utahraptor (Rare)
  • Beta (Epic)
  • Blue (Epic)
  • Dakotaraptor (Epic)
  • Pyroraptor (Epic)
  • Troodon (Epic)

Treasure Chase

We look to be back to the standard treasure chase on Sunday where distance doesn't matter. You can collect up to 25,000 coins through each period (Sunday will run 11am Eastern to 8pm Eastern, then it will reset until 11am Eastern Monday) - this allows 2 total chances at the coins! 

Hybrid Pursuit

The Ankylodactylus pursuit continues with the park spawn, Doedicurus!

Daily Dino & Tournament Info

January continues with the arena seasonal reward of Albertosaurus while Diplodocus is our Daily Dino.

The fourth and final week of Lystrosavis Alliance Championships will be Rare/Epic/Lengdary/Unique All (No Restrictions) Advantage tournament for Argentavis DNA!

January 2023 Exclusive DNA Tournament


  • Creatures
    • Rare
    • Epic
    • Legendary
    • Unique
    • Hybrids
  • Level
    • All creatures are set to default Levels (any)
  • Stat Boosts
    • Enabled
  • Restrictions
    • None
Exclusive DNA Rewards

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Parting Words

When choosing what to dart, it can depend on your player level. So, think about the creatures’ hybrids, working out which hybrid or future hybrids would be a best fit for your team or to help you achieve any goals you may have; how far these hybrids are away from being created for yourself and finally, by looking at ‘creature tier lists’, for example the ‘Popularity’ and ‘Community Rankings’ tier lists.

What a week ahead of us! There will be people out there that have been dreaming of this week for many a reason. We would love you to share with us! Also, with what you plan to dart and why? Join our Discord and get in the discussion today!

And leaving you with that, from Kelly and Luke here at GamePress, thank you for reading!

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About the Author(s)

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.