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: 36 Attempts
- Allosaurus (Global Dawn/Dusk/Night) (Allosinosurus>Thoradolosaur)
- Apatosaurus (Global Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Nodopatosaurus>Gigaspikasaur/Nodopatotitan/Stegodeus)
- Dimetrodon Gen 2 (Global Anytime) (Monolometrodon>Monolorhino)
- Tarbosaurus (Global Anytime) (Thoradolosaur, Tarbognathus)
We aren't going to spend time breaking down these Global options over the various ways we can use them. Our main recommendation will be to dart whatever crosses your path, 36 is a lot of attempts over just 2 days.
77% of those who responded to our voting poll are going to dart whatever crosses their path. 18% have their sights on Tarbo, and the rest have pretty small interest. These percentages are as of writing on Tuesday night, please refer to the voting poll channel in our Discord server for updated numbers.
Featured Creatures: Epics
Friday - Saturday: 9 Attempts
- Brachiosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Ardentismaxima)
- Diplodocus (Event Exclusive) (Geminititan)
- Sonorasaurus (Event Exclusive) (Skoonasaurus)
Sonora is your target here if your priority lies with your arena team. Though people are slowly benching Skoona in favor of some newer crushes, it is still very prevalent and very mighty.
As base epics, Diplod is very much your strongest of these 3 for qualifying tournaments (which we have two over the next two weeks). After that, Brachi is also quite strong, and w do not see much for Sonora. With regards to their hybrids, we see them the same as with the Arena - Skoona would be the strongest making Sonora your choice.
All three of the hybrids are used in many raid strategies, so none really would take priority in this facet.
It's always a massive challenge when we're faced with multiple Event Exclusive options. You'll mainly want to evaluate your personal goals here and go for what you feel you need the most. This is also a prime opportunity to split your attempts over multiple options You aren't going wrong with whichever you wind up with.
52% of those who responded to our voting poll are going to seek out Sonora. This is followed by 33% who have their sights on Diplod, 13% who will dart whatever crosses their path, and the other 2% are looking for Brachi. These percentages are as of writing on Tuesday night, please refer to the voting poll channel in our Discord server for updated numbers.
Featured Creatures: Legendaries
Sunday: 3 attempts
- Ardontosaurus (Event Exclusive) (Ardentismaxima, Ardontognathus)
- Gigaspikasaur (Event Exclusive)
- Nodopatotitan (Event Exclusive)
We also won't spend time breaking this rarity down in great depth, as Ardonto is a clear cut winner over the other two.
84% of those who responded to our voting poll are going for Ardonto. This is followed by 11% who will dart whatever crosses their path, 4% who like Gigaspike, and the remaining 1% are all about Notepad. These percentages are as of writing on Tuesday night, please refer to the voting poll channel in our Discord server for updated numbers.
Featured Creatures: Uniques
Sunday: 1 attempt
- Ardentismaxima (Event Exclusive)
- Geminititan (Event Exclusive)
- Skoonasaurus (Event Exclusive)
We touched on these in the Epics section since the base of each is featured there, so please refer to that section if you need assistance with your choice. Regardless of what you choose, don't miss out! Now that the "rules" have been broken and we can be presented with Sper Duper hybrids, it can never hurt to stockpile the extra Unique DNA if you have them all maxed.
60% of those who responded to our voting poll are going to seek out Skoona. This is followed by 23% who have their sights on Gem, 9% who will look for Maxima, and another 9% who will settle for whatever crosses their path. These percentages are as of writing on Tuesday night, please refer to the voting poll channel in our Discord server for updated numbers.
Featured Creatures: Rare
Monday - Tuesday: 18 attempts
- Argentinosaurus (Monday) (Ardontosaurus>Ardentismaxima/Ardontognathus)
- Fukuisaurus (Local 3 Anytime) (Fukuimimus)
- Quetzalcoatlus (Event Exclusive) (Pteraquetzal>Quetzorion)
As things currently stand, Argentina is going to help you with the best Arena creature of the possible hybrids (Ardontognathus). However, Fukuimimus can be a real nuisance to your opponent. If you have access to the other component, Struthomimus, then we can advocate Fukui as your target here. This is a rare situation where the Event Exclusive is kind of the odd one out. Quetz is certainly usable in arena, but we think the others will take you further.
As base rares, Fuikui is the strongest in qualifying tournaments which you maybe had the pleasure of witnessing over the past couple weekends. When considering Legendary hybrids, Fukui takes that cake, though Ardontosaurus doesn't perform super poorly. And with Uniques, we like Ardontognathus over the others.
Argentina is your plan here if you are wanting to beef up your raid squad. Both Ardontosaurus and Ardentismaxima make appearances in commonly used raid strategies. At this time, we really do not see the others.
These are all truly fine choices and don't feel you can go wrong with whichever you choose based on your personal preference and goals.
58% of those who responded to our voting poll fancy the Fukui. This is followed by 26% who are quazy about Quetz, 10% who align with Argentina, and the final 6% who will dart whatever crosses their path. These percentages are as of writing on Tuesday night, please refer to the voting poll channel in our Discord server for updated numbers.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will also be High HP themed and will reward the same Common, Rare, and Epic DNA found at Event Drops. There is a very tiny chance you may be lucky and also receive Legendary in your haul.
We again have two dinosaur specific strikes this week, an Elasmotherium strike on Wednesday, and an Edaphosaurus strike on Friday. We've also got the Boost Strikes on Thursday (Attack), Saturday (HP), and Monday (Speed) with a Badge strike Sunday and an Emote strike Tuesday.
We have a basic scent strike on Monday, and prior to that will be a very appropriate Sauripodae scent on Thursday. This scent can draw the following creatures when activated:
- Apatosaurus (Common)
- Amargasaurus (Rare)
- Argentinosaurus (Rare)
- Giraffatitan (Rare)
- Brachiosaurus (Epic)
- Diplodocus (Epic)
We are back to our standard treasure chase, where we have the opportunity to open chests each hour to collect up to 25,000 total coins. These chests also reset at 8pm Eastern, providing another opportunity to acquire 25,000 coins by 11am Eastern Monday.
This week continues the Indotaurus pursuit with the Tyrannosaurus Rex Gen 2!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
The May season continues with Ailurarctos as our Seasonal Arena Reward and Bumpy as our Daily Dino.
The third week of the Albertospinos AC will be a Rare and Epic (All) Balanced Team Rules Skills Tournament for BOOOOOSTS!
May 2022 Stat Boost Tournament
- All creatures are set to Tournament Level (26)
- Balanced Team Rules (4 Rare and 4 Epic Only)
Mortem Rex Raid Information
Continued by popular demand, the Mortem Rex Raid will be sticking around on Sundays from May 4th 11:00 AM ET to June 1st 11:00 AM ET. This allows more time for us to level up the Death King!
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We love High HP week for opportunity at a lot of hard to acquire DNA! When we analyze an make our suggestions, we tend to favor the "end game" but understand not everyone is quite there. Come join our Discord server and talk through where you are and what your goals are with our thousands of members. While you're there, let us know what you plan to dart and why!