JWA Weekly Events Jan 26 - Feb 1: Lunar New Year

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Explorers! The early information we were provided last week becomes official as celebrate the start of the Year of the Tiger with a Lunar New Year event. 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

  • Deinocheirus (Global Anytime) (Diloracheirus)
  • Monolophosaurus Gen 2 (Local 4 Anytime) (Monolometrodon>Monolorhino, Scorpius Rex Gen 2>Scorpius Rex Gen 3)
  • 2>Scorpius Rex Gen 3)
  • Sinosauropteryx (Local 3 Anytime) (Sinokotaraptor)

We like Sinosaur the best here with Mono2 a close second. Sinosaur has been around by far the least amount of time, and its hybrid can perform very well in arena. Of course, one look above and you can see how many hybrids use Mono2. It takes a few hundred thousand to finish them all, and Local 4 only comes around every 4 months. Twenty seven is a lot of attempts over two days, so you might even choose to split your attempts over these two. We can not find a reason to spend any on Deino. It is available everywhere, all the time, and its hybrid isn’t really one you need to prioritize at this time.

Featured Creatures: Epics

Friday - Saturday: 9 Attempts

  • Rinchenia (Continental Anytime) (Rinchicyon)
  • Woolly Mammoth (Local 2 Anytime) (Entelemoth>Entelolania, Mammotherium>Mammolania, Tsintamoth)
  • Woolly Rhino (Event Exclusive) (Keratoporcus, Monolorhino)

We lean toward Rhino as your top choice here. However, if you are not located in Asia, Africa, Oceania, or the middle east, we really like Rinchenia for you as well. Rhino is Event Exclusive, and our chances to dart this bouncy beast don’t come around very often. MRhino is a top end game creature, though we are starting to see a decline in usage as better options surface with each update. We do have the opportunity to raid Rinchicyon once a week which does reduce reason to target Rinch. As Mammoth is available in the wild, we can not find a good enough reason to suggest this over your other two options.

Featured Creatures: Legendary / Unique

Sunday: 1 Attempt Each

  • Smilocephalus (Event Exclusive)
  • Smilonemys (Event Exclusive)

We pay homage to the Year of the Tiger with one attempt at each of these cats on Sunday. There is no need to break anything down for you, but do make sure to get out and get both, even if you have both maxed. Now that Ludia has broken the unwritten rule about super hybrids getting hybrids you never know when extra DNA could come in handy!

Featured Creatures: Rares

Monday - Tuesday: 24 Attempts

  • Fukuisaurus (Local 3 Anytime) (Fukuimimus)
  • Oviraptor (Global Short Range) (Ovilophosaurus)
  • Tuojiangosaurus (Global Anytime) (Diorajasaur>Ankylos Lux, Tuoramoloch)
  • Wuerhosaurus (Local 2 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Carnotarkus)

Fukui is definitely the top choice, as it’s only been around the game a week by this time. The others are fairly easily accessible and likely easily filled by DNA requests in your alliance. We can make a case for using some of your attempts on Tijuana despite it being available everywhere, all the time. It already had been responsible for two great hybrids, and now it is required to make the newest fusible Apex. You’re going to need a plethora of this one, and 24 is a lot of attempts over two days. It may be good for your time and sanity to not try to focus on only one choice.

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

Strike Events & Trials

Strike Events & Trials will also be Lunar New Year themed and will reward the same Common, Rare, and Epic DNA found under event drops (with very rare possibility of Legendary in some cases).

We have two dinosaur specific strikes this week, a Spinosaurus strike on Thursday and a Troodon tower on Friday! We've also got the regularly scheduled Boost Strikes on Wednesday (Attack), Sunday (HP), and Tuesday (Speed) as well as an emote strike on Sunday.


We will have Lunar New Year scent towers on both Thursday and Monday. This can draw the same Common, Rare, and Epic creatures found under event drops when activated.

Treasure Chase

We will have a special Treasure Chase on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. One possible collection every hour during the scheduled period can grant you a win up to 8,888 Coins!

Hybrid Pursuit

This week continues the Scorpius Rex Gen 2 pursuit with another round of Carnotaurus!

Daily Dino & Tournament Info

We enter the final week with our daily reward being Compsognathus, and the seasonal reward being the Event Exclusive, Albertosaurus

Scorpius Rex Gen 3 Alliance Championships conclude with another tournament to include an exclusion: a Rare/Epic (All) but none which have a stun ability Advantage tournament for Gorgosaurus DNA!

January 2022 Exclusive DNA Tournament



  • Creatures

    • Rare
    • Epic
    • All
  • Level

    • All creatures are set to default Levels (any)
  • Stat Boosts

    • Enabled
  • Restrictions

    • No Stun Abilities
Exclusive DNA Rewards

Free Cash Link

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Parting Words

Lunar New Year is always a fun event, and it's extra special when it's the Year of the Tiger. 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.